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Andrew Miller presents at the Construction Exchange of Western New York.

In April of 2018, Andrew Miller, a partner at Webster Szanyi, was invited to speak on two occasions at the Construction Exchange of Western New York.  For the first presentation, Mr. Miller addressed legal issues relating to bidding public construction projects in New York State. For the second presentation, Mr. Miller discussed how New York’s […]

Charlie Roberts and Brittany Jones present CLE to Niagara Corporate Counsel Association

Webster Szanyi LLP attorneys Charlie Roberts and Brittany Jones presented a one hour CLE, The Attorney Client Privilege & In-House Counsel, to the Niagara Frontier Corporate Counsel Association on January 24, 2018 at the Buffalo Club.  The presentation focused on the numerous challenges in-house counsel face with respect to the attorney-client privilege, including the dual […]

Jeremy A. Colby obtains a decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirming dismissal of claims against Highway Superintendent

On January 23, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a decision dismissing claims against a Highway Superintendent arising from efforts to rebuild a road that a resident later claimed to have been abandoned by the town.  After the resident attempted to block construction vehicles, she was arrested and asserted […]

Webster Szanyi obtained a favorable decision that resulted in $6 million of insurance coverage for an insured

In a declaratory judgment action venued in the United States District Court in Rochester, Webster Szanyi obtained a favorable decision that resulted in $6 million of insurance coverage for an insured defending a catastrophic personal injury action in New York State Supreme Court.  Harleysville Worcester Insurance Company had disclaimed coverage for its insured, MGB Building, […]

Division of Human Rights issues finding of No Probable Cause on claim of age discrimination by substitute teacher

Webster Szanyi LLP recently obtained a “No Probable Cause” finding from the New York State Division of Human Rights (“SDHR”) on claim of age discrimination against a local school district.  Heather Dechert represented the district against a claim by a substitute teacher alleging that he was subject to discrimination based on his age and that […]

Kevin Szanyi, Michael McClaren and Thomas Lane recognized for excellence by Best Lawyers in America

Kevin Szanyi, Michael McClaren and Thomas Lane were named to Best Lawyers in America for 2018.   Mr. Szanyi was recognized for his outstanding practice in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation (both Defendants & Plaintiffs) and Product Liability (Defendants).  Mr. Lane was recognized for his outstanding practice in the area of Commercial Litigation […]

Seven Webster Szanyi attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers.

Partners Ted Graney, Thomas Lane, Susan McClaren, Andrew Miller, Nelson Perel, Ryan Smith and Kevin Szanyi were named to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list for 2017. The firm’s members recognized for their excellence practice in the areas of product liability defense; business litigation; labor and employment law; education law; state, local and municipal […]

Webster Szanyi Obtains Tax Exemption for Developer

On behalf of its client, a local developer, Webster Szanyi commenced an Article 78 proceeding challenging the City of Buffalo’s refusal to provide a tax exemption under  Real Property Tax Law § 485-a for the client’s redevelopment project, which involved converting an old, non-residential structure into mixed use facility.  The Court ordered a hearing regarding […]

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Webster Szanyi attorneys are top notch.  As County Attorney, I have worked with attorneys at the firm extensively for over twenty years on labor and employment and a variety of litigation matters.  The quality of their work is consistently excellent, always demonstrating their commitment to providing superior, timely and cost-effective representation.

David C. Schubel
County Attorney,

Orleans County