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ADAM KLEINBERG ADMITTED TO NEW JERSEY BAR

After being a member of the New York State bar for over 20 years, Adam Kleinberg was admitted to the New Jersey bar, to better assist the firm’s growing New Jersey practice. Partner Leo Dorfman is also an active member of the New Jersey bar.

ADAM KLEINBERG TEACHES EDUCATION LAW CLASS

Adam Kleinberg is once again teaching Education Law class at Touro Law School. The course touches on many of the firm’s practice areas. Professor Kleinberg is honored to have the opportunity to continue giving back to his alma mater.

ADAM KLEINBERG PARTICIPATES IN COVID-19 ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

 Adam Kleinberg became a member of the Nassau County Bar Association’s COVID Help Task Force, providing pro bono services to community members who need assistance with labor/employment and other matters arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

SOKOLOFF STERN OPENS DOORS IN GOSHEN, NEW YORK

January 1, 2019 Sokoloff Stern announces the opening of its new offices at 10 Matthews Street in Goshen, New York. This location will allow the firm to better serve its many clients in the Hudson Valley and upstate New York.

BRIAN SOKOLOFF APPEARS ON CBS’s 48 HOURS

December 1, 2018 Brian Sokoloff was featured in an hour-long episode of 48 Hours regarding Henry v. Hess. In this civil case, Mr. Sokoloff defended Police Officer Aaron Hess

ADAM KLEINBERG RE-ELECTED SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE

May 10, 2018 Adam Kleinberg was re-elected to serve a second term as a Trustee on the Half Hollow Hills Central School District Board of Education. He continues to head the Board’s Policy Committee, which he has led since taking office in July 2015.

ADAM KLEINBERG PUBLISHES IN MUNICIPAL LAWYER JOURNAL

May 10, 2018 Partner Adam Kleinberg’s article, entitled Litigation, Then Regulations: What Procedures Should School Districts Follow When a Student is to Be Interviewed About Possible Abuse or Mistreatment? 

STEVEN STERN LECTURES AT CLM SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE

November 2, 2017 Steven Stern was a guest lecturer at the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance’s Municipal Law Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on the topic Defending Law Enforcement Claims in a High Tech World.

SOKOLOFF STERN PREVAILS AT UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT

June 5, 2017 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Town of Chester, holding a litigant seeking to intervene as of right under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 24 must show Article III standing if the intervenor wishes to pursue relief not requested by a party.

STEVEN STERN PRESENTS AT NYCOM

May 2, 2016 Steven Stern lectured at the annual meeting of the New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials on May 2, 2016. His lecture entitled, What did they say?

SOKOLOFF STERN ANNOUNCES NEWEST PARTNER

October 1, 2015 Kiera J. Meehan, who has been with the firm since 2008, became a partner in the firm. Ms. Meehan is a fierce litigator whose practice focuses on the defense of general liability/tort actions, including premises, motor vehicle, property damage, and reputational torts.

STEVEN STERN SERVES ON POLICE LIABILITY PANEL

September 16, 2015 Steven Stern was a panelist on recent topics in police liability litigation, lecturing to an audience of attorneys and municipal insurance representatives. Mr. Stern led a discussion on police encounters with emotionally disturbed persons.

SOKOLOFF STERN OPENS NEW OFFICE IN GOSHEN, NEW YORK

July 1, 2015 Sokoloff Stern opened its doors at 43 Hatfield Lane, Suite 3B, Goshen, New York 10924. The new office will allow the firm to better serve its clients in the Hudson Valley and upstate New York.

SOKOLOFF STERN ATTORNEYS JUDGE STUDENT COMPETITIONS

February 21, 2015 Brian Sokoloff, Melissa Holtzer, Susan Odessky, and Anthony Cardoso sat as judges at the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition in the Eastern District of New York. Attorneys from Sokoloff Stern participate annually in this event.

ADAM KLEINBERG LECTURES ON AGE DISCRIMINATION

September 5, 2013 Adam Kleinberg lectured to attorneys and insurance claims representatives on recent developments in age discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the federal civil rights laws.

STEVEN STERN SPEAKS AT THE ANNUAL SCHOOL LAW CONFERENCE

December 5, 2011 Steven Stern was a guest panelist, giving the defense attorney’s perspective on Hot Topics in Employment Discrimination Law at the Annual School Law Conference sponsored jointly by the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations.

STEVEN STERN LECTURES AT STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

March 16, 2010   Steven Stern lectured on the legal ramifications and political fallout over the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S.Ct. 1937 (May 18, 2009) as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s program entitled “The Law and Politics” at Stony Brook University.

STEVEN STERN LECTURES AT STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

November 19, 2009 Steven Stern lectured on the topic of municipal civil rights at Stony Brook University as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s program entitled “Legalese.”