He advises and litigates on a variety of employee-related laws, including the National Labor Relations Act, wage and hour laws, OSHA, Title VII, the New York State and City Human Rights Laws, ERISA, FMLA and ADA. He has negotiated collective bargaining and individual employment agreements throughout his career, advised employers in hundreds of grievance meetings and tried numerous arbitrations. Mr. Frank has conducted a multitude of in-house training programs on employment-related topics. Since the inception of this firm, Mr. Frank’s primary focus has been the representation of workers who have been terminated, face discrimination and harassment, or who have been denied their rightfully earned wages.
Mr. Frank earned his undergraduate degree from Queens College, and earned his juris doctorate from New York Law School. His passion for employment law has led to a prodigious career spanning in excess of fifty years. He has been licensed to practice in New York since 1963, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, United States Federal Court of Claims, and before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Recently, he was honored with the Golden Anniversary Award by the Suffolk County Bar Association, given to attorneys who have practiced law with honor and dignity for fifty years. He lives in Dix Hills with his wife and enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Patricia L. Boland is a shareholder with the firm and litigates cases arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Equal Pay Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, New York State Human Rights Law, New York City Human Rights Law, New York Labor Law, WARN Act, whistleblower and civil rights statutes.
Neil M. Frank is managing shareholder of Frank & Boland, P.C. Mr. Frank is an employment and labor relations generalist, and regularly practices before federal and state administrative agencies, the National Labor Relations Board, federal and state courts, and state and federal human rights agencies. He has been successful company counsel in more than 200 NLRB elections.
Mr. Myers is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Mr. Myers earned is his Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University Law School, where he graduated with honors. During law school, he interned for the Honorable Susan G. Braden of the United States Court of Federal Claims and at the General Services Administration’s Office of the Inspector General. Mr. Myers received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan where he majored in History and Classical Civilization.
While our team has a proven track record of success in negotiations and courtroom proceedings, they’re also lifelong learners who remain abreast of the latest developments in areas related to your case. When you come to Frank & Boland, P.C. expect to hit the ground running with somebody who’s already a step ahead of the game.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Boland was an Associate with a Manhattan law firm focusing on labor and employment law, ERISA matters, executive compensation, and commercial litigation. She then worked as Assistant Managing Attorney for a prominent real estate law firm before returning to her true passion - employment law.
Ms. Boland has been admitted to practice in the courts of the State of New York as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York since 2010.
Ms. Boland earned her Juris Doctorate from Touro Law School, where she graduated cum laude in 2009. During law school, she served as Research Editor for the Touro International Law Review, clerked for the Hon. Andrew G. Tarantino, Jr., and earned an award for Academic Excellence in Trial Practice. She received her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Albany, magna cum laude, where she was repeatedly named to the Dean’s List and was inducted into Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society. She is a member of the National Organization for Women – Mid-Suffolk Chapter and has presented on workplace gender issues to its members. In 2017, the Nassau County Bar Association recognized Ms. Boland as an Access to Justice Pro Bono Honoree for her volunteer service to the community. In both 2017 and 2018, Ms. Boland was named to the New York Metro Rising Stars list by Superlawyers, a distinction is afforded to only the top 2.5% of lawyers in the New York Metro Area. She lives in Huntington with her husband and two daughters.
Jennifer Calamia is an Associate with the firm and litigates cases arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act, New York Labor Law, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Calamia worked extensively as a legal intern defending the rights of undocumented immigrants and unaccompanied minors in both family and immigration court proceedings. She then went on to work as an Associate for a civil litigation firm in Garden City.
Ms. Calamia is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of New York and is pending admission to practice in the United State District Court for the Southern District of New York. Ms. Calamia earned her Juris Doctorate from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. Ms. Calamia was awarded the Deborah Sloyer Memorial Scholarship in Trial Advocacy and the Ruskin Moscou Faltischek Award for Outstanding Appellate Advocacy. She also received a Citation for Excellence in a Clinical Course for her civil rights work with the Law Reform Advocacy Clinic.
In addition to her work for the firm, Ms. Calamia now serves as an adjunct professor at her law school alma mater, where she coaches the interscholastic moot court teams. She received her undergraduate degree in Economics and English Literature from Baruch College. Ms. Calamia is also fluent in Spanish and Italian.
Matthew Farnworth is an Associate with the firm and litigates cases arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act, New York Labor Law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, the New York City Human Rights Law.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Farnworth worked for a property management firm in Long Island City, handling cases revolving around landlord-tenant law.
Mr. Farnworth is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is also awaiting admission to practice in the State of New Jersey.
Mr. Farnworth earned is his Juris Doctorate from Pace University School of Law. During law school, he interned for Riverkeeper, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of the Hudson River. Mr. Farnworth received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz where he majored in Political Science and International Relations.
Joseph Myers is an Associate with the firm and litigates cases arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act, New York Labor Law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, the New York City Human Rights Law and the WARN Act.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Myers was an Associate at a Queens employment law firm focusing on wage and hour litigation, and had worked at a Manhattan law firm where he practiced commercial litigation.