Recent News - Henry M. Mascia

Troisi, Korman, Mascia and Bholan Secure Important Appellate Victory
June 4, 2018 | Insurance Coverage | Appeals
Rivkin Radler secured a victory in the first appellate case to interpret Insurance Law § 3408(c) since a 2014 amendment. Under Insurance Law § 3408(c), a property insurer or an insured can demand that appraisers selected by the parties decide disagreements over the “amount of the loss.” Typically, insurers argue that an appraisal is confined …
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Mascia Obtains H-1B Visa for a Regulatory Affairs Manager from India
April 30, 2018 | Corporate | Employment & Labor
The firm’s client, a pharmaceutical manufacturing and packing company, hired a Regulatory Affairs Manager who had been sponsored for an H-1B visa by a previous employer.  Because the validity of an H-1B visa is specific to the sponsoring company, the firm filed an H-1B transfer petition and proved to the satisfaction of the United States …
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H-1B Visa Lottery Announcements to Arrive Shortly
April 12, 2018 | Henry M. Mascia | Employment & Labor
On April 11, USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process to choose enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally mandated cap of 85,000 for fiscal year 2019. USCIS received 190,098 H-1B petitions during the filing period that began on April 2. Applicants whose petitions have been selected will receive a receipt notice within the next …
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USCIS Reaches H-1B Visa Cap for 2019
April 6, 2018 | Employment & Labor
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it has reached the 65,000 H-1B visa cap mandated by Congress for fiscal year 2019. USCIS has noted that it has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced-degree exemption, known as the master’s cap. As in prior years …
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Mascia Obtains TN Visa for Canadian Computer Systems Analyst
March 29, 2018 | Corporate | Employment & Labor
Henry Mascia obtained a TN visa for a computer systems analyst from Canada.  The foreign national had received and renewed a TN visa in the computer systems analyst category for many years.  But on his last attempt to renew, the officer at the port of entry denied his application.  The firm ascertained the basis for the …
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Mascia and Han Obtain TN Visa for Graphic Designer from Canada
March 23, 2018 | Employment & Labor | Corporate
TN visas are for highly skilled Mexican and Canadian professionals.  TN visas, which are issued pursuant to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), are only available for certain professions, but they offer employers tremendous flexibility due to the expedited application process at the border and the potential for indefinite renewals. In this case, foreign …
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Krinick, Savino and Mascia Honored with Leadership in Law Awards from LIBN
November 17, 2017
NEW YORK – – Nov. 16, 2017 – Rivkin Radler is proud to announce that William M. Savino, Evan H. Krinick and Henry M. Mascia have each received a Leadership in Law award from Long Island Business News in the categories of Lifetime Achievement, Partner and Associate, respectfully. The awards recognize individuals who demonstrate dedication, …
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Mascia Quoted in Newsday
November 13, 2017 | Corporate
Henry Mascia was interviewed by Newsday regarding increased scrutiny that will be placed on immigration enforcement in the New Year. Mascia advises employers to review their procedures for verifying the work authorization of prospective or new employees. They should also know when existing employees’ work authorizations will expire, and have a system to notify the proper …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers
September 19, 2017
Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that 20 attorneys were named to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and 10 attorneys were named New York Metro Rising Stars. *Brian Bank – Business Litigation Todd M. Belous – Professional Liability: Defense *Michelle Bholan – Business Litigation Jonathan B. Bruno – Professional Liability:  Defense …
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Mascia Receives NYSBA Pro Bono Award
May 3, 2017 | Corporate
Henry Mascia received the New York State Bar Association’s President’s Pro Bono Service Award for the Tenth Judicial District. This award is presented to publicly recognize and thank those individuals who provide such service and also to convey a message to the profession and the public about the importance of pro bono efforts in achieving …
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Mascia Presents Immigration CLE
April 27, 2017 | Corporate
On April 26, 2017, Henry Mascia presented the CLE “Immigration Law for the General Practitioner” at the Westchester Women’s Bar Association. …
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Mascia presents at program at the Westchester Women’s Bar Association
April 11, 2017 | Appeals | Commercial Litigation | Corporate
Henry Mascia will be a presenter at the Westchester Women’s Bar Association program entitled, “Immigration Law for the General Practitioner.” Program Description: As globalization continues to change the practice of law, WWBA attorneys increasingly find the immigration status of individuals creates challenges for their practice.  To equip practitioners to meet these challenges, this CLE will …
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Mascia Named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
March 31, 2017 | Corporate
On March 29, 2017, the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center awarded Henry M. Mascia Pro Bono Attorney of the Year at its 23rd Annual Goods and Services Auction. The Public Interest/Pro-Bono Attorney of the Year Program recognizes those attorneys who devote their time to people in need through their pro-bono efforts. Those who …
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Mascia and Tare Victorious at Appellate Term, Second Department
February 21, 2017 | Commercial Litigation
Henry Mascia and Joshua Tare obtained a significant victory at the Appellate Term, which determined that the apartment owned by the firm’s client was exempt from the Rent Stabilization Code.  Mascia and Tare convinced the Appellate Term that the apartment was not subject to the Rent Stabilization Code because the building had been “substantially rehabilitated” …
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Making a Case for Asylum
December 1, 2016 | Corporate
Rivkin Radler immigration attorney Henry Mascia last week secured asylum for a 17-year-old girl from El Salvador. The gang MS-13 had repeatedly threatened her and her family. The client was referred to Rivkin Radler LLP by Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), a nonprofit organization that partners with attorneys willing to provide pro bono representation …
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Election 2016: Employment Policies & Workplace Benefits Will Change. Is Your Business Ready?
