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Michael J. Catalfimo represents a diverse group of businesses and individuals in complex civil litigation and transactional matters involving Real Property Law, Creditors Rights, Business Law, Family Law, Trusts and Estates Law, Municipal Law, and Health Care Law.  He is a Managing Director and the Chief Operating Officer of the Albany, New York law firm of Carter, Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney & Laird, P.C.  


Mr. Catalfimo received his Juris Doctor Degree (Magna Cum Laude) from Boston College Law School in 1985, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif National Legal Honor Society and received the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Medal For Excellence in Advocacy and Outstanding Trial Advocacy.  He earned his undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Arts with All College Honors) in Government from Skidmore College in 1982. While at Skidmore, he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society and the Periclean Honor Society.


Mr. Catalfimo is admitted to the Bars of the State, Federal and Bankruptcy Courts of New York and Massachusetts.  He is an active member of numerous professional associations, including the American and New York State Bar Associations, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the American Legal and Financial Network and the Business Litigation Practice Group of the American Law Firm Association.


Mr. Catalfimo is the current Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Legal and Financial Network, the largest network of mortgage loan servicing attorneys and professionals in the country.  He is also the past president of both the Washington County Bar Association and the Federation of Bar Associations of the Fourth Judicial District, and is a former adjunct professor of business law at Skidmore College.


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Practice areas


  1. Foreclosure: 25%
    28 years
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 20%
    28 years
  3. Real Estate: 15%
    31 years
  4. Estate Planning: 15%
    31 years
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 



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Contact info

Carter, Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney and Laird, P.C.

20 Corporate Woods Boulevard
Albany, NY, 12211

Capital District ADR, LLC

20 Corporate Woods Blvd
Albany, NY, 12211



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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Medal for Excellence in AdvocacyAmerican College of Trial Lawyers, Mock Trial Competition1985
Elected to MembershipOrder of the Coif National Legal Honor Society1985
Elected to MembershipPhi Beta Kappa National Honor Society1982
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing Director and Chief Operating OfficerCarter, Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney and Laird, P.C.2011 - Present
Shareholder and DirectorCarter, Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney and Laird, P.C.2006 - Present
PartnerCatalfimo & Catalfimo, LLP1993 - 2006
Adjunct Professor, Business LawSkidmore College1991 - 1992
PartnerCatalfimo & Bulger1988 - 1993
AssociateLaw Offices of James A. Catalfimo1986 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Capital District ADR, LLCMediator2013 - Present
Washington County Bar AssociationChairman, Continuing Legal Education Committee2012 - Present
American Legal and Financial NetworkChairman, Board of Directors2012 - Present
American Legal and Financial NetworkMember, Board of Directors2011 - Present
Federation of Bar Associations, Fourth Judicial DistrictPast-President2007 - 2009
ALFA International - The Global Legal NetworkMember, Business Litigation Steering Committee2006 - Present
American Legal and Financial NetworkMember2006 - Present
Washington County Bar AssociationPast President1986 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMemberN/A
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Nelson v. Lundy, 298 A.D.2d 689 (3rd Dept. 2002)Plaintiff's complaint dismissed.
Green Tree Financial Servicing Corp. v. Lewis, 280 A.D.2d 642 (2nd Dept. 2001)Judgment of Foreclosure granted to Plaintiff
Green Tree Financial Servicing Corp. v. Lewis, 280 A.D.2d 642 (2nd Dept. 2001)Judgment of Foreclosure granted to Plaintiff
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Publication nameTitleDate
Law Practice Today (ABA)Pressing Issues Facing Law Firm Leaders - A Roundtable Discussion2012
National Business Institute SeminarForeclosure: Step-By-Step Through The Procedures2011
National Business Institute SeminarAdvanced Foreclosure Issues and Foreclosure Ethics2011
Boundary Issues: Resolving Client Conflicts (N.B.I.)Dealing With Unwritten Title Transfers2011
NYSLTA CLE Program MaterialsNew York Residential Mortgage Foreclosure2010
National Business Institute SeminarReal Property Foreclosure: A Step-by Step Workshop2009
Lorman Education Services publicationForeclosure and Repossession2009
National Business Institute SeminarForeclosure: An In-Depth Walk Through2009
Lorman Education Services publicationMotion Practice, References, Judgment & Sale in Residential Foreclosures & Repossessions2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Skidmore CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Winter CLE - 2012Recent Developments In Foreclosure Practice2012
Foreclosure and Bankruptcy PracticeForeclosure Procedures2012
Dealing With Troubled Real Estate LoansHow To Deal With Troubled Real Estate Loans2012
Collections: Seeking and Collecting a JudgmentCollection of Out-Of-State Debt2012
ALFN 10th Annual Leadership Conference - Hot Topics RoundtableForeclosure Settlement Conferences and Mediations2012
Mastering ForeclosureLoss Mitigation2011
Foreclosure: Step-By-Step Through The ProceduresMortgage Foreclosure2011
Flagstar Bank ALFN TE@CH ProgramJudicial Foreclosure, Loss Mitigation & Mediation Updates2011
Boundary Issues: Resolving Client ConflictsDealing With Unwritten Title Transfers2011
ALFN 9th Annual Conference, Bonita Springs, FLEthics in Foreclosure Practice2011
Advanced Issues in Real Estate LawAdvanced Foreclosure Issues and Foreclosure Ethics2011
Continuing Legal Education ProgramNew York Residential Mortgage Foreclosure2010
“Foreclosure: An In-Depth Walk Through"Mortgage Foreclosure2009
Real Property Foreclosure: A Step-By-Step WorkshopMortgage Foreclosure2009
Foreclosure and RepossessionForeclosure and Repossession2009
Residential Foreclosure and Repossession in New YorkMortgage Foreclosure2008