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With six offices and over one hundred lawyers, Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP consistently delivers focused and effective legal services to its national and international clients. Our work product is clear and delivered on time. As a result, our clients proceed with confidence.

 

KBR's experienced attorneys have earned national and international recognition as leaders in their respective fields, including:

 

- Professional Liability

- Insurance Coverage

- Employment Practices Litigation

- Healthcare Law

- General Liability

- Nursing Home and Long Term Care

- Appellate Practice

- Product Liability Defense

- Environmental, Toxic and Mass Torts

- Commercial Litigation

 

We have a passion for our work and an unshakable dedication to our clients' interests. We provide strong representation and build even stronger client relationships. Our unwavering dedication to total client satisfaction is the driving force behind our firm. It is our commitment to deliver high quality, cost-effective services to our clients.

NEWS & EVENTS

 

KBR Partner, Jeffrey C. Gerson, and Associate, Patrick A. Dolan, were  granted summary judgment in a chiropractic malpractice case where a 35 year old woman suffered from a very extensive schwanomma tumor in her spine, allegedly resulting in cauda equina syndrome and requiring an emergency tumor removal surgery, spinal fusion, and laminectomy.

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KBR Partner Jeffrey C. Gerson gave a presentation on legal issues involving electronic medical records and the impact of HIPAA and malpractice litigation at the annual meeting of alumni and faculty of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hershey, PA on June 28, 2014.

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KBR Partner Jeffrey C. Gerson obtains a defense verdict in a Kings County, Supreme Court podiatric malpractice case on July 14, 2014.

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KBR Partner, John Mullahy, and Associate, John Leo, win summary judgment and obtain a dismissal of plaintiff’s medical malpractice case.

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KBR Partner, Rocco Matra, and Associate, Doug Domsky, win summary judgment and obtain a dismissal of plaintiff’s toxic tort case.

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KBR Partner Jonathan Bruno and Associate Alex Niederman Win Dismissal of FDCPA lawsuit

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KBR Partner Margaret Davino will be speaking on July 1, 2014 at the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Annual Meeting on the topic of New York State of Health Law: Trendsetter or Over-Regulator?

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KBR Associate Dennis Williams will be speaking on June 16, 2014 at the Nassau County Bar Association on Urgent Care Centers

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KBR Partner  Belinda Dodds-Marshall and Associate Patrick Dolan Win Summary Judgment in a Kings County Supreme Court Podiatric Malpractice case dismissing the case entirely.

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KBR Partner  Belinda Dodds-Marshall obtains a defense verdict in a Kings County, Supreme Court podatric malpractice case.

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KBR Partner Andrew Kaufman will be speaking at the American Conference Institute’s 13th Annual Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims.

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KBR Partner Andrew Kaufman will be speaking at the American Conference Institute’s Medical Professional Liability conference. 

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KBR Partner Jonathan Rubin will be speaking this Sunday May 18, 2014 in Charlotte North Carolina as part of a Panel discussion on issues related to a Risk Management/Litigation case study for Addiction Treatment Providers at the NAATP Annual Convention (National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers).

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KBR Partner Jonathan B. Bruno was a speaker at the New York City Bar’s Bridge-the-Gap Program on May 21, 2014, on the topics of Legal Malpractice Claims and Risk Management.

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Partner Jonathan Rubin will be speaking as part of an AM Best Complimentary Webinar Panel on Tuesday, May 6th.

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Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP attorneys Michael P. Mezzacappa and Julie A. Tribble, of the firm’s New York office won summary judgment in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, resulting in dismissal of third-party action seeking contribution for $20 million in alleged property damages. The firm’s client was Integrated Systems and Power, Inc. (ISPI).

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KBR Partner Jonathan Rubin will be presenting a Risk Management Talk on Wednesday April 9, 2014 to the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s mental health counselors in New York City.  

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KBR Partner Keith L. Kaplan Wins Summary Judgment in a Nassau County Personal Injury Lawsuit Against a Nursing Home

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KBR Partner, Rocco Matra, and Associate, Mark Mascolo, win summary judgment and obtain a dismissal of plaintiff’s construction case.

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KBR Partner Keith L. Kaplan and Associate Caroline A. Sullivan Win Summary Judgment of a Bronx County Personal Injury Lawsuit Against a Nursing Home

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KBR Partners Chris DiGiacinto, Jon Rubin and KBR Associate Allison Angel will be presenting a CLE lecture at the Manhattan offices of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation on March 6, 2014. The presentation is on the topic of Finding, Preserving and Utilizing Social Media in Healthcare Litigation.

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Partner Jonathan Rubin will be presenting a Professional Ethics Workshop before the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy  (ICP) in NYC on March 5, 2014.

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Partner Joan M. Gilbride will be speaking in an upcoming Strafford live webinar, "Family Responsibility Leave: Defending Against Employee Claims in an Uncertain Legal Framework" scheduled for Wednesday, March 26, 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT.

