10/17/2019

FKB’S ANDREW JONES LECTURED AT THE NATIONAL GUARDIANSHIP ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Andrew Jones lectured at the National Guardianship Association’s Annual Conference in Lexington, KY. He spoke on the topic of Risk Management and E&O Insurance for Professional Fiduciaries and Guardians. The Conference was attended by approximately 500 attendees made up mostly of Professional Fiduciaries and Guardians from all over the Nation. National Guardianship Association Conference aims […]

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10/9/2019

FKB’S MICHAEL FURMAN AND SHARI SCKOLNICK OBTAIN DISMISSAL OF A LEGAL MALPRACTICE CLAIM IN SUPREME COURT, RENSSELAER COUNTY, STEMMING FROM AN ACTION FOR AN ENCROACHMENT.

FKB’ s  Michael Furman and Shari Sckolnick successfully obtained a judgment dismissing a legal malpractice complaint from Judge McGrath in Supreme Court, Rensselaer County. This legal malpractice action stemmed from a law firm’s defense and representation of plaintiffs in an action where plaintiffs’ neighbor sued plaintiffs because their building and utilities encroached onto the neighbor’s […]

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10/9/2019

Team FKB Finishes as one of the Top Fundraisers in Velocity: Columbia’s Ride to End Cancer

FKB’s Mike Furman, Andrew Jones and David Furman proudly biked 45 miles in “Velocity” on Sunday, October 6, 2019.  Velocity is Columbia University Medical Center’s outdoor cycling fundraiser for the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Velocity is a cycling event that takes you through the Hudson Valley and over the George Washington Bridge into Columbia […]

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10/3/2019

Team FKB is proud to participate in Velocity, Columbia University Medical Center’s ride to raise money for cancer research

Team FKB is proud to participate in Velocity, Columbia University Medical Center’s ride to raise money for cancer research.  Velocity is a cycling event benefiting Columbia’s Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center. With a unique route model that offers several ways to join us both on and off your bike. We are committed to the fight […]

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10/3/2019

FKB’s Mike Furman and Andrew Kowlowitz are featured speakers at the New York State Bar Association’s Risk Management 2019: Protecting Your Law Practice Program

FKB’s A. Michael Furman and Andrew Kowlowitz are featured speakers at the New York State Bar Association’s Risk Management 2019: Protecting Your Law Practice Program. Mike Furman spoke on the topic “Third-Party Liability: Interactions with others.” Andrew Kowlowitz spoke on the topic “Effective Client Relations and Resolving Attorney-Client Disputes. ” The seminars took place in New York City on […]

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09/26/2019

FKB’S TRACY S. KATZ SUCCESSFULLY OBTAINS A UNANIMOUS DECISION FROM THE NEW YORK APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT AFFIRMING A FAVORABLE MOTION TO CHANGE VENUE OF A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE FROM BRONX COUNTY TO ROCKLAND COUNTY

FKB’s Tracy S. Katz successfully obtains a unanimous decision from the New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department affirming a favorable motion to change venue of a medical malpractice case from Bronx County to Rockland County. The action involves allegations of medical malpractice leading to alleged blindness of one eye in a then 23 year […]

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09/17/2019

FKB’S A. MICHAEL FURMAN AND JASON A. KAYNE SUCCESSFULLY OBTAIN DISMISSAL OF LEGAL MALPRACTICE ACTION INVOLVING UNDERLYING CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION

FKB’s A. Michael Furman and Jason A. Kayne obtained a pre-answer dismissal of a legal malpractice action against a well-known defense firm arising from representation of a construction contractor in underlying property damage litigation The plaintiff alleged that FKB’s client negligently entered into a stipulation on the plaintiff’s behalf to indemnify the owner of a […]

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09/9/2019

FKB’S ANDREW S. KOWLOWITZ AND JASON A. KAYNE SUCCESSFULLY OBTAIN DISMISSAL OF DECLARATORY JUDGMENT ACTION AGAINST ATTORNEY ALLEGING IMPROPER WITHHOLDING OF CLIENT FUNDS IN ESCROW

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Jason A. Kayne obtained a favorable pre-answer dismissal from the New York County Supreme Court of a declaratory judgment action commenced against an attorney by his former client, seeking the disgorgement of sale proceeds from a 2005 real estate transaction that the plaintiff alleged were improperly withheld in his former […]

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08/26/2019

FKB’S RACHEL AGHASSI AND COREY M. COHEN SUCCESSFULLY OBTAIN A VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL IN LIEU OF FILING A ROBUST MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT AT THE CLOSE OF DISCOVERY IN AN ADVERSARY PROCEEDING ASSERTED AGAINST A LAW FIRM

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Corey M. Cohen successfully obtained a voluntary dismissal from the bankruptcy trustee in an adversary proceeding to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition at the close of discovery and after seeking leave to move for summary judgment pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. R. § 7056 in the in the United States Bankruptcy […]

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08/13/2019

FKB’S RACHEL AGHASSI AND ANDREW R. JONES SUCCESSFULLY OBTAIN PRE-NOTE OF ISSUE SUMMARY DISMISSAL OF NEGLIGENCE AND BREACH OF CONTRACT COUNTERCLAIMS ASSERTED AGAINST LAW FIRM

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Andrew R. Jones successfully obtained a pre-note of issue CPLR § 3212 summary judgment dismissal in the Supreme Court, New York County of negligence and breach of contract counterclaims asserted against FKB’s law firm client. This matter stems from FKB’s client’s representation of the executors of an decedent estate (“Estate”) with respect […]

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