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Kenneth M. Alweis

Updated: June 10th, 2021 | Syracuse | Lawyer List K | Goldberg Segalla LLP | Construction, Product Liability,

Address: 5786 Widewaters Parkway, syracuse, NY, 13214
Law Firm: Goldberg Segalla LLP
Phone: 315-413-5410
Fax: 518-413-5401
Website: http://www.goldbergsegalla.com

First Year of Call
Areas of PracticeProduct Liability, Construction
DescriptionKenneth M. Alweis is co-chair of the firm’s Business and Commercial practice and a key partner in the firm’s Construction and Retail and Hospitality groups. A senior trial attorney at the firm, Ken has more than 30 years of experience in state and federal court and has represented some of the country’s largest contractors, construction managers, shopping center developers, owners, and retailers in construction and commercial disputes, New York Labor Law (Scaffold Law) matters, negligent security and liability claims, tenant litigation, and land use and zoning disputes. Ken draws on extensive experience in commercial and class action litigation, employment law, product liability, and catastrophic injury litigation.Ken is a court-approved mediator and neutral. He is frequently retained privately and through judicially sanctioned programs to mediate a wide variety of cases including personal injury actions, construction disputes, business disputes and dissolutions, property damage, and fire loss claims.Experience HighlightsConstructionKen is a leader in the firm’s Construction practice group. His practice includes both litigation, trials, and appeals-involving commercial disputes, real estate matters, premises liability and security claims, tenant disputes, land use and zoning, and New York Labor Law-as well as sophisticated dispute avoidance and risk-management counsel.Retail, Hospitality, and DevelopmentKen is also a leader in the Retail and Hospitality practice group, a team of attorneys that provides innovative and creative legal and consulting solutions to help clients avoid disputes, manage risks, and litigate matters whenever necessary. His experience allows him to assist clients in terms of lease and construction contract preparation and drafting, indemnification and insurance consulting, risk management, and land use permitting and application. Ken and this team have created a niche in these areas that few law firms in the nation can match for its level of sophistication and dedicated focus. As the dynamics of the retail environment are ever-changing, Ken builds on his experience to stay at the forefront of the latest issues that are unique to the retail and development industries.Product LiabilityKen regularly represents manufacturers of industrial and consumer products in state and federal court and has defended many personal injury, property damage, and fire cases involving alleged manufacturing and design defects and warning claims.Employment and LaborKen has represented employers in all types of employment-related litigation in state and federal courts as well as in arbitration on matters involving harassment, employment discrimination, civil rights claims, and breach of contract. Honors & AwardsMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV PreeminentBest Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2018-21Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel EditionUpstate New York Super Lawyers, 2008-20Pro Bono Service Award – United States District Court for the Northern District of New York Training and CertificationsDepartment of Labor OSHA-30 Construction Training Department of Labor OSHA-10 Construction Training Certified Mediator, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 1998- present Community InvolvementZoning Board of Appeals, Town of Dewitt Publications & EventsPublicationsEditor, USLAW Network’s Retail Compendium of Law, 2014 Author, A Guide to the Unwary: Construction Manager Liability Under New York Labor Law Section 240(1), Progress! Under Construction, November 2013 Co-Author, Private Property or Public Forum? How the Occupy Movement Implicates Free Speech and Property Rights in Retail Spaces, USLAW, Spring/Summer 2012 Author, Risk Management in the Field of ˜Green’ Construction, Central New York Business Journal, April 2008 Author, Legal Pitfalls for Joint Employers, Plain Vanilla Shell, February 2008 Co-Author, Guide to New York Commercial Eviction, October 2007 Co-Author, Store Owner’s Rights When Faced with Shoplifting: A State by State Review, April 2007 Contributing Author, Construction Site Personal Injury Litigation – New York Labor Law Sections 200, 240(1) and 241(6), New York State Bar Association, 2006 