Uniondale, Long Island, New York, April 23, 2014 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. announced today that Thomas Telesca has been elected Treasurer of the Board of Directors of The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research & Preservation. Mr. Telesca has served as a board member since February 2011.
Mr. Telesca is a senior associate at the firm and member of the Litigation Department and International Practice Group. Mr. Telesca has extensive experience in a wide range of commercial litigation, including corporate dissolutions, shareholder and partnership disputes, antitrust or unfair business practices, trademark and patent infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, enforcement of restrictive covenants, RICO actions, securities litigation, construction and real estate related matters, contract disputes, and Article 78 proceedings against municipalities and corporations. Mr. Telesca has also prosecuted civil rights claims against municipalities and private entities.
The Riverhead Foundation, New York State’s only marine mammal and sea turtle rescue program, serves to preserve and protect our marine environment through rescue and rehabilitation, research and education. The Riverhead Foundation rescues and rehabilitates dolphins, porpoises, seals, sea turtles and whales, responding to approximately 250 animals each year. Their team has the distinction of being the only group authorized inNew Yorkto respond to stranded sea turtles and marine mammals. With education at the core of its goals, the Foundation offers an array of informative preservation programs to the public.
“Above and beyond being a skilled litigator, Tom Telesca, a long-time summer resident of East Quogue, has been staunchly committed to the preservation of the marine environment. His talent and commitment benefits the Riverhead Foundation and the community at large,” expressed Managing Partner Mark Mulholland.
Currently a resident of Bay Shore, Mr. Telesca also serves as an adjunct professor at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York. He has taught courses on civil litigation, evidence, business organizations and property law. He is admitted to practice inNew YorkandNew Jerseyas well as numerous federal courts, including the United States Court of International Trade.
For more than 45 years, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, headquartered inUniondale, has built a reputation as one of the region’s leading providers of innovative legal services. Its attorneys are practical, experienced advocates who measure their success by their clients’ success. Cornerstone groups in all major practice areas of the law are represented at the firm, including corporate & securities, financial services, commercial litigation, intellectual property, health care, real estate, employment, energy and trusts & estates. Clients include large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses, institutions and individuals.