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Partner Paul V. Mullin has been appointed to be the Vice Chairperson of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) National Government Liability Seminar to be held in January of 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. The seminar draws hundreds of experts in governmental liability areas of civil rights, education, public employment, and prisoner rights.  Paul is also an active member in DRI’s Trucking Law and Product Liability Committees and has served in leadership, including the role of Membership Chairperson, for two years.  He has also lectured at DRI’s Annual Meeting on government...


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Brian Sutter presented to members of the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York at their webinar "Lessons Learned in Claims Caused by Subconsultants" on May 11, 2017.
The Sugarman Law Firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2017 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms” in the area of Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants. Firms included in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.  Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Managing Partner, Sam Vulcano is also listed as a “Best Lawyer” in the area of Professional Malpractice Law...


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Sam Vulcano, Managing Partner of Sugarman Law Firm, LLP, has been named a "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers. Mr. Vulcano earned the 2016 Syracuse Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year award based on his representation and defense of design professionals. Only one lawyer in each practice area in each city is honored with this distinction. He received high ratings from his peers for his abilities, professionalism, and integrity.  Sam previously held this honor in 2014.  
Steve Davoli recently spoke to engineering firms in Syracuse and Binghamton on some of the contract clauses most relevant to their practices.  The presentation included real world case law demonstrating how a well/poorly written contract clause can effect the outcome of a legal proceeding. 
Members of the Firm's Design Professional Defense department hosted a breakfast for local design professionals to present an AIA Continuing Education accredited seminar "Conflict Resolution - Winning the Conflict".  Contract clauses were also discussed.
Partner, Sam Vulcano, spoke with members of the Central Region American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) on Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation.  Sam has over thirty years of experience in handling matters relating to design professionals.
The Sugarman Law Firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2016 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms” in the area of Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants. Firms included in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.  Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Managing Partner, Sam Vulcano is also listed as a “Best Lawyer” in the area of Professional Malpractice Law...


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Managing Partner, Sam Vulcano, is named to the 2016 Best Lawyers list in the Professional Malpractice Defense category.  Sam has received this distinction since 2007 and was named Lawyer of the Year in 2014.  Click here to see Sam's other distinctions.
Partner, Sam Vulcano, spoke with members of the Central Region American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) on the Municipal Advisor Rule and how it may impact engineers who do business with municipalities.  Sam has over thirty years of experience in handling matters relating to design professionals.
The Sugarman Law Firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2015 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms” in the area of Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants. Firms included in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Managing Partner, Sam Vulcano is also listed as a “Best Lawyer” in the area of Professional Malpractice Law-Defen...


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Sugarman Law Firm Attends AIA Design Convention
Partner, Sam Vulcano and Paralegal, Heather Berry attend the 2014 New York State AIA Design Convention Product Showcase on October 10th.  The Sugarman Law Firm is up to the minute on matters involving design professionals and is an AIA Continuing Education Provider. 
Partner, Brian Sutter is named to the list of “Legal Elite of Western New York 2014”. The joint publication from the Buffalo Law Journal and Business First pinpoints 17 of the community’s legal leaders and 144 members of a fraternity of attorneys who have earned the right to be called “elite”. Mr. Sutter manages the firm’s Buffalo office and devotes much of his practice to defending medical malpractice and design professional malpractice claims.
Sam Vulcano, Managing Partner of Sugarman Law Firm, LLP, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants.   Sam has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2007 and was named 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” for Professional Malpractice Law–Defendants Syracuse.  
Sam Vulcano and Brian Sutter attend the 53rd annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys in Boston. The conference focused on current legal issues facing design professionals. Sam and Brian concentrate their practices on the representation of architects and engineers. 
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