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On March 12, 2019, L’Abbate Balkan partner, William T. McCaffery, will present “Malpractice Claims Against Defense Counsel: Preventing and Recognizing Potential Claims” at the 2019 CLM Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Insurance defense firms face increasing exposure to legal malpractice claims from their clients, the insurance carriers that retain them, and even excess insurers.


Daniel A. McFaul, Jr. presents CLE seminar entitled, “Defending Clients in Professional Disciplinary Actions”, Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

Mr. McFaul discusses what to expect when representing a licensed professional who is faced with a professional misconduct claim and what's involved in responding to a complaint.


Lee J. Sacket To Present "Best Practices to Address the Often Overlooked and Generally Underestimated Liability Issues Involving Your Camp Staff" at the 2019 Tri-State Camp Conference on March 12, 2019.

A camp's potential liability does not end at the conclusion of evening activity. Staff off-site and after hour activity can be the source of a variety of staff related liability claims.


Douglas R. Halstrom to Present Seminar to AIA Peconic on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

Design professionals will learn about the relevant requirements promulgated by the New York State Board of Regents and how to avoid potential disciplinary action.


Douglas R. Halstrom to Present on a Panel "How to Conduct a Deposition: An Interactive Program" for the New York County Lawyers Association on February 12, 2019.

The pre-trial deposition stage is a critical point in any litigation. Indeed many personal injury and commercial cases are either won or lost during the deposition phase.


L'Abbate Balkan is Pleased to Announce the Promotions of Keith J. Stevens, Todd M. Alderman, James D. Spithogiannis and Candice B. Ratner.

L'Abbate Balkan announces that Keith J. Stevens, Todd M. Alderman and James D. Spithogiannis have been named Partner and Candice B. Ratner has been named Of Counsel effective January 1, 2019.


William T. McCaffery to present “Preventing Elder Law Malpractice” to the Elder Law Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association on November 14, 2018.

Mr. McCaffery will discuss how attorneys can avoid legal malpractice claims and grievances while practicing in the area of Elder Law.

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