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Joseph S. Scarmato, Esq.
                                                         Joseph S. Scarmato, Esq.


        Joseph S. Scarmato is an attorney in private practice with over 35 years of hands on experience representing real estate developers and property owners and managers in the New York Metropolitan Area.  He has held the positions of both Project Manager and General  Counsel with several prominent developers and is skilled at negotiating, drafting and closing complex commercial transactions.  Over the course of his career, he has participated in the development of both residential and commercial projects ranging from the redevelopment of inner city tenements to the construction and leasing of major shopping centers.  In addition, Mr. Scarmato brings the added experience of having personally managed his own development company focused on new residential tract homes and condominiums. He prides himself on understanding his client’s needs, providing highly personalized service and being fully accessible to his clients, working closely with them throughout  the development process and functioning as an integral component in the client’s business team

Specialties:  Mr. Scarmato specializes in land and building acquisition, zoning and planning, government agency relations and regulatory compliance, financing, construction and contractor relations, office, industrial and retail leasing and property management.  In addition to his property development expertise, Mr. Scarmato also specializes in all aspects of condominium and co-op law including new condominium formation, conversions, management and board consulting.  He has authored over 50 offering plans throughout the New York Metropolitan Area and in particular has developed one of the largest condominium practices in Rockland and Orange Counties.

Mr. Scarmato may also be contacted by e-mail at jscarmato@scarmatolaw.com.                                    


David M. Ascher, Esq.
                                                         David M. Ascher, Esq.


        Prior to Scarmato & Associates, Mr. Ascher served as an Assistant District Attorney in Rockland County. Now he represents commercial clients and developers in claims against municipalities in New York. He also represents corporate clients and developers before municipal zoning and planning boards throughout the New York metropolitan area. A substantial part of his work has been in residential and commercial real estate law and transactions. Mr. Ascher also practices criminal defense law in federal and state courts. In addition, he currently acts as a special prosecutor in numerous Rockland County municipalities. 

• Real estate law
• Zoning issues
• Criminal defense
• Real estate transactions

• New York, 2003

• J.D., Pace University School of Law, 2002                  

Mr. Ascher may also be contacted by e-mail at dascher@scarmatolaw.com.