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Poles, Tublin, Stratakis & Gonzalez, LLP has cultivated its superior expertise in maritime, litigation, real estate, corporate and estate matters for over 60 years.

In 1957, John Poles and Mel Tublin left a larger law firm to join Michael Patestides and form their own partnership. Poles, Tublin & Patestides was primarily an admiralty practice, although the firm was involved and active in other areas as well, including real estate, immigration and estate work. In 1960, Christ Stratakis left his post as counsel to a shipping company and joined the firm, which later added his name to create Poles, Tublin, Patestides & Stratakis.

The firm steadily developed its international maritime practice along with its general, commercial, real estate, and, litigation practice. During the 1960s and 1970s, our reputation was built on the handling of admiralty cases and commercial real estate transactions. Our offices are in the heart of New York's financial district, and just a short walk from the courthouses. The firm has consistently provided legal advice geared to business-oriented results, but is always ready to pursue all legal remedies available. Since 1975, Poles Tublin, has enjoyed a meaningful association with a law office in Piraeus, Greece to better serve its expanding Greek clientele. There, Costas Roussos and Zafiris Hadzidimitriou established a successful practice, while maintaining our close association.

The succeeding decades brought an expansion of practice areas to corporate, civil and commercial litigation, and estate matters. The firm's real estate and litigation expertise and services were broadened with a merger in 2003 with Gonzalez & Weichert, a New Jersey firm with a thriving real estate and litigation practice.

In its five decades, our firm has developed a reputation for serving the interests of its clients with professionalism, dedication and loyalty. In an age where values are hard to find, we still have these precious commodities in large supply. The partners of Poles Tublin have always been known as lawyers you can trust. Whether the client is a Greek ship owner, an American bank, an international corporation, or, an individual, the word our clients invariably associate with this firm is "trust." As the legal and commercial worlds have changed, Poles Tublin, has remained a safe port in that storm.

We're proud of that legacy and today, after more than 60 years of practice, we continue to serve our clients with a unique combination of personalized service, dedication and trust that has been our hallmark.