Firm News

Paying Tribute to Mark Jay Epstein

We celebrate the life and mourn the passing of our dear friend and partner, Mark Epstein. Mark suddenly passed away on June 11, 2020.  He was a fixture at Pazer Epstein Jaffe & Fein, PC, for twenty-six years and was the engine that kept the firm running at all times. Mark was an incredibly devoted… (keep reading)

Michael Jaffe Presented at New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA)

Michael Jaffe moderated and presented at a New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) two-part CLE on the labor law, commonly referred to as the scaffold law, focused on construction worker safety and rights.  The course focused on litigation of construction site accidents from commencement through trial with Michael presenting an overview of Labor Law… (keep reading)

NEW NY Car Seat Law: What Parents Need To Know

New York parents are now legally required to leave their children in rear-facing car seats until at least two-years-old. According to news reports, the new statewide child safety seat law that went into effect on November 1, 2019, aims to reduce the number of child road fatalities by enforcing stricter regulations. This law is the first… (keep reading)

Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein Have 4 Partners Honored by Super Lawyer

Our team at Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein P.C. is thrilled to announce that all four partners of the firm have been recognized as 2019 Super Lawyers. Partners Mark Jay Epstein, Michael Jaffe, and Matthew Fein have been named 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers, and Partner Eugene Gozenput was listed as a Super Lawyers… (keep reading)

National Work Zone Awareness Week

The arrival of Spring marks the busy season in the construction industry. Workers and work sites will be popping up all over New York City, repairing as many streets, highways, and bridges as they can get to before the next winter season begins. Unfortunately, highway work zones can prove to be extremely dangerous for both… (keep reading)

OSHA Injury Reporting

There are approximately 4,500,000 occupational injuries reported every year. As shocking as this statistic may appear, this number is most likely even higher. Underreported injuries in the workplace may be more common than we thought, and employers could be encouraging the behavior without even realizing it.   The Inaccuracy of Injury and Illnesses Reports American… (keep reading)

Winter Construction Safety

Construction projects don’t stop just because it gets cold. Plenty of job sites are up and running all year round, fighting through all the winter weather hazards the colder season brings.   Construction Dangers In The Winter Ice, snow, and frigid temperatures can make working outside unbearable in the winter season. Much like extreme heat,… (keep reading)

Throttle E-Bike Bill

Watch out New Yorkers- all e-bikes could soon be legal! A new bill is proposing that the city remove a ban on handlebar activated e-bikes that have long been holding back delivery drivers who rely on them for business. However, some New Yorkers are fearful for the negative impacts these bikes would have on pedestrian… (keep reading)

Worker Fatigue

The American workforce is overall exhausted. The National Safety Council (NSC) reports at least 69% of employees in our country are suffering from fatigue while on the job and many of these workers are in safety-critical industries such as construction.   Fatigue: The Overlooked Construction Hazard There is no doubt that the construction industry is… (keep reading)


It’s time to ‘fall back’! This Sunday, November 4 will mark the end of Daylight Savings. As New Yorkers get ready to set their clocks back an hour, city officials are sending out their seasonal warning to be extra vigilant on the roads as motorists and pedestrians find themselves more frequently in the dark.  … (keep reading)

Medical Errors

You don’t want to distrust your doctors and nurses. Unfortunately, when it comes to your health and safety, you can’t be too careful. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, taking more than 250,000 lives every year according to a study published by John Hopkins. What’s tragic is that… (keep reading)

Be Smart About LIRR Parking Spots

According to an article published by Newsday, the LIRR counts fewer than 70,000 commuter parking spaces and more than twice that many riders on the railroad. Further, the number of available spaces at some stations is only a fraction of the number of riders who need parking, while other stations’ parking is not yet at… (keep reading)