About Our Firm


Lahr, Dillon, Kelley, Manzulli & Penett, P.C. is a general practice law firm, established by Fredrick W. Lahr in 1912. We specialize our practice in the core areas of real estate, trusts, wills, and estates and are located in Staten Island, New York.

The firm primarily represents mortgage lenders in the areas of residential loan financing, commercial loan financing, multi-family loan financing, construction and land loan financing and the financing of loans given in connection with cooperative apartment units. In addition to our extensive experience in the area of financing, Lahr, Dillon, Manzulli, Kelley & Penett, P.C. has a long established history and background in the representation of sellers and purchasers of residential and commercial real estate, representation of real estate developers in land acquisition and the development and construction of commercial and residential properties. The firm has provided closing services in over sixty thousand transactions to numerous mortgage lenders.


The firm has closed tens of thousands of loans, including those for multi-million dollar office buildings, apartment and condominium building projects, the Staten Island Hilton Hotel, Richmond County Ballpark at St. George, shopping centers, commercial properties and personal residencies throughout New York and New Jersey.


Complete closing services are provided for purchasers, refinancing owners and sellers. The firm has provided representation in many areas of loan financing for JPMorgan Chase; New York Community Bank; Richmond County Savings Bank; Washington Mutual, FSB; Fleet National Bank; American Express Bank, FSB; Franklin Templeton Bank & Trust; Banco Popular; AIG Federal Savings Bank; Cendant Mortgage Cooperation; Charles Schwab, N.A.; Merrill Lynch Credit Cooperation; ERA Mortgage; Century 21 Mortgage; Coldwell Banker; Countrywide Home Lending, PHH Mortgage Service, TD Bank, Empire State Bank, and private lenders.


Advice and counsel provided in connection with and the preparation of asset protection and estate planning documents, including Last Will and Testament, Trust Agreements, Power-of-Attorney, Healthcare Proxies and Living Wills.


Members of the firm are present or former Trustees, Directors, Chairs, or Members for:

  • National Board of the American Parkinson Disease Association
  • Richmond County Savings Foundation
  • Y.M.C.A. of Greater New York
  • Y.M.C.A. Counseling Center of Staten Island, New York
  • Visiting Nurse Association
  • Salvation Army
  • Catholic Youth Organization
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Lions Club
  • Rotary Club
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • Staten Island Legal Services Homeowners Defense Project
  • New York State Bar Association President’s Committee on Access to JusticeĀ Surrogates Decision Making Panel of the State of New York


The firm has received, from its peers in the legal community, an “AV” rating for competence and ability. An “AV” rating is the highest rating awarded.