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Author Archives: Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry PLLC

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 […]

Rick Collins and Judge Bob McDonald to Once Again Join Together as Distinguished Faculty at NYSBA Cornell Law School Program

– Original Founding Partners Rick Collins and the Hon. Bob McDonald Join with Top Legal Professionals Throughout NY for NYSBA Young Lawyers Section Trial Academy – For the ninth consecutive year, Founding Partners of the original firm of Collins, McDonald & Gann – Rick Collins and the Hon. Robert (Bob) McDonald, who now serves in […]

Gerard McCloskey Secures Not Guilty Verdict on All Counts in LI Felony Case

Important Case Brings to Light the Issue of Innocent People Being Wrongfully Accused. CGMB Partner Gerard McCloskey, a former Nassau County Assistant District Attorney who concentrates his practice in the area of criminal defense and who has developed a reputation as a skilled litigator, has recently won an important Felony case on Long Island. The […]

Rick Collins to Address Criminal Record Sealing in NY as Panelist at February 21st NYCLA Program

Rick to Present Information on New NY Sealing Law at Program Open to both Attorneys and the Public On Wednesday, February 21st, Rick Collins will be providing both fellow attorneys and the general public with the latest information about criminal record sealing in New York as part of a panel discussion and CLE Program being presented […]

Rick Collins’ on Making Sealing Law a Reality, Featured in Amsterdam News

A new law could mean a new start for New Yorkers In 1992, John (not his real name) and his friends were stopped by police while riding around in a car. The car was stolen. Everyone, including John, were arrested. He was 18 years old at the time. The infraction, the only one of his […]

Rick Collins, Marc Gann and Jay Manfre to Attend 141st Annual Meeting of the New York State Bar Association

This week, CGMB founding partners Rick Collins and Marc Gann, along with associates Phil Nash and Jay Manfre, will be attending the 141st Annual Meeting of the New York State Bar Association in Manhattan. While at the conference, Rick, Marc, Phil and Jay will be participating in key section and committee meetings, ceremonies and receptions, […]

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