Gaetano Piccirilli is a strategic counselor and advisor to a diverse base of clients, on a broad number of issues. Gaetano has a reputation for aggressive advocacy, problem solving, and efficiency. He takes a thoughtful and responsive approach to representing clients in all aspects of business litigation and counseling.
Gaetano’s practice profile is diverse. He represents clients in many industries, including construction, real estate, transportation and infrastructure, banking, finance, fraternal/education and not-for-profit, pharmaceutical, and entertainment. Gaetano is called upon to handle day-to-day legal issues, as well as significant litigation and dispute resolution for clients small to large.
Gaetano’s perspective on the practice of law is unique, and derives from his experience in law, business, and civic affairs. Presently, Gaetano is serving on the Philadelphia Tax Review Board - having been appointed by Mayor James Kenney. From 2008-2013, Gaetano served as a member of the Pennsylvania State Real Estate Commission, the regulatory body responsible for the regulation, licensure, and discipline of 50,000 real estate professionals in Pennsylvania. In 2013, Gaetano was elected Chairman of the Commission and devoted substantial attention to decreasing the docket and expediting disciplinary cases before the Commission. At both the Tax Review Board and the State Real Estate Commission, Gaetano sat “on the other side” and in judgment of parties and their evidence.
Gaetano is also the Chairman of the Caring People Alliance, a large social services non-profit operating in and around Philadelphia. Thus, Gaetano has served as “the client” in circumstances and has learned lessons that translate into his law practice as a result.
These experiences have considerably enhanced Gaetano’s ability to counsel clients and to present facts and arguments persuasively.
Gaetano’s practice has been recognized over the years. In 2016, Gaetano was named a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer. In 2018, Gaetano was named The Legal Intelligencer’s “Unsung Hero,” which recognizes attorneys who have “gone unnoticed for, or were instrumental behind the scenes of particularly important work.” In 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Mr. Piccirilli was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Star by a vote of his peers.
Gaetano practices in the state and federal courts in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
Temple University School of Law, J.D. (2004)
Temple University, B.A., summa cum laude (2001)
New York (2012)
New Jersey (2004)
District of Columbia (2011)
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
District Court of New Jersey
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York