3000 Marcus Avenue
Suite 3E07
Lake Success, New York 11042


(516) 986-2500 tel.
(516) 986-2501 fax

Avallone & Bellistri is a law firm that offers legal advice and representation to employers and unions with regard to labor relations issues. We represent clients in  matters before arbitrators, mediators, state labor boards, government agencies, and state and federal courts. We offer legal advice  regarding union organizing, protected concerted activity, contract negotiations, grievance, arbitration and trial room proceedings, unfair labor practices, as well as the entire range of pre- and post-hire employee relations issues.

Attorneys at Avallone & Bellistri have extensive experience in representing insurance providers and unions in defense of police officers, correctional officers, teachers and other civil servants against disciplinary actions and hearings at the department level, Civil Service Commission administrative hearings and American Arbitration Association and at all other forums. Avallone & Bellistri has had excellent success in having discharges and other disciplinary actions reversed or modified. 

 iNSURANCE DEFENSE

Medical Malpractice

Accidents happen, but if you have been hurt in an accident that was the result of someone else's negligence or by their willful intent, you may need to take legal action. If you have been involved in an accident, you may not know what to do or where to turn. That is why it is important to retain a personal injury advocate; someone to protect your rights during your time of need. Our team of experts can assist you in recovering lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering and wrongful death damages.

Medical Malpractice is a form of negligence arising from care given to patients by a variety of health care providers, including doctors, nurses and hospitals. The law demands that every patient is entitled to proper care. In order for a patient to recover monetary damages for sub-standard care, the patient must prove that negligent care was a substantial factor in causing an injury, including pain and suffering or long term or permanent disability, even death. Our team of attorneys brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in getting you the money you deserve.  

MATRIMONIAL/family law

3000 Marcus Avenue
Suite 3E07
Lake Success, New York 11042


(516) 986-2500 tel.
(516) 986-2501 fax

NURSING hOME LIABILITY

Personal Injury

AREAS OF PRACTICE

3000 Marcus Avenue
Suite 3E07
Lake Success, New York 11042


(516) 986-2500 tel.
(516) 986-2501 fax

        REAL ESTATE

mUNICIPAL DEFENSE

UNION/LABOR PRACTICE

Employment Law

Licensed in new york, new jersey & Connecticut

Licensed in new york, new jersey & Connecticut

Under the NY Labor Law and the FLSA, all “non-exempt” employees are entitled to overtime pay. However, it is common practice for many employers to evade overtime requirements by misclassifying employees as exempt “executives” or “professionals.” Therefore, if you work over forty (40) hours per week, even if you are paid a salary, there is a good chance you are entitled to time and one-half overtime for every hour worked over the forty (40) hour threshold. You may also be entitled to liquidated or double damages for overtime violations. 

 EMPLOYEE disciplinary DEFENSE

COMMERICAL LITIGATION

If you or a loved one was injured at a nursing home or elder-care facility, you may be entitled to bring a legal claim against those responsible in order to recover for your injuries. The law team at Avallone & Bellistri is intimately familiar with the litigation of such claims and can help you obtain compensation for your damages.

Governmental entities can be held accountable for damages caused by the actions or inactions of their governing bodies or employees. The legal framework that governs municipal liability claims  is complex and often differs according to the type of claim and the entity being sued. Organizations commonly involved in municipal legal matters include counties, cities, towns, villages, school districts, and fire districts. Avallone & Bellistri is knowledgeable in the subtle statutory and case law developments which impact the many different local New York State municipal entities. 

dISCRIMINATION / CIVIL RIGHTS

lABOR & WAGES

wILLS & ESTATE PLANNING

If you have been charged with a crime or may be facing charges pending an investigation, you have the right to legal counsel. Talk to Avallone & Bellistri before you talk to anyone else. No matter what crime you have been charged with, from Petit Larceny to DWI, you have the right to have a lawyer present during questioning to ensure that your rights aren't violated. If you think you may be facing charges, you have a right to know what to expect if that happens. In both cases, you need a dedicated lawyer who will protect and defend your rights.

At Avallone & Bellistri, our attorneys take action to make sure that your residential and commercial closings run smoothly, without complication or delay. When you enter  into a commercial landlord-tenant relationship, having a lease that is understandable, enforceable, and particular to your specific needs is vital, and can even prevent future litigation. Furthermore, Avallone & Bellistri will help with all aspects of landlord-tenant law including eviction actions and lease disputes.

Licensed in new york, new jersey & Connecticut

     cRIMINAL MATTERS

Whether you  want to file an internal EEO complaint or lodge a formal EEOC charge, Avallone & Bellistri has handled a significant number of civil rights matters involving a  variety of claims including age, race, gender, nationality, religion, disability and sexual orientation discrimination, sexual harassment,  constitutional violations, false arrest, malicious prosecution  excessive force and retaliation. From high profile trials to pre-litigation settlements, our team of attorneys has extensive litigation experience.

The end of a marriage raises complicated legal issues from the divorce itself to custody, visitation, child support, maintenance and distribution of marital assets. Spouses may have a right to the other spouse's future income and pension as well as to medical insurance. Children have a right to immediate support including child care and even college costs. In an emotional time, the lawyers at Avallone & Bellistri will help you restore structure and stability. Also, if your safety is being threatened, we can assist you in getting the protection you need.

We know legal disputes can take not only an emotional and financial toll, but can also have a serious impact on our clients’ businesses and lives. Avallone & Bellistri's attorneys represent clients in a broad range of corporate and commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes, creditors’ remedies, commercial real estate foreclosures, and real estate title actions, ensuring foremost that our clients’ rights are being protected. Throughout the process our clients are kept up-to-date and involved in the decision-making processes that best fit their needs.

When it comes to carrying out your last wishes, the right lawyer can really make a difference. With Avallone & Bellistri preparing your will, you can rest assured that your wishes will be honored. With regard to planning your estate, our firm combines expertise in several areas to avoid, minimize or defer income, gift, estate and generation-skipping tax. Our approach is to address your personal and family needs and concerns in a manner that will save taxes. Since these considerations vary with each person, we develop a plan most suitable to your particular situation. 

The lawyers at Avallone & Bellistri are knowledgeable about the various jurisdictions in the tri-state area, having practiced extensively in state and federal courts throughout the region. We are retained as counsel for numerous insurance companies, handling a wide range of insurance defense issues, including declaratory judgment actions and coverage opinions in defense of claims sounding in personal injury, property damage, professional liability, premises liability and employment law defense. 

The growing complexities of today’s workplaces can cause serious issues for employers and employees, alike. In matters invovling labor and employment law, it is important to speak with a qualified attorney who has experience in handling the myriad of issues that arise in employment law cases and who knows how to interpret federal and state laws within the context of your unique situation. The attorneys at Avallone & Bellistri can advise you of your options and assist you in resolving these issues.