2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers Recognizes Three Dorf & Nelson Attorneys
The 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers has recognized Daniel R. Alcott, John L.A. Lyddane and Andrew Marks for being outstanding attorneys. Super Lawyers designation is only given to 5% of lawyers in the state. […]
John Lyddane and Stephanie McDougall Defense Verdict Victory!
After a month long trial in Staten Island, a case defended by John Lyddane and Stephanie McDougall resulted in a unanimous verdict in support of three physicians involved. The case involved a patient who had been […]
Michael D. Hess, Esq. appointed head of the Commercial Litigation Group
Michael D. Hess, Esq., has recently been appointed Head of the Commercial Litigation Group here at Dorf & Nelson! Mr. Hess has decades of experience in commercial litigation, mediation, arbitration, corporate transactions, and municipal and […]
John L.A. Lyddane, Esq. New York Law Journal “The Role of Judicial Admission in Medical Malpractice Defense”
In his most recent New York Law Journal article, “The Role of Judicial Admission in Medical Malpractice Defense” John Lyddane writes: In a world of litigants sharing their most private affairs with total strangers, and […]
Adriana Kierszenbaum, Esq. featured as guest lecturer at Women’s Enterprise Development Center
The Women’s Enterprise Development Center, will be featuring Dorf & Nelson’s, Adriana Kierszenbaum, Esq. as a guest lecturer as part of the 60 hour Entrepreneurial Training Program in Spanish (Programa de Entrenamiento Empresarial). Click on […]
Dorf & Nelson LLP- Proud to be a supporter of the YWCA
On the last night of July, Laura Alcott, Adriana Kierszenbaum and Suzanne Mendelsohn attended the YWCA in their sixth annual “Turn up the Heat” to support empowering women and eliminating racism. We indulged in wonderful […]
Daniel R. Alcott, Not-for-Profit Newsletter : “Our 2 Sense”
Inaugural Edition We are very pleased to launch “Our 2 Sense”, a quarterly platform to share valuable information affecting the not-for-profit community. Every issue will have a theme. Our focus this time is the importance […]
Scott D. Locke, New York Law Journal “Marketing of CBD Products”
Recently in the New York Law Journal, “Marketing of CBC Products” Scott Locke writes: For the businesses that wish to push forward on this uncertain landscape, cautious and strategic marketing may be the best—although not […]
Dorf and Nelson LLP is humbled and honored to be recognized for this meaningful and important certification, the Gender Fair certification. We are the sum of our parts, and we would like to recognize, thank, […]
John Lyddane, New York Law Journal “The Physician’s Duty to Non-Patients”
In his most recent New York Law Journal article, “The Physician’s Duty to Non-Patients” John Lyddane writes: By definition in New York, liability for medical malpractice long depended on the existence of a doctor-patient relationship […]
Congratulations to Jon Nelson on another successful trial win on July 10th! The Plaintiffs accused our client of cutting down 74 trees on their property but Jon Nelson was able to successfully discredit the Plaintiffs’ […]
Despite the rain, we had a wonderful time supporting ANDRUS’ 15th Annual Golf Fore Kids Event. This event raised critical funds for the dynamic programs at ANDRUS and we were thrilled to be apart of […]
2019 WEDC -Women’s Enterprise Development Center Gala and Awards Ceremony
Last Thursday we attended the 2019 Women’s Enterprise Development Center Gala and Awards Ceremony, celebrating women’s entrepreneurship! The room was filled with high energy from the women honored and the men who attended. Spectacular event!
