Anthony Carpinello

Hon. Anthony J. Carpinello (Ret.)

JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master

Case Manager
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Hon. Anthony J. Carpinello (Ret.) has earned a reputation for his ability to expeditiously and professionally resolve complex litigation. He is regarded by both counsel and parties alike as being knowledgeable, courteous, and totally committed to the settlement process. Prior to his 14 years of distinguished public service in the state judiciary on both the trial and the appellate levels, he was in private practice for 20 years where he concentrated on commercial litigation including all aspects of banking and business matters with particular emphasis on loan documentation, retail bank deposit and collection procedures, mortgage lending and foreclosure practices, secured creditor rights in bankruptcy including preferential transfer and fraudulent conveyance claims, lender liability claims against financial institutions, enterprise sales and acquisitions, and general corporate advice.

Representative Matters

  • Arbitrated dispute between investment fund manager and investor regarding the amount due to that investor before fund was liquidated
  • Arbitrated dispute concerning alleged failure to satisfy payment obligations for financial advisory services relating to sale of telecommunications company
  • Mediated settlement of claims involving wrongful mortgage lending practices against major financial institution
  • Mediated settlement of employment dispute between investment bank and employee involving claims of conversion of confidential proprietary information
  • Mediated settlement of dispute between national franchisor and master franchisee involving multi-million dollar claims of wrongful termination of European master franchise agreement
  • Arbitrated dispute between investment fund managing partner & withdrawing members of firm involving claims of wrongful refusal to return capital accounts
  • Significant appellate decisions authored by Justice Carpinello include the following:
    • Cramer v. Englert (262 AD2d 827). Reinstated legal malpractice claim arising out of lost security interest in bankruptcy
    • Gray v. Seaboard Securities (14 AD3d 852). Found that a state consumer protection law providing a civil remedy for victims of deceptive business practices is not applicable to securities transactions
    • Emigrant Bancorp v. Comm. of Taxation and Finance (59 AD3d 30). Annulled State Tax Department methodology for calculating bank bad debt reserve balance for qualifying real property loans under Tax Law
  • Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS
  • Chair, New York State Continuing Legal Education Board, 2006-present
  • Frequent lecturer in bar association programs and continuing legal education programs on creditor rights, mortgage foreclosures, lender liability, bankruptcy, and appellate practice
  • Admitted to practice in New York State and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, Supreme Court Justices Association, American Inns of Court
  • Associate Justice New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, 1996-2008
  • New York State Supreme Court Justice, 3rd Judicial District, 1995-1996
  • Private Practice, Hiscock & Barclay, specializing in commercial litigation, 1974-1994
  • Law Clerk, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, 1973-1974
  • J.D., Albany Law School, cum laude, Justinian Society, Law Review, 1973
  • B.S., Union College, 1970



Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Arbitration
  • Banking
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Financial Markets
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Property
  • Securities


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