Zabell & Collotta, P.C. Staff

Saul Zabell

Saul-ZabellSaul D. Zabell is a principal and founding partner in the law firm of Zabell & Collotta, P.C. Located at One Corporate Drive, Suite 103 Bohemia New York. Saul has dedicated his career to practicing law in the areas of labor and employment law, including employment discrimination and harassment issues, wrongful termination, personnel policy review and development, employee discharge and discipline, employment contracts, restrictive covenants and trade secrets, Executive compensation structuring, labor relations, collective bargaining, union/management issues, and wage and hour compliance.

Mr. Zabell graduated from New York Law School after graduating from the State University of New York at Albany.

Mr. Zabell practices in a variety of labor and employment related areas of the law including the National Labor Relations Act, the Federal Railway Labor Act, State and Federal Wage/Hour Laws, COBRA, IRCA, Laws against Discrimination, FMLA, ERISA and the ADA. In addition to traditional labor and employment laws, Mr. Zabell has represented clients under the Federal False Claims Act, otherwise known as Federal Whistle-Blower Law or Qui-Tam Law. He has negotiated collective bargaining agreements and individual employment agreements, as well as advised and represented employers in hundreds of grievances, mediations and arbitrations.

Mr. Zabell is an experienced litigator whose practice routinely finds him advocating and litigating on behalf of his clients before various administrative tribunals, State Courts in New York, New Jersey, Illinois and Michigan, United States District Courts, the United States Court of Claims, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the National Labor Relations Board and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Zabell is admitted to practice in New York and is a member of the Nassau County, Suffolk County, and New York State Bar Associations. He is also a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association.

Cases of Interest

Mack v. Otis Elevator Co., Docket No. 02-7056 , UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT , 326 F.3d 116; 2003 U.S. App. LEXIS 6948; 173 L.R.R.M.
2779; 91 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 1009; 149 Lab. Cas. (CCH) P10,284; 84 Empl. Prac. Dec.
(CCH) P41,422, January 3, 2003, Final Submission, April 11, 2003, Decided, As Amended May
8, 2003. US Supreme Court certiorari denied by Otis Elevator Co. v. Mack, 2003 U.S. LEXIS
8366 (U.S., Nov. 17, 2003)

Patterson v. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., 01 Civ. 7513 (LMM) , UNITED STATES DISTRICT
94 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 1034; 34 Employee Benefits Cas. (BNA) 1051, August 26,
2004, Decided, August 26, 2004, Filed

Astudillo v. US News & World Report, 02 Civ. 7902 (WHP) , UNITED STATES DISTRICT
9 Wage & Hour Cas. 2d (BNA) 1738, September 17, 2004, Decided, Reconsideration denied by
Astudillo v. U.S. News & World Report, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92 (S.D.N.Y., Jan. 6, 2005)

Canino v. County of Suffolk, No. 03-7280, UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR
THE SECOND CIRCUIT , 81 Fed. Appx. 379; 2003 U.S. App. LEXIS 23808, November 21,
2003, Decided

Hansen v. Danish Tourist Bd., CV 00-1419 (ADS), UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR
THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, 147 F. Supp. 2d 142; 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS
6858; 85 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 1606; 81 Empl. Prac. Dec. (CCH) P40,858, May 19,
2001, Decided


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Assocation


  • New York State
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Supreme Court

Areas of Practice

  • Labor
  • Employment
  • Benefits/ERISA Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Railway Labor Act
  • Hotel Law
  • Non-Profit Law
  • Federal False Claims Act (Qui Tam)
  • Human Resources lectures and training

Community Involvement

  • 2006 Long Island Top 40 Under 40
  • Sayville Kiwanis Club, Treasurer
  • Coalition against Child Abuse and Neglect, Committee member
  • Clubhouse of Suffolk, Committee member
  • MacArthur Business Alliance, Past President
  • Volunteer Parent Educational Advocate for Parents of Children With Down Syndrome

Christopher K. Collotta

Mr. Collotta is a principal in the law firm of Zabell & Collotta, P.C. Mr. Collotta’s practice is limited to the areas of labor and employment law.

Mr. Collotta graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 2000 and graduated from the University of Delaware in 1996.

Mr. Collotta has litigated countless matters in federal, state, local, and appellate courts, as well as administrative forums from case inception through trial and appeal. Mr. Collotta regularly counsels management clients on various issues including, but not limited to: ERISA and other employee benefits, FMLA, Immigration and Naturalization, ADA, ADEA, Title VII, OWBPA, National Labor Relations Act, New York State and New York City Human Rights Laws, the FLSA and New York Labor Law. Mr. Collotta has conducted numerous employer investigations into allegations of unlawful workplace discrimination, wage and hour violations, and OSHA safety concerns.

Mr. Collotta works in conjunction with corporate in-house counsel and human resources staff in connection with employee personnel decisions including, but not limited to, employee hire, discipline, suspension, and termination. Mr. Collotta drafts and implements EEOC Affirmative Action Plans, employee handbooks, and policy manuals. In addition, Mr. Collotta delivers presentations to various networking groups, clients and civic organizations on issues involving workplace discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour issues.

