Richard   P.   Romeo
Principal

Contact

Phone: 347.589.8547
Fax: 347.589.8535
Mailing: 10 East 40th Street ,
35th Floor , New York , NY   10016
Linkedin: Richard Romeo

PRACTICE FOCUS

Richard’s practice focus is in the area of employment law, both transactional (drafting) and litigation. Richard’s litigation experience includes assisting and defending businesses in the Department of Labor audits and investigations, defending employment discrimination claims, protection of confidential information, enforcement of post-employment restrictive covenants and non-solicitation agreements, and defending prevailing wage claims. On the transactional side, Richard has been involved in drafting non-disclosure agreements, employment agreements and independent contractor agreements, post-employment restrictive covenants and employment policies and handbooks. Richard has also specifically represented restaurants and hospitality businesses in all of the above employment matters. Richard has also had experience in general commercial litigation including suits on breaches of contract, mortgage foreclosure actions on commercial property and other actions or proceedings of a commercial nature.

Education & Admissions

  • Brooklyn Law School - Brooklyn, New York, Juris Doctor
  • Muhlenberg College - Allentown, Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts
  • New York, New Jersey
  • S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Activities

  • New York City Bar Association: Member, Litigation Committee, 2017-Present; Member, Small Law Firm Committee, 2017-Present
  • New York State Bar Association: Member, Litigation and Employment Committees
  • Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania: Secretary, Board of Trustees, 2002-2011; 2014- Present; Member, Board of Trustees, 1999-2011; 2014-Present
  • Management Advisory Board, MTA Office of The Inspector General: Member, 2006 – Present
  • Lake Hopatcong Foundation: Director, 2017-Present

Posts

"New York’s Harassment and Discrimination Laws Just Changed—Again. Is Your Business Up to Date?"

Less than a year after substantial changes were enacted in 2018, New York State laws concerning harassment and discrimination in…

"Employers, Know Your FLSA Basics"

    Are you aware of your obligations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? Do you understand the differences…

"New York City Employers: Do You Know All the Labor and Employment Laws that Apply to Your Business?"

Business owners in and around New York City have a greater number of legal obligations than do employers in almost…

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