Jon Dorf featured Panelist for BCW Power Breakfast- Building a Winning Company Culture
On Tuesday June 18th, BCW will be hosting a Power Breakfast-Building a Winning Company Culture: The Road to Business Profitability and Success, where Jon Dorf will be a panelist discussing the key elements to developing […]
John Lyddane, New York Law Journal,”Duty as a Question of Law in Medical Malpractice Defense”
In his recent New York Law Journal article, “Duty as a Question of Law In Medical Malpractice Defense”, John Lyddane writes: : When medical malpractice complaints include multiple defendants, it is not clear at the […]
Scott Locke, IP Theory, “The Invention Secrecy Act: The USPTO as a Gatekeeper of National Security”
We congratulate Scott Locke, Chair of the Intellectual Property at Dorf & Nelson on his most recent publication, “The Invention Secrecy Act: The USPTO as a Gatekeeper of National Security”. In the article, Scott explores […]
Dorf & Nelson LLP, hosted a cocktail party before the 11th Annual Benefit Luncheon in May, to thank the Board and all supporters for their dedication to the YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism and empower […]
Spotlight: Dorf & Nelson Attorneys Named in Super Lawyers New York Metro 2019
Congratulations to Jon Dorf, Jonathan Nelson, John LA Lyddane and Andrew Marks for being selected to the 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers list. Only five percent of the lawyers in the NY metro area […]
John Lyddane, New York Law Journal, “Defending Against Belated Claims”
In his recent New York Law Journal article, “Defending Against Belated Claims”, John Lyddane writes : In medical malpractice cases, it is usually not the extent of injury which creates the most uncertainty for the […]
Congratulations to Nick Chivily, Partner Finance Group
Partner Nick Chivily and his Finance Group closed three commercial loans last week, representing three lenders including the financing of a complicated purchase for a showroom in NYC. Congratulations to Laura Alcott, Jennifer Kelly and […]
A Nassau County jury found in favor of all defendants in a three-week trial in which John Lyddane represented the gastroenterologist who performed the procedure. The fifty-one year old male patient underwent endoscopic resection of […]
Congratulations! Dorf & Nelson LLP is now Gender Fair Certified
We are thrilled to announce that Dorf & Nelson LLP is presently the only law firm in the United States to become Gender Fair Certified. We respect and value diverse perspectives and strive to ensure […]
Scott D. Locke, Esq., PLI Journal Winter 2019: Innovation in the Cosmetic and Beauty Industry: Beauty Tech Patent Trends and Standards
The cosmetic and beauty industry is one of the oldest industries in the country, with some of today’s brands being over one hundred years old. Within this industry, for many decades innovation was clustered in […]
Scott D. Locke speaks at Manhattanville College: Deciding When to Start a New Company
You’ve been thinking about creating a company around your ideas- your research, your innovations, your solution to a problem that can move healthcare forward. How do you know when you are ready to take that […]
John L.A. Lyddane, January 2019 Column in the NY Law Journal ” The Defense of the Informed Consent Claim”
In his recent article, John writes: In the proper context, the defense should be able to demonstrate that although the outcome was undesirable, the decision to accept the risk prior to the procedure was a […]
The Commercial Lending and Finance Group had another busy year end. Among the transactions closed, Nicholas Chivily and his team (Mark Graham and Jennifer Kelly) represented an owner/management client on the refinance of a few […]
Dorf & Nelson LLP Donates Toys to Children in Need
Dorf & Nelson donate toys to the children @ANDRUS a private, non-profit organization that helps secure strong, promising futures for children, families and communities by promoting stability, increasing resilience, and rebuilding hope.
Scott D. Locke: PLI Presentation on Patent Issues in the Cosmetic Industry
Congratulations Scott for a tremendously successful presentation for PLI. Scott addressed the strategies for identifying patentable innovations within a cosmetics company and for avoiding patent rights of third parties, takeaways from the decision In re Bhagat, […]
December 3 2018, Westchester County Passes New Legislation Prohibiting Employers..
On December 3, Westchester County Board of Legislators passed legislation prohibiting employers from asking about criminal convictions or arrest records in employment applications or including in recruitment ads any limitation based on convictions or […]
John L. A. Lyddane: Columbia University Student Lecture
Mr. Lyddane lectures uptown at Columbia University to a large group of students on “The Engineer as Expert Witness in the Legal Process After Structural Failures” for Professor Robert Ratay, Ph.D., PE Department of Civil […]
John L.A. Lyddane, November 2018 Column in the NY Law Journal ” The Defense of the Nerve Injury Case”
In his recent article, John writes that although an injury to an adjacent structure is a recognized risk when surgery is performed, factors beyond the control of health care providers can account for the unfortunate […]
Spotlight: Nick Chivily, Department Chair Commercial Finance Group
Congratulations to Nicholas Chivily, Mark Graham and Jennifer Kelly for a successful closing. They represented a long standing money center bank client, on the conversion and refinancing of a construction loan facility to a permanent […]
Scott D. Locke, Westchester Biotech Roundtable: Intellectual Property
On November 15th, Scott Locke, Partner & Chair of the Intellectual Property Department at Dorf & Nelson LLP, will speak at the Westchester Biotech event on the “Intellectual Property Issues for Bioinformatics and Health Information […]
Rod Biermann, New York City Bar Association Presentation on Employee Dismissals: Avoiding the Pitfalls
On October 24th at the New York City Bar Association, expert panelist, Rod Biermann will discuss the numerous legal issues and challenges that arise when an employee is to be dismissed. Topics will include: Best […]
Scott D. Locke, September 2018 Column in New York Law Journal “Improperly Revived Patent”
In his recent New York Law Journal Column: “The High Bar for Challenging an Improperly Revived Patent” Scott reminds us of both the potential consequence of a patent holder’s disingenuous assertion of unintentionality and the […]
John L.A. Lyddane, Continuing Legal Education “The Death of a Party to Litigation”
The death of a party to litigation stays all proceedings automatically whether or not the attorneys know of the party’s death. Any proceedings in the case following the death of a party but before the […]
John L.A. Lyddane Selected to Participate in NYSBA Trial Lawyers Section, Summer Meeting 2018
On August 2nd, John L.A. Lyddane was selected to participate in the New York State Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section as one of the panel experts on witness disclosure and presentation of visual evidence at […]
Nick Chivily and Jennifer Kelly Close Another Big Deal
The real estate finance group closed a significant mortgage loan financing, representing a large national bank on a multi-tenanted shopping center in Long Island. Nicholas Chivily and Jennifer Kelly closed the transaction.
