Since James F. Scaffidi began practicing law, he has represented individuals and companies in a wide array of transactions, including: buying and selling residential real estate throughout New York, negotiating and reviewing construction agreements, reviewing and consulting on insurance policies for companies and individuals to ensure they are covered, negotiating and reviewing employment contracts, negotiating and reviewing severance agreements, and more.

James understands that entering into any transaction, no matter how big or small, can be very nerve-racking, and he understands how important those transactions are to his clients. This is why James makes himself easily accessible to his clients at all times, ensuring a smooth transaction.

When it comes to residential real estate transactions in New York, James represents buyers and sellers from all walks of life, including first-time homeowners, experienced buyers and sellers, as well as investors. His expertise involves the purchase or sale of: condominiums, cooperatives, new developments, single-family homes, multi-family homes, vacant land, storage units, and more.

James has negotiated many employment agreements, severance agreements, and other employment-related transactions, including wrongful termination and discrimination. His clients have ranged from individuals to a New York based Consulate and Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

James has also negotiated and reviewed construction contracts and insurance policies to ensure fair construction terms, as well as adequate insurance coverage for downstream coverage, as well as to avoid any potential breach of contract claims from the owner or general contractor.

James, also during his career, represented and continues to represent both individuals and corporations in a multitude of areas of the law, including: construction site accidents, personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, insurance law, and employment law.


Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • St. Thomas Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Miami, B.S.
  • James is an active member of the New York State Bar Association’s Real Property Law Section and the Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section.
  • Recognized by New York Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs


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