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At O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, we offer comprehensive representation in the area of benefit collections. This includes delinquent benefit fund contributions on behalf of funds in New York City and throughout the United States, particularly those sponsored on behalf of organized labor.Our lawyers have been representing unions for more than 100 years and have extensive experience with employee benefits, including pension funds, health care funds and 401(k) retirement plans.

Protecting Your Rights From Start To Finish

This is a niche area of the law, and many firms lack the will or the resources necessary to venture into it. This can result in partial representation, where unions need multiple attorneys or firms in order to resolve the full scope of their benefits and collections issues.

At O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, we handle these issues from start to finish. In fact, your case will be managed by one partner throughout the entire proceedings, taking the time to understand your specific needs and goals. We have experience litigating these matters in state and federal courts, as well as pursuing optimum outcomes through arbitration and mediation.

Maximum Recovery Is Our Focus

In collections matters, time is money. We will act quickly to engage all parties and obtain the full benefits contributions you are owed. Contact our Manhattan office today to arrange a consultation.


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