December 14, 2017

New York State Bar Association Recognizes Defense Association of New York’s Disaster Relief Fundraising Efforts

[caption id="attachment_2213" align="aligncenter" width="500"] The Defense Association of New York (“DANY”) was recognized by the New York State Bar Association for its past presidents’ dinner, which DANY used as a fundraiser for The Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund. From left, Heather Wiltshire Clement of Sovereign Claims LLC, DANY president; Tom Liptak of Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP, board member and officer/assistant treasurer and president-elect; Tom Maroney of Maroney & O’Connor LLP, board member and DANY past president; Vincent P. Pozzuto of Cozen O’Connor, chairman of the board and DANY immediate past president; and Martin Minkowitz of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, the New York Bar Foundation Treasurer.[/caption]

May 23, 2017

KSLN Partner Christopher Pusateri to Conduct Second Half of CLE on Homeowner’s Associations

On May 23, 2017, KSLN attorney Chris Pusateri assisted in presenting the second part of a CLE on Homeowner's Associations: Representing the Developer,  Buyer and the Association. Chris was also one of the featured speakers in the first part of the CLE, held in October of 2016.

For more information on this event, please click on the link below:

May 3, 2017

Defense Association of New York and Attorneys of KSLN Present Judge Pigott with Civil Justice Award

Pictured (left to right) are: Ric Saraf, Henry Zomerfeld,  Rich Galbo, Tom Liptak, Hon. Thomas Pigott, J.S.C., Eileen E. Buholtz, Melissa Foti, Shari Jo Reich, and Ned Schule   Pictured (left to right) are: Ric T. Saraf, Henry A. Zomerfeld, Rich A. Galbo, Thomas E. Liptak, Hon. Eugene F. Pigott, Jr.,  J.S.C., Eileen E. Buholtz, Melissa A. Foti, Shari Jo Reich, and Ned E. Schule.   On April 21, 2017, KSLN Managing Partner Tom Liptak, on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Defense Association of New York (“DANY”), presented recently retired Court of Appeals Judge Eugene F. Pigott, Jr., with the DANY Civil Justice Award. The prestigious Civil Justice Award recognizes the recipient’s commitment to law and justice, civility, and professionalism. Judge Pigott most recently served as Acting Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals pending the confirmation of Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and he retired as a Senior Associate Judge. Devoted to the rule of law and the bench, Judge Pigott’s retirement was not the end of his judicial career, as he returned to his home of Erie County to serve as a Supreme Court Justice and oversee the Court’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program. The Award presentation took place in Judge Pigott’s courtroom in Erie County, where fellow KSLN DANY members, colleagues, and friends joined for the celebration, which was broadcast at the Annual DANY Awards Dinner held in New York City. We congratulate Judge Pigott on his retirement from the Court of Appeals, his new role on the bench in Erie County, and on this award.

June 24, 2013

Managing Partner Timothy E. Delahunt will be presenting at the American Conference Institute’s 25th National Advanced Forum on Bad Faith Litigation, July 30-31, 2013, in San Francisco, CA.

Tim will be speaking on issues such as the duty to defend, duty to settle claims, liability for failure to settling within policy limits and potential consequences of a failure to defend.  For further information or to register for this conference, go to: view+

May 13, 2013

KSLN to Sponsor Working For Downtown Networking Event, Thursday, May 16

KSLN will sponsor Working For Downtown’s networking event, Thursday, May 16, 5:30 -7:30, and provide guided tours of our firm’s headquarters, the magnificently restored and historic Calumet Building.  Happy Hour will follow on the first floor of the Calumet at Bacchus restaurant.   Working For Downtown is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and improving the quality of life in Downtown Buffalo by fostering an interest in civic and downtown development.  Through member education and cooperation with other representatives, Working For Downtown supports the effort to revitalize Buffalo's downtown.

KSLN to Host Buffalo Niagara Builders Association Board of Directors Meeting

On Tuesday, May 14, at 4 pm, KSLN will host the Buffalo Niagara Builders Association monthly board of directors meeting, followed by a guided tour of our firm’s offices in the beautifully restored historic Calumet Building.

