Onondaga County, New York Construction Lawyers

Lauren Miller
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Onondaga County, NY Construction Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(315) 492-3000 3175 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13224
Construction, Arbitration & Mediation, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Albany Law School
Ms. Miller has practiced law since 1996. She has litigated a variety of personal injury actions, such as premises liability, dram shop actions, construction litigation, auto accidents and premises liability suits. She has also represented both employees and employers with respect to workplace disputes, including claims of retaliatory discharge and employment discrimination. She litigates in state, federal, administrative and appellate courts, and is a member of the Onondaga County Bar Association Judiciary Committee. Ms. Miller lives in DeWitt, with her husband and two children.
Melody Scalfone
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Onondaga County, NY Construction Law Lawyer
(315) 254-5119 247 West Fayette St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
Construction, Business, Environmental and Real Estate
Syracuse University College of Law
Jessica M. McKee
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Onondaga County, NY Construction Law Lawyer
(315) 426-7849 120 E. Washington Street
Suite 527
Syracuse, NY 13203
Construction, Appeals, Business and Employment
Jessica McKee is a small business lawyer in Central New York with experience in civil litigation, real estate law, land use, landlord tenant matters, and labor/employment law.
Lee Michaels
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Cayuga County, NY Construction Law Lawyer with 52 years experience
(315) 253-3293 17 E Genesee St
#401
Auburn, NY 13021
Free ConsultationConstruction, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Syracuse University College of Law
Jan Smolak
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Cayuga County, NY Construction Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(315) 253-3293 17 E Genesee St
#401
Auburn, NY 13021
Free ConsultationConstruction, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
SUNY Buffalo Law School
David Kalabanka
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Cayuga County, NY Construction Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(315) 253-3293 17 E Genesee St
#401
Auburn, NY 13021
Free ConsultationConstruction, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Syracuse University College of Law
Adam Huntsman Van Buskirk
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Cayuga County, NY Construction Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(315) 563-5019 3100 State Route 90
Aurora, NY 13026
Free ConsultationConstruction, Appeals, Business and Criminal
Albany Law School and Albany Law School
Welcome. As a lawyer, it is my mission to provide affordable, respectful, and skillful legal representation to those who seek my services. All too often in our complex society, honest, hard working people find themselves caught up in legal difficulties. Also, nearly everyone eventually requires the services of an attorney at some point with regards to wills, powers-of-attorney, and various transactions. Unfortunately, obtaining this much-needed representation can be an intimidating and expensive process. However, you may call me with confidence. I am happy to discuss your legal issues in a free initial consultation, and I can handle most matters on an...
Jason Alexander Richman
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Ontario County, NY Construction Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(585) 362-2787 P.O. Box 312
Victor, NY 14564
Free ConsultationConstruction, Appeals, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Syracuse University College of Law and University of Miami School of Law
Jason A. Richman , Esq., Construction worker injury; medical malpractice; car accidents; wrongful death; other serious personal injuries. Since 1997.
James Thompson Towne
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Schoharie County, NY Construction Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(518) 296-8866 2668 State Route 7
Cobleskill, NY 12043
Construction, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Real Estate
Albany Law School
James T. Towne, Jr. has been representing businesses, municipalities and related entities for many years, addressing and handling matters ranging from general litigation, harassment claims, employment issues, zoning, planning and tax certiorari matters. Moreover, with Mr. Towne’s highly developed understanding of ethics as it impacts business and government, his services to an organization is invaluable. Mr. Towne also provides assistance with ethics issues and technology issues as they relate to the law and other “hot button” topics which may arise.
Marc Stephen Brown
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Monroe County, NY Construction Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(585) 287-5275 3380 Monroe Avenue, Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14618
Construction, Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury
Michigan State University College of Law
Mr. Marc S. Brown has been practicing law for more than 20 years, focusing primarily on construction law, commercial litigation, and personal injury matters. He frequently represents owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and bonding companies, and has extensive experience handling construction contracts, lien law, trust fund, construction defects, and surety claims. Mr. Brown has also defended architects and engineers in professional liability disputes relating to the negligent design of buildings and structures. Mr. Brown’s extensive commercial experience includes not only construction matters, but all manner of contract disputes, including those involving real property and agriculture. Mr. Brown has represented landowners, growers,...
Michael Steven Steinberg
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Monroe County, NY Construction Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(585) 295-8544 109 Rutgers Street
Rochester, NY 14607
Construction, Appeals and Business
Edward Anthony Ruffo
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Bronx County, NY Construction Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(646) 330-1550 558 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
Free ConsultationConstruction, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
St. John's University School of Law
Mr Ruffo one of the Nation's Top 100 Trial Lawyers as ranked by the National Trial Lawyers as well as a Top 100 New York Super Lawyer. He is rated Pre-Eminent By Martindale Hubble and maintains a perfect 10/10 AVVO rating. He has 23 years experience obtaining multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for victims of negligence, specializing in Motor Vehicle, Slip, Trip & Fall , Workplace,Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Negligence Litigation. Mr Ruffo helps victims in the NY and NJ metropolitan area. He is admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of NY &...
Yuriy Mava
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Bronx County, NY Construction Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(347) 657-3667 2415 Arthur Avenue
Bronx, NY 10458
Free ConsultationConstruction, Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Yuriy is an innovative real estate transactional attorney specializing in residential and commercial real estate, leasing, construction and development and investment ventures with a particular emphasis on large commercial acquisitions, sales and financings. Yuriy has extensive experience providing legal counsel to clients concerning the formation, acquisition, financing, development, sale, and leasing across all types of real estate asset classes. In addition, Yuriy has established joint ventures and other strategic partnerships for his clients, including real estate developers, owners, investors and corporate clients. Yuriy has negotiated and drafted commercial leases with nationally recognized tenants and publicly traded companies.

