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Massimo Paternoster

Massimo Paternoster

Practice areas:

Business, International Law, Tax

About Me

I am an attorney, dual admitted to practice law, in Italy and in New York.

Due to my qualifications and diverse background, I successfully assist clients (individuals, small businesses and corporations) in Europe and in the U.S., on legal and tax matters relevant to business and international trade. 

Passion, commitment and professionalism are the means I use in my cases to aim at the best possible result.


I am also a dedicated professional who gives back to the community by contributing monthly hours for pro-bono legal representation.



Languages Spoken: Italian, English

Photos and Videos

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2011

  1. Business: 34%
    14 years
  2. Tax: 33%
    14 years
  3. International Law: 33%
    14 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

49 total 

  • Dmitriy Shakhnevich

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Dmitriy Shakhnevich Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Everett S. Carbajal

    I highly endorse this lawyer without reservation. Massimo and I are both members of the same committee at the New York City Bar Association, and I've been honored to have a first-hand opportunity to appreciate his broad and deep legal knowledge and experience, not just of New York law, but international law as well.


    Everett Carbajal Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

420 5th Avenue
26th Floor
New York, NY, 10018



NYCurrently registered 201103/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Manager Global Indirect TaxExpedia, Inc.2013 - 2014
PrincipalMassimo Paternoster, Esq.2011 - Present
CounselMediterranean Shipping Company (USA) Inc.2010 - 2013
AssociatePricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP2007 - 2009
Visiting AttorneyMediterranean Shipping Co. (USA)2006 - 2007
AssociateStudio Tributario & Societario, Milan2004 - 2006
VAT ConsultantStudio Portale, Lecco2003 - 2004
AssociateKLegal, Milan2001 - 2003


Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
New York City Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Small Claims Courtcase dismissed
Federal Maritime Commissioncase dismissed

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fordham University School of LawCorporateLL.M - Master of Laws2010
InforTaxationMaster of Laws2001
La SapienzaBankruptcyLaw1998

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
International VAT ConferenceValue Added Tax2004
International VAT ConferenceValue Added Tax2003