Gregory J. Tarone's Biography

Born April 19, 1950 as Gregory John Tartarone (changed 9/9/50 to Tarone), Jamaica, Queens County, City of New York. Raised in Roslyn and Brookville, Nassau County, Long Island, New York.

Graduated from St. Mary’s School (Diploma, 1964), Roslyn, New York; Friends Academy (Diploma, 1968), Locust Valley, New York; Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences (A.B., English, 1973), Washington, D.C.; and, Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1977), Washington, D.C. Course credits earned in the M.B.A. Executive Program, Curtis L. Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, 1992-93, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Stanford University Summer Trimester, full-time 1971, Palo Alto, California.

Board of Editors, Law and Policy in International Business law journal, Georgetown University Law Center; Editor-in-Chief, Three Sisters undergraduate literary and arts magazine, Georgetown University; Associate Editor, The Red & Black, Friends Academy; news staff of public radio stations WGTB-FM at Georgetown University and WCWP-FM at C.W. Post College; and, Student Body President’s appointment, Georgetown University Law Center representative to the University Building and Planning Committee, 1975-76.

Organized funding for the establishment of both The Tarone Family Endowment Fund and the Royden B. Davis, S.J. Book Fund for Georgetown University Library.

Formerly a member of the Vestry, St. Eustace Episcopal Church, Lake Placid, New York (1991), the Lake Placid Ski Club, and the Lake Placid Rowing Club.

Published: "Advising the Amateur Athlete to Preserve Eligibility," The Florida Bar Journal, Volume 62, Number 2 (1988), reprinted in adapted form as "Amateur Athletes and Eligibility," Case & Comment, Volume 93, Number 3 (1988); "Intermodal Tariffs: A Problem of Conflicting Jurisdictions," Law and Policy in International Business, Volume 9, Number 2 (1977); and, various journalistic articles in regional and national publications.

Admitted to law practice: New York (active), Florida (retired), Massachusetts (inactive) and Colorado (inactive), the United States Supreme Court, United States District Courts for the Southern District and Northern District of New York, the District of Connecticut and the Southern District of Florida.

Formerly: Licensed mortgage loan originator, Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island.

Formerly: Certified Graduate Builder, National Association of Home Builders, and American Lung Association “Health House” Builder; qualified by The Florida Bar in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, licensed in Florida as a mortgage broker and real estate broker, in Minnesota as a real estate agent, in New York as a property & casualty insurance broker, as a life, accident & health insurance broker, and, as a real estate broker.

Formerly: Licensed Property & Casualty Insurance Broker with underwriting and claims binding authority for restaurants and tavern package program in all New York State for Underwriters at Lloyd’s and certain British companies, London, England.

Member, New York State Bar Association, Sections on Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law and Real Property; Founding Member, Executive Council of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of The Florida Bar; Former Member of the Sports Lawyers Association; Former Member of Board of Directors and General Counsel, Pinellas County (Florida) Chamber Music Society, Inc.; former Member of the Palm Harbor (Florida) Chamber of Commerce, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, British American Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay, the Tampa Bay International Trade Council Scandinavian Task Force; and Swedish American Chamber of Commerce of New York; and, former member of the Board of Directors, Lake Placid-Saranac Lake (New York) Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Former Registered Athlete Agent with the National Collegiate Athletic Association and State of Florida, National Football League, National Basketball Association, and Manager of Ladies Professional Golf Association tour players.

Employment at: the law firms of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius (Washington, D.C.), Hill, Betts & Nash (New York,. New York), Devito, Colen & Forlizzo (New Port Richey, Florida) Johnson, Blakely, Pope, Bokor & Ruppel, P.A. (Clearwater, Florida); the insurance agencies of Colonial Excess, Ltd. (Greenvale, New York) and Mutual of New York (New York City); and, the mortgage companies of First Federal Mortgage Corporation (St. Petersburg, Florida), U.S. Home Mortgage Corporation (Clearwater, Florida), S & L Financial Service Corporation (Clearwater, Florida), and, Sunrise Mortgage Corporation (Clearwater, Florida),Equity American Mortgage Corporation (Middletown, Connecticut) and The Lending Company ( Phoenix, Arizona) Semper Home Loans (Providence, Rhode Island) and Tri-State Mortgage corporation (Yalesville, Connecticut).

Professional training: Edina Realty University, residential real estate course, Edina, Minnesota; Bert Rogers Florida Real Estate School, agent & broker courses, Tampa, FL; Hill School of Insurance, property & casualty course, New York, New York; Marino New York Bar Review and Essay Writing School, New York, New York; and, BAR/BRI Florida and Massachusetts Bar Review.

Languages: Reading Latin; Basic Conversational Swedish and Spanish.

Fraternal organizations: Sigma Alpha Epsilon national fraternity, New York Beta chapter.

Athletics: College lacrosse and squash; high school football, basketball, and lacrosse.

Pastimes: Golf, attending college and professional sporting competitions, and visiting parks.

Gregory J. Tarone, Esq.'s practice involves sports law, real estate, business, wills, trusts, and probate.