Anthony J. Ficara
Anthony J. Ficara joins Sichenzia Ross Ference LLP as a member of the Firm and as head of the Real Estate practice group. He focuses his practice in the area of Condominium and Cooperative Law, where he represents sponsors of condominium, cooperative and homeowner association developments and conversions throughout the United States. He also serves as counsel to several condominium, cooperative and homeowner association boards in the New York area.
Mr. Ficara has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including but not limited to, development project acquisitions, retail and office property acquisitions, multi-family portfolio acquisitions, commercial condominium unit acquisitions, capital markets and structured real estate finance matters and commercial leasing transactions.
Anthony currently represents some of the regions most prolific developers of new construction condominium projects. His broad range of experience in all sides of these often-complex transaction is viewed as a key quality by his clients, which enables him to represent them from inception of a project through consummation of the offering plan, and ultimate disposition of the newly created condominium units.
Active in his community, he volunteers his time to numerous charitable organizations. Mr. Ficara also sits on the Board of Directors for his local Homeowners Association in Lloyd Harbor, New York.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Ficara was the founding member and managing partner of Ficara & Associates, P.C., a well-known Long Island law firm where he was responsible for originating, preparing and filing numerous offering plans for developers in the New York metropolitan area and beyond. Anthony also focused is practice in the firms Real Estate group where he concentrated in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions.
Previously, Mr. Ficara served as an attorney with Sidley Austin LLP’s New York Global Real Estate Group. His practice area focused on capital markets transactions with an emphasis on structured real estate finance matters as well as commercial real estate transactions, providing a unique breadth of knowledge and expertise in the areas of real estate finance.
Mr. Ficara is a member of the Board of Directors of and General Counsel for the Queens and Bronx Builders Association (“QBBA”), a member of the Associate Board of the Association for a Better Long Island (“ABLI”), a member of the Long Island Real Estate Group (“LIREG”) and a member of the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations. Mr. Ficara also serves on the New York State Bar Association Committee on Condominiums and Cooperatives. He has given numerous CLE lectures to his peers on the topics of condominium law and affordable housing related matters.
Mr. Ficara earned his Bachelor of Science in business and economics with a minor in history from Lehigh University and his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law. Additionally, he has undertaken foreign legal studies at La Faculté de Deroit des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion (University of Nice School of Economics and Management) in Nice, France.