Weber Gallagher Welcomes Retail Defense Team to Newly Moved New York City Office  


New York, NY – June 18, 2018 – Weber Gallagher is pleased to welcome six retail defense attorneys to the firm, led by new Partner Scott W. Bermack.  Bermack joins Weber Gallagher from Ropers Majeski Kohn Bentley along with Partner Lisa M. Fitzgerald and Associates Samantha Aster, Alexander J. Papa and Shawn D. Wagner.  Bermack and his team will reside in the firm’s New York City office, which recently moved from the Chrysler Building to its new Time Square location at 1500 Broadway.

“Adding Scott and his team’s experience in the retail defense sector allows us to fully service our many clients that maintain significant New York State interests, while expanding the comprehensive general liability capabilities we currently offer our clients in our region,” said Paul M. Fires, Chair of Weber Gallagher.  “Our firm is continually focused on strategically integrating our existing practices with related ones, while solidifying our geographic reach to meet the expanding needs of our clients in each of our regional locations.”

Bermack will serve as the Managing Partner for the firm’s New York office and will also lead the firm’s retail industry team.

Bermack represents clients in civil claims involving product liability, construction and labor law, premises liability, trucking liability and personal injury and professional and medical negligence.  He litigates commercial disputes involving land use, banking, shareholder rights and fiduciary breach. His clients include national retailers, trucking companies, automobile manufacturers, medical and legal professionals, self and large retention insureds and liability insurance carriers.

“Joining Weber Gallagher is an exciting opportunity for my colleagues and me, and will provide increased offerings to my clients,” said Bermack.  “Clients value an individualized relationship.  Weber Gallagher provides the resources needed for partners to nurture that relationship and provides clients with personalized, high-quality and regional legal services.”

Fitzgerald defends clients in cases involving construction and labor law, professional liability, premises liability, trucking liability and commercial litigation. Aster focuses her practice in the areas of premises, professional and product liability defense.  Papa focuses his practice in the area of general liability and has experience defending civil claims including, construction law, labor law, product liability and premises liability. Wagner represents clients in premises liability, professional liability, product liability, trucking liability, construction and labor law.   

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