Berke-Weiss Law PLLC
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About

Common Sense Solutions

What we do

Berke-Weiss Law PLLC provides employees and employers with the tools they need to resolve workplace issues. Laurie Berke-Weiss, principal of Berke-Weiss Law PLLC, is an established and highly regarded New York City attorney with over 30 years’ experience representing both employees and employers.  Berke-Weiss Law PLLC handles a full range of employment and labor law issues, providing advice and counsel, negotiation and mediation services, as well as litigation in state court, federal court, and before governmental agencies.  The firm’s clients include businesses, professional practices, non-profit organizations, as well as executives and professionals from a wide range of industries and backgrounds.

The firm’s representation of both employers and employees is unique, and affords an understanding of both sides of the issue, promoting a practical and effective analysis of our clients’ needs.

 

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Attorneys

 
 
Laurie Berke-Weiss

PRINCIPAL

Laurie Berke-Weiss

Laurie Berke-Weiss focuses her practice on all aspects of employment law. Corporations, non-profits, local businesses, lawyers, physicians, executives, architects, and teachers number among her clients. Ms. Berke-Weiss has over 30 years’ experience in state and federal litigation, arbitration and mediation. She litigates claims of sex harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination, Family Medical Leave Act and pregnancy issues, and non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenants in federal and state courts and before government agencies. Ms. Berke-Weiss also negotiates employment contracts and severance agreements, handles partnership issues, provides advice and counsel on workplace policies and procedures, and conducts workplace investigations.

Ms. Berke-Weiss frequently lectures and writes on employment discrimination, law practice management and legal ethics issues. Click here to see a list of her speaking engagements and publications. Ms. Berke-Weiss can be reached by email at laurie@berkeweisslaw.com.

 

Education

FORDHAM LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
M.A., Industrial and Labor Relations

CORNELL UNIVERSITY
B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations

Activities & Affiliations

  • New York City Bar Association, Chair, Advisory Committee of the New Lawyer Institute
  • Cornell University President's Council of Cornell Women, Sustaining Member
  • New York Women's Bar Association Foundation, Director
  • Fordham Law School Alumni Association, Vice President
  • New York Women's Bar Association, Past President

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
 
 

 
 
 
Alex Berke

ASSOCIATE

Alex Berke

Alex Berke provides advice and counsel regarding health insurance and COBRA eligibility for employees and employers. She also brings her knowledge of navigating the health insurance system to doctors’ offices, insurance brokers and disease advocacy groups to optimize revenue cycle management and improve individuals’ access to medical care. Alex is spearheading our Pregnancy Project, providing pregnant women and families with the necessary tools to exercise their rights during and after pregnancy. Alex recently published an article about using consumer protections to get insurance companies to pay bills in the New York State Bar Health Law Journal. Learn more about Alex's speaking engagements and publications here. Alex can be reached by email at alex@berkeweisslaw.com.

 

Education

FORDHAM LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor (cum laude)

CORNELL UNIVERSITY
B.A., Government

Activities & Affiliations

  • Fordham Law School, Stein Scholars Alumni Advisory Board, Member
  • New York State Bar Association Health Law Committee, Member
  • Community Healthcare Network Young Professionals Advisory Council, Member

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York

 
Barbara Israel

OF COUNSEL

Barbara Israel

Barbara Israel concentrates on corporate law, business transactions, and commercial real estate, with special expertise in dealing with the business concerns of medical professionals and institutions. Ms. Israel is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey, and is a frequent lecturer on a variety of legal and financial topics.

 

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Education

COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)

RUTGERS COLLEGE
B.A., History (Phi Beta Kappa)


 

OF COUNSEL

Ina A. Plotsky

Ina A. Plotsky concentrates on labor and employment law, with special expertise in working with clients to enhance the managerial skills of their management team. She has designed and taught best practices training programs for supervisors and managers both as an in-house employment relations professional and as an outside legal consultant. Ms. Plotsky is admitted to practice law in New York.

    Bar Admissions

    • New York

    Education

    BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
    Juris Doctor 

    CORNELL UNIVERSITY
    B.S., Industrial & Labor Relations

     
     
     

    Staff


     
     
    Rosa Aliberti

    LAW CLERK

    Rosa Aliberti

    Rosa Aliberti started working as a paralegal with Laurie Berke-Weiss in 2008, and recently completed her law degree from the evening division of St. John’s University School of Law.  Rosa has worked on diverse labor and employment law matters, including wage and hour cases; workplace investigations; severance, employment, and non-compete agreements; has drafted and responded to discrimination complaints before government agencies, including the U.S. EEOC and NYS Division of Human Rights; and, has assisted in federal and state court litigations. Learn more about Rosa's speaking engagements and publications here. Rosa can be reached by email at rosa@berkeweisslaw.com.

     

    Education

    ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
    Juris Doctor

    IONA COLLEGE
    B.A., History (magna cum laude)

    Activities & Affiliations

    • New York Women’s Bar Association, Member
    • St. John’s School of Law Alumni Association, Young Alumni Section, Member