Attorneys


Patrick A. Ford

 

Patrick Ford is a member of Ford Law Firm LLP and chair of the Firm’s Corporate and Real Estate Departments.  Patrick’s practice focuses on the representation of telecommunications clients in all areas of their corporate and commercial interests.  Since starting his career in the legal department of Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile (now Verizon Wireless), he has counseled telecommunications clients on all facets of network growth, including leasing issues, zoning matters, and mergers and acquisitions.

 

Patrick has lectured on telecommunications leasing matters and is a board member of the New York State Wireless Association.  He is admitted to practice in the state courts of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York and the District of New Jersey.

 

Ph:  (914) 925-0707, Fax:  (914) 206-3680, pford@fordfirm.com

 

 

Christine M. Ford

 

Christine Ford is a member of Ford Law Firm LLP and chair of the Firm’s Litigation Department.  Christine is a seasoned litigator with over a decade of experience representing corporate clients in state and federal courts throughout the country.  Christine has extensive experience counseling clients in telecommunications law, real property disputes, insurance matters and advertising issues.  Prior to forming Ford Law Firm LLP, Christine served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Joseph J. Longobardi in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware and spent ten years as a litigator in the New York office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. 

 

Christine is a summa cum laude graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law, where she was Articles Editor of the Seton Hall Law Review.  She has published on several topics including securities litigation, healthcare law and copyright issues.  Christine is admitted to the New York and New Jersey bars as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey.

 

Ph:  (914) 925-0404, Fax:  (914) 206-3680, cford@fordfirm.com

 

 

Vincent Reres

 

Vincent Reres is Of Counsel to Ford Law Firm LLP, focusing on the representation of telecommunications clients.  Vincent drafts, reviews, and negotiates documents and agreements related to site acquisition, site maintenance/upgrades, leasing, licensing and co-location for telecommunications facilities.  Prior to joining the Ford Law Firm, Vincent was external regional telecommunications counsel to Verizon Wireless.  Having served as external counsel to Severn Trent/Kelda, Globecomm Systems, Inc., Farmland Dairies, and ThorLo, he has acquired significant experience in the areas of international and domestic transactions, mergers and acquisitions, licensing and distribution, general corporate, and joint ventures.  Vincent has practiced law in New York and Milan, Italy, and was awarded with a Certificate to Practice International Law by the Center for International Legal Studies.

 

Vincent is a graduate of Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he completed a semester abroad at the Universita degli Studi di Siena in Siena, Italy.  He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Management from the Hofstra University, Frank G. Zarb School of Business.  Vincent is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Pennsylvania State Bar Association and the New York State Wireless Association.  He speaks Italian fluently and is proficient in Spanish and French.

 

Ph:  (914) 954-1225, Fax:  (914) 206-3680, vreres@fordfirm.com

 

 

Regina A. Beechert


Regina Beechert is Of Counsel to Ford Law Firm LLP where her practice focuses on the representation of telecommunication clients with regard to their leasing and litigation matters.  In addition, Regina is involved in the protection of intellectual property rights, specifically trademarks, of other clients.  Regina began her law career as an intellectual property litigator and specialized in pharmaceutical patent litigation.  Regina’s litigation experience includes participation on trial teams that successfully defended patents involving a well-known medication.  She was also a named attorney on a petition for a writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States involving another pharmaceutical product.


Regina is a graduate of St. John's University School of Law and is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.  She is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and is a registered patent attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Regina is a member of the Westchester Women's Bar Association. 


Ph:  (914) 954-5452, Fax:  (914) 206-3680, rbeechert@fordfirm.com



Kimberly Vail


Kimberly Vail is an Associate of Ford Law Firm LLP.  Kimberly graduated magna cum laude from Pace University School of Law with a Certificate in Environmental Law and received her undergraduate degree from Bucknell University.  During law school, she served as Productions Editor of the Pace Environmental Law Review, as well as Co-Chair of the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. She participated in the Federal Judicial Honors Program as a judicial intern in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and also interned as the Pace Land Use Law Center.  Kimberly is admitted to practice in New York and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.


Ph:  (914) 525-5165. Fax:  (914) 206-3680,  kvail@fordfirm.com