02/11/2019

FKB raises over $300,000 for Cycle for Survival – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Fundraiser

FKB celebrated its eighth year taking part in Cycle for Survival, on February 9, 2019, raising nearly $18,000 this year for rare cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP is proud to have raised over $300,000 for Cycle for Survival – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Fundraiser during its participation […]

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01/29/2019

FURMAN KORNFELD & BRENNAN LLP is pleased to announce that Rachel Aghassi and Peter Lucas will become partners and John Gizunterman has been named Of Counsel of the Firm, effective December 19, 2018

RACHEL AGHASSI, based in the Firm’s New York office, is a member of FKB’s legal malpractice and professional liability groups and has spear-headed FKB’s growing cyber-liability practice.  For almost five years, Ms. Aghassi has worked tirelessly on behalf of FKB clients and has produced numerous victories and achievements, both at the trial and appellate level. Ms. […]

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01/23/2019

FKB’s A. Michael Furman and Spencer A. Richards successfully obtain a CPLR §3211 pre-answer dismissal of a legal malpractice claim commenced in New York Supreme Court, New York County, arising from a private equity fund manager’s guilty plea to grand larceny of $9.3 million dollars in investor funds

In this matter, FKB’s client was retained by the plaintiff to represent him in a criminal proceeding arising from the plaintiff’s money laundering scheme used to misappropriate  $9.3 million dollars through a network of shell companies, entities, and accounts that were under the plaintiff’s control.  Against all odds, FKB’s client negotiated with New York prosecutors […]

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01/17/2019

FKB’S ANDREW TOBMAN OBTAINS VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE

FKB’s Andrew Tobman obtains a voluntary dismissal with prejudice in a case alleging a failure to diagnose a distal radius fracture.  The dismissal was achieved prior to producing the defendant (a spine surgeon) for a deposition.  Andrew’s strategy was to file for summary judgment and include inconsistent testimony obtained while deposing the plaintiff; as well […]

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01/15/2019

FKB’s A. Michael Furman, Rachel Aghassi, and Spencer A. Richards successfully obtain a unanimous affirmation of a CPLR §3211 pre-answer dismissal in New York’s Appellate Division First Department on January 3, 2019

FKB’s A. Michael Furman, Rachel Aghassi, and Spencer A. Richards successfully obtain a decision from the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, First Judicial Department affirming a CPLR §3211 pre-answer dismissal in an action asserting legal malpractice related to a $1.5 million dollar real estate transaction for the purchase of hotel condominium units in Canada […]

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