Paul C. Steck: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Paul C. Steck

Buffalo,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Product Liability
  • Global Insurance Services
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Toxic Torts
Contact InfoTelephone: 716.566.5470
Fax: 716.566.5401
University State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., magna cum laude, 1986; The Ohio State University, M.S., cum laude, 1990
Law SchoolState University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2002
Admitted2003, New York

Professional Affilaitions

•New York State Bar Association: Environmental Law Section and Labor and Employment Law Section
•Bar Association of Erie County

BornBuffalo, New York, January 21, 1964

Paul Steck, a partner in the firm's Buffalo office, focuses his practice on insurance coverage. He provides comprehensive policy and coverage analysis and defends insurers in complex disputes involving priority of coverage, additional insured status, professional liability claims, including errors and omissions, workers' compensation and environmental coverage claims. Paul has successfully argued cases on behalf of insurers in state courts including the New York Appellate Division, Second Department. He is an editor of Goldberg Segalla's Environmental Coverage Quarterly newsletter and has written articles on topics in his areas of concentration.

Paul's experience also includes assisting two of the world's most prominent manufacturers of toys and children's products in matters involving recalls, product integrity, mandatory government reporting, and related issues in connection with the Consumer Product Safety Commission and other regulatory agencies.

Prior to obtaining his law degree, Paul worked as an environmental consultant for seven years and then as a regulatory specialist for a consumer products testing laboratory. In this capacity, he evaluated product designs and consulted on safety issues for children's products. He also consulted on the regulatory requirements for the domestic and international distribution of various consumer products.


•Goldberg Segalla Names New Partners
January 2015


•The Insurance and Reinsurance Report


•Upstate New York Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2013 (Insurance Coverage)


•Successful Appeal in a Contentious Coverage Dispute
March 29, 2011


•Super Lawyers Names Nearly Three Quarters of Goldberg Segalla's Upstate New York Attorneys
August 19, 2013


• Local Regulation of Consumer Products, Buffalo Law Journal
June 18, 2015
• NY Insurers May Benefit From Lower Disclaimer Standard, Law360
July 17, 2014
• Investing in Death Creates Judicial and Regulatory Issues, DRI For the Defense
July 2011
• Lung Disease from Microwave Popcorn Flavoring? Searching for Kernels of truth in the Litigation Maize, For the Defense, Defense Research Institute
November, 2008
• Product Recalls Stir Public Sentiment, USLAW Magazine
Spring/Summer, 2008


•Co-Author, “ Local Regulation of Consumer Products, ” Buffalo Law Journal, June 18, 2015
•Presenter, Insurance Coverage Update 2015, NYSBA, May 15, 2015
•Co-Author, “NY Insurers May Benefit From Lower Disclaimer Standard, ” Law360, July 17, 2014
•Co-Author, “Investing in Death Creates Judicial and Regulatory Issues, ” DRI, For the Defense, July 2011
•Co-Author, “Lung Disease From Microwave Popcorn Flavoring? Searching for Kernels of Truth in the Litigation 'Maize', ” For the Defense, Defense Research Institute, November 2008
•Co-Author, “Product Recalls Stir Public Sentiment, ” USLAW Magazine, Spring/Summer 2008


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Stay Granted on Closely Watched Law Banning "Toxic" Children's Products
Aaron J. Aisen,Cheryl A. Possenti,Paul C. Steck, May 29, 2015
Manufacturers of children’s products and children’s apparel are able to breathe a little more easily, at least for now, after a federal judge granted a stay on a law banning the sale of products containing any amount of a select list of chemicals in Albany County, New York. Set to...

DOJ and CPSC File Rare Civil Penalty Lawsuit Against Retailer Alleging Misrepresentation of Status and Late Reporting 
Aaron J. Aisen,Cheryl A. Possenti,Paul C. Steck, May 14, 2015
In a rare move, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have filed a lawsuit seeking civil penalties against Michaels Stores Inc., and its subsidiary, Michaels Stores Procurement Co. Inc., one of the largest arts and crafts retailers in the United States....

District Court Deems Plant Contamination “Direct Physical Loss”
Ronald D. Puhala,Paul C. Steck, February 9, 2015
This commercial property coverage dispute involved a determination of whether the release of ammonia gas at a juice cup manufacturing plant constituted a “direct physical loss of or damage to” the policyholder’s property. As background, during the startup of a new manufacturing...
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Paul C. Steck

665 Main Street, Suite 400
BuffaloNY 14203-1425


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