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Hurwitz Fine Marks 45 Years of Client Service with New Branding

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Hurwitz Fine is celebrating its 45th anniversary with an unwavering commitment to delivering the distinguished legal expertise and strategic business acumen that has driven the law firm’s sustained growth, and enhanced clients’ success, for over four decades.  Reflecting its new branding, the firm is now known as Hurwitz Fine, formerly Hurwitz & Fine, dropping the ampersand to create an updated, streamlined name. 

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Adult Survivors Act Signed into Law by Governor Hochul

Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

On May 24, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law the Adult Survivors Act, which renews access to judicial relief for adult survivors of sexual assault.

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Senior Member Dan Kohane Receives the Ken Joyce Excellence in Teaching Award

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Hurwitz & Fine Senior Member Dan D. Kohane received the Ken Joyce Excellence in Teaching Award on Saturday, May 14th, 2022, at the UB School of Law’s 133rd Commencement ceremony. This award is designated for “a member of the adjunct faculty for excellent teaching and longstanding service to the School of Law.”  

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Elizabeth M. Midgley Joins Hurwitz & Fine as a Litigation Member Focusing on Medical Malpractice

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Elizabeth M. Midgley joins Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. as a litigation member in the firm's Buffalo office. Liz focuses her practice in medical and dental malpractice, professional malpractice, legal professionalism and ethics, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, railroad law, and general negligence litigation.

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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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Member Joseph Brown Featured in Buffalo Business First Article

Friday, May 6th, 2022

On Thursday, May 5, 2022, Labor & Employment Member Joseph S. Brown was featured in Buffalo Business First regarding the employee monitoring law that is taking effect this week in New York State.

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Lee Siegel Featured in Law360 Article

Friday, May 6th, 2022

Insurance Coverage Member Lee S. Siegel was quoted in the May 5, 2022 Law360 article, "NYC Hotel Wants 2nd Circ. To Revive Virus Coverage suit" by Eli Flesch. In the article, Siegel discusses Hurwitz and Fine client Lancer’s win, defeating coverage for claims of COVID-19 business income loss. 

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Actual Notice of Non-Renewal Not Required, Says Connecticut Court

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

Hurwitz & Fine wins summary judgment for National General, with the Connecticut Superior Court holding that there is no actual notice requirement for the non-renewal of homeowners coverage.

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The Time Has Come: New York Electronic Monitoring Notice Law to Take Effect May 7, 2022

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

In November 2021, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation amending the state civil rights law to add a new provision requiring private employers with a place of business in New York who engage in electronic monitoring to notify workers of electronic monitoring of telephone, email, and internet access and usage. This law goes into effect on May 7, 2022.

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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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Thomas A. Narducci Joins Hurwitz & Fine as a Litigation Attorney in the Firm’s Melville Office

Friday, April 15th, 2022

Thomas A. Narducci has joined Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. as a litigation attorney in the firm’s Melville office. Thomas focuses his practice on premises liabilityautomotive liability, labor law, and general liability insurance defense.

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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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Your NY Connection: Did the Courts Really Do That?

Friday, April 1st, 2022

Insurance coverage counselors Dan D. Kohane and Ryan P. Maxwell were featured in the 2022 First Quarter Edition of the NYIA Magazine, Your NY Connection, for their article, "Did the Courts Really Do That?" The article examines interesting cases and decisions in the courtroom over the past year.

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Four Hurwitz & Fine Attorneys Featured in Harmonie Group's 2021 Significant Cases Publication

Friday, April 1st, 2022

Hurwitz & Fine had three victories and four attorneys published in The Harmonie’s Group's annual significant cases publication for 2021.

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Litigation Privilege Bars Bad Faith Claims Where Carrier Accused of Making Misrepresentations and Withholding Evidence: Says Connecticut Supreme Court

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

Connecticut finds that litigation privilege bars bad faith claims where carrier deliberately withheld evidence from its insured, implicitly rejecting a continuing duty of good faith.

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American Bar Association, "The Brief:" To Remove or Not to Remove: A Look at the Federal Officer Removal Statute

Friday, March 18th, 2022

Associate Patty Rauh was published in the Winter 2022 edition of the American Bar Association's The Brief magazine. Her article, "To Remove or Not to Remove: A Look at the Federal Officer Removal Statute," examines the history of the Federal Officer Removal Statute and analyzes modern day applications.

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New York State Commercial and Residential Eviction Update

Monday, March 14th, 2022

On January 15, 2022, the New York State Eviction Moratorium codified as Chapter 417 of the Laws of 2021 (“Moratorium”) expired and was repealed, once again allowing landlords to commence new eviction cases, proceed with existing evictions, and seek eviction warrants for both commercial and residential tenants. As a result of the Moratorium’s expiration, residential tenants are no longer afforded unfettered protections under the Tenant Safe Harbor Act (“TSHA”), which previously allowed them to submit proof of a COVID-19 related hardship during the “COVID-19 covered period” to automatically stay or toll any ongoing eviction proceedings. 

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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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