September 10, 2020

Senior Partner, Rosaleen T. McCrory and Of Counsel, Antony M. Chionchio secured a summary judgment win on behalf of our home care client in Nassau County before  Justice Jeffrey Brown.  Co-defendant who asserted cross claims against our client remains a party to the action.

In this matter, the plaintiff alleges that defendants failed to provide good and accepted care to...

September 8, 2020

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Valerie K. Ferrier, Esq.


Head of Labor & Employment

Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP

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All employers, regardless of size, must train all employees.

According to the fi...

August 27, 2020

Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP is proud to congratulate Nicole S. Barresi, Kathryn R. Baxter, Kathryn D. Blackmer, Conrad A. Chayes, Jr., Alexandra E. Claus, Alexander C. Cooper, Michelle A. Frankel, Emma B. Glazer, Jason F. Kaufman, Amy E. Korn, Alexandra M. Lopes, and Samantha E. Shaw for being selected to The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch 2021 by Best Lawyers®.


August 24, 2020

Congratulations to Peter T. Crean, Kenneth R. Larywon, Anthony M. Sola, Bruce G. Habian, Sean F.X. Dugan, and Michael A. Sonkin for being selected once again by their peers for inclusion in the New York City edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 2021. The listing will be published in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal on December 11, 2020.

The Firm is proud to...

August 6, 2020

Legislative Alert:

A Step Backward

In April 2020, as COVID-19 infections and deaths were surging exponentially, the New York Legislature enacted the Emergency or Disaster Treatment Protection Act (EDTPA). That legislation conferred broad immunity on health care facilities and health care professionals treating, or arranging for treatment of COVID-19 patients, as well as “the...

July 28, 2020

Congratulations to our Partner, and Head of the Firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group, Valerie K. Ferrier, for receiving Martindale-Hubbell's Highest Rating: AV Preeminent! Martindale-Hubbell conducts a thorough review of attorneys who wish to receive a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating, through a secure online peer review survey where a lawyer's ethical standards an...

July 27, 2020

Valerie K. Ferrier, Partner and Head of the Firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group, wrote an article entitled "Workplace Bias Pleading May Change After Title IX Shift," which was featured in  Law360:

"Title IX of the Education Amendments prohibits gender discrimination ineducational programs under federal law. Title VII of the Civil Rights Actprohibits gender discrimi...

July 21, 2020

Senior Partner Michael Sonkin and Partner Conrad Chayes, Jr.’s motion for summary judgment on behalf of our client, an Internist, was granted by the Hon. Justice Spodek in the Supreme Court, Kings County, resulting in the dismissal of all malpractice and wrongful death claims as against her.  This is an action brought on the behalf of a then-34 year old morbidly obese Deced...

July 16, 2020

Senior Partner John J. Barbera, Partner, Jayne L. Brayer, and Associate, Christopher J. Daniel's motion for summary judgment was granted in a Westchester County Supreme Court Action. The matter involved an 86-year old women who presented to the Emergency Room with stroke-like symptoms. Prior to the decedent’s arrival, the Emergency Room attending physician initiated the str...

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