Gaetano is a counselor and resource to clients in the infrastructure, construction, real estate, and transportation industries. He has a reputation as an aggressive advocate with a thoughtful and responsive approach to representing clients in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. This approach has provided Gaetano the fortune of working with clients for many years on various projects, learning their business, and working proactively to protect their interests. In addition, Gaetano is experienced in the courtroom, having tried jury and non-jury trials, hearings, and arguments. He also is experienced in mediation and arbitration.
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Gaetano is active in the civic and non-profit realm. Presently, he is the Chairperson of the Caring People Alliance, a large non-profit serving families and communities in Philadelphia. In 2019, CPA was awarded a contract with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to serve as Philadelphia County’s Early Learning Resource Center—the largest in the state. Since 2016, Gaetano has been a member of Philadelphia’s Tax Review Board. Additionally, in 2019 he was reappointed 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. He previously served from 2008-2013, and in 2013, he was elected Chairman of the Commission.
Temple University School of Law, J.D.
Temple University, B.A., summa cum laude
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Named to the “Pennsylvania Rising Stars” list by Thomson Reuters for Construction Litigation (2012, 2014 – 2019)*
Named “Unsung Hero” by The Legal Intelligencer (2018)*
Named a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer (2016)*
Author, “Alert: Pennsylvania Superior Court Clarifies “Legally Occupied” Under the Abandoned and Blighted Property Conservatorship Act,” Litigation Alert, April 19, 2019
Author, “Dismissal of a Complaint Due to an Arbitration Clause Does Not Toll the Statute of Limitations,” Litigation Alert, March 28, 2019
Author, “Superior Court Examines Service Requirements under Pennsylvania’s Mechanics’ Lien Law,” Litigation Alert, March 19, 2019
Keynote presenter, “Opportunities Pennsylvania Act 135,” Union League Real Estate Club Program, January 2018
Quoted, “KDR National files cross-claim against PSU, IFC in Vivenzio frat case,” The Centre Daily Times, June 15, 2017
Featured, “Quill and Scroll,” National Fraternity of Kappa Delta Rho, Winter 2016
Quoted, “These Guys Are Philadelphia’s Professional Blight Busters,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 15, 2016
Quoted, “Judge Tosses Hazing Claims Against Penn State, Fraternity,” The Legal Intelligencer, December 9, 2016
Quoted, “A Move to Take Over a Derelict, Dangerous Callowhill Property is Initiated,” Philadelphia Business Journal, December 7, 2016 –
Presenter, 2nd Annual Union League Real Estate Summit, August 2016.
Quoted, “Is Philadelphia’s Team Leader Approach Sowing Confusion,” The Legal Intelligencer, August 19, 2016
Author, “Understanding Your Client’s Organization and Personality” The Legal Intelligencer, June 28, 2016
Quoted, “Penn State hazing case could be heard in Dauphin County under judge’s new order,” Penn Live January 28, 2016.
Quoted, “Judge Transfer Penn State Hazing Practices Case From Philadelphia,” The Legal Intelligencer, January 28, 2016
Quoted, “Young Lawyers Can Benefit From a Good Mentor Relationship,” The Legal Intelligencer, December 2, 2015
Co-presenter, Construction Accounting and Financial Reporting Seminar, November 2014