PresentationsPresenter, Scaffold Law and Accident Investigation, Construction Legislative Agenda Update, Buffalo, NY, January 16, 2020 Co-Presenter, Conducting a Rapid Response Accident Investigation – Considerations for Counsel and Safety Professionals, Annual Genesee Valley and Finger Lakes Region EH&S Professional Development Conference, Rochester, NY, December 5, 2018 Presenter, Construction Site Accidents: Law and Insurance, Brown & Brown Lunch and Learn, June 19, 2018 Moderator, Common Problems Arising with Commercial leases, USLAW 2016 and 2017 Chairperson and Speaker, Labor Law Claims, Coverage and Litigation, New York State Bar Association, 2016 Chair Labor Law Claims, Coverage and Litigation, New York State Bar Association CLE, Syracuse, NY, December 15, 2016 Presenter, Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises, New York State Surety Bond Assistance Program, February 24, 2015 Presenter, Top Ten Additional Insured Considerations, IRMI Construction Risk Seminar, San Diego, CA, November 2013 Presenter, Risk Management Conference, Syracuse, New York, June 18, 2013 Presenter, NY Construction Site Accident Update: Labor Law Section 240, Indemnity Agreements and Insurance, Associated Builders and Contractors, October 2011 Presenter, Contract Drafting for Construction Projects, Cazenovia College, April 2011 Presenter, Bed Bugs: Will They Really Eat our Brand Name, USLAW Network, Spring Conference, Phoenix, AZ, March 2011 Panelist, Landlord/Tenant Gumbo – Spice is Nice but Can You Take the Heat, USLAW Network, Spring 2010 Conference, Miami, FL, March 2010 Chairman and Moderator, Strictly Retail, Defense Research Institute (DRI), Chicago, IL, March 2010 Moderator, Retail Decisions and Verdicts, USLAW Network Spring Conference, Charleston, SC, March 2009 Presenter, Get the Green Edge: How to Underwrite and Insure ˜Green’ Exposures & Grow Your Book, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of NY, Inc., Capital Event, February 2009 Presenter, Construction Site Accidents – The Trial of a Labor Law Case, New York State Bar Association, November 2008 Speaker, Products Liability: An Overview, Central New York CPCU Society, November 2008 Panelist, Responding to the Catastrophic Mass Injury Claim: Avoid Adding to the Catastrophe, USLAW Network, Fall Conference, Las Vegas, September 2008 Presenter, Construction Site Accidents Under NY Labor Law, Syracuse Claims Association, May 2008 Lecturer, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED): Claim Avoidance, Brown and Brown Empire State, Spring and Fall 2007-2008 Moderator/Presenter, Just When You Thought it Was Safe to Go Shopping: Retail and Shopping Center Security Issues, USLAW Network, Fall Conference, Washington, D.C., October 2007 Moderator, Update on Trucking Litigation and Claims, New York State Bar Association, 2006 Presenter, Litigation Management: Controlling and Recovering Costs, ICSC Law Conference, Florida, 2006 Presenter, Fundamentals of Insurance Coverage and Indemnification, ICSC Law Conference, Arizona, October 2005 Presenter, Proving and Defending Damages at Trial: Effective Trial Techniques for Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s Counsel, New York State Bar Association, May 2005 Presenter, Products Liability Post-Kuhmo Tire, New York State Bar Association, 1999 Presenter, Major Litigation Issues Confronting Municipalities and Landowners, New York State Bar Association, 1996 Presenter, Premises Liability and Construction Work Site Accidents, New York State Bar Association, 1995 Presenter, Coverage Issues and Applications-1994, New York State Bar Association, 1994 WebinarsContracts and COVID-19: Navigating Contract Terms Impacted by the Pandemic and Demystifying Loan Forgiveness Under the CARES Act (Co-Presenter), GS Webinar Series, June 4, 2020 Co-Presenter, Overview of New Safety Training Requirements for NYC Construction, GS Construction Webinar, March 15, 2018 Recent Insights Super Lawyers Honors 68 of Goldberg Segalla’s Upstate New York Attorneys in 2020 August 24, 2020 Fifty-One Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for 2021 August 20, 2020 Hotel Not Liable for Celebrity’s Fall from Jacuzzi January 3, 2020 The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Names Thomas P. Bernier and Patrick B. Naylon Lawyers of the Year, Lists 37 Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Nationwide August 15, 2019 Super Lawyers Honors Nearly Two-Thirds of Goldberg Segalla’s Upstate New York Attorneys August 13, 2019 Sixty-One Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Featured in 2018 Upstate New York Super Lawyers August 13, 2018

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