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Richard Toscano

Richard Toscano

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I am delighted to join HCK after many years working in my own law practice, serving clients in both New Jersey and New York. For more than 25 years, I have litigated many immigration cases throughout the United States. I have represented individuals and businesses on my frequent trips to the Dominican Republic, Dubai, Brazil, China, Italy, Argentina, Trinidad and Tobago, Canada and Puerto Rico. By joining HCK, I am able to bring a much larger array of legal services to my existing clients, and to provide additional resources for existing HCK clients. I am remaining in my office in Fort Lee, which is now a new HCK site also.

My education includes a B.A. from Fordham University were I graduated summa cum laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in my junior year. I graduated from the Joint JD/MBA Program (International Business) of Brooklyn Law School/Baruch College and was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. In addition to fluent Spanish, I speak Portuguese, Italian, French and am working on my Arabic

My extensive legal career includes positions in the United States Department of Justice (Trial Attorney Section), as Former Counsel for the Consulate of the Dominican Republic in New York, as Former Counsel for two New York State Assemblymen and as Former Counsel for a New York State Senator. I have also served as an adjunct professor of business law and management at Mercy College in New York.

I have been honored to be recognized for my work by others. In 2000, I was awarded the President’s Pro Bono award, the highest award of its type for lawyers in New York State

In 2010 was awarded the Beacon of Justice Award in Washington, DC by the National Defender and Legal Aid Association for his excellence in the legal defense and representation of immigrants. . I am one of the most frequent expert legal commentators on “Telemundo”, the NBC owned Spanish language television network.

Not surprising considering my background, ). In my free time, I love to explore the world on exotic trips with my family. I am a licensed IATA Travel Advisor and have a travel blog: www.GringoWithTheLingo.com (travelling the world, speaking its languages).

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