About the Firm

History of the Firm

The Law Office of Meares & Theo can trace its roots back to the law practice started by attorney Joseph Stern in 1935 in the same building in which the firm is located today at 320 Conklin Street, Farmingdale, New York. For over 85 years, the firm has offered legal services to both individual and business clients. During that time we have developed long-term relationships with many of our clients. We are proud of this loyalty. Our clients trust our ability, honesty, and integrity, and appreciate the care and service we devote to each matter.

We invite any questions you may have about the services we offer and are confident that we can provide you with the highest quality of legal representation. The firm focuses primarily in the areas detailed on the services page, but it is a general practice and inquiry should be made if services are needed in an area not specifically listed. Please note that we are available for home and hospital appointments should the need arise.

Joseph D. Meares, Esq. CPA

Joseph D. Meares is an Accounting graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He has a Masters Degree from Hofstra University in Business Administration with a concentration in Banking, Investments, and Finance, and received his Law Degree from the University of St. John's School of Law. Mr. Meares is also a Certified Public Accountant.

After working as an Audit Senior for a Big Eight accounting firm and a Controller in private accounting for 13 years, Mr. Meares attended law school at night, passed the bar, and has been a practicing attorney for over 35 years. During that time he has litigated various civil matters with a concentration in estate and will probate cases. Mr. Meares is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association and serves on its Trusts and Estates, Medicaid, and Elder Law Committees. In 1997, Mr. Meares was honored to be chosen as the Notre Dame Club of Long Island's Man of the Year. He is a past President of the Farmingdale Rotary Club and the Catholic Accountants Guild of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. He has lectured before various groups including the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce and the Farmingdale Rotary Club.

Mr. Meares is available for presentations on any area of practice and inquiry is invited should there be interest.

Adam J. Theo, Esq.

Adam J. Theo is a History and Business graduate of Tulane University and received his Law Degree from Hofstra University School of Law in 2015. During his time at Hofstra, Mr. Theo was selected to serve as Editorial Assistant for the British Journal of American Legal Studies and was a member of the Hofstra Tax Law Society.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Theo worked for First American Title Insurance Company, as in-house counsel, and Am-Trust Title as National Underwriting Counsel on commercial real estate transactions involving complex multimillion-dollar sales, construction loans, IRS Section 1031 exchanges, and equity transfers. He is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association and serves on its Real Property Law, Trusts and Estates, Medicaid, and Elder Law Committees.

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