meet our attorneys
Julia P. Kuan is a founding member of Romano & Kuan. As head of the litigation department, Ms. Kuan handles and supervises the firm’s diverse litigation practice which includes civil rights, criminal defense, personal injury, childhood sexual abuse, and workplace discrimination cases. She has obtained multi-millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of her clients in civil rights and damages actions and obtained acquittals, appellate reversals, and post conviction relief for clients charged with and convicted of serious criminal charges. Many of Ms. Kuan’s civil and criminal cases are high-profile matters that have garnered considerable media attention. Prior to founding Romano & Kuan, Ms. Kuan worked at the Legal Aid Society, Office of the Appellate Defender, and the Bronx Defenders. At those public defender organizations, Ms. Kuan tried countless jury and bench trials and argued appellate cases before the Appellate Division and Court of Appeals in the State of New York. At the Bronx Defenders, she held the position of Supervising Attorney, training and supervising a team of criminal attorneys, investigators and social workers while continuing to try cases and carry a significant felony caseload. In 2018, Ms. Kuan was added to the prestigious roster of the New York Metro Super Lawyers section of civil rights practitioners and named one of the Top Women Lawyers in New York. Ms. Kuan is a former adjunct clinical professor of criminal law at City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law. She received her law degree from New York University (NYU) School of Law in 1991 and her bachelor’s degree from New York University, College of Arts and Sciences in 1988. Ms. Kuan also speaks Mandarin.
Wilfred Glenn Romano is a founding member of Romano & Kuan and the head of the real estate department. Mr. Romano specializes in residential and commercial real estate law and the breadth of his experience distinguishes him from other real estate attorneys. Mr. Romano began his career as an associate at Deutsch & Schnieder PC specializing in foreclosures for both plaintiffs and defendants throughout New York State. The foreclosure work also required litigating in Landlord Tenant and Bankruptcy Court, giving Mr. Romano wide exposure to multiple areas of the law, which is key in negotiating and enforcing contracts involving multi-family and mixed–use properties. Mr. Romano moved to Liu & Choy as a real estate associate specializing in representing lending institutions and buyers and sellers in residential and commercial property transactions. During this time Mr. Romano was also in-house counsel for Summit Associates, a Title Insurance Agency underwriting for First American and Fidelity Land Title. As such, he developed expertise in underwriting guidelines for lenders and title insurance companies which is especially important to ensure that loans and titles are cleared quickly. Mr. Romano recently negotiated multi-million dollar office leases in Rockefeller Center, Chelsea, and Union Square, and closed on several multi-million dollar residential and commercial properties in NYC. He received his law degree at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1991 and his bachelors degree at the University of California at Berkeley in 1988.
Richard M. Greenberg is Of Counsel at Romano & Kuan, handling criminal appeals and post-conviction matters in New York. Between 1996 and 2016, Mr. Greenberg was the Attorney-in-Charge of the Office of the Appellate Defender (OAD), a not-for-profit indigent criminal defense office in NYC that provides client-centered appellate and post-conviction representation and social work/re-entry services, and trains new lawyers in the practice of appellate advocacy. In that capacity, Mr. Greenberg supervised a staff of 20 lawyers and represented hundreds of clients in appeals from criminal convictions. Prior to joining OAD as a Supervising Attorney in 1994, Mr. Greenberg spent five years in the Environmental Crimes Unit of the New York State Attorney General’s Office, where he oversaw criminal prosecutions of large corporations, as well as small businesses and individuals, for a variety of environmental offenses. From 1984 to 1989, he was a trial lawyer with The Legal Aid Society in Manhattan, where he handled numerous felony trials, and from 1979 to 1984, he worked in Legal Aid’s Parole Revocation Defense Unit. Mr. Greenberg began his career in 1977 in the Appeals Bureau of the Nassau County Legal Aid Society. In 2012, he was named a “Lawyer Who Leads by Example” by the New York Law Journal. He received his law degree from SUNY Buffalo Law School and his bachelors degree from Binghamton University.
June Liu is an associate at Romano & Kuan who focuses primarily in the area of real property law. She has over a decade of experience representing banks and institutional lenders in all aspects of mortgage lending, involving both commercial and residential properties. Her experience includes negotiating and drafting leases and subleases for office, retail, and industrial warehouse spaces on behalf of both landlords and tenants. She also has extensive experience representing landlords, tenants, investors, developers and individuals in various real estate transactions, including the acquisition and disposition of commercial and residential buildings, industrial/warehouse properties, and cooperative and condominium units, commercial leasing, entity formations, 1031 exchanges and bulk sales. She received her law degree from St. John’s University School of Law in 2002 and her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Binghamton in 1997. Ms. Liu also speaks Mandarin.