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General Practice Law

CFO has a thriving general practice with attorneys who have expertise in the following areas of law:


Our firm is particularly adept at addressing all of the issues that may arise in all types of construction projects; from small dwellings, to industrial developments.

We have represented entities ranging from private property owners to large municipalities in matters involving personal injury and property damage (including Labor Law cases).

CFO also represents clients in non-injury related matters, such as construction liens, environmental hazards, bonds, and breach of contract.

Construction | General Practice | CFO Legal
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Sports Law

We represent athletes, schools, and municipalities with regards to the various legal issues that arise. This can include: contracts, insurance defense or recovery, litigation, regulation, and civil rights.

Real Estate

Our attorneys offer a wide range of services related to real estate, including commercial and residential closings.

CFO is also well-equipped to address the financial and insurance-related implications of commercial and residential leases.

Real Estate Law | General Practice | CFO Legal
Commercial Litigation | General Practice | CFO Legal

Commercial Litigation

When confronted with commercial disputes, such as breach of contract, tortious interference, etc., our clients receive results-focused legal support to accomplish their goals.


CFO Legal has extensive experience with preparing, enforcing and, if necessary, litigating the contracts that our clients require.

Contracts | General Practice | CFO Legal
Trusts and Estates | General Practice | CFO Legal

Trusts and Estates

Our attorneys provide counsel in in estate planning, including the creation of wills, trusts, and other related instruments.

Mechanics’ Lien

Our attorneys have decades of experience in the requisite filings and enforcement mechanisms needed to protect the rights of our clients.

Mechanics Lien | General Practice | CFO Legal

Coordinating Counsel Services

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Appellate Law Group

Over many years, we have achieved favorable results for diverse clients in cases involving varied areas of law.


CFO offers an experienced, successful, and respected Appellate Law Group which practices in both New York State and Federal Courts.

We have handled hundreds of appeals, including cases before all four departments of the New York Appellate Division, the New York Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Appellate Law | Practice Area | CFO Legal

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Professional Liability Claims

CFO has significant experience in successfully defending Professional Liability Claims on behalf of a variety of clients. Our team is comprised of attorneys who understand the complexity of this coverage, which includes the following lines of business:

Medical Malpractice

Our attorneys represent hospitals, physicians, surgeons, nurses, dentists, paramedics, and podiatrists in high exposure cases alleging malpractice.

Cases we handle include, but are not limited to: personal injuries arising from obstetrics, infectious disease, oncology, orthopedics, anesthesia, emergency medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, radiology, and surgery.

medical malpractice | professional liability | CFO Legal
Legal Malpractice | Professional Liability | CFO Legal

Legal Malpractice

Our attorneys defend other attorneys facing allegations of legal malpractice in various practice areas.

Architects and Engineers Liability

The firm represents architects, engineers, and other design professionals in many types of matters arising from the design and construction process.

Architects and Engineers | Professional Liability | CFO Legal
Board of Trustees | Directors Liability | Professional Liability

Board of Trustees/Directors Liability

We represent clients in their fiduciary and/or corporate capacities in the context of professional liability claims, such as errors and omissions, and breach of duty.

School Board Legal Liability

Our attorneys represent school board members, teachers, administrators, volunteers, student teachers, and various other members of the educational staff for a breach of duty while acting within the scope of their employment.

Claims often involve negligent supervision, loss of accreditation, employment lawsuits, and bullying-related matters.

School Board Legal Liability | Professional Liability
Public Officials Liability | Professional Liability | CFO Legal

Public Officials Liability

Over many years, we have represented public officials in a wide range of settings, including those with allegations of wrongful acts, errors, omissions, misstatements, negligence, or breach of duty.

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General Insurance Law

CFO is currently retained by a wide range of clients in the area of insurance policy interpretation, subrogation recoveries, and general insurance law.

Our attorneys have represented many insurance companies and insurance-related businesses before the New York State Insurance Department. CFO has licensed insurance companies in New York, and has represented insurance companies in mergers and acquisitions.

