David S. Shaw


Mr. Shaw is a founding partner in the law firm Shaw, Perelson, May & Lambert, LLP, and educated at Cornell University, B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations and Albany Law School of Union University, J.D. Mr. Shaw is a Past President of the New York State Association of… Read more. 

Margo L. May


Ms. May served as a Senior Associate Counsel and Program Coordinator to the Speaker of the New York State Assembly for more than 11 years, in the areas of…Read more. 

Michael K. Lambert


After serving as trial counsel, defense counsel and as counsel for the Department of the Navy before…Read more. 

Beth L. Harris


Ms. Harris is currently serving as President of the New York State Association of School Attorneys and has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of public school district legal representation. Read more. 

Steven M. Latino


Mr. Latino has over 20 years of experience representing public and private sector employers in labor and employment matters and is a past President and current Advisory Board Member of … Read more. 

Julie M. Shaw


Prior to joining the law firm, Ms. Shaw worked for the Mayor’s Office of Labor Relations of the City of New York.  She currently serves as Chief Negotiations Spokesperson in numerous collective negotiations for school districts and… Read more. 

Lakshmi S. Mergeche


Mrs. Singh-Mergeche joined the firm as a partner in January 2023.  She provides the firm’s public-school clients with legal advice and representation on educational matters in order to facilitate the implementation of educational service in various areas of law including special education and student discipline.  Read more.


Garrett L. Silveira

Senior Associate

Mr. Silveira has more than 30 years of experience in providing general counsel services to school districts, including, but not limited to … Read more. 

Of Counsel

Marc E. Sharff

Of Counsel

Mr. Sharff represents school districts in all phases of … Read more. 

Mark C. Rushfield

Of Counsel

Mr. Rushfield has been actively engaged in the practice of law in both the private and public sectors for over 40 years. Read more. 

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Ira S. Levy

Of Counsel

Mr. Levy has focused his practice on representing school districts and municipalities in all phases of tax certiorari proceedings. Read more. 

John E. Osborn

Of Counsel

Our firm maintains an Of Counsel relationship with Osborn, P.C., one of the top construction law firms in New York City, allowing us to offer expert counsel in the areas of construction law, environmental law and commercial litigation at our hourly rates.Read more.