Prior to serving as General Counsel, Art successfully represented Fortune 50 companies, school districts, private and public corporations and individuals in multi- million dollar product liability, environmental,  commercial, premises liability, construction, health, business, tax and other general litigation. He also had an active appellate practice, having successfully argued in the New York Court of Appeals, the New York Appellate Divisions and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Art has also recovered significant sums for his individual and corporate clients. One of these included a $34.4 million medical malpractice jury verdict, the largest ever recorded in Otsego County, and listed in the National Law Journal's Largest Verdicts of 2003 (51st). Art has lectured in the areas of civil litigation and has authored a chapter on forum selection for a multi-volume treatise published by the New York State Bar Association entitled Plaintiff's Personal Injury Action in New York.

Art is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Fellowship is extended only by invitation, after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province.

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