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Accountant – RSM US LLP

Gail E. Bass
Accountant – RSM US LLP
1185 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036-2602
(212) 372-1353
gail.bass@mcgladrey.com
www.mcgladrey.com

Anna Feldberg is a matrimonial/family law attorney (admitted in NY and NJ). She is an associate at Peter L. Cedeno & Associates, P.C., a boutique matrimonial/family law firm in lower Manhattan serving all five boroughs plus Westchester, Rockland, and Nassau counties. The firm has ~50 years’ combined experience handling high net worth divorces, prenups, and all family court actions such as custody, visitation, child support, family offense petitions, and adoptions. Their website is www.nyc-divorces.com.
Anna graduated from Northwestern University in 2012 and from Cardozo Law School in May 2016. While at Cardozo, Anna focused her studies on divorce and family law; she participated in the highly selective Divorce Mediation Clinic; volunteered with the Bronx Supreme Court’s Uncontested Divorce Project; and interned with (former) Judge Patricia Henry in the Kings County Integrated Domestic Violence part.
Anna is an avid kickboxer, runner, baker, and traveler. She loves to do DIY projects, learn languages, and attend networking events. She also loves her black lab-pitbull Stanley and her husband Ben.

 

David Binson
Attorney: Personal Injury

David E. Binson. Esq.
Attorney, Personal Injury Law

David Binson is a personal injury attorney representing injured parties in various personal injury litigation matters including motor vehicle accidents, slip or trip and falls and other premises liability cases, and workers injured in construction site accidents. David graduated from Brooklyn College CUNY in 2003 with a business  management and finance degree, and graduated from Fordham University School of Law in 2007.  He has been practicing personal injury law since he was admitted to the bar in 2008. He had previously worked for Boris Kogan and Associates as a personal injury litigator.

David E. Binson. Esq.
Law Office of David Binson
1206 Avenue J, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11230
(917) 386-3071
(212) 257-7032
dbinson@binsonlaw.com

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Psychotherapist

Mary Caldwell, LCSW

189 East 2nd Street
New York, NY 10009
Tel: 917-774-6388
Email: marycaldwelllcsw@gmail.com

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Real Estate Lawyer – Schwartz, Levine & Kaplan, PLLC
Jason A. Deck, Esq.
Schwartz, Levine & Kaplan, PLLC
Jason is a real estate lawyer who focuses on representing buyers, sellers and lenders in connection with residential transactions in New York City, Long Island, Westchester and the surrounding areas. Jason graduated from The University of South Florida in 2008 with a degree in Business Management, and graduated from Nova Southeastern University – Shepard Broad Law Center in 2013. While in law school, Jason gained valuable experience interning for a circuit civil judge where he reviewed motions, prepared summaries of legal arguments, and assisted in preparation of court rulings.

Jason is originally from New Jersey and enjoys spending time with his family and playing recreational sports around Manhattan.

Jason A. Deck, Esq.
Schwartz, Levine & Kaplan, PLLC
7 Penn Plaza, Suite 210
New York, NY 10001
(646) 518-7273 ext. 107
Adam Fischel
Manhattan Rental Agent
Adam Fischel
Manhattan Rental Agent
Adam was born and has lived in New York City for his entire life. Having grown up in Manhattan and continuing the tradition with his newborn son, he possesses unparalleled insight on the landscape of New York City to find the perfect home for his clients.
Having toured the world as a professional musician, performing on TV with 80’s pop stars to Broadway shows, Adam also brings his international knowledge of the real estate market to his clients. This experience makes him empathetic and persistent in working to find the right home that his buyer or renter is looking for. Adam’s top priority is client service and product knowledge, which is especially important in the vast and vibrant Manhattan real estate market. He is proud to be part of Citi Habitats, and believes that: “Teamwork divides the task and multiplies success.”
“If you are your authentic self, you have no competition,” is his philosophy. Please call or email Adam with any questions about the market: 917.282.0293, or afischel@citihabitats.com. He looks forward to being of assistance in your search.
Adam Fischel
Manhattan Rental Agent
917.282.0293
afischel@citihabitats.com
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Financial Services Representative

William Fischer, CFP®
Insurance – Life & Health/ Benefits
METLIFE Financial Group of New York
212-578-6762
wfischer@metlife.com

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Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Brian Giambalvo
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Recognized by his community as a TOP-PRODUCING AGENT IN NEW YORK, Brian Giambalvo is a Park Slope resident representing clients in all five boroughs. Coming from a career of over a decade in professional development at Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, & Morgan Stanley, Brian is akin to the fast-paced market that is NYC. The consummate professional, Brian is adept at providing excellence in all facets of brokerage. He devotes his time and energy to the needs of others from the moment a relationship starts to the completion of the transaction. His exemplary knowledge, discretion, and attention to every detail consistently produces positive results for everyone at the closing table.

