Mr. Manuel Portela

Mr. Manuel Portela

  • Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Family Law...
  • New York
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Manuel Portela Manuel@portelalaw.com Law School: The Washington College of Law at American University, Degree: JD 1990 Undergraduate School: Fordham University, 1986 Foreign Language: Spanish Manuel Portela Esq. is the founding partner of The Portela Law Firm, P.C. He specializes in Criminal Defense, Immigration, Family Law and Personal Injury. After graduating from Fordham University and American University Washington College of Law, Mr. Portela accepted an appointment as an Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney‘s Office in New York. During his tenure as an Assistant District Attorney, he received extensive training and instruction in the Criminal Court Bureau, Early Case Assessment Bureau, Felony Investigations Bureau and the Supreme Court Bureau. Among the Felony and Misdemeanor cases that he successfully won, he resolved thousands of cases through effective plea negotiations. After his resignation Mr. Portela diversified his practice representing businesses as well as individuals. Manuel Portela launched The Portela Law Firm, P.C. with the aim of fighting relentlessly to assert and protect the interest of his clients as well as providing professional and compassionate representation to New York‘s diverse population. Work Experience, Certifications and awards: King County Assistant District Attorney, Senior Trial Attorney (1990-1995) American University International Law Journal, Senior Editor New York Federal Reserve Bank, 1986, Division: Domestic Bank Examinations- Domestic Bank Examiner

Education
Fordham University
B.S. | Business
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Honors: Cursu Honorum, Benedict T Harter CEO's Outstanding Service
Activities: President of the College of Business, 1985-1986 VicePresident of the College of Business 1984-1985 Class President of the College of Business 1982-1984 On Campus Housing, Resident Assistant, 1984-1986
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American University Washington College of Law
Law
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Professional Experience
Assistant District Attorney, Felony Trial Bureau
Kings County District Attorney's Office
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After graduating from Fordham University and American University Washington College of Law, Mr. Portela accepted an appointment as an Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney‘s Office in New York. During his tenure as an Assistant District Attorney, he received extensive training and instruction in the Criminal Court Bureau, Early Case Assessment Bureau, Felony Investigations Bureau and the Supreme Court Bureau. Among the Felony and Misdemeanor cases that he successfully won, he resolved thousands of cases through effective plea negotiations.
Domestic Bank Examiner
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
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After graduating from Fodham University with a degree in Business, Manuel Portela accepted an appointment as a Bank Examiner at the New York Federal Reserve Bank in Manhattan. During his training he worked with a team of examiners who conducted on site bank examination of member banks of the Federal Reserve Bank. Following one year at the Federal Reserve Bank, Manuel Portela commenced his legal studies at American University, The Washington College of Law.
Awards
Sevice Award
King's County District Attorney's Office
Professional Associations
USA Latin Chamber of Commerce
Vice President
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Activities: National Business Chamber of Commerce working with state chamber of Commerce serving Hispanic and Latin businesses.
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Lex Owner's Corp.
Board Of Director
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat Fee Retainers, Contingent Fees and Hourly Fees available depending on the assignment.
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Domestic Violence
  • White Collar Crime
Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Northern Manhattan
177 WADSWORTH AVE
New York, NY 10033
USA
Telephone: (212) 927-7363
Cell: (917) 774-9617