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Lee A. Forlenza,Partner

Commercial Lending, Business and Commercial Law, Creditors Rights and Real Estate Transactions

Prior to joining GW&F, Mr. Forlenza served as the District Counsel for the United States Small Business Administration, New York District Office, covering New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam Counties. He was responsible for the administration of loans to small businesses and the supervision of seven staff attorneys. During his tenure at the Small Business Administration, he was named Special Assistant to the United States Attorney for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Mr. Forlenza was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1983 and to the United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York in the same year.

He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Mr. Forlenza was born in New York, New York in 1957. He graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with high honors and was elected Phi Beta Kappa in 1979. He earned a Juris Doctor from Fordham Law School, in 1982.