Founded in 1988, The Law Offices of Joseph A. Marra, PLLC strives to ensure clients receive the most aggressive and thorough representation possible, without the high costs associated with Manhattan or White Plains firms. The attorneys and paralegals in our firm specialize in a wide range of practice areas, including Personal Injury, Divorce, Elder Law, Wills, Trusts and Estates, Real Estate and Small Business. Our firm also handles Criminal Defense, (Mr. Marra is a former Assistant District Attorney), Estate Planning, Small Business representation and residential and commercial Real Estate transactions. A real person answers our telephones 24 hours a day. We will be there when your legal rights and quality of life are at stake.
We are responsive to our clients’ needs and provide personalized service for each case. We understand that each circumstance is unique, and we work diligently to give you the full benefit of the protections you are afforded under the law. We will aggressively represent you in the courts.
To provide robust and effective legal services and help our clients achieve their goals in a number of practice areas at a reasonable cost. We will:
• Protect the assets of our clients in the event they need nursing home care and help them minimize estate taxes.
• Devise a plan so our clients’ assets pass as they wish.
• Administer the estates of our clients’ loved ones.
• Provide our clients with business advice and the proper entity for business formation.
• Make sure business interests pass smoothly from generation to generation.
• Assisting businesses in making sure their corporate books and records as well as their office procedures and practices are in compliance with applicable law.
• Provide a vigorous defense for those accused of a crime.
• Advocate passionately for those injured as the result of the negligence of others.
• Make the transfer of real estate, business assets or intangible property by sale or purchase stress free and seamless.
• Protect the property rights of landlords and tenants.
• Provide knowledgeable and compassionate representation for those seeking to dissolve their marriage.
Pledge to our Clients
We understand that deciding to retain an attorney is an important decision in your life which is usually made as a desire to accomplish an important goal and/or to deal with a stressful situation.
We also understand that you will be making a financial commitment to our firm and will be placing your trust in us.
We thank you for your decision to retain our firm and we pledge that we will:
• Always treat you with dignity and respect.
• Keep you apprised of the status of your case.
• Be open and honest about the costs and fees associated with handling your matter.
• Provide you with well-reasoned opinions and advice based on the law and its application to your unique circumstances.
• Act in your best interests.
• Do our best to help our clients form reasonable expectations about their matter and then meeting and/or exceeding those expectations.
Meet Our Lawyers
Joseph A. Marra
State and all Federal District Courts in New York and New Jersey, 1984
United States Tax Court, 1996
United States Supreme Court, 1998
Iona College (B.B.A., Accounting, cum laude, 1980)
St. John's University School of Law (J.D., 1983)
New York University School of Law, Graduate Division (L.L.M., Taxation, 1991)
Who's Who in American Law School, 1983
Who's Who in American Law, 1988–1993, 1995–2001
Who's Who in American Business, 1993–1996, 2008
Intern Staff Accountant, Price Waterhouse, New York City, 1980
Legal Assistant, 1981–1983, and Associate Attorney, 1987–1988,Law Offices of Mark A. Varrichio, Bronx, New York
Assistant District Attorney, Bronx District Attorney's Office, 1983 - 1985
Senior Tax Consultant, Deloitte, Haskins, & Sells, New York City, 1985 - 1987
Vice President of the White Plains II chapter of USA500Clubs
Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Somers Central School District
Elected to the School Board for the Somers Central School district in May, 2016 for a second 3-year term
Member: Charter Revision Committee, City of Yonkers, 1988–1990
Governmental Affairs Committee and Board of Directors, Yonkers Chamber of Commerce
St. John's Law School Alumni Association
MasterNetworks, White Plains Chapter
USA 500 Clubs - White Plains II Chapter - Formation Committee
President, Hunter's Glen Condominium II, 1991
Westchester County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Yonkers Bar Association
Columbian Lawyers Association
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
Team A of MasterNetworks which meets in White Plains, NY.
Guardian ad Litem Appointed by the Surrogate's Court of the State of New York
Referee Appointed by the Supreme Court of the State of New York
2008 Elder Law Friendly Business Award Winner - Yonkers Chamber of Commerce
New York Bar
Binghamton University (B.A., Philosophy Politics and Law)
Rockland Community College (Paralegal Certificate)
St. John’s University School of Law (J.D.)
Jennifer is an of counsel attorney at Law Offices of Joseph A. Marra, PLLC. She has over ten years of experience in the legal field. She started working for our firm as a Law Clerk and assisted four attorneys with their caseloads in areas such as civil litigation, real estate transactions, estate planning and administration as well as appellate practice. After passing the bar, she was hired at the firm as an Attorney and she focused primarily on real estate transactions and estate planning and administration. After working with us four years, she went on to other firms and gained experience in estate planning, estate administration, will drafting, foreclosure defense and appellate practice.
During the real estate home foreclosure crisis, she assisted clients whose homes were in foreclosure by representing clients in court, submitting affirmations and memoranda of law, and representing clients at real estate closings. She prepared appellate briefs and researched statutes and case law related to mortgage foreclosure. She has a genuine desire to help individuals who find themselves in difficult situations.
As our firm grew, Jennifer returned to our firm to assist clients with the estate administration process. She helps clients who have lost a loved one with the process of probating or administering their estate. She prepares Accountings and other documentation for submission in Surrogate’s Court. She believes it is her responsibility to compassionately assist clients with the legal process while they are dealing with the loss of their loved one.
Jennifer has also been an Adjunct Professor in the Paralegal Studies Department at Rockland Community College for many years where she teaches Paralegal courses in areas such as Real Estate Transactions, Elder Law and Estate Planning, Civil Litigation, Computer Legal Applications, Legal Research and Writing and Contract Law and Litigation. She has been a member of the Paralegal Advisory Board at Rockland Community College for many years and advises students who are entering the legal field.
Vincent P. Fiore
New York Bar, 1995
All Federal District Courts in New York, 1996
United States Tax Court, 1996
Holy Cross College (B.A., History Honors with Distinction, cum laude, 1991)
George Washington University (J.D., 1994)
New York State Bar Association
MasterNetworks (White Plains Chapter)
Guardian ad Litem appointed by the Surrogate's Court of the State of New York