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Marc Gann to Be Honored at Nassau County Bar Association’s 2016 We Care Golf and Tennis Classic on Monday, July 25th

Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry Founding Partner Marc Gann, a past president of the Nassau County Bar Association, will be honored at the Nassau County Bar Association’s 21st Annual WE CARE Golf and Tennis Classic being held on Monday, July 25th. The 2016 WE CARE Golf and Tennis Classic will be held at both the […]

“Banning The Box” on College Applications

Move to “Ban the Box” in Higher Education, including SUNY Schools, Continues to Gain Ground The move to encourage colleges nationwide, including those in New York, to re-evaluate questions pertaining to an applicant’s criminal history continues to gain ground – with recent developments and media attention shedding some much-needed light on this important issue. With […]

Rick Collins to Serve as Program Co-Chair at Spring Meeting of the NY State Bar Association Criminal Justice Section from May 21 – 22

Rick Collins will be serving in the role of program co-chair at the upcoming Spring Meeting of the New York State Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, taking place this year from May 21st through May 22nd at the Montauk Yacht Club in Montauk. Rick, a member of the Executive Committee of the NYSBA’s Criminal Justice […]

Hofstra Law Mock Trial Team, Coached by Partner Gerard McCloskey, Wins Tiffany Cup at 2016 National Trial Competition

Team Named Number One Ranking Team in their Region in Prestigious National Competition Held in Dallas A Hofstra Law School mock trial team coached by Gerard McCloskey, a partner at Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry and adjunct professor at Hofstra Law School, has recently returned from the Texas Young Lawyers National Trial Competition in Dallas […]

Rick Collins, Marc Gann and the Hon. Bob McDonald to Serve as Distinguished Faculty at NYSBA Young Lawyers Section Trial Academy this Week

Program at Cornell Law School Brings Together Leading Litigators, Advocates and Judges from New York… and Brings Together Three Original Firm Founding Partners Firm partners Rick Collins and Marc Gann will once again be serving as distinguished faculty for the New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Trial Academy held at Cornell Law School […]

New Jersey Moves Forward in Further Easing Path for Expungement of Criminal Records, While Status of Criminal Record Sealing in New York Remains at a Standstill

While we continue to wait for action surrounding the sealing of criminal records in New York, this month the State of New Jersey made further advances in helping ex-offenders move forward with their lives.  NJ Governor Chris Christie has just signed Bill A206 into law — significantly reducing the time that some ex-offenders have to […]

CGM&B Partner Marc Gann and Associate Zeena Abdi Serve as Defense Counsel in High Profile, Precedent-Setting Case

Trial of James Ryan Begins, with Experts Noting that This Unique Case will Test the Limits of Criminal Liability, and Set a Precedent for Criminal Blame and DWI Cases Last week, the high profile trial of James Ryan began in Mineola – with founding partner Marc Gann and firm associate Zeena Abdi providing defense counsel […]

Our Firm’s Continued Growth … and the Launch of Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry

We are excited to introduce the next phase of our law firm – as today we announce the expansion of the firm that we co-founded more than 25 years ago. As our fellow Founding Partner Bob McDonald has officially taken on the role of Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, we are beginning […]

Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry PLLC Honors Bob McDonald at Holiday Party

Colleagues and Friends Celebrate 25 Years at Collins, McDonald & Gann as Bob Prepares for New Role as NY State Supreme Court Justice Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry PLLC joined with longtime colleagues and friends of the firm last night at their annual holiday party – which also celebrated Founding Partner Bob McDonald’s election as […]

Understanding the Implications of the Jared Fogle Child Pornography Case

Former Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle was recently sentenced to more than 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to a variety of crimes involving the sexual exploitation of minors. Fogle admitted to intentionally setting up paid sexual encounters with minors across state lines in New York hotels, a federal crime. He also admitted to possessing […]


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