Gaetano Piccirilli is a strategic counselor and advisor to a diverse base of clients, and on a broad number of issues. In business, Gaetano works with clients to complete projects and deals in a practical, but aggressive way to obtain results. In litigation, Gaetano has a reputation for aggressive advocacy, problem solving, and efficiency. Gaetano considers the key to success is client responsiveness, his own experiences (detailed below), and the ability to develop practical solutions.
Gaetano's practice is expansive. Gaetano represents businesses of all types in litigation and general consulting matters. For instance, Gaetano has represented clients in the construction, real estate, transportation and infrastructure, banking, finance, fraternal/education, pharmaceutical, and entertainment industries. Gaetano also represents both for-profit and not-for-profit business related to their corporate governance, operations, and day-to-day legal issues.
Gaetano practices in the state and federal courts in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
Gaetano’s unique perspective to the practice of law, in part, derives from his civic participation. 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. These experiences have enhanced Gaetano’s ability to counsel clients significantly by giving him a unique perspective.
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.
In 2015, Gaetano was appointed to Mayor-Elect James Kenney's Transition Team for Housing, Planning, and Development.
In 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, Mr. Piccirilli was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Star by a vote of his peers.
Mr. Piccirilli was named a 2016 Lawyer on the Fast Track by The Legal Intelligencer. In 2018, he was named an Unsung Hero by The Legal Intelligencer, highlighting, in their words, attorneys who have gone unnoticed for, or were instrumental behind the scenes of, particularly important work.
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