Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Counsel

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, New York Guardianship Law

Judge Edward P. Borrelli concentrates his practice in New York guardianship law. He is Counsel to the firm and a member of various practice groups, including our Guardianship Practice, Mediation & Arbitration and Trusts & Estates groups. Judge Borrelli joins McCarthy Fingar following an illustrious 40 year career in the New York State Unified Court System, where he has presided over a very wide variety of cases, including Civil and Criminal jury trials and non-jury trials, high exposure Supreme Court Civil litigation, matrimonial, parental and grandparental child custody, visitation, child relocation, child support, domestic violence, elder law, adult guardianship and guardianship compliance enforcement proceedings.

Judge Borrelli has served as a judge in the Yonkers City Court. He has also served as a full-time trial Judicial Hearing Officer and as a Special Referee in Supreme Court in Westchester, Dutchess and Orange Counties and Family Court in Putnam and Orange Counties as well as Yonkers City Judge.

Judge Borrelli also administrated and served as representative judicial faculty member at the P.E.A.C.E (Parent Education and Custody Effectiveness Program) for the 9th Judicial District. The goal of the P.E.A.C.E. Program is to minimize the impact on the children of divorcing parents during and after litigation in the Supreme and Family Courts.

Prior to assuming judicial office, Judge Borrelli served for 23 years in the NYS Unified Court System Education and Training Office where he was responsible for the orientation and continuing education programs for New York State’s Judiciary. Judge Borrelli has also assisted in CJE programs for the National Judicial College, the National Judge’s Association, the American Bar Association and New York State Bar Association and many Court systems of other nations, states and CJE/CLE providers.

Judge Borrelli frequently serves as a faculty member at the New York State Judicial Institute.

For more than 3 decades, Judge Borrelli has also served in various capacities on the NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics (ACJE) including 2nd Department Chair, Counsel, Special Counsel and voting member. Judge Borrell currently serves as a voting member and is Chair of the statewide Judicial Campaign Ethics Subcommittee of the ACJE.

Areas of Experience

  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Elder Law and Supreme Court Guardianship Proceedings
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Appeals
11/04/2020

McCarthy Fingar Wins Appeal Concerning Merestead, a Westchester County Park

Representing the County of Westchester, an interdisciplinary team of litigators at McCarthy Fingar, which included James K. LandauEdward P. Borrelli and Frank W. Streng, won an appeal in Matter of Merestead in the Appellate Division, Second Department.  In Merestead, the Second Department upheld a lower’s denial of an attempt by a neighboring landowner to intervene and dismiss a petition filed by the firm on behalf of its client, the County of Westchester. By the petition, the County seeks to modify or extinguish certain restrictions on the use of Merestead, 130 acres of property donated to the County so that Merestead can better carry out the original intentions of the family that donated the property for various uses, including as a park.

02/25/2020

Borrelli Lectures on Ethics & Diversity Training

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, lectured on “Ethics” and “Diversity Training” at a program sponsored by the Yonkers Lawyers Association.

02/17/2020

Borrelli Lectures on Judicial Ethics

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Guardianship Practice, Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, lectured in Manhattan on “Judicial Ethics Update – 2020”, at the Annual Convention for the New York State Association of Towns, as part of its Town and Village Justices Program.

01/07/2020

Borrelli Lectures to New Judges on Judicial Ethics

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our  Guardianship Practice, Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups,  lectured at the NYS Judicial Institute in White Plains, New York on “Judicial Ethics”, for the Unified Court System Certification Program for Newly-elected Town and Village Justices.

12/06/2019

Borrelli Lectures on Judicial Ethics for New Judges

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Guardianship Practice, Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, lectured in Albany, New York on “Assuming the Bench – Judicial Ethics”, for the Unified Court System Certification Program for Newly-elected Town and Village Justices.

11/26/2019

Borrelli Lectures to Law Students on Judicial Ethics

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Guardianship Practice, Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups,  was a guest lecturer in White Plains, New York at a Professional Responsibility class at Pace Law School (Elisabeth Haub School of Law), speaking on “How Judicial Ethics Issues impact your Law Practice”.

09/18/2019

Borrelli Lectures on Judicial Ethics

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, lectured at the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York on “Judicial Ethics”, at the Annual Meeting for the NYS Association of Supreme Court Justices.

09/17/2019

Borrelli Lectures on Judicial Ethics

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Guardianship Practice, Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, lectured in Lake Placid, New York on “Judicial Ethics Update – 2019”, at the Annual Convention of the NYS Magistrates’ Association, as part of its Justices’ Advanced Certification Program.

09/11/2019

Borrelli is Dinner Speaker for Association of Supreme Court Justices

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Guardianship Practice, Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, was a dinner speaker for the Association of Supreme Court Justices of the City of New York in Queens, New York.