Congratulations to Nicholas Chivily, Department Chair of our Commercial Finance Group for yet again another successful closing representing a New York City owner/operator on the closing of multiple mortgage loan refinances with Flushing Savings Bank on […]
Join us in spotlighting the great work of our neighbors at the Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) at Manhattanville College School of Business. Kathy Meany, WLI’s Director, once again assembled a panel of inspirational leaders at the 4th […]
Rod Biermann Gives Presentation On Sexual Harassment & Business Ethics
Effective October 9th , 2018, most employers in New York State will be required to have a written harassment prevention policy and provide annual sexual harassment training to all employees. Among other things, state law requires […]
Senior Engineer is “Delighted” After Reading John L.A. Lyddane’s New Article in Structure Magazine
A Senior Managing Engineer writes John L. A. Lyddane a thank you letter, expressing how he was “delighted to see an excellent article by a familiar name.” He also stated that his ” fellow engineers will benefit […]
Congratulations to Laura Alcott and the Commercial Real Estate Department for the successful closure of a complex $50 million acquisition in Memphis, TN. Our client, a prominent Real Estate Developer, partnered in a joint venture […]
The firm’s Commercial Finance Department, closed another significant transaction last week, representing a national bank in providing the purchase money commercial mortgage loan financing for the bank customer to purchase a multi-tenanted office building in […]
Scott D. Locke and Laura Michelle-Horgan, Latest New York Law Journal Column
In their latest New York Law Journal column: Copyright Liability for Foreign Internet Broadcasters who Fail to Geoblock. Scott D. Locke and Laura Michelle-Horgan explore the avoidance of copyright liability when foreign broadcasters transmit content into the U.S. without authorization.
John L.A. Lyddane, Recent ALM Defense Medical Malpractice Column
In his recent column: The Uncalled Witness. John L.A. Lyddane asks the question “ What will the jury may be told regarding testimony which has neither been vetted nor heard?” To download the column click here. John […]
Dorf & Nelson LLP Throws New York Liberty Welcome Party
Dorf & Nelson LLP threw a fantastic welcome to the community party to support the WNBA’s New York Liberty team. Food, cocktails, a violinist, along with a vast crowd contributed in making this party a […]
Scott D. Locke, Latest Publication “Parallel Novels and the Reimagining of Literary Notables by Follow-On Authors: Copyright Issues When Characters Are First Created by Others.”
Congratulations to Scott D. Locke, who again has been recognized as a leading mind in U.S. Intellectual Property Law, on his publication, Parallel Novels and the Reimagining of Literary Notables by Follow-On Authors: Copyrights Issues When […]
Rod Biermann, Esq., New York City Bar Association Presentation
Rod Biermann, Esq., Practice Group Co-Head of the Employment Law Group presented at the NYC Bar Association’s 4th ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW INSTITUTE Mr. Biermann’s presentation covered a comprehensive overview on the Critical Elements of Executive Compensation.
John L.A. Lyddane, Esq. Latest New York Law Journal Column “The Notice to Admit and Medical Malpractice Defense”
In his latest New York Law Journal column: The Notice to Admit and Medical Malpractice Defense. John L.A. Lyddane explores the use of The notice to admit as a tool, among others, to be used in preparing […]
Scott D. Locke, Esq. published in the John Marshall Law School Review of Intellectual Property Law- Issue 3 (2018)
Scott D. Locke, Esq. continues to be recognized as a leading mind in U.S. Intellectual Property Law. His most recent article The Trademark Disclaimer Provision of the Lanham Act: Is USPTO Flexibility Worth Litigant Ambiguity?, 17 J. […]
Dorf & Nelson hosts Women Entrepreneurs’ Network : “Top Social Media Trends for 2018″ Event
We are proud to announce that Dorf & Nelson LLP hosted WEN (Women Entrepreneurs’ Network) as part of our on-going effort to support “gender fair” businesses. WEN’s March event, “Top Social Media Trends for 2018”, […]
Scott D. Locke, Esq. published in the Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology
Congratulations to Scott D. Locke, Esq. on his publication “Trade Dress in the Age of E-Commerce: The Challenge of Protecting the “Look and Feel” of Websites and Mobile Apps, 27 Alb. L.J. Sci. & Tech. 213 (2017)”
Rod Biermann, Esq. talks live on Facebook at Star Studios in Times Square.
