Bleakley Platt regularly partners with and litigates against national law firms in complex, high-stakes commercial litigation.
Competing and Partnering with National Law Firms
Our litigators try cases in state and federal courts and through alternative dispute resolution platforms. We can mobilize quickly to secure emergency provisional remedies and handle appeals at all levels.
For eight decades Bleakley Platt has established a culture of community service and social responsibility, with pro bono representation of charitable organizations and the most vulnerable members of our community.
Our experienced environmental attorneys represent diverse clients throughout New York State and the Northeast on regulatory matters, agency enforcement matters, due diligence, litigation claims and a multitude of other environmental exposures and concerns.
Our seasoned appellate litigators provide our clients with the critical edge needed to uphold a victory or overcome an adverse decision on appeal, at any level of the State and Federal appellate courts.
Over 80 years as the preeminent law firm in Westchester County and the Hudson Valley
Founded in 1937, Bleakley Platt & Schmidt is a firm of legal professionals with decades of experience, dedicated to serving our clients and our community. With offices in White Plains, New York and Greenwich, Connecticut, Bleakley Platt & Schmidt represents national clients as well as clients from the New York metropolitan region, ranging from the five boroughs of New York City to Westchester and the Hudson Valley as well as southern Connecticut.
On September 30, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul extended, until October 31, 2021, her prior designation of COVID-19 as a highly contagious communicable disease, thereby requiring employers to continue to implement their infectious disease prevention plans under New York’s HERO Act.
New York State’s paid sick leave law (“PSLL”), which went into effect on September 30, 2020, mandates the payment of both sick and safe time leave to employees effective January 1, 2021. Also included within the purview of the PSLL is the availability of paid leave for “safe time” which includes absences from work when an employee or his/her “family member” has been the victim of domestic violence as defined by the State Human Rights Law (“SHRL”), a family offense, sexual offense, stalking, or human trafficking. As discussed below, the Westchester County Safe and Sick Leave Law, which went into effect on October 30, 2019, already required sick and “safe time” for Westchester County employees. As of September 30, 2020, Westchester County adopted the sick leave provisions of the NYS law but made it clear that it did not preempt the County’s Safe Time Leave Law (“STLL”). Unfortunately for employers, Westchester County has not issued any further guidance on the intersection of the two laws which differ in certain material respects as to the use of paid leave and the definitions of certain key terms under the respective laws.
Bleakley Platt & Schmidt LLP is proud to support our client, the Rockland Gaelic Athletic Association (the “GAA”), and to have served as a sponsor at their golf outing held on September 22, 2021, at the Blue Hill Golf Course in Pearl River, New York. The GAA is well-known in Rockland County, as well as […]