Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP is a full service law firm offering legal counsel to medical, legal and other professionals, national and international corporations, and insurance and healthcare companies.

FKB's practice is characterized by its substantial trial and appellate advocacy experience, and its tireless focus on providing innovative and cost-effective solutions for its clients.

 

FKB Firm News

August 21, 2014: FKB's Andrew R. Jones and Caroline M. Freilich obtain dismissal of a fraud and a negligent misrepresentation complaint alleging over $10M in damages against prominent attorney.
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August 1, 2014: Neil Kornfeld obtains a defense verdict in a podiatric medical malpractice action in Supreme Court, New York County. Read More »

July 28, 2014: Neil Kornfeld was a featured Speaker at the Summer Meeting of the Trial Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association. Read More »

July 22, 2014: FKBís Andrew R. Jones presented a continuing education lecture at the National Association of Patent Practitionersí Annual Conference in Alexandria, Virginia, entitled: "Best Practices: Minimizing the Risk of Malpractice." Read More »

July 10, 2014: FKB's Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Jessica C. Serrano win a Plaintiffís verdict on behalf of a law firm following a four week jury trial in New York Supreme Court, New York County. Read More »

June 18, 2014: FKB employees participated in the American Heart Association 3 mile Wall Street Run & Heart Walk Read More »

June 6, 2014: FKB employees participated in the 38th annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge 5K in Central Park. Read More »

May 22, 2014: FKB's Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Bain R. Loucks presented a CLE at the Bronx County Bar Association entitled "Risk Management Practices and Legal Malpractice Basics." Read More »

May 22, 2014: FKBís Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Lynn M. Dukette obtain dismissal of legal malpractice claim against a landlord-tenant attorney. Read More »

May 20, 2014: FKBís Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Alex T. Paradiso win dismissal of a legal malpractice action against a personal injury attorney, arising from the prosecution of a catastrophic injury to a minor claim. Read More »

May 16, 2014: FKBís Andrew S. Kowlowitz obtains a defense verdict of a legal malpractice counter-claim following a bench trial. Read More »

May 2, 2014: FKBís Andrew R. Jones and Bain R. Loucks win motion for summary judgment dismissing a $5 million legal malpractice claim. Read More »

April 29, 2014: FKBís Andrew R. Jones and Florence N. Lishansky Lectured at the 2014 Annual Professional Fiduciary Association of California (PFAC) Conference in San Diego, California. The Conference took place from April 23-26. Read More »

February 27, 2014: FKB Client Advisory by Andrew S. Kowlowitz. and Eric D. Mercurio
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January 31, 2014: FKB's Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Eric D. Mercurio win appeal in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, affirming dismissal of a legal malpractice action. Read More »

January 31, 2014: FKBís A. Michael Furman is the new Chair of the Trial Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association. Read More »

January 30, 2014: FKB's Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Bain R. Loucks presented a CLE at the Annual Meeting of the New York State Bar Association's Real Property Law Section Committee entitled "Risk Management Practices for the Landlord/Tenant Practitioner." Read More »

January 3, 2014: FKB's Mike Furman appears on Good Morning America in support of Cycle for Survival, a fundraiser for cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Read More »

December 23, 2013:FKB's Patrick J. Brennan obtains directed verdict in Nassau County Supreme Court in a legal malpractice action against a prominent plaintiff's personal injury law firm. Read More »

December 23, 2013: FKB Client Advisory by Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Bain R. Loucks Read More »

December 18, 2013: FKB Client Advisory by Andrew R. Jones, Younie J. Choi and Zachary G. Schurkman: Two Recent Decisions show New York State is Solidifying its Position as a Jurisdiction that Permits Insurers to Recoup Underlying Litigation Costs. Read More »

December 12, 2013: FKB Client Advisory by Andrew R. Jones and Evan W. Bolla: Third-Party Mortgage Purchasers Cannot Rely on Pre-Closing Documents to Establish Proper Conveyance or Recording. Read More »

December 2, 2013: FKB Accountant Malpractice Advisory: New York Courts utilize the ďTooleyĒ derivative/direct standing test to preclude claims brought by non-clients against accountants. By Andrew S. Kowlowitz
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November 14, 2013: FKBís Michael Furman and Andrew Jones and were featured speakers at the 2013 New York City Bar 10th Annual Small Law Firm Practice Management Symposium in Manhattan, New York. Read More »

October 29, 2013: FKB's Patrick J. Brennan gave a presentation at the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management annual conference in Austin, Texas. Read More »

