Graduated with honors from Dowling College, Oakdale New York in 1998, having received his BA in Business Management. Mr. Wankel was admitted to the New York Bar in 2003 after having attended Touro Law School and Pace University Law School evening programs receiving his Juris Doctor Degree from Touro Law School. Mr. Wankel is a member of the New York State Bar Association. He has been on the NYSBA Business Law Section Committee on Corporations Law and Electronic Communications Committee. Section Member of Business Law and Labor and Employment Law and the Suffolk County Bar Association and the SCBA Committees on Commercial and Corporate Law Committee and Solo Small Firm Practitioners. Licensed to Practice in Wash. DC.
NAHRO (Nat'l Assoc. of Housing and Redevelopment Officials) Presidential appointment 2012-to present. Professional Development Committee (14 members).
Faculty member NAHRO- Presenting Fair Housing and HQS Standards.
Board Member Metro-Atlantic Regional NAHRO.
Founder and President L.I. Assoc. of Housing and Renewal Officials Inc., 2014 Chartered member NAHRO.
A Board member of the NYS Assoc. of Renewal and Housing Officials (NYSARHO) 2008-2010.
Five time past President of the Association of Long Island Housing Agencies.
Over 35 years of public service government employment. Currently the Executive Director of the Town of Islip Housing Authority.
Licensed to practice and member NY State and D.C Bar Associations.
Richard, as a part-time sole practitioner, provides a very personalized and readily accessible brand of legal advocacy.
The phrase"One Client at a time"symbolizes Richards belief that every client whether an individual, group or corporate entity, deserves the same high level of attention and responsiveness when discussing a client concern. Every client is treated with respect, courtesy and professionalism. Ethical considerations are treated with the utmost attention and high degree of care to maintain client confidentiality and fair and honest legal services. All fees are reasonable to afford every client with the appropriate counseling requested by the client.
The primary areas of practice and some limited examples are:
Corporate & General Business Matters matters including formation of corporations and other business entities, such as LLC's, Not-for-Profits, Sub-s, etc. Continued representation of the entities as counsel to the corporation involving such matters as employment agreements, shareholders agreements, contractual matters, general business matters, etc.
Public Housing Authorities, HUD Public Housing, Section 8, Affordable Housing Development, Troubled Agency recovery, matters such as, employment issues, HUD regulatory requirements associated with these programs, Board formation, rules legality, public bid requirements, HA operational matters, etc.
Real Estate Transactions matters such as buying or selling of real estate, matters involving property rights and related matters. Federal regulations HUD subsidized housing.
Small Estate's including drafting of Wills, Health Care Proxies, Power of Attorney.
Although these are the primary areas of practice assistance may be provided for other issues you may need assistance with. If this office is unable to assist you with the particular matter, if requested, a referral can be provided to a lawyer that may be better able to assist you or to the appropriate Bar Association for information.