Firm News

Stephen M. Sorrels Joins Hurwitz & Fine as a Litigation Member

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Stephen M. Sorrels has joined Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. as a litigation member in the firm's Buffalo office. Steve focuses his practice in medical and professional malpractice defense, nursing home litigation, municipal and governmental litigation, product liability, construction accidents, premises liability, school district liability and insurance defense litigation.  

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Brian D. Barnas, Anastasia M. McCarthy and Brian M. Webb Advance from Associates to Members

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. announces attorneys Brian D. Barnas, Anastasia M. McCarthy and Brian M. Webb have advanced from associates to members. Each one of these lawyers have continued to not only excel in the practice of law, but demnstrate their exemplary professional skills, firm citizenship, and commitment to clients.

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Dan. D Kohane Named a Fellow of The New York Bar Foundation

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Hurwitz & Fine Insurance Coverage Senior Member Dan D. Kohane has been named a Fellow of The New York Bar Foundation. Fellows are nominated by peers and recognized for distinguished achievement, dedication to the legal profession, and commitment to the organized bar and service to the public.

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Hurwitz & Fine Senior Member Dan D. Kohane Featured in Buffalo Business First Article for Receiving Lifetime Achievement Award From the FDCC

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

On Monday, April 11, 2022, Hurwitz & Fine Senior Member Dan D. Kohane was recognized and acclaimed in an article from Buffalo Business First regarding the lifetime achievement award he received from the Federation of Defense & Corporate Council (FDCC) last month.  

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Hurwitz & Fine Insurance Coverage Senior Member Dan D. Kohane Awarded the FDCC Lifetime Achievement Award

Thursday, March 10th, 2022

Hurwitz & Fine Insurance Coverage Senior Member Dan D. Kohane was awarded the FDCC Lifetime Achievement Award during the organization’s Winter Meeting. Each year, the FDCC recognizes one of its members who has become a legal leader in their community as well as a highly contributing member of the Federation. This award is given to one attorney per year who goes above and beyond as a leader in the law and whose reputation and influence transcends their legal career.

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Andrea Schillaci Featured on AM Buffalo

Wednesday, March 9th, 2022

Business & Commercial Litigation Department Head Andrea Schillaci was recently interviewed on AM Buffalo for her involvement as President of the Buffalo-Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). The interview focused on International Women's Day and how NAWBO helps increase opportunities and celebrate business successes for women in the Western New York area

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Hurwitz & Fine President/Managing Partner Jody E. Briandi Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, February 16th, 2022

Hurwitz & Fine President/Managing Partner Jody E. Briandi was recently appointed to the 2022 Amherst Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors during the Chamber’s Annual Meeting, for a term of three years. In this role, Jody will join area business leaders in helping the Chamber to advance its mission of nurturing a strong economic base, maintaining a high quality of life and promoting sound public policy for the Western New York region.

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Hurwitz & Fine Ranks as Eighth Largest Buffalo Law Firm for the Third Year

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Founded in 1977, Hurwitz & Fine continues to grow with more than 40 attorneys in the Buffalo area and more than 50 in total across New York, Florida and Connecticut.

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Hurwitz & Fine: 2021 In Review

Wednesday, December 29th, 2021
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Hurwitz & Fine's 2021 Adopt a Family

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Every year around the holidays, Hurwitz & Fine’s Safety and Wellness Committee partners with a local organization to conduct our Adopt-a-Family drive. This year, we partnered with Child and Family Services of Western New York to bring some holiday cheer to a local, in-need family.

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Managing Partner Jody E. Briandi featured in 2022 publication of U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"

Friday, November 5th, 2021

Hurwitz and Fine Managing Partner, Jody E. Briandi was recently featured in the 2022 publication of U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" for her article, "Navigating the New Normal," in which she discusses how the pandemic has affected law firm culture and work environment

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Jesse L. Siegel Joins Hurwitz & Fine as a Litigation Attorney in the Firm’s Melville Office

Thursday, October 28th, 2021

Jesse L. Siegel has joined Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. as a litigation attorney in the firm’s Melville office. Jesse focuses his practice on insurance defense, primarily defending against claims of personal injuries in the areas of automobile liability, premises liability, and construction accident litigation.

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Michael J. Williams Joins Hurwitz & Fine as Special Counsel in the Firm’s General Liability Defense Department

Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

Michael J. Williams has joined Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. as special counsel in the firm’s general liability defense department. Mike will be focusing his practice on product liability, medical device litigation, defense of institutions involved in claims brought under New York’s Child Victims Act and municipal law with a focus on firefighters.

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Hurwitz & Fine’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee Sponsors Buffalo United for Afghan Evacuees Charity Drive

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Since the beginning of October, Hurwitz & Fine’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee has been collecting personal hygiene and household items across the firm’s multiple offices to benefit the Buffalo United for Afghan Evacuees organization.

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Ryan Maxwell Quoted in P&C Article

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

For a recent Inside P&C article, Hurwitz & Fine Attorney Ryan Maxwell provided insight into the current appellate landscape confronted by insurance carriers and policyholders alike in ongoing COVID-19 business interruption litigation.

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Joseph Brown Featured in Buffalo Business First Article on Mental Health in the Workplace

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Labor and Employment Member Joseph S. Brown, Esq. was featured in an interview with Buffalo Business First for his input on various labor employment law scenarios related to mental health in the workplace.

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Jody E. Briandi Featured as a Woman of Influence by Business First

Friday, September 24th, 2021

Hurwitz & Fine President/Managing Partner Jody E. Briandi was honored as a 2021 Woman of Influence by Buffalo Business First in the Corporate Executive category. 

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Hurwitz & Fine Corporate Paralegal Appointed to the Daemen College Paralegal Studies Advisory Committee

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Hurwitz & Fine Corporate Paralegal Janet Beamer has been appointed to the Daemen College Paralegal Studies Advisory Committee.

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Hurwitz & Fine Recognized as a Buffalo Business First Healthiest Employers Finalist

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Hurwitz & Fine has been honored as a finalist in the small company category (10 - 100 employees) for Buffalo Business First's 2021 Healthiest Employers. 

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