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 40 years, 37 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 |

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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.

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The Danger of Distractions

With all of the distractions that smart phones present, people are paying less and less attention to their surroundings. Whether walking, driving, or simply sitting at dinner with friends and family, we’re seeing more and more people with their...

Back-to-School Safety: School Pickups

In the US, a child goes missing every 40 seconds. More than 2,000 children are reported missing every day—that’s 800,000 each year. Yet despite the warnings and education around “stranger danger,” it is very rare that children are abducted...

Bringing Suit Against Your Management Company or Co-op Board of Directors

Many people are hesitant to bring law suits against their management company or Co-op Board of Directors because they feel they will experience retaliation. Yet management companies and Co-op Boards of Directors are responsible for keeping common areas in...

Criminal vs. Civil Case–What’s the Difference?

In our most recent newsletter we announced that Daniel St. Hubert, the “Brooklyn Ripper,” was convicted in criminal court for the murder of 6-year-old PJ Avitto and attempted murder of then 6-year-old Mikayla Capers after Langsam Law settled the...

NYC Snow Removal Regulations

New York City has very clear rules about how long responsible parties have to clear sidewalks. According to the NYC Administrative Code, every owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or other person having charge of any lot or building must clean snow and...

5 Things to Be Aware of In Slippery Situations

Snowbanks, slush, and ice left behind by winter storms present hazards both inside and outside buildings. It is the responsibility of the municipality in charge of streets/sidewalks, or the property managers in charge of surrounding sidewalks, entryways, and stairways,...

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