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William V. Ferro
Partner


A founding partner in 1989 of the firm now known as Ferro, Kuba, Mangano, Sklyar, P.C., William V. Ferro has tried countless cases to successful conclusion. As the partner running the firm's highly regarded Personal Injury Department, Mr. Ferro coordinates a team of attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants all working toward the common goal of providing the highest quality of legal representation. He remains committed to preserving the rights of the injured and is actively involved in the continued battle against tort reform. Early in his career, Mr. Ferro was an attorney with the Legal Aid Society's Criminal Defense Division and still maintains a criminal practice that includes many high profile cases.

A graduate of Brooklyn Law School, Mr. Ferro is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and is a volunteer for Trial Lawyers Care assisting victims of the September 11th terrorist attack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lance E. Kuba
Partner


Lance E. Kuba heads the firm's Commercial Transactions, Real Estate and Corporate/Business Law Departments. Messrs. Kuba and Ferro merged their law practices in January of 1999 in order to expand the areas of legal services provided by the firm.

Mr. Kuba has more than fifteen years of experience representing banking institutions, lenders licensed by the U.S. Small Business Administration, credit unions, mortgage banks, mortgage brokers, residential and commercial lenders, leasing and finance companies, taxi and livery businesses, franchise owners and operators, and businesses large and small.

In addition to the transactional and lending practice areas, Mr. Kuba also has extensive experience in general business representation, organization and structuring of business entities, negotiation of operating agreements, shareholder and partnership arrangements, and ongoing business contracts and employment agreements. As a result, Mr. Kuba has earned an outstanding reputation, combining his real estate work and corporate and commercial law skills.

Mr. Kuba is a graduate of Emory University and earned his law degree from New York Law School.

Kenneth E. Mangano
Partner


Mr. Mangano heads the Major Case Trial Department of the Personal Injury Practice, prosecuting countless matters on behalf of injured victims with outstanding success.

Mr. Mangano's trial skills and courtroom demeanor have earned him a reputation as one of the top Personal Injury Attorneys in New York. He handles many of the firm's significant cases including those involving Labor Law, Lead Poisoning and Medical Malpractice. For more than a decade, he has obtained superior results litigating cases for clients who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries.

Mr. Mangano, a graduate of Californian Western School of Law, is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, and Brooklyn Bar Association.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adelina M. Sklyar
Partner


A partner in the Commercial Transactions and Real Estate Department, Ms. Sklyar maintains the bulk of her practice in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, handling complex, multi-state, commercial transactions on behalf of the firm's institutional clients. In addition to her involvement in the commercial market, Ms. Sklyar services an active clientele in the residential real estate market, representing lenders, buyers and sellers of residential real estate ranging from simple house closings to transactions involving 6-12 family dwellings.

Ms. Sklyar is a graduate of New York Law School.  She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Associates

Rebecca Fortney
Associate
f. 212.244.9393


Rebecca Fortney joined the firm in 2005 and immediately hit the ground running. Ms. Fortney has an extensive background in the insurance industry, which includes several years experience as a claims adjuster, then as an attorney for defendants in personal injury actions. Ms. Fortney's knowledge of insurance company procedures and tactics allows her to develop effective strategies to combat these tactics during litigation.

Ms. Fortney graduated with honors from Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and conducts lectures for both attorneys and claims professionals for the National Business Institute on several topics, including Trial of Soft Tissue Injury Cases and Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law.

 

Michael Manolakis
Associate
f. 631.883.9494


Michael Manolakis joined the firm in 2002 as an associate and immediately became a vital part of the FKMS team. Mr. Manolakis manages a significant personal injury caseload and works closely with all the paralegals to assure that each file is processed and litigated properly and efficiently.

Mr. Manolakis has been exclusively prosecuting personal injury cases since his graduation from St. John's University School of Law and is a member of the New York State Bar Association and New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

Counsel

Steven Gacovino

Steven Gacovino was one of the founding principals in the firm Gacovino, Lake and Associates. Mr. Gacovino acted as managing attorney of that firm until its merger with Ferro, Kuba, Bloom, Mangano, Gacovino & Lake, P.C. in 2002. He has a vast knowledge of personal injury law and has successfully prosecuted hundreds of cases in his career.

Steven is a graduate of the Touro College Law Center and a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, New York State Bar Association, Suffolk County Bar Association and Nassau County Bar Association.

Antonia LoBello

Antonia LoBello is involved in the majority of the criminal defense matters the firm handles. Her practice ranges from simple misdemeanor infractions to complex felony matters. She is a former Bronx prosecutor who enjoys a stellar reputation representing the accused in all courts and venues throughout the state.

Ms. LoBello is a graduate of University of Buffalo Law with both a Jurist Doctorate and an LLM, Master of Law degree. She is a member of the Suffolk County Criminal Defense Bar, the New York State Defenders Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association.

 

Jeffrey P. Falk

Mr. Falk has been serving as co-counsel to the firm for the past four years handling a wide variety of personal injury matters. In addition to representing injured plaintiffs, he has an extensive background in matters involving products liability, professional liability and insurance defense litigation. He is the founding partner of Falk & Klebanoff.

Mr. Falk is a graduate of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.  He is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the New York State Bar Association.

 

Sean J. Doolan

FKMS is pleased to have forged an affiliation with Sean Doolan.  Mr. Doolan, who practices in Windham, NY, became counsel to FKMS in 2007 in all matters involving Nursing Home Litigation and Elder Care.

Mr. Doolan has been honored to co-author a total of three (3) chapters on litigation strategies in two books, both published by Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company: Nursing Home Litigation : Investigation and Case Preparation, 2nd Edition, and Nursing Malpractice, 3d Ed. Mr. Doolan has been a guest lecturer at numerous Nursing Home/Assisted Living Litigation and Negligence seminars. Some of the organizations that he has lectured for include: American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC), Lorman Education Services, Professional Education Systems Institute, LLC (PESI), New York State Bar Association, Rockland County Bar Association, Albany County Bar Association and the Greene County Department of the Aging.

Mr. Doolan is a member of the Greene County, Albany County, Rockland County and New State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the American Trail Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the Nursing Home Group of the American Trial Lawyers Association.