Firm News

Recent Legislative Update

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Expanded Pay Equity Law in NYS takes effect today

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Katherine L. Wood featured in October 8, 2019 Buffalo Rising article.

Seven Hurwitz & Fine Attorneys Honored as 2019 WNY Legal Elite

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Seven attorneys from Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. have been included in Buffalo Business First's 2019 Legal Elite of Western New York, a special publication by the Buffalo Law Journal and Business First that recognizes some of the most-respected Western New York lawyers, as nominated by their peers.

Navigating Liability Risks and the Litigation Process with and for Your Client

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

It is important to help your client develop realistic expectations early on about the case to be litigated.  Your perspective can be invaluable in counseling your client as to the ultimate question of whether this particular case should be tried to verdict, or, resolved in some other fashion.

Dan Kohane featured in first PLRB podcast

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

The Property & Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) interviewed Dan D. Kohane for their first podcast on the subject of the Child Victims Act.

Lawrence Ross Featured in Training Industry, Inc.

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Interpersonal Relations and Behavioral Concerns in the Workplace" in September 4, 2019 Training Industry.

ABA Member Spotlight: Agnieszka Wilewicz

Monday, August 26th, 2019

The American Bar Association featured Hurwitz & Fine Attorney Agnieszka Wilewicz in its Summer 2019 Member Spotlight.

Katherine L. Wood Featured in Buffalo Law Journal on what to watch out for with the sexual harassment prevention law

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

"New law adds another wrinkle to harassment regs" in August 19, 2019 Buffalo Law Journal.

11 Attorneys Recognized in 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Hurwitz & Fine is pleased to announce that 11 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®

For the Defense: The NYS Child Victims Act Toolkit

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

If you, or an insured, are served with a Summons & Complaint in the coming days, here’s where to start.

Dan Kohane featured in Buffalo Law Journal on the importance of LinkedIn and Networking

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

"Building a network is key as attorneys begin legal careers" in August 12, 2019 Buffalo Law Journal.

New Sexual Harassment Prevention Law Enacted: What Employers Need to Know

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

The Governor has now signed bill SB 6577 into law which further amends the New York State Executive Law and significantly lessens the burden placed on employees who bring sexual harassment suits against their employers. 

27 Attorneys Named to 2019 Upstate New York Super Lawyers List

Monday, August 12th, 2019

We are pleased to announce that 27 attorneys from Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. have been selected to the 2019 Upstate New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Ann Evanko ranks #48 on Business First's Power 125 Women

Friday, July 26th, 2019

Ann E. Evanko, President & Managing Member of Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., has made Buffalo Business First's 2019 Power 125 Women in Western New York, ranking #48.

New York Expands Its Telemedicine Regulations

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Recent amendments to the New York State Office of Mental Health’s (OMH) Telemental Health Services regulations, enacted this month, aim to improve access to mental healthcare. The amended regulations added more categories of mental health professionals approved by OMH to provide care to mental health patients through “telehealth.”

Update to the SHIELD Act

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Recently, the New York legislature passed the SHIELD Act and is currently awaiting the Governor’s signature. There is strong speculation that the Governor will sign the SHIELD Act into law. Given the likelihood of the Governor’s signature, we wish to remind you of some of the important changes the SHIELD Act will have on New York law.

Another New Sexual Harassment Prevention Law: What Employers Need to Know

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Governor Cuomo is expected to sign another sexual harassment prevention bill into law in the imminent future. Like last year’s newly-enacted law, bill SB 6577 will further amend the New York State Executive Law and is intended to strengthen employee’s protections against sexual harassment in the workplace.

Dan D. Kohane elected President of the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Dan D. Kohane, Senior Member at Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., was elected President at the annual board meeting of the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence (NFJE) in Chicago on Friday, July 19th.

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. is a 2019 Western New York Healthiest Employer Finalist

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Hurwitz & Fine was one of 8 WNY small companies honored, in the 25 – 99 local employees category, and was proud to stand beside such notable local companies as AAA of Western & Central New York, Tops Markets, BlueCross BlueShield of WNY, and EduKids Inc.

Anastasia McCarthy Featured in Buffalo Rising on Food Delivery Apps

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

"Food delivery apps serve up short-term convenience, but come with risk -- Examine the popular service through a legal lens" in July 18, 2019 edition of Buffalo Rising.