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The following law articles are a selection from New York lawyer publications and newspapers in New York City as well as Long Island. A number of notable law article publishers include the New York Law Journal and Long Island Weekly which feature cases litigated by lawyer Ballato (close to New York City). The law office of Lawyer Ballato is located on Long Island, near New York City and offer civil litigation in all New York courts.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 The Art of Deception
Anthony T. Ballato, Esq

Auto dealers can be like magicians with trickery and deception, intended to confuse and deceive. Both practice the art of sleight of hand, manipulating documents and creating illusions.  They can employ the “five finger fold” to cover up important figures in documents while re-directing your attention only where to sign. For the magician, it is…

Thursday, December 02, 2021 Why a General Law Practice is Right for You
Anthony T. Ballato, Esq

When the need for an attorney arises, there are many aspects to consider before choosing the attorney that is right for you. You may choose to seek an attorney that specializes in one area of law, or you may choose to seek a general practitioner. That being said, there are tremendous advantages to choosing a…

Thursday, September 30, 2021 DIY Don’t: Self Written and Template Wills and Estate Planning
Anthony T. Ballato, Esq

We are a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) nation. From car repair to stock trading, Americans trust Google research and a YouTube video to guide them to success. Hiring a mechanic to fix your attempt at engine repair is an option. However, if you use do-it-yourself Will for your estate, fixing it after death is not a possibility….

Saturday, June 05, 2021 It’s All In The Game
Anthony T. Ballato, Esq

Chess is a game. Tennis is a game. So too is litigation a game. These are games of skills, risks, chances and have uncertain outcomes and duration. Lawyers tell clients that there are no guarantees in cases as in life.  Good cases can be lost, and bad cases can be won, and that is why…

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Estate Planning
Anthony T. Ballato, Esq

There is an old adage “he who represents himself has a fool for a client” meaning that even trained lawyers should not represent themselves. I like to add to that advice it is even more important that untrained lay people should not represent themselves in important legal matters, but rather consult with expert attorneys for…

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 Be Wary of Email Wire Transfer Instructions
Anthony T. Ballato, Esq

Sophisticated scammers are known to hack into emails of attorneys, bankers, realtors and others involved in substantial transactions and send fake emails to buyers or sellers with wire transfer instructions for the fraudsters rather than the escrow agents. Awful outcomes involve victims wiring large sums of money to criminals in other states or countries rather…

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Be Wary of Time Share Scams and Negligent Advice
Anthony T. Ballato, Esq

Numerous honest folks have been bilked out of small fortunes by fake parties or scammers in time share sales or purchases and other transactions. A simple Google search of Mexican Time Share Scams will light up your screen with pages of links to government warning and sad stories of honest folks losing substantial funds to…

Thursday, August 29, 2019 Anthony T. Ballato, Esq. Recognized by Touro Law Center as a Public Service Attorney of the Year
Anthony T. Ballato, Esq

Touro Law Center presents the 2007 Annual Goods & Services Auction, recognizing Anthony T. Ballato, Esq. as a public service attorney of the year Anthony T. Ballato ’88 is an advocate for the underdog and is not afraid of taking the difficult or unusual case. His career started in law school as a volunteer for…

Tuesday, July 02, 2019 Jukebox Collector: Anthony Ballato, The Jukebox Counsellor
Anthony T. Ballato, Esq

Attorney Anthony Ballato does not appear to be suffering from any compulsions. A typical day at the office finds him in earth-toned slacks and sweaters; a suite appears on his medium build whenever a Court appearance is required. He speaks neither too quickly nor too slowly, readily engages in amiable conversation with people from all…

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Important Tips and Safeguards for Home Improvement Contracts And Renovations
Anthony T. Ballato, Esq

Renovations and improvements to homes are often very expensive and complicated matters involving contractors, architects and/or engineers, surveyors, suppliers and other vendors and professionals. While most every homeowner knows to consult with an attorney before buying or selling a home or other real estate, it is quite surprising how few people think of consulting with an attorney before entering into agreements with contractors or subcontractors involving even substantial renovations, additions or improvements to their residence. The failure to plan ahead and have a clear, detailed and written agreement with the general contractor, subcontractors, architect or engineer and others is too often a recipe for disaster.


Reported Cases

Dangerous Dog Hearing Under Agriculture And Markets Law §123
Friday, October 31, 2014

Dangerous Dog Proceedings
Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Defective Alarm System
Thursday, August 07, 2008

Conversion Fraud – Theft of Boat
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Living Trust Fraud
Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Dog Bite
Friday, September 26, 2003

Internet Fraud
Monday, December 06, 1999

Permanent Facial Scarring
Friday, March 19, 1999

Dangerous Fireworks
Wednesday, December 09, 1998

Babysitting Liability
Thursday, September 11, 1997

Hurricane Advice

Insurance, repairs, and flood aspects of Hurrican Sandy

Attorney Ballato has successfully settled numerous other cases ranging from thousands to millions of dollars, however due to confidentiality clauses in those cases same can not be reported to the public.

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