Hurwitz & Fine attorney weighs in on how employers in NYS must comply with new regulations to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.
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 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, Special Counsel, was recently elected chair-elect of the Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
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.
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.
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 has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NAWBO.
Dan D. Kohane, Sr. Member, was elected VP of the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence (NFJE) in Chicago.
Hurwitz & Fine attorney weighs in on access to medical records in the Buffalo Law Journal.
The Buffalo News shares how Hurwitz & Fine attorney, Mike Perley, walked away with a victory for Niagara County.
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
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
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
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”
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:
Employment Law – Management
Health Care Law
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Litigation – Municipal
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Real Estate Law
Trusts & Estates Law
Hurwitz & Fine Honored by Center for Elder Law & Justice
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
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)
Hurwitz & Fine Attorneys Listed In New York Super Lawyers
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
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.