02/15/2024

FKB’S ANDREW KOWLOWITZ AND ASHER KEST SUCESSFULLY OBTAIN SUMMARY JUDGMENT ON RARE DISMISSAL OF A LAWSUIT AGAINST AN ATTORNEY PURSUANT TO CPLR § 3126

FKB’s Andrew Kowlowitz and Asher Kest successfully moved for summary judgment on an investment fraud case which began in 2018. Plaintiff alleged a complex multi-party conspiracy to defraud large scale investors in a plan to program to support developing nations (both in “gold bars and/or diamonds” mined locally, and humanitarian efforts), in return for receiving […]

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01/30/2024

FKB’S NEIL KORNFELD WAS A FACULTY MEMBER AND SPEAKER AT THE SCIENCE & MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZED BY THE FLORIDA PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

FKB’s Neil Kornfeld was a faculty member