Jeff focuses his practice primarily upon the defense of products liability, personal injury, property damage, commercial, business, labor law and discrimination litigation actions brought in both state and federal courts. In those matters, Jeff represents businesses ranging from small companies to international corporations, as well as individuals.
Jeff also represents individuals and businesses in investigations and actions brought by governmental agencies such as the New York State Attorney General’s Office, the Division of Human Rights, OSHA, the EEOC and the United States Department of Justice, and handles litigation matters involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, Civil Rights discrimination, workplace safety violations and claims of unfair trade practices.
Before coming to Osborn Reed & Burke, Jeff served as a Senior Prosecutor in the Special Investigations and Homicide Bureaus of the Erie County District Attorney’s Office, where he tried dozens of cases to verdict before juries.
Growing up, Jeff spent summers working in his family’s grocery store, where he would watch his Grandfather Sam and his brothers take the time to get to know each of their customers. In this fashion, the store became part of the community. From a young age, Jeff was impressed with how hard his family worked to make the store a success despite the many obstacles that they, like most small business owners, had to overcome. It is their spirit of hard work, immersion into the community and the constant battle to “keep the lights on” that Jeff tries to bring to each case he handles. For Jeff, the outcome of each case is not another tally in his win/loss column. Jeff understands that each outcome can be the difference between keeping the “doors open” and financial disaster, and that drives him to do all that he can to help his clients to guide and protect them in the minefield of today’s litigation landscape.
The Third Department in Binghamton Precast & Supply Corp. v Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company holds that the defendant raised a triable issue of fact as to whether the plaintiff mitigated its losses relative to a business interruption policy.
The Court of Appeals’ decision in Rivera v Montefiore Medical Center (2016 NY Slip Op 06854 [October 20, 2016]) concerned the adequacy of defendant’s expert disclosure and the timeliness of plaintiff’s objection to the same.
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