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With seven offices and more than one hundred and twenty lawyers, Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP consistently delivers focused, high-quality representation to its national and international clients. We have a passion for our work and have gained a reputation for our outstanding track record, cost-efficient case management and our unshakable dedication to protecting our clients’ interests.

 

KBR's 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

 

KBR’s deep bench of experienced attorneys is backed by a dedicated support staff, the latest technology and a firm culture that prizes focus, incisive thinking and a hands-on approach to providing clients with the highest quality and most cost-effective legal services available.

NEWS & EVENTS

 

KBR Partners Steven D. Weiner and Mario C. Giannettino published an article, “Will the CMS Arbitration Ban Prevail?” on May 12, 2017 in ASHRM’s eNews

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KBR Partner, Andrew S. Kaufman published an article, “How to Handle Hindsight Bias When Defending Radiology Claims” in the New York Law Journal on May 5, 2017.

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KBR Partner David J. Varriale and associate John J. Leo III won a complete dismissal of all claims brought in New Jersey against the firm’s client, a West Virginia golf resort.

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KBR associate, Allison M. Auer-Waase presented “Building a Strong Reputation” on May 4, 2017 at DRI’s 2017 Retail and Hospitality Litigation Seminar.

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KBR Partner, Andrew S. Kaufman will be presenting at the American Conference Institute’s 16th Annual Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims on “Fetal Brain Development – Genetic and Intrauterine Influences” at 1:00pm on June 26, 2017.

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Douglas J. FitzMorris, a Senior Litigation Partner and trial attorney at KBR was recently admitted to the Connecticut State Bar.

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KBR Partner David Varriale recently prevailed on a motion for summary judgment in Supreme Court, Kings County on April 25, 2017 in a complicated dental malpractice action.

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KBR Partners, Carol S. Doty and Jonathan D. Rubin will be presenting on “Addressing Distinct Personality Types Commonly Seen in Behavioral and Aging Services” at the Association of Healthcare and Risk Management, New York [AHRMNY] educational conference on June 9, 2017.

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KBR Partners, Carol S. Doty and Jonathan D. Rubin presented the opening general session at the New England Regional Healthcare Risk Management Conference on April 30, 2017.

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KBR Partner, Jonathan D. Rubin presented a Required ICP Workshop for Candidates on Professional Ethics (The Ins and Outs of Risk Management for Mental Health Providers in New York) on Thursday April 27, 2017 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy.

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KBR attorneys participated in the 2017 Hospital for Special Surgery Greenwich Cup Half Marathon on April 9, 2017

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KBR Partners Robert Benjamin, Carol Doty and Edward Noriega participated in NYSBA CLE, Emerging Trends for Cyber Liability Coverage on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Long Island Marriot in Uniondale, NY.

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KBR attorney Cara O’Sullivan obtained a full dismissal on behalf of KBR’s client, a not-for-profit municipal housing authority, from a plaintiff who alleged a violation of his constitutional due process rights when his Section 8 housing subsidy was terminated.

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KBR Partners Stephanie B. Gitnik and Michael P. Mezzacappa and associate Allison M. Auer-Waase recently prevailed on a motion for summary judgment in favor of the defendant building owner based on a July 1, 2008, fire where two infant plaintiffs died and four plaintiffs (three adults and one child) alleged significant injuries.

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KBR Partner David J. Varriale and associate John J. Leo III published an article, “Developments in the Defense of Claims against Resort and Hospitality Clients Based on Personal Jurisdiction” in DRI’s Customer Connection, The Newsletter of the Retail and Hospitality Committee.

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KBR Partner John B. Mullahy presented on “Hiding in Plain Sight: Why Missing the Sepsis Opportunity Can Cost a Facility Millions of Dollars” at the Crittenden Medical Insurance Conference in Miami on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

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KBR Partner, John B. Mullahy presented on “Evolving concerns regarding statute of limitations and legal malpractice” at the 2017 Legal Malpractice Update on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

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KBR proudly promotes new partners.

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KBR announces new Cherry Hill office and Chuck Koernig joins the Firm.

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Congratulations to KBR Partner Michael P. Mezzacappa and attorney Allison M. Auer on obtaining a defense verdict on a GML 205-a firefighter’s lawsuit in Westchester Supreme on January 31, 2017.

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KBR Partner Andrew S. Kaufman was a guest speaker at AHRMNY’s Evening Educational & Networking Event on March 30, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM.

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KBR Partner Paul Squire was the sole panelist for a webinar on "OCR and HIPAA Updates 2017" for the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Region 2 on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST.

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KBR Partner Joan M. Gilbride has recently published an article “Preventing Liability for Sexual Harassment by Creating a Culture of Civility” in the latest Risk Management Quarterly Journal of 2017.

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KBR Partners Jonathan D. Rubin and Carol S. Doty are featured in the member spotlight section of the latest Risk Management Quarterly Journal of 2017.

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KBR Partner Keith L. Kaplan and attorney David A. Beatty have co-authored an article “The Impact of the Vissichelli Decision in Defending Nursing Homes Against the ‘Insanity’ and ‘Continuous Treatment’ Tolls” in the latest Risk Management Quarterly Journal of 2017.

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KBR partner, David J. Varriale, recently obtained a unanimous defense verdict in a nursing home choking case in Suffolk County on December 16, 2016.

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KBR attorney Sandra Brown has been appointed Education Director of the CLM New York City Chapter Leadership Board.  

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KBR Partner Paul Squire was the sole speaker for Hudson Insurance Group’s Webinar which was presented on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EDT.

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NYC-based Partner Joan M. Gilbride was a panelist at the ACI's 25th National Conference on Employment Practices Liability Insurance on Thursday, January 26, 2017.

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KBR Partner Edward J. Guardaro, Jr. was a panelist lecturer on “New York’s Settlement Math Made Easy!”, a CLE offered by the Defense Association of New York on January 19, 2017.

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KBR partner Rocco Matra and attorney Christopher Gee win a significant victory for a movie theater chair installation contractor obtaining summary judgment dismissal of all plaintiff’s claims and cross-claims. 

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Mario Giannettino, a partner in KBR's long term care group is featured in McKnight’s November 7th article on arbitration ban injunction.

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Congratulations to KBR attorney Cara A. O’Sullivan for obtaining a defense verdict in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in a case alleging a hostile work environment under federal, state and city laws.

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KBR Partner Edward J. Guardaro moderated a CLE presentation at the American Conference Institute - LPL Legal Malpractice conference on October 24-25 at The Andaz Wall Street in New York City.

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KBR Webinar: Scope and Impact of New CMS Rules on LTC Arbitration, October 20, 2016

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KBR Partner Jonathan Rubin was a featured speaker on Hudson Insurance Group's Healthcare Risk Management Webinar on October 19th.

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KBR Partner Paul D. Squire was a speaker at the MLMIC 2016 Risk Management Seminar

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KBR Partners Jonathan Rubin and Carol Doty spoke at the National meeting of ASHRM in Orlando, FL on September 27, 2016 on “Addressing Distinct Personality Types Commonly Seen in Behavioral Health and Aging Services Environments

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KBR Partner Carol Doty presented a webinar on Cyber Crimes and Liability for CNA Insurance Company on September 15, 2016

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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. 

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