As a veteran labor and employment attorney, Mark counsels employers along the lines of the motto, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” He helps his clients avoid costly disputes when they can be circumvented, but is wholly prepared for litigation should the need arise. Mark’s attention to the specific circumstances of each of his clients’ situations, combined with his devotion to making himself readily available, make Mark a valuable resource both to his clients as well as the firm.
An Employer’s Lawyer
Mark has practiced exclusively in the field of labor and employment law on behalf of management for more than 30 years, representing a wide range of private employers in such industries as real estate, retail, construction, hospitality, entertainment and manufacturing. In addition, a significant portion of Mark’s practice is devoted to counseling and representing entities in the public sector, including numerous villages, towns and school districts. Mark advises his clients in the full range of labor and employment law matters, including:
Mark's practice also includes representation of management in administrative proceedings before the New York State Division of Human Rights, National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other agencies. To defend his clients effectively, Mark’s counsel is founded on an in-depth familiarity with the pertinent statutes:
A Valuable Resource for Both Clients and Lawyers
Beyond defending employers in litigation, engaging in collective bargaining, and counseling clients on a variety of workplace issues, Mark believes in being a valuable resource for his clients. He has trained hundreds of managers and supervisors in preventing workplace harassment and workplace violence. He has also drafted dozens of employee handbooks and counsels employers in avoiding discrimination claims and other kinds of litigation.
Bar associations and management groups have asked him to lecture on such topics as employee discipline, wage and hour regulations, the investigation of alleged workplace misconduct and the drafting and enforcement of noncompetition agreements.