Thomas E. Stagg

Thomas E. Stagg: Attorney with Stagg, Terenzi, Confusione & Wabnik, LLP AV stamp icon
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Thomas Stagg, managing partner at Stagg, Terenzi, Confusione & Wabnik, LLP, focuses his practice on commercial, general and appellate litigation. He represents clients in federal and state courts in New York and New Jersey, as well as in Connecticut federal court, and has argued before New York's highest court, the Court of Appeals, on behalf of international banking clients. Thomas has achieved an "AV" Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating, which is assigned to lawyers who have reached the height of professional excellence and who are recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. He has also been selected as a New York Metro Super Lawyer. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to Super Lawyers, which is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.
Thomas has represented the firm's banking and credit clients in connection with Uniform Commercial Code matters and federal and state consumer credit statutes, including the Truth in Lending Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Electronic Fund Transfer Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. On behalf of corporate, municipal and private clients, he has successfully litigated numerous actions involving federal and state environmental laws, class action constitutional and land use issues. He has also served as counsel to a large municipality in its negotiations with New York State for a multimillion dollar grant.
After graduating from the State University of New York at Binghamton and St. John's University School of Law, where he was Associate Notes and Comments Editor of St. John's Journal of Legal Commentary, Thomas began his legal career with the Washington, D.C. based firm of Beveridge & Diamond. His publications include, as coauthor, "Contractual Protection: An Existing Remedy for Bondholder Distress." 4 St. John's Journal of Legal Commentary 2. He lectures on environmental lender liability and has served on the Long Island Sound Nonpoint Source Pollution Committee.

(Also at Garden City Office)

Areas of Practice (7)

  • General Civil
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Banking Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Trial Practice
  • Appeals
  • Mediation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
516-812-4501  Phone
University Attended:
State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A.
Law School Attended:
St. John's University - Jamaica, NY, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
1992, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 2006, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York; 1992, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1991, New York, New Jersey, District of Columbia and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 2002, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit and U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; 2010, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 2007, U.S. Supreme Court
New York State and American Bar Associations.
Birth Information:
White Plains, New York, April 26, 1961
Reported Cases:
Lin v. Chase Card Services, 09-5938, 2010 WL 1265185 (D.N.J. March 26, 2010) aff'd Lin v. Chase Card Services 10-1612 & 10-2205, 2011 WL 1770532 (3d Cir. May 10, 2011); Estate of Jerry Castellone v JPMorgan Chase, N.A., 60 A.D.3d 621, 875 N.Y.S.2d 130 (2d Dep't 2009); In re Estate of Ray, 874 N.Y.S.2d 891 (Sur. Ct. Kings County 2009); Provident Bank v. Community Home Mortg. Corp., 498 F.Supp.2d 558 (E.D.N.Y. 2007); Elio Bruno v. First USA Bank, N.A. (In re Bruno), 356 B.R. 89 (W.D.N.Y. 2006); Salles v. Chase Manhattan Bank, 12 Misc.3d 1165(A), 820 N.Y.S.2d 845 (Sup. Ct. Bronx County, 2006); Punk Ziegel & Co., L.P. v. Energy Partners, Ltd., et al., (Sup. Ct. New York County, 2006); Neama v. Town of Babylon 18. A.D.2d 836, 796 N.Y.S.2d 644 (2d Dep't 2005); Overby v. Chase Manhattan Bank & JPMorgan Chase (S.D.N.Y. 2005); Kurz v. Chase Manhattan Bank USA, NA., 324 F.Supp.2d 444, (S.D.N.Y. 2004) (reported as Decision of Interest, June 17, 2004 New York Law Journal); Kurz v. Chase Manhattan Bank USA, N.A., 319 F.Supp.2d 457, (S.D.N.Y. 2004); Salles v. Chase Manhattan Bank, 300 A.D.2d 226, 754 N.Y.S.2d 236 (1st Dep't 2002); Doremus v. Town of Oyster Bay, 274 A.D.2d 390, 711 N.Y.S.2d 443 (2d Dep't 2000); Barbara Anne, Inc. v. Smithhaven Center Associates, LLC, 273 A.D.2d 331, 709 N.Y.S.2d 596, (2d Dep't 2000); Mouradian v. Astoria Federal Sav. and Loan, 91 N.Y.2d 124, 667 N.Y.S.2d 340 (1997); Resolution Trust Corp. v. Hidden Ponds Phase IV Development Associates, 873 F.Supp. 799 (E.D.N.Y. 1995); Village of Grand View v. Skinner, 947 F.2d 651 (2d Cir. 1991); Spira v. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., No. 09-8412, 2010 WL 3910290 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 29, 2010) aff'd Spira v. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., No. 10-4590, 2012 WL 615597 (2d Cir. Feb 28, 2012).
Payment Information:
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  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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