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The attorneys at Schuchman Schwarz & Zoldan-Leite, LLP are highly skilled and experienced in defending both simple and complex cases, from pleadings and discovery through trials and appeals. At Schuchman Schwarz & Zoldan-Leite, LLP we draw on our resources and experience to develop the most efficient strategy for a satisfactory result for each of our clients.

Our experience is particularly deep in the defense of medical malpractice claims. We have successfully defended doctors, dentists, nurses, hospitals and long-term care centers in New York City, on Long Island and in counties north of New York City. Furthermore, we have extensive experience representing hospitals and nursing homes in general negligence actions.  This has included meeting with risk management, conducting legal seminars for attorneys and brokers for nursing homes and long term care facilities, analyzing records involved in potential claims and developing policies to reduce the risk of future litigation against our clients.

Our attorneys have significant experience in defending general liability claims. The types of claims we have handled include but are not limited to: slip and fall, motor vehicle accident claims, pedestrian knockdown cases, sidewalk suits, assault, rape, premises liability, snow and ice claims, lack of proper security, negligent hiring/supervision, elevator and escalator accidents, construction site claims, products liability and railroad liability.  The knowledge of medicine we have gained in defending malpractice lawsuits has proven to be a great advantage in the evaluation and defense of injury claims in general liability actions.

Our experience includes the defense of all aspects of Directors and Officers liability claims, as well as Errors and Omissions claims for accountants, agents, brokers and executives.  We have also defended claims in the areas of primary, excess and reinsurance coverage litigation.  We have participated in the resolution of coverage disputes between carriers and have rendered opinion letters both prior to and during litigation. We have been actively involved in monitoring all types of negligence claims for excess carriers.

Our attorneys have represented physicians, nurse practitioners, medical clinics, hospitals, medical equipment providers and other health care businesses and organizations against ill-founded allegations. We offer our clients transactional, regulatory and litigation services related to all health care issues.

Healthcare laws are confusing and constantly changing, leaving health care providers and organizations vulnerable to criminal investigations and serious charges. Schuchman Schwarz & Zoldan-Leite, LLP has extensive experience helping medical professionals and organizations navigate these laws and vigorously defends healthcare professionals and organizations against claims of statutory violations and criminal wrongdoing.

Schuchman Schwarz & Zoldan-Leite, LLP has a wealth of knowledge and experience handling real estate related transactions.

Our attorneys have provided legal consultation on residential and commercial closings, mortgage restructuring, and commercial and residential sales. We represent owners, developers, contractors and investors.

In addition, our attorneys provide an aggressive defense to sales agents and brokers, property managers, title insurance agents, mortgage brokers, appraisers, home inspectors, land surveyors and other real estate professionals accused of professional negligence and malfeasance. With decades of legal defense experience, we are able to provide our clients with innovative and efficient solutions.

 

At Schuchman Schwarz & Zoldan-Leite, LLP our criminal defense practice includes highly skilled and experienced representation of clients accused of misdemeanor offenses and violations of vehicle and traffic laws. We investigate, prepare, and present convincing and compelling evidence and testimony before both judges and juries. We do not stop fighting on your behalf until we have obtained an outcome that is fair and just.

Schuchman Schwarz & Zoldan-Leite, LLP represents its business clients both individually and on behalf of major insurers in the defense of a wide variety of environmental and toxic tort claims and lawsuits in the state and federal courts of New York, from complex multiparty personal injury cases involving substances such as gasoline leakage from underground storage tanks, asbestos, silica and lead, to multimillion dollar property contamination claims.  Schuchman Schwarz & Zoldan-Leite, LLP advises insurers on coverage issues involving environmental claims, including liability and cost reimbursement issues, and those unique to New York’s complex environmental laws and regulation.  We also have significant experience in litigating spill claims and related toxic torts.

 
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