Practice Areas

 

Civil Rights

  • First Amendment: Free Speech, Religion, Petition, Association
  • Fourth Amendment: Unreasonable Searches and Seizures, False Arrest and Imprisonment, Malicious Prosecution, Excessive Force
  • Sixth Amendment: Denial of Right to Counsel
  • Eighth Amendment: Cruel and Unusual Punishment
  • Fourteenth Amendment: Procedural and Substantive Due Process, Equal Protection
  • New York State Human Rights Law
  • The Freedom of Information Law
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Cases
  • Election Law

 

Land Use

  • Substantive and Procedural Due Process
  • Equal Protection, including Class of One
  • The Fair Housing Act
  • The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act
  • Article 78 Proceedings
  • Denials of Permits and Certificates of Occupancy

 

Police Liability

  • False Arrest and Imprisonment
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Excessive Force and Assault and Battery
  • Violations of the Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendment
  • Unreasonable Prison Conditions

 

Torts

  • Defense of Trip and Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Defense of Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Property Damage and Subrogation Claims
  • Flooding and Sewer Claims
  • Defamation: Libel and Slander

 

Employment Law

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • New York State Labor Law
  • Administrative Proceedings
  • Breach of Employment Agreements
  • Preparation of Employment Agreements
  • Consultation on Employment Law Issues
  • Investigation of Harassment Complaints

 

School and University Law

  • Employment Discrimination
  • Substantive and Procedural Due Process
  • Equal Protection
  • Wrongful Termination and Denial of Tenure
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Breach of Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Internal Investigations, including Sexual Harassment and Discrimination
  • Standardized Test Grading Irregularities

 

Commercial Litigation

  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Business Torts
  • Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Franchise Purchases
  • Contract Disputes
  • Construction Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • Mediation and Arbitration of Disputes

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