Anthony J. Fasano

Anthony J. Fasano is a Partner with the firm. His practice focuses on providing general and labor counsel to municipalities, civil litigation, construction law, and government investigations. Anthony brings a diverse litigation experience to the firm with experience in both state and federal trial and appellate courts, in grievance arbitrations, employee disciplinary proceedings, and in proceedings with the New York Public Employment Relations Board, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the New York State Division of Human Rights.

Anthony is the co-chair of the firm's personal injury practice group. He handles all aspects of civil litigation from inception to trial and appellate work, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. This broad range of knowledge provides a significant advantage to clients, as Anthony is able to see cases from both sides, allowing consistent and expected results for clients.

Anthony also chairs the firm's Freedom of Information Law ("FOIL") practice group. As one of the few practice groups in the state focusing on FOIL, Anthony has developed a wide set of knowledge in FOIL litigation, enabling the firm to provide greater representation of its clients in FOIL matters.

He is a cum laude graduate of Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, and served as a Research Editor on the Touro Law Review.  His case note, The Decline of the Confrontation Clause in New York – People v. Encarnacion, 28 Touro L. Rev. 929 (2012), was published and subsequently cited by a New York Supreme Court in People v. Umpierre, 951 N.Y.S.2d 382 (Sup. Ct. Bronx County 2012).  During law school, Anthony interned with the Honorable Joseph F. Bianco of the Eastern District of New York - now sitting on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the United States Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of New York, and Guercio & Guercio, LLP.

In addition to his academic career, Anthony received his commission as a second lieutenant in the New York Army National Guard as a graduate of the Hofstra University Reserve Officers' Training Corps, where he earned the George C. Marshall Award for overall outstanding student in military studies and leadership.  He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Field Artillery Basic Officer Leader Course.  Anthony honorably separated from the New York Army National Guard in 2014.

Areas of Practice:

Bar Admissions:

  • New York State
  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of New York

Honors and Awards:

  • Top Lawyers of Long Island - Education Law (2023)
  • Super Lawyers – “Rising Stars” (2016-2023)
  • Pro Bono Honoree – Nassau County Bar Association (2021)
  • Young Lawyer of the Month, Nassau County Bar Association (Jan 2015)

Presentations / Continuing Legal Education:

  • Student Discipline and the Emphasis on Restorative Justice, Westchester-Putnam School Boards Association (May 2024)
  • Artificial Intelligence, Westchester-Putnam School Boards Association (May 2024)
  • Freedom of Information Law – FOIL Uncoiled, 2024 School Law Conference, Suffolk County Bar Association (Mar. 2024)
  • Child Victims Act - Continuing to Move Forward, New York State School Boards Association (Oct. 2023)
  • Child Victims Act, Nassau County Bar Association (June 2023)
  • Comparing Roles: The Superintendent and the Board of Education, Westchester-Putnam School Boards Association (Mar. 2023)
  • Removal of a Board Member, Westchester-Putnam School Boards Association (Mar. 2023)
  • Don't Get FOILed Again: Freedom of Information Law for Plaintiffs and Defendants, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (Dec. 2022)
  • Child Victims Act, New York State Association of School Attorneys in partnership with the New York State School Boards Association (June 2022)
  • Contractual and Legal Issues in Construction Projects, New York Association of School Business Officials (Mar. 2022)
  • Using FOIL as a Defense Practice Tool, New York State Defenders Association (Nov. 5, 2021)
  • Altered State of Affairs? New York's Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) and Labor and Employment Issues for Schools, New York State Management Advocates for School Labor Affairs (MASLA), 43rd Annual Summer Conference (July 20, 2021)
  • Election Procedures for the 2020 Budget Vote and Election, New York Association of School Business Officials (June 2020)
  • Paper Ballots? Unintended Consequences of the Presidential Primary Webinar, ASBO New York (Feb. 2020)
  • Freedom of Information and the Open Meetings Law, New York State Bar Association (Sep. 2018)
  • School Security and Employee Rights, NYS Management Advocates for School Labor Affairs (July 2018)
  • Addressing Safety and Emergency Issues in the Public Sector, Labor and Employment Relations Association (May 2018)
  • "FOIL"ed Again: The Article 78 and Attorney's Fees, Suffolk County Bar Association, Suffolk Academy of Law (Apr. 2018)
  • Fun with F.O.I.L., Suffolk County Bar Association, Suffolk Academy of Law (Oct. 2017)
  • FERPA and Family Court, Nassau County Bar Association (Oct. 2016)


  • Lessons to be Learned from Child Victims Act Cases, New York State School Boards Association, On Board (Feb. 5, 2024)
  • School districts have 10 days to dispute notice of financial responsibility for foster care tuition, On Board, New York State School Boards Association (Mar. 1, 2021)
  • When Old is New: Returning to the Use of Paper Ballots in School District Elections, The Reporter, ASBO New York, Volume 67, Number 4 (Spring 2020)
  • Book Review, FOIL: The Law and the Future of Public Information in New York, Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Lawyer (Sep. 2018)
  • Recent Trends in Attorney's Fees under FOIL, Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Lawyer (Oct. 2017)
  • Common Pitfalls in Appeals to the Commissioner of Education, Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Lawyer (Aug. 2017)
  • Navigating the Doctrine of Primary Jurisdiction, Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Lawyer (Aug. 2016)
  • Contributing Editor, Now That You've Turned 18 Pamphlet Series, NYSBA (2016)
  • FOIL 2015: A Year in Review, NYSBA, Electronically in Touch (Feb. 2016)
  • Ringing the Bell for Tinker, Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Lawyer (Oct. 2015)
  • FOIL 101: An Inside Route to Better Discovery, NYSBA, Perspective (Apr. 2015)
  • A Primer on Student Suspension Hearings in New York Public Schools, NYSBA, Electronically in Touch (Oct. 2014)
  • The Decline of the Confrontation Clause in New York, 28 Touro L. Rev. 929 (2012)


  • OSHA 10-hour Certification