Brian continuously demonstrates a priority to providing his clients with maximum data and minimum stress during the course of a deal, resulting in knowledgeable decisions making for favorable outcomes that always satisfy his clients. Regardless the dollar amount involved in the transaction, Brian is fully committed to executing the best deal for his residential and investment clients. Brian’s extensive knowledge of neighborhoods, inventory, building requirements, comparative analysis, negotiation skills, and transaction management set him apart as a leading buyer’s agent. Accurate property valuation, showcasing properties in his signature style with attention to detail, using the highest quality photography and floor plan designs, creative marketing and display to achieve the best results for any sale make Brian a leading listing agent in the market.

Originally from Chicago, Brian graduated from Marquette University with a degree in Computer Science. With his midwestern charm, Brian represents clients on a global scale who are mainly referred by previous clients which truly exemplifies his position as a highly regarded and talented agent in New York.

Brian Giambalvo
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
The Corcoran Group
718.765.3856 Desk
212.230.7367 Fax
646.924.6439 Cell
Brian.Giambalvo@corcoran.com
125 7th Avenue
Brooklyn NY, 11215

Kwanele Mpanza
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Kwanele Mpanza
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

A South African national, Kwanele Mpanza worked as a Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility Manager across Southern and East Africa for over 10 years. He relocated to NYC from Johannesburg with his family and now happily resides in Park Slope, Brooklyn, selling real estate in his hometown community. His diverse experiences have made Kwanele highly skilled in facilitating meaningful engagements that create shared value for multiple parties. His interaction approach is based on understanding of his customer’s intrinsic needs, and matching them with opportunities that align and satisfy them. By being a trusted advisor, Kwanele’s goal is to guide people through important life transitions such as buying or selling a home with total support and confidence. Kwanele holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. His background has involved integrated marketing, communications, new business development, brand strategy, consumer trend analysis, strategic planning, client services, account and project management, customer relationship management, and sustainability.Prior to joining The Corcoran Group, Kwanele’s career was focused on implementing impactful marketing and corporate citizenship initiatives throughout South Africa in the ICT and power/energy infrastructure sectors. His extreme level of professionalism and dedication to customer services is consistent, whilst underlined by sound values and ethics.

Kwanele Mpanza
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

The Corcoran Group
d: 718.499.3700
f: 212.230.7595
m: 347.615.2201
Kwanele.Mpanza@corcoran.com
125 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn NY, 11215
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Senior Managing Director

Matthew Greenblatt, CPA/CFF, CFE
Forensic Accountant / Expert Witness

Matthew Greenblatt is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in New York. Matt has extensive experience in forensic accounting and internal investigations, auditing and accounting matters, litigation consulting, and advising troubled companies. Matt has conducted multiple forensic investigations and has advised on cases involving various types of fraudulent activity, including several large Ponzi schemes; and additional expertise with matters involving arbitration and mediation; bankruptcy reorganization; claims management; contract disputes; damages; fraud and fraudulent conveyance; solvency and insolvency; trustee and examiner issues, and valuation. Matt regularly speaks on panels in the area of forensic accounting and investigations and is an adjunct professor within the Forensic Accounting Program of New York University’s Finance, Law and Taxation Program of NYU’s School of Continuing Studies. Matt holds a B.S. in accounting from Lehigh University and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner, and is Certified in Financial Forensics.

Matthew Greenblatt, CPA/CFF, CFE
Senior Managing Director
FTI Consulting
3 Times Square
11th Floor
New York, NY 10036
(212) 841-9375 direct
(917) 232-8499 mobile
matt.greenblatt@fticonsulting. com

 

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Personal Stylist

Juliet Ragaishis
Personal Stylist

Juliet Ragaishis is a Senior Managing Partner and Certified Personal Stylist with J.Hilburn Luxury Menswear.  J.Hilburn is a direct to consumer clothier with fabrics sourced from the finest makers in the world. The garments are delivered to the client at a value that is impossible for the traditional retailer to match.

Juliet is a also a J.Hilburn team manager with stylists covering Manhattan, the greater northeast and the midwest. Her annual team sales are projected to exceed $1 million in 2016 and her personal sales for the year will exceed $100,000. As a top leader for J.Hilburn nationwide, she focuses on creating a successful environment for her team and upcoming potential leaders. Juliet also serves on the J.Hilburn NYC leadership committee responsible for operating the first and only J.Hilburn showroom.

