Aaronson Rappaport Welcomes Ten Attorneys from Gordon & Silber, P.C.

Aaronson Rappaport is pleased to announce the addition of ten talented attorneys from the former law firm of Gordon & Silber, P.C. Dawn Adelson and Sandy Gold join the firm as experienced senior litigators and lead trial attorneys. Dawn joins ARFD as a Partner, while Sandy offers his expertise as Of Counsel. David Dince, Yanique Burke and Patrick Mevs are also welcomed as Of Counsel. Rachel Hisler, William Tock, Mary Doherty, Mallory Turk and Elizabeth Kowell are joining the firm’s accomplished team of associates. Each of these attorneys has demonstrated the personal and professional integrity, legal excellence and faithful client

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23 ARFD attorneys recognized as 2020 NY-Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Congratulations to the partners, of counsel and associates of Aaronson Rappaport, who were named as 2020 NY-Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars! 2020 NY-Metro Super Lawyers Dawn Adelson Robert Chappell Robert Deutsch David Dince Peter Fazio Craig Fenno Sandy Gold Andrew Kaplan Philip Lerner Nick Marotta Robert Melnick Nancy Pennie Jay Rappaport Lawrence Rosenblatt Barbara Ryan Deirdre Tracey 2020 NY-Metro Rising Stars Claudia Carbone Alison Deaner Rachel Hisler Allison Landwehr-Moshel Daniel Milstein Mallory Turk Margot Weisberg

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** COVID-19 Healthcare Provider Liability Update **

Amongst the flurry of Executive and Administrative Orders that have been issued since the advent of the coronavirus crisis, the medical profession should also be aware of a newly-enacted provision of New York State’s Education Law, which provides in pertinent part, “all physicians, physician assistants, specialist assistants, nurse practitioners, licensed registered professional nurses and licensed practical nurses shall be immune from civil liability for any injury or death alleged to have been sustained directly as a result of an act or omission by such medical professional in the course of providing medical services in support of the State’s responses to

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ARFD clients granted summary judgment dismissal in Kings County

ARFD associate Jonathan Tamir, supported by partner Phillip HoSang, Jr., was recently able to obtain summary judgement following a motion filed on behalf of a hospital and three physician assistants in a medical malpractice matter concerning a spinal surgery with fusion. Plaintiff claimed that the hospital and physician assistants were negligent in performing the surgery and that their follow up care caused a spinal fluid leak and buildup. Due to the allegations, plaintiff claimed multiple injuries including incontinence and loss of sensation in plaintiff’s legs. The Court granted the motion in its entirety for all our clients findings that the

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Lawrence W. Rosenblatt and trial team obtain defense verdict in Dutchess County

Congratulations to Aaronson Rappaport trial partner, Lawrence W. Rosenblatt, and his trial team, including partner, Jennifer Kavallieratos, and associate, Sara Aksu, on their recent trial win in Supreme Court, Dutchess County. The case involved claims that the defendants failed to properly observe the plaintiff, a middle-aged male plaintiff, who had recently undergone a left rotator cuff repair surgery, during a nuclear stress test, causing him to suffer a new tendon tear to the same shoulder. Plaintiff claimed that, as a result of the defendants’ negligence, he required two additional rotator cuff surgeries and, ultimately, a reverse left shoulder replacement surgery,

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Bench trial win for Nanor Terjanian, in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court

Aaronson Rappaport proudly congratulates associate, Nanor Terjanian, on her successful handling of a New Jersey bench trial on behalf of an ARFD client, a healthcare IT consulting services company, in a breach of contract action against a healthcare IT retailer.   The action concerned a consulting services agreement between the parties.  Ms. Terjanian successfully presented her case that, under the agreement, our client was engaged to provide consulting services to the retailer and, after reaping the benefits of those services for almost a year, the retailer suddenly terminated the relationship in violation and in breach of the express terms of the agreement.

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Nicholas Marotta obtains defense verdict on behalf of ARFD client in Kings County

Trial partner, Nicholas Marotta, supported by his trial team, partner, David Saffra, associate, Nadia Ali, and law clerk, Veronica Mishkind, achieved a defense verdict in Kings County. The medical malpractice case involved claims of an alleged failure to admit the 25-year-old plaintiff’s decedent to the hospital after she presented to the Emergency Department with flu-like symptoms. The plaintiff’s decedent subsequently re-presented to the Emergency Department the following day with progressive acute bronchopneumonia complicating H1N1 influenza, which resulted in her death at the hospital the following day. Damages included claims for loss of parental guidance of a then three-year-old and pain

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Deirdre Tracey, Alison Deaner, and Deborah Karlewicz elected to ARFD partnership. Michelle Mansbach Dubin elevated to Of Counsel

Aaronson Rappaport is proud to announce the elevation of four excellent associates to partner and of counsel. Deirdre, Alison, Deborah and Michelle embody the hard work and dedication to the ARFD team and clients that is highly valued by the firm. We congratulate them on this achievement and look forward to their continued and future success at ARFD.

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ARFD client granted summary judgment dismissal in Kings County

Aaronson Rappaport associate, Daniel Milstein, and partner, Sam Shapiro, were recently able to obtain summary judgment on behalf of their client, an internal medicine physician, in a wrongful death matter concerning an alleged delay in diagnosing a dislodged gastrostomy tube leading to respiratory distress, peritonitis, and the plaintiff-decedent’s demise. In granting the motion, the Court agreed that the internist-client comported with the appropriate standards of care when he timely called for the appropriate specialist consult and sent the patient to the Emergency Room after his condition deteriorated. Additionally, the Court agreed that the internist-client did not assume any duty regarding

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ARFD is proud to sponsor CenterForce USA’s The Women in Legal & Corporate Leadership Summit in NYC, where Margot Weisberg spoke on tackling generational stereotypes

Aaronson Rappaport was proud to continue its efforts to recognize and support diversity and inclusion in the workplace and professional environment through our sponsorship and participation in another excellent Women in Legal & Corporate Leadership Summit. This year, senior associate, Margot Weisberg, brilliantly tackled generational stereotypes during her panel discussion “Working Through Generational Diversity Among Leaders and Emerging Leaders.” Margot is one of Aaronson Rappaport’s emerging leaders and we were proud to support her as she detailed the benefits and challenges of working across generational divides.

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