Rod Biermann, Esq., Practice Head of the Employment Law Group was an invited guest for a Facebook Live Broadcast at Star Studios in Times Square. Mr. Biermann was the employment law expert discussing minimum wage […]
Scott D. Locke, Esq. Talks To High Performance Counsel
#BakersDozen is a series of interviews with leading professionals in the fields of law, consulting, finance, tech and more. Click below to read the interview with Scott Locke #BakersDozen: Leading IP Attorney Scott Locke Talks […]
Scott D. Locke, Esq. Published in The John Marshal Review of Intellectual Property Law
Congratulations to Scott D. Locke on his publication Design Patent Litigation: Is “Obvious to Try” Unavailable for Validity Challenges Under 35 U.S.C.§ 103?, in The John Marshal Review of Intellectual Property Law.
Dorf & Nelson LLP Welcomes Patricia Kittel Perez, Esq.
Dorf & Nelson LLP is pleased to welcome Patricia Kittel Perez, to the Litigation Department. Nicholas Chivily, Esq., Partner & Department Chair of the Commercial & Real Property Finance Department at Dorf & Nelson LLP […]
Dorf & Nelson LLP is pleased to welcome Michael John Willey to the Litigation Department. Jonathan B. Nelson, Esq., Co-Managing Partner and Chair of the Litigation Department at Dorf & Nelson LLP in Rye, NY, […]
Dorf & Nelson LLP Welcomes Alvin F. Benton, Jr. Esq.
Dorf & Nelson LLP is pleased to welcome Alvin F. Benton, Jr., to the Litigation Department. Mr. Benton offers comprehensive and individualized attention to clients in all matters of litigation, including Business and Real Estate […]
Rod Biermann, Esq. Additional Speaking Engagements
Rod Biermann, Esq., Practice Group Head of Dorf & Nelson’s Employment Law Group has consistently been selected as a speaker for his expertise and advice regarding a wide array of employment law issues.
Congratulations to Partners Jon A. Dorf, Esq., Jonathan B. Nelson, and Scott D. Locke and their selection to the 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers list! Only 5% of attorneys in New York Metro receive this honor. Look out […]
Scott D. Locke, Esq. to Present at “Pitch to the Angels”
Scott D. Locke, Esq. will be presenting at “Pitch To The Angels,” an event where regional startups will be pitching their ideas in front of potential investors along with an Educational Forum. Mr. Locke will […]
Rod Biermann, Esq. Presents at The New York City Bar
Rod Biermann, Esq., Practice Group Head of Dorf & Nelson’s Employment Law Group, was invited to be a lecturer at the New York City Bar’s annual Employment Law Institute CLE program, which was held on […]
Dorf & Nelson LLP is pleased to announce that Verónica Guerrero has joined the firm as Counsel and Head of the Matrimonial & Family Law Group. Ms. Guerrero joins Dorf & Nelson with over a decade of Family […]
Dorf & Nelson is pleased to present our Spring Newsletter with features on our Los Angeles office; Jonathan Nelson’s lead role in “Deathtrap”; Rod Bierman’s new title; new faces at Dorf & Nelson LLP and […]
Dorf & Nelson LLP is pleased to announce Travis McGregor has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney in the Litigation Department working closely with Chair of the Litigation Department, Jonathan B. Nelson.
Dorf & Nelson LLP is pleased to announce Jami Mevorah has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney in the Litigation Department working closely with Chair of the Litigation Department, Jonathan B. Nelson.
Dorf & Nelson would like to thank all of our employees, families and friends for making this year’s holiday food drive such a success. Together we donated over 134 pounds of food to Westchester residents in […]
Dorf & Nelson LLP Lands Decisive Win In Federal Court Trial
This past December, our trial team showed that they are never reluctant to take a verdict when necessary and demonstrated their experience and fortitude in a courtroom performance that yielded superior results. Our team, headed […]
Read Scott D. Locke, Esq.’s article, “Intellectual Property and the Life Sciences Industry” in HVEDC’s NY BioHud Valley 2013 Annual Review of the State of the Life Science Industry in the Hudson Valley.