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Warriors for a Cause Presents “Night on The Town” Fundraiser to Benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LlS) on April 6th

Rick Collins, a Member of the Warriors for a Cause, Joined by CGMB to Support Fundraiser Raising Money in the Fight Against Blood Cancers On April 6th, the philanthropic organization “Warriors for a Cause” will once again be presenting “A Night on the Town” — one of Long Island’s biggest and most unique annual fundraisers. […]

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

For the 8th Consecutive Year, Original Firm’s Founding Partners Join with NY’s Leading Litigators, Advocates and Judges for Program at Cornell Law School The Founding Partners of the original firm of Collins, McDonald & Gann will once again be brought together as they serve as Distinguished Faculty at the upcoming New York State Bar Association […]

Blog Addresses Staffing/Temp Worker Placement and Prior Criminal Convictions

Staffing Company Provides Insight for Employers on Benefits of Being “Felon Friendly” An Illinois-based human resource organization is encouraging employers to consider the benefits of being “felon-friendly” in filling their staffing needs – and has published a blog providing an overview of why employers should consider hiring those with a prior conviction. In the blog, […]

Rick Collins, Marc Gann and David Torreblanca Attend the 140th NY State Bar Association Annual Meeting in New York City

CGMB lawyers Rick Collins, Marc Gann and David Torreblanca attended the 140th Annual Meeting of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) last week, joining with more than 5,000 members from around the state and beyond. Held at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City, Rick, Marc and David participated in key section and […]

Missouri Expands Criminal Record Expungement While New York Lags Behind

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon recently signed into law a vast expansion of the state’s expungement law, making more people eligible to have their criminal records sealed when the law takes effect in 2018. Under the current law in Missouri, only certain convictions related to financial or property damage crimes were eligible for expungement, with a […]

Marijuana and Conditional Criminal Record Sealing in New York

As the year comes to a close and with November’s election behind us, it’s time to check in on where things stand with the push to legalize marijuana in various states across the country. Ballot initiatives seeking to legalize the recreational use of marijuana were decided on by voters in five states, with the initiatives […]

Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry Partners Named to 2016 Lists of New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Rick Collins, Marc Gann Named to this Year’s List of “NY Metro Super Lawyers” and Gerard McCloskey, David Barry Named to List of “Rising Stars” Rick Collins and Marc Gann, founding partners at the Mineola, Long Island law firm of Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry PLLC, have each been named New York Metro Super Lawyers […]

Appeals Court Overturns Federal Judge’s Expungement of “Jane Doe’s” Conviction

Court Says Federal Law Doesn’t Give Judges the Power to Expunge Convictions Unlike many states, New York doesn’t have an expungement law to give second chances to deserving Americans with past criminal convictions. Sadly, neither does the federal court system. The issue of criminal record sealing and expungement of convictions made news nationwide recently, when […]

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 […]

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