Mr. Collotta is admitted to practice in the State of New York and in the Eastern District of New York. Mr. Collotta is a member of the New York State, Suffolk County and Federal Bar Associations.


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association


  • New York State
  • Eastern District of New York

Areas of Practice

  • Labor
  • Employment
  • Benefits/ERISA
  • Non-profit
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Non-Profit Law
  • OSHA

Community Involvement

  • Mattituck Chamber of Commerce
  • Bayport-Blue Point Chamber of Commerce

Ryan M. Eden

Ryan M. Eden, a senior associate attorney with Zabell & Collotta, P.C., focuses his practice in all aspects of labor and employment law. Mr. Eden is experienced representing clients in federal and state wage-and-hour class actions, discrimination suits, workplace harassment, retaliation and whistle blower claims. Mr. Eden regularly provides advice and counsel to both small and large businesses regarding employment policies and practices. Mr. Eden has handled claims under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, the New York City Human Rights Law, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York State Labor Law.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Eden was an associate attorney at a New York law firm, where he represented clients in matters involving civil rights, retaliation, whistle blowing, and wage-and-hour disputes.

Mr. Eden is a graduate of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, where he served as the Research Editor to Volume 32 of the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal.


  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • State of New York
  • Eastern District of New York

Areas of Practice

  • Labor
  • Employment
  • Benefits/ERISA
  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction

Community Involvement

  • BNI – Meadow’s Edge Chapter

Anthony Masciana

Mr. Masciana is an associate attorney with the firm and his practice is focused on litigation as well as providing advice and counsel to our clients regarding employment policies, practices, and compliance with federal and state regulations. Mr. Masciana’s area of practice includes discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and federal and state wage-and-hour class action claims, and he is known by his peers to be a hardworking and zealous advocate for his clients.

Mr. Masciana is a graduate of the St. John’s University School of Law and the first member of his family to be admitted to the practice of law. While in law school, Mr. Masciana was a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence, and a member of the St. John’s Criminal Defense Clinic where he vigorously defended his clients as a student advocate for the Queen’s County Legal Aid Society. Mr. Masciana was also a member of the Frank S. Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute where he participated in multiple regional and national trial advocacy competitions and received several awards for his advocacy.

Prior to law school, Mr. Masciana obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History from the State University of New York at Old Westbury.

Daniel Friedman

Daniel Friedman graduated from SUNY Binghamton in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy, and Law, where he was captain of the Policy Debate Team, a top-10 debate program in the nation, from 2013-2015. Daniel received his Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University, Maurice A. Deane School of Law in 2021, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society competition team and was Managing Editor from 2020-2021. Daniel has a background in corporate transactional law, with a specialization in Mergers & Acquisitions and Cannabis Law, in addition to his labor & employment experience with the Firm. Daniel has also presented at interdisciplinary academic conferences, including most recently at Binghamton University’s 2024 Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders Conference, where he presented as part of a four-person panel on issues relating to international political relations theory. As a member of the firm, Daniel has worked on a variety of labor and employment issues arising in both transactional and litigation matters. Daniel has helped advise on governing internal corporate policies to EEOC and New York State Division of Human Rights position statements. Additionally, he has assisted with motion practice pertinent to a variety of New York Labor Law, FLSA and other relevant rules and statutes, as well as National Labor Relations Board-related matters.

Robert Kohlus

Robert Kohlus graduated from Mount Saint Mary College in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Robert received his Juris Doctor from Western New England University, S. Prestley Blake School of Law in 2023, where he was Treasurer of the Health Law Association from 2022-2023. In addition to his Law and Business background, Robert also works in Long Island’s wine industry and additional interests include health, fitness, and exercise.

Paralegals & Administrative Staff

Carly McEvoy

Carly McEvoy is a Paralegal at Zabell & Collotta, P.C. Her role involves supporting the Firm’s attorneys by preparing and overseeing documentation related to cases involving employment discrimination, wage disputes, and civil rights violations. Ms. McEvoy graduated from University of Massachusetts Amherst in May 2023 with two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Legal Studies and Sociology. Prior to her employment with Zabell & Collotta, P.C., she interned at UMass’ Student Legal Services Office, where she worked as a legal assistant supporting the staff attorneys. Ms. McEvoy will be attending New York Law School beginning in Fall 2024.

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor is a Paralegal at Zabell & Collotta, P.C. He aids the Firm’s lawyers in organizing and handling documents pertaining to employment discrimination, wage and hour issues, and civil rights lawsuits. Mr. Taylor graduated from St. Joseph’s University cum laude with a B.A. in Criminal Justice with a focus on Law and Justice. He plans to return to school in the near future to earn a Master of Education degree to become a teacher.

Christian O’Toole

Christian O’Toole is a Paralegal at Zabell & Collotta, P.C. He assists the Firm’s attorneys with preparing and managing documents for employment discrimination, wage and hour, and civil rights cases. Mr. O’Toole graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a concentration in Literature. Prior to his employment with Zabell & Collotta, P.C., he worked in the staffing industry as a recruiter for alternative asset managers. Mr. O’Toole plans to attend law school in the near future.