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Martin A. Schwartzberg

Shareholder
105 Maxess Road
Suite 303
Melville, NY 11747
(631) 227-6342
(631) 232-6184 - Fax
maschwartzberg@mdwcg.com

Martin is a member of the Professional Liability Department where he represents design professionals in a wide variety of construction law matters. An experienced litigator who has handled cases from inception through trial, Martin regularly counsels and defends architects, engineers, landscape architects, land surveyors and construction firms in claims and lawsuits brought against them for professional malpractice, breach of contract, construction delays, construction defects, personal injury and property damage. He also defends design professionals in disciplinary actions brought by governmental authorities.

Martin has over twenty-five years of  experience in handling Labor Law litigation, having represented owners, contractors, architects and engineers in defense of these types of claims.  In addition to his significant experience in the defense of design and building professionals, Martin has also represented and defended other entities such as municipalities and property owners in premises liability matters. Martin shares his broad knowledge of risk and liability in numerous lectures and presentations he has made to various groups of design and construction professionals.

Martin attended the State University of New York at Binghamton and received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science  in 1986. He then went on to earn his juris doctor from Hofstra University School of Law in 1989. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut, and before the United States District Courts for both the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Ethics for Engineers, American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), Long Island Chapter, January 2016

  • Handling Potential Spoliation of Evidence Issues When Representing the Design Professional, CNA's 54th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys, 2015

Publications

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, NY (J.D., 1989)

  • State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY (B.A., 1986)
           Honors: Graduated with Academic Honors
           Honors: Political Science Honor Society

Law Alerts March 1, 2019
edited by Timothy Ventura, Esq. New York Courts Continue to Require a High Standard of Proof to Support Claims Against Insurance Brokers By Martin A. Schwartzberg, Esquire A recent decision by the Appellate Division, Third Department again..., Ohio Courts Crack Down on Attempts to Expand Insurance Agent Liability  By Ray C. Freudiger, Esquire & Jeremy M. Welland, Esquire It’s a scenario that plays out all too often for insurance agents: A client comes to you seeking..., Keeping Sympathy Out of Trial and the Importance of Jury Charges To Set the Standard of Care  By Lawrence B. Berg, Esquire In Stephens v. 48 Branford Place Associates, LLC, et al., the New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed a jury verdict of..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts July 6, 2018
Edited by Timothy G. Ventura, Esq. A Primer on Insurance Agents and Brokers Liability in Maryland   By Christopher J. Conrad, Esquire Courts in Maryland have long held that an independent insurance broker (or agent) is viewed as an agent of..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific...
Jan 24, 2018
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of an owner and tenant where plaintiff alleged violation of Labor Law §§ 240(1), 241(6) and 200 when he fell off a ladder at the premises. The plaintiff claimed that the defendants violated these Labor...
Jan 16, 2018
Obtained summary judgment in Nassau County, New York on behalf of an insurance broker in a negligence and breach of contract action. Our client allegedly failed to procure proper insurance coverage, resulting in uninsured Superstorm Sandy-related...
Sep 21, 2015
Obtained summary judgment and dismissal of all claims against our client, a prominent architectural and engineering firm. The case arose when the plaintiff, while on a sidewalk, was struck by a pipe that fell from 18 stories during the erection...
April 6, 2015
Martin A. Schwartzberg has joined the firm's Melville office as a shareholder in the Professional Liability Department. As a member of Marshall Dennehey's Architectural, Engineering and Construction Defect Practice Group, Mr. Schwartzberg focuses his practice on the defense of design professionals...
Conference Sep 19, 2016
Martin Schwartzberg, a shareholder in the Professional Liability Department in the firm's Long Island office, will take part in a panel discussion: How to Control, Manage, Reduce and Monitor Litigation Cost and Risk  A critical...

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law (J.D., 1989)
  • State University of New York at Binghamton (B.A., 1986)

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1989
  • New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

Year Joined Organization: 2015

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