Darren A. Pascarella is a member of the firm’s bankruptcy and creditor’s rights and commercial litigation departments. In the bankruptcy arena, he represents creditors’ committees, corporate debtors, secured and unsecured creditors. He also serves as general bankruptcy counsel on the consumer side for a credit union. Mr. Pascarella also has expertise in the area of commercial litigation, where he represents individuals, businesses, investors, hedge funds, commercial equipment financiers and lessors in New York and around the country.
How do you meet clients’ expectations?
First and foremost, I listen. It goes without saying that a lawyer must thoroughly understand their clients’ needs, goals and expectations. I then investigate and analyze each of the issues involved in a case and consult with the client on various strategies going forward. In dealing with clients in the bankruptcy and litigation arenas, I try to ensure that the client is not making decisions based purely on emotion. Though these cases can be trying for the client, in most instances it is best for clients to make decisions from a business perspective, rather than an emotional one. Finally, I aggressively and efficiently execute the agreed-upon strategy, both inside and outside the courtroom.
“Success means having happy clients. You have achieved success when client after client is happy with the work you’ve done and with the outcome of their case. That’s what an attorney’s ultimate goal is: to represent the client and get the best result possible.”
What makes Farrell Fritz stand apart from other firms?
Many of our attorneys have served at large New York City law firms. Farrell Fritz brings this experience to Long Island and makes it accessible to more people. Plus, the attorneys here are very personable, compassionate and responsive to clients’ needs.
How do you give back to the community at large?
I do pro bono work, and I’ve volunteered at various clinics at the Nassau County Bar Association. One of the clinics I participated in was for those affected by Superstorm Sandy, to try to help the victims work through various matters that arose due to the storm.