Newark, NJ
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Areas of Practice



Serena M. Stonick


Serena Stonick is an associate in the firm's Banking, Real Estate and Lending departments. Ms. Stonick represents the firm's institutional clients primarily in commercial real estate lending matters including secured and unsecured loans, as well as leasehold financing in connection with the financing of commercial, retail, mixed use, office buildings and multi-family properties, including: the review of loan commitment letters; loan negotiations; preparation and review of all loan documents and title documents, including surveys; extensive title research and review of chain of title, including title endorsements and municipal violations; review of all offering plans, leases, lease estoppels, rent rolls, subordination agreements and organizational documents; and conducting closings and disbursement of loan proceeds. 

Past Experience

Ms. Stonick has been a practicing attorney for the past 14 years having worked primarily in the areas of real estate law, banking law, corporate law and estate law. In her practice Ms. Stonick acted as a Senior Associate, providing both legal services and representation to the firms major financial institutions engaged in commercial, residential, construction, vacant land, and multifamily lending. She also provided legal services and representation to commercial and residential real estate developers; residential lending institutions; purchasers and sellers of residential properties; corporate and business clients; as well as clients seeking advice counsel and representation in Estate matters such as will preparation, trusts, and probate of estates. Ms. Stonick has also been a court appointed Guardian Ad Litem, a court appointed Referee, and has provided numerous hours to pro bono clients and community service matters.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Director, Richmond County Bar Association
  • Member, YMCA Board of Managers, YMCA Greater New York
  • Member, YMCA Counseling Service Committee of Management, YMCA, Staten Island, New York – 2009-2012
  • Chairperson, YMCA Counseling Service Committee of Management, YMCA, Staten Island, New York – 2013-present
  • Member, New York State Bar Association President’s Committee on Access to Justice
  • Member Staten Island Economic Development Corporation Women’s Leadership Council
  • Volunteer, Staten Island Legal Services Homeowners Defense Project, Staten Island, New York
  • Volunteer, Richmond County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Staten Island, New York
  • Volunteer, Surrogates Decision making panel, State of New York
  • Volunteer, Back To Basics, Hurricane Sandy Recovery Program, Staten Island, New York

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient, 20 Under 40 Leadership Award, Staten Island Economic Development Corporation, 2008, Staten Island, New York
  • Recipient, New York State Bar Association 2010 President’s Pro Bono Service Award, Thirteenth Judicial District
  • Recipient, New York City Legal Services 2011 Pro-Bono Leadership award
  • Recipient, YMCA of Greater New York Volunteer of the Year Award, 2013
  • Recipient, Staten Island Economic Development Corporation Women of Influence Award, 2013
  • Recipient, Community Health Action Heroes Award, SIEDC, Back to Basics Hurricane Relief, 2013