Larry Cary

Larry Cary

Partner practicing labor law at Cary Kane LLP
  • Business Law
  • New York
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Larry Cary is a Founding Member of Cary Kane LLP. He has practiced labor, employment and employee benefits law for nearly 25 years. He has been involved with the American labor movement for over 35 years. Prior to co-founding the firm, Mr. Cary was the senior partner in the labor department of Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, PC., where he represented unions and benefit plans for 17 years. He also previously served as in-house general counsel to the Amalgamated Service and Allied Industries Joint Board, ACTWU, and its benefit plans. Before attending law school, Mr. Cary was an organizer for Local 3, United Storeworkers, RWDSU, a research assistant in a Multi-Employer Welfare Plan, and the development specialist in charge of starting-up the Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University.

Mr. Cary is an Adjunct in the labor liberal arts extension certificate program of Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, where he has taught labor, employment and employee benefits law for over 20 years. Previously, Mr. Cary was an Assistant Professor for Hofstra University where he taught labor law, union administration, contract administration, collective bargaining, political science and public administration. Mr. Cary also taught at the Labor College, Empire State, SUNY, in the Local 3, IBEW, electrical apprentice associates degree program.

For nearly 25 years Mr. Cary has served as counsel or co-counsel to multi-employer pension, annuity, profit sharing, welfare, vacation and legal services plans in the private sector. He has also served as counsel to union-administered welfare, legal services and education funds in the public sector in New York City. On behalf of unions, Mr. Cary negotiates collective bargaining agreements, arbitrates disciplinary and contract interpretation disputes, deals with internal union matters and advises on anti-corporate campaigns. He has handled matters before a wide variety of administrative agencies, including the NLRB, NMB, PERB, OCB, OATH, IRS, DOL, INS, EEOC, NYS Division of Human Rights and NYS Departments of Health, Education and Labor. He has represented or counseled clients in the following industries: trucking, warehousing, municipal and voluntary hospitals, nursing homes, the postal service, defense contracting, building service, newspaper, retail, manufacturing, clothing, laundry and linen supply, maritime, airline, private and public sector education, bakery, grocery and produce, over the road freight, and government.

He is licensed to practice law in the State of New York. He litigates in both New York and Federal courts and is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Seventh Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Mr. Cary is active in a number of organizations. He has served since 1983 as a member of the advisory board of the Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, which is an internationally-respected labor history archives. He is the Treasurer of the Workers Defense League, Inc., which provides free representation to claimants at unemployment compensation insurance hearings in New York City. He serves pro bono as counsel to the New York Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, which is the leading organization in New York City promoting safe and healthful workplaces. For ten years he was the President of the Cornell University Adjunct Faculty Federation, Local 4228, NYSUT, AFT, and a delegate to the New York City Central Labor Council. Mr. Cary served on the Executive Board of the New York Labor History Association for ten years and was its President in 1985-1986. As a result of his efforts, in 1986 Governor Mario M. Cuomo proclaimed May to be "Labor History Month" in New York State.

He is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, the Federal Bar Council, the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Association of Benefit Administrators. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Alumni Foundation of Brooklyn Technical High School, having graduated from Tech, where he majored in chemistry. The Alumni Foundation is currently undertaking a $21 million fund raising campaign for Tech. He graduated from Brooklyn College, with a major in history and a minor in economics. He received a Masters of Public Administration from New York University where his studies concentrated on health policy, planning and administration. He earned his law degree at Brooklyn Law School. He recently earned a Certificate in Employee Benefits Law from Georgetown University's Law Center.

Practice Area
  • Business Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Cary Kane LLP
Current
Education
Georgetown University Law Center
Employee Benefits Law
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Brooklyn Law School
J.D. (1983)
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Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
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Professional Associations
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
Member
Current
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Association of Benefit Administrators
Member
Current
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Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Advisory Board
Member
Current
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Workers Defense League
Treasurer
Current
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Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation, Inc.
President
Current
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New York State Bar # 1920610
Member
- Current
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Certifications
Employee Benefits Law
Georgetown University Law Center
Websites & Blogs
Website
Cary Kane LLP
Contact & Map
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1350 Broadway #1400
New York, NY 10018
USA
Telephone: (212) 868-6300