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Medical Malpractice Defense

VBPNP has extensive experience in the defense of hospitals, physicians and other health care professionals.  Our litigation team has tried over a hundred medical malpractice cases to verdict in every venue from Suffolk to Putnam County.  This expertise provides our clients with a tremendous advantage in that each of our clients are represented by attorneys…


COVID-19 Legal Team

The dedicated VBPNP COVID-19 legal team is led by Partners Chuck Faillace and Dylan Braverman.  On a continuing basis, hundreds of hours have been invested mastering the legislative/tactical intricacies posed by an aggressive defense of COVID-19-related claims.

The VBPNP COVID-19 legal team has been chosen as lead/co-lead counsel by national insurance carriers and healthcare systems.


Construction & Labor Law

Our Construction Litigation team has extensive experience representing, and vigorously defending, well-known property owners, developers, property mangers, contractors, construction managers, design professional and subcontractors against all personal injury claims stemming from the New York State Labor Laws, including 200, 240 and 241, as well as construction defects. We routinely handle high exposure cases involving wrongful…


Healthcare Law

VBPNP’s healthcare law team assists our clients in successfully navigating through a variety of issues facing the industry.  The practice provides a wide range of services, including structuring healthcare organizations, contracts, assisting clients with regulatory sanctions from state and federal agencies, development of compliance programs, and representation of physicians before the New York State Department…



When the initial litigation process ends, the need may arise for an experienced appellate attorney capable of effectively and efficiently defending or challenging the outcome of your case. Our firm has extensive appellate experience handling matters in both federal and state courts. Our attorneys have handled numerous matters in the Appellate Divisions, New York Court…


Nursing Home & Long Term Care Defense

VBPNP has a team of attorneys and nurse consultants representing numerous nursing home and long term care facility clients. VBPNP utilizes the extensive experience of our medical malpractice attorneys along with the regulatory experience of our health care team to provide a comprehensive approach to defending a wide range of claims brought against nursing and…


General Liability Defense

Our General Liability team has extensive experience in the field, including but not limited to, construction and labor law claims, premises liability, negligent security, product liability, motor vehicle accidents, burn cases, property damage, and construction defects. Additionally, we are routinely hired to act as monitoring counsel in high exposure claims. Our attorneys have decades of…


Directors and Officers Liability

Members of our Directors & Officers (D&O) Liability practice represent insurers that issue D&O liability policies. As defense counsel, we represent boards of directors, board committees and individual directors and officers against allegations of negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, self-dealing and employment practices violations. It is our goal to minimize the disruptive impact that…


Commercial Transportation & Motor Vehicle

We have many years of defense experience in representing trucking companies, bus operators, ambulance and ambulette providers, livery vehicles and other commercial transportation interests.  We represent clients from the time of an accident through the investigation and claim process, up to and including trial, if needed. We also represent clients in connection with federal and…


Products Liability

At VBPNP, we have long represented manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in claims and lawsuits concerning a range of products including industrial machines, vehicles, consumer items, recreational equipment, toys, and food/beverage. We work closely with our clients in crafting a defense strategy recognizing that the outcome of a single case can have a significant impact on…


Professional Liability

At VBPNP, our professional liability group has extensive experience in representing attorneys, law firms and legal service providers with respect to claims, investigation and litigation.  We have represented our clients in federal and state courts throughout the New York metropolitan area and have success in achieving favorable results for clients through settlements, motion practice and…


Insurance Coverage Litigation

Our insurance coverage attorneys provide our carrier clients with expert representation in coverage disputes combining both our deep knowledge of the applicable law and an understanding of the practical and business considerations often attendant to such litigation. We handle coverage matters in federal and state courts and serve clients both as plaintiffs and defendants. We…


Employment and Labor Law

The landscape of employment law practice has markedly evolved in the past decade as a consequence of the shifting landscape of  statutory changes and regulatory enforcement.  Employment litigation now comprises well over half the cases brought in the federal courts.  Business management is increasingly under pressure from government agencies as well as subject to litigation…


Municipal Law

Governmental entities and their subsidiaries can sometimes find themselves needing to defend against claims of professional negligence.  We are well-versed in the complex and vacillating laws existing to protect governmental functions from such lawsuits which can not only hinder these functions, but also produce financially crippling outcomes.  We will work with governmental agencies to both…


White Collar Criminal Defense

The Firm is uniquely qualified to serve the interests of those clients seeking representation for allegations of criminal conduct. Alfred P. Vigorito, served 8 years in the Bronx District Attorney’s Office wherein he served as Deputy Chief of both the Narcotics and Public Corruption Bureaus. Mr. Vigorito also served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney…


September 27, 2023

Summary Judgment Won Against a Major New York Hospital in a Medical Malpractice Case

September 25, 2023 in VBPNP In the News

Kiki Chrisomallides Co-Authors Article “Mentorship is a Two-Way Street”

Managing partner Kiki Chrisomallides and Head of Axis Casualty Jessica Mauch have co-authored “Mentorship is a Two-Way Street” published in CLM’s September magazine.  The article explores mentorship and its fundamental…
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September 22, 2023 in VBPNP In the News

Jamie Gewurz and Dylan Braverman Extinguish Malpractice Claim and Enforce Admission Agreement

Jamie Gewurz and Dylan Braverman moved to enforce an admission agreement and compel arbitration in an action brought against their client, a Nassau County Nursing Home. They argued for the…
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September 22, 2023 in VBPNP In the News

Neil Mascolo Obtains Summary Judgment Win in New York County

On September 18, 2023, partner Neil Mascolo obtained summary judgment on behalf of his client in Supreme Court, New York County.  The case was brought by a property owner and…
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August 24, 2023 in VBPNP In the News

Nicole Salerno and Tyler Fiorillo Secure a Summary Judgment Win

On August 23, 2023, Nicole Salerno and Tyler Fiorillo secured summary judgment on behalf of their hospital client in Orange County Supreme Court  The case involved claims of medical malpractice…
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