Firm News

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 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.

Bicycles with Electric Assist and Electric Scooters Could Soon Be Under New Law Regulations

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

An act awaiting the Governor's signature gives individual municipalities authority to decide whether (and if so, to regulate the use of) e-scooters and electric assist bicycles may be used and rented within the municipality’s boundaries. The law applies to bicycles and scooters owned by individuals and those provided by ride-sharing companies.

Brian M. Webb featured in Buffalo Law Journal as an Emerging Attorney

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Emerging Attorney: Brian M. Webb in July 15, 2019 Buffalo Law Journal.

President/CEO Ann Evanko Honored as a 2019 Law Influencer

Monday, July 8th, 2019

The national list of attorneys features only 100 leaders across the country.

Insurance Coverage and The Child Victims Act: The Gauntlet Has Been Dropped

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

The Archdiocese has filed a lawsuit in the State of New York, Supreme Court, New York County against over 30 insurers who issued insurance policies to the Archdiocese from the early 1950s to 2000.

Choose Your Own Adventure: Important Legislative Changes Impacting the Defense of Civil Claims

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Two amendments passed the legislative session: one requires a defendant to choose before trial whether to take the liability offset of the monetary amount of the settlement or the still unknown liability percentage of the settled defendant to be determined by the jury; the other amendment permits a plaintiff to recover directly against a third party defendant found to be liable to the defendant in certain actions. 

Delay Bringing a Claim at Your Peril—a Lesson in Laches

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

He or she who hesitates [may be] lost or laches may result in dire consequences.

Want To Be a Successful Marketer? Close the File.

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Clients want files closed, efficiently, effectively and as soon as possible. 

Want To Be a Successful Marketer? Be Professionally Generous; Words from the Masters Part 2

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Additional insight from attorneys across the country about what being professionally generous means.

Want To Be a Successful Marketer? Be Professionally Generous; Words from the Masters

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Insight from attorneys across the country about what being professionally generous means.