Providing Business Solutions
Ohrenstein & Brown, a New York boutique law firm, is one of the insurance industry’s preeminent firms. U.S.News & World Report, after reviewing more than 10,000 law firms nationally and about 40,000 lawyers and clients, ranked Ohrenstein & Brown’s insurance practice as “Tier 1.”
From litigating on behalf of insurers in a coverage dispute with a bank involving novel automobile residual value insurance covering the nation’s largest fleet of leased automobiles, to litigating on behalf of the insured owner of a satellite system in a coverage dispute against insurers that had provided a unique policy for “satellite life insurance,” to helping insureds and insurers navigate regulations across the country to create cost-effective insurance coverages, Ohrenstein & Brown is dedicated to helping insurance businesses and insureds deal with the problems of complex multistate legislative and regulatory systems and the business disputes they help to generate. …Read More
A Trusted Name in Trusts and Estates
Preserving your assets for transfer to the next generation according to your wishes should be a fairly straightforward matter, but taxes, medical bills and other fees can all chip away at your estate, leaving little for your heirs. The right team of attorneys, knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of estate planning and related matters, can make a significant difference.
For more than 60 years, the attorneys of Davidson, Dawson & Clark have advised …Read More
Daniel N. Arshack
Creativity, Tenacity and Aggressive Defense Yield Success
For 33 years, Daniel N. Arshack has been getting called by clients with unusual, high-stakes cases that require creative and aggressive representation. He is known as an international leader in criminal justice and legal reform and has been asked to teach lawyers throughout the world. As managing partner of Arshack, Hajek & Lehrman, Arshack specializes in criminal defense, commercial litigation and protection of civil rights in state and federal courts domestically and worldwide. His firm has successfully defended a wide range of criminal and civil cases, from securities fraud and international arms dealing to homicide, malpractice and contract disputes. …Read More
Powerful Insights Help Employers
Control Workers’ Compensation Costs
New York’s workers’ compensation costs are staggering, and its complex laws are extraordinarily difficult to navigate. Recently our editors sat down with Bill Jones, managing partner of the defense firm Jones Jones, LLC, to discuss what employers can do to control their workers’ compensation costs. Jones is past president of the Workers’ Compensation Bar Association,counsel to the New York Claim Association, co-author of the New York State regulations on workers’ compensation, recipient of the Wall Street Journal Award in Economics and a licensed New York State Insurance Broker. Soon, his son will also defend New York State’s employers, serving as the firm’s fourth- generation Jones attorney. …Read More
Law Practice Reflects
Determination and Heart
As a young legal intern in 1990, Mitchel Ashley became involved in a particularly heartrending case. It would take nearly a quarter century to resolve, with Ashley—who would become managing partner of a large firm before establishing his own personal injury practice—fighting till the very end.
The case began when residents living near Pelham Bay landfill saw their children diagnosed with a devastating form of leukemia. Three of the children died. The City of New York denied any link between these children’s illnesses and the estimated 1.1 million gallons of …Read More
A Prominent ‘Lawyer on Call’
for Urgent Elder Care Decisions
We all know the importance of having an up-to-date will, trust, health care directive and power of attorney. However, many families do not focus on whether those instruments are properly prepared to serve them in a crisis when an older adult is suddenly in need of long-term care.
Enter Howard J. Atlas, principal in The Atlas Law Group, who for 25 years has been a pioneering practitioner of Elder Law, a highly specialized …Read More
Boutique Real Estate Law Firm Posts Impressive Growth by Meeting Demand
for Specialty Services
Named Managing Member in 2010, Luise A. Barrack took the reins of New York real estate law firm Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. with one primary goal: to broaden the firm’s capacity to serve its clients in every aspect of residential and commercial real estate. Rosenberg & Estis already had a significant share of the market – it was the seventh-largest real estate practice in New York that year – and was the “go to” firm to …Read More
A Full-Service Commercial Bank Committed to Helping Businesses Grow
Since 1961, Popular Community Bank has been building strong partnerships with business owners and entrepreneurs. Today, with 38 branches across the New York metropolitan area, Popular Community Bank believes the right financial tools and a strong, collaborative lender-client partnership enable business owners to focus on what they do best: growing companies and strengthening communities.
“We’ve been in this market for over 50 years,” says New York Metro Region Executive Brian Doran. “We have a strong commercial lending track record, and we’re here to help businesses evolve throughout all of their phases. We have the ability to provide loans to meet almost any financing need. There is no loan too large or too small for us to consider.” …Read More
75 Next Year: Financial Services With a Community Focus
Places have their touchstones – local traditions, cherished civic organizations and important homegrown businesses built into the bedrock of the community.
Hudson Heritage Federal Credit Union has earned its place among time-honored institutions in Orange, Ulster and Dutchess counties. For almost 75 years, the credit union has saved members money through attractive checking and savings accounts, and loans with favorable terms. Five dollars is all it takes for membership. …Read More
Role of Community Bank More Important Than Ever
Flushing Bank Posts Significant Growth in 2013
Competing in the heart of the financial capital of the world, a community bank is proving to be one of New York Metro’s most valued business partners.
Stock growth for Flushing Bank, an 85-year-old Tri-State landmark, is outpacing the banking sector’s benchmark. A 26 percent year-over-year growth rate is more than double the KBW index set by major banks and money centers across the country. The reason? The New York State-chartered stock commercial bank offers businesses and families the vital resources, technologies and talent of the mega banks, but with a strong focus on the local community. …Read More