Company: Cuddy & Feder LLP
Location: White Plains, New York, United States
Joseph P. Carlucci, Partner at Cuddy & Feder LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in law.
When Mr. Carlucci was young, he knew he wanted to help people, but wasn’t exactly sure how. He eventually decided that law was the most effective way to meet his goals, so he set out to become an attorney. Mr. Carlucci proceeded to earn a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Georgetown University in 1964 and a JD from Fordham University in 1967, and to become admitted to practice in the state of New York. After spending the next two years as a captain in the U.S. Army, Mr. Carlucci jumped into the field and hasn’t looked back since.
Mr. Carlucci’s first professional position was partner of Pierro & Carlucci, followed by serving as a lawyer in his own private practice between 1977 and 1978. He then joined Cuddy & Feder LLP as both a managing partner and partner. Although he stepped down from the former role in 1999, he maintains the latter to this day. Mr. Carlucci is mainly responsible for industrial development revenue bonds within the firm; over the years, he has represented both large and small corporations and has prepared and negotiated business acquisition and sale contracts, partnership agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, employment contracts, and other corporate documentation.
One of the highlights of Mr. Carlucci’s career was his involvement in the building of a development in Yonkers, New York. The city had recently been found guilty of discouraging affordable housing, and as a result, a judge ruled that no developments other than housing could happen without his approval. Mr. Carlucci filed an application and during the next step, a conference call with the judge and a number of housing lawyers, the judge put him on the spot unexpectedly. Despite this, Mr. Carlucci was able to successfully plead his case that the development would create jobs in the community. He was thrilled when the judge agreed and the project was permitted.
Outside of his practice, Mr. Carlucci enjoys using his skills to help his community. He is currently the vice chairman of the board of directors and a member of the board of trustees of Mercy College, a member of the Jacob Burns Film Center, Inc., a member of the board of directors of The Hundred Club at Westchester, Inc., and the director of the Westchester Community College Foundation. Previously, he was involved with organizations like the Mill-Land Conservation Trust, the Hudson Valley Advisory Board of the First American Title Insurance Company, the Westchester Arts Council, the Westchester Partnership for Economic Development, the Westchester Division of March of Dimes, the Rye Historical Society, and the Rye YMCA, among many others. Other notable positions were chief counsel of the Select Committee on State’s Economy for New York State and chief legislative counsel to the New York Senator from Westchester County.
Another way Mr. Carlucci connected with his peers was through writing. In 2007, he authored “Project Financing Aid for Manufacturers Doubled to $20 Million” for Manufacturing.net and “The Secret to Financing Your Capital Project” for Nonprofit World, and in 2006, he authored, “sing the Overlooked Secret of Low-Cost Capital Financing” for Banker & Tradesman. He also published “Tax-Exempt Bonds Overlooked as Construction Financing Tool” on The Commercial Record in 2004 and “Tax-Exempt Bonds: The Secret to Low-Cost Financing” for School Business Affairs in 2003.
In recognition of his efforts, Mr. Carlucci was honored with a Community Leadership Award and a Business and Community Leadership Award from Mercy College, an Above the Bar Award for being the most socially-conscious attorney, and the Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award from the Andrus Children’s Center. His achievements were featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in the World.
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