Elise Langsam |

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Plaintiff’s personal injury and medical malpractice representation.

Senior Partner and veteran trial attorney Elise Langsam has been practicing law for 38 years, 35 of which have been dedicated to representing personal injury clients. Ms Langsam is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. She is admitted to practice in New York State, the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York. She received her J.D. degree in 1978 from SUNY at Buffalo Law School and was admitted to the Appellate Division First Department in 1979. She has volunteered her services to counsel civic organizations such as the Ecuadorian Civil Committee (she is bilingual in Spanish). Some of the cases she has handled have been the subject of articles in the New York Law Journal, the New York Times and other legal publications, including Jury Verdict Reports. Ms. Langsam tries all the cases in the firm, and her experience, perseverance and compassion have been responsible for favorable results for thousands of clients. Our legal fees for personal injury and medical malpractice matters are contingent upon recovery, so that our clients need not pay us until we successfully obtain compensation for their injuries.

Richard Langsam |


Corporate law and commercial transactions.

With more than 35 years of legal experience, Richard Langsam brings to his representation of business clients a broad range of corporate expertise. He counsels small, medium and large businesses and start-ups, advising them with respect to entity selection, strategy and planning, operations, corporate governance, strategic alliances, intellectual property licensing, personnel matters and executive compensation agreements as well as ownership agreements of all varieties. Richard also represents clients in the merger and acquisition arena as well as recapitalizations and financings. Richard’s clientele include such diverse businesses as steel manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, general contractors, architects, engineers and advertising agencies and he has acted as virtual “in house” counsel to Dutch, British, Italian, French, German and Swedish businesses with respect to their wholly owned United States subsidiaries.


What Makes a Personal Injury Case Win

{1 minute 40 to read} I often equate evaluating a case to teetering on a see-saw. It is made up of two parts: first, the likelihood of finding a defendant negligent, and second, the extent of the injuries and...

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{2 minutes to read} One of the more hotly debated issues in New York corporate law circles is whether an employment agreement better serves the interests of an employee or an employer in the creation of the initial employment...

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{1 minute 30 to read} Even though we have just returned from our summer vacations and people should feel relaxed and rejuvenated for the year to come, we have been hearing more and more about instances of anger, where people...

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Lavern’s Law Extends Time Period for Misdiagnosed Cancer Lawsuits

{1 minute to read} This month, Albany passed Lavern’s Law, a bill that extends the statute of limitations misdiagnosed cancer victims have to file a medical malpractice claim to 2 ½ years from the date the misdiagnosis is discovered...

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{1:10 minutes to read} All over the United States, people are making plans for fireworks displays, whether as spectators or event hosts. While the light shows leave us in awe, the hazard of the explosives makes the 4th of July...

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