Howard G. Estock

Of Counsel

Howard G. Estock is of Counsel with Clifton Budd & DeMaria, LLP. He has developed special expertise in labor negotiations, OSHA and executive employment matters. Mr. Estock has handled negotiations with all major unions both as chief spokesman and advisor to management teams in addition to rendering day-to-day advice on union relation matters. He has extensive experience with employment litigation in federal and state courts as well as proceedings before the NLRB, the EEOC, OSHA and other administrative agencies. Mr. Estock has handled numerous cases in labor arbitration and the negotiation of executive employment and compensation arrangements.

Mr. Estock has successfully defended hundreds of civil rights and employment related claims. He guided an acute-care hospital through negotiations and litigation in the largest nurses’ strike in New York State history; he has negotiated a number of agreements with unions allowing employers to avoid bankruptcy and to successfully emerge from Chapter 11 proceedings. In Administrative tribunals, Mr. Estock has settled numerous OSHA citations and has developed a reputation of reducing fines and avoiding findings of "Willful" or "Repeat" violations of occupational safety laws.

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