After more than thirty years practicing real estate transactional and finance law, teaching real estate law and working as a partner and principal in real estate development companies, Mr. Durso joined the firm’s contested foreclosure department in 2015. His practice is now concentrated in commercial mortgage foreclosure litigation, real property title claims litigation and other real property litigation, where he represents institutional and individual mortgage lenders, title insurance companies, as well as Boards of Managers of Condominiums and Home Owner Associations in all aspects of Condominium and Association law. He has also represented Boards of Directors of Cooperative Housing Corporations.
A decorated combat veteran, having served in combat in the Army Security Agency in the Vietnam War, with a Top Secret, Cryptographic Access security clearance, Mr. Durso is a recipient of the Army Commendation Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
A graduate of Chaminade High School, Mr. Durso earned his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, and Master of Arts degrees from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from St. John’s University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the Courts of the State of New York and in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Mr. Durso has served as an elected member and President of the Shoreham-Wading River School Board, board member and coach of various youth sports organizations.