Farella Mascolo PLLC

Joseph A. Farella

Direct: 646.343.9576
Fax: 212.287.1276

JOSEPH FARELLA is a Litigator recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the New York Metro Area’s Rising Stars.

A large part of Mr. Farella’s practice is devoted to representing victims of serious accidents in all five boroughs of New York City and surrounding areas. Mr. Farella has experience handling various types of personal injury cases ranging from construction accident cases, motor vehicle and trucking accident cases and premises liability cases.

Prior to founding FARELLA MASCOLO, Mr. Farella was a sole practitioner where he gained valuable experience handling a wide variety of cases by representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. Farella’s experience as a sole practitioner provides him with a special understanding as to how all aspects of litigation are handled, which in turn helps facilitate favorable results for FARELLA MASCOLO‘s clients.

In addition to representing victims of serious accidents, Mr. Farella’s practice focuses on real estate, commercial and business litigation in almost every area of commercial law, including contracts, leases, corporate and partnership disputes, financial services, insurance, real estate, business torts and many other legal and equitable issues. Mr. Farella is also general β€œin house ” counsel for various companies in the New York area and counsels and defends clients in federal, state and local regulatory matters. Mr. Farella’s practice also concentrates on drafting and negotiating a full range of development, design and construction agreements, as well as resolving and litigating complex construction and design-related disputes. Mr. Farella counsels clients in the structuring of major construction projects and on complex development, joint venture, fee, budget, design, risk management and mitigation, insurance, and dispute resolution issues.


  • J.D. β€” Thomas M. Cooley School of Law
  • B.S. β€” Seton Hall University

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey


  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • New York State Lawyers Association
  • Columbian Lawyers Association

Prior Representative Matters

  • Representation of Manhattan real estate developer/owner in preparing and facilitating a license agreement deal with “Beats By Dre,”
  • Representation of Manhattan real estate developer/owner in negotiating and facilitating real estate transaction with Sean Combs a.k.a “P Ditty;”
  • Representation of Manhattan real estate developer/owner in negotiating and facilitating real estate transaction with world-renowned comedian, Amy Schumer;
  • Representation of Manhattan real estate developer/owner in negotiating and facilitating real estate transaction with global beer manufacturer, Peroni;
  • Representation of world-renowned National Geographic photographer, Paul Nicklen, in procuring a favorable art deal & negotiating terms for art gallery;
  • Representation of general contractor in defense and counterclaim of $1.9M lawsuit for the renovation of a multi-million dollar brownstone in New York City;
  • Representation of various Homeowners Associations in day to day counseling regarding;
  • Representation of Manhattan real estate developer/owner in drafting contract and facilitating film shoots at prominent New York City townhouse for TV series and cinemas with NBC, CBS, HBO and Showtime;
  • Representation of multiple retailers in the leasing of new locations and renewal of existing leased locations throughout the New York City area;
  • Represented borrower in a $13 million construction loan to finance a commercial building in New York City;
  • Represented borrower on the $7 million acquisition and construction financing of two industrial buildings;
  • Representation of real estate owner in facilitating Easement Rights and Lease Agreement with T-Mobile;
  • Representation of Owners, general contractors, and subcontractors in residential and commercial construction disputes in state and federal court;
  • Representation of Sellers and Purchasers in closing of real estate transactions involving condominiums, cooperative apartments, multi-family dwellings, commercial properties and single family homes;

Mr. Farella was born in Brooklyn and raised in Staten Island where he currently lives. Mr. Farella, the son of immigrants, comes from a blue-collar upbringing. From the time he was old enough to swing a hammer, Mr. Farella worked with his father and grandfather performing physical and exhausting construction work, which is where Mr. Farella learned the value of hard work, dedication and most importantly sacrifice. It is this upbringing that keeps Mr. Farella deeply rooted in his community and dedicated to serving its members.

Mr. Farella is proud to consider himself a strong supporter of building trade construction unions across the City. Mr. Farella has a special attachment to Local 79, the Laborer’s Union, where his father serves as a Shop Steward and Master Organizer.

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40 Wall Street | 52nd Floor
New York, New York 10005
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