Todd M. Gardella
Todd M. Gardella is an associate in the firm's Litigation practice group. His practice spans many areas of litigation, including commercial, banking, creditors' rights, bankruptcy, foreclosure, debt workout, construction, software and data storage, criminal, corporate and real estate. Mr. Gardella is active in all phases of litigation in both federal and state courts. He has tried several cases in the New York State Supreme and District Courts and has briefed and argued appeals before the Appellate Division of the State of New York.
In 2013, Mr. Gardella was selected to the Super Lawyers New York Rising Stars 2013 - Metro Edition list, being recognized in the area of Business Litigation.
Mr. Gardella is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association and Nassau County Bar Association.
Mr. Gardella received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hofstra University (B.A., 1997), and his Juris Doctor from St. John's University School of Law (J.D., 2006, Dean's List), where he served as Executive Publications Editor of the St. John's Law Review. He is the author of "Beyond Terrorism: The Potential Chilling Effect on the Internet of Broad Law Enforcement Legislation," published in the St. John's Law Review, Volume 80:2, 2006. Mr. Gardella was the recipient of the William J. Manning Scholarship, several merit awards, and the CALI Award for Excellence for his judicial internship with Justice Stephen A. Bucaria of the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court, during which he drafted a Memorandum Decision published in the New York Law Journal on July 27, 2004.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Gardella spent six years as a technical writer, web developer and computer programmer, attending Polytechnic University's Master's Program in Computer Science. He was also a freelance journalist, an owner and operator of an incorporated record label, and a recorded musician.