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Doug Rosenzweig is a founding member of FUCHS ROSENZWEIG PLLC.  Together with Cheryl Fuchs, Doug started the firm in January 2019 after working for thirteen (13) years with a highly regarded Manhattan law firm as both an associate and a partner.  He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review and was recently named to the 2019 New York Super Lawyers list, an honor awarded to no more than 5% of lawyers in the State of New York.


Doug works tirelessly on behalf of his clients.  He sets the standard of uncompromising integrity, professionalism and commitment to innovation expected and exhibited daily by the attorneys at Fuchs Rosenzweig.  Doug litigates to win, whether a win means an early and cost-effective resolution of a claim or at trial.


Doug’s extensive experience in complex construction accident and premises liability claims means he can rapidly and accurately advise clients as to the best course of action when faced with high-stakes litigation. Doug’s ability to accurately assess the strengths and weaknesses of a lawsuit allow him to successfully resolve claims during mediation, at trial and before appellate tribunals.


In addition to his courtroom skills, Doug serves as a trusted adviser to the firm’s clients, assisting with the review, drafting and editing of complex contracts.  Doug leverages his detailed knowledge of the industry to ensure clients fully understand the fine print, and that risk is allocated as equitably as possible between the parties.


Doug’s education, training and background have afforded him a unique set of skills to advocate on behalf of his clients. Since graduating UNC Chapel Hill School of Law, Doug has continued his professional development, completing the rigorous week-long National Association of Railroad Trial Advocacy College in 2013.  He is also a frequent Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) speaker for both lawyers and insurance professionals.  In addition to his speaking engagements, Doug has written articles which have appeared in publications including the New York Law Journal and Scaffold & Access Magazine.


In 2017, Doug was awarded the designation of Certified Litigation Management Professional, (a designation held by less than 1,000 attorneys and claims professionals nationwide) by the Litigation Management Institute.  The Litigation Management Institute, sponsored by Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, is the first certification program specifically designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the business of litigation management to both attorneys and claims professionals.


Outside of work, Doug is an avid runner, having competed in the Brooklyn Half Marathon every year since 2016.  He loves reading (particularly historical fiction and contemporary literature) and never misses a chance to support the Florida Gators.  Most of all, he cherishes time spent with his wife and two sons, whether in their Brooklyn neighborhood or in western Massachusetts, where the family enjoys both summer and winter outdoor activities.


Education
 

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D. with Honors                           

  • University of Florida, B.A. with Honors

Bar Admissions
 

  • New York State

  • Eastern District of New York

  • Southern District of New York

Memberships & Professional Activities
 

  • Member, New York State Bar Association (“NSYBA”)

  • Member, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (“CLM”)

  • Member, National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (Executive Advisory Board Member, 2010-Present)

Publications
 

  • Don’t Go It Alone When It Comes to Contract Review (Scaffold & Access Magazine, May/June, 2017) (co-author with Joseph A. French)

  • New York Labor Law § 240(1) Time for Change, but Change is not Imminent (Scaffold & Access Magazine, January/February, 2015) (co-author with Joseph A. French)

  • Sidewalk Bridge License Fees: Are They Required Under RPAPL Section 881? (New York Law Journal, March 26, 2013) (co-author with Joseph A. French)

  • Sidewalk Bridges and the General Public, How to Minimize Liability for Trips, Slips and Falls Underneath Sidewalk Bridges (Scaffolding Industry Magazine, July, 2010) (co-author with Joseph A. French)

 

                                                  

Reported Appellate Decision

 

  • Wolfson v. Rockledge Scaffold Corp., 67 A.D.3d 1001 (2nd Dept. 2009)

  • Thiele v. Oakland Val. Inc., 72 A.D.3d 803 (2nd Dept. 2010)

  • Klimowicz v. Powell Cove Assocs., LLC, 111 A.D.3d 605 (2nd Dept. 2013)

  • Gory v. Neighborhood P'ship Hous. Dev. Fund, 113 A.D.3d 550 (1st Dept. 2014)

  • Assevero v. Hamilton & Church Properties, LLC., 131 A.D.3d 553 (2nd Dept. 2015)

  • Mendoza v. Fordham-Bedford Hous. Corp., 139 A.D.3d 578 (1st Dept. 2016)

  • Wilk v. Columbia Univ., 150 A.D.3d 502 (1st Dept. 2017) 

  • Assevero v. Hamilton & Church Properties, LLC., 154 A.D.3d 728 (2nd Dept. 2017)