Skilled Labor Law Attorneys Working for You in New York and New Jersey
Relationships are extremely important in the area of labor law. The bottom-line issues, after all, involve people.
Attorney Matthew Persanis has established and cultivated those types of relationships for his entire career. He worked for a labor union before graduating from law school, handling grievances, arbitrations and negotiations for AFL-CIO affiliate Local 32E, the 8,000-member Service Employees International Union. Connections he formed then have lasted to this day, and relationships like them with other union and management personnel are invaluable to achieving positive outcomes in his cases.
Working in the best interests of clients, regardless which side
Mr. Persanis is in an excellent position to represent both employers and labor unions with conviction and even-handedness. He has excellent, long-term relationships with many union officials in all five boroughs of New York, Westchester County, Nassau County and northeast New Jersey. He has earned their respect and that of employers, which is essential if either side is going to listen to his clients' points of view and positions.
He also represents many employer associations, including a labor counsel to the Building and Realty Institute, Contractors Association, Painting Contractors Associations, Council of Managing Agents, and Co-op and Condo Council, which together comprise over 1,000 companies.
These clients are typically concerned with collective bargaining agreements or other union-related matters such as staffing, terminating an employee or having an employee do work not included in a contract.
As a lawyer he has been involved in a multitude of negotiations, arbitrations and mediations. He has been a mediator himself but usually represents one of the parties involved in mediation procedures. He knows what will work and be acceptable to both sides in these processes.
Litigation without hesitation
Complementing Mr. Persanis' skill in arbitration and mediation is attorney Barbara Curtis' excellence as a litigator. If negotiation fails and a lawsuit is filed, she brings her experience and skill to state or federal courts, litigating with passion and purpose for Elefante & Persanis clients.
Call Elefante & Persanis for a consultation
Whether you are a union or part of management, put the labor law experience of Elefante & Persanis to work for you. Contact them for a consultation on your case, and take the first steps toward a successful outcome.
Elefante & Persanis, LLP
141 Hillside Place
Eastchester, New York 10709