Minerva & D'Agostino, P.C.

Attorneys


Albert A. D'Agostino

Admitted to bar, 1970, New York; 1973, U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 1980, U.S. Supreme Court. Education: Columbia University (A.B., 1966); Fordham University (J.D., 1969). Instructor, New Hampshire College, 1969-1970. Member, Public Employment Relations Board, Town of Hempstead, New York, 1974-1981. Member, Planning Board of the Incorporated Village of Valley Stream, 1972-1974. Member, Board of Directors, Suffolk County Legal Aid Society, 1996 – present. Counsel for: Nassau County Planning Commission, 1978-2003; Union Free School District #30, Town of Hempstead, New York, 1977- 2008. Member, Advisory Board, First American Title Insurance Company, 1978 – present. Chairman, Nassau County Open Space Committee, 1990-2001. Member, New York State Regional Open Space Committee, 1991-2003. Counsel, Nassau County Open Space and Parks Advisory Committee, 2002. Member: Nassau County, Suffolk County and New York State Bar Associations. Member, Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency, 2006 to 2011, Town of Hempstead Local Development Corporation, 2009 to 2014, Nassau County Empire Zone Board, 2006 to 2014 and Nassau County Board of Ethics 2013 - 2017. Special Counsel, Incorporated Village of Lawrence, 2007 – 2009, Special Zoning Counsel, Incorporated Village of Floral Park, 2004, Special Counsel, Town of Hempstead Department of Planning and Economic Development, 1996 – 2006 and 2010 to Present.

Mr. D’Agostino represents clients in all aspects of Real Estate, Municipal, School and Labor Laws. He has authored many of the statutes that regulate land use in Nassau County during his 25-year tenure as Counsel to the Nassau County Planning Commission. Mr. D’Agostino is one of the original founders of the firm in 1973.

Dominick M. Minerva
(1973 – 2012)

Born Brooklyn, New York, 1941; admitted to bar, 1967, New York, U.S. Court of International Trade and U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals; 1980, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 1982, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1983, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. Education: Villanova University (B.S., 1962); St. John’s University (J.D., 1966). Associate Editor, St. John’s University Law Review, 1965-1966. Village Attorney, 1983-1984, Mayor, 1975-1979, Trustee, 1971-1975, Incorporated Village of Valley Stream. Labor Counsel, Sanitary District #1, Town of Hempstead, 1976 to present. Associate Counsel, 1990-1992, Counsel, 1993-1999, Chairman, 1999-2001, Nassau County Bridge Authority. Counsel, Water Authority of Western Nassau County, 1993 to present. Counsel, Lawrence Public Schools, 1996-2004, 2006 to present. Assistant District Attorney, Nassau County, 1968-1971. Trial Attorney, United States Department of Justice, 1967-1968. Member: Nassau County, Suffolk County and New York State Bar Associations.

Dominick Minerva

Admitted to bar, 2003, New York, United States District Court, Eastern District; Education: State University of New York at Albany (B.S., 1999); Hofstra School of Law (J.D., 2002); Member: Nassau County and New York State Bar Associations. Director: Valley Stream Chamber of Commerce, 2004-present. President: Valley Stream Chamber of Commerce 2016 – present. General Counsel and Secretary: Water Authority of Western Nassau County 2012 – present. Labor Counsel: Sanitary District No. 1, 2012 to present. Special Counsel: Town of Hempstead Department of Economic Development and Planning, 2012 to present. Mr. Minerva represents clients in all aspects of Real Estate Law, including, but not limited to variances, subdivisions and changes of zone. He also represents various public entities in municipal and labor law matters.

Associates


Ross M. Gerber

Admitted to bar 1987, New York; 1991, Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York. Education: Hamilton College (B.A. 1983); Hofstra University (J.D. 1986). Articles Editor, Hofstra International Property Investment Journal, 1985-1986. Member: Nassau County and New York State Bar Associations. Mr. Gerber has been practicing in the areas of General Litigation and Estates with the firm for over thirty years. Mr. Gerber has represented clients in connection with many complex litigation matters, including several notable cases. His assigned areas of practice also include Estates including Probate, Administration and Estate Litigation.

Of Counsel


Edward A. D'Agostino

Admitted to bar, 2014, New York. Education: Hofstra University (B.B.A., 2005); New York Law School (J.D. 2013). Retired, New York City Police Department, served as Special Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner for Labor Relations, 2010 to 2014. Member: Nassau County, Queens County and New York State Bar Associations. Mr. D’Agostino represents clients in both Commercial and Residential Real Estate Transactions. He handles major transactions throughout Nassau County and the East End of Long Island. He specializes in transactions on the East End of Long Island including the Hamptons and Shelter Island.

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