Ginsberg, Brian D.

Brian is a partner in Harris Beach’s Appellate Practice Group, where he leads appeals spanning a broad spectrum of industries and legal issues in federal and state courts in New York and across the country. A nationally recognized appellate litigator, Brian is a veteran of the Office of the New York State Solicitor General, the… Continue reading Ginsberg, Brian D.

Babcock, Matthew D.

Matt provides legal, regulatory, business, and compliance counsel based on a unique background that includes roles as a state government regulator, as well as a senior executive for both health care providers and health insurers. Matt focuses on health care clients that are under the oversight of state and federal regulatory agencies, including those facing… Continue reading Babcock, Matthew D.

Discenza, Michael A.

Michael focuses on commercial real estate, municipal and corporate law.  He represents clients in private and public financing transactions, with special emphasis on various types of commercial and real estate related transactions involving industrial development agencies, urban renewal agencies, local development corporations, land use, zoning and federal, state and local incentives.  He also represents developers,… Continue reading Discenza, Michael A.

Afzali, Javid

As a commercial litigator and trusted strategic advisor, Javid counsels domestic and international companies on issues involving a range of business, real estate, land use and environmental matters. He works directly with company principals and in-house counsel to help them achieve their goals related to corporate governance, project development, corporate and commercial dispute resolution, and… Continue reading Afzali, Javid

Modesti, Julian B.

Julian’s commercial litigation practice encompasses shareholder/partner disputes, leases, land-use matters, finance agreements, unfair competition, trade secrets, and business torts.  He represents major financial institutions in complex and high-value litigation matters.  Julian is the firm’s principal litigator for trust and estate disputes in Surrogate courts.  He handles appeals in both state and federal courts on a… Continue reading Modesti, Julian B.

Woodard, Lee E.

Lee’s focus is assisting clients in dealing with troubled debt, counseling clients in bankruptcy and financial restructuring matters.  For 28 years, he was appointed by the United States Department of Justice, through the Office of the United States Trustee, as a panel trustee for Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy matters.  In Chapter 7 proceedings,… Continue reading Woodard, Lee E.

Willett, Thomas E.

Tom practices in the general corporate area, with an emphasis on securities law matters. He represents small, medium, and large business entities and provides advice and guidance in all aspects of their activities, including business planning, capital formation and ongoing operations. He has extensive experience in securities law, where he has served as counsel to… Continue reading Willett, Thomas E.

Turri, Joseph A.

Joe focuses on construction law, including contract drafting, administration and dispute resolution through arbitration or litigation.  He also represents clients in commercial litigation, including employment, partnership and corporate disputes, and in commercial real estate counseling.   Joe is experienced in municipal and zoning law, commercial workouts and intra company litigation.  He represents a broad range of… Continue reading Turri, Joseph A.

Spellane, Philip G.

Phil focuses his practice on civil litigation, including commercial litigation, eminent domain proceedings, valuation proceedings, real property tax assessment and professional malpractice defense. He has represented United Technologies, which named Harris Beach among the Go-To Law Firms® in contracts litigation as published in Corporate Counsel magazine. RECENT PUBLICATIONS + SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS “Eminent Domain and Land… Continue reading Spellane, Philip G.

Smalley, Laura W.

Clients’ development of their technology and protecting and enforcing clients’ intellectual property rights are the focus of Laura’s practice. Laura has litigated numerous patent infringement suits involving medical devices, electronic components and imaging technology. She prosecutes patents in the chemical and biotechnology fields and has a technical background in chemistry, including organic and analytical chemistry.… Continue reading Smalley, Laura W.