Government Litigation, Negotiation & Strategy Group

Abrams Fensterman's Government Litigation, Law & Policy practice includes experts that range from: Former elected officials, NYC Commissioners and State Deputy Commissioners, IDA Board Members and NYS DOH Public Health and Planning Council Appointees, to Party Law Chairs and campaign volunteers of all levels and functions. Subject matter expertise spans areas such as: Healthcare and the DOH, the Labor Department and the Joint Enforcement Task Force, TLC and Transportation, HRA, DHS, BSA, ECB, IDA’S, the NYS Attorney General, Department of Insurance, and City, County, and State Boards of Elections, to name a few of our most active.

This means that we understand the workings of city, state and local regulatory agencies; we understand how legislation evolves and how its application can get mired in seemingly irrational process and results; and we know what it means to be a candidate trying to comply with campaign regulation. Even more importantly, we know how to handle each of these situations. We simply are bottom line and result driven.

Businesses come to us to navigate local, city, and state governments in New York, and the administrative agencies operating under their respective jurisdictions. Whether our clients require regulatory approvals, compliance services, investigation of corporate fiduciary obligations, or representation before a governmental body, our partners have the experience to guide them through it. We work with our corporate clients to negotiate their positions and evaluate courses of action, including whether litigation is worth pursuing. If we determine an Article 78 or other legal remedy is appropriate and necessary to defend our client against arbitrary and capricious government activity, our team will see the litigation through from filing to resolution.

Professional Organizations rely on us to develop lasting strategies and facilitate partnerships with government and government agencies. These include products and services for their clients as well as making sure their perspectives and priorities are represented when the laws and rules affecting them evolve.

We provide Political Action Committee Management and organization to clients of all eligible varieties.

Clients pursuing political office come to us to ensure they maintain compliance with campaign finance law and the applicable local and State Boards of Elections. We have extensive knowledge of the NYC Campaign Finance Board and its workings. We handle every NYS election law requirement from petition through litigation. Services include registration, disclosure filing, contribution and expenditure limit and general monitoring, problem resolution, re-canvass proceedings, ballot evaluation, review and discovery of irregularities and possible judicial intervention. We also handle more complex matters, such as independent and coordinating expenditures and ballot access strategies.

For further information about our Government Litigation, Law & Policy Department, please contact our law firm on Long Island at 516-328-2300, in Brooklyn at 718-215-5300, White Plains at 914-607-7010, Rochester at 585-218-9999 or Albany at 518-535-9477 to schedule an initial consultation.


Howard Fensterman

Robert A. Spolzino