Experienced, professional and knowledgeable
Adept trial and appellate lawyers
Corporations, insurance companies and individuals today rely on the lawyers at Boeggeman, George & Corde, P.C. just as they have for more than five decades. The firm successfully handles litigation with the experience, professionalism and, in particular, knowledge of the law and court systems in New York and Connecticut.
BG&C has long-term working relationships with many clients due to two simple firm strengths: our people and how we practice law. We pursue cost-effective means to handle disputes through Alternative Dispute Resolution. But we also go to trial when warranted. Our results attest to the success of this approach and why so many of our clients continue to seek our counsel in the following areas:
-Insurance coverage issues
-Motor vehicle accidents
-Labor law actions
-Sexual harassment and employment-related litigation
-Property damage (including subrogation)
With four partners, three associates, and four attorneys of counsel, we are able to provide the close, individualized and focused attention every client and case deserves. We believe this is fundamental to achieving clients' best outcomes. In a litigious environment, the experience, professionalism, and knowledge of the attorneys working on your case are your most important strengths.
BG&C has achieved an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, indicating the highest level of professional excellence, experience complemented by skill and integrity. The firm maintains offices in White Plains and Albany, New York. See our contact page for more information.
1 Water Street, Suite 425
White Plains NY 10601
Skilled Insurance Defense
Several decades spent in defense of companies and carriers give us the depth of knowledge necessary to successfully manage insurance claims associated with each of the following:
Municipal Liability: Municipal Civil Rights, Municipal Torts, Public Officers Law
The comprehensive practice around municipal liability law at BC&G encompasses police and other employee liability, negligent vehicle operation, premises liability and search and seizure. We also represent clients in contract negotiations, employment and benefit contracts, land-use and zoning matters, expropriation, and legislative issues.
Personal Injury: Animal Attacks, Automobile Accidents and Injuries, Labor Law
Individuals making claims against a company in accident or employment scenarios can incur outsized expenses. Our experience at BC&G is to manage these to the most cost-efficient outcome in both time and dollars.
We ensure the rights of businesses and municipalities with exposure to claims on property defects, third-party negligence, slip and fall hazards, improper maintenance, falling merchandize and security breaches. From pre-suit through trial, our relationships with clients are long-term because of our effectiveness.
Clients facing allegations of defective design, manufacturing, inadequate warnings and instructions, or claims of general liability, breach of warranty, negligence and gross negligence need representation by seasoned lawyers in these areas due to the broad implications of such charges. We understand the risk to reputation and finances, and defend such charges to the fullest extent of the law.
Toxic Torts: Asbestos Defense, Asbestos Litigation, Lead Poisoning, Mold Litigation
The complexity in cases around environmental contamination and remediation requires a developed expertise in such cases, regardless of whether it is in defense of a small contractor or large corporation and their insurers. These can include exposure to hazardous substances, industrial accidents, asbestos and mold presence and lead poisoning, among other claims.
We have the skill and experience needed to help resolve your legal issues in the following areas:
Alternative Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation
As a third-party representative to plaintiffs and defendants, BG&C attorneys achieve fast and cost-effective solutions through arbitration and mediation. Our experience spans the breadth of tort and commercial litigation, insurance claims and other areas of our practice.
Appellate practice: Civil Appeals in Federal and State Courts
Extensive knowledge in the complex procedures and nuances of filing and arguing an appeal is essential to its success. With experience in state and federal courts, several of our attorneys are skilled in this practice area. It begins by establishing an appropriate posture for a case to succeed in appeal, as well as remaining current with the evolution of appellate practices and procedures.
Civil Rights: Civil Liberties, Land Use, Race Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Women's Rights, Excessive Force, Deadly Force
BG&C represents companies, insurers and other entities in a full range of civil rights practice, ranging from risk management to negotiated settlements or trial. This difficult area of law requires skilled representation by experienced lawyers familiar with both precedent and the courts.
Federal Civil Practice
When a lawsuit warrants involvement of the federal court be it for breach of contract, torts, personal injury or oher action our experience in these courts enables us to provide the best defense.
Zoning, Planning and Land Use: Building and Public Safety Codes, Land Use, Land Use Permitting/Regulation, Zoning Law/Variances
We are skilled litigation and negotiation specialists in the complex tug between economic development and municipal land use objectives, which can include anything from boundary disputes, deed restrictions, mixed-use developments, transportation and transit disputes and enforcement disagreements.
Associated with law firm of Boeggeman, George & Corde, P.C. since admission in 1985, handling defense of cases from inception through trial. Mr. Corde became a partner in 1989. Mr. Corde is a frequent lecturer at the request of the Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel and the New York State Bar Association as well as a number of local bar associations and civic organizations. Mr. Corde is a senior trial attorney handling all aspects of general liability, product liability, premises liability, automobile liability and tort liability. He also handles mediations, arbitrations and appeals. He has performed these services for product manufacturers, insurance carriers, municipalities and self-insureds for almost 25 years.
University of Bridgeport School of Law, J.D. 1984
Date of Admission - 1985
Admitted to Connecticut Bar - 1985
Defense Association of New York - Board of Directors 2000
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (Member of the Insurance Coverage, Product Liability and Technology Sub Sections)
Defense Research Institute
New York State Bar Association
Westchester County Bar Association
Putnam County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Defense Association of New York - Board of Directors 2000