Ed is one of the Practice Team Leaders of the Firm’s Appellate Practice Department. Ed is a former member of the staff of the Appellate Division, First Department, where he served as law assistant to the Court for several years. He is also former special counsel to the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation and is currently a contributing editor of the treatise “New York Medical Malpractice,” Bard & Morano.
Ed has briefed and argued hundreds of appeals in the State and Federal Courts and is noted for several important decisions in the area of medical malpractice, negligence, premise liability, product liability, real estate brokerage liability and New York procedure. These appeals include, McNulty v. City of New York, 100 N.Y.2d 227 (2003) (blocking an attempt to expand the duty of a physician to a visitor to a hospital); Dubbs v. Stribling & Associates, 96 N.Y.2d 337 (2001) (establishing the limits of real estate broker liability); Carven v. Northberry Concrete, (defining the term “without prejudice” in an order of dismissal); and Bonnette v. Long Island College Hospital (establishing the parameters of a settlement agreement pursuant to CPLR 2104).
Ed has also successfully contested some of the largest verdicts ever recorded in the State of New York, including Fellin v. Sahgal, involving a $112 million verdict which was ultimately set aside and the complaint dismissed; Perez v. St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, involving a $96 million verdict which was reduced to $6.5 million; and Antunes v. Nassau County Medical Center, involving a $75 million verdict which was ultimately settled for under $5 million
Construction and Labor Law
Lawyers Professional Liability
Nursing Home Liability
Condominium and Community Association Liability
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1985
Fordham University, B.A., 1978
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U.S. District Courts – Southern and Eastern Districts of New York