James H. Thomson, Esq. has represented real estate and small business clients since being sworn in as an attorney in 2007. In that capacity, he has handled thousands of transactions for hundreds of business owners, not-for-profits and individual clients.
James Thomson’s legal work is focused on representation of commercial property owners and business owners. Mr. Thomson daily handles matters including commercial real estate sales, purchases and leases; business asset sales and purchases; formation and dissolution of business entities, including Corporations and LLC’s; drafting of Buy-Sell Agreements, Operating Agreements and other corporate documents; handling commercial landlord-tenant matters; and filing ICAP tax abatement applications. These services are offered in both New York and New Jersey.
In addition to his commitment to the clients of Thomson Law, PLLC, Mr. Thomson is actively involved with the Staten Island business and not-for-profit communities. He is a founding member and past President of The Executive Club of Staten Island. He is a member, and past Board member, of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce. He additionally has served on the Board of Directors of the West Brighton Local Development Committee, now known as SIBOC. He currently serves on the advisory boards of St. Peter’s Boy’s High School and the Carl V. Bini Foundation, as well as on the Business Council of the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation.
Mr. Thomson has been an active participant in numerous political campaigns and organizations, and as a contributor to NY1’s Staten Island Now roundtable discussions on local congressional races. He has been recognized as a Top 10 Up and Comer in Staten Island (City and State Magazine, April 2018); S.I.E.D.C. 20 under 40 honoree (2015); and YMCA Unsung Hero of Hurricane Sandy (2013).
Mr. Thomson studied law at the University of St. John’s, Queens Campus, as a recipient of the St. Thomas More Scholarship. During his time as a law student, Mr. Thomson interned at the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office under D.A. Daniel Donovan, and in the New York State Supreme Court under Justice Philip Minardo.
A native Staten Islander, Mr. Thomson has lived on the North Shore for over 40 years. He pursued his undergraduate studies at the State University of New York at Albany where he was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree from the University’s Business School, with a focus on marketing and management. During break periods at that time, Mr. Thomson worked for several Staten Island title companies as well as the Richmond County Clerk, developing the knowledge basis for the real estate title elements of his practice today.
John R. Fink, Esq. is a life-long New Yorker. John was born in Brooklyn and and moved to Staten Island at the age of 5, where he has resided on the South Shore since.
John’s legal work is focused on representation of sellers and purchasers in residential transactions in New York and New Jersey. Mr. Fink also handles matters including formation and dissolution of business entities, including Corporations and LLC’s; commercial landlord-tenant matters; gun licensing matters; and certain criminal defense and collection matters.
John is a Monsignor Farrell graduate (Class of 2005). He graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a B.A. in Criminal Justice. He then went on to study law and graduated from New York Law School in 2017. He was admitted to the Bars of New York and New Jersey in 2018. Later that same year, he was admitted to practice in the Federal court of New Jersey and both Federal courts in New York City. He began his career as a legal intern for a Civil Court Judge handling divorce matters. He then went on to work with some of the top criminal defense attorneys in the tri-state area. He has handled a range of cases from traffic infractions and DWI to murder.
New York State Courts
New Jersey State Court
United States District Court-District of New Jersey
United States District Court-Eastern District of New York
United States District Court-Southern District of New York
Karalyn P. Buono, Esq. was born and raised in Staten Island.
Karalyn’s legal work is focused on representation of sellers, purchasers and lenders in residential transactions in New York, as well as on representation of small businesses. In this role, Karalyn reviews and drafts numerous types of business documents, including Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements, and Business Corporation Shareholders Agreements and Bylaws.
Ms. Buono graduated from St. Joseph Hill Academy with Honors in 2010, and went on to attend Pace University, where she obtained a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science, graduating Cum Laude in 2014. In 2013, she began her career as a paralegal assisting in matters of real estate transactions, estate administration, and estate planning.
In 2016, Ms. Buono enrolled in New York Law School to further grow her passion of the intricacies and realistic application of the law. During her time at New York Law School, Ms. Buono expanded her knowledge by interning at various intellectual property firms and participating in the Cyberharassment Clinic, the first clinic in the country dedicated to representing victims of cyberharrassment and cyberbullying. Ms. Buono was one of the founding members of the Privacy Law Association at New York Law School. She graduated in 2019, after maintaining her Dean’s Scholarship Award throughout her time at New York Law School. Ms. Buono proudly passed the New York State Bar Exam in July of 2019. She is now admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.