Anthony R. Buonaguro
Mr. Buonaguro is Principal, CEO and President of the firm.

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Tony was trained at the Wall Street law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell. He has had a distinguished career as a senior lawyer and business professional for large financial institutions and growth companies. These have included Prudential Financial, MetLife and the National Organization of Life & Health Insurance Guaranty Associations, or NOLHGA, as well as KTI Energy, Inc., an entrepreneurial developer of large electrical generating stations using alternative fuels. His international experience is very broad, with Canada, the U.K. and Japan being areas of special focus.

For fifteen years Tony has served as company General Counsel, having the ultimate responsibility for the delivery of all company legal services and serving as the “trusted right hand” to CEOs during times of crisis. He also has served in a regulatory capacity, as Special Deputy Insurance Commissioner for the State of California in connection with the insolvency of Executive Life Insurance Company, and as a commercial arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. He is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Florida, and frequently speaks on legal topics before national and international groups.

For many years, Tony has been a key member of senior management business teams. For five years he has served on company boards of directors, and he is an active member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and its New York and New Jersey chapters. He has guest lectured on the role of the legal function in successful business strategy at Queen’s University’s School of Business, one of the most prestigious business schools in Canada.

He also has extensive grass roots political experience, and has raised funds, recruited volunteers and run winning political campaigns as campaign manager and candidate.