Prior to J.Hilburn, Juliet was Director of Conferences and Special Events and Vice President of Marketing with Ambac Assurance Corporation. In this role she managed trade shows, client signature events, conferences, and corporate branding.

Juliet graduated from the University of Vermont with a BS in Dietetics and Certificate in Meeting Management. Juliet lives in Manhattan with her husband and three children. She maintains an active role in each child’s PTA and is currently the PTA president at East Side Middle School.

Juliet Ragaishis
Senior Managing Partner
J.Hilburn Luxury Menswear
Phone: (917) 887-7708
juliet.ragaishis@jhilburnpartner.com
www.julietragaishis.jhilburn.com

 

Eelena Ravich
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Elena Ravich
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Savvy, trustworthy and responsible, Elena Ravich possesses essential professional qualities that attract her customers and lay the foundation for long-term advisory relations. She not only consistently demonstrates these abilities, but brings a wealth of knowledge and advanced negotiating skills to each real estate transaction – a combination that assures a win-win for every client.

Elena is a one-step real estate resource whether you are selling, buying, renting or investing. As a practicing lawyer, she exhibits a high level of understanding and is able to educate and reassure clients regarding legal issues related to their purchase. Holding client privacy and confidentiality as a primary concern, she consistently provides seamless and thorough customer service. Also as a former real estate underwriter, Elena thrives on ensuring that the numbers work comfortably for every client by providing detailed comparable analysis and market statistics, explained in understandable terms, and a full picture of how real estate can enhance one’s financial future.

Clients who’ve retained Elena’s services to sell their properties or to find new homes and investments have noted their “incredible experience” with her, going on to say that, “Elena is reliable, highly intelligent, and knows how to get the best results for her clients.” She has helped local New Yorkers and clients from other countries find perfect apartments, handling every detail from A to Z.

Originally from Moscow and fluent in the Russian language, Elena holds a Master’s degree in Real Estate Finance and Investments from New York University, LLM Degree from Case Western Reserve University, and a JD Equivalent Degree from the Moscow State University. In 2004 she started her first real estate brokerage company specialized in commercial real estate in Brooklyn. Elena and her agents sold and rented office, retail and multi-family properties, and forged strong relationships with sellers, buyers, tenants and local developers. She subsequently founded Rakita Realty, which concentrated in Manhattan residential sales. Prior to becoming a real estate broker, Elena developed professionally as mergers and acquisitions attorney with several large international firms for 10 years structuring and navigating through complex international transactions. Elena is an active supporter of Central Park Conservancy and a volunteer for New York Cares. She enjoys West Coast Swing, Lindy dancing and Bikram Yoga in her spare time, and has called the Hell’s Kitchen/Columbus Circle area home for 12 years.

Elena Ravich
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
T 212.685.7777
M 646.593.7207
F 917.262.7045
eravich@citihabitats.com

Daniel J. Reiter
ESQ.

Daniel J. Reiter is an attorney admitted to practice in New York. Mr. Reiter focuses in the areas of estate litigation and Surrogate’s Court practice. He also routinely handles guardianship matters and estate planning.

Prior to establishing his own practice, Mr. Reiter worked as an associate for a distinguished century-old Staten Island law firm, where he handled a variety of matters in Surrogate’s Court, including will contests, turnover proceedings, contested accounting proceedings, and creditors’ claims against estates. During law school, Mr. Reiter interned in Richmond County Surrogate’s Court, where he played a leading role in drafting a judicial decision regarding a guardianship dispute.

Prior to his career as an attorney, Mr. Reiter worked as a political reporter for Politicker.com, providing political coverage from the floors of the 2008 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Following his departure, he was lauded as an “omnipresent” reporter by the Baltimore Sun.

Mr. Reiter, a South Florida native, currently lives in Manhattan, New York and practices throughout the state.

