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We can manage all your business and contract needs - from simple to complex.

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Individuals

From matrimonial disputes to DWI to real estate matters, Flink Smith is the clear choice to handle your case.

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Latest Cases

January 21, 2014

Is Lead Paint Affecting Your Real Estate Property Tax Assessment? Better make sure you have sustainable proof.

It is rare that you see a case that combines tax assessment, the value of real property and the potential landlord liability issues associated with the presence of lead based paint at the premises. Those two issues came together in the Court of Appeals case of Roth v. City of Syracuse, 21 N.Y.3d 411 (2013). In Roth, […]

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December 19, 2013

When DWI = Murder

Court of Appeals Issues Major Decision about Sufficiency of Proof in Depraved Indifference Murder Charges Occurring while the Driver is Intoxicated The Court of Appeals had issued a major decision regarding the legal sufficiency of proof needed to establish the requisite mental state to show depraved indifference in situations involving DWI cases. The Court decided […]

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December 19, 2013

Flink Smith Commences Action Against Medtronic For Faulty Infuse Medical Device

Flink Smith has commenced an action to protect the interests of a 23 year-old woman suffering from severe pain and disability as a result of a failure of a Medtronic medical device. In collaboration with a multi-state law firm, we claim that a spinal fusion operation failed due to an allegedly faulty product manufactured by […]

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Latest Blog Posts

July 23, 2014

New York State Assembly and Senate Both Pass Increased Drunk Driving Penalties

By:  James L. Maswick On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, the New York State Senate passed the bill nicknamed Vince’s Law.  The bill is designed to further strengthen drunken driving penalties against repeat offenders.  The bill is now awaiting Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature or veto.  The bill provides that a person with three or more DWI […]

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July 23, 2014

Court of Appeals Overturns Expert Causation Rule in Lead Paint Actions

By: Christopher A. Guetti Flink Smith Law has been defending landlords in actions by plaintiffs who claim injuries allegedly sustained as a result of exposure to lead-based paint. One of the major issues that arise in the defense of this unique branch of toxic tort litigation is the lack of medical proof establishing a connection […]

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July 23, 2014

Coughlin Successfully Defends Multi-Million Dollar Fire Loss

 After nearly seven weeks of trial in Clinton County Supreme Court in Plattsburgh, New York, the jury deliberated 57 minutes before exonerating Flink Smith’s client, Eric Harvey, and co-defendant, New York State Electric & Gas, from liability for the largest fire in Clinton County history. Rob Coughlin represented Harvey at the trial. On November 15, […]

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