Joanne handles disability accessibility compliance matters including claims under city (NYCHRL), state (NYSHRL) and federal law (Title III of the ADA, Fair Housing Act). In this context, she represents property owners and managers of public accommodations and housing, as well as Board of Managers of condominiums and cooperatives, interior designers, and website owners. Joanne counsels her clients in the employment and accessibility context on the appropriate preventative, corrective and remedial measures to take.
Joanne also devotes much of her practice to defending professionals, including attorneys, design professionals, insurance agents/brokers, and directors and officers, against errors and omissions claims in civil proceedings brought in state and federal courts. She also represents businesses and management in commercial disputes involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud.
Joanne’s litigation background also includes copyright and trademark infringement, right of publicity, defamation, and unfair competition claims. In addition, she has appellate experience at the state and federal level .
Joanne received her B.A. from Wellesley College before going on to earn her juris doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.
•Goldberg Segalla Intensifies Growth in Manhattan
March 26, 2013
•Co-Author, “Enforceability of a Personal Jurisdiction/Forum Selection Clause Against an Employee’s New Employer in a Non-Compete Dispute,” American Bar Association Professionals’, Officers’, and Directors’ Liability Newsletter , Summer 2014
•American Bar Association
•New York State Bar Association
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