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James Paul Pagano

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at New York, NY

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Licensed for 46 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1976
Updated 11/17/2022

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James P. Pagano, Esq.
277 Broadway Ste 801
New York, NY, 10007-2042

Reviews

3.2 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Knowledgeable Bankruptcy Attorney
Jim is an outstanding lawyer and a really great down to earth guy! He helped me so much and explained every single thing to me. Very generous with his time, answers my calls and if he cannot tend to me he makes sure to call me back. He has been an attorney for a VERY long time and he knows his stuff! Very, very, very knowledgeable! I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2015
Knowledgeable
Mr. Pagano is first of all a a caring lawyer. He took time in more than one occasion to spend over 40 minutes with me on the phone to explain swaths in bankruptcy proceedings, to direct in the proper direction, referred me and my case to other knowledgeable colleagues also of high ethical standards. He knows his business and is not afraid or intimidated by trustees or any adversary.
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Posted by Peter | June 7, 2014
Good real estate lawyer
Jim Pagano was our lawyer when we were attempting to buy a co-op apartment in Queens. This was almost nine years ago (I just happened to be on this webpage now and decided I owed him a good review). He was referred to me by my sister-in-law. He was extremely generous with his time, talking with me on the phone for 45 minutes initially without any charge while he explained how co-ops work. I think he gave me good advice, helped me through making an offer on the apartment and writing the contract (at which point we in fact decided not to do the purchase), and charged reasonable rates. My one (relatively minor) complaint was that after I explained to him some issues with my past debts and credit history, he forgot some of the details and I had to tell him again, which caused some minor complications.
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Posted by Mark | September 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unorganized & Expensive
We hired Mr. Pagano to assist with my mother's estate. His communication and time management skills were very bad. He did not return calls in a timely manner. More importantly, after speaking to others in the same situation, we felt he focused far too much on the details that didn't matter- which ultimately led to a very large bill.
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Awful
I hired Mr. Pagano 6 years ago to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. He was paid in full in advance and provided with all of the requested information and documentation necessary multiple times in order to file the bankruptcy, Nevertheless after 5 years, my bankruptcy was NEVER filed. In short, I had to hire another attorney who completed the entirety of the Chapter 7 petition in 45 days.
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of James P. Pagano
  • 1984 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Barst Mukamal & Babbit
  • 1982 - 1984
  • Attorney
  • Fogelson, Fogelson, & Collins
  • 1979 - 1982
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • New York State Department Of Law
  • 1976 - 1979
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Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • Fordham University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971

Associations

  • Columbian Lawyers Association of Queens
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Admitted
  • 2015 - Present
  • New York Law School Alumni Association
  • Director and Treasurer
  • 2013 - Present
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Admitted
  • 1976 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Admitted
  • 1976 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York County Lawyers' Association, Bankruptcy Law Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • “Careers in Bankruptcy Law”
  • N/A
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Wellness – The Supreme Court Revisits Bankruptcy Jurisdiction
  • N/A
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • “Discharge of Student Debt"
  • N/A
  • Columbian Lawyers Association of Queens
  • Personal Bankruptcy and How Bankruptcy Interacts with Other Areas of the Law
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • RPTE: Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13
  • N/A
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New York Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer James Paul Pagano
James Paul Pagano
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 46 years