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September 24, 2012

Ed Tobin gives presentation to New York State Small Business Development Center

Category: Firm News — admin @ 3:35 pm

On September 18, 2012 Ed Tobin, a partner in the firm, gave a presentation to the New York State Small Business Development Center, attended by start-up businesses, addressing the typical legal issues and pitfalls encountered in getting underway in business. Ed has 24 years of business law and litigation experience and has put together a coursebook on Small Business Legal Fundamentals. “There are so many pitfalls that I see start-up businesses repeatedly encounter, pitfalls which can easily be avoided with some advance knowledge,” says Ed. In his presentation, Ed went over typical difficulties encountered with regard to independent contractors, insurance issues, problematic contract clauses, discrimination claims, non-compete agreements, and strategies to avoid litigation and governmental penalties. He also discussed common environmental hazards and remediation concerns and how to mitigate exposures in this arena as well.

Ed is a frequently invited lecturer on small business matters, requested by various incubator programs. He has volunteered 26 lectures to these programs since 2007.

September 14, 2012

Michael E. Catalinotto Prevails at Trial in Defending Anesthesiologist

Category: Firm News — admin @ 8:42 am

Michael E. Catalinotto successfully defended an anesthesiologist and his group in a case in the Dutchess County Supreme Court. The plaintiff claimed that as a result of the malpractice committed by her anesthesiologist in performing a femoral nerve block following total knee replacement surgery, she suffered a permanent injury to her femoral nerve and the loss of the use of her right leg. Through the use of expert testimony and anatomic drawings, Mr. Catalinotto was able to demonstrate to the jury that the plaintiff’s injury to her femoral nerve was not caused by femoral nerve block but was caused by the compression from the tourniquet used by the non-party surgeon. The Jury found that the anesthesiologist and his group had not committed medical malpractice.

Mr. Catalinotto is the senior partner in the Albany law firm of Maynard, O’Connor, Smith & Catalinotto, LLP.

September 7, 2012

Attorneys Acknowledged by Super Lawyers

Category: Firm News — admin @ 9:15 am

Bruce Bell and Robert Rausch were both recently honored by Super Lawyers and included in their annual list of preeminent local personal injury defense attorneys. Super Lawyers magazine annually acknowledges outstanding attorneys in a variety of practice areas, based upon peer recognition and professional achievement. Bruce Bell was recognized for his successes in the field of “Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice”. Rob Rausch was acknowledged under the category of “Personal Injury Defense: General”. The lists appear in the current issue of Super Lawyers and the September, 2012 issue of Hudson Valley Magazine.