Stacey Tranchina

Stacey Tranchina has been of counsel to the firm since September, 1999, when she resigned from the New York Maritime Law firm of Bigham Englar Jones & Houston after the birth of her first child. [Stacey took the path into maritime waters naturally, following her father, Sam V. Tranchina, who for many years headed the Ocean Marine Department of the Great American Insurance Company.]  Immediately upon her graduation from Fordham University School of Law in 1988 where she received the Moore-McCormack Award in Admiralty, Don Jr. hired Stacey to work with him in the Marine and Environmental Insurance and Reinsurance department at Bigham Englar .  Stacey holds the distinction of establishing nationwide precedent in the field of maritime products liability with her summary judgment victory in Karshan v. Mattituck Inlet Marina and Shipyard, 785 F. Supp. 363 (E.D.N.Y. 1992), which is the seminal case on this subject.  She co-authored an article on ocean cargo insurance with Don Jr. which was published at 66 Tulane Law Review, 371 (1991), and which continues to be a primary source of reference for courts to this day.  As an active member of Martime Law Association, Stacey authored/edited annotations of various Ocean Cargo and Protection and Indemnity policy forms.  Stacey is a very active member of the Farmingdale School District, having served on the Executive Committees of multiple PTA units, including the Special Education PTA, and also serving as a Parent Member for the Special Education Department.  She has become fluent in the law of Special Education in order to address the special educational needs of her son.  In addition to her volunteer work supporting and advocating for children, she also is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Animals and the Law, having chaired multiple subcommittees in the past, and she presently serves as the Vice Chair of the Legislative Subcommittee.  Stacey also is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association.  Stacey is admitted to practice before the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York as well as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.  Stacey handles insurance coverage and commercial litigation matters as well as probate and guardianship matters within the firm.

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