Andre A. Brochetelli

Counsel

Andre A. Brochetelli

Admissions

New York

United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Education

State University of New York at Stony Brook

B.A. Political Science, 1996

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Huntington, New York

J.D., 2000.

Memberships

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

New York State Bar Association

New York American Inn of Court

Andre A. Brochetelli is an attorney at French & Casey, LLP in New York City. His practice is devoted to commercial and general liability matters including premises liability, labor law, insurance coverage, subrogation, contract review, property damage and professional and products liability.

Prior to joining the firm, Andre defended the interests of both a national and global insurance and financial services company and served as National Coordinating Counsel for a chain of retail markets.

Mr. Brochetelli’s practice emphasizes making effective risk management decisions with a sensitivity to the client’s needs and budget. This includes assessing contractual risk and corporate policies and procedures to manage and deter litigation.

Mr. Brochetelli regularly mentors new lawyers and is an active member of the New York American Inn of Court, an organization dedicated to professionalism, mentoring and the debate of cutting edge legal issues.

His reported appellate cases include: Martinez v. National Amusements, Inc., 50 A.D.3d 302, 855 N.Y.S.2d 82 (1st Dep't 2008); and Alfonseca v. Van-Tag Construction Corp., 39 A.D.3d 266, 833 N.Y.S.2d 458 (1st Dep't 2007).

Representative litigation matters:

Successfully defended a large sports and entertainment venue in an action from allegations of severe injuries that occurred on the premises.

Successfully dismissed a labor law action arising from a worker’s disabling hand injury that occurred while moving a piece of structural steel at a worksite.

Successfully defended a well-known Brooklyn Congregation in an action arising from injuries that occurred on the premises.

Successfully defended a national container company against a suit alleging the negligent placement of a container.

Successfully defended a construction company from contractual liability arising from a worksite incident.

Successfully defended a well-known New York City Hotel in an alleged theft case and obtained a favorable verdict following a non-jury trial.

Successfully resolved a high value personal injury action at mediation after obtaining beneficial social media evidence.

Successfully represented a local school board in an action arising from an altercation between two pupils on school grounds.

Successfully defended a national retail store alleged to have been negligent for snow and ice removal activities on the premises.

Successfully defended a legal malpractice action by obtaining a dismissal against the plaintiff’s former counsel.

Successfully defended a subrogation action for property damage by effectively asserting a waiver of subrogation defense.

Successfully prosecuted a subrogation action for the recovery of payments made for a property damage claim.

Successfully resolved a large property damage claim with no contribution after moving to compel information favorable to the defense.

Successfully tendered the defense of a commercial property owner pursuant to an indemnity agreement and recovered legal fees.

Successfully represented a surety company in claims arising from the theft of funds by a legal guardian.

Successfully defended a security company against claims of negligent security and contractual liability.

Successfully advised clients regarding Medicare recovery, Workers’ Compensation and release issues.

Representative transactional matters:

Representation of commercial property owners and retail tenants in various lease and license transactions, contract and risk analysis for same.

Representation of buyer and seller in purchase and sale of commercial and multifamily real estate.