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Bernard D’Orazio is a native New Yorker who has lived in New York City for 40 years. He served for eight years as an appointed member of Manhattan Community Board No. 1, which participates in City planning processes and other issues facing lower Manhattan. He was for many years a member of the Board of Managers of his 261-unit condominium building located in the Tribeca neighborhood in Manhattan and also served as its President. Mr. D’Orazio is a Public Member of the Business Conduct Committee (formerly known as the Adjudication Committee) of The CME Group, which operates the NYMEX/COMEX Commodities exchanges in New York City. His interests include history, music, sports, film, travel, all things concerning fabulous Upstate New York, and his family. He writes on topics of New York City history for The Tribeca Tribune, a community newspaper.

Mr. D’Orazio is a regular lecturer on judgment enforcement for the New York City Bar Association. He also writes articles on debt collection issues that have appeared in the New York Law Journal, New York’ daily legal newspaper. Most recently, he was appointed Editor of West Publishing’s on-line guide for practicing lawyers, Practical Law, on the topic of New York Judgment Enforcement.

Published Works

  • Creating and Enforcing Judgment Liens on Real Property“ – December 20, 2022 – The New York Law Journal
  • “New York’s First Baseball Team and Its Lost Ballpark, The Polo Grounds” – March 03, 2021 – Untapped New York
  • “Using a CPLR 5222 Restraining Notice to Freeze Fraudulently Transferred Assets” – December 14, 2018 – The New York Law Journal
  • “Statute of Limitations Rules in Fraudulent Transfer Cases” – June 21, 2017 – The New York Law Journal
  • “In 1874, a Daring Downtown Plan: Build a Train Tunnel Under the Hudson” – Apr 23, 2018 – The Tribeca Tribune
  • “New York City’s First Railroad, the New-York and Harlem Line, Began in Downtown Manhattan” – May 31, 2016 – The Tribeca Tribune
  • “The Astor House, New York’s First Great – Yet Forgotten – Hotel” – March 10, 2016 – The Tribeca Tribune
  • “Attorney May Take Direct Appeal from a Supreme Court Disqualification Order”
  • Survey of N.Y. Practice, 59 St. John’s L. Rev. 436 (1985) – St. John’s Law Review

Past Employment Positions

  • New York Court of Appeals, Albany, NY – Law Clerk
  • Shearman & Sterling, New York City – Summer Associate
  • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft – Litigation Associate


  • St. John's University School of Law, Jamaica, New York - J.D. - 1985

    Senior Member - St. John's Law Review; Dean's List

  • New York University - B.A. - 1982

    Cum Laude

Professional & Bar Association Memberships and Certifications

  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV® “Preeminent” Rated in Litigation and Collections
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association

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