Law

At Farmingdale State, ‘body cams’ in the classroom

By GREGORY ZELLER // A Long Island college is employing body-worn cameras in the classroom – but no, professors are not keeping a third eye on students. In what it describes as a first for U.S. colleges and universities, Farmingdale State College has brought “body cams” into the mix of its criminal justice program, instructing tomorrow’s law enforcers (and attorneys) on the pros, cons, do’s and don’ts of an increasingly common law-enforcement technology. That “increasingly…

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Siegelman, Baronci joining RMF

Ruskin Moscou Faltischek has added veteran attorneys Jerry Siegelman and Anthony Baronci to its real estate practice, which is being reorganized and expanded under co-chairs Eric Rubenstein and Benjamin Weinstock. “Jerry and Anthony have worked together for the last several years, and we are excited to add these two seasoned attorneys whose talents and strengths complement each other and greatly enhances our ability to maximize the value of  our clients’ real estate investments,” Rubenstein said as part…


Creighton replacing Strain at Farrell Fritz

Robert Creighton has been elected managing partner of Farrell Fritz, replacing the long-serving Charles Strain, who will continue as a partner and member of the firm’s management committee. Creighton is scheduled to take over Jan. 1. The changing of the guard has made for a “challenging and nice time” at the Uniondale-based firm, according to Creighton, who joined Farrell Fritz in 1998 after serving as partner at neighboring firm Rivkin Radler. Strain, whose 15-year managing…


Nixon Peabody named top health law firm

Nixon Peabody has been named the nation’s No. 1 law firm in health care law by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, the legal profession’s top journal of peer review. The firm’s national health care practice is led by partner Michele Masucci, who works out of Nixon Peabody’s Jericho and Manhattan offices The honor — one of the publications’ Best Law Firm designations in 74 specialty areas — is based on a ranking…


SilvermanAcampora launches compliance group

By GREGORY ZELLER // By popular demand, business law firm SilvermanAcampora has launched a new practice group to help clients navigate the choppy waters of government compliance. The Jericho firm’s new Government Contracts & Compliance Group will help businesses – particularly those in the aerospace and defense markets – realize the lucrative potential of supplying goods and services to local, federal, state and even foreign governments, while meeting their often-tricky requirements. The new group is…


Murray heading new RMF development group

Innovation is in integration at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, which has combined its zoning, land use and environmental law practice groups into a single unit. The group, chaired by partner E. Christopher Murray, maximizes RMF’s decades of development and zoning experience as an “integrated cross-disciplinary unit,” according to the Uniondale-based firm. Managing Partner Adam Silvers noted development and zoning applications are often “intertwined” with environmental litigation and regulatory challenges, requiring a team effort on most real…