DANIEL J. REITER, ESQ.
43 West 43rd Street, Suite 170
New York, New York 10036
Telephone: (646) 820-4011
Facsimile: (646) 774-0426
Email: djr@djrattorney.com
www.djrattorney.com

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Property & Casualty Insurance – Stern Agency

Ryan Robbins
Property & Casualty Insurance
Stern Agency

Ryan Robbins is the Vice President, and a licensed Property and Casualty Insurance broker at the Stern Agency. He is able to place coverage for personal and commercial lines insurance. Examples of the types of policies he can write are homeowners or renters, personal and commercial auto, liability, property, business owners, workers compensation, short term disability, errors and omissions, directors and officers, and many more. Ryan has access to hundreds of carriers to insure the client they are getting the best rates, for the proper coverage. Anyone can try and sell you on price, but Ryan takes pride in being a coverage broker first, because what’s the point of paying for insurance if you won’t be covered in the time of a claim? 
Ryan came into his uncles 35 year family business straight out of college in 2012. He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Administration from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and a minor in Business Administration from the Kelley School of Business. Ryan is an avid sports lover. He is a Giants season ticket holder and plays recreational sports throughout Manhattan.

Ryan Robbins
Property & Casualty Insurance
Stern Agency
10 E 23rd St.  Ste 210
New York, NY 10010

D: (646) 438-9826
F: (646) 454-0290
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Information Technology - TristateIT, Inc

AdamTristate IT, Inc. President Adam Satcowitz counsels small and medium-size businesses on solutions to maximize computer investments and prevent costly data loss and downtime. For more than twelve years, Satcowitz has been building long-term relationships with clients by effectively translating business requirements into practical and appropriate technology decisions and by providing expert support with a soft touch.

Satcowitz founded the Manhattan based company in 2006. Previously, Satcowitz served for five years as a principal at Plan B Technologies, Inc., a company focused on a similar marketplace.

For more information, visit TristateIT.net or call 212-245-TECH.

Phone: 212-245-8324

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Michael Tannen
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Michael Tannen
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
The Corcoran Group

A Brooklyn native who has called Park Slope home for more than thirty years, Michael Tannen is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable agent who uses his lifelong New Yorker status combined with more than two decades of experience in finance and administration to the constant benefit of clients in a variety of ways. As a New Yorker for over 40 years with extensive firsthand knowledge of the real estate industry, Michael understands the unique perspective of buyers and tenants as well as owners. His personal real estate industry experience has included buying and selling multiple properties throughout Brooklyn and the Hamptons, as well as managing the complete gut renovation of a Brooklyn brownstone. As a result of his deep familiarity with multiple parts of the process, he is in the perfect position to serve as a true advocate for his buyers, sellers, and renters at every stage of the real estate transaction.

In addition, Michael’s sales experience and knowledge of financing and complex transactions have given him the business acumen and overall depth of knowledge that is crucial to negotiating deals and handling the nuances of contracts on his clients’ behalves. At Corcoran, Michael focuses on purchases, sales and rentals in both Brooklyn and the Hamptons.

Prior to his roles in real estate and finance, Michael spent five years managing political campaigns for key New York elected officials. The experience equipped him with strong communication and managerial skills that translate into smooth, seamless transactions and attentive personal service for his current clients.

Michael attended both Indiana University and the City University of New York. Outside of work, he is a volunteer and “Winter Warrior” with Habitat for Humanity, doing critical home repair. In his spare time Michael enjoys traveling, gardening, and spending time with his family. He is also an avid tennis player and cyclist. He raised funds for charity by riding his bicycle from Boston to New York twice (over 300 miles), and from San Francisco to Los Angeles (450 miles). He currently lives in Park Slope with his wife, 12-year-old daughter, two cats and a dog.

Michael Tannen
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
The Corcoran Group
125 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn NY, 11215
m: 718.724.3935
o: 718.499.3700
Michael.Tannen@corcoran.com

Judy Zucker
Mortgage Banker – FM Home Loans

Judy Zucker
Mortgage Banker
FM Home Loans

My name is Judy Zucker and I am a loan originator for First Meridian Mortgage. We are a NYC based residential lender that specializes in 1-4 family, condo and co-op loans. We also provide loans for mixed-use and small commercial properties. I have been in the mortgage field for over ten years, with most of my experience on the back-end. I have the underwriting knowledge to get loans closed. My favorite kind of borrower is a first-time homebuyer because I love having the opportunity to teach potential clients about the process, and help guide them when going through what might otherwise be a very harrowing process. FMM underwrites and closes their loans in-house, and our turn-around time is top notch. We also have the ability to broker out more specialized types of loans, including foreign nationals, non-warrantable condos and co-ops and super-jumbo loan amounts. If you, or anyone you know is looking for an honest loan officer and exceptional service while not compromising on products or rate, send them to me!

Judy Zucker
Mortgage Banker
FM Home Loans
2329 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Direct: 718.732.0333
Cell: 917.647.8668
Fax: 718.732.0989