Despite the legalization of adult-use cannabis in New York State, challenges remain for business owners looking to be a part of the new industry due to conflicts between state and federal law. Hurwitz Fine attorneys Joseph Reynolds and Alexis Florczak provide an update on this area and what’s ahead.
On September 15, 2022, Hurwitz Fine Business & Commercial Litigation Member Andrea Schillaci was honored at Buffalo Business First's 16th annual Women of Influence awards.
We are excited to announce that 35 attorneys from Hurwitz Fine have been selected for inclusion on the 2022 Upstate New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
In the beginning of August, the Safety & Wellness Committee here at Hurwitz Fine partnered with KidsPeace to organize a school supply drive in our Buffalo office to help children in need receive the school supplies they need for the 2022 – 2023 year.
Firm President/Managing Partner Jody E. Briandi, has been named the 2023 Best Lawyers® Litigation –Insurance “Lawyer of the Year” in Buffalo.
22 Hurwitz Fine Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™
Hurwitz Fine is pleased to announce that 22 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Among this list, six Hurwitz Fine attorneys were named to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ list.
Mark S. Nemeth Joins Hurwitz Fine as a Toxic Tort/Environmental Law Member in the Firm's Buffalo Office
Mark S. Nemeth joins Hurwitz Fine P.C. as a Member in the firm’s Toxic Tort/Environmental Law practice group. He brings significant experience representing manufacturers, distributors, and contractors with liability for asbestos-related claims. Mark also represents a wide variety of insureds including spray fireproofing contractors, pipe coverers, pump and valve manufacturers, and boiler and furnace manufacturers.
Ann E. Evanko selected by The Daily Record and Rochester Business Journal as a 2022 Legal Excellence "Lifetime Achievement" honoree
The Daily Record and Rochester Business Journal have selected Ann E. Evanko as a 2022 Legal Excellence honoree for "Lifetime Achievement."
Hurwitz Fine P.C. selected by The Daily Record and Rochester Business Journal as the 2022 Legal Excellence honoree for Law Firm Diversity
The Daily Record and Rochester Business Journal have selected Hurwitz Fine P.C. as a 2022 Legal Excellence honoree for "Law Firm Diversity."
Court of Appeals Decision Leads to More Stringent Analysis of Proof to Establish Causation in Asbestos Litigation
In Nemeth v. Whittaker, Clark, & Daniels, Inc., the New York Court of Appeals overturned a $15 million asbestos verdict, finding plaintiff’s trial proof on causation was insufficient as a matter of law. This decision took a more stringent approach to assessing the requirements of experts in establishing specific causation between alleged asbestos exposure and the cancer diagnosis. The First Department recently followed suit in a series of cases, including the vacatur of what was initially a $325 million jury verdict. No longer will conclusory assertions of experts linking asbestos to mesothelioma and lung cancer provide sufficient proof on specific causation for individual products and exposures.
On July 21, 2022, Hurwitz Fine Business & Commercial Litigation Member Andrea Schillaci was named a Woman of Influence by Buffalo Business First.
Insurance Coverage and Litigation Member Scott Storm's article, "Headed in the Wrong Direction," was featured on the front page and published in the Second Quarter 2022 issue of NYIA's quarterly magazine Your NY Connection this week.
New York Civil Practice Update: Part 2- Understanding the Additional Changes to the New Uniform Civil Rules for the New York Trial Courts Pursuant to Administrative Order 141/2022, Effective July 1, 2022
On February 1, 2021, substantial changes in the form of 29 revisions to the Uniform Civil Rules (22 NYCRR 202.1 et seq.) went into effect. These new rules were designed to promote judicial efficiency (e.g., moving cases to resolution, cooperation of counsel to avoid unnecessary court intervention, and cleaner paper submissions) and can be broken down into three general categories: (1) Conduct of Counsel/Interaction with the Courts, (2) Motion and Trial Papers/Type and Content, and (3) Discovery Rules and Limitations.
Hurwitz Fine President/Managing Partner Jody Briandi was featured on FDCC Law Firm Leaders very first podcast on June 13, 2022.
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Maxwell C. Radley has joined Hurwitz Fine P.C. in the firm’s Buffalo office focusing his practice in Business Services and Economic Development and Public Incentives as an Associate Attorney.
President/Managing Partner Jody Briandi Featured in Business First Diversity & Inclusion Panel of Experts
Hurwitz Fine President/Managing Partner Jody Briandi was a featured panelist in Buffalo Business First’s June 2022 Panel of Experts on diversity, equity, and inclusion.