Attorney Advantage Banking

At Empire State Bank, we have a reputation for doing things differently. We specialize in providing curated personal service, innovative financial solutions and the industry expertise necessary to ensure growth and success.


AttorneyADVANTAGE is a suite of financial banking solutions designed to meet every challenge, seize every opportunity and able to support a diverse range of legal firms. Expert counsel is at the core of our commitment to specialized banking for attorneys and law firms. Whether you are a large, multi-disciplinary firm or a smaller, specialty practice, Empire State Bank has over 15 years of expertise navigating the complexities of the legal landscape.


Empire State Bank’s AttorneyADVANTAGE raises the bar, providing experienced, knowledgeable bankers able to assist with financial strategies to maximize operations through our innovative banking products and services. With a banker who knows the demands of your practice, you will better positioned to take advantage of every opportunity.

We offer a variety of specialized accounts to meet your firm’s needs.


  • IOLA & IOLTA are free, interest-bearing accounts with no minimum balance requirement and no monthly fees
  • Qualified settlement fund (QSF) banking
  • General litigation settlement fund banking
  • Bankruptcy receiverships and court appointed monitorships
  • Simple to complex attorney-focused fiduciary accounts
  • Insured Cash Sweep (ICS) provides you with FDIC coverage greater than $250,000 while maintaining one banking relationship

We provide comprehensive treasury management and fraud protection tools to meet your full range of needs:


  • Business Online Banking with reporting and e-statements
  • Mobile banking with mobile check deposits
  • Remote Deposit Capture, lets you conveniently scan and deposit checks without making a trip to the bank
  • Online wire transactions
  • Fraud protection through Check Positive Pay Services

Simplified ESCROW Deposit Management software enables you to:


  • Maintain any number of trust accounts with unlimited clients (sub-ledgers)
  • Allocate account interest
  • Generate reports
  • Issue checks
  • Reconcile bank accounts
  • Disburse funds
  • Generate year-end tax preparation in compliance with applicable laws and regulations

We offer a full range of innovative financing solutions for you and your clients.


Our financing programs are individually tailored to your firm’s unique requirements. Our primary goal in every transaction is to establish a long-term relationship with each client to help them achieve their objectives while minimizing risk and impact on normal firm operations. With a dedicated Business Relationship Manager, loan terms and schedules are approached on an individual basis. Because we are a local business bank, we have flexible qualifying criteria and terms for each transaction are highly competitive and determined on a case-by-case basis.

At Empire State Bank, we take your business personally.


Our expert team of Business Relationship Managers will meet with you at your office or through virtual conference to provide you with personal and curated banking solutions that fit your unique needs at your convenience.

Schedule an appointment at your firm with a Business Relationship Manager

Jeanne Sarno

First Vice President,     

Business Relationship Manager 

2047 Victory Boulevard

Staten Island, New York 10306