Patrick L. Cusato
Once a Forty Under 40 Award recipient, Pat is a bit older now, but continues to be one of our most dynamic attorneys.
Pat is chair of the Real Estate Practice Group and a member of the firm's Executive Committee, and he concentrates his practice in commercial real estate and mortgage banking. He has represented a major telecommunications company, developers, retailers, commercial lenders and mortgage brokers in a variety of real property transactions, including acquisitions, sales, leasing, construction, development, title issues, zoning and mortgage financing. He also has represented housing development fund corporations in all aspects of affordable housing transactions, including Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Tax-exempt Bond Financing, Federal Housing Act HUD insured financing, development of assisted and independent living facilities, tax abatement and payment in lieu of tax agreements.
Pat also oversees the firm's residential mortgage lending team, and provides value-added counsel to financial institutions regarding banking regulations and real property law.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
As past president and Executive Board member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of the Genesee Region, Pat focuses on issues affecting the mortgage banking industry on both a local and national level. He also advises the board on legislative developments. In addition, Pat is Chair of the Real Estate Section of the Monroe County Bar Association, and a former Advisory Board member for First American Title Insurance Company of New York.
Pat is also active in the community, serving as an Executive Board member of the Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation. He is past president of the Foundation, past chair of the Project Development Committee, and current chair of the Foundation's annual fundraising gala. Pat is also past president of the Board of Directors of the Webster Soccer Association.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Pat is the recipient of The Daily Record's 2018 Leaders in Law Award, honoring attorneys who have shown dedication to the legal profession and tireless commitment to the community. In addition Pat was named to the 2013-2020 editions of Best Lawyers in America®, and he was selected a 2007-2010 Upstate New York Super Lawyer. The Super Lawyer group represents the top 5% of attorneys in Upstate New York who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.