Experienced litigator and veteran journalist Lisa Fantino provides legal services for individual and corporate clients in her New York-based international practice. While her general practice is varied, her experience as an award-winning broadcaster and producer enhances the base of knowledge she provides to her entertainment and media clients. Her attention to detail makes her an effective negotiator and advocate.
The office uses state-of-the-art technology and cost-effective methods to meet the most exacting standards of client services.
Her entrepreneurial skills led her to establish a premier travel company, Wanderlust Women Travel, but we think it’s just an excuse to support her travel addiction, since her passport is always at the ready. Good thing that she has an international law practice too! So, if you have an Italian villa to sell in Tuscany or an estate to probate in Rome, she is ready to assist with associated foreign legal consultants.
Ms. Fantino is committed to effective communication and client contact and makes every effort to promptly return phonecalls.
- More than a decade of experience as an attorney representing corporate and individual clients on an array of legal and business issues in both state and federal courts.
- 15-plus years of experience in broadcast journalism in major markets and at the network level, including positions as a reporter and anchor at WINS-AM and WCBS-AM, New York and the NBC Radio Networks.
- Winner of multiple awards for excellence in writing, editing, production and broadcast news performance.
- Former litigation associate at the White Plains firm of Hashmall, Sheer, Bank & Geist prior to starting her own firm in 1998.
- Member: NYS Bar Association, AFTRA, WGA
State: New York; Connecticut (ret.)
Federal: Supreme Court of the United States; 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals;
US District Court – Southern Dist. of NY & Dist. of CT
- J.D., Pace University, School of Law, White Plains, NY
- M.S., Syracuse University, Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse, NY
- B.A., Pace University, Pleasantville, NY
Cases and Presentations
- Westchester Day School v. Village of Mamaroneck, 2007 WL 3011061 (2nd Cir. 2007), Case of 1st impression on Religious Land Use & Institutionalized Persons Act, upheld as constitutional
- Matter of McCrory v. ZBA of Village of Mamaroneck, 40 A.D. 3d 649 (2nd Dept. 2007), The ZBA’s decision was rationally based and neither arbitrary nor carpricious
- Matter of Pasceri v. Gabriele et al. 29 A.D. 3d 805, 815 N.Y.S. 2d 218 (2nd Dept. 2006), The ZBA’s granting of an area variance was rationally based and neither arbitrary nor capricious
- Torre v. Seckel, 303 A.D. 2d 673, 756 N.Y.S. 2d 775 (2nd Dept. 2003), Plaintiff prevails on raising issue of serious injury at summary judgment
- Cuccioli v. Jekyll & Hyde, 150 F.Supp. 2d 566 (S.D.N.Y. 2001), Use of Image via the Internet
- Program Chair, “Vetting the News: Ethical Considerations in the Absence of Journalistic Checks & Balances when Vetting Sources,” Juris Media Strategies, NYC, January 2005
- Program Chair, “How Lawyers Should Talk to the Media,” CLE Program, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, November 12, 2002
- Panelist, “Meet the Media,” CLE Program, Pace University School of Law, February 2002
- Listed, “Who’s Who in American Law,” “Who’s Who in Entertainment” and “Who’s Who of American Women”