PRACTICE AREAS

OUR
PRACTICE
AREAS
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Our attorneys have extensive experience aggressively pursuing and defending litigation in both state and federal courts, and at all stages of litigation.

APPELLATE PRACTICE
  • Case review

  • Counsel on whether to take appeal

  • Motion practice

  • Appellate briefs

  • Argument of Appeal

  • Amicus briefs

  • Petitions for writ of certiorari

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COMMERCIAL LITIGATION
  • Business disputes

  • Breach of contract

  • Breach of fiduciary duty

  • Dissolution proceedings

  • Derivative actions

  • Contract and agreement preparation, review and negotiation

  • Shareholder, partner and member disputes

  • UCC sale of goods cases

  • Banking and commercial paper

  • Licensing and Merger disputes

  • Insurance coverage

  • Labor and Employment

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CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION
  • Contract disputes

  • Change orders

  • Non-payment claims

  • Defective construction and product claims

  • Delay claims

  • Insurance coverage claims

  • Mechanic's liens

  • Bond claims against sureties

  • Warranty claims

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ELECTION
LAW
  • Ballot access

  • Petition Validity

  • Contribution and expenditure limits

  • Ballot line consolidation

  • Fair Campaign Code violations

  • Electoral Fraud

  • Ballot review and impoundment proceedings

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EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION

Employers and Employees

  • Investigations

  • Analysis, advice and negotiation

  • Separation agreements

  • Discipline and termination

  • Non-competition

  • Non-solicitation

  • Independent contractors

  • Wage and hour

  • Fraud and qui tam

  • Retaliation

  • Whistleblower actions

  • Discrimination

  • Harassment

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ESTATE & TRUST LITIGATION
  • Will contests

  • Trust disputes

  • Breaches of fiduciary duty

  • Citations and Orders to Show Cause

  • 1404 examinations

  • Discovery proceedings

  • Accounting proceedings

  • Probate proceedings

  • Power of attorney abuse

  • Claims against the Estate under SCPA article 18

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INSURANCE
LAW
  • Additional insured disputes

  • Applicability of policy exclusions

  • Construction related insurance coverage

  • Defense of NY Labor Law claims

  • Design professional litigation defense

  • Indemnification and contribution obligations

  • Priority of coverage

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LABOR LAW LITIGATION

Representation of

  • owners

  • architects

  • engineers

  • construction managers

  • general contractors

  • subcontractors

in the defense of claims arising out of construction site accidents.

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LOCAL COUNSEL
  • Admitted in all courts and districts in New York State

  • Multi-party litigation in state and federal court

  • Class actions under Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and/or Article 9 of the Civil Practice Law & Rules of New York

  • Collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act or the Equal Pay Act.

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MEDIATION

As a litigation firm we recognize that the chief weakness in using lawsuits as a tool to resolve disputes is that a third-party imposes the result.  The vast majority of civil disputes settle out of court.  Early settlement efforts can be valuable.  To learn more, visit our Neutral Mediation Group website.

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PERSONAL INJURY
  • Construction accidents

  • Slip and fall accidents

  • Motor vehicle accidents

  • Negligence

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Wrongful Death

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