Practice Areas

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First Amendment & Media

“The security of the Nation is not at the ramparts alone.
Security also lies in the value of our free institutions. A
cantankerous press, an obstinate press, a ubiquitous
press must be suffered by those in authority in order to
preserve the even greater values of freedom of expression
and the right of the people to know.”
— U.S.D.J. Murray Gurfein in U. S. v. New York Times Co., 328 F. Supp. 324 (S.D.N.Y. 1974)

FOIA & State Public Records Requests

The Freedom of Information Act: ‘a federal regulation
obliging government agencies to release all information
they had to anyone who made application for it, except
information they had that they did not want to release.’
— Joseph Heller in Closing Time (1994)

Publishing

Books are a uniquely portable magic.
— Stephen King in On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Art

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
— Pablo Picaso

Entertainment

Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made
— George Burns

Civil Litigation

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who
has the better lawyer.
— Robert Frost