Firm News

Tammy L. Riddle Featured in 9/17/18 Buffalo Law Journal

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Hurwitz & Fine attorney weighs in on how employers in NYS must comply with new regulations to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.

Draft NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention Templates Open for Public Comment until September 12, 2018

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Employers should start reviewing the draft model guides and their current policies to determine what revisions are needed to comply with the new legislation and begin developing a training program to ensure they meet the January 1, 2019 deadline for training all employees. 

Amber E. Storr to co-chair the BAEC Commercial & Bankruptcy Law Committee

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Amber E. Storr was recently appointed to co-chair the Bar Association of Erie County’s Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Committee, in order to bring back a stronger focus on commercial law and commercial litigation. 

Diane F. Bosse Recently Elected Chair-elect of ABA Council

Monday, August 27th, 2018

Diane F. Bosse, Special Counsel, was recently elected chair-elect of the Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

25 Attorneys Named to 2018 Upstate New York Super Lawyers List

Friday, August 17th, 2018

The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes peer nominations, independent research by Super Lawyers, and evaluations from a highly credentialed panel of attorneys.

10 Hurwitz & Fine Attorneys Honored in 2019 Best Lawyers

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Hurwitz & Fine is pleased to announce that 10 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Chris Potenza and Jamey Maswick weigh in on summer statutes

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
Buffalo Business First features Hurwitz & Fine attorneys in a seasonal feature on NY's recreational use statute.

Ann Evanko ranks #51 on Business First's Power 125 Women

Friday, July 27th, 2018

Ann Evanko, President & Managing Member of Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., has made Buffalo Business First's Power 125 Women in Western New York, ranking #51.

Andrea Schillaci elected to the Board of Directors of NAWBO

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Andrea Schillaci has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NAWBO.

Dan D. Kohane elected Vice President of NFJE

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Dan D. Kohane, Sr. Member, was elected VP of the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence (NFJE) in Chicago.

Attorney Pat Curran featured in the Buffalo Law Journal

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Hurwitz & Fine attorney weighs in on access to medical records in the Buffalo Law Journal.

Attorney Mike Perley Challenges Meterologist on the Stand

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

The Buffalo News shares how Hurwitz & Fine attorney, Mike Perley, walked away with a victory for Niagara County.

Jamey L. Maswick Voted "Best Attorney" in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

James L. “Jamey” Maswick, an Attorney in our Lake Placid office, took first place for "Best Attorney" in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise’s annual Best of the Mountains 2018 Readers' Choice  Awards.

COA: Private Facebook Entries are Discoverable

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

In Foreman v. Henkin, the Court of Appeals ruled that a user’s designating her Facebook profile as “private” does not shield it from disclosure. Instead, objective standards of privacy dictate what is and is not discoverable. The account must still be relevant to be discoverable (such as when the plaintiff puts their pre- and post-accident condition or activity level in issue), and demands must be reasonable in scope, but the plaintiff cannot pick and choose what to disclose by labeling it “private.” See our summary here

Law Firm Diversity CLE at the BAEC

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. is proud to sponsor the Bar Association of Erie County Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE entitled "Creating Opportunities, Improving Outcomes" on Wednesday, February 21st. Join us as we work to increase diversity in the legal community: www.eriebar.org/MemberCenter/Calendar/CreatingOpportunitiesImprovingOutcomes

Robinson & Firm Honored For Pro Bono Work

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Firm Elder Law practice group leader Edward C. Robinson was awarded the Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award by the Center for Elder Law & Justice and Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. was honored with a Pro Bono Award by the Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project Inc. in recognition of all of the pro bono legal services performed at the Federal Court Pro Se Assistance Program. The awards were given at the 10th annual Champions for Justice Bash Awards Reception on Friday, November 17th. 

 

Hurwitz & Fine Named A “Best Law Firm”

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. is pleased to announce its 2018 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings where multiple practice areas have been recognized. Law firms that are included in the rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes both client and peer reviews. The firm was recognized in the following areas:

Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Elder Law
Employment Law – Management
Health Care Law
Insurance Law
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Litigation – Municipal
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Hurwitz & Fine Honored by Center for Elder Law & Justice

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. has been selected as the Federal Court Award winner for the Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project Inc. The award will be given at the 10th annual Champions for Justice Bash Awards Reception on Friday November 17th at the [email protected], 391 Washington Street, Buffalo NY. An extra special congratulations to Elder Law and Estate Planning lawyer Edward C. Robinson who will be receiving the Center for Elder Law & Justice’s Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award!

Evanko Named Lawyer Of The Year

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. firm attorneys have been recognized by the extremely selective 2018 Best Lawyers in America with 10 lawyers recognized in various areas of law and Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. president Ann Evanko was named Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law.  

Patrick B. Curran (Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)

Ann E. Evanko (Best Lawyers 2018 Buffalo Employment Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year," Corporate Law, Employment Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Mediation)
Robert P. Fine (Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates)
Lawrence C. Franco (Corporate Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates)
Dan D. Kohane (Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance)
Michael F. Perley (Litigation - Municipal, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)
Edward C. Robinson (Elder Law)
Lawrence M. Ross (Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Tax Law)
Roger L. Ross (Real Estate Law)
Andrea Schillaci (Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
 
Congratulations to all of the attorneys honored! 

Hurwitz & Fine Attorneys Listed In New York Super Lawyers

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. is honored to have over 70% of the firm’s attorneys named to the New York Super Lawyers list (Upstate Edition), with several attorneys being prominently featured in the Top 10, Top 50 and Top 25 Women lists. Only 5% of eligible attorneys statewide make the list. The 2017 New York Super Lawyers list includes:

David R. Adams, Construction Litigation
Diane F. Bosse, Insurance Coverage
Jody E. Briandi, Personal Injury Defense: General (Top 50/Top 25 Women)
Todd C. Bushway, Personal Injury Defense: General
Earl K. Cantwell, Business Litigation
Patrick B. Curran, Personal Injury: Medical Malpractice
Ann E. Evanko, Employment & Labor (Top 25 Women)
Robert P. Fine, Business/Corporate
Edward B. Flink, Personal Injury Defense: General
Lawrence C. Franco, Business/Corporate
Dan D. Kohane, Insurance Coverage (Top 50)
Steven E. Peiper, Insurance Coverage
Michael F. Perley, Personal Injury Defense: General (Top 10/Top 50)
V. Christopher Potenza, Personal Injury Defense: General
Edward C. Robinson, Estate & Probate
Lawrence M. Ross, Health Care
Roger L. Ross, Real Estate
Andrea Schillaci, Business Litigation (Top 50/Top 25 Women)
Kevin J. Zanner, Business/Corporate

Rising Stars:

Jennifer A. Ehman, Insurance Coverage
Patricia A. Fay, Personal Injury Defense: General
James L. Maswick, Personal Injury Defense: General
Jennifer J. Phillips, Appellate Practice
Marc A. Schulz, Personal Injury Defense: General
Tessa R. Scott, Personal Injury Defense: General
Amber E. Storr, Business Litigation
Agnieszka A. Wilewicz, Insurance Coverage

Congratulations to all of the attorneys recognized and thank you to our peers in the legal community for nominating us for this honor.