My clients come to me when they need to break down legal issues into understandable pieces. I lay out the pros and cons of an issue and provide a sounding board, enabling my clients to make a final, informed decision. In doing so, my goal is to provide top-notch legal representation at a fair and efficient cost.
As a management-side labor and employment lawyer with over twenty-five years’ experience, I have successfully litigated and advised management clients in matters involving federal, state and local discrimination laws, wage-hour laws, family leave laws, plant closings, employment agreements, and non-compete agreements. My practice also includes representation of management clients in unionized settings, involving collective bargaining negotiations, contract and discipline arbitrations, and representation before the National Labor Relations Board. I also represent executive level individual clients in employment law related matters and disputes and have negotiated numerous employment agreements, executive compensation agreements, and severance agreements on their behalf. I have also advised and represented individuals with respect to their non-compete agreements, and in non-compete cases.
I am active in the legal profession and community at large. I have published several articles and chapters on employment law and am an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate and Professional Studies Program at Manhattanville College. I have served on the pro bono mediation panel for the Southern District of New York since 1999, and on several not-for-profit Boards. I am active in the New York State Bar Association, as a co-chair of the EEO Committee in the Labor and Employment Law Section, and I am a frequent panelist and moderator on a variety of Labor & Employment Law issues.