Top Ten Legal Eagles 2013 – James C. Ricca

James C. Ricca
Banking, Finance, Bankruptcy & Collections

Some may consider Chapter 7 to be the worst chapter in their lives. It takes a professional who is tough, but who can also tread lightly through his clients’ most delicate moments to handle its nuances. Attorneys in this field must be well versed in the complexities of banking and finance law, foreclosures, creditor’s rights, trusts and estates. And it gets really interesting when you factor in corporate law and real estate litigation. James C. Ricca started his career as a Bronx ADA. Later he joined Ricca & Donnelly, where his father was a principal. In 2002, as a managing partner, he merged Ricca & Donnelly with Forchelli, Curto, Deegan et al. Ricca is currently admitted to the New York State Bar and the federal district courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is a member of both the New York State and Nassau County bar associations, as well as holding the post of chairman with the Queens County Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee. He authors articles, donates his time to community groups, has volunteered for Big Brothers Big Sisters and has been a trustee on the board of Jamaica Hospital.