Time to Welcome Elizabeth A. Rizzo, Esq.!

By Elizabeth A. Rizzo, Esq.Email Elizabeth Elizabeth Rizzo is pleased to announce that she has joined Weiss Zarett Brofman Sonnenklar & Levy, P.C. with 3 years of client relations and healthcare law experience. Elizabeth earned her bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University and her law degree from Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.  […]

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Welcome, Lisa Giunta-Popeil, Esq.!

By Lisa Giunta-PopeilEmail Lisa Lisa Giunta-Popeil, Esq. is pleased to announce that she has joined Weiss Zarett Brofman Sonnenklar & Levy, P.C.  Lisa brings with her over ten years of general and commercial litigation experience in both federal and state courts in New York, including a clerkship for a U.S. District Court judge in the Eastern […]

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JOSHUA SUSSMAN ELEVATED TO PARTNER

By Joshua D. Sussman, Esq.Email Joshua Weiss Zarett Brofman Sonnenklar & Levy, P.C. is pleased to announce that Joshua Sussman has been promoted to Partner of the Firm. Since joining the firm as Senior Counsel in early 2020, Mr. Sussman has been essential to success and operations of the Firm’s Litigation Department. Mr. Sussman is […]

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Google Wins-Client Privilege Dispute, Court Finds Attorney Silent Communications Are Privileged

By Joshua D. Sussman, Esq.Email Joshua Email is now the preferred means of communication in the business world. Both within an organization, and between the organization and its third-party vendors, customers and others, virtually everyone emails. Sometimes, those communications are sent without much forethought. Not unexpectedly, a business’s email files have become a treasure trove for far-reaching […]

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Beware the Risks of Taking Cryptocurrency as Collateral

By Mauro Viskovic, Esq.Email Mauro A lender who takes cryptocurrency as collateral for a loan must be careful to follow the specific requirements applicable to perfecting a security interest in crypto assets.  Otherwise, if the borrower ends up in bankruptcy, that lender would be deemed an unsecured creditor and possibly have no recourse for recouping any […]

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DOCTORS WIN BIG IN THE COURT OF APPEALS – COURT SETTLES DISPUTE OVER MLMIC SALE PROCEEDS

By Michael J. Spithogiannis, Esq. Email Michael The New York Court of Appeals, by a unanimous bench, decided a question that has been highly contested throughout New York State emanating from the sale and demutualization of Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (“MLMIC”), a mutual insurance company in the business of issuing medical malpractice policies to […]

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New York Court Awards Attorney’s Fees To A Patient Sued By a Physician for Defamation Based on a Negative On-Line Review

By David A. Zarett, Esq.Email David Given the ever-increasing prevalence of social media websites which “rate” physicians (such as Zocdoc and Yelp), it is not unusual for a disgruntled patient to post a negative review regarding a particular doctor. Understandably, any negative review creates consternation for physicians, who fear that the adverse publicity will interfere […]

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AVOID LITIGATION DISASTER – KNOW THE LAW

By Michael J. Spithogiannis, Esq. & Floyd Grossman, Esq.Email MichaelEmail Floyd Federal and state governments regularly pass laws to protect consumers.  It is up to private businesses to adapt. This requires a thorough, well-counseled understanding of legislative objectives. Two recent foreclosure cases illustrate how common sense and extra postage might have averted litigation disaster for the […]

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Beware the Consequences of Worker Misclassification

By Mauro Viskovic, Esq.Email Mauro In violation of myriad applicable laws, many businesses will often hire workers as independent contractors, rather than employees.  The worker classification determination is often made without a thorough analysis of the applicable factors to be used for making the correct classification and without regard to the potential penalties and consequences for […]

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NYC MANDATES VACCINATION FOR PRIVATE EMPLOYEES

On December 13, 2021, the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued an emergency Order mandating Covid-19 vaccination for private employees pursuant to Section 3.01(d) of the Health Code and Sections 556 and 558 of the New York City Charter. The emergency Order requires covered businesses to generally exclude their unvaccinated […]

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HEALTHCARE FRAUD: SELF-DISCLOSURE PROTOCOL UPDATE

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq. Email Mathew What is healthcare fraud? There are the obvious cases of greed, such as physicians billing for fictitious patients, services never performed, and the rendering of unnecessary medical procedures.  However, there is more to healthcare fraud than the obvious. This includes widely practiced rule-bending to assist patients, such as exaggerating […]

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Courts Enforce Contracts As Written – Except Sometimes

By Michael J. Spithogiannis, Esq. & Floyd Grossman, Esq.Email MichaelEmail Floyd A lawsuit is the last thing you would expect when signing a real-estate contract.  And if litigation does ensue, you would expect a court to follow established rules of contract interpretation and hold the parties to what they signed.  Here we examine a recent court decision […]

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Understanding Dental Employment Contracts

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq.Email Mathew Unfortunately, yet understandably, most dentists are reluctant to read all of the provisions in their employment contracts in the belief that they face a “take it or leave it” quandary. However, dentists often do not realize that while there are provisions in such contracts that are standard in the […]

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Weiss Zarett & the PAP (Physician Advocacy Program)

Weiss Zarett will continue to offer the PAP (Physician Advocacy Program) for 2022 and we will be providing the same services. The 3 programs offered by the 2022 PAP are as follows: Premium Program $949 per year  Legal representation in connection with a matter before the OPMC, OPD, OMIG, MAC, OIG, QIO, OSHA or OCR.   Providers […]

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