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Welcome to Carmel, Milazzo & DiChiara LLP

Our legal team practices across a wide variety of transactional and litigation matters with specialties in securities litigation, commercial litigation and corporate law.

Our Mission

We take great pride in our ability to offer our clients a unique blend of exceptional, large firm expertise and focused boutique firm service. We quickly recognize the specific, pertinent issues facing our clients and diligently apply clear and focused strategies to reach their objectives. Our experienced attorneys provide strategic and dedicated counsel to individuals and small and mid-sized corporations in complex business and commercial transactions and disputes.

With offices in Manhattan, Long Island and Beverly Hills the firm reflects the sophistication of the business and financial capital of the world, New York City. Our committed and skilled attorneys represent a broad client base including individuals, start-ups, small and mid-sized private companies, public companies, brokers, broker-dealers, private equity firms and hedge funds.

The corporate practice areas of our office include public and private offerings, securities and capital markets, SEC compliance, Exchange Act Reporting and compliance, and formation of corporations and business entities.
Our litigation practice represents clients in high-profile securities and complex commercial matters.

Why Choose Carmel, Milazzo & DiChiara LLP

Our attorneys are dedicated to exceptional client representation.
We are experienced, skilled, creative and innovative, and have an
in-depth understanding of today’s complex legal, financial and commercial marketplaces in which our clients do business.

Quality Legal Services

We provide exceptional, personally tailored representation to clients in the financial sector, as well as a broad range of other industries.

Experienced Counsel

CMD has a combined 75+ years of experience in representing clients in corporate transactions, and business and commercial disputes. Our team has significant experience in all phases of litigation in federal and state courts, as well as arbitration forums, from the initiation of the action through trial.

Creative Advice and Solutions

Our attorneys pride themselves on thinking “outside the box” to offer clients creative legal advice and solutions that will meet their needs and objectives.

Highest Standards of Integrity

We at CMD have a firm adherence to the highest levels of professionalism, integrity and ethical standards. Our counsel is committed to the efficient resolution of our clients’ matters while aggressively advocating on their behalf.

Areas of Practice

General Corporate Business Law

We have significant experience with handling general corporate law compliance for our clients, especially with respect to...

Banking Finance

Secured and unsecured debt financings. Finance:  Secured and unsecured debt financings...

Mergers & Acquisitions

We have extensive experience representing public and private companies in M&A transactions. As a result, our attorneys are a...


We have expertise advising clients on corporate, securities, commodities and derivatives regulatory and operations...

Compliance with Securities Exchange Act of 1934

We are highly specialized in Exchange Act reporting and compliance, which is...

Capital Markets

We specialize in representing emerging growth companies, underwriters and placement agents in...

Tax Representation

Whether it’s state or federal tax representation, we are determined to undertake speaking for you before the IRS or state tax authorities. Our team gladly helps you with tax court representation, striving to have you pay the lowest taxes possible.

Elder Law

Every citizen, no matter the age, deserves the right to be efficiently represented. CMD offers a wide range of elder law assistance, including asset protection planning, Medicaid qualification planning and application preparation; and Medicaid fair hearing representation.

SEC Investigations

We represent clients in investigations, examinations and enforcement proceedings before the Securities and Exchange...

Commercial Litigation

We represent clients in a wide variety of commercial disputes between or among businesses and...

Securities Litigation

We represent individuals, public and private companies, officers, directors and underwriters in connection...


We represent clients in a wide variety of commercial disputes before arbitration tribunals where the parties have...

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Implications of United States Broker-Dealer Regulations on Securities Tokens Transactions

Introduction Security token transactions have become rather common in day-to-day operations with regard to both ...

The Unjustified Fear of Utility Tokens

Raising capital through tokens, whether it’s an investment strategy or a form of “Kickstarter” type ...

CMD Partner Ross Carmel Quoted By The Real Deal Regarding The Cushman Wakefield IPO