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Walter M. Kane

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in New York, NY

Cary Kane LLP
1350 Broadway, Suite 1400
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-871-0534
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1999
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employee, Employee Benefits
Attorney Profile

Having been involved in the labor movement for decades, Walter M. Kane has a keen insight into the employment-related issues people face. He is a founding partner of Cary Kane LLP, where he serves clients in New York including labor unions and multiemployer and employee benefit plans.

In 1995, Mr. Kane received a Bachelor of Arts in history from Baruch College. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School in 1999. Located in New York, Mr. Kane practices before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Kane served first as an organizer and later as a business agent for a local labor union. He also has experience as a commercial truck driver, which gives him a keen awareness of what people in the trucking and warehousing worlds face. Today, he represents clients who have interests in a number of industries. He provides counsel on internal union disputes, anti-corporation campaigns, contract disputes and collective bargaining agreements.

Active in the legal community, Mr. Kane is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations Lawyers Coordinating Committee.

Outside his practice, Mr. Kane provides pro bono legal services for the Irish American Labor Coalition. He also co-founded the Joint Association of Boxers, which seeks to unionize boxers.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 50%Employee Benefits
Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Labor Law


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2022

About Walter M. Kane

First Admitted: 1999, New York

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Educational Background

  • Baruch College of the City University of New York, B.A., Major: History, 1995

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Office of Collective Bargaining
  • Co-founder, JAB, the Joint Association of Boxers
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • New York City Health and Hospital Corporation's Personnel Review Board
  • Assistant Director, Irish American Labor Coalition for Human Rights in Northern Ireland
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • Pro Bono Counsel for the Irish American Labor Coalition

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State of New York, 1999
  • Member, New York City Bar Association
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2000
  • Member, AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
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Office Location for Walter M. Kane

1350 Broadway
Suite 1400
New York, NY 10018

Phone: 212-871-0534

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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