Born in Passaic, New Jersey to Anthony E. and Peggy Ann Materna.
Receives a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College of Columbia University.
Earns a J.D. from Columbia Law School at Columbia University.
Becomes a trusts and estates attorney at Chadbourne Park Whitside & Wolff in New York City.
Is admitted to practice in the state of New York and marries Dolores Corio.
Is admitted to practice in Florida, the US Supreme Court and the US District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
Is admitted to the U.S. Court of Claims and U.S. Tax Court.
Becomes a trusts and estates attorney at Finley Kumble Wagner Heine Underberg & Casey in New York, New York.
Becomes partner and head of the Trusts and Estates Department of Newman Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt in New York City.
Becomes partner and head of the Trusts and Estates Department of Shapiro Beilly Rosenberg Aronowitz Levy & Fox LLP in New York City.
Receives the Planned Giving Award from the New York chapter of the Arthritis Foundation.
Is named an Accredited Estate Planner by the National Association of Estate Planners in Marietta, Georgia.
Serves as a lecturer in the field and an expert witness in trusts and estate field court litigations.
Becomes partner and head of the Trusts and Estates Department of Soloman Blum Heymann LLP in New York, New York.
Is named among Top Trusts & Estates Attorneys.
Becomes partner and head of the Trusts and Estates Department of the Law Office Joseph A. Materna.
Is presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who.
Is admitted to practice in the state of New Jersey.
Is admitted to the New Jersey District Court.