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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.
Steve Pesarchick and Paul Mullin recently attended the Defense Research Institute's (DRI) Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Steve actively serves on the Trucking Law Committee and Paul actively serves on the Governmental Liability Committee and they both attended meetings with their respective committees discussing relevant issues to these areas. They attended the Products Liability Committee meetings also.   The Annual Meeting provided the two an opportunity to meet with various insurance and corporate risk managers and to discuss current trends in liability issues.  The me...


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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. 
The 2nd annual "Kick Off For Kids" event was held by McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center last night at the SRC Arena.  We were excited to again be the "Game Day"/presenting sponsor of this great event. 
Partner, Kevin Van Duser, spoke with individuals attending the New York State Bar Association’s program “Law School for Insurance Professionals” seminar on September 30, 2014 on several topics relating to insurance coverage and the denial of coverage.  Kevin is the chair of the firm’s Insurance Coverage Department.
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.
Partner, Dan Cavarello was named “Attorney of the Year” by HCC Public Risk Claims Service at their Annual Attorneys Claims Seminar on September 18th.   Each year, HCC’s Claims Staff selects one attorney from their multi-state panel to receive the award based upon overall performance for both the company and their municipal insureds.  
Partners, Paul Mullin and Dan Cavarello, attended the HCC Public Risk Annual Attorneys Claims Seminar in Plymouth, Michigan on September 17th and 18th.  Mr. Cavarello presented an update on recent New York case law with respect to municipal liability and defenses.   Click here to learn more about the Sugarman Law Firm’s Municipal and Governmental Defense practice.
Sugarman Proudly Sponsors the Wish Ball
The Sugarman Law Firm proudly sponsored the Wish Ball on September 6, 2014 at the OnCenter.  The Sugarman Law Firm Wish Ball benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York, helping to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.  2014 marked our tenth year of sponsorship.  For more information on the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York visit cny.wish.org.  
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.  
Eight of the firm’s partners were honored with the distinction of Top 100 by Super Lawyers: Daniel Cavarello - Government/Cities/Municipalities; Sam Elbadawi - Personal Injury Plaintiff: General; Bruce Poushter - Real Estate; Michael Riehler - Personal Injury Defense: General; Paul Mullin - Personal Injury - Products: Defense; Sam Vulcano - Professional Liability: Defense and Brian Sutter - Professional Liability: Defense Stephen Davoli, Danielle Mikalajunas Fogel and Jenna Klucsik were named Rising Stars by Super Lawyers. Davoli in the practice area of Personal Injury Defense: Gener...


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The Sugarman Law Firm with Partner, Sam Elbadawi, co-hosted the Justice For All (JFA) Event with Eric Mower + Associates on July 15, 2014.  Sugarman was proud to co-host this free community engagement event where Hiscock Legal Aid Society shared information about its mission and vision. 
In a closely-watched case, the United States Supreme Court (5-4) has ruled that closely-held corporations cannot be required to provide contraceptives coverage (as defined by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)) as required by the Affordable Care Act. Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Store, Inc. et al. No. 13-354 (June 30, 2014).


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Congratulations to Donald L. Schoenwald the recipient of the Faith April Seidenberg Award, which the Central New York Chapter of the NYCLU presents annually to a member of the legal community who has furthered the cause of civil rights and civil liberties. 
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