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With six offices and over one hundred lawyers, Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP consistently delivers focused and effective legal services to its national and international clients. Our work product is clear and delivered on time. As a result, our clients proceed with confidence.

 

KBR's experienced attorneys have earned national and international recognition as leaders in their respective fields, including:

 

- Professional Liability

- Insurance Coverage

- Employment Practices Litigation

- Healthcare Law

- General Liability

- Nursing Home and Long Term Care

- Appellate Practice

- Product Liability Defense

- Environmental, Toxic and Mass Torts

- Commercial Litigation

 

We have a passion for our work and an unshakable dedication to our clients' interests. We provide strong representation and build even stronger client relationships. Our unwavering dedication to total client satisfaction is the driving force behind our firm. It is our commitment to deliver high quality, cost-effective services to our clients.

NEWS & EVENTS

 

KBR Partner Andrew S. Kaufman Wins Defense Verdict In Failure To Diagnose Gastric Cancer Case

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KBR Partner Steven Weiner recently provided the keynote address at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Legal Issues Forum in Washington, D.C. addressing Best Practices for Standards Developers and Conformity Assessment Bodies to Avoid Legal Liability in Tort, Antitrust, and Other Areas of the Law.

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KBR attorney Betsy Baydala will be presenting at the New York State Bar Association's Cyber-Security & Compliance Solutions in E-Health CLE program.

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KBR partner David Varriale obtains a unanimous defense verdict in a nursing home fall/ fracture case in New York County. 

 

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KBR founding partner Andrew Kaufman will be discussing recent developments in medical malpractice litigation at the American Conference Institute's Medical Liability Claims, Coverage and Risk Management conference on October 27.

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KBR partner Carol Doty and Betsy Baydala will be members of a panel addressing cyberliability issues at the September meeting of the Connecticut Society of Healthcare Risk Managers.

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KBR Partner Jeffrey C. Gerson and Associate Patrick A. Dolan were  granted summary judgment in a chiropractic malpractice case where a 35 year old woman suffered from a very extensive schwanomma tumor in her spine, allegedly resulting in cauda equina syndrome and requiring an emergency tumor removal surgery, spinal fusion, and laminectomy.

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KBR Partner Keith L. Kaplan Wins Summary Judgment in Kings County Obstetrical Malpractice Case

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KBR's Jacqueline Mandell and Stephanie Gitnik win appeal of New York “Firefighter’s Law” case.

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KBR Partner John Mullahy and Associate John Leo win summary judgment and obtain a dismissal of plaintiff’s medical malpractice case.

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KBR welcomes Santosh Chitalia, Michael Battema and Jamie Greenfield to the firm.

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KBR Appellate Practice Team prevails in appeal of summary judgment

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KBR Partners Andrew KaufmanRocco Matra and Jacqueline Mandell of the KBR Appellate Practice Group obtained a reversal on appeal, winning summary judgment for their clients in a medical malpractice action.

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Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan has been added to the National Law Journal's annual survey of the nation's 350 largest law firms. With 124 lawyers, the Law Journal now ranks KBR as the 332nd largest firm in the country. 

 

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Keith Kaplan will be a panel speaker at the New York State Bar Association Torts Insurance and Compensation Law Section Meeting on October 11. The theme of the presentation will be Medical Malpractice in New York: A View from All Sides.

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KBR Partner Rocco Matra and Associate Doug Domsky win summary judgment and obtain dismissal of plaintiff’s toxic tort case.

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KBR Partner Rocco Matra and Associate Doug Domsky win summary judgment and obtain a dismissal of plaintiff’s personal injury case.

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KBR Partner Jonathan Bruno will be a speaker at the New York State Bar Associations Legal Malpractice 2015 program.

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KBR Partner Steven D. Weiner, Co-Team Leader of the Appellate Practice Group Jacqueline Mandell and Senior Associate Julie A. Mickiewicz win Summary Judgment.

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KBR Partners Jonathan Bruno and Paul Colucci and Associate Katherine Gotelaere obtain defense verdict on behalf of hospital in U.S. District Court.

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KBR Partner Jonathan Bruno and Associate Deborah Zawadzki Win Dismissal of Claims against Hedge Fund Administrator.

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KBR Partner Jonathan Bruno and Associate Deborah Zawadzki Win Dismissal of Claims for Legal Malpractice Against Attorneys.

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KBR Partner Paul Curley and Associate Matthew Schiffhauer Win Summary Judgment for Directors & Officers Liability Insurer in Lawsuit Asserting Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Claims.

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KBR Partner Jonathan Bruno and Associate Deborah Zawadzki Win Dismissal of Counterclaims for Legal Malpractice Against Attorney

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KBR Partners Jacqueline Mandell and Margaret O’Connor won an affirmance of an order granting summary judgment in favor of their client, a laboratory, which was alleged to be negligent in their reporting of drug tests.

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KBR Partner Jonathan Bruno and Associate Deborah Zawadzki Win Dismissal of Third-Party Action Against Attorney.

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KBR Partner Jonathan Bruno and Associate Alex Niederman Win Dismissal of Defamation Action Against Condominium Board.

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KBR Partner Jeffrey C. Gerson obtains a defense verdict in a Kings County, Supreme Court podiatric malpractice case on July 14, 2014.

