Terence J. Ricaforte

Terence J. Ricaforte

Brooklyn, New York

TERENCE J. RICAFORTE was born and raised in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Terence’s family has resided in Bay Ridge for over fifty years. He graduated from St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Msgr. Farrell High School, Manhattan College and New York Law School. During law school, Terence worked full-time, while attending evening classes. During his first two years of law school, he worked for the New York Law Department as a Paralegal. He worked in the Special Federal Litigation Division and later transferred to the Tax and Bankruptcy Division. After two years, at the law Department, he accepted a position as a Paralegal with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, which coincided with his final two years of law school. Upon graduation from law school, he accepted a position with the Miami State Attorney’s Office as an Assistant State Attorney. For two years, Mr. Ricaforte prosecuted felony and misdemeanor crimes. He has since, returned home to Bay Ridge to be closer to family and friends. He is a Mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program, and fundraising for the American Heart Association.

Accreditations: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Accredited Attorney, 2009

Areas of Practice

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Litigation
  • Tax Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2007
  • New Jersey, 2007
  • Florida, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2008
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2007


  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 2005
  • Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York
    • B.S. - 2000
    • Major: Business Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyer' Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Smotritsky & Spektor, Of Counsel, 2007 - 2008
  • Miami State Attorney's Office, 2006 - 2007