Richard Denapoli is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law (2008, LL.M., Estate Planning), Fordham Law School (2002, J.D.) and New York University (1999, B.A., Politics; B.A. Italian). He is also licensed to practice law in Florida.
In 2007, Richard Denapoli was appointed as a Commissioner to the Florida Real Estate Commission (“FREC”), and subsequently reappointed when that term was up. Both of his appointments to the FREC were confirmed by the Florida Senate.
He was unanimously elected to serve as the Chairman of the Florida Real Estate Commission from 2010-2011, and he continued to serve on the Commission for two terms over six years through December 2013. Richard also served as the Treasurer and Chairman of his local Republican Party where he grew up.
A native of Florida, Richard Denapoli cares deeply about foster care issues, and spent about a year in foster care before being adopted by his maternal grandparents.
Richard served as a prosecutor in Orange Country, Florida for a short time after law school, prosecuting third degree felonies, before returning to South Florida to care for his grandmother when his grandfather passed away in June 2003.
In addition to being a Licensed Attorney, Realtor, Mortgage Broker and Notary, Richard has also been successful in obtaining his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(TM) certification. He worked as a Trust and Investment Officer for five years at Northern Trust on a team with $1.8 Billion assets under management providing services to high net worth individuals. He currently works as a Vice-President at members Trust Company, with over $1.7 Billion in assets under management.
Prior to joining Northern Trust, Richard practiced law successfully in his own practice – making a payroll and helping to create jobs. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to start his business and was the catalyst for his work helping others secure their financial future.
Richard is married to Brigita. They recently welcomed two new additions to their family: Their first son, Victor Denapoli, who was born in August 2012, and their second son, Vincent Denapoli, who was born in December 2014. Richard and his family live in Venice, FL.