September 27, 2016 | Employment & Labor | Corporate
Rivkin Radler, Chernoff Diamond and NYIT School of Management will present a program entitled, “Election 2016:  Employment Policies & Workplace Benefits Will Change.  Is Your Business Ready?”  The program will be held on October 20, 2016 at NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway, New York City from 8:30-11:00 a.m.  Complimentary breakfast will be served at …
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Mascia Receives Millennial Award from LIBN
August 5, 2016 | Corporate | Commercial Litigation | Appeals
Henry Mascia has been chosen among the inaugural group of honorees to receive the Long Island Business News’ Millennial Award. The Millennial Awards honor the bright & dynamic young professionals who are part of the millennial generation, who contribute to the Long Island community & who have made significant strides in business at a young …
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Mascia and Biscone Victorious in Case of First Impression regarding Pre-Judgment Interest under CPLR 5002 at the Appellate Division, Second Department
August 2, 2016 | Appeals | Corporate
Henry Mascia and Merril Biscone, members of the Firm’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group, obtained a significant victory in a bifurcated personal injury case involving pre-judgment interest. In Mahoney v Brockbank, the Appellate Division, Second Department held that pre-judgment interest under 5002 begins to accrue at the time of the damages verdict, not at the …
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Korman and Mascia Victorious in Common Carrier Duty Case at the Appellate Division, First Department
April 22, 2016
Cheryl F. Korman and Henry Mascia, members of the Firm’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group, obtained a victory in a negligence case at the Appellate Division, First Department.  In Morante v. Citywide Mobile Response Corp., the plaintiff commenced this action to recover damages for personal injuries allegedly sustained after she fell while exiting an ambulette …
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Korman and Mascia Victorious in Assumption of Risk Case at the Appellate Division, Second Department
April 22, 2016 | Appeals
Cheryl F. Korman and Henry Mascia, members of the Firm’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group, obtained a victory in an assumption of risk case at the Appellate Division, Second Department. In Augustin v. grand Prix New York Racing,  the plaintiff commenced this action to recover damages for personal injuries sustained when she crashed a go-kart …
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Mascia Obtains O-1 Visa for the Chief Creative Arts Director of a Prominent Web and Application Design Firm
April 1, 2016 | Corporate
O-1 Visas are reserved for foreign nationals with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics. Henry Mascia established that the Chief Creative Arts Director was a person of extraordinary ability in the arts because he possessed a degree of skill and recognition substantially above that ordinarily encountered and was renowned, leading, or …
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New York Court of Appeals Rejects Claim of Office-Based Surgical Practice Seeking Facility Fees Under New York’s No-Fault Law
April 1, 2016
In a unanimous decision, the New York Court of Appeals found that accredited office-based surgical practices (OBS) are not entitled to collect fees from automobile insurers for the use of medical facilities in providing surgical and other professional services. While this decision dismissed $1.3 million in disputed claims, the ripple effect will impact millions of …
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Mascia and Valverde present “Immigration Law for Businesses” before the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
March 24, 2016 | Insurance Coverage | Corporate
Henry Mascia and Frank Valverde will present “Immigration Law for Businesses” at an upcoming event before the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce being held at Firm on March 24, 2016. The presentation will describe Rivkin Radler’s corporate immigration practice, which includes: Compliance with E-Verity and Form I-9 requirements for employment eligibility verification Applications for …
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Korman and Mascia Victorious in the New York Court of Appeals
July 1, 2015 | Appeals
Cheryl Korman and Henry Mascia, members of the Firm’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group, obtained a victory at the New York Court of Appeals for State Farm. The Court of Appeals held that a New York City police officer, who was injured as a passenger in a police vehicle, was not entitled to recover underinsured motorist …
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Rivkin Radler Prevails on behalf of Allstate in New York Court of Appeals
November 30, 2014 | Appeals
Lead by Barry I. Levy, Evan Krinick, Alan Eagle and Henry Mascia, Rivkin Radler’s Litigation and Appeals Group successfully represented Allstate Insurance Company in the most recent challenge launched against the Company in New York in the lead paint coverage arena.  Rivkin Radler was retained solely for the Court of Appeals briefing and argument, and …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Six Associates
September 25, 2013 | Trusts & Estates | Appeals | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Employment & Labor | Health Services
Uniondale, New York ? October 2013 – Rivkin Radler LLP announces the addition of new associates Christopher Barbarello, Jannine Farino, Henry Mascia, Jacqueline Siegel, Shana Slawitsky and Richard Yam. Christopher Barbarello, of Hempstead, NY, has joined the Litigation & Appeals Practice Group.  Mr. Barbarello’s practice focuses on no-fault insurance cases involving insurance fraud and defense …
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