October 18, 2013: FKB's Mike Furman was a lecturer at the New York State Bar Association CLE- ďProtecting Your Practice- Risk Management 101 for LawyersĒ in NYC.
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October 10, 2013: FKBís Andrew Jones and Izabell Lemkhen were featured speakers at the 2013 Professional Liability Defense Federation Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
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October 5, 2013: FKBís Andrew Jones cycles 50K to raise $50K for Harlem Grown.Org. Read More »

August 30, 2013: FKB's Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Alex T. Paradiso were featured columnists in the New York Law Journal. The article is entitled, "Tools for Recovery of Unpaid Legal Fees."
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August 8, 2013: FKB's Patrick J. Brennan and Daniel I. Jedell Win Post-Trial Motion to Dismiss Medical Malpractice Action. Read More »

August 8, 2013: FKB's Patrick J. Brennan won a jury verdict in favor of a pediatrician following a two week trial in Richmond Supreme Court before Justice John Fusco. Read More »

August 5, 2013: FKB's Andrew Kowlowitz and Partner Dispute Litigation team, obtains summary judgement for a matrimonial law firm and secures judgement in excess of $200,000 for unpaid legal fees. Read More »

July 25, 2013: FKBís Neil Kornfeld obtains a Defense Verdict in Supreme Court, Richmond County in a medical malpractice action. Read More »

July 29, 2013: FKB's A. Michael Furman Lectured at the 2013 Annual NYSBA Trial Lawyers Section Summer Meeting in Killarney, Ireland. The Conference took place from July 28 Ė July 31, 2013. Read More »
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July 12, 2013: FKB's Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Eric D. Mercurio obtain dismissal of a legal malpractice action brought against FKB's client in the Southern District of New York. Read More »

July 1, 2013: FKB Client Advisory: The Scope of Documents a Court may Consider Under CPLR 3211(a)(1) Two recent New York cases hold that Courts can properly dismiss legal malpractice actions, pre-discovery, based upon the "documentary evidence" of underlying pleadings, testimony, and affidavits. Read More »

June 21, 2013: FKB Professional Liability Practice Alert: New York's Highest Court rules that a liability insurer who improperly disclaims coverage and declines to defend an insured is precluded from later asserting otherwise valid indemnity coverage exclusions. Read More »

June 11, 2013: FKB's Andrew S. Kowlowitz obtains dismissal of a legal malpractice action brought against a real estate attorney in the New York County Supreme Court. Read More »

May 29, 2013: FKB Client Advisory by Andrew Jones and Evan Bolla - U.S. Supreme Court holds that State Courts may decide legal malpractice claims involving underlying patent law issues. Read More »

April 25, 2013: FKB's Andrew R. Jones and Florence N. Lishansky Lecture at the 2013 Annual Professional Fiduciary Association of California Conference in Monterey, California. Read More »

April 12, 2013: FKB Client Advisories -"The failure to disclose a conflict of interest does not transform a breach of fiduciary duty into fraud." - Appellate Division, First Department. Read More.

April 11, 2013: FKB's Neil Kornfeld moderated a roundtable discussion on Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy at the Annual CLM conference in San Antonio, Texas. The issues discussed included the history and diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, how to set a value on CRPS claims and tips on defending cases involving claims of CRPS. The panelists also included prominent insurance executives.

April 3, 2013: Patrick J Brennan and Susan Lutinger participated in the Department of Neuroscience - Neurosurgery Grand Rounds at Winthrop University Medical Center by presenting a seminar on Neurosurgical and Neurological Malpractice Issues and Defenses. Read More »

April 2, 2013: FKB's Neil Kornfeld obtains a Defense Verdict After a Five Week Trial in Supreme Court, Bronx County in a Medical Malpractice Action. Read More »

April 1, 2013: FKB's Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Younie J. Choi obtain dismissal of a legal malpractice action brought against FKB's client, a transactional attorney, in the New York County Supreme Court. Read more »

February 2013: FKB's Patrick J. Brennan and Daniel I. Jedell publish article on expert disclosure in the February 2013 issue of the NYSBA Journal. Read Here »
Reprinted with permission from: New York State Bar Association Journal, February 2013, Vol. 85, No. 2, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207.

