Lisa A. Perillo joined the firm in 2011 and, although broadly experienced in civil litigation for over a decade, she concentrates her practice on complex commercial and land-use/zoning litigation, municipal law, civil rights and constitutional law, as well as construction law generally and the defense of design professionals such as architects, engineers and land surveyors in professional liability matters. Ms. Perillo regularly litigates claims successfully both in federal and state courts, and has represented individuals, businesses, and municipalities, whether as plaintiffs or defendants, across a broad range of business, torts and other civil disputes, from initial counseling through to victory at trial. Ms. Perillo has an impeccable record as a trial attorney and considerable experience in appellate practice, both writing and arguing a number of appeals and appellate motions.
Ms. Perillo has expanded her practice to include Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 proceedings and guardianship matters. She has been appointed by and served the Supreme Court alternatively as court evaluator, guardian and attorney for the alleged incapacitated person in connection with Article 81 guardianship proceedings.
Ms. Perillo is admitted to practice in New York State and in the Federal Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She is a member of the New York State, New York State Women’s and the Suffolk County Bar Associations. Ms. Perillo graduated magna cum laude from Hofstra University School of Law, where she served as an Associate Editor of the Hofstra Law Review. Her Note, Scraping Beneath The Surface: Finally Holding Lead-Based Paint Manufacturers Liable By Applying Public Nuisance And Market-Share Liability Theories, was published in the Hofstra Law Review and has been cited in a number of treatises, law reviews and journals. Ms. Perillo has also authored and co-authored several articles published in the New York Law Journal and the Suffolk Lawyer on various substantive legal issues. In 2018, Ms. Perillo was on the panel of the Suffolk County Bar Association Academy of Law’s annual Allen Sak Memorial CLE Program, lecturing on the topic of Article 78 proceedings and hybrid actions. Ms. Perillo is a member of the National Organization of Italian American Women and is fluent in Italian.