Goldberg Segalla Welcomes Matthew P. Palazzola and Derek M. Zisser
Matt, special counsel on the firm’s Workers’ Compensation team, counsels and defends clients in complex workers’ compensation matters. His experience includes participating in all stages of the litigation process — evaluating claims, negotiating settlement agreements, drafting letters of consent, and participating in depositions of medical and legal professionals — from inception through resolution, and has extensive experience in all aspects of third-party action settlements. He also draws on his experience as a trial attorney and settlement department lead for a major multinational insurer. While attending Hofstra University School of Law, Matt served as president of the school’s Sports and Entertainment Law Society and additionally as the alumni affairs coordinator of the Student Bar Association. He earned dual bachelors in Philosophy and Film and Television from Boston University.
Derek, an associate on the firm’s General Liability team, focuses his practice on matters involving all areas of tort liability, including premises liability, products liability, property damage, sports and recreation liability, construction accidents, automobile/trucking liability, dram shop liability, pharmaceutical liability, the Americans with Disabilities Act, insurance coverage, and workers’ compensation matters. He earned his bachelor’s in History from Hofstra University before going on to earn his law degree from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, where he was a founding member and vice president of the Real Estate Law Society’s Foreclosure Assistance Program. During law school, Derek also gained significant experience while working with the Honorable Ira B. Warshawsky in the Nassau County Supreme Court.