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Practice Areas

Skilled Insurance Defense

Several decades spent in defense of companies and carriers give us the depth of knowledge necessary to successfully manage insurance claims associated with each of the following:

Municipal Liability: Municipal Civil Rights, Municipal Torts, Public Officers Law

The comprehensive practice around municipal liability law at BC&G encompasses police and other employee liability, negligent vehicle operation, premises liability and search and seizure.  We also represent clients in contract negotiations, employment and benefit contracts, land-use and zoning matters, expropriation, and legislative issues.  

Personal Injury: Animal Attacks, Automobile Accidents and Injuries, Labor Law

Individuals making claims against a company in accident or employment scenarios can incur outsized expenses. Our experience at BC&G is to manage these to the most cost-efficient outcome in both time and dollars.

Premises Liability

We ensure the rights of businesses and municipalities with exposure to claims on property defects, third-party negligence, slip and fall hazards, improper maintenance, falling merchandize and security breaches.  From pre-suit through trial, our relationships with clients are long-term because of our effectiveness.



Products Liability

Clients facing allegations of defective design, manufacturing, inadequate warnings and instructions, or claims of general liability, breach of warranty, negligence and gross negligence need representation by seasoned lawyers in these areas due to the broad implications of such charges.  We understand the risk to reputation and finances, and defend such charges to the fullest extent of the law.

Toxic Torts: Asbestos Defense, Asbestos Litigation, Lead Poisoning, Mold Litigation

The complexity in cases around environmental contamination and remediation requires a developed expertise in such cases, regardless of whether it is in defense of a small contractor or large corporation and their insurers. These can include exposure to hazardous substances, industrial accidents, asbestos and mold presence and lead poisoning, among other claims.  

We have the skill and experience needed to help resolve your legal issues in the following areas: 

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation
As a third-party representative to plaintiffs and defendants, BG&C attorneys achieve fast and cost-effective solutions through arbitration and mediation.  Our experience spans the breadth of tort and commercial litigation, insurance claims and other areas of our practice.


Appellate practice: Civil Appeals in Federal and State Courts
Extensive knowledge in the complex procedures and nuances of filing and arguing an appeal is essential to its success.  With experience in state and federal courts, several of our attorneys are skilled in this practice area.  It begins by establishing an appropriate posture for a case to succeed in appeal, as well as remaining current with the evolution of appellate practices and procedures.

Civil Rights: Civil Liberties, Land Use, Race Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Women’s Rights, Excessive Force, Deadly Force

BG&C represents companies, insurers and other entities in a full range of civil rights practice, ranging from risk management to negotiated settlements or trial.  This difficult area of law requires skilled representation by experienced lawyers familiar with both precedent and the courts.

Federal Civil Practice
When a lawsuit warrants involvement of the federal court – be it for breach of contract, torts, personal injury or oher action – our experience in these courts enables us to provide the best defense.


Zoning, Planning and Land Use: Building and Public Safety Codes, Land Use, Land Use Permitting/Regulation, Zoning Law/Variances
We are skilled litigation and negotiation specialists in the complex tug between economic development and municipal land use objectives, which can include anything from boundary disputes, deed restrictions, mixed-use developments, transportation and transit disputes and enforcement disagreements. 

 



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WESTCHESTER OFFICE:

1 Water Street - Suite 425
White Plains, New York 10601

Phone: (914) 761-2252

Fax: (914) 761-5211

ALBANY OFFICE:

39 North Pearl Street - Suite 501
Albany, New York 12207

Phone: (518) 465-1100

Fax: (518) 465-1800

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