Orlando D. Morales, Esq. joined the Board of Directors of The Friends of Thirteen, Inc. in 2012. Mr. Morales is an attorney duly admitted to practice in New York State, specializing in transactional real estate law with over 18 years of experience. He currently manages the Law Offices of Morales Law Group, PLLC. a law firm representing lending institutions, purchasers and sellers of real property, cooperatives and condominiums throughout all five boroughs of New York City and Long Island. In addition, Mr. Morales is an Adjunct Professor for the Department of Puerto Rican & Latino Studies at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in U.S. & Latin American History from State University of New York at Albany and his Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law. He is a proud Board Member of the Institute of Puerto Rico, the oldest Puerto Rican civic organization in New York City, and a member of the Friends of Puerto Rico Initiative at the United Nations. He is a resident of Merrick, NY for over 30 years.