An attorney from Melville was tapped to lead the new commercial real estate group and trusts and estates practice at the Manhattan-based law firm of Sichenzia Ross Ference Kesner LLP.

Anthony J. Ficara, who was previously the founding member and managing partner of Ficara & Associates, P.C., a boutique Long Island law firm, joined SRFK, a leading corporate securities and full service law firm, and will lead a team experienced in condominium, cooperative and home owners association law, real estate transactions and finance, litigation, corporate and business entity matters as well as wills, trusts and estate counseling, among other areas.

“Anthony Ficara and his team of seasoned professionals bring experience and an established track record of success to SRFK,” said Gregory Sichenzia, founding partner at SRFK. “Their strength in advising on complex commercial real estate and trust and estate matters will provide our clients with the highest standards of counsel in those areas, further diversifying our capabilities as we continue to evolve as a full-serve law firm.”

SRFK will maintain a LI office while strengthening the New York City practice base. It also has offices in Tel Aviv.

Other members of Ficara’s team joining SRFK include Jodi B. Zimmerman, who focuses her practice on elder law and estate planning matters including the preparation of wills, trusts, probate and administration petitions and guardianships; Michael Wickersham, who represents buyers and sellers in a wide array of commercial transactions and sponsor unit sales; and Todd J. Manister, a seasoned litigation and transactional attorney who focuses his practice on all types of complex business and personal matters.

“My team and I look forward to joining SRFK, an international firm with a reputation for providing tireless support for its dynamic client roster,” said Ficara, who is now a partner in SRFK. “We are confident our areas of expertise will complement their well-established securities and corporate law practices, further providing both of our respective clients with the highest caliber of legal counsel.”

SRFK’s clients range from start-ups to established, listed companies; they include Institutional investors, public and private corporations, partnerships, broker-dealers, bank-affiliated broker-dealers, investment advisors, registered representatives, public and corporate customers and investors, in the US and internationally.

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