For more than 35 years, the Law Office of Mark Scherzer has assisted individuals with health, life, and disability insurance matters. Based in New York City, the firm’s attorneys – Mark Scherzer and A. Christopher Wieber – advise employees about their rights under employer-sponsored group benefit plans, including medical, life insurance/waiver of premium, short-term disability, and long-term disability plans. The firm also assists individual policyholders with similar matters arising under disability income policies and business overhead expense policies. The firm has significant experience with all aspects of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and New York State Insurance Law, including claim preparation guidance, administrative appeals of claim denials, and litigation of disputed claims in state and federal courts. Both Mr. Scherzer and Mr. Wieber have received an “AV Preeminent” peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Lawyer A. Christopher Wieber advocates on behalf of those seeking life, health insurance and disability benefits. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Mr. Wieber has practiced at the New York City Law Office of Mark Scherzer since 1992, where he has focused predominantly on assisting clients with short- and long-term disability claims under employer-sponsored disability plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Mr. Wieber advises employees who are considering a disability claim; provides guidance during initial claim preparation and throughout the duration of a long-term disability claim (including annual updates, Own Occ/Any Occ investigations, independent medical evaluations (IMEs), functional capacity evaluations (FCEs), and field interviews), files administrative appeals of claim denials, and litigates cases in New York federal and state courts. He has received an “AV Preeminent” peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.