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Coverage Analysis

Our attorneys routinely provide our insurance carrier clients with coverage opinions on issues ranging from covered losses to exclusion enforceability.

In order to best protect our clients’ interests, our attorneys draft the requisite coverage disclaimers or reservation of rights letters after a comprehensive review of the subject policy, including every piece of information that may impact coverage.

Coverage Litigation

Our Insurance Group represents parties in the context of coverage disputes, whether they be declaratory judgment actions and appeals, or alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Coverage Litigation | Insurance Law | CFO Legal
regulatory insurance law


Our attorneys counsel insured clients with wide-ranging statutory and regulatory interpretation and litigation matters.


When our carrier clients are involved in first-party payments for property losses, our attorneys aggressively pursue subrogation actions on their behalf to recover sums paid due to the fault of a third-party.

Subrogation claims have included recovery for losses due to construction defect claims, catastrophic building fires, automobile liability, construction damage, equipment and machinery malfunction, and many others.

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insurance law reinsurance


Many of our carrier clients have reinsurance relationships, which necessitate careful attention to preserve. We are keenly aware of the obligations that may arise in the course of litigation, and are always vigilant to advise our clients accordingly.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Our attorneys are available to provide legal counsel to parties involved in mergers and acquisitions, and the myriad of insurance-related issues that often arise.

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General Liability Defense

CFO Legal is recognized as a premier litigation firm. Since day one, CFO has been engaged in the defense of claims filed against a diverse range of business entities and institutions. Our attorneys continue to provide quality general liability defense services to insurance companies, risk management service providers, municipalities and self-insured corporations.

Construction Liability/New York Labor Law § 240 And § 241(6) Defense

Our attorneys have decades of experience in handling the most complex construction site accident cases throughout the State of New York. We pursue and defend the insured in claims for indemnification, contribution, and breach of contract.

We represent property owners, general contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, and various other trades in personal injury claims that arise from construction site work.

general liability defense | construction liability
motor vehicle liability defense

Motor Vehicle Liability Defense

Personal and commercial auto liability litigation, and the coverage issues that often arise therein, is an area of the law in which our firm has extensive experience.

We have been successful in obtaining defense verdicts at trial, as well as the disposition of cases by motion and appeal.

Educational Institution Defense

Our attorneys represent school districts throughout the State of New York in all types of claims against school districts, school boards, teachers and administrators; including allegations of personal injuries from dangerous or defective conditions, negligent supervision, assault, discrimination, and others.

Educational Institution General Liability Defense
Municipal Defense | General Liability Defense

Municipal Defense

Our attorneys represent municipalities, police and fire departments, housing authorities, and other governmental entities throughout the State of New York in all types of claims; including allegations of Section 1983 violations, personal injuries from negligence, premises liability, discrimination, and others.

Premises Liability Defense

We represent nationally-known convenience stores and restaurant chains, malls, bars, clubs, and commercial landlords in cases related to their use or ownership of the property.

Examples of representative cases include allegations of personal injuries sustained a result of slip and falls, assaults, shootings, inadequate security, snow and ice removal, and liability affecting absentee landlords. Our attorneys also aggressively pursue indemnity claims when applicable.

Premises General Liability Defense
Products General Liability Defense

Products Liability Defense

We represent manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and designers of various products against personal injury claims for manufacturing and design defect, failure to warn, and breach of warranty.

Given the highly complex nature of these claims, it is vitally important to have experienced and accomplished attorneys representing your interests.

Toxic Tort

Our attorneys represent a variety of entities, such as manufacturers, contractors, distributors, and property owners in cases involving various toxic tort and environmental claims, such as asbestos, toxic mold, chemical spills, chemical leaks, water contamination, and oil spills.

CFO Legal is extremely well-versed in a myriad of insurance related issues which often coincide with this area of the law.

Toxic Tort | General Liability Defense

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