March 2, 2013: FKB raised over $40,000 in charitable donations for "Cycle for Survival" a nationwide cancer research fundraiser for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center that was held on Saturday. Read more »

March 4, 2013: FKB Takes Leading Role in the New York State Bar Association Legal Malpractice CLE Seminar. Read more »

February 27, 2013: FKB's Andrew R. Jones obtains a unanimous defense verdict after a two-week trial in a Queens County general liability action. Read more »

February 26, 2013: FKB Wins Appeal in Legal Malpractice Action Arising from an Alleged "Forced Settlement" in an Underlying $5 Million Civil Rights Case. Read more »

February 19, 2013: FKB's Andrew S. Kowlowitz was a featured columnist in the New York Law Journal. Mr. Kowlowitz' article is titled "Preserving Statute of Limitations Defense to Legal Malpractice Claim." Read more »

January 22, 2013: FKB's Kathryn C. Collins obtains a defense verdict after a two week trial in Kings County in a medical malpractice action. Read more »

January 14, 2013: FKB's Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Joshua B. Abrams secure a summary judgment dismissal of a legal malpractice action in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. Read more »

January 2, 2013: FKB's R. Evon Idahosa and Florence N. Lishansky obtain dismissal of legal malpractice claims in Queens County. Read more »

December 21, 2012: FKB's R. Evon Idahosa and Younie J. Choi obtain dismissal of third party indemnification and contribution claims against a real estate attorney in Kings County. Read more »

December 21, 2012: FKB's Anthony Venditto obtained a defense verdict on behalf of an emergency room physician at the end of a three-week wrongful death jury trial in Bronx County Supreme Court before Justice Mary Ann Brigantti-Hughes. Read more »

December 11, 2012: FKB's R. Evon Idahosa and Alex T. Paradiso obtain dismissal of legal malpractice claim in complex multi-party action in Westchester County. Read more »

November 2012: FKB Client Advisories - How Not to Get Lost In the Singletree Forest: Avoiding Expert Preclusion Under CPLR 3101(d)(1)(i) Read more »

November 15, 2012: FKB's Andrew R. Jones and Joshua B. Abrams obtain summary judgment dismissal of a legal malpractice/underlying commercial real estate matter. Read more »

November 13, 2012: FKB's A. Michael Furman, Andrew S. Kowlowitz, and Joshua B. Abrams win an appeal in the Appellate Division, First Department, affirming the summary judgment dismissal of a legal malpractice action against a family law practitioner. Read more »

November 13, 2012: FKB's Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Alex T. Paradiso win appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit unanimously affirming the District Court's dismissal of a legal malpractice action against a high profile criminal defense attorney. Read more »

October 5, 2012: FKB's A. Michael Furman and Joshua Sandberg obtain a defense verdict after a two month trial in Orange County in a legal malpractice action against a prominent plaintiff's personal injury law firm. Read more »

October 4, 2012: FKB's Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Evan W. Bolla obtain dismissal of a complaint against an insurance agent. Read more »

September 28, 2012: FKB's Andrew S. Kowlowitz was a featured speaker at a NYSBA CLE seminar. Read more »

July 31, 2012: Neil Kornfeld lectured to 2nd year medical students on issues related to medical malpractice, informed consent, tort reform and strategies to avoid lawsuits.

July 27, 2012: Neil Kornfeld and Dara Endres obtained a defense verdict in Supreme Court, Greene County before Judge Richard Platkin. The trial involved allegations that the defendant doctor negligently performed a plantar fascia release resulting in the development of a flat foot and the need for reconstructive foot surgery to restore the plaintiff’s arch. The plaintiff underwent additional surgeries and her current treating orthopedist testified that she will most likely require additional surgery. Plaintiff also alleged lack of informed consent.

July 16, 2012: Mike Furman obtains FKB's first plaintiff's verdict in Supreme Court, New York County before Hon. Eileen Rakower, J.S.C. Read more »

June 1, 2012: FKB's Mike Furman was a featured speaker at the American Conference Institute’s Advanced Forum on LPL/Legal Malpractice Claims and Litigation in New York City. Read more »

May 3, 2012: Neil Kornfeld and Jennie Lundman obtained a defense verdict in Supreme Court, Rockland County before Judge Margaret Garvey. The trial involved allegations that the defendant doctor negligently administered an injection that resulted in a MRSA infection that required approximately 11 surgeries. Plaintiff also claimed that the defendant doctor failed to diagnose the infection.

April 27, 2012: Andrew R. Jones and Evan W. Bolla obtain pre-answer dismissal of state and federal complaints in mortgage fraud/legal malpractice action. Read more »

April 24, 2012: Neil Kornfeld lectured to 4th year medical students on issues related to medical malpractice and lack of informed consent at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.

April 24, 2012: FKB's Andrew S. Kowlowitz was a guest lecturer at New York Law School. The lecture was presented to second and third year law students, and covered topics involving legal ethics, legal malpractice concepts and trends.