05/29/2019

Judge Borelli Speaks to Judges and Judge Candidates on Campaign Ethics

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family Law, Appellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, chairs the Judicial Campaign Ethics Subcommittee of the NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics. In that capacity, Judge Borrelli served on a panel at the NYS Judicial Institute in the taping of the “2019 Judicial Campaign Ethics Online Training Video.” All candidates for election to Judicial Office this year, including incumbent judges running for re-election (except Town and Village Justices), are required to timely complete this program during his/her candidacy.

03/26/2019

Borrelli Speaks at Dinner of Association of Supreme Court Justices

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our  Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, was a speaker in Staten Island at a dinner of the Association of Supreme Court Justices of the City of New York.

05/22/2018

Judge Borelli Lectures for Judges and Judge Candidates on Campaign Ethics

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, chairs the Judicial Campaign Ethics Subcommittee of the NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics. In that capacity, he participated in the taping of the 2018 Judicial Campaign Ethics “Online Training Video.” All candidates for election to Judicial Office this year, including incumbent judges running for re-election (except Town and Village Justices), are required to timely complete this program during his/her candidacy.

04/13/2018

Judge Borrelli Speaks to Judges on Judicial Ethics

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, lectured on “Judicial Ethics” at a program of the New York State Unified Court System entitled “Taking the Bench – Spring, 2018” for newly-elected and recently appointed Town and Village Justices from around the state. The program was held in Albany, New York.

02/19/2018

Judge Borrelli Presents for Unified Court System on Ethics Issues

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, served on the faculty of the New York State Judicial Institute and New York State Unified Court System, Office of Justice Court Support sponsored Continuing Judicial Education Program at the NYS Association of Towns Annual Convention in New York City. Judge Borrelli presented on two topics: 1) 2018 Judicial Ethics Updates and 2) Ethics: Civic Participation Limitations

01/25/2018

Judge Borelli Joins Firm

We are please to announce that Judge Edward P. Borrelli has joined the firm as Counsel in our Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups. Judge Borrelli joins the firm following an illustrious 40 year career in the New York State Unified Court System, where he has presided over a very wide variety of proceedings, including Civil and Criminal jury trials and non-jury trials, high exposure Supreme Court Civil litigation, matrimonial, parental and grandparental child custody, visitation, child relocation, child support, domestic violence, elder law, adult guardianship and guardianship compliance enforcement proceedings.

01/09/2018

Judge Borrelli Part of Panel Discussion on Rules Governing Judicial Conduct

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, was part of a panel presentation by the New York State Judicial Institute entitled, “Rules Governing Judicial Conduct”, as part of a seminar for new judges.

Matter of Merestead, ___ AD3d ___ (2d Dep’t 2020)

James K. Landau, Hon. Edward P. Borrelli, Frank W. Streng

Appellate PracticeMunicipal Law & Land Use –  Trusts and Estates – Motion to Intervene

McCarthy Fingar represents a diverse collection of clients, including municipal and governmental entities. Here, McCarthy Fingar’s interdisciplinary team of litigators, which included James K. Landau, Edward P. Borrelli and Frank W. Streng, succeeded in defeating an attempt by a neighboring landowner to intervene and obtained a dismissal of a petition filed by the firm on behalf of its client, the County of Westchester. By the petition, the County seeks to modify or extinguish certain restrictions on the use of Merestead, 130 acres of property donated to the County so that Merestead can better carry out the original intentions of the family that donated the property for various uses, including as a park. The Supreme Court, Westchester County, denied the neighboring landowner’s motion, and the landowner appealed to the Appellate Division, Second Department. The Second Department unanimously affirmed the decision of the motion court, agreeing that the motion to intervene was fatally defective because the neighboring landowner did not submit a proposed pleading with their motion. The Second Department also agreed with the motion court’s decision denying the motion without leave to renew on proper papers “since the proposed intervenors failed to show a real and substantial interest in the outcome of the proceeding.” 

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Presenter Description Organization Date
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

“Ethics” and “Diversity Training”

Yonkers Lawyers Association

02/25/2020
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judicial Ethics Update – 2020

New York State Association of Towns

02/17/2020
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judicial Ethics

NYS Judicial InstituteUnified Court System Certification Program for Newly-elected Town and Village Justices.

01/07/2020
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Assuming the Bench – Judicial Ethics

Unified Court System Certification Program for Newly-elected Town and Village Justices

12/06/2019
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

How Judicial Ethics Issues impact your Law Practice

Pace Law School (Elisabeth Haub School of Law)

11/26/2019
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judicial Ethics

NYS Association of Supreme Court Justices

09/18/2019
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judicial Ethics Update – 2019

NYS Magistrates’ Association

09/17/2019
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Dinner Speaker

Association of Supreme Court Justices of the City of New York

09/11/2019
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

2019 Judicial Campaign Ethics Online Training Video

NYS Judicial Institute

05/29/2019
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Online Training Video for Judicial Candidates

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics

05/22/2018
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judicial Ethics

New York State Unified Court System

04/13/2018
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

“Judicial Ethics Updates” “Ethics: Civic Participation Limitations”

New York State Judicial Institute

02/19/2018