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McLaughlin & Stern Announces the Firm Will Represent More than 175 Victims of the Massive Fire in Sunnyside, Queens in December

Wed 7 February 2024 News & Press

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 – New York, NY – McLaughlin & Stern, LLP, one of the top regional law firms in New York State, with a leading class action practice, today announces it has been retained by a class of over 175 occupants of the building located at 47th Avenue near 43rd Street in Sunnyside which suffered a tragic and devastating fire in December, just days before Christmas.

Brett Gallaway, who handles the firm’s class action practice and Nelson E. Canter who heads the firm’s Insurance Subrogation Group, will bring decades of expertise together, along with other members of the firm who concentrate on rent control and rent stabilization issues, to provide the best team possible to protect the victims’ interests.

“We hope to expeditiously resolve each claim of our clients so that they can get their lives back together after this tragic and devastating fire rendered them homeless through no fault of their own” said Nelson Canter.

About McLaughlin & Stern

McLaughlin & Stern, established in 1898, is one of New York’s most distinguished law firms. The firm provides a diverse range of sophisticated legal services to businesses and individuals and has particular expertise in corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, hedge funds, corporate finance, litigation and alternative dispute resolution, employment law, trusts and estates, real estate, intellectual property, bankruptcy and reorganization, tax, family and matrimonial law, health care law, art law, environmental law, maritime law, international law, and other private client matters. 

For more information about McLaughlin & Stern and their legal services, please visit their website at


Josh Vlasto