April 17, 2012: Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Evan W. Bolla win appeal in the Appellate Division, Second Department affirming the dismissal of claim for legal malpractice against a Virginia-based law firm. Read more »

April 11, 2012: Neil Kornfeld and Jennie Lundman obtained a defense verdict in Supreme Court, New York County before Judge Joan Lobis in a podiatric malpractice trial. Read more »

April 03, 2012: A. Michael Furman and Izabell Lemkhen win an appeal in the Appellate Division, Second Department affirming the dismissal of a claim for legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty against a Brooklyn lawyer. Read more »

March 24, 2012: FKB's Kathryn C. Collins, participated in Fordham Law School's Thirty-Seventh Annual Kaufman Moot Court Competition as a panel judge. Read more »

March 20, 2012: FKB's A. Michael Furman and Bain R. Loucks win an appeal in the Appellate Division, Second Department dismissing Co-Defendant-Attorney's cross-claims for contribution and indemnification. Read more »

March 7, 2012: FKB recognizes the importance of mentoring our city's youth and participates in the annual Statewide High School Mock Trial Tournament. Read more »

FKB contributes four articles that were published in the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 Editions of a prominent Insurance Carrier's Risk Management series "Helping Consultants In Statistical, Mathematical, Data Mining, Data Analytics, And Business Intelligence Fields Build And Maintain A Successful Consulting Practice." Read more »

FKB's Andrew S. Kowlowitz wins appeal in the First Department, Appellate Division unanimously affirming the dismissal of claims for conflict of interest and legal malpractice. Read more »

FKB raised over $35,000 in charitable donations for "Cycle for Survival," a nationwide cancer research fundraiser for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center that was held on Saturday, February 11, 2012.
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FKB is a proud sponsor of "Cycle for Survival," a nationwide cancer research fundraiser for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center that will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2012.
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January 19, 2012: FKB's Joshua Sandberg wins a pre-answer motion to dismiss a legal malpractice claim arising from an underlying podiatric malpractice action. Read more »

January 17, 2012: FKB's Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Eric D. Mercurio win appeal in the Appellate Division, Second Department, unanimously reversing the lower court's denial of a motion to dismiss a legal malpractice action against FKB's client. Read more »

FKB's Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Izabell Lemkhen were featured columnists in the New York Law Journal. Read more »

December 22, 2011: FKB's Andew S. Kowlowitz and Eric D. Mercurio obtain dismissal of a legal malpractice action in Kings County.
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December 17, 2011: FKB's Andrew Jones participates in Street Soccer USA's annual fundraising NYC Indoor Soccer Tournament. Read more »

December 7, 2011: FKB's Jennifer Yaseen Gutterman won summary judgment in Bronx Supreme Court for Montefiore Medical Center. Read more »

December 1, 2011: Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP's Joshua Sandberg wins motion dismissing counterclaims for breach of contract, refund of overcharges for attorney's fees, and violation of Judiciary Law §487. Read more »

November 6, 2011: Congratulations to FKB's Younie Choi, Kathryn Collins and Alec Bromka, who participated in and completed the ING New York City Marathon on November 6, 2011. Special congratulations to Alec Bromka, who completed the Marathon (his first) in a remarkable 2:55 hours. We are all very proud of Younie, Kathryn and Alec for their achievements.

November 3, 2011: FKB's Neil Kornfeld was a featured speaker to medical residents and lectured on risk management. The lecture was given to residents at the Harbor Healthcare Veterans Administration Medical Center in New York City.

October 6, 2011: FKB's Mike Furman has been selected to the 2011 New York Super Lawyers List. Read more »

September 22, 2011: FKB's Michael Furman and Andrew R. Jones spoke at the September 22, 2011 NYSBA "Risk Management for Attorneys" CLE Seminar in NYC. Read more »

August 1, 2011: FKB's Mike Furman will be a featured speaker at the upcoming New York State Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section Summer Meeting in Lake Placid. Read more »

July 27, 2011: FKB's Mike Furman and Evon Idahosa obtain unanimous defense verdict in a legal malpractice action filed in Kings County Supreme Court against an NYC personal injury law firm. Read more »

July 26, 2011: FKB's Neil Kornfeld was a featured speaker to medical students and lectured on medical ethics and the art of doctoring. The lecture was given to students at The New York College of Podiatric Medicine and focused on ethical issues confronting doctors.

July 15, 2011: Dominion Insurance Services circulates an article by FKB's Andrew R. Jones and Florence N. Lishansky to all members of the National Guardianship Association. Read more »

July 11, 2011: FKB's Kathryn C. Collins obtains dismissal of action at trial in Orange County Supreme Court in a medical malpractice action against a podiatrist. Read more »