Howard S. Shafer
Direct: (646) 435-9438

Howard has over 30 years of experience in the Insurance and Corporate Liability Defense field. Howard became a Partner in a small insurance and negligence defense firm after two years in practice and went on to become an Executive Committee Member of a larger firm in the field. See full bio.

Nicole M. Snyder
Partner and Managing Attorney
Direct: (646) 435-9436

Nicole M. Snyder has been working at Shafer Partners for over 5 years. Nicole has been practicing in the insurance defense field for over 15 years.

While at Shafer Partners she has successfully acquired an affidavit from our client’s employee who witnessed plaintiff’s fall in a chair, stating that the chair was not furnished, controlled or discarded by our client, illustrating that it had nothing to do with the fall. See full bio.

Delsia G. Marshall
Direct: (646) 435-9081

Delsia G. Marshall joined Shafer Partners in 2017. She attended Barnard College of Columbia University and New York University School of Law. At New York University School of Law she participated in the Urban Law Clinic. She has been litigating personal injury cases from intake to trial for over twenty years. She has lectured on topics related to lead paint poisoning litigation. See full bio.

Jedidiah M. Bernstein
Direct: (646) 435-9439

Jedidiah Bernstein defends the insureds of various insurance companies against personal injury and property damage claims. He also defends and advises common carriers, building owners, contractors, manufacturers, distributors and other companies. See full bio.

YanaiYanai Z. Siegel
Direct: (646) 862-4310

Yanai Siegel, Of Counsel to Shafer Partners since 2011, has over 19 years experience as Corporate Counsel and senior management for a regional major home appliance buying, warehousing and distribution cooperative.

Yanai’s experience in business law includes negotiating numerous joint venture and other operational relationship agreements between clients and other regional or national organizations, and negotiating large multi-party transactional contracts. He also advised his clients on corporate governance matters, and managed commercial litigation as needed. His work in commercial real estate law includes purchasing land, construction agreement negotiation, construction financing, serving as owner’s representative during construction and office fit out, and leasing large distribution warehouse facilities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Yanai also counsels clients on office and retail leases. See full bio.

Sandra Clark
Direct: (917) 398-2556

Sandra Clark has been involved in the legal field since 1993 when she was employed as a File Clark at Riker Danzig, a prominent Morristown law firm and then as a Legal Secretary for a boutique firm in Madison, New Jersey.
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Alfred A. D’Agostino, Jr.
Of Counsel
Direct: (646) 495-9091

Alfred “Al” D’Agostino is Of Counsel to Shafer Partners. Al attended the University of Michigan and the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law. He has been litigating transportation, premises, professional liability and dram shop liability cases from intake to trial for over thirty years. See full bio.