Areas of Practice - Boiler Explosion

The catastrophic failure of any industrial fired burner unit, whether boiler, heater or furnace, is absolutely preventable by the company. To prevent such catastrophe, usually resulting in death or serious injury, begins with careful planning and prevention.  Read more…

Areas of Practice - FELA Railroad

The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) is a U.S. federal law that was enacted in 1908 to protect and compensate railroad workers injured on the job, if the worker can prove that the railroad was at least partly legally negligent in causing the injury. It is based upon the federal government’s power over interstate commerce, granted by the commerce clause in the Constitution. Prior to its inception there was no remedy for injured railroad workers.   Read More…

Areas of Practice - Mortgage Fraud Recovery

The Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009, or FERA, Pub.L. 111–21, S. 386, 123 Stat. 1617, enacted May 20, 2009, is a public law in the United States enacted in 2009. The law enhanced criminal enforcement of federal fraud laws, especially regarding financial institutions, mortgage fraud, and securities fraud or commodities fraud.  Read more…

Areas of Practice - TILA Foreclosure Recovery

For homeowners facing foreclosure, many of whom have been the victim of a predatory loan, up until recently, the Federal Truth In Lending Act (“TILA”) served as the primary legal vehicle to help families obtain new loans and stay in their homes. This article examines challenges the practitioner faces under TILA and looks at recently enacted legislation, which should make it easier to obtain loan modifications for worthy borrowers.  Read more…

Areas of Practice - Complex Commercial Litigaton

Commercial law, also known as business law, is the body of law that applies to the rights, relations, and conduct of persons and businesses engaged in commerce, merchandising, trade, and sales. It is often considered to be a branch of civil law and deals with issues of both private law and public law.  Read more…

Areas of Practice - Fiduciary Litigation

A fiduciary is a person who holds a legal or ethical relationship of trust with one or more other parties (person or group of persons). Typically, a fiduciary prudently takes care of money for another person. One party, for example a corporate trust company or the trust department of a bank, acts in a fiduciary capacity to the other one, who for example has entrusted funds to the fiduciary for safekeeping or investment. Likewise, asset managers—including managers of pension plans, endowments and other tax-exempt assets—are considered fiduciaries under applicable statutes and laws.  In a fiduciary relationship, one person, in a position of vulnerability, justifiably vests confidence, good faith, reliance, and trust in another whose aid, advice or protection is sought in some matter. In such a relation good conscience requires the fiduciary to act at all times for the sole benefit and interest of the one who trusts.  Read more…

Areas of Practice - Workers Comp

Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee’s right to sue his or her employer for the tort of negligence. The tradeoff between assured, limited coverage and lack of recourse outside the worker compensation system is known as “the compensation bargain”.  Read more…

Areas of Practice - Personal Injury

Personal injury law refers to the legal remedies and defenses involved in civil lawsuits brought as a result of wrongful conduct. In fact, the word “tort” comes from a Latin term meaning twist, wrong, or harm. In contrast to criminal law, a tort action does not involve the government prosecuting the wrongdoer. Rather, these cases involve a private plaintiff seeking compensation (usually money) for the harm caused by the defendant’s actions.  Read more…