Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

When you or a loved one is under investigation or has been arrested it is critical to contact a knowledgeable defense attorney as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the criminal justice system is far from perfect. There are overzealous prosecutors, biased judges, and draconian sentencing laws in place. This is our reality.

Working within this system, we provide thoughtful and aggressive advocacy that aims to capitalize on the weaknesses of the prosecution’s case to obtain the best outcome for the defendant. We do not tolerate unjust treatment of our clients and fight for the protection of constitutional rights and human dignity.

Our experience includes a wide range of federal and state cases from complex, multi- defendant racketeering cases, fraud, money laundering, white collar crime, and narcotics trafficking conspiracies, to state penal law offenses such as DWI, drug possession, assault, larceny, and others.


Employment Law

The truth is that unfair discrimination happens all too often in the workplace. Sexual harassment, pay discrimination, comments about one’s race or gender, and discrimination based on a disability, are just some examples of workplace discrimination.

Luckily, there are laws in place to protect employees from discrimination and to ensure payment of minimum wage and overtime. If you feel you have been mistreated in the workplace or have not received your full salary under your employment contract you may be protected. We have experience negotiating settlements on behalf of employees, drafting termination contracts, filing claims with the EEOC, and litigating in federal court.


Civil Rights

The Constitutions of the United States and New York State provide protections against unfair government actions such as invasions of privacy, deprival of due process of law, or violation of one’s liberty interests.

The types of claims one can bring for these violations include false arrest, malicious prosecution, excessive force, discriminatory denial of benefits, or denial of voting rights. Since many of these claims are brought against the state, city, or city agencies a Notice of Claim must be filed within 90 days in order to preserve the right to bring a lawsuit. If you have a viable claim, we will file the notice of claim, draft and file the complaint, negotiate for a favorable settlement, and if necessary, represent you at trial to vindicate your rights.


Immigration

United States immigration laws present a complex web of statutes and regulations. We examine each individual's unique background, family ties, employment, and criminal history, to assess whether immigration relief is possible.

For those in removal proceedings we will pursue every avenue of potential relief to keep you in the country. If you are here as a refugee fleeing persecution we will assess your eligibility to remain in the United States through a grant of asylum or other humanitarian provisions and petition on your behalf.