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New York, NY 10020

Kathy Ciesielka - Administrative Assistant
T: 484.344.5325
Natalie E. Stetler - Paralegal
T: 484.344.5331

Vince has over twenty years’ experience in litigation, having served as national coordinating counsel for Fortune 500 companies in nationwide and cross-border, industry-wide and individual matters through trial and appeal in federal and state courts. He presents seminars and publishes articles on a range of litigation and transactional topics.

Professional Experience

Vince headed his previous firm’s appellate practice, comprised of complex litigation matters for various commercial, construction, maritime and transportation clients. He also coordinated trial and settlement strategies, supervising partners and associates to preserve consistent client mission.


J.D., 1993, New York Law School

B.S., 1989, CUNY Baccalaureate Program

Primary Practice Areas

Construction Defect


Complex Litigation


Contribution  Subrogation


Crisis Management




Medical Malpractice


Professional Liability


Long Term Care


Information Security 


Managed Care


Retail & Hospitality


Security Liability


Social Services


Third Party Coverage


Travel Tourism

Additional Practice Areas
  • Appellate Practice
  • Industry-Wide Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Mass Torts
  • Toxic Torts
  • Drug, Medical Device and Chemicals Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Transportation
  • Lottery Prize and Structured Settlement Annuity Transfers
  • Security
Representative Matters

Rabon-Willimack v. Robert Mondavi Corp., 73 A.D.3d 1007 (2nd Dept. 2010) Summary judgment affirmed on product liability matter involving an allegedly defective wine bottle; court held manufacturer had no duty to warn of another product’s known defects

Meyer v. Alex Lyon & Son Sales Managers & Auctioneers, Inc., 67 A.D.3d 547 (1st Dept. 2009) Manufacturer and seller of telescoping boom lift held not liable for collapse where proximate cause of accident was purchaser’s own disregard of repair company's representation that lift was unsafe and not certified for use

John Galliano, S.A. v. Stallion, Inc., 15 N.Y.3d 75 (2010) Appeal (and subsequent U.S. Supreme Court Writ of Certiorari) seeking to reverse French default judgment on Constitutional grounds

Costello v. Costello Shea & Gaffney, LLP, 93 A.D.3d 684 (2nd Dept. 2012) The terms “capital account” and “capital interest” in a partnership agreement held to have different meanings, and thus deceased partner’s “capital account” held not forfeited when “capital interest” was surrendered

Bar Memberships & Court Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern & Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Professional Affiliations and Professional Organizations
  • Adjunct Professor of Appellate Advocacy, Persuasion, and Legal Writing and Reasoning at New York Law School (2000 - 2011)
  • Lecturer, Marino Legal (2012 - present)
  • New York City Bar Association (Member, Tort Litigation Committee)
  • New York State Bar Association
Recognitions and Honors

Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Trial Advocacy

Speaking Engagements and Published Works

American Bar Association – The International Lawyer, 2000 - present, Annual Year-in-Review contributions on Extraterritorial Application of United States Law and Personal Jurisdiction

Mealey’s Litigation Reports – Various 1998 - 2001 Lead Exposure Does Not Make a Lead Poisoning Case The Pervasive Presence of Lead

Law Journel Seminars Press Juarez v. Wavecrest: A Defense Counsel’s Interpretation

National Association of Settlement Providers – November 2011 Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems: Ensuring Approval of New York Settlement Transfer Agreements

Charitable & Civic Involvement and Personal Interests

President, American-Italian Coalition of Organizations, Inc. (

Board Chairperson, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (

Vice President, Dyker Heights Athletic Association (