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For the 10th Consecutive Year, Our Original Firm’s Founding Partners Serve as Distinguished Faculty at NYSBA Young Lawyers Section Trial Academy

– Rick Collins, Marc Gann and the Hon. Bob McDonald to Present at Cornell Law School – For the tenth year in a row, the Founding Partners of the original firm of Collins, McDonald & Gann will be headed to Cornell Law School to serve as Distinguished Faculty at the upcoming New York State Bar […]

Criminal Record Sealing Initiatives Continue to Move Forward Nationwide

– With Criminal Record Sealing Still Underutilized Throughout the Country, California is the First State in the Country to Introduce a New Bill Calling for Automatic Record Sealing – Although deserving ex-offenders now have the ability to seal their criminal records in many states throughout the country – including in New York, where criminal record […]

Less Than 1% of Ex-Offenders Have Taken Advantage of New Sealing Law

NY Daily News Article Highlights That Hundreds of Thousands of Eligible Applicants Can Benefit from Criminal Record Sealing in New York According to the latest data, there are 600,000 individuals in New York who are eligible to have their criminal records sealed – yet surprisingly, less than 1% of those eligible have taken advantage of […]

First Step Act: Criminal Justice Reform Bill Signed into Law

President Donald Trump has signed a landmark piece of criminal justice reform legislation called the First Step Act. The President tweeted, “Congress just passed the Criminal Justice Reform Bill known as the #FirstStepAct. Congratulations! This is a great bi-partisan achievement for everybody. When both parties work together we can keep our Country safer. A wonderful thing […]

FDA Targets 465 Websites that Illegally Sell Prescription Drugs

What You Need to Know About This Latest FDA Regulatory Action … and Immediate Steps to Take if You’ve Been Issued a Warning Letter The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent warning letters to “seven different online networks that were operating a total of 465 websites offering misbranded and unapproved drugs to U.S. Customers.” […]

Rick Collins Makes Headlines Again with Groundbreaking Sealing Law, Featured in Metro NY

Metro NY Story Highlights CGMB’s Role in Bringing Awareness to the Importance of Criminal Record Sealing Law in New York Tens of thousands of New Yorkers are eligible to finally have their criminal records sealed — but only 349 of them have taken advantage of the law since going into effect in October 7, 2017. The Metro NY piece highlights […]

What You Should Know About Rick Collins Before Hiring Him

Criminal defense lawyers hopefully never experience the criminal justice system firsthand. But we spend a lot of time in it, shepherding clients through stormy seas; serving as a defender and an advocate but sometimes as a counselor, a sounding board for venting, and an understanding ear. When a case is concluded, we often get expressions […]

Conviction Tossed in Precedent-Setting DWI Case of CGMB Client

– Marc Gann, Defense Attorney for James Ryan in LI Case Surrounding Criminal Liability, Succeeds in Having State Appeals Court Throw out His Client’s Manslaughter Conviction – Marc Gann, defense attorney for James Ryan in the precedent-setting Long Island DWI case surrounding the issue of criminal liability in the death of Nassau County police officer Joseph Olivieri, has […]

Gerard McCloskey Featured in Long Island Business News Article Addressing March Madness and the Law

Each year, March Madness sweeps through the country – bringing with it countless hours of strategizing, office conversations and the quest to build the perfect bracket in the NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball tournament. Throughout the month of March, you can’t help but get caught up in the excitement of what has become one of […]

President Trump Declares April 2018 “Second Chance Month”

– Month Offers Opportunities to Spread Awareness of, and Advocate for, the Importance of Criminal Record Sealing – President Trump has declared April 2018 as Second Chance Month. The President stated, “During Second Chance Month, our Nation emphasizes the need to prevent crime on our streets, to respect the rule of law by prosecuting individuals […]

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