Samuel C. Breslin, Esq.
Attorney and Counsellor at Law
Sam Breslin represents both individual and corporate clients in a variety of white collar and criminal matters, and works to recognize and address both criminal and civil/administrative issues before they arise. Sam represents individuals and corporate entities in investigations and formal prosecutions. He handles civil and criminal fraud investigations on both state and federal levels, with a focus on limiting publicity and long-term consequences whenever possible.
Sam has worked on pharmaceutical misbranding investigations, a variety of New York State administrative and licensing proceedings (incl. Department of Labor, State Liquor Authority, Education Department, et al). He has represented large-scale corporate clients in connection with internal investigations of employee theft and fraud, and works to address both the immediate issues as well as to prevent future incidents.
Sam also represents clients in state and local criminal matters including violations, misdemeanors and felonies in federal, state and local courts. Many criminal charges, no matter how minor, carry the risk of long-term consequences. In defending his clients, Sam strives to make his clients aware of these collateral consequences and craft a defense strategy to minimize them.
Sam handles a variety of civil and commercial matters including zoning issues, tax disputes, property acquisitions, personal injury litigation, and contract issues.
- Licensed to practice in State and Federal courts in New York and Massachusetts, as well as the U.S. District Court in Connecticut.
- White Collar Defense
- Civil Litigation
- Criminal Defense
- New York State Liquor Authority matters
- New York State agency defense and administrative law
- Municipal Litigation
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
Sam is a graduate of Tufts University and Albany Law School. He lives on a farm in Voorheesville with his family. Sam is fluent in Spanish, and was a Rotary Youth Exchange scholarship recipient. From 1999 to 2000 he lived in Ecuador. During that time, several volcanoes erupted, the national currency was eradicated, and the president was overthrown during a military coup.
Gabriella Romero - Law Clerk
Gabriella Romero is a third-year student at Albany Law School. She is Editor in Chief of the Albany Government Law Review and Director of the Immigration Assistance Project. She is also one of only a few law students selected to participate in the Pro Bono Scholars Program.
Gabriella spent her undergraduate years at Union College, during which she was an assistant to the Director of Multicultural Affairs, and in her last year, was awarded the Union College Minerva Fellowship. During her post-graduation fellowship, she spent 10 months in a coastal Ecuadorian fishing village, Estero de Plátano, developing and implementing strong, sustainable solutions to social and cultural issues.