400 Garden City Plaza
Suite 100
Garden City , NY 11530
Tel (516) 739-5100
Fax (516) 739-5103
mail@fbzlaw.com

 

With offices in:

22 Grandview Drive
Newburgh, NY 12550

226 St. Paul St.
Westfield, NJ 07090
Tel (908) 789-0507

146 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06089

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About Farber Brocks & Zane

Our General Liability and Environmental practice focuses upon the defense of private and municipal property owners, contractors, and other business owners against claims arising from slip and fall accidents, automobile and trucking accidents, construction and workplace accidents, products liability, and toxic exposures, including asbestos litigation. We also represent business owners in the defense of employment related claims, and claims arising out of their advertising activities.

Our Insurance Coverage practice is designed to provide our insurance company clients with a full array of services, including the analysis of coverage disputes, the defense of coverage litigation, and the development of effective claims handling techniques to minimize exposure on a long-term basis. The attorneys of FARBER BROCKS & ZANE bring to this practice group a high level of understanding of the intricacies involved in insurance coverage analysis based upon their experiences working as both in-house and outside counsel to a number of different insurance companies and third-party administrators. Our attorneys regularly prosecute and defend insurance coverage disputes on behalf of their insurance company clients in the State and Federal Courts, as well as before regulatory agencies such as the New York State Department of Insurance. They also assist insurance underwriters and organizations such as ISO and AAIS with the development of various forms and endorsements designed to minimize exposure to unintended risks.

Our Professional Liability practice focuses upon the representation and defense of architects, engineers, attorneys, and accountants. Our attorneys aggressively litigate and have successfully defended all types of professional liability claims, including those for legal and accounting malpractice, complex errors and omissions design claims, and bodily injury, property damage, and other construction related claims. Our attorneys also provide pre-claim assistance and counsel to their professional clients to avoid and mitigate potential claims. They also provide risk management counsel, and represent their design professional clients in the drafting, review and negotiation of design services contracts.

Our Municipal Practice is concentrated in the areas of defending municipalities and other government entities against tort, civil rights, and contract claims in both State and Federal courts. FARBER BROCKS & ZANE attorneys have defended towns and villages in civil rights suits alleging religious or ethnic discrimination, violation of free speech rights, retaliation for political activities, and other constitutional violations allegedly arising from enforcement of municipal codes and regulations, among other things. Calling on our extensive expertise in Insurance Coverage, we can also assist the municipal client in identifying sources of insurance that might provide coverage for the claim, and in vigorously pursuing those claims. In addition to representing governmental clients, our attorneys also have experience in representing private-sector businesses that are co-defendants in litigation challenging the award of municipal contracts.

Farber Brocks & Zane, LLP has significant knowledge of Appellate Practice and the Appellate Courts. This knowledge and experience, coupled with our attorneys’ vast  litigation experience in areas including Labor Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Property Damage, Insurance Coverage, Premises Liability, Professional and Medical Malpractice, Construction  and Contract Disputes, allows our firm to offer clients strategic services before a Notice of Appeal is ever filed and, of course, once an appeal is taken.

In addition to helping our clients navigate when and if they should appeal, performing comprehensive legal research and analysis, effective appellate briefs and exceptionally persuasive oral arguments, we also offer our clients creative strategies throughout the litigation process, based upon the appellate landscape.

Our attorneys understand that substantive motions provide an integral basis for successful appeals. Therefore, we encourage our clients to consult with us to either prepare or review such motions so that these motions encompass the facts and arguments that will be most appreciated by the appellate courts down the road, as well as to preserve issues for the trial court. In this regard, our firm can assist our clients in preparing summary judgment motions, discovery motions, motions in limine, and any other complex motions that may be necessary.