Yuriy’s practical approach to...
Richard Jon Sobelsohn
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New York County, NY Construction Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(212) 590-5234 750 Lexington Avenue
28th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Construction, Business and Real Estate
Brooklyn Law School
RICHARD J. SOBELSOHN IS VICE PRESIDENT, LEGAL PROVIDING A MYRIAD OF LEGAL SERVICES RELATING TO THE COMPANY'S PORTFOLIO OF PROPERTIES. RICHARD HAS PRACTICED LAW FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS, MAINLY IN THE AREA OF REAL ESTATE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. RICHARD IS AN ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF LAW AT BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL, BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW AND NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL WHERE HE TEACHES COURSES IN SUSTAINABLE BUILDING LAW, REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS/PRACTICE, CONDOMINIUMS & COOPERATIVES AND COMMERCIAL LEASING. RICHARD IS A GREEN GLOBES PROFESSIONAL, LEED ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL, A MEMBER OF...
Stephen James Murphy
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New York County, NY Construction Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(917) 754-7866 1 Penn Plaza
Suite 5315
NY, NY 10119
Free ConsultationConstruction, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
St. John's University School of Law
Stephen J. Murphy joined the firm in early 2005 after a successful and rewarding career as a homicide prosecutor working in the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office. Mr. Murphy is a lawyer who is best known for his work in the courtroom, now focusing on serious construction accidents and catastrophic personal injury trial work. Mr. Murphy's hard work and skill in the courtroom have earned him many accolades from his colleagues, opponents and judges. Mr. Murphy was described on Z100 Radio as a "legendary trial lawyer." He has been featured on Fox News Radio as one of "America's Premier Trial...
Jed Dietrich
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(716) 839-3939 1323 North Forest Road
Buffalo, NY 14221
Free ConsultationErie County, NY Construction Law Attorney with 23 years experience
Construction, Animal, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
SUNY Buffalo Law School
I have collected more than $125 Million on behalf of my clients since 2007.

I have been named a New York Superlawyer from 2010 to the present.

I am highly competitive. I was a 14 time National Champion in the sport of rowing.

It is my life’s work to represent the seriously injured to the very best of my ability.

My firm, The Dietrich Law Firm, P.C., has been established to FIGHT for our clients to obtain MAXIMUM COMPENSATION for every person we represent.

We are the AGGRESSIVE-TENACIOUS-HARDWORKING firm for our clients.

We promise to follow The Golden Rule, return every phone call within...
Robert Michalak
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Niagara County, NY Construction Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(716) 636-7600 770 Davison Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094
Construction, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Real Estate
University of Houston Law Center
Robert Michalak represents contractors, owners, and surety companies. His experience includes contract negotiations, bidding issues, project closeout consultation, mechanic's lien and trust fund filings and challenges, and claim prosecution and defense. Mr. Michalak also represents clients in structuring business and shareholder relationships, real estate development and commercial leases. He regularly represents clients in mediation, arbitration, and litigation.

