Michael Curatola’s legal practice focuses primarily on the purchase and sale of residential real estate. Michael has guided countless clients from contract to closing. He has also represented mortgage lenders and co-op boards in their real estate transactions. Michael often collaborates with other departments in the firm, including the corporate, estate planning, and taxation groups, working diligently to ensure each client’s goals are met, even when doing so requires a multi-disciplinary approach.
Michael is also committed to public service and pro bono work, having worked as a law student at the Exoneration Initiative, the Community Service Society of New York, and Brooklyn Law School’s Community Development Clinic. He also spent a summer as a volunteer Court Navigator in Kings County Housing Court.
In addition to real estate, Michael’s legal interests include the practice and policy surrounding the cannabis industry, and emerging technologies such as cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and artificial intelligence.
- Brooklyn Law School – Juris Doctor
- Stony Brook University, Bachelor of Arts, English (cum laude)
- State of New York
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Professional Responsibility
- Brooklyn Law School Gold Pro Bono Award
- A Complete Breakdown of New York’s Latest Cannabis Guidance
- New York Takes Another Step Closer to Adult-Use Cannabis: OCM Releases Draft Rules on Packaging and Marketing
- Tax Considerations for the Sports Card Market
- NFT Real Estate: Why and How the Real Estate Industry Can (and Should) Leverage the Blockchain and Other New and Emerging Technologies
- Should I Stay or Should I Go: Understanding the Ever-Changing Status of New York’s Eviction Moratorium
- “Real” Estate: How NFTs and Cryptocurrency Are Reshaping the Real Estate Industry
- Landlords’ Considerations for the Cannabis Real Estate Industry
- Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act Partition by Sale in New York State
- The Basics of the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act in New York
- Determination of Market Value Under the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act