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About Samuel

Samuel Vulcano has been with the firm since 1979 and serves as Managing Partner. He specializes in the representation of architects, engineers, and surveyors in all matters including defense of claims, disputes during projects and contract negotiation and drafting. He has been named Professional Liability Defense Lawyer of the Year for 2014 by Best Lawyers. Mr. Vulcano's expertise also covers construction law, trust and estate related litigation, insurance coverage issues, catastrophic injury cases and a variety of other complex litigation. He also serves as a mediator and arbitrator. He is admitted to practice before all New York State courts, U.S. District Court for the Northern and Western Districts of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is a member of the Onondaga County, Erie County, New York State and American bar associations. He is a graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and College of Law (summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Justinian Law Society). Named a "Best Lawyer in America" in the field of professional liability, he was also selected a Super Lawyer in the field of professional liability for the magazine, Super Lawyers, a distinction based on peer recognition and professional achievement. He has served on the New York State American Institute of Architects Risk Management Committee and is a member New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has been a speaker and moderator at the national "Invited Attorneys Meeting" for design professionals and their counsel, and also leads seminars for design professionals including sessions accredited by the American Institute of Architects. He is a frequent contributor to the firm's publication series, whose articles include: Sometimes the Shot Clock is Your Best Defense: Understand Statutes of Limitations and Reduce Risk; Write Your Own Ticket Using Limitation of Liability Clauses to Reduce Risk; Mediate like a Butterfly, Arbitrate like a Bee; Understanding Underinsurance: A Simple, Inexpensive Step to Take today to Protect Your Business and Family; Condo Projects Pose Unique Risks: How to Minimize Your Potential Exposure; Look Before You Leap: Understand the New 2007 AIA Form Agreements BEFORE You Use Them (for Builder Architect Magazine); and Your Constitutional Right to a "Bad Deal" (for Builder Architect Magazine). Mr. Vulcano is a member and accredited speaker for the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a member of the CenterState CEO and serves on the Board of the Museum of Science and Technology. He has taught as an adjunct professor at Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management and is an affiliate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

school Education

Syracuse University
BA - Bachelor of Arts
- 1974

Syracuse University College of Law
JD - Juris Doctor
- 1979

bookmark Awards

Lawyer of the Year-Professional Malpractice Law Defendants
Best Lawyers
2014
Super Lawyer-Professional Liability
Super Lawyers
2013
Best Lawyer-Professional Malpractice Law Defendants
Best Lawyers
2013

group Associations

Continuing Education Provider
American Institute of Architects
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CenterState CEO
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Museum of Science and Technology
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American Society of Engineers
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Onondaga County Bar Association
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Erie County Bar Association
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New York State Bar Association
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American Bar Association
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New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
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import_contacts Published Works

Condo Projects
www.sugarmanlaw.com
Understanding Underinsurance: A simple, inexpensive step to take today to protect your business and family
www.sugarmanlaw.com
Your Constitutional Right to a Bad Deal
Builder Architect Magazine
Mediate Like a Butterfly, Arbitrate Like a Bee
Builder Architect Magazine
Write Your Own Ticket: Using Limitation of Liability Clauses to Reduce Risk
Builder Architect Magazine
Look Before You Leap: Understand the new 2007 AIA form Agreement BEFORE you use them
Builder Architect Magazine
Sometimes the Shot Clock is your Best Defense: Understand Statutes of Limitations and Reduce Risk
Builder Architect Magazine
Taking Advantage of the Pre-Claim Assistance Provision in your Professional Liability Policy
www.sugarmanlaw.com
Final Jeopardy: 3 Wrong Answers for Design Professional Contracts
www.sugarmanlaw.com
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