Jeffrey S. Wells ’93
Jeffrey S. Wells ’93 was hired as an Associate in the Real Estate Practice Group at Certilman Balin. He began working at the firm as a Legal Extern while he was a student at Touro Law Center. On the Dean's List, he ranked 11th in his class, won CALI Awards for Academic Excellence in Real Estate Transactions and Drafting Commercial Documents, and earned his Juris Doctor in 2013. He also completed internships at the United States Attorney's Office EDNY, at the law firm of Carter DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP, at the Office of the District Attorney of Nassau County, and at the Long Island Advocacy Center.
After he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 2000 from Fairfield University, Mr. Wells sharpened his business skills through various positions in the financial industry and as a business owner. He worked two years as a Business Analyst at Fleet Bank/Quick and Reilly in Manhattan; another two, as an Insurance Underwriter/Licensed Broker/ASIG Registered Representative for First Heritage Group; and then for one year as a Sales Representative at M2 Aerospace, a distributor of private aviation products.
From 2006 until 2010, Mr. Wells was the Owner/President of Long Island Mobile Car Wash, Inc. in Greenlawn. This venture allowed him to combine his business acumen with his interest in automobiles. Mr. Wells is a nationally certified high performance driving instructor. In his spare time, he races cars and also plays hockey and he is admitted to practice in the State of New York.
Raymond A. Castronovo ‘12
Raymond A. Castronovo was hired as an associate at Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP. He graduated Touro Law Center in 2012, cum laude. He concentrates his practice in the areas of construction law and commercial litigation. Prior to joining the Firm, he was an associate at Agovino & Asselta, LLP. He represents clients from all segments of the construction industry in connection with public and private projects in matters involving nonpayment, extra work, payment and performance bond claims, delays, design and construction defects, changed conditions, mechanic’s liens, terminations and defaults.
While at Touro Law Center, Mr. Castronovo served as Research Editor for the Journal of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity and interned as a Law Clerk for the Hon. Emily Pines, Suffolk County Supreme Court, Commercial Division. He also finished second runner-up in the 2011 American Bar Association’s regional negotiation competition at Albany Law School. In addition, as a member of the Veterans’ and Servicemembers’ Rights Clinic, he represented veterans in matters involving disability and pension benefits, as well as various civil issues. In this capacity, he also appeared before the Veterans’ Court of the Suffolk County District Court, Central Islip, New York.
Mr. Castronovo is admitted to the New York State Bar and the Federal Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Mr. Castronovo is also a member of the Nassau and Suffolk Bar Associations. He earned his B.S. from the State University of New York at Oneonta.