Seton Hall University

Bernard M. Baruch College, C.U.N.Y.


9/92 - Present: Paul G. Kostro, A Professional Corporation; Westfield, New Jersey

Shareholder and officer of a general practice law firm, with emphasis on litigation, arbitration and mediation of disputes, including: matrimonial matters; commercial matters; personal injury and property claims; work-related accidents, including Workers' Compensation; product liability claims; Consumer Fraud Act claims; and municipal court matters. Non-litigation matters include: incorporations; and wills and estates.

1/90 - 9/92: Cassidy, Foss & San Filippo; Red Bank, New Jersey

Litigation/trial counsel in federal and state courts, with emphasis on commercial and banking issues -- primarily on behalf of the Resolution Trust Corporation and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Significant issues involved federal court jurisdiction; removal/remand; real estate foreclosures; and suits on notes. Non-RTC/FDIC litigated matters included a will contest and a dispute as to ownership of land. Also counseled clients in employment law matters; incorporations; and negotiation of various contracts, agreements and modifications thereto.

3/88 - 1/90: Budd Larner Gross Rosenbaum Greenberg & Sade, P.C.; Short Hills, New Jersey

Associate in the Commercial Litigation Department, with a secondary concentration in insurance defense litigation.

8/81 - 2/88: Western Union Corporation; Upper Saddle River, New Jersey

Director Of Finance. Functioned as an internal Investment Banker. Some of the more significant responsibilities included: negotiating the sale of various real estate interests; negotiating the financing for a start-up venture (Airfone); administering the activities of an 18,000 acre real estate development; directing a tax benefits sale; directing a public debt and a preferred stock public offering; and supervising the investments of two Pension Plans and a Retirement Saving Plan totaling over $300 million in assets.

9/80 - 8/81: Dictatype Services Incorporated; Westfield, New Jersey

Founder and officer of a word processing service firm.

10/78 - 9/80: Blyth Eastman Paine Webber, Inc.; New York, New York

Vice President, Investment Banking. Special emphasis on Project Financing, Mergers And Acquisitions, and Quantitative Analysis.

2/73 - 10/78: Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb, Inc.; New York, New York

Assistant Vice President, Investment Banking. Special emphasis on Quantitative Analysis.

12/72 - 2/73: Irving Trust Bank; New York, New York

Cost Analyst. Studied functions of operating departments to identify products, expenses and unit costs.

4/72 - 12/72: Kemper Insurance Company; New York, New York

Commercial Fire and Package Underwriter. Evaluated the insurable risk of commercial insurance proposals.


U.S. District Courts:

U.S. Court Of Appeals:

  • U.S. Court Of International Trade

  • U.S. Court Of Federal Claims

    U.S. Supreme Court