Fabiani Cohen & Hall, LLP is a mid-sized, multifaceted litigation law firm with its principal office in New York City and a satellite office in Connecticut. Our construction litigation practice is the cornerstone of the firm and involves the representation of owners, developers, general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors and municipal entities in connection with the defense of property damage and bodily injury cases, insurance coverage disputes and contractual claims. The firm also handles the defense of premises liability, products liability, commercial transportation liability and professional liability claims.
What makes our firm different from the rest is our “big picture” approach to the defense of our clients. In many cases, we handle all of their local claims and are therefore familiar with their business model and practices, their projects, their field and office personnel, their records and record keeping practices, and where applicable, their subcontractors. Lawyers are assigned by client in order to maintain a consistent approach to discovery and client requests for information. There is partner oversight on each and every file to maintain a consistent approach to the litigation and to lend the perspective of a trial attorney. We also make it our business to understand the business of our clients. This enables us to speak with client personnel in a way that they understand and to gain the trust which is essential to a full disclosure of all relevant information and material and a witnesses’ peak performance at deposition and at trial.
We follow developments in the law and related insurance areas on a daily basis, are quick to advise our clients of changes in the law, have re-written many of their indemnification and insurance procurement clauses and have provided much-needed advice on informal equipment loan policies, short-term rentals (of equipment to subcontractors) and the (antisubrogation) pitfalls of using OCIP or CCIP policies. Fabiani Cohen & Hall is well known in the business as a trial firm that handles cases from inception through trial and appeal.
All of the firm’s partners and associates are actively engaged in litigation. In addition to the defense of claims against our clients in the highly technical specialties referenced above, we provide counseling designed to assist in the prevention of future losses and litigation. We also provide counseling in connection with insurance coverage questions and all forms of property and casualty insurance.
The partners are frequently called upon by clients, the bench and the bar to lecture on topics within their expertise and have been approved providers of Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Education for Insurance Professionals.
The firm provides litigation services in the following areas:
- Defense of owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors and municipalities in construction disputes involving personal injury, property damage, and construction defects.
- Defense of property owners, cooperative and condominium owners and management companies in premises liability cases.
- Defense of professional liability matters.
- Defense of transportation liability matters.
- Defense of product manufacturers.
- Insurance coverage disputes.
- Commercial disputes.
- Liens and real estate matters.
We are known in the business as a trial firm that handles both matters transferred specifically for trial and cases referred from inception through trial and appeal. Six of the firm’s 13 partners regularly try cases in State and Federal Court. The partners also provide direct oversight on all active matters. Additionally, the firm has several associates with trial experience who, with client approval, are available to try cases.