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New Employment Law Takes Effect: Section 194-A Wage and Salary History Inquiries Prohibited

Monday, January 6th, 2020

Attorney Katherine L. Wood updates on an important employment law.


Lawrence M. Ross Approved to Board of Directors of Crisis Services Agency

Thursday, December 26th, 2019

Attorney Lawrence M. Ross has been unanimously approved to serve a three-year term as a member on the Board of Directors of Crisis Services. 


Michael F. Perley Elected to Board of the Erie County Bar Association Foundation, Inc.

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Michael F. Perley, Sr. Member and Treasurer at Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., was elected to the Board of the Erie County Bar Association Foundation, Inc. for a three-year term.


Marc A. Schulz Elected to Board of the Defense Trial Lawyers Association

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

The Defense Trial Lawyers Association encourages fellowship among the civil defense attorneys in the Eighth Judicial District by facilitating the exchange of ideas, enhancing litigation and trial skills, and advocating for the civil defense bar to the administrators of the Eighth Judicial District and the Western District of New York.


The SECURE Act: What Retirees Need to Know

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

For many retirees, their retirement account is their biggest asset and one that they spent decades growing, but major changes could be coming to these accounts thanks to the pending SECURE Act, which is expected to be passed into law by 2020.


The Right To Refill, Senate Bill S. 6813 and an analysis of a plaintiff’s right to litigate anonymously.

Friday, November 15th, 2019

A pending bill was just introduced at the end of October 2019 that has some interesting implications on the restaurant industry.  In addition, there are new rulings on issues arising under the Child Victims Act—recently, out of New York County, the Court engaged in a multifactor examination of a plaintiff’s right to litigate anonymously.


Connecticut Supreme Court Requires Imminent Danger of Collapse for Crumbling Concrete Coverage

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

In a long-awaited decision, the Connecticut Supreme Court found that insurers do not have to pay to repair homeowners’ crumbling concrete foundations, absent an imminent danger of collapse.


U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Rule on Sandy Hook Preemption, Permits Gun Suit to Proceed

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

UPDATE: The United States Supreme Court denied Remington’s petition for review, leaving in place a ruling by the Connecticut Supreme Court permitting a lawsuit to proceed against the gun manufacturer for the Sandy Hook massacre.


Ann Evanko featured as a Buffalo City Shaper on WGRZ-TV

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Ann Evanko, President & Managing Partner of Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., was featured this week on WGRZ-TV's "City Shapers."


Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. Ranked as a Tier One Law Firm in Seven Practice Areas in 2020 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

Friday, November 1st, 2019

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. is proud to once again be ranked as a Tier One law firm in seven practice areas by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. Our Tier One practice areas include Health Care Law, Insurance Law, Litigation - Labor & Employment, Mediation, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Tax Law and Trusts & Estates Law.


Legal & Claims Concerns Raised by 3D Printing & BIM

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Attorney Earl Cantwell is featured in the September/October 2019 CFMA Building Profits magazine.


Brian Barnas Receives Pro Bono Award

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Brian D. Barnas, Associate at Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. is the recipient of the Special Service – Pro Bono Award by the USDC Western District of New York.


Agnieszka A. Wilewicz selected to serve as the Diversity Vice Chair of the Excess, Surplus Lines & Reinsurance Committee of ABA TIPS

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Attorney Agnieszka A. Wilewicz was selected to serve as the Diversity Vice Chair of the Excess, Surplus Lines & Reinsurance Committee of ABA TIPS at the TIPS 2019 Fall Leadership Meeting for a two-year term.


Dan Kohane quoted in WSJ article "Insurers Face Wave of Costly Child Sex-Abuse Claims"

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Attorney Dan Kohane is quoted in this week's The Wall Street Journal on the Child Victims Act and the impact on insurance coverage.


Recent Legislative Update

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Expanded Pay Equity Law in NYS takes effect today

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Katherine L. Wood featured in October 8, 2019 Buffalo Rising article.


Seven Hurwitz & Fine Attorneys Honored as 2019 WNY Legal Elite

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Seven attorneys from Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. have been included in Buffalo Business First's 2019 Legal Elite of Western New York, a special publication by the Buffalo Law Journal and Business First that recognizes some of the most-respected Western New York lawyers, as nominated by their peers.


Navigating Liability Risks and the Litigation Process with and for Your Client

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

It is important to help your client develop realistic expectations early on about the case to be litigated.  Your perspective can be invaluable in counseling your client as to the ultimate question of whether this particular case should be tried to verdict, or, resolved in some other fashion.


Dan Kohane featured in first PLRB podcast

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

The Property & Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) interviewed Dan D. Kohane for their first podcast on the subject of the Child Victims Act.


Lawrence Ross Featured in Training Industry, Inc.

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Interpersonal Relations and Behavioral Concerns in the Workplace" in September 4, 2019 Training Industry.