Goldwasser, Craig M.

Craig M. Goldwasser Partner C Craig M. Goldwasser Partner E-mail: cgoldwasser@pmtlawfirm.com Offices: Elmsford, NY Craig M. Goldwasser is a Partner at Pillinger, Miller, Tarallo, LLP. Mr. Goldwasser has approximately ten years of experience handling a wide variety of complex and high exposure general liability, dram shop liability, pharmaceutical malpractice, medical malpractice and automobile liability matters from inception through trial in the New York tri-state area. He specializes in the defense of local bars, restaurants and property owners, as well as pharmacies, hospitals, physicians, and medical entities. Prior to joining PMT, Mr. Goldwasser was Senior Litigation Counsel for a large medical malpractice/general liability defense firm where he handled the defense of complex civil litigation matters with multi-million dollar exposure. Prior to that time, he was a trial attorney at a plaintiff’s personal injury and medical malpractice firm where he successfully tried several cases throughout the New York tri-state area. Mr. Goldwasser earned a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Law from Binghamton University in 2008 and a J.D., cum laude, from New York Law School in 2011. Mr. Goldwasser was selected as an Academic Success Program Teaching Fellow while in law school. Mr. Goldwasser is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, State of New Jersey and the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey. Since 2015, Mr. Goldwasser has annually been named by Super Lawyers as a New York “Rising Star” in the areas of personal injury and medical malpractice, an honor awarded to the top 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40 in New York. He has also been annually named as a Top Young Attorney by Westchester...

Campbell, Youngmin O.

Youngmin O. Campbell Associate C Youngmin O. Campbell Associate E-mail: ycampbell@pmtlawfirm.comOffices: Elmsford, NY Youngmin is a seasoned civil litigator who has been successful in defending commercial property owners and tenants in various premises liability matters, contractors and subcontractors in construction/labor law cases and employers in workers’ compensation matters. In addition, she has in-depth expertise in complex property damage cases arising out of construction defects, as well as subrogation matters stemming from product defects and water leaks. Her strength is to spot pertinent issues in every case in the beginning of litigation, focus on strong defenses available to her clients and shift risk transfer. She has argued and won countless summary judgment motions to dismiss complaints against her clients based on these strategic tactics. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, jogging, cooking Korean food, reading fiction novels and playing sports with her two boys. She is an active member of Diversity Committee, part of PTA in Mount Pleasant School District. From her growing up and roots in S. Korea, she speaks, writes and reads Korean fluently. Professional Affiliations American Bar AssociationNew York State Bar AssociationNew York State Trial Lawyers AssociationWestchester County Bar Association Practice Areas AutomobileConstructionGeneral LiabilityProducts LiabilitySubrogationWorkers’ CompensationTransportation & Trucking Admissions BarNew York CourtsNew York StateU.S. District Court: Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York Education Albany Law School, J.D.State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., magna cum...

Meierhofer, George F.

George F. Meierhofer Partner C George F. Meierhofer Partner E-mail: gmeierhofer@pmtlawfirm.com Offices: New York, NY George has over thirty years of experience in a wide range of litigation matters (pending in state, federal and appellate courts (as well as arbitration bodies and self-regulatory organizations)) nationwide. Areas of experience include general commercial litigation, general liability and construction law, mass tort, professional liability (lawyers, accountants, brokers), employment practices, product liability, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, insurance coverage, white collar criminal defense, maritime and admiralty, and trademark and copyright law, among others. George also has extensive experience in corporate counseling and in-house investigations as well as drafting corporate and employment/severance agreements. George started his career in the business litigation department of one of the world’s largest law firms and later headed the NYC litigation practice of a large Florida-based firm where much of his time was spent defending cases and arbitrations involving securities law and corporate governance matters, as well as representing clients in investigations by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and FINRA involving allegations of insider trading, market manipulation and sales practice violations. Prior to that, while in law school, George was a co-founder and editor of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal and during his legal career has written or co-written law review and other articles on such topics as legal ethics, corporate governance, civil procedure, corporate compliance and securities law. He also served as the reporter for an American Bar Association, Section of Litigation task force on lawyers’ ancillary business activities. George is active in alumni affairs at his alma mater. He serves on the Georgetown University Alumni...

Cruz, Sharon R.

Sharon R. Cruz Associate C Sharon R. Cruz Associate E-mail: scruz@pmtlawfirm.comOffices: New York, NY Sharon focuses her practice on defending property owners, developers, general contractors, construction managers, and subcontractors in personal injury actions arising out of labor law, construction defect, and property damage claims. She also has experience in insurance coverage, specifically coverage issues arising under Commercial General Liability policies. Sharon previously served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Francis B. Schultz, Superior Court of New Jersey, Civil Part. While clerking for Judge Schultz, she served as a court-appointed mediator on small claims cases. Sharon received her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she served as Notes Editor for the International & Comparative, Policy & Ethics Law Review and Senior Editor for the Law & Literature Journal. While in law school, Sharon worked as a legal clinic student at the Innocence Project. Sharon was also a recipient of the Cardozo Service & Achievement Award. Sharon graduated from Binghamton University in 2015 with a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Law, and English Literature. Professional Affiliations Hudson County Bar Association Practice Areas ConstructionGeneral LiabilityInsurance CoverageProfessional Liability Admissions BarNew YorkNew Jersey Education Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. State University of New York at Binghamton,...

Freedman, Melissa

Melissa Freedman Associate C Melissa Freedman Associate E-mail: mfreedman@pmtlawfirm.com Offices: Oceanside, NY Melissa has defended personal injury and property damage cases for more than 15 years, gaining extensive experience in all phases of litigation, including pleadings, discovery, depositions, motion practice, legal research, early resolution, and trial preparation. A major focus of her work has been in the areas of labor law and premises liability. She is also experienced in all aspects of risk transfer, including demands for indemnification, hold harmless clauses and additional insured coverage. She brings individual commitment and dedication to each case she handles. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Buffalo and received her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law, Camden. Practice Areas AutomobileConstructionEnvironmental & Toxic TortGeneral LiabilityInsurance CoverageProducts Liability Admissions BarNew York Education Rutgers School of Law – CamdenSUNY – University at...