The Chanin Building, 122 East 42nd Street, Suite 725, New York, New York 10168



what our clients say about us


  • A company made an error in how they sold me my long-term disability insurance policy and they offered me a lump sum settlement. I did not fully understand the offer

    Physician–New York
  • My claim was denied by my insurance company. My medical condition wasn’t understood by my physicians. My first attorney gave me terrible advice. My family faced financial ruin without the

    Physician – New York
  • After practicing law for many years, it became clear that the multitude of my illnesses were preventing me from being effective as a lawyer. I had no experience with long-term

    Lawyer — New York
  • As former president and chief executive officer of a large, publicly traded company, I understand the need to hire good attorneys. When an illness prevented me from continuing to work

    CEO — tri-state region
  • Before choosing Schwartz law I was overwhelmed and confused about the whole LTD process and wanted to make sure I wasn’t making any wrong decisions for me and my family.

    Telecommunications Manager

What We Do

Insurance Claims & Litigation

There are a variety of ways in which a long-term disability insurance claim can be settled or resolved in a permanent fashion.

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Business Litigation

Years ago, disabled individuals filled out their own claim forms and then hoped for the best. Before the entire disability insurance industry was in trouble.

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Bad Faith

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) usually governs most long-term disability claims that are filed under a group policy...

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Our Team

As one of the firms founding partners, he is known as a highly skilled litigator and strategist in various areas of the law. He is the leader of the firm’s Insurance Litigation, Claims & Consulting Group and Business & Complex Litigation Group.
Michail is a seasoned insurance lawyer and litigator and ERISA practioner. He is a key member in the firm’s Insurance Litigation, Claims & Consulting Group and is Director of our disability claims management services group.
Trial Partner
Matthew is a seasoned trial lawyer, having successfully tried many civil and criminal matters. He has helped numerous clients prosecute and defend complex business, healthcare, insurance recovery and real property matters.

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Latest Blog

Insurance Company’s Lowball Strategy Backfires

If a case against an insurance company has merit, the question isn’t whether the company will pay, but rather when? And how much? Grand Reserve of Columbus LLC, v. Property

Be Careful When Filling Out Your Long-Term Disability Forms

The information you put on your long-term disability claim forms and monthly progress reports are all material representations by you to your insurance company—and must be factual!  A recent case

AIG Can’t Avoid Covering World Trade Center Victims

Most people are aware that there are a lot of insurance coverage disputes surrounding the events of September 11, 2001. What might be surprising is that the courts are still


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Manhattan Offices

The Chanin Building, 122 East 42nd Street, Suite 725, New York, New York 10168

Toll Free: (800) 745-1755
Phone: (212) 608-5445

Garden City Office

666 Old Country Road, Ninth Floor, Garden City, New York 11530

Toll Free: (800) 745-1755
Phone: (516) 745-1122
Fax: (516) 745-0844