Location: Jackson Heights, NY
Specialty: Labor and employment law
ESQ Industry Practice
Vincent P. White
Vincent P. White and his firm, White, Ricotta & Marks, P.C., embrace a revolutionary approach to working with startup companies. Startup clients can record a question for the firm via YouTube and the firm’s attorneys will provide some three hours of free response video. White believes this program has been a great trust-builder with startup clients. It also provides White, Ricotta & Marks with a great way to connect with other prospective clients.
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Many of the startups counseled by the firm are nonprofits implementing important programs in the region. For many years, White, Ricotta & Marks has represented a program for young-mother professionals that provides emergency services, day care, meals and more to young single mothers who also want to be entrepreneurs. The nonprofit didn’t have sufficient funds to hire an attorney, but had many important legal questions, such as what liability it is exposed to when hiring an emergency babysitter for a young working mother. Nevertheless, the firm helped the nonprofit tackle this and other questions. White, Ricotta & Marks also handles sexual harassment issues, representing successful individuals who work long hours in high-stress environments and, feeling isolated, may make mistakes. The firm helps employers ensure that they do the right thing for both employees involved in the issue.