Howard S. Shafer

Howard S. Shafer
Direct: (646) 435-9438

Howard has over 23 years of experience in the Insurance and Corporate Liability Defense field. Howard became a Partner in a small insurance and negligence defense firm after two years in practice and went on to become an Executive Committee Member of a larger firm in the field. He formed Shafer Glazer with David Glazer in 2005.

Howard has received an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer since 2006. Since 2009, he has been selected for the Corporate Counsel Edition. He was also selected as a New York State Chair of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.  Howard is the incoming Chair of the Corporate Counsel Section of the New York State Bar Association. His cases have been reported in both Federal and State reporters and his articles have appeared in a number of legal publications. He has lectured on various subjects in his field and Chaired the Third Corporate Counsel Institute, co-sponsored by the Corporate Counsel Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association in New York City.

Practice Areas:
Alternative Dispute Resolution; Appellate Practice; Attorney Malpractice; Automobile Liability; Commercial and Business Litigation; Construction Liability; Construction Defect; Corporate Counsel; Directors & Officers Liability; Employment Practices Liability; Environmental/Toxic Tort; General Liability, Insurance Coverage, Labor and Employment; Premises Liability; Products Liability Defense; Professional Liability Defense; Security Company Liability; Workers’ Compensation Defense

Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1989
Rutgers, B.A., Labor Studies, 1986

Admitted to the Bar:
1989, New York; 1990, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts
2006, New Jersey, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Arbitrator, New York City Civil Court; Zoning Board of Adjustment, Englewood, NJ

Professional Associations and Memberships:
New York State Bar Association (Chair of the Corporate Counsel Section; member of the Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law section; member of the Labor and Employment section); Professional Liability Underwriting Society; Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (New York State Chair); Bergen County Bar Association; Hotel Association of New York City; Jewish Lawyers Guild (Vice-President – Financial and Treasurer)

Reported cases:
Finch v. Pers, 842 F. Supp 78 (S.D.N.Y. 1994)

Murray v. Morelli, P.C., 208 A.D.2d 604 (2nd Dep’t, 1994)

Alagna v. Marsh & McLennan Companies, 263 A.D.2d 430 (1st Dep’t, 1999)

Schecter, v. 210 E. 90th St. Owners, Inc., 271 A.D.2d 224 (1st Dep’t, 2000)

Martinez v. City of New York, 299 A.D.2d 526 (2nd Dep’t, 2002)

Anderson v. Abodeen, 29 A.D.3d 431 (1st Dep’t, 2006)

Walton v Mercy College, 93 A.D.3d 460 (1st Dep’t, 2012)

A Refresher on New York Dram Shop Liability,
NYSBA Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section Journal, Spring 2008, Vol 37, No. 1

Amendments to the N.Y. CPLR on Motion Practice, New York Law Journal, August 15, 2007, Inside Magazine (publication of the Corporate Counsel Section of the NY State Bar Association), Fall, 2006.

Highlights From The First Corporate Counsel Institute, Inside Magazine (publication of the Corporate Counsel Section of the NY State Bar Association), Winter, 2005.

Removal In Federal Diversity Jurisdiction Cases And Subsequent Occurring Events – The Amount in Controversy,
The Defendant, September 1997

Without Prejudice Dismissal Does Not Guarantee Extension, New York Law Journal, May 15, 1996

Honors and Awards:
New York Super Lawyer®  2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 , 2011, 2012
(Corporate Counsel Edition since 2009)
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

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