James F.

Commercial Finance & Banking



T: 516-227-0715

About James

James F. DeVarso concentrates on commercial real estate finance including fee and leasehold mortgages, commercial real estate transactions, and leasing.

James was previously affiliated with Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft and was senior vice president and counsel, real estate to USLIFE Corporation, responsible for closing mortgage and real estate investments.

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  • Sample transactions: the sale and leaseback of major corporation's New York City headquarters; banking clients in the origination of mortgages; over $2 billion in mortgage financing for major New York City office building developers.



  • St. Francis College
  • St. John’s University School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Real Property Section

Court Admissions

  • New York State Courts
  • U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York
  • U.S.D.C., Eastern District of New York

Affiliations & Appointments

  • Nassau County Bar Association

Articles & Advisories

FAQs Under The Paycheck Protection Program

As guidance continues to evolve, the Treasury Department has set up a Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) page on their website.…

April 07, 2020

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Paycheck Protection Program: What You Need To Know

To help businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis, the recently enacted CARES Act established a new loan…

April 04, 2020

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Community Work

James coaches a Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) boys track and girls soccer team.