Ishara Quick is an associate in the firm’s Start-up and Venture Capital practice group. Ms. Quick regularly advises privately held companies on securities regulation compliance, intellectual property protection, corporate governance matters, and entity formation. Ms. Quick has experience representing clients in commercial and residential real estate transactions, and serves as counsel to U.S. acquirers and target companies in proposed and completed M&A transactions, including multimillion-dollar stock and asset purchases.
Prior to joining Sobel Pevzner, Ms. Quick worked in the legal department of a technology start-up where she advised the company on various commercial transactions, private equity matters, and state and federal law compliance.
During law school, Ms. Quick interned in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement as a Student Honor. Ms. Quick also participated in Cardozo’s Securities Arbitration Clinic, where she represented retail investors who were victims of securities fraud. Additionally, Ms. Quick was a legal intern in the legal and compliance department of Bank of China. Ms. Quick was also selected to participate in Cardozo’s highly competitive transactional law clinic where she represented independent film makers throughout the pre-production, production, and post-production stages of a film’s development.
Ms. Quick earned her Bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University, Cum Laude, and received her Juris Doctor from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Ms. Quick is certified in Financial Accounting, Business Analytics, and Economics for Managers from Harvard Business School.
Ms. Quick is an active member of the Association of Black Women Attorneys and serves on the Practice and Skills Committee of the New York City Bar Association. In addition to her professional memberships, Ms. Quick serves as a Binghamton University Alumna Mentor and regularly volunteers for the New York City Bar Association’s Thurgood Marshall Professional Development Series for high school students.
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Michael Wynn currently practices in the area of general liability, premises liability, automobile liability, employment law, contract law, and general negligence for insurance carriers, in New York State and Federal Courts. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Wynn practiced professional liability defense, with a concentration in the representation of attorneys and accountants, employment litigation, and civil rights.
Mr. Wynn received his Juris Doctorate from the City University of New York School of Law in 2014, a Masters in Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and an undergraduate degree from University of Massachusetts – Lowell in 2006.
Mr. Wynn is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.
Nicole Licata-McCord was admitted to the New York bar on 2003 and to the Federal Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts in 2005. She has previously worked as a litigation associate for an insurance defense firm, where she represented various insurance carriers, retail corporations and municipal entities. Her areas of specialty include premises liability, motor vehicle liability, governmental/municipal liability, New York Labor Law, property damage claims and appellate advocacy. She graduated cum laude from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies and political Science. She received her Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law.
Michael J. Heffernan graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Legal Studies in Business in 2013. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in 2016. He is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.
Mr. Heffernan focuses his practice on the defense of matters involving general liability, premises liability, motor vehicle liability, property damage claims, and New York Labor Law. Prior to joining Sobel Pevzner, Mr. Heffernan worked as an associate at a plaintiffs’ firm handling all aspects of personal injury litigation.
Dustin is an associate in the New York office of Sobel Pevzner, LLC. He concentrates his practice in the area of Workers’ Compensation in the States of New York and New Jersey. His other experience includes representing insurance carriers in the areas of general liability, premises liability, and automotive liability.
Dustin is an experienced litigator who has obtained favorable Decisions at Workers’ Compensation trials and administrative appeals on numerous occasions and has successfully engaged in settlement negotiations at mediations and settlement conferences. He is proactive in handling his cases and involved in all aspects of the Workers’ Compensation case including preliminary investigations, discovery, depositions, and oral argument. He is currently admitted to practice law in the States of New York, New Jersey, Southern District of New York, and Eastern District of New York.
Michelle Katzman focuses her practice on all phases of defense litigation in matters involving all aspects of personal injury, general liability, premises liability, automobile liability, subrogation and property loss for insurance carriers and retail corporations in New York State and Federal Courts. Prior to joining Sobel Pevzner, LLC, Ms. Katzman worked as an associate at a plaintiff’s personal injury firm, where she handled all aspects of personal injury and general negligence.
Ms. Katzman graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities and a minor in Spanish. She obtained her Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2012. Ms. Katzman is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, as well as before the United States District Courts of the Eastern and Southern District of New York. In 2018, Ms. Katzman was selected to the New York Super Lawyers Rising Star list for her excellence in the practice of law.
Ms. Katzman is a member of the New York City Bar Association, and is proficient in Spanish.
Judy Meisel was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 2011 and the New York bar in 2012. She received her Bachelor of Science from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland-College Park in 2008. She received her Juris Doctor from New York Law School in 2011. She has previously worked as a litigation associate in all aspects of personal injury and medical malpractice defense. Her areas of specialty include general liability, workers compensation, premises liability, motor vehicle liability, property damage claims and New York Labor Law. .
Marshall Garson graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor in legal studies and business before receiving his Juris Doctorate from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. While at Cardozo, Marshall was a member of the Youth Justice Clinic and interned for the Honorable David B. Cohen, Supreme Court, Civil Branch, New York County. He previously worked as in-house counsel for one of Manhattan’s largest real estate brokerages and at a boutique law firm representing clients in a number of matters including worker’s compensation and insurance litigation.
Daniel represents established businesses and individuals in all aspects of civil litigation. His work focuses on the defense of claims related to general casualty, automobile liability, premises liability, construction and personal injury.
Prior to joining Sobel Pevzner, Daniel practiced civil litigation on both the defense and plaintiff sides, giving him valuable insight on the inner workings of each case. Daniel primarily worked in the field of insurance defense, dealing with coverage issues, and defended automobile and construction accident claims. Daniel has also litigated medical malpractice claims on the plaintiffs’ side.
Daniel’s passion for litigation was sparked during his internship with the New York State Attorney General’s Office, where he worked in the Environmental Protection Bureau assisting in high-profile investigations in preparation for litigation. Prior to this position, Daniel interned for the Civil Division of the Legal Aid Society, as well as for Justice Robert Miller at the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department.
Samantha Sannazzaro is an associate who primarily focuses on workers’ compensation matters in New Jersey. Prior to joining Sobel Pevzner, Samantha’s main practice area was in creditor’s rights litigation. She was also a Law Clerk to the Hon. Jane Gallina-Mecca, J.S.C. in the Family Division in Bergen County and served as a judicial intern to the Hon. William C. Meehan, J.S.C. (retired on recall) in the Law Division. Samantha earned her Juris Doctor from New York Law School in 2014 and is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey.”
Cara M. Pascarella graduated from Washington College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 2017. In 2020, she received her Juris Doctor from the Maurice A. Dean School of Law at Hofstra University. During her time at Hofstra she participated in mock trial, the tax law clinic, and was a research editor of the labor and employment law journal. She previously worked as a law clerk for Sobel Pevzner, LLC., and looks forward to honing her skills as a litigator in the area of Workers’ Compensation and General Liability. She is currently pending New York State bar admission.