Mr. Carey practices in the Public Finance & Economic Development Practice Group. He focuses on the development and financing of economic development projects as well as traditional public finance projects. Prior to joining Harris Beach, Mr. Carey was a senior vice president and general counsel at Cybersettle, Inc., the world leader in accelerated dispute resolution and online claim settlements. In addition to his general counsel duties, Mr. Carey was responsible for developing Cybersettle’s governmental market segment. Mr. Carey continues in his capacity as general counsel to Cybersettle.
Mr. Carey served as a special advisor to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in 2002. He concentrated on special projects, including among others, New York City’s takeover of the Board of Education. Mr. Carey also was tasked with overseeing the affairs of the New York City School Construction Authority.
During the administration of Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mr. Carey was president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) from 1999-2002 and served as first executive vice president and general counsel from 1997-1999. The EDC is the city’s primary vehicle for business recruitment and economic development initiatives, including real estate development. From 1999-2002, Mr. Carey was also chairman of the city’s Industrial Development Agency, which helped hundreds of companies and not-for-profit organizations, through bond financing and/or tax benefits, to undertake capital expansions. While at EDC, Mr. Carey oversaw a number of high profile projects, including the revitalization of 125th Street, the development of KeySpan Park in Coney Island and Richmond County Bank Ballpark in Staten Island, the restoration of the Whitehall and St. Georges Ferry Terminals, the relocation of the Fulton Fish Market, and the revitalization of 42nd Street.
Prior to joining EDC, Mr. Carey was a partner with a New York City law firm, where he practiced corporate and commercial litigation. Mr. Carey began his legal career in New York City.
JD,1980, Fordham University School of Law
BA,1976, Catholic University of America
Admissions to Practice
New York State Bar
Professional & Community Activities
Mr. Carey is a member of the board of Debtresolve, Inc., a publicly traded company, as well as the Convention Center Development Corporation, which oversees the redevelopment of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Tomorrow's Hope Foundation, and the Flax Trust.