Firm News

February 7, 2017

KSLN Partners with Volunteer Lawyers Project to Provide Pro Bono Legal Services

  KSLN associates Ashlyn M. Capote and Henry A. Zomerfeld have spearheaded a new firm-wide pro bono initiative in partnership with the Erie County Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Project. Under the program, clients unable to afford attorneys will receive counseling and representation in matters including, among others, eviction proceedings in Buffalo Housing Court, tort defense, wills and estates, and family law.   Prior to the implementation of this new initiative, KSLN’s Family Law group regularly served as pro bono attorneys for those in need of legal representation in similar cases. KSLN’s new initiative will increase the number of firm attorneys participating in pro bono representation, as well as expand the types of matters for which the firm’s pro bono services are available.

July 29, 2015

KLSN Partner Jennie Muscarella explains the evolution and necessity of Construction Risk Management

KLSN Partner Jennie Muscarella was recently interviewed by Business First for her perspective on the ever-changing, evolving world and absolute necessity of limiting risk exposure through Construction Risk Management practice. The interview is below:  

March 30, 2015

Volunteer Lawyers Project Recognizes Two KSLN Attorneys

Partner Shari Jo Reich recently collaborated with her peers to present a day-long "Divorce 101" CLE for newly admitted attorneys and those looking to expand their matrimonial practice. Associate Jessica Reich received the prestigious Empire State Counsel designation for donating more than 50 hours of pro bono legal services in 2014.

June 14, 2013

New and Noteworthy
for Insurance Coverage

Court of Appeals Decision: Insurer Found to Have Breached the Duty to Defend Loses Right to Rely on Policy Exclusions to Dispute its Duty to Indemnify. Click to read full article.

May 2, 2013

KSLN’s NYC Office Named Exclusive Counsel in Metro Region for Global Hamburger Chain

We’re pleased to announce that our NYC office continues to grow and was recently designated exclusive counsel in the NYC metro region for a global hamburger chain.  If you like our work upstate, consider using us in NYC.  Contact Partner Michael Stonberg (212) 231-2220.

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:

Managing Partner Shari Jo Reich Receives EmbraceWNY 2013 Community Service Award

Managing Partner Shari Jo Reich is the recipient of the EmbraceWNY’s 2013 Community Service Award.  She was honored along with WNED, Unity Fellowship of Christ Church, and Jamestown Councilman-at-Large Greg Rabb, at a brunch on Sunday, April 28th, attended by over 300 guests.  EmbraceWNY is a local, non-profit organization comprised of gay and straight members of the Western New York Community who are dedicated to equality and fairness within Western New York and seek to raise awareness, understanding and acceptance of the LGBT community amongst all citizens.

March 14, 2013

KSLN to be Honored with a Distinguished 2013 Preservation Award

Preservation Buffalo Niagara has selected KSLN as the recipient of a Distinguished 2013 Preservation Award for the firm’s contributions toward preservation in the Buffalo Niagara region through our purchase and renovation of the historic Calumet Building, home to the firm’s Buffalo office.   The firm will be recognized at the 5th Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony and Luncheon at Kleinhans Music Hall, Friday, May 31, 2013.

KSLN Wins Silver

The results are in!  At the March 7 luncheon recognizing the finalists in Business First’s 2013 Best Places to Work survey, KSLN took the silver award in the medium-size company category.  MORE+

February 12, 2013

Melissa Burke, Alan DePeters, and Nancy A. Long Named Partners of Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak


Melissa A. Foti to Be Initiated into Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity


February 27, 2012

Our New York City Office has Moved

We are pleased to announce that our New York City office has moved.  MORE+

February 8, 2012

KSLN Expands Practice in Pennslyvania

If you are looking for a law firm to handle your Business and Corporate, Commercial Litigation, and Insurance Defense matters in Pennsylvania, look no further.  Our experienced Pennsylvania-admitted attorneys -- Melissa A. Foti, Jeffrey A. Carlino, and Amanda L. Machacek -- are ready to assist you in achieving the best possible outcomes on your legal matters.  We balance superior legal counsel with accessibility and cost efficiency, it's what makes us easy to work with and tough to beat.  If you are interested in learning more about our Pennsylvania practice, please contact us at 800-447-9544.

Ryon D. Fleming Named to New York State Unified Court System Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee

Buffalo, NY: Ryon D. Fleming, an Associate at Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP, has been named as one of thirteen members who comprise the Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee for the New York State Unified Court System. 


The Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee (MEAC) was established in 2006 with three major objectives: 1) to respond to inquiries from mediators in community dispute resolution center programs; 2) to promote professional development and consistent of practice among dispute resolution practitioners; and 3) to recommend changes to the Mediator Standards of Conduct for the New York State Community Dispute Resolution Center Mediators that govern mediators who provided dispute resolution services under the auspices of a Community Dispute Resolution Center. 


November 17, 2011

Jeffrey A. Carlino Joins Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP as Commercial Litigation Partner

Jeffrey A. Carlino has joined KSLN as a Partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice.  Jeff brings a wealth of experience in the areas of Creditors’ Rights, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) compliance and defense litigation, Lender Liability defense litigation, and General Commercial litigation. He has developed a successful legal practice defending both large and small corporations in complex commercial disputes. MORE+

The Litigation Council of America Names Judith Treger Shelton a 2011 Fellow

Buffalo, NY  -- Judith Treger Shelton has been inducted into the prestigious Litigation Council of America (LCA), an invitation-only trial lawyer society MORE+

July 25, 2011

Partner Jim Nowak Featured in BNA’s Toxics Law Reporter

Partner Jim Nowak has been quoted in one of the nation's leading sources for timely news on regulatory, legistlative and legal issues, "The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc."  Their weekly publication the "Toxics Law Reporter" consulted Jim about the Supreme Court of Delaware's recent decision regarding employer liability for "take-home" exposure in alleged asbestos cases. BNA Article

July 7, 2011

Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP Adds to its Buffalo Office

Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak (KSLN) is pleased to announce the addition of four attorneys to the firm. MORE+

March 30, 2011

Tim Delahunt Coauthors Book

The American Bar Association’s new book, “Construction Insurance: A Guide For Attorneys and Other Professionals,” features Tim Delahunt as coeditor and chapter coauthor. MORE+

January 6, 2011

We’re Moving

Our firm is proud to be moving into the historic, art nouveau Calumet Building. Located in the heart of Buffalo, our new office is minutes from the Erie County Supreme Court, Buffalo City Court, and United States District Court. MORE+