M&K Partner, Gary Casimir spoke at Perrin Conferences' December 12, 2013, seminar Litigating Asbestos Cases in Today's Environment, Featuring Insights from the Bench: The Judicial Perspective. This conference was held at the Princeton Club of New York, NY.

Mr. Casimir discussed Upstate New York-A Review of 2013 and a Look at 2014. This panel discussion included the Hon. Richard T. Aulisi, Fulton County Supreme Court, Johnstown, NY, Joseph W. Belluck, Esq., Belluck & Fox, L.L.P., Linda J. Clark, Esq., Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, John P. Comerford, Esq., Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC, the Hon. Charles C. Merrell, Lewis County Supreme Court, Lowville, NY, and Joseph J. Welter, Esq., Goldberg Segalla, LLC as presenters.

M&K also sponsored a Women's Breakfast at this event.  The Women's Breakfast was a great networking opportunity for all.  Attendees had the opportunity to participate in discussions led by:

- Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler, Supreme Court, New York County, New York, NY;
- Shelley Rossoff Olsen, Special Master for the NYC Asbestos Litigation, New York, NY;
- Robin Segal-Gonzalez, Esq., Senior Claim Officer, Chubb & Son, Warren, NJ; and
- Kerryann M. Cook, Esq., Partner, McGivney & Kluger, P.C., New York, NY.



M&K CT Seminar A Success

November 22, 2013

On November 22, 2013, our Hartford, CT office held a Commercial Liability Defense Seminar for our clients and staff.  Seminar topics included:

* Premises Liability, Getting a Step Up on Connecticut's Premises Liability Law (Reed Slatas and Toby Stull).
* Bare Metal Defense, A survey of national law and an analysis of Berkowitz (NYCAL) (Kerryann Cook and Carol Tempesta).
* An ethics presentation from Kerryann Cook.
* Product Liability, A Defendant's guide to the Connecticut Product Liability Act (Jonathan Ciottone and Toby Stull).
* Trucking/Transportation Litigation, New Technology and its Effect on Litigation (Michael Rawlinson and Jonathan Ciottone).

CLE and CE credits were provided for six jurisdictions including NH, NJ, NY. PA, RI and TX.  The event was attended by approximately fifty clients and staff and was both an enjoyable and informative event.  Special thanks are extended to our presenters who did a masterful job.

The New Jersey Supreme Court ("NJSC") is charged with the responsibility of appointing twenty-one attorneys with staggered three years terms to the state's Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law ("Committee"). The Committee investigates grievances and responds to inquiries regarding if certain actions constitute the unauthorized practice of law in New Jersey.

M&K is proud to announce that on November 18, 2013, the NJSC signed an order reappointing Nancy Giacumbo, Esq. to a second three year term on the Committee. Her work will provide needed support and oversight for the New Jersey Courts and Bar, thereby providing protection to the citizens of New Jersey.

2013 M&K Super Lawyers

October 31, 2013

McGivney & Kluger, P.C., is pleased to announce that Charles McGivney, Michael Lunga, Richard Leff and Eric Gernant have been named 2013 Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters. Mr. McGivney obtained this designation for New Jersey and the New York Metro area while Mr. Lunga was recognized in New Jersey.  This is Mr. Lunga’s ninth consecutive year being named a Super Lawyer while Mr. McGivney has been honored for the last five years.

In 2013, Mr. Leff was named a New York Metro Super Lawyer for the second time while Mr. Gernant  received his first designation for his Upstate New York work.  Mr. Gernant was previously named a Rising Star twice in New Jersey.

The firm is equally pleased to announce that Kerryann Cook, Jordan Jodre and Jonathan Ciottone have been named 2013 Rising Stars.  This is the third consecutive year that Ms. Cook has received this award while it is Mr. Jodre’s and Mr. Ciottone’s first.  Both Ms. Cook and Mr. Jodre were recognized for their work in the New York Metro area while Mr. Ciottone was recognized in Connecticut.

In prior years, M&K attorneys Paul VanBuskirk and Joel Clark have been named New Jersey Rising Stars.

Beacham Speaks at NJICLE

October 23, 2013

M&K Partner Jeffrey B. Beacham presented at the October 23, 2013 New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education seminar “Hot Topics in Residential Real Estate Law: Combating  the 5 Common Plagues.”  Mr. Beacham spoke about mold issues in residential real estate.  Also presenting with Mr. Beacham was Lee Wasserman principal of LEW Corp., a mold and asbestos remediation company. 

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