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


Anthony P. Colavita and Richard P. Byrne, Co-Managing Partners of L’Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, L.L.P., are pleased to announce the following promotions.

Keith J. Stevens, a member of the Design Professionals and the Construction Industry Practice Groups, has been named Partner.   Mr. Stevens specializes in defending design and construction professionals against high exposure claims concerning condominiums, high rise buildings, municipalities and stadiums.  For the last 17 years, Mr. Stevens' practice has been solely focused on the representation of design and construction professionals in all types of matters including, but not limited to, contractual disputes and claims for professional malpractice, construction defects, Labor Law violations and project delays.

Todd M. Alderman, a member of the Insurance Industry Practice Group, has been named Partner.  His practice focuses on the representation of insurance carriers in insurance coverage litigation arising under various forms of comprehensive general liability, excess, umbrella, automobile and professional liability insurance policies.  In addition, he advises insurance carriers on complex coverage issues, analyzes catastrophic claims and provides an assessment of liability and exposure.

James D. Spithogiannis, a member of the Accounting and Business Professionals and the Attorney Liability Practice Groups, has been named Partner.  Mr. Spithogiannis concentrates his practice in the area of professional liability, including the defense of lawyers, accountants and real estate professionals.

Candice B. Ratner, a member of the Attorney Liability Practice Group, has been named Of Counsel.  Ms. Ratner concentrates her practice in the representation of attorneys and law firms in legal malpractice cases ranging from personal injury and real estate matters to complex business transactions and commercial litigation.

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