In addition to his Doctor of Jurisprudence, Mr. Michalak has degrees in mechanical and chemical engineering and has held engineering positions in county government and a Fortune 500 company. Mr. Michalak has been a business law lecturer at the University at Buffalo and a...
Robert Sullivan
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New York County, NY Construction Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(212) 732-9000 120 Broadway
18th Floor
New York, NY 10271
Free ConsultationConstruction, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
St. John's University School of Law
Robert Sullivan is a senior partner of Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. and one of the country's top trial lawyers. For over 40 years he has tried major cases and expanded the law of negligence. If you need a firm with an unparalleled reputation in New York, contact his office today.
Anthony Mastroianni
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New York County, NY Construction Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(212) 732-9000 120 Broadway
18th Floor
New York, NY 10271
Free ConsultationConstruction, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Anthony P. Mastroianni is an associate at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. in New York City and specializes in construction accidents, mass torts, premises liability, and product liability.
Michael Rose
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New York County, NY Construction Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(212) 779-0057 112 Madison Ave
10th Fl
New York, NY 10016
Free ConsultationConstruction, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Michael A. Rose focuses his practice on successfully obtaining financial compensation for accident victims throughout the state of New York. He has tried a substantial amount of cases which have resulted in seven-figure jury verdicts and settlements. Also, in 2012 , Rose secured the largest jury verdict in the State of New York for Construction Site Accidents. Aside from providing legal assistance to his clients, Rose is currently a member of professional associations such as the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association of Justice.
Ross B. Intelisano
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New York County, NY Construction Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(212) 684-0300 915 Broadway
#900
New York, NY 10010
Construction, Business, Employment and Real Estate
Brooklyn Law School
Jeffrey P Laner
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New York County, NY Construction Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(646) 543-3518 30 Wall Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Construction, Administrative, Business and Municipal
Fordham University
I’m more than a lawyer. I’m a person.

Well, at least colleagues and clients always have told me I talk less like "other" attorneys and more like a "regular" person that they actually can understand. Although that could just be my native Queens accent showing through. But, don’t let that fool you. I have attended some of the best schools in the country and worked for a decade in sophisticated billion dollar public-private institutions.

After tiring of a life in bureaucracy, in 2015, I began my own firm to bring this high level knowledge to the small business and...
Melvyn Lewis Jacoby
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Suffolk County, NY Construction Law Lawyer with 57 years experience
(631) 821-8800 565 Route 25A, Suite 5A
Miller Place, NY 11764
Free ConsultationConstruction, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Brooklyn Law School
After graduating from Adelphi College with a major in business administration, Melvyn received his L.L.B from Brooklyn Law School in 1962. He immediately entered private practice in Suffolk County. Melvyn is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the NYS Trial Lawyers Association.
Pat James Crispi
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New York County, NY Construction Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(212) 518-2417 521 Fifth Avenue
Suite 1740
New York, NY 10175
Free ConsultationConstruction, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Fordham University
Mr. Crispi was born and raised in the New York City area. He received an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Rollins College and juris doctor from Fordham University. Mr. Crispi is active in many professional and community organizations including the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America; and is a current member of the Judiciary Committee of the Bronx County Bar Association. The father of four daughters, he is also a member of the Board of the local youth basketball program and a youth basketball coach.
Christopher Thomas Mcgrath
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New York County, NY Construction Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(212) 732-9000 120 Broadway
18th Floor
New York, NY 10271
Free ConsultationConstruction, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Dayton School of Law
Christopher McGrath is a partner at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. and serves in the Garden City office. He has won many multi-million dollar verdicts for his clients in the area of personal injury. Contact him today to set up a free consultation.
Frank Floriani
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New York County, NY Construction Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(212) 732-9000 120 Broadway
New York, NY 10271
Free ConsultationConstruction, Municipal, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Hofstra University School Of Law
Frank Floriani is a member of Sullivan Papain’s product liability and complex litigation department. He is highly experienced and effective at helping clients in both New York and New Jersey. Contact him today to set up a free consultation if you have been negligently injured by another.
Michael H. Joseph
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Westchester County, NY Construction Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(914) 574-8330 203 E Post Rd
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationConstruction, Business, Criminal and Personal Injury
Tulane University School of Law
John G. Rich
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New York County, NY Construction Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(212) 684-0300 915 Broadway
#900
New York, NY 10010
Construction, Business, Employment and Real Estate
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Robert Unger
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New York County, NY Construction Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(212) 655-9536 5 Pennsylvania Plaza 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Construction, Business, Consumer and Real Estate
Fordham University School of Law
The firm has been in business for 4 decades. Recently we partnered with another trial lawyer in the practice to aggressively press those high stakes cases needing a verdict by either jury or judge. Our clients are very happy with our responsiveness and our communication. The law practice is a busy and demanding field, but we pride ourselves in not taking so many cases so that our clients do not suffer and hear from us regularly. Our mantra has been to take quality cases that we are able to fully manage. We see other firms being drowned by a volume...
George C. Grasso Esq.
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Queens County, NY Construction Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(347) 821-3241 25-02 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11358
Free ConsultationConstruction, Criminal, Personal Injury and Real Estate
The City University of New York School of Law
Zealous, aggressive, and effective advocacy - constantly striving to achieve the best results and peace of mind for every single client.
Martin P. Skolnick
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New York County, NY Construction Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(212) 744-9600 18 East 41st Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Free ConsultationConstruction
University of Miami School of Law
Martin Skolnick has wealth of knowledge and experience representing construction companies including his five years as in-house counsel to one of the largest construction firms in the region. He understands from a firsthand perspective the obstacles facing clients and the variety of solutions that may be available to them.
David Pierre Turchi
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New York County, NY Construction Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(212) 324-1707 305 Madison Avenue, Ste. 4600
New York, NY 10165
Construction, Business, Collections and Real Estate
American University Washington College of Law
Morris J. Newman
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Queens County, NY Construction Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(866) 501-0361 95-25 Queens Blvd
11th Floor
Queens, NY 11374
Free ConsultationConstruction, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Hofstra University
Ronald Francis
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New York County, NY Construction Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(212) 279-6536 30 Broad Street, 37th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Free ConsultationConstruction and Arbitration & Mediation
State University of New York - Buffalo
Attorney representing contractors, owners, developers, material suppliers, architects and engineers for 30 years in construction related matters. Arbitrator on the Construction Panel of the American Arbitration Association (AAA).
William Robert Larkin
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New York County, NY Construction Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(212) 888-5807 1250 Broadway
36th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Free ConsultationConstruction, Employment, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Brooklyn Law School
Bill has 15+ years of litigation and law firm management experience. He is hardworking, efficient and detail oriented with strong leadership skills and a proven track record. He is extremely organized with a strong ability to multi-task. Bill works well in a team environment and is capable of handling complex matters and providing guidance to other team members to ensure that all matters are handled properly.

