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About me

I am a partner at LaMonica Herbst & Maniscalco, LLP (the “Firm”).   I joined the Firm as an associate in March 2004 and was made partner in March 2007.


During law school graduated law school, I clerked at the Massachusetts Superior Court, assisted in the denaturalization and deportation of Nazi war criminals residing in the United States while serving at the Department of Justice Office of Special Investigations, litigated numerous criminal cases as a public defender in New Mexico, and worked on a variety of contract, copyright, trademark, and communications issues at National Public Radio's Office of the General Counsel.


After graduation from law school, I worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Nassau County for nearly four years, prosecuting a variety of petty and felony crimes.  Prior to joining the Firm, I worked at the Law Offices of David J. Sutton, P.C., as an associate, where my primary areas of practice were general and commercial litigation.


I am admitted to practice before the courts of the State of New York, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Bankruptcy: 30%
  3. Chapter 7: 10%
  4. Construction: 5%
  5. Other: 15%
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Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

LaMonica Herbst & Maniscalco, LLP

3305 Jerusalem Avenue
Suite 201
Wantagh, NY, 11793


NYCurrently registered 199803/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
"Focus" Editor for Bankruptcy Themed Issue of the Nassau LawyerNassau County Bar Association2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaMonica Herbst & Maniscalco, LLP2004 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of David J. Sutton2001 - 2004
Assistant District AttorneyNassau County Office of the District Attorney1998 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar Association, Business Law Section, Bankruptcy Law CommitteeMember2012 - Present
Nassau County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law CommitteeChair2010 - 2012
Nassau County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law CommitteeVice Chair2009 - 2010
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2008 - Present
Nassau County Bar Association, Mortgage Foreclosure Task ForceMember2008 - Present
New York State Academy of Trial LawyersMember2007 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Committee on Civil Practice Law and RulesMember2006 - 2009
Nassau County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - 2004
Former District Attorneys’ Association of Nassau CountyMember2002 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Barnard v. EE I Residence Trust (In re Ellenhorn)Decision in favor of the Plaintiff.
Barnard v. Kumar (In re Verma)Judgment for the Plaintiff.
Mendelsohn v. Jacobowitz (In re Jacobs)Summary judgment in favor of Plaintiff.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
American UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Debt Collection and Enforcement of Judgments (June 26, 2014)Judgment Enforcement2014
Moderator (October 3, 2011)The Impact of Stern v. Marshall2011
Moderator (July 25, 2011)Business Bankruptcy Dos and Don'ts2011
Moderator (November 15, 2010)Bankruptcy Roundtable 20102010
Collections and the Enforcement of Money Judgments (November 9, 2010)Judgment Enforcement2010
Mortgage Forclosure Task ForceBankruptcy: One Way to Avoid Foreclosure2008
Foreclosure SeminarTools in Bankruptcy to Prevent Foreclosure.2008