BRENTWOOD, N.Y., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ — The General Consulate of El Salvador, Dagoberto Alcides Torres, gave a special proclamation in Spanish welcoming the lawyers of 1-800-CANTASO to their new office in Brentwood, New York, last WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15. 2010. He was joined by state and local elected officials, members of the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce, leaders of Hispanic organizations on Long Island, and over 1000 people from the community.
The opening ceremony, which was emceed by 1-800-CANTASO and Ferro, Kuba, Mangano, Sklyar, P.C. partner Lance Kuba, was accompanied by a reception in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed from September 15-October 15. Founded in 1968, Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States. September 15 also Central American Independence Day and marks the anniversary of five countries (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua) declaring independence in 1821.
The new Brentwood Law Center is the first storefront, community-based location for 1-800-CANTASO and will be a full-service law office handling all legal needs for the residents of Brentwood and surrounding areas. Unique in this approach, partner William Ferro said, “This is the first of many community-based law centers the attorneys of 1-800-CANTASO plan to open. Our clientele needs hands-on, convenient and experienced legal representation that they can rely on in times of need. This office will be a comfortable and inviting place for all members of the community to seek legal representation.”
The following elected officials and community leaders also spoke, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and wishing 1-800-CANTASO well in its new location: New York State Senator Brian Foley; New York State Assemblyman Phil Ramos; Suffolk County Legislator Rick Montano; Suffolk County Legislator Vivian Viloria-Fisher; Islip Town Councilman Steven Flotteron; Rafael Flores, President of the Salvadoran American Association of Long Island; Rev. Allen B. Ramirez; and Ed Perez, the Director of Suffolk County Community Affairs. They joined 1-800-CANTASO partners William Ferro, Lance Kuba, Adelina Sklyar and attorney Antonia LoBello in cutting a ribbon commemorating the opening of the new Brentwood office.
La Fiesta, the largest Spanish-speaking radio station on Long Island, broadcasted live from the event. More than 1000 attendees also enjoyed live music, watched dance performances featuring children from an El Salvadoran dance troupe, and dined on free traditional fare.
The lawyers of 1-800-Cantaso provide legal services specializing in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense, real estate and immigration. They promote music and concerts to the people of Long Island and New York City as a service to the community. They have also provided flu vaccines, donated toys for hundreds of children and have held turkey donation drives and provide other vital services for those in need throughout the year. Additionally, the firm regularly provides scholarships and assists in charities. The website is http://www.1800cantaso.com.
FERRO, KUBA, MANGANO, SKLYAR, P.C. have offices located in Manhattan and Long Island specializing in the areas of Personal Injury, Real Estate, Business matters, Criminal Defense and Immigration. The offices are located at 424 W. 33rd St., Suite 440 New York, NY (212) 244-7676 and 825 Veterans Memorial Hwy Hauppauge. (631) 581-9494. The website is http://www.ferrokuba.com.