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William Alan Kowalenko
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Suffolk County, NY Construction Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(631) 687-0100 5507 Nesconset Highway
Suite 10 #275
Mount Sinai, NY 11766
Free ConsultationConstruction, Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Mr. Kowalenko, Esq., is a Senior Trial Attorney, specializing in personal injury/negligence litigation. This includes injuries sustained as a result of the following types of accidents: Premises liability (Slip/Trip and fall); Motor vehicle (automobiles, trucks, motorcycles); Labor Law violations or improperly manufactured or defective products. A skilled and accomplished Attorney with extensive personal injury and trial experience, aggressive advocacy skills and a history of effective and diligent representation for my clients. Mr. Kowalenko's professional portfolio includes more than 45 trials in the last 3 years alone, including a One Million ($1,000,000.00) Dollar settlement against the City of New...
Steven Altman
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Suffolk County, NY Construction Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(917) 207-3001 P.O. Box 781
East Hampton, NY 11937
Construction, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Employment
New York Law School
Steven Altman has practiced law for more than 30 Years. In that time, he has litigated complex commercial cases at the highest standards of practice and numerous small and modest size matters on a cost effective basis. He has extensive dispute resolution experience designing, developing and implementing strategies to economically solve business problems for clients. As a business lawyer with numerous contacts in a wide array of business areas, he is a “go to” person for finding the most suitable person for countless tasks, including securing financing and structuring transactions.

Among innumerable others, Mr. Altman’s professional accomplishments include:
- Resolving a $10...
Nyarumba Nota Esq
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New York County, NY Construction Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(646) 808-0750 11 Broadway, Ste 615
New York, NY 10004
Free ConsultationConstruction, Business, Collections and International
I am a Barrister, Attorney and Counselor-at-Law admitted in New York, United Kingdom (England & Wales) and Anguilla, BWI. I assist Start-Ups, Businesses, Corporations, Hedge Funds and Individuals with representation in Court, Drafting documentation or agreements and carrying out comprehensive Legal Due Diligence for potential business partners, investors, financial services, high net worth individuals and legal communities.
Paul Thomas Hofmann
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New York County, NY Construction Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(212) 465-8840 212 W 35th St
Fl 12
New York, NY 10001
Free ConsultationConstruction, Maritime and Personal Injury
New York Law School
With 30 years experience in tort litigation, Paul T. Hofmann stands tall as a champion for victims whose lives are forever changed. Named a Super Lawyer in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Hofmann specializes in personal injury matters, with special emphasis on maritime, railroad and construction worker claims.

Hofmann has a B.A. from Rutgers College and J.D. from New York Law School. He is a member of American Association of Justice and the Maritime Law Association. He chaired the ATLA Admiralty Section and writes and lectures extensively.

Hofmann says that our mission is to maximize each clients recovery by thorough research, preparation...
Brian Shoot
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New York County, NY Construction Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(212) 732-9000 120 Broadway
18th Floor
New York, NY 10271
Free ConsultationConstruction, Municipal and Personal Injury
New York University School of Law
Brian Shoot is a member of Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. and is an appellate specialist who has argued over 250 cases in appellate courts throughout New York. He was named Lawyer of the Year in 2014 by Best Lawyers in America for the New York City area. Contact him today for a consultation on appellate issues.
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