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Daniel R. Tota

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Yorktown Heights, NY

Durante, Bock, & Tota, PLLC
2000 Maple Hill Street, Suite 206
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Phone: 914-245-6060
Fax: 914-245-6844
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 2004
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas: Real Estate: Consumer, Real Estate: Business, Banking, Business Litigation, Business/Corporate
Attorney Profile

The managing member at Durante, Bock & Tota, PLLC, Daniel R. Tota divides his practice among several different areas of the law. He works out of the firm’s offices in Yorktown Heights, New York, and he represents people and businesses throughout Westchester and Putnam counties. 

Mr. Tota is a graduate of the University of Harford, where in 1999, he earned a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in each sociology and criminal justice, finishing at the top of his class in both subjects. Mr. Tota then enrolled at Brooklyn Law School, and in 2003, he was awarded his Juris Doctor. He worked at both the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the Bronx District Attorney’s Office.

A large portion of Mr. Tota’s practice involves a variety of real estate matters. He has handled closings of both commercial and residential properties, and he has worked on disputes between landlords and tenants, and has prepared commercial lease and financing agreements as well. Mr. Tota also has a business law practice, and this has encompassed entity formation, the preparation and review of shareholder and partnership agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and related litigation if and when disputes arise.

Mr. Tota’s experience additionally extends to personal injury and wrongful death litigation, in which he represents people who have been harmed due to the negligence of other parties. His superior track record in all of these endeavors has earned him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and an “Excellent” peer review rating through Avvo. Mr. Tota is admitted to practice in both New York and Connecticut.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards. 

Practice Areas
  • 30%Real Estate: Consumer
  • 30%Real Estate: Business
  • 20%Banking
  • 10%Business Litigation
  • 10%Business/Corporate
Focus Areas

Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance, Short Sale, Business Organizations

Selections

3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

About Daniel R. Tota

First Admitted: 2004, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.dbtlaw.net/attorney/daniel-r-tota/

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member, Yorktown Chamber of Commerce 
  • Pro Bono general counsel for the Devito Foundation (not for profit), 2019
  • Pro Bono general counsel to Be First Boxing (not for profit), 2019

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Westchester County Bar, Member 
  • Women's Bar Association, Member
  • New York, 2004
  • Yorktown Bar Association, Member
  • Westchester Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member

Honors/Awards

  • Certificate of Appreciation, United States Department of Justice, 1999
  • Highest possible attorney rating given by Martindale-Hubbell based on both client and peer reviews., AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019

Educational Background

  • University of Hartford, BA, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Honors: magna cum laude, Ranked 1st in each department, 1999

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Guest speaker for Yorktown Bar Association event., Presenter, Seller's Concessions, Real Estate, 2016
  • Guest Lecturer, William Raveis Brokerage Firm 
  • Speaker, "From Contract to Closing Without a Headache,", Pace Law School CLE Program, April 13, 2013
  • Featured Lecturer, Residential Real Estate, From Contract to Closing Without a Headache, Pace University
  • Provided CLE for the Pace Law School., Lecturer, Contract to Closing, Real Estate, 2017
  • Provided CLE for the Pace Law School., Lecturer, Closing the Deal, Real Estate, 2017
  • Provided CLE for the Westchester Bar Association., Lecturer, Commercial Leasing, Landlord/Tenant, 2017
  • Provided CLE for Westchester County Bar Association, Lecturer, TRID - Six Months Later, Banking, 2016
  • Participated in weekend educational event hosted by William Raveis Real Estate Brokerage/Banking as attorney instructor., Speaker - Continuing Education Panel, Short Sales, Divorce & Real Estate, Condo's & Cooperatives, REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE, 2017

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • NYS Licensed Real Estate Broker, 2019
  • NYS Real Estate Continuing Ed Instructor, 2019
  • NYS Title Insurance Agent, 2019
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Office Location for Daniel R. Tota

2000 Maple Hill Street
Suite 206
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Phone: 914-245-6060

Fax: 914-245-6844

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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