Long Island
100 Quentin Roosevelt Boulevard
Garden City, NY 11530-4850
ph: 516.357.3710
fx: 516.977.4199
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Areas of Practice



J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1986 cum laude
B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1982 cum laude

Joseph D. Simon


Joseph D. Simon handles regulatory, compliance, corporate and transactional matters for financial institutions, and real estate matters for all types of clients.

Mr. Simon advises financial institutions on a wide range of issues, including truth-in-lending, RESPA, truth-in-savings, financial privacy, transactions with affiliates, lending limits, electronic banking, banking operations, and currency transaction and IRS reporting obligations. He has represented financial institutions on various types of regulatory applications, including bank holding company filings, branch applications, mortgage banking license applications, change in control applications, and service corporation and operating subsidiary notices.  He deals on a regular basis with state and federal regulatory agencies such as the New York State Department of Financial Services, the FDIC, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Reserve Board, the Comptroller of the Currency, and the National Credit Union Administration. Mr. Simon has given two Telebriefings to members of the New York Bankers Association (NYBA) on New York’s Exempt Income Protection Act, and was a speaker at NYBA’s 2015 Financial Services Forum on the current state of bank regulatory and compliance issues. Mr. Simon has also advised financial institutions on the myriad of changes made to the New York law governing powers of attorney.

Mr. Simon has written extensively on the mortgage regulations promulgated under the Dodd-Frank Act and has worked with several financial institutions on meeting the new origination and servicing requirements imposed by those regulations. He is the author of “CFPB Mortgage Rules Under the Dodd-Frank Act,” a volume of Bloomberg BNA’s Banking Portfolio Series. The 2015 portfolio provides a comprehensive overview of mortgage rules issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under the Dodd-Frank Act.  Mr. Simon is a recipient of a JD Supra 2016 Reader’s Choice Award for being one of the top four authors in the country with respect to readership and engagement in the area of Banking/Financial Services.  

Mr. Simon also represents landlords and tenants in commercial leases, purchasers and sellers in all types of real estate matters, and lenders in the sale and purchase of performing and nonperforming loans.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Lawyers Advisory Committee of the New York Bankers Association
  • Member, Banking Law Committee of the American Bar Association
  • Member, Banking Law Committee of the New York State Bar Association
  • Previously served as counsel to several bank associations, including the Long Island Thrift Mortgage Initiative, the Community Home Purchase Process Initiative and BANC3, an organization started by banks to increase child care opportunities in New York and Long Island
  • Honoree at the Harbor Child Care 40th Anniversary Gala Dinner in 2013 and the American Kidney Fund's 3rd Annual Golf Classic in 2008