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Professional Profile: Michael Martone 2015

About

  • Title: Managing Partner
  • Company: Koeppel Martone & Leistman, LLP
  • Location: Mineola, NY
  • Birthplace: Glen Cove, NY

Name: Michael Martone

Title: Managing Partner

Company: Koeppel Martone & Leistman, LLP      

Location: Mineola, N.Y.

Birthplace: Glen Cove, N.Y.

Education: Lehigh University (BS 1956): New York Law School (LLB 1959; JD 1968)

First job outside of real estate: None

First job in real estate or allied field: Office manager and truck driver for a construction firm (1953-1959).

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Currently managing partner of a law firm whose practice is limited to reducing real estate taxes (tax certiorari) and condemnation.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Frustrating myself on the golf course.

Favorite book or author: J.K. Rowling

Favorite movie: Midnight in Paris / History of the World Part 1

Last song you purchased/downloaded? Benny Goodman’s “Sing Sing Sing” from the 1938 Jazz Concert at Carnegie Hall.

One word to describe your work environment: Productive.

Rules to live by in business: Tell the truth. Be willing to compromise. Be honest in your dealings. Try never to antagonize a client.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? President Franklin D. Roosevelt to Del Posto in New York City.

What is your DREAM job? I can think of no better job than the one I have.