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New York, NY 10005
72 Eagle Rock Avenue
Suite 350, P.O. Box 438
East Hanover, NJ 07936


Premises and Security Liability

PremiseSince 1971 the attorneys of Garrity, Graham, Murphy, Garofalo & Flinn attorneys have provided specialized representation of premises owners and professional security providers in states such as California, New Jersey and New York.

Our firm has extensive expertise in all aspects of insurance coverage disputes and/or defense litigation arising out of premises ownership, whether it be residential homes, apartments, condominiums or townhomes, business, industrial and commercial properties, supermarkets, large retail operations, warehouse operations, department stores, supermarkets, gas stations, motels, hotels, land owners/lessors, and shopping mall management. In addition, we have provided counsel and legal representation to various municipal and private professional security providers. Our firm includes members of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Defense Research Institute, International Association of Defense Counsel and the Federation of Corporate Counsel-with committee membership in security and premises litigation. We actively participate in ongoing continuing legal education related to premises liability and security matters.

General premises issues range from handling the simple slip and fall case to handling complex disputes related to land owners/lessors' liability for criminal acts of third parties on their premises and sick building syndrome cases. In many instances, our premises liability unit's expertise interfaces with a variety of other disciplines including environmental, employment and labor and medical issues related to such claims.

With regard to security matters, we have extensive experience representing property owners, municipalities and professional security management firms in a variety of settings and venues. Our representation includes local and state police departments or municipal entities, as well as private security companies, with regard to claims or suits arising out of the provision of professional security services.

Our unique composition of insurance and reinsurance coverage experts, risk management professionals and trial attorneys allows us to handle complex multi-party disputes involving complex vertical and horizontal insurance coverage issues as well as complex indemnification and defense contracts or agreements-which routinely find their way into premises and security lawsuits.

At Garrity, Graham, Murphy, Garofalo & Flinn we provide our clients with ongoing legal and risk management newsletters providing property owners and managers, and security companies, with the information necessary in order to survive in our evolving and complex post September 11th world. In addition to litigation and risk management, we also encourage our clients to reach out for assistance in a variety of premises and security fields including media mix and planning, retailer development and tenant retention, landlord/tenant disputes and/or negotiations, peripheral land, adaptive re-use of space, security-based construction and planning, surveillance and right-to-privacy claims, and safety and security management and supervision.

We work with a variety of claims and risk managers, general counsels, certified shopping center managers, professional security providers, certified marketing directors, certified leasing specialists, senior level CSMs and CMDs, accredited shopping center managers, accredited marketing directors, landlords, premises owners and business operators. We also broker communications between domestic and international underwriters and program developers and our individual premises owners/operators and security professionals.



The law offices of Garrity, Graham, Murphy, Garofalo & Flinn provide legal services throughout the State of New Jersey including Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Union, Middlesex and Passaic counties. Our attorneys specialize in the areas of Automobile Defense Litigation, Construction Law, Corporate Defense, Employment-Related Practices, Environmental Law, Toxic Tort and Multi-District Litigation, Estates and Trusts, Family Law and Divorce, Healthcare Malpractice, Hospital Professional Liability, Insurance and Reinsurance Coverage and Litigation, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device, Premises and Security Liability, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Real Estate and Transportation Law