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News & Events

October 27, 2014

October 15, 2014

October 1, 2014

September 28 - 30, 2014

September 18, 2014

September 14-16, 2014

  • Brandon Reif and Marc Ehrlich will be attending REISA's 2014 Annual Conference at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV. Mr. Reif will be a panelist. He will be at a discussion regarding hot insurance topics for broker-dealers or alternative investments. He will also be participating in an unrehearsed "shark tank" session.

September 9, 2014

  • Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP prevailed in upholding a summary judgment dismissal in a legal malpractice case involving the attorney immunity doctrine and the application of the crime/fraud exception. The court found that an allegation of threatening to take legal action against a nonclient in the course of an underlying dispute falls within the realm of protected conduct as an act undertaken as part of the discharge of an attorney's duties to its own client. Please read about our victory in this article from Law 360.

September 1, 2014

August 8, 2014

  • Winget Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP named in Houston Chronicle article about national law firms opening Houston offices. To read more please click here. Click Here.

June 17-18, 2014

May 13-14, 2014

April 22-23, 2014

January 1, 2014

  • Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP is pleased to announce that Jody N. Cappello and Brian J. Palmeri in the Connecticut Office have been elevated to partner.

December 9, 2013

  • Martin Schexnayder was named a Top Lawyer in the area of Litigation by Houstonia Magazine.

October 6-8, 2013

June 18-19, 2013

June 11, 2013

  • Insurance broker represented by Winget, Spadafora and Schwartzberg LLP awarded $3.8 million jury verdict in business reputation damages suit. Click here to read more about the details.

May 7, 2013

April 24-26, 2013

April 23-24, 2013

April 16, 2013

Texas Office Obtains Summary Judgment Dismissal in Legal Malpractice Case

  • Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP’s Texas office obtained a summary judgment dismissal on behalf of a client in a legal malpractice case pending in Harris County, Texas. In the case, the firm's client, a well-known law firm based in Galveston, Texas, was sued based on its representation of a large energy company in a wrongful death case. The lawsuit was brought by a co-defendant in the underlying case, whose president alleged that he was pressured to "alter his testimony" in the underlying case in favor of the energy company under threat of termination of the company's contract with the energy company. When the contract was terminated, the company sued the law firm and its energy company client, alleging that they conspired to tortiously interfere with the company's contract with the energy company. In the motion for summary judgment filed on behalf of the law firm, Houston managing partner Martin Schexnayder and associate Nicole Eastridge argued that, pursuant to the "attorney immunity" doctrine, the law firm could not be sued by a non-client for actions taken in the course of representation of its client. The trial court agreed, granting the motion and dismissing the claims against the law firm with prejudice.

April 15, 2013

February 22, 2013

February 21, 2013

February 12, 2013

January 28-30, 2013

  • Michael Schwartzberg spoke on a panel discussion regarding The New FINRA Suitability Rules at the Annual FSI OneVoice Conference 2013 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina in San Diego, CA

January 4, 2013

December 19, 2012

  • Lou Spadafora was a panelist in an Advisen webcast on the State of the Insurance Market: Focus on Professional Liability, along with Lori Bailey, Global Chief Underwriting Officer, Professional Liability of Zurich General Insurance and Sandy Codding, Managing Director, of Marsh. Click here for the webinar slides and click here for the audio of the session.

August 22, 2012

June 12-13, 2012

June 12-13, 2012

March 15, 2012

  • Winget Spadafora & Schwartzberg LLP obtains an unprecedented defense verdict in a FINRA arbitration for a former independent broker-dealer, WFP Securities Corporation, its president, and a former registered representative involving a $2.5 million portfolio of Regulation D private placements and Public Non-Traded REITs. Click here to read more about the details the verdict and here for the award.