KSLN Sponsors Urban Land Institute Presentation of Historic Calumet Building

KSLN Managing Partner Tom Liptak served as one of three panelists for the Urban Land Institute of Western New York’s Presentation, “The Calumet Building and Chippewa Entertainment District: Past, Present and Future.”   The firm had yet another opportunity to share with the community the magnificent restoration of our new corporate headquarters, as a corporate sponsor and through guided tours of the renovated second and third floors that comprise our offices.  The cocktail event was well-attended and the presentation quite informative, spanning the architectural roots and storied past of the unique Calumet Building.   The Urban Land Institute (ULI) is a nonprofit, multidisciplinary research and education organization which facilitates the open exchange of ideas, information and experience among local national and international industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places.   ULI has nearly 30,000 members worldwide, presenting the entire spectrum of the land use and development disciplines. view+

May 1, 2013

Managing Partner Tim Delahunt to Present at New York State Bar Association Advanced Insurance Practice 2013 MCLE Friday, May 10

Managing Partner Tim Delahunt will speak on Allocation Issues for Defense and Indemnity.  For further information and to register for this MCLE, please go to:

September 26, 2012

New York State Bar Association’s continuing education program “2012 Law School for Insurance Professionals”

KSLN’s Jessica L. Foscolo, Esq. and Elsa J. Schmidt, Esq., will be panelists at the upcoming New York State Bar Association’s continuing education program “2012 Law School for Insurance Professionals,”  held on Friday, September 28, 2012, in Buffalo, NY.   Ms. Foscolo and Ms. Schmidt will be speaking on updates and developments regarding notice, disclaimers, right to independent counsel and direct actions.  For additional information and to register online, go to

April 25, 2012

Tim Delahunt to Co-Chair and Present at Additional Insured and Indemnification Conference: Other People’s Money

KSLN Managing Partner Timothy E. Delahunt will co-chair and speak at HB Litigation Conferences' Additional Insured and Indemnification Conference, May 11, 2012, Thompson Hall, New York NY.  MORE+

February 27, 2012

KSLN Hosts Free Contractor’s Seminar

Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP (KSLN) is delighted to host the first of a series of Construction Industry seminars. Please join us for A Contractor’s Guide: Getting Your Collections and  Insurance Issues in Order, Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., at Bacchus, 56 West Chippewa at Franklin, Buffalo, NY. Learn more about the "creditors’ rights” arena, including: collections practices, creditors’ rights in bankruptcy, and judgment enforcement; unique insurance concerns for the construction industry;  the importance of a strong risk management program and mechanics’ liens. We look forward to seeing you at this informal breakfast.  Please RSVP by March 1st, to Alexa Christopher, at or (716) 853-3801, ext. 352.

December 14, 2011

Melissa Burke and Alison Odojewski to present Advanced Workers’ Compensation CLE, January 20, 2012

KSLN attorneys Melissa B. Burke and Alison L. Odojewski will be two of three faculty teaching an Advanced Workers’ Compensation CLE on Friday, January 20, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo in Buffalo, New York.  They will also serve as two of four faculty leading a similar Advanced Workers’ Compensation CLE in Syracuse, New York on Friday, February 17, 2012, at the Jefferson Clinton Hotel. For complete information and to register for either CLE, go to:

December 8, 2011

KSLN Partner Tim Delahunt Gives Seminar on Additional Insured & Indemnification Agreements

KSLN Partner Tim Delahunt presents a CLE seminar on “Additional Insured & Indemnification Agreements.”  For a comprehensive look at the salient coverage issues related to additional insured and indemnification or to obtain a copy of the complete CLE presentation, go to

Partner Tim Delahunt Presents CLE Seminar on Insurance Coverage for Design-Build Construction Projects

Tim Delahunt presents CLE Seminar, “Insurance Coverage for Design-Build Construction Projects: Maximizing CGL, PLI and AI Coverage to Mitigate Risks for Contractors.”  For more information or to obtain a copy of the presentation, go to