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KBR Partner Jonathan Bruno and Associate Alex Niederman Win Dismissal of FDCPA lawsuit

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KBR Partner  Belinda Dodds-Marshall and Associate Patrick Dolan Win Summary Judgment in a Kings County Supreme Court Podiatric Malpractice case dismissing the case entirely.

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KBR Partner  Belinda Dodds-Marshall obtains a defense verdict in a Kings County, Supreme Court podatric malpractice case.

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KBR Partner Keith L. Kaplan Wins Summary Judgment in a Nassau County Personal Injury Lawsuit Against a Nursing Home

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KBR Partner Keith L. Kaplan and Associate Caroline A. Sullivan Win Summary Judgment of a Bronx County Personal Injury Lawsuit Against a Nursing Home

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KBR Partner Keith L. Kaplan and Associate Patrick A. Dolan Win Dismissal of a Bronx County Personal Injury Lawsuit Against Nursing Home Client Due to the Failure to Substitute an Estate Representative as Plaintiff

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Michael P. Mezzacappa and Julie A. Tribble win Summary Judgment in United States District Court, Southern District of New York resulting in dismissal of third-party action seeking contribution for $20 million in alleged property damages.

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KBR Partner Keith Kaplan and Associate Patrick Dolan Win Summary Judgment Dismissing Nursing Home Negligence, PHL  §2801-d and Wrongful Death Case

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KBR Partner Rocco P. Matra recently obtained a directed verdict on behalf of a general dentist at the close of plaintiff’s case in a trial in Supreme Court, Queens County, New York.

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KBR Partner Jonathan Bruno and Associate Alex Niederman Win Dismissal of FDCPA Lawsuit.

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KBR Partner Douglas FitzMorris won a defense verdict on behalf of an emergency room physician and a hospital following a 13 day jury trial in New York Supreme Court, Queens County.

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KBR Partner Jonathan Bruno and Associate Alex Niederman Win Dismissal of Accountant Malpractice Lawsuit

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KBR Partner Jonathan Rubin obtained a defense verdict in New York Supreme Court, Bronx County on behalf of a surgeon in a medical malpractice case involving a retained foreign object. 

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KBR Partner Jonathan Bruno and Associate Deborah Zawadzki Win Summary Judgment in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Lawsuit

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Congratulations to KBR Partner Douglas FitzMorris, Co-Team Leader of KBR’s Appellate Practice Department Jacqueline Mandell, and Associate Naomi Nova in obtaining a final dismissal of a twelve year old case with a tortured procedural history involving allegations of wrongful death following an unwitnessed stroke.

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KBR Partner Jonathan B. Bruno and Associate Alex N. Niederman Win Dismissal of $1.2 Million Legal Malpractice Lawsuit

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KBR Partner Joan Gilbride and Associate Brian Sher win unanimous reversal of the trial court’s ruling with respect to the ‘prior and pending’ exclusion in an E & O policy.

 

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KBR Partner Joan Gilbride and Associate Cara O’Sullivan win summary judgment in the Eastern District of New York on behalf of an employer dismissing Plaintiff’s claims of retaliation for his participation and opposition to discrimination in a New York State Division of Human Rights (“NYSDHR”) conference and for the filing of his own complaint of retaliation.

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KBR congratulates Jacqueline Mandell and Edward Guardaro, Jr. on the publication of New York Medical Malpractice.

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KBR Partner Joan Gilbride and Associate Brian Sher win dismissal of all defamation claims made by a disgruntled employee against her employer.

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KBR Partner Joan M. Gilbride and Associate Robert A. Benjamin, of the Insurance Coverage and Directors and Officers Litigation groups, obtained an affirmance by the New Jersey Appellate Division of summary judgment entered in favor of their client, a directors and officers policy insurer.

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KBR Partner Joan M. Gilbride and Senior Associate Laura B. Juffa  win summary judgment in the Southern District of New York knocking out age and disability discrimination as well as retaliation claims on the threshold issue of whether the Plaintiff was an independent contractor or employee.

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KBR Partner Jonathan B. Bruno and Associate Alex N. Niederman win appeal of a legal malpractice case before the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, First Department.

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Jacqueline Mandell, one of the Practice Team Leaders of KBR’s Appellate Practice Department, wins summary judgment in a medical malpractice case involving the death of a patient.

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KBR Partner Jonathan Bruno wins dismissal of an appeal before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

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KBR Partner Joan M. Gilbride and Associate Tyra R. Saechao win summary judgment in insurance broker liability case in New York Supreme Court, Kings County.

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KBR Partner Douglas FitzMorris recently won a defense verdict on behalf of a urology practice following a six day jury trial in Queens County, New York.

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KBR Partner Douglas J. FitzMorris recently won a defense verdict on behalf of a hospital and emergency room physician following a nine day jury trial in Queens County, New York.

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KBR Partner Douglas J. FitzMorris wins a defense verdict on behalf of an orthodontist following a 10 day jury trial in Richmond County, New York.

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KBR Partner Douglas J. FitzMorris wins a defense verdict on behalf of a hospital and a gynecologic oncologist following a two week jury trial in New York County.

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KBR Partner Jonathan B. Bruno obtained a defense verdict in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in an employment discrimination case alleging a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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The Proof Is In The Handwriting - KBR Partner Jeffrey C. Gerson Wins Defense Verdict In Podiatric Malpractice Case Where Plaintiff Alleged That The Signature On The Consent Form Was Not Hers 

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