John M. Cilmi has been a member of the firm since 2014 and has over 35 years of experience in the legal profession. Mr. Cilmi’s career began as a partner in a prestigious NYC firm focusing his practice in the complex area of real estate finance, development, construction law and lender’s services. Mr. Cilmi founded Cilmi & Associates PLLC in 1997 to streamline technological advances in lender services and representation and expand services in real estate acquisitions, assemblage and development. 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. 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. The experiences provided an invaluable knowledge of project ownership, syndication, zoning coordination, land acquisition, land assemblage, and management. Mr. Cilmi also maintains a significant 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 make him a leader in the field. Mr. Cilmi also provides consultation and guidance on business disputes and litigation in his sphere of expertise.
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.