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Michael J. Comerford, Partner

Michael J. Comerford was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, where he attended Our Lady of Angels grammar school and Brooklyn Prep, Class of 1972.  He went on to attend Cornell University and Georgetown University Law Center and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1980.  He worked as an associate and later a partner at Driscoll, Mulholland & Delaney where he focused on the firm's Trust and Estates practice.  In 1990, Mr. Comerford became a partner in Kennedy & Comerford, a Garden City-based firm that represented King Kullen and other Long Island-based businesses.

In 2003, Mr. Comerford formed a new firm, Comerford & Dougherty, LLP, based in Garden City, that provides a broad range of legal services to a diverse group of businesses and individuals in the New York metropolitan area.  Among other clients, he is counsel to the Association of New York Catholic Homes and Catholic Charities in connection with their affordable housing portfolios.

In addition to his busy legal practice, Mike is one of nine Trustees of the Heisman Trust, a charitable trust that runs the annual Heisman Trophy events and which oversees a charitable mission to support amateur athletes and to provide greater opportunity for youth.  He is also currently the President of the Brooklyn Prep Alumni Association, which operates the John D. Alexander Scholarship Fund that has distributed in excess of $4,000,000 in high school scholarships to cover 500 local area students.  He is a member of the Cardinal's Committee for Charity of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, which is a membership of civic, corporate and philanthropic leasers from the New York metropolitan area who support Catholic Charities.  Finally, Mike serves on the Board of Trustees of Molloy College.

Mike is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, Surrogate's Court Estate and Trust Committee, American Bar Association and National Association of Elder Law Attorneys.

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