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KBR Partner Keith L. Kaplan and Associate Patrick A. Dolan Win Dismissal of a Bronx County Personal Injury Lawsuit Against Nursing Home Client Due to the Failure to Substitute an Estate Representative as Plaintiff

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Michael P. Mezzacappa and Julie A. Tribble win Summary Judgment in United States District Court, Southern District of New York resulting in dismissal of third-party action seeking contribution for $20 million in alleged property damages.

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Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP is pleased to announce the opening of its sixth office in Stamford, Connecticut.

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KBR Partner Keith Kaplan and Associate Patrick Dolan Win Summary Judgment Dismissing Nursing Home Negligence, PHL  §2801-d and Wrongful Death Case

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KBR Partner, Rocco Matra, and Associate, Mark Mascolo, win summary judgment and obtain a dismissal of plaintiff’s negligent security premises liability lawsuit.

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On September 19, 2013, Garden City Partner Jeffrey C. Gerson lectured to the New York State Podiatric Medical Association in Buffalo, New York on the topic of “Top 10 Reasons Podiatrists Get Sued”.  His lecture included advise on preventing lawsuits and examples of recent verdicts and settlements in New York.  

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KBR Partner Rocco P. Matra recently obtained a directed verdict on behalf of a general dentist at the close of plaintiff’s case in a trial in Supreme Court, Queens County, New York.

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KBR attorney Dennis Williams will be a speaking on "What You Need to Know Right Now About the Affordable Care Act ("ObamaCare")” to be held at the Nassau County Bar Association on September 24, 2013.

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KBR Partner, Rocco Matra, and Associate, Mark Mascolo, win summary judgment and obtain a dismissal of plaintiff’s premises liability lawsuit.

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Joan Gilbride, Jeffrey Gerson, and Cristina LaMarca spoke at a New York State Bar Association Panel entitled: "Health, Fitness and Adventure Sports Liability" on August 1st, 2013.

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KBR attorney Andrew Oldis will be a participating panelist in the CLE presentation “Insurance Claims: From Notice to Resolution” to be held as part of the ABA Annual Conference on August 9, 2013 in San Francisco.

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KBR Partner Steven Weiner will be a presenter at the ASHRM Annual Conference.

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Edward R. Noriega has become a Partner in the Firm.

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KBR Partner Jonathan Bruno and Associate Alex Niederman Win Dismissal of FDCPA Lawsuit.

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KBR Partner Jonathan Rubin will be a co presenter at the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management’s Annual Educational Conference on June 6, 2013, on the topic of Behavioral Health, Risks and Liabilities.

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KBR Partner Jonathan Rubin will be speaking at the New York State Psychological Association’s Annual Convention on May 31, 2013, on the topic of Risk Management Issues for Psychologists – Record Keeping in the Digital Age.

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Joan Gilbride, Managing Partner of KBR’s Labor and Employment Group, participated in a panel Discussion on litigating Employment Discrimination cases.  Joan presented management’s perspectives on pre-trial and trial practices at the New York County Lawyer’s Association on May 14th, 2013.

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KBR Partner Douglas FitzMorris won a defense verdict on behalf of an emergency room physician and a hospital following a 13 day jury trial in New York Supreme Court, Queens County.

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KBR Partners Steve Weiner and Wayne Borgeest will be featured speakers at a seminar in Memphis, Tennessee on May 2-3, 2013 on the topic of Litigation Risk and Defense Strategies for Long Term and Assisted Living Providers, Insurers and Brokers

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KBR Partner Jonathan Bruno and Associate Alex Niederman Win Dismissal of Accountant Malpractice Lawsuit

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KBR Partner Joan Gilbride is a participating panelist in an ABA webinar addressing discrimination claims by working family caregivers.

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KBR Partner Barbara Costello will be a speaker for the American Bar Association’s CLE, “Recent Developments in Employment Practices Liability: What’s Keeping In House Counsel and EPLI Carriers Awake at Night,” on the topic of emerging employment practices liability exposures.

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KBR Partner Jonathan Rubin obtained a defense verdict in New York Supreme Court, Bronx County on behalf of a surgeon in a medical malpractice case involving a retained foreign object. 

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KBR Partner Steven D. Weiner, Co-Team Leader of the Appellate Practice Group Jacqueline Mandell and Senior Associate Julie A. Mickiewicz win Summary Judgment.

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KBR Partners Jonathan B. Bruno and Kristopher Dennis were recent speakers at a Strafford webinar entitled “Attorney Professional Liability: Responding to Claims and Minimizing Malpractice Risks.”

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KBR Partners Jonathan Bruno and Paul Colucci, and Associate Katherine Gotelaere, obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a hospital, the hospital’s parent company and a pediatrician in a civil rights and medical malpractice case tried in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York.

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KBR Partner Jonathan Bruno and Associate Deborah Zawadzki Win Summary Judgment in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Lawsuit

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KBR Partner Julianna Ryan will be a speaker on the topic of the Lloyd's of London insurance market.

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Partner Margaret Davino has been elected as Chair-elect of the Health Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.

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KBR Partner Jonathan Bruno and Associate Deborah Zawadzki Win Dismissal of a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Lawsuit.

