Gallo Vitucci Klar LLP is proud to introduce our new attorneys Randee Arem, Dominic Donato, Anne Marie Garcia, Peter LoPalo, Krystina Maola, Wendy Schwartz, Shanna Torgerson and William Marsala

May 31, 2018


Randee Arem concentrates her practice on the defense of commercial and residential properties against premises liability claims, as well as negligent security actions.  Over the course of her time in practice, she has represented professional sports teams and venues, amusement parks, recreational facilities, leagues and organizations, national restaurant chains and retail stores.

As an associate with the firm, Dominic Donato primarily practices in the areas of construction defect and professional liability. Before coming to Gallo Vitucci Klar, Dominic gained valuable experience practicing with a law firm specializing in professional liability defense, where he represented architects and engineers in state and federal litigation throughout New York and Connecticut.

Anne Marie Garcia has been in practice for over 15 years specializing in cases that involve transportation, motor vehicle, uninsured/underinsured motorist provisions, premises liability and construction accidents.  Prior to coming to Gallo Vitucci Klar, she was an associate with another Long Island defense firm where she obtained over 10 trial verdicts, argued many cases before the Appellate Division First and Second Department and arbitrated numerous UM/UIM cases.

Peter LoPalo has more than 15 years representing clients in the areas of automobile, premises liability, Labor Law, construction law and construction defect, liquor liability and assault/negligent security litigation. Peter represents property owners, construction contractors, restaurants, bars, catering halls and other hospitality providers, small businesses, professionals, insurance companies, third-party administrators and their insureds in a wide variety of claims in both federal and state courts in New York and New Jersey.

Krystina Maola’s practice focuses primarily in the areas of general liability and products liability/life sciences. Before joining Gallo Vitucci Klar, her practice areas included, commercial litigation, employment discrimination litigation, commercial contract transactions, and intellectual property.

Wendy Schwartz has more than 20 years of experience in insurance defense litigation. She has handled cases involving premises liability, labor law/construction accidents, automobile and general negligence. She provides her clients with a vigorous defense through the court system.

Shanna Torgerson focuses her practice in the area of liability defense. She has experience handling a broad range of matters, including products liability, labor law, construction defect, premises liability and professional liability actions. Shanna has defended owners and tenants in premises liability matters, contractual disputes and indemnification issues.

William E. Marsala has over 20 years of civil litigation experience representing insureds and self-insured in complex matters on a local, national and international basis. He represents clients in matters involving products liability, premises liability, liquor liability, catastrophic transportation, construction site accident and FELA issues in Federal and State Courts.