Professional Profile: Raymond Castronovo 2017

Raymond Castronovo

Name: Raymond Castronovo

Title: Associate

Company: Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP

Location: Uniondale, NY

Birthplace: Commack, NY

Education: BS- SUNY Oneonta; JD-Touro Law Center

First job outside of real estate: Waiter

First job in real estate or allied field: Property management

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future?  I am an attorney practicing in the construction department at my law firm.  I represent clients from all segments of the construction industry.  I regularly advise clients on issues relating to payment, defective construction, mechanic’s liens, bond claims and construction contracts.  I would like to dedicate more time to pro bono, working on veterans affairs issues.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Spending time outdoors and cooking.   

Favorite book or author: “Oil & Honor” by Thomas Petzinger

Favorite movie: “Gladiator”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? Green Day “Say Goodbye”    

One word to describe your work environment: Dynamic

Rules to live by in business: Always keep your word.  Never think you know it all.  Don’t hide from your mistakes.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? I would invite Elvis Presley to a luau in Hawaii

What is your dream job? Park ranger at Yosemite National Park