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KBR Partners Andrew Kaufman and Rocco Matra along with Jacqueline Mandell, Of Counsel and a Team Leader of the KBR Appellate Practice Group, obtained a reversal on appeal, winning summary judgment for their clients in a medical malpractice action.

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Congratulations to KBR Partner Douglas FitzMorris, Co-Team Leader of KBR’s Appellate Practice Department Jacqueline Mandell, and Associate Naomi Nova in obtaining a final dismissal of a twelve year old case with a tortured procedural history involving allegations of wrongful death following an unwitnessed stroke.

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KBR Partner Jonathan B. Bruno and Associate Alex N. Niederman Win Dismissal of $1.2 Million Legal Malpractice Lawsuit

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KBR Partner Jonathan B. Bruno and Associate Alex N. Niederman Win Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Case

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KBR Partner Joan Gilbride and Associate Brian Sher win unanimous reversal of the trial court’s ruling with respect to the ‘prior and pending’ exclusion in an E & O policy.

 

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KBR Partner Joan Gilbride and Associate Cara O’Sullivan win summary judgment in the Eastern District of New York on behalf of an employer dismissing Plaintiff’s claims of retaliation for his participation and opposition to discrimination in a New York State Division of Human Rights (“NYSDHR”) conference and for the filing of his own complaint of retaliation.

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KBR congratulates Jacqueline Mandell and Edward Guardaro, Jr. on the publication of New York Medical Malpractice.

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KBR Partner Joan Gilbride and Associate Brian Sher win dismissal of all defamation claims made by a disgruntled employee against her employer.

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Partners Jonathan B. Bruno and Kristopher M. Dennis were speakers at the New York City Bar’s Bridge-the-Gap Program, on the topics of Legal Malpractice Claims and Risk Management.

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KBR Partner Joan M. Gilbride and Associate Robert A. Benjamin, of the Insurance Coverage and Directors and Officers Litigation groups, obtained an affirmance by the New Jersey Appellate Division of summary judgment entered in favor of their client, a directors and officers policy insurer.

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KBR Partner Joan M. Gilbride and Senior Associate Laura B. Juffa  win summary judgment in the Southern District of New York knocking out age and disability discrimination as well as retaliation claims on the threshold issue of whether the Plaintiff was an independent contractor or employee.

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KBR Partner Jonathan B. Bruno and Associate Alex N. Niederman win appeal of a legal malpractice case before the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, First Department.

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KBR is pleased to announce that Matthew M. Collibee has joined the Firm as an Associate.

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Joan Gilbride, NYC based partner, was interviewed concerning the potential exposure presented by retaliation claims at the PLUS Professional Risk Symposium on March 29th, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Jacqueline Mandell, one of the Practice Team Leaders of KBR’s Appellate Practice Department, wins summary judgment in a medical malpractice case involving the death of a patient.

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KBR is pleased to announce that Edward J. Guardaro, Jr. has joined the Firm as a Partner and Adonaid C. Medina, and Alyssa M. Panaro have joined the Firm as Associates.

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KBR Partner Jonathan Bruno wins dismissal of an appeal before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

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KBR Partner Joan M. Gilbride and Associate Tyra R. Saechao win summary judgment in insurance broker liability case in New York Supreme Court, Kings County.

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KBR Partner Douglas FitzMorris recently won a defense verdict on behalf of a urology practice following a six day jury trial in Queens County, New York.

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KBR is pleased to announce that Stephanie Gitnik and Margaret O’Connor have become partners of the firm and Jacqueline Mandell has become Of Counsel with the firm.

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KBR Appellate Counsel Jacqueline Mandell wins summary judgment when First Department reverses order denying relief to an obstetrician who performed an emergency c-section to save the life of a dying fetus which was ultimately stillborn.

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KBR Partner, David Varriale, Wins Summary Judgment in Nursing Home Negligence Case Alleging Failure to Timely Diagnose Breast Cancer

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KBR Partner Douglas J. FitzMorris recently won a defense verdict on behalf of a hospital and emergency room physician following a nine day jury trial in Queens County, New York.

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KBR Partner Douglas J. FitzMorris wins a defense verdict on behalf of an orthodontist following a 10 day jury trial in Richmond County, New York.

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KBR Partner Douglas J. FitzMorris wins a defense verdict on behalf of a hospital and a gynecologic oncologist following a two week jury trial in New York County.

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KBR Partner Jonathan B. Bruno obtained a defense verdict in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in an employment discrimination case alleging a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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KBR Partner Joan Gilbride was a Participating Panelist on Emerging Employment Law Issues

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Long Arm Jurisdiction Has Its Limits

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KBR Partner Andrew S. Kaufman Wins Defense Verdict In Brain Damaged Baby Case

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KBR Partner Andrew S. Kaufman Wins Defense Verdict In Failure To Diagnose Gastric Cancer Case

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The Proof Is In The Handwriting - KBR Partner Jeffrey C. Gerson Wins Defense Verdict In Podiatric Malpractice Case Where Plaintiff Alleged That The Signature On The Consent Form Was Not Hers 

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