Client Press Releases

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

On January 1, 2018, New York State’s Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (PFL) will go into effect. This will offer employees more time off to care for family issues without losing their jobs. Steven Mitchell Sack, “The Employee’s Lawyer,” says the new law will also help employers...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

 

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK — Sahn Ward Coschignano, PLLC was one of the participating sponsors for this year’s Marcum Workplace Challenge, which took place on July 25 at Jones Beach State Park. A large contingent of the firm took part in the 3.5-mile run/walk.

More than 8,400 participants from 195 local companies were in attendance. Participating organizations...

Monday, July 31, 2017

NEW YORK, NY — Mirman Markovits & Landau PC has announced that Edward K. Blodnick and Thomas Fazio have been named as Of Counsel to the firm. In addition, they will continue to maintain their practice, Blodnick Fazio & Associates PC, in Garden City, New York.
 
Mr...

Thursday, July 27, 2017

GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK — Blodnick Fazio & Associates PC has announced that Michele S. Mirman has joined the firm as Of Counsel. She will also continue to operate her own practice, Mirman Markovits & Landau PC, in New York City.
 
Ms. Mirman concentrates her practice on personal injury cases, including medical...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK — Blodnick Fazio & Associates, PC has announced that the firm successfully obtained a seven-figure settlement for a natural child of the decedent who was largely disinherited before her father’s passing, when his estate plan was changed just before he died...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

New York, New York — Kerry Bretz, Partner, Bretz & Coven, LLP, says the Second Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Harbin v. Lynch is a precedent-setting one in that lawful permanent residents convicted of certain controlled substance offenses may no longer be deportable. He also urged them to seek legal counsel if...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

JAMAICA ESTATES, NY — Attorney Tanya Hobson-Williams of Hobson-Williams, P.C. says that, despite the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) announcement that a long-delayed part of the fiduciary rule will soon go into effect and will be enforced by the agency, the rule has too many...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

EMBARGOED For Release on June 1, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.
 
RONALD LANIER, RETIRED AFRICAN-AMERICAN NASSAU COUNTY
CORRECTION OFFICER, HITS VILLAGE OF GARDEN CITY
WITH FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

HEMPSTEAD, NY — The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington has announced that the firm’s clients — Shuay’b Greenaway, Avery Knight and Sharon Knight — were awarded a total of $8.32 million by a federal jury in Brooklyn against Nassau County police officers and Hempstead Village police officers who falsely...

Friday, May 12, 2017

SYOSSET, NEW YORK — Jared Kaplan, Partner, Kaplan, Kaplan & DiTrapani, LLP, says Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed regulations to keep the title industry in line may actually do more harm than good to the industry, with homeowners paying the price.
 
On May 1, Governor Cuomo introduced two regulations. The...

Friday, May 12, 2017

SYOSSET, NEW YORK — Jared Kaplan, Partner, Kaplan, Kaplan & DiTrapani, LLP, says Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed regulations to keep the title industry in line may actually do more harm than good to the industry, with homeowners paying the price.
 
On May 1, Governor Cuomo introduced two regulations. The...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Steven Mitchell Sack, “The Employee’s Lawyer,” says the New York City Council’s decision to prevent companies from asking job candidates about their salary history will ensure their privacy and force companies to pay a fair wage once he or she is hired.
 
On April 5, the City Council approved a bill...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK — Sahn Ward Coschignano, PLLC has announced that Matthew E. Rappaport has become Counsel to the Firm. Mr. Rappaport concentrates his practice in trusts and estates matters; business succession planning; asset protection; tax matters involving real estate, including § 1031 exchanges; and tax matters involving...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK — Joshua D. Brookstein, an Associate with Sahn Ward Coschignano, PLLC, is currently coaching high school students at the Crescent School in Hempstead in conjunction with the New York State High School Mock Trial Tournament, which is sponsored by the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Law, Youth and...

Thursday, February 23, 2017

New York, New York —Kerry Bretz, Partner, Bretz & Coven, LLP, is available to speak on the Department of Homeland Security exercising its powers in the deportation of undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States.
 
On February 21, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a set of...

Thursday, February 16, 2017

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK — Sahn Ward Coschignano, PLLC has announced that John P. Christopher, a Partner with the Firm, has been appointed as a Fellow of The New York Bar Foundation. Fellows are nominated by their peers to the Foundation based on their outstanding achievement and dedication to the legal profession.
 
The Fellows...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

New York, New York — With the controversy surrounding President Trump’s executive order to prevent refugees from coming into the United States, Eileen Bretz, Partner, Bretz & Coven, LLP, says the executive order to enforce the Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA) creates more actual hardships for undocumented immigrants...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

New York, New York — Just days after President Trump signed two executive orders to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, increase border patrol and immigration enforcement forces, reinstate the Secure Communities program and deny federal funding to “sanctuary cities,” the president issued a third immigration executive order that will temporarily bar people from...

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Kerry Bretz, Partner, Bretz & Coven, LLP, says President Donald J. Trump’s executive actions on immigration — especially the return of the Secured Communities (SCOMM) program — will prove to be a difficult time for any immigrants currently residing in the U.S. and those looking to enter the country. Mr. Bretz adds that, since...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK — Sahn Ward Coschignano, PLLC has announced that Christian Browne, a Partner with the Firm, recently successfully represented a client in New York State Supreme Court, Nassau County in an action involving the corporate structures of the Marco Polo Lodge of the Order of the Sons of Italy in America, a not-for-...

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