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Fred DeCicco
Charter Member
Real Estate Law

225 Broadway # 1420, New York, NY 10007, USA

 

Fred DeCicco is partner and head of the real estate / commercial law department at Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP. Mr. DeCicco graduated cum laude from New York University College of Arts and Sciences in 1981. He received his law degree from Fordham Law School in 1984. In law school, he was Associate Editor for The Fordham University Law Review. Mr. DeCicco is a member of the American Bar Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He has represented coop and condo Boards, developers, and owners of major office and commercial buildings in Manhattan, and the metropolitan area. Mr. DeCicco has vast experience in all aspects of real estate / commercial law, including commercial & office leasing, business acquisition & investments, partnership agreements, joint ventures & other business contracts. He also routinely handles partnership, venture, co-ownership and trust agreements for his clients. He is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.

Justin DeCrescente
Featured Lawyer
Real Estate Law

600 Sylvan Ave, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632, USA

 

Stephen Z. Deinlein
Charter Member
Real Estate Law

4685 Millennium Drive, Belcamp, MD 21017

 

Mr. Deinlein received his Bachelor's Degree from Towson University, his Master's Degree from the University of Baltimore, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He is currently employed with The Robinson Law Firm, LLC where he focuses on transactional, business, and real estate law matters. Mr. Deinlein is admitted to practice in the Court of Appeals of Maryland, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

Michele Diglio-Benkiran
Charter Member
Real Estate Law

13330 W. Colonial Dr., Ste. 110, Winter Garden, FL 34787

 

Michele Diglio-Benkiran grew up in an entrepreneurial family where she learned business fundamentals at a very early age. Over the years Mrs. Diglio-Benkiran owned several thriving businesses including a multi-million dollar manufacturing business, a shelving distribution company and a full-service hair salon. As such, Mrs. Diglio-Benkiran understands the fundamentals of successful business practices. Mrs. Diglio-Benkiran incorporates this “hands-on” business knowledge and experience when counseling her business clients. Mrs. Diglio-Benkiran understands, implements and counsels on the principals of “deal making” and not “deal breaking.” Michele Diglio-Benkiran has represented businesses in several aspects of business law including but not limited to collections, corporate formation, joint ventures, contract drafting, arbitration, mediation, litigation, copyrights, trademarks, employer related matters, corporate compliance, business insurance audits, and workers compensation claims

G. Douglas Dillard
Charter Member
Real Estate Law

1230 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA

 

Doug Dillard is one of Georgia’s most accomplished zoning and land use attorneys. He has helped clients for more than four decades resolve matters involving zoning, planning, land use, local government law, annexation and land use litigation. His experience with land use issues include complex zoning changes, special use permit applications, site plan reviews, subdivisions, easements, covenants, litigation and appeals. Doug has litigated and won many of the landmark zoning cases decided by the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. He also has worked proactively with local government officials, civic associations and business organizations to draft ordinances, statutes and local legislation as it affects land use. Doug actively promotes land development approval processes and regulations that support green building, affordable housing, and smart growth principles. He has served on the Mixed Income Communities Initiative for the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership to promote, create and preserve mixed-income communities in the greater Atlanta Region. Best Lawyers’ included Doug in its Georgia Best Lawyers list for 2016 – 2018 and named him Lawyer of the Year for Land Use Litigation in 2014 and 2018. His peers included him in the Georgia Top Lawyers list for 2016, which was published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Martindale-Hubbell awarded him the highest preeminent rating, and from 2012 -2018 named him a Georgia Top Rated Lawyer for Zoning, Planning and Land Use. Doug is currently listed in the Best Lawyers in Georgia as published in the Wall Street Journal. Before joining Pursley Friese Torgrimson as a partner in 2015, Doug served as a partner with Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco. Previously, he practiced with Dillard & Galloway, LLC for 14 years, and formerly with Peterson Dillard Young Self Asselin and Powell. He is a co-author of Zoning and Land Use in Georgia, a reference book for Georgia’s zoning and land use laws, and the only book of its kind in Georgia. Publications featuring his legal articles include Georgia State University Law Review, The Atlanta Lawyer and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. The Journal of Applied Real Estate Analysis includes him on their Editorial Advisory Board. Doug served as a guest lecturer at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University, Florida State University, the University of Georgia, Georgia State and the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He also served as an instructor for the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association, the Georgia Bar Association, the National Business Institute, the Georgia Real Estate Institute, the Dixie Land Title Association, Lorman Education Services and Law Seminars International. He is affiliated with many legal, real estate and civic organizations. Previously he served on the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Disciplinary Board of the State Bar of Georgia and the Board of the Atlanta Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. In the Atlanta community, Doug has participated in Leadership Georgia and the Regional Leadership Institute, and served as the Chairperson of Leadership DeKalb. He is a past member of the Board of Trustees of Furman University, Chairman of the Board of Visitors for the Walter F. George School of Law Mercer University, and Treasurer, Board Member and Chair of the Council for Quality Growth. A champion of smart growth and religious freedom, Doug has fought to protect the rights of mosques and other houses of worship seeking to locate in areas where to best serve the needs of members. The New York native also is a strong supporter of the urban farming movement. His family operated one of the largest organic farms in North Georgia.