Noted Island-based attorney and Empire Bank president/CEO will explain opportunities and programs that local enterprises may utilize to obtain capital

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – If you operate a business or professional practice on Staten Island, you’ve earned your place an upcoming free seminar and buffet dinner in the Vanderbilt at South Beach.

Attorney Michael Menicucci

The event, sponsored by the law firm of Menicucci, Villa and Associates (MVA), will explore and clarify a variety of Small Business Administration (SBA) loan opportunities and programs that provide access to capital.

Attorney and legal scholar Michael Menicucci will be joined in his presentation by Philip A. Guarnieri, president and CEO of Empire State Bank, a leading provider of SBA loans on Staten Island.

The free event will take place on Monday (Nov. 19), at 6 p.m., in the Vanderbilt at South Beach, 300 Father Capodanno Blvd.

“Conventional small-business lending has significantly weakened with today’s economic shifts,” said Menicucci, founder and managing partner of Meiers Corners-based Menicucci, Villa & Associates. “More than ever, it is imperative for small-business owners to develop relationships with professionals who can offer alternatives and provide solutions for their business needs.

Seating at the event is limited, so reservations are a must. To reserve your place, please contact MVA at 718-667-9090, or email the firm at

About Menicucci . Villa & Associates

Menicucci, Villa & Associates PLLC is a New York-based law firm with a focus on the legal details of banking and finance, including federal regulatory-compliance issues; residential and commercial real estate transactions; commercial litigation, and trusts and estates.

With offices in Manhattan and Staten Island, N.Y., the team of Menicucci, Villa & Associates is widely recognized as one of the top law practices of its kind in metropolitan New York. The firm may be reached at 718-667-9090 or via e-mail at


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