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January 13, 2017

New York, NY, January 13, 2017 – Thomas Zampino has joined Stroock’s Real Estate Tax Certiorari Practice Group as special counsel in the New York office.
Mr. Zampino’s practice focuses on real property tax assessment, abatement and exemption matters and other related real estate tax issues.  He has represented individual and institutional owners of commercial, residential, retail and industrial properties.  Mr. Zampino joins Stroock from Podell, Schwartz, Schechter & Banfield, LLP.  
“We are pleased to welcome an attorney with Tom’s extensive experience to Stroock,” said Joseph B. Giminaro, a partner and head of the Tax Certiorari Group.  “The firm’s clients will be able to leverage Tom’s broad background and ability to develop real estate tax strategies to meet their specialized needs.”    
Our tax certiorari clients, who own a significant number of the largest and highest profile properties in the City, are constantly seeking a competitive edge in the marketplace when appealing the City’s property valuation estimates for real estate tax purposes.  Partnering with our clients to deliver strategies and solutions to negotiate multi-million dollar assessment reductions for their real estate holdings, Stroock is the only full service law firm with a department exclusively devoted to appealing New York City real estate tax assessments.
Mr. Zampino received his J.D., cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law where he was a graduate fellow and a member of the Syracuse Law Review and his B.A., cum laude, from Stony Brook University.
Stroock is a law firm providing transactional, regulatory and litigation guidance to leading financial institutions, multinational corporations, investment funds and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and abroad.  With a rich history dating back 140 years, the firm has offices in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles and Miami.  For more, visit

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