James DeCristofaro

Also Serving CT, NJ & Wash, DC
676A Ninth Avenue
Suite 302
New York, New York 10036


Areas Of Practice

Real Estate


James J. DeCristofaro is principal of DeCristofaro Law and has been practicing law in New York for over ten years. He graduated from Georgetown Law in 2001.


Before starting this firm, he practiced at the New York offices of several prominent international law firms, including Curtis-Mallet, Lovells (now Hogan Lovells), and Morrison & Foerster, where he worked with some of the top lawyers in the world.

Who We Are



DeCristofaro Law is a team of legal strategists that collaborate with clients to help them overcome their unique legal challenges in order to achieve their distinctive business goals.  We understand business owners and the multifaceted issues they face whether it is complex litigation, sophisticated bankruptcies or day-to-day transactional predicaments.  We take time to listen to our clients and help them succeed by providing innovative, practical and high value advocacy in commercial litigation, bankruptcy, contract and real estate law. Headquartered in New York City, the team of attorneys at DCL have the depth and breadth of experience to serve our clients who range from start-up companies and entrepreneurs to large corporations, investment funds and governments, helping them find the best possible legal solutions to local, national, and international business matters.




Time is a priceless resource. Communication is vital to effective processes. Integrity is fundamental to healthy relationships in business and life. DCL applies this philosophy to the work that we do and how we interact with clients, adversaries, and courts. We believe disputes should be handled with the utmost professionalism and reasonableness, free from manipulation, grandstanding, and confusion. We are forward-looking, committed to finding practical solutions in impractical situations, and dedicated to providing our clients with the finest professional services at economical costs.  We build long-term relationships with our clients by understanding their business operations, anticipating their legal requirements, being inclusive and communicative during legal processes and providing solutions that meet their intended objectives as they sustain their competitive advantage or grow to become industry leaders.





DCL believes that the key to success is taking a strategic approach to legal issues that mirrors how our clients approach their businesses.  We conduct thorough due diligence and search for optimum solutions that resolve legal issues in an effective manner, all the while keeping our clients’ end goals in mind so that we deliver the results they want. Our size enables us to develop direct and close relationships with our clients, who know they are supported by a team of legal professionals that can tackle matters more efficiently than many larger firms, further enhanced by consultation and cooperation among the attorneys in our tight-knit organization.  DCL’s professional structure allows our clients to benefit from the expertise of our exceptional team with strengths in diverse disciplines. This is especially important in today’s rapidly changing business environment driven by technological innovation and a global marketplace. We pride ourselves in our strategic thinking, flexible approach and practical solution seeking for each client’s particular legal needs that are consistent with their economic expectations and circumstances.




DCL has developed strong practice areas in commercial litigation, commercial bankruptcy, and commercial contract law with a growing capability in real estate law. We have a broad range of experience and skill in general business and commercial law, including corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, breach of contract, breach of promissory note, partnership disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence and other commercial torts, supply contracts, business relationships, uniform commercial code, settlement documentation, confessions of judgment, shareholder representation, debtor and creditor disputes, landlord and lessor disputes, secured and unsecured creditors, adversary proceedings, motion practice, insurance and reinsurance insolvency, cross border disputes, zoning, not-for-profit, municipal, franchising, commercial and residential real estate,  civil trials, appeals, arbitrations and mediation.  Our clients include individuals, entrepreneurs, privately held businesses and corporations, municipal entities, public authorities, and real estate developers.

DeCristofaro Law


676A Ninth Avenue # 302

New York, New York 10036

United States


(212) 500-1891