John M. Cilmi is a partner at Menicucci Villa Cilmi PLLC. Mr. Cilmi focuses his practice in the complex area of real estate finance, development and construction law, and lender’s services. Born and raised in New York City, Mr. Cilmi provides legal counsel to a diverse group of institutional and private lenders, as well as real estate owners, developers, contractors and project professionals and has done so for over 25 years. Mr. Cilmi has a unique understanding of the real estate industry from the assemblage of raw land to the financing, construction and development of residential and mixed use projects. His experiences include participation as lead counsel on the development of a multitude of first class hotel and office park projects geographically spanning from Hawaii to Bermuda. The experiences provided an invaluable knowledge of project ownership, syndication, zoning coordination, land acquisition, land assemblage and management. Mr. Cilmi also maintains a practice concentration representing lenders in the commercial and residential lending industry. To compliment client investment needs, Mr. Cilmi created a unique and specialized practice in business formation and organization focusing on utilizing the assorted legal and financial advantages of limited liability companies, partnerships and corporate entities. His accomplishments and expertise makes him a leader in the field.
Mr. Cilmi is admitted to practice in the Courts of the State of New York and New Jersey, and in the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He is also a licensed New York State Real Estate Instructor. Mr. Cilmi is a member of the New York County Lawyers’ Association (and is a member of the Real Property and Construction Law sections), as well as the New York State Bar Association and Richmond County Bar Association.
Prior to joining Menicucci Villa Cilmi PLLC, Mr. Cilmi was the managing partner at Cilmi & Associates PLLC, a firm he founded, which focused on real estate and construction law. Prior to establishing his own firm, Mr. Cilmi was a partner at a prestigious and long standing construction and real estate firm in Manhattan, New York.