Randall J. Chiera was admitted to the Bar of the State of New York in 1988. He attended Brooklyn Law School where he achieved honor as the Chairman of the Moot Court Honor Society. He was recruited to a prestigious Manhattan law firm where he was a litigator in the Construction Litigation Practice Group. While there, he negotiated with and represented some of the biggest property owners and construction companies in Manhattan. He obtained extensive court room practice in the courts of all five boroughs as well as the outer suburbs. In addition, he assisted in drafting many scholarly articles and was published in the New York State Bar Journal and the New York Law Journal.
Subsequently Mr. Chiera joined a boutique plaintiff’s personal injury law firm which was founded by a former Supreme Court Judge. The firm was on the cutting edge of significant plaintiff’s litigation and Mr. Chiera acted as a principal trial attorney, trying many cases and achieving many successful verdicts and settlement. He headed a successful national mass tort litigation and achieved millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. Some of these case results were published in the New York Jury Verdict Reporter and in the New York Jury Analysis and Review.
Mr. Chiera started his own New York City law firm in 1996, later adding offices in Westchester and Putnam Counties. He is admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts as well as the various criminal courts. In addition to litigation matters, he handles Zoning and Land Use, Real Estate, Criminal and Commercial cases. Mr. Chiera’s vast experience with over a quarter century of experience as an attorney makes him an excellent and dedicated advocate for his clients.
As an officer in the New York Military Reserves, Mr. Chiera was Company Commander for the 56th Area Command of the New York Guard and currently provides legal services for deploying military troops.
Bohdan S. Ozaruk is admitted in both New York and Federal Courts. His primary focus is in litigation and legal research, and he brings over 35 years of legal experience to the firm.
Mr. Ozaruk’s legal experience includes almost 25 years with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission before his retirement in 2013 as senior counsel. While there he handled diversified legal matters, including insider trading, accounting fraud, and asset misappropriation. Several of his investigations involved coordinated action with United States Attorney’s offices, including those in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the Districts of Vermont and Utah. While at the SEC, Mr. Ozaruk received a commendation from the United States Attorney’s office for “outstanding” work that resulted in the successful criminal prosecution of 18 defendants.
Previously, Mr. Ozaruk served as a prosecutor with the Kings County District Attorney (Brooklyn) as a supervising assistant district attorney, where he primarily prosecuted narcotics trafficking and supervised other assistant district attorneys.
As an officer in the New York military reserves, Mr. Ozaruk commands the 5th Legal Affairs Detachment, New York Guard, and is also responsible for training and operations for the 56th Area Command. He and his Guard colleagues also provide free legal services to deploying Air National Guard and Marine service members.
Mr. Ozaruk has authored articles that have been published in the New York Law Journal and in legal blogs, and speaks both English and Ukrainian.
Ronald Pordy has been practicing law for almost 30 years, focusing on Real Estate, Land Use, Zoning and Business Law. He has represented and counseled large Fortune 500 companies, as well as medium and small sized companies, individuals and municipalities. His practice has been both local and national in scope, representing clients in connection with their real estate and business interests throughout New York and nationally, including the preparation and negotiation of office, industrial and retail leases, the acquisition and disposition of real property and related business assets, and the resolution of land use, zoning, and related property management and code compliance issues. Mr. Pordy has also represented local municipalities in connection with zoning, land use and planning issues as well as municipal contracts for leasing, construction and other services. Mr. Pordy practices in state and federal courts with respect to disputes that arise in connection with the foregoing practice areas. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Hunter College and graduated cum laude from Brooklyn Law School.
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