Experienced trial and appellate counsel to municipalities, contractors, select insurers, and emergency first responders.
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Contractor litigation, contract disputes, and employer liability issues.
Governmental tort liability, defense of civil rights claims, and municipal litgation and counseling.
FIRE & AMBULANCE SERVICE
Representing Fire Districts, Not-for-Profit Fire Companies, and Ambulance providers throughout New York State.
INSURANCE COVERAGE DISPUTES
Insurance coverage counsel, coverage analysis, and subrogation.
Premises liability, motorcycle and automobile collisions, product liability, and hospitality liability.
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Located in the historic Delmar Fire House at the Four Corners, our practice focuses on civil litigation and the representation of fire and emergency medical services organizations throughout New York State.
We also represent contractors, municipalities, and select insurance carriers in matters involving contracts, insurance coverage, and claims for damages or personal injury. We have successfully handled appeals before the Appellate Division in the Second, Third and Fourth Departments, as well as the New York State Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
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Tim was an invited speaker at the New York State Conference of Mayors' (NYCOM) Annual Meeting on May 17, 2023 to discuss the issue of volunteer firefighter recruitment, retention strategies, and what municipalities can do to assist in strengthening their volunteer fire departments to ensure the department's success well into the future.
Tim earns significant win for the volunteer fire service in New York State's highest court! On April 20, 2023, the New York State Court of Appeals issued its decision in Anderson v. Commack Fire District, which reversed a mid-level appeals court decision that was adverse to fire districts and, as Tim argued, improperly subjected fire districts to liability for motor vehicle accidents. The decision has immediate, statewide effect and protects fire districts in the case of vicarious liability for the ordinary negligence of firefighters while operating emergency vehicles with lights and sirens activated. A copy of the full decision can be found here.
On April 11, 2023, Terry made a presentation to the Albany and Schenectady County Assessor's Association on the implementation of the new partial Real Property Tax Exemption for volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel pursuant to RPTL § 466-a.
Tim presented "Fire Department Based Ambulance Service - Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?" at the 32nd Annual Local Government Conference on April 6, 2023 being held at the Turning Stone Conference Center in Verona. For more information please click here.
Mark Butler and Terry Hannigan will again be offering Basic Fire Commissioner Training and other programs at the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs annual conference "Fire 2023" in Syracuse, June 14-17, 2023. For further information, dates, and to register, please click here.
Tim was an invited speaker of the New York State Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) for their Fall Training School to present on EMS Billing..