Commercial litigation attorney representing small businesses in transactions and court cases; successful foreclosure defense attorney having a number of foreclosure cases not only dismissed but getting the mortgages canceled of record (see case decisions tab).  Representing property owners with respect to various real estate issues such as boundary line disputes, encroachments, adverse possession, and easement issues.  Also handles collection work.


Richard A. Rosenzweig, Esq. P.C. (solo practitioner)
Continuing commercial litigation, business transactions, as well as foreclosures for private lenders and defense work for property owners; property disputes; corporate litigation and real estate and environmental law. Making litigation affordable and practical for clients.

Crawford & Bringslid Attorneys as Law PC (of counsel) 2014 to 2015
Representing clients in real estate litigation, including foreclosure prosecution and defense; corporate litigation; and commercial litigation.

Wenig Saltiel LLP
Senior Associate
Representing clients in real estate litigation, including foreclosure prosecution and defense; corporate litigation; and commercial litigation. 2013 – 2014

Menicucci Villa & Associates, Staten Island, NY 2002- 2013
Senior Associate
Represent corporate and private clients in banking, banking litigation, commercial leases and transactions, uniform commercial code matters (Articles 3, 4 and 9), real estate litigation, environmental matters, foreclosures, title claims, collections and other commercial litigation; include pleadings, motions, discovery, trials and appellate work.

Hall & Hall, Staten Island, NY 1996-2002
Associate Attorney
Acted as General Counsel to Staten Island Savings Bank and outside counsel to Banco Popular North America

  • Handled foreclosures, uniform commercial code (Articles 3, 4 and 9), compliance and regulatory issues, corporate matters, commercial contracts, enforcement of judgments (i.e. levies, subpoenas, restraining notices).
  • Responded to wide array of “floor questions”.
  • Conducted business/contract negotiations, and general commercial litigation from pleadings to trials and appeals.

Holzka, Donahue & Nerlino, Staten Island, NY 1993-1995
Associate Attorney: General Counsel to Gateway State Bank

Handled corporate and business contract review and negotiations; litigated in the areas of banking, foreclosures, commercial paper, uniform commercial code (articles 3, 4 and 9), and business disputes.

Johnson & Langworthy, Staten Island, NY, Associate Attorney 1995

Deutsch & Frey, New York, NY, Associate Attorney, 1990-1993
Represented corporate and commercial clients in State and Federal Court, regarding RICO claims, securities fraud, officer and director liability, accountant malpractice and business disputes.


Pace University School of Law, White Plains, NY, Juris Doctor, 1990 (Deans List)
State University of New York—Oneonta, Oneonta, NY, Bachelor of Arts, 1981


“Stopping Payment on Bank Checks” N.Y. Law Journal, page 1, January 2001


Small Claims Arbitrator (2009 Arbitrator of the Year)
Volunteer Lawyer Project


Richmond County Bar Association (Chairman of Ethics Committee)
Business Network International
Staten Island Chamber of Commerce
Staten Island Trial Lawyers Association


New York State, SDNY, EDNY


Stopping Payment on Bank Checks, New York Law Journal, January 2002


Martindale-Hubbell Rating – “AV”
Arbitrator of the Year – Richmond County 2009