Thursday, July 9, 2020, 12:30PM - 2:00PM

1.5 CLE Credits

This seminar has been approved for transitional & non-transitional credits.



Join Halina Radchenko,  Jeff Korek, Andrew Finkelstein, and Vito Cannavo as they co-chair this Business Interruption webinar. They have assembled an All-Star panel of  Attorneys currently handling these claims who will guide you through the “ins and outs”  for the path to coverage for Covid-19 related  business interruption claims.


First, this webinar will show you how to read and decipher dense insurance policies and what language to look out for in deciding whether a business has a valid claim for business interruption losses.


Next, panel will discuss their theories in satisfying the “direct physical loss” requirement for coverage in light of New York case law as well as how to overcome the dreaded “virus exclusion.”


The panel will also provide a macro view of what is going on around the country in terms of Business Interruption claims and developments within the Courts and Legislature.


Lastly, the panelists will teach you the “nuts and bolts” in handling a business interruption claim— including how to satisfy the policy’s notice requirements and  what language to use in answering the carrier’s requests for information.





Vito Cannavo

Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C.


A seasoned trial attorney, Vito has earned his outstanding reputation through hard work and dedication. Vito’s work ethic is confirmed by his numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in medical malpractice, premises liability, motor vehicle and firefighter -related litigation.


Andrew Finkelstein

Finkelstein & Partners, LLP

Mr. Finkelstein is the Managing Partner of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP. He has become 

a noted consumer activist through his representation of injured individuals against corporate wrongdoers and irresponsible parties. An accomplished litigator, Mr. Finkelstein has represented Plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases. He has successfully handled dozens of multi-million dollar cases.

Jeff Korek

NYSTLA Past President
Gersowitz, Libo & Korek PC

Jeff Korek is a senior trial partner at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, and Past President of NYSTLA. Since 2006, Jeff has been recognized in both Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers for personal injury and medical malpractice. In 2016, Jeff was named as Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation in New York City. Jeff was also recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice Law - P,aintiffs in the New York City area. In 2018, the Litigation Counsel of America inducted him into the Trial Lawyers Honorary Society. He is routinely described as “powerful” and “influential” by publications such as the New York Times and Crain’s New York Business.


Halina Radchenko - Moderator

Hach & Rose, LLP


Halina Radchenko is an expert in general negligence cases and a true asset to Hach & Rose, as well as the clients she serves. Prior to joining Hach & Rose, she ran her own specialized practice. It is her mission to advocate for those who were injured due to the negligence of others, ensuring that they themselves, or their families, are heard and compensated for what they have suffered.


Allan Kanner
Kanner & Whiteley

Allan Kanner founded his firm in 1981 and has since acquired a national reputation in the fields of complex litigation, environmental law, and consumer fraud. Many of his cases have become leading precedents or led to legislative and regulatory changes to better protect the public or the environment.


Salvatore Zambri

Regan Zambri Long PLLC


Salvatore Zambri is a Board-Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Nationally renowned Best Lawyers has named him "2020 Trial Lawyer of the Year" and Super Lawyers has twice named him among the "Top 10" out of more than 80,000 attorneys in the Metro area. Best Lawyers has titled Sal as "One of America's Best Lawyers"  every year since 2013. Washingtonian magazine has called him a "Big Gun" and one of "Washington's best - most honest and effective - lawyers" whose practice is dedicated exclusively to serious personal-injury cases. Sal’s expert preparation, trial skills, and personal attention to his clients have earned him these special distinctions.





This program has been approved for credit in the following jurisdiction(s):

New York State Unified Court System, CLE Board

Credit has been approved with the New York State Unified Court System, CLE Board for 1.50 Skills credits. New York State Trial Lawyers Association is an approved CLE provider with the NY State CLE Board.




Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

NYSTLI requires 24 hour prior notice to cancel seminar attendance.
No refunds will be given for later cancellations, or once the seminar begins.