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Michael J. Catalfimo

20 Corporate Woods Boulevard
5th Floor
Albany, New York 12211
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Michael J. Catalfimo has twenty-seven years of experience as a transactional and litigation attorney handling the resolution of disputes in thousands of cases. His work involves a variety of industries and subjects in both the private and public sectors, and his clients range from individuals of modest means to Fortune 500 Companies with billions of dollars of assets.

The depth and breadth of Mr. Catalfimo’s legal experience enables him to quickly understand and evaluate the case before him, and to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the parties’ positions. His neutrality as a mediator––which is underscored by his experience in representing both plaintiffs and defendants in litigated matters, and in advising both businesses and individuals in transactional matters––enables him to identify common ground between opposing interests and positions.

Mr. Catalfimo’s mediation and arbitration practice is focused on his areas of substantive expertise: creditors and debtors, businesses, banking, real property, families (including divorce and family court matters), and individuals.


Mr. Catalfimo has substantive case experience in the following practice areas for which he provides professional mediation and arbitration services:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Child Support
  • Commercial and Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Creditors and Debtors Rights
  • Custody Disputes
  • Divorce
  • Eminent Domain
  • Family Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Partnership and Shareholder Disputes
  • Real Estate
  • Wills, Estates and Probate


2006 - Present Attorney/Shareholder, Carter Conboy, Albany, NY
1993 – 2006 Attorney/Partner, Catalfimo & Catalfimo, LLP, Greenwich, NY
1988 – 1993 Attorney/Partner, Catalfimo & Bulger, Greenwich, NY
1991 – 1992 Adjunct Professor of Business Law, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
1985 – 1988 Associate Attorney, Law Office of James A. Catalfimo, Greenwich, NY


American Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute
American Law Firm Association International
American Legal and Financial Network
Federation of Bar Associations, Fourth Judicial District
New York State Bar Association
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Washington County Bar Association


Mediator and Arbitrator United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, Mediation and Arbitration Panel
Board of Directors
American Legal and Financial Network
Steering Committee ALFA International Business Litigation Practice Group
Board of Directors Federation of Bar Associations for the 4th Judicial District
Past-President Federation of Bar Associations for the 4th Judicial District
Past-President Washington County Bar Association
Founding Member,
Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Board of Directors Mary McClellan Hospital, Inc.
Advisory Board
Home & City Savings Bank
Chair Periclean Honor Society
Scholar Phi Beta Kappa
Scholar Order of the Coif
AV® Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Ranking of highest professional excellence, skills and integrity
10.0 Superb Avvo Attorney Ranking of highest professional achievement and industry recognition 


Panelist/Speaker: Foreclosure Settlement Conferences and Mediations (Live Presentation), American Legal and Financial Network 10th Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM, July 2012
Author/Speaker: How to Deal with Troubled Real Estate Loans (Live Presentation), National Business Institute, April, 2012
Panelist/Speaker: Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Practice (Live Presentation), National Business Institute, March, 2012
Author/Speaker: Recent Developments in Foreclosure Practice (Live Presentation), Federation of Bar Associations, February 2012
Author/Speaker: Advanced Issues in Real Estate Law (Live Presentation), National Business Institute, December 2011
Author/Speaker: Ethics in Foreclosure Practice (Live Panel Presentation), American Legal and Financial Network 9th Annual Conference, Bonita Springs, FL, July 2011
Author/Speaker: Foreclosure: Step-by-Step Through the Procedures (National Teleconference), National Business Institute, July 2011
Author/Speaker: Judicial Foreclosure, Loss Mitigation and Mediation Updates (Panel Presentations), Flagstar Bank ALFN TE@CHTM Program, Troy, MI, June 2011
Author/Speaker: Mastering Foreclosure Law (National Teleconference and Webinar); The Rossdale Group, March 2011
Author/Speaker: Dealing with Unwritten Title Transfers (Live CLE Seminar), National Business Institute, March 2011
Author/Speaker: Foreclosure: Step-by-Step Through the Procedures (National Teleconference), National Business Institute, January 2011

New York Residential Mortgage Foreclosure (Live CLE Seminar), New York State Land Title Association, December 2010

Author/Speaker: Foreclosure: An In-Depth Walk Through (National Teleconference) National Business Institute, December 2009

Foreclosure and Repossession, (Live CLE Seminar) Lorman Education     Services, September 2009


Real Property Foreclosure: A Step-by-Step Workshop (Live CLE Seminar), National Business Institute, June 2009


Motion Practice, References, Judgment & Sale in Residential Foreclosures and Repossessions, Lorman Education Services, September 2008


1985 Boston College Law School, J.D., magna cum laude

Skidmore College, B.A., all college honors