STATE BAR ASSOCIATION CO-SPONSORS SUPERSTORM SANDY
SEMINAR FEATURING ATTORNEYS FROM NEW ORLEANS
The New York State Bar Association is co-sponsoring a three-hour seminar
and workshop on December 18 in Manhattan to address issues related to
The event will feature two New Orleans attorneys with professional
experience assisting clients in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina,
Rita and Gustav, as well as a New York attorney experienced in storms
that have recently hit New York.
The program will be held from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, at the
MetLife Building, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, 19th Floor, Manhattan.
Topics are expected to include FEMA claims, flood and wind claims, and
the National Flood Insurance Program.
The program is co-sponsored by the New York State Bar Association,
the Southern District of New York Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
(FBA), the Eastern District of New York Chapter of the Federal Bar
Association and the Network of Bar Leaders. It is being underwritten by
the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Federal
Litigation Section of the Federal Bar Association.
Philip A. Wellner of Hudson and New York City (Law Office of Philip
A. Wellner) is a solo practitioner in upstate New York specializing in
civil and criminal litigation. He provided legal assistance to
homeowners affected by Hurricanes Irene and Lee in 2011. He also was
personally affected by those hurricanes, as he suffered damage to his
home in Greene County.
Eric R. Nowak of New Orleans (Harrell & Nowak) is president of
the New Orleans Chapter of the FBA. Mr. Nowak and his firm, Harrell
& Nowak, handled hundreds of insurance lawsuits and claims for
businesses and individuals after Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and
Soren E. Gisleson of New Orleans (Herman, Herman & Katz) is a
director of the New Orleans Chapter of the FBA. Mr. Gisleson tried
and/or litigated hundreds of flood, homeowners and commercial claims
from Hurricane Katrina. He prosecuted class actions, represented
the state of Louisiana, and lectured extensively on flood and wind