Mr. Scagluso was
admitted to the New York State Bar in June, 1985, and has been in private
practice since that time. After practicing as an associate attorney in a law
firm located in Melville, New York, he left in 1994 to establish his own law
firm in Smithtown, New York. Since 1994, Mr. Scagluso has operated his general
law practice handling matters concerning businesses and corporate counseling,
the formation of business entities, commercial and residential real estate,
and civil litigation, personal injury litigation, bankruptcy and
debtor-creditor matters, wills and estate planning, the probate of estates,
mortgage lending, foreclosure actions, matrimonial and family law and workers
compensation. Mr. Scagluso represents many local businesses, individuals,
condominiums, homeowner associations and housing cooperatives, and both
Plaintiffs and Defendants.
Mr. Scagluso has
been consistently awarded a “BV”®
rating by MARTINDALE-HUBBELL®,
a rating earned as a result of an extensive and confidential peer review of
other members of the New York Bar.
In April, 2007,
Mr. Scagluso made front page headlines in the NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL, on two (2)
separate occasions. Click here to access the ARTICLE and DECISION of the Court.
COURT ADMISSIONS AND
was admitted to the New York Bar in 1985, and in is admitted to the FEDERAL
DISTRICT COURTS for the SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK and the EASTERN DISTRICT
OF NEW YORK. Thereafter, in 1995, Mr. Scagluso attended ceremonies in
Washington, D.C. to be sworn in for admission to the UNITED STATES SUPREME
COURT, the UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT, the UNITED
STATES COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS, and the UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE
He is a member
of NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION and SUFFOLK COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION, and has
served as a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association's committees for Real
Estate, Surrogates Court, Corporate Practice, and Plaintiff’s Negligence.
served as a law intern for the Hon. Sybil Hart Cooper, a Justice of the
Appellate Division, Second Department, and the Supreme Court, Kings County and
clerked at the District Court Bureau of the Suffolk County District Attorney.
While attending law school, he worked as a law clerk with a prominent New York
City law firm.
DEGREES and INTERNSHIPS:
He was awarded
a Juris Doctor Degree in 1984 from
New York Law School, where he was awarded the Certificate of Merit
Arguments. In 1980, he was graduated from Binghamton University, and conferred
with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He was awarded a Regents
Scholarship by the State of New York. As part of his college education,
Mr. Scagluso served as a Congressional Intern to the Hon. Matthew F. McHugh, the
United States Congressman of the 27th District of New York (as it was then
known). Additionally, he worked as a Research Assistant for a University study
conducted by Cornell University’s New York State School of Industry and Labor
Relations, researching for a New York State study of the economic impact of
industrial plant closings and relocations upon the upstate New York State
region. While attending Binghamton University, Mr. Scagluso was appointed a
Resident Assistant, and served as an editor for the 1980 United States Census.
Mr. Scagluso is
a member of the Nesconset Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the
Nesconset Taxpayers Association, and has served as its Vice President and
Secretary. From 1987 to 2005, Mr. Scagluso served as President of the Board of
Directors of a local cooperative housing association, serving as its first
President until resigning in 2005. He established corporate governance and
corporate policy, and was responsible for drafting and approving annual
corporate budgets, negotiating management and other contracts, and the
successful operation of the corporation.
Mr. Scagluso served as a member of the
Board of Directors for several other condominiums, Planned Unit Developments and
Cooperative entities on behalf of the sponsor and builders of several projects.
Mr. Scagluso served as the Vice President and Secretary of the Nesconset
Taxpayers Association, is a member of the Nesconset Chamber of Commerce and is
active in other community activities, including the Nesconset Athletic
Association and St. Patrick’s Youth Athletic Association.
Frank S. Scagluso, Esq. resides
in Smithtown, New York, with his wife, Andrea, and their three children.