Our goal is to meet our clients' expectations by providing a superior caliber of legal counsel and advice and to provide legal services in a thoughtful and comprehensive manner relative to the needs of our clients.
Our Attorneys have developed considerable national reputations not only in handling traditional labor, employee benefit and employment issues, but in working on cutting edge topics of concern to employers, unions and working people. Because ABGL has served as General Counsel for many of its clients for a considerable number of years, our expertise expands into areas such as real estate, personal injury, medical malpractice, construction accidents and all areas of litigation, including collection practices.
Our office is located in Melville, New York, but our practice is regional and national in scope and we are licensed to practice and serve the needs of our clients in New Jersey, as well as in New York. We are admitted to all the Courts throughout the States of New York and New Jersey. We are committed to our clients and to our practice and we bring to the table a full understanding of labor and employment issues that confront our client base. One of our Attorneys recently was featured in an article in the Long Island Business News concerning the legal definition of independent contractors and its implications on employers and working people; another of our Attorneys serves on a Blue Ribbon panel of ERISA practitioners appointed by the United States Secretary of Labor, and is well versed in all aspects of the Pension Protection Act, as well as recent U.S. Department of Regulations that affect all unions and employers. Another of our Attorneys works closely with the New York State Department of Labor on issues such as misclassification, prevailing rate, and other labor law compliance issues. Another of our Attorneys was previously with the United States Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration, where he was Senior Investigator for the New York City Region. He is prepared to counsel any client with respect to ERISA and I.R.S. compliance issues.
Our attorneys have also worked closely with Suffolk County, New York, District Attorney, Thomas Spota, in crafting one of the most significant pieces of labor legislation to be passed in New York State for decades. The law, known as the "Spota law" amends New York Labor Law § 220 and provides law enforcement with the tools necessary to prosecute employers that violate New York State's prevailing wage law.
Our government relations consultant has worked with government on local, state and national levels.
The bottom line is that we have developed a considerable labor and employment law, ERISA, employee benefits, and government relations practice. We feel particularly confident that the United States Magistrate and District Court Judges that we appear before are appreciative of our expertise. We are committed to our clients, many of whom we have worked with for more than 25 years.