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Services

Services

We urge you to contact us today with questions arising in any of the following practice areas. If you have a legal issue which falls outside the scope of those listed below, we would be happy to provide guidance in finding the right attorney to handle your case, at no cost to you.

Labor & Employment Law

Employment law is the branch of civil law governing labor relations and employment. We assist clients in answering questions and resolving problems, and handle cases in a variety of employment law and labor law related areas, including:

  • Hiring Practices
  • Employment contracts
  • Employment Manuals and Personnel Practices
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act

  • Workers Compensation
  • Discrimination/Sexual Harassment
  • Whistleblower Claims
  • Employment Termination
  • Severance Agreements
  • New York State Retirement System
  • New York General Municipal Law Section 207-a, 207-c


Municipal Law 

Our firm provides legal services to municipalities and branches of local government. We possess an extensive knowledge of local government law and the obligations of public entities, and we are committed to providing timely and practical advice to our municipal clients. Areas of practice included in this penumbra are:

  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Bidding and Procurement
  • Contracts
  • Legislation/Code and Ordinance Drafting

  • Liability and Negligence
  • Public Lawsuits
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Civil Litigation

Employee Benefits

Employee benefits are non-wage compensation such as stock options, group insurance, retirement benefits, sick leave, and vacation that are offered to employees in addition to wages or salaries. Some employee benefits are mandated by statutes such as the federal Family Medical Leave Act, but most employee benefits are determined by employer policy or contract. Our firm is equipped to assist in ensuring compliance with state and federal employee benefits requirements.

Healthcare Law

Health care law encompasses the laws and regulations governing hospital and healthcare administration, including:

  • Partnership/Joint Ventures
  • Provider Agreements
  • Facility Agreements
  • Employment Law
  • Licensure/Credentialing

  • Administrative Compliance
  • HIPAA Privacy, Security and Compliance (for employers)
  • Environmental Law and Waste Management
  • Fraud and Abuse Issues
  • Reimbursements


Non-Profit Representation

Our firm has extensive experience in representing non-profits and their directors in navigating the legal complexities presented by the following:

  • Corporate and Governance Issues
  • Duties and Liabilities of Directors
  • Endowment and Trust Issues
  • Federal and State Compliance

  • Federal and State Tax Exemptions
  • Fundraising and Donor Restrictions
  • Foundations
  • Membership Relations

Alternative Dispute Resolution

When complex questions require a court decision or a negotiated settlement through alternative dispute resolution, our clients interests are given knowledgeable and vigorous representation. Our goal is to help clients make informed decisions to protect their interests and to provide timely advice about prudent actions that can be taken if problems do arise. We are skilled at using negotiation, mediation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution methods that can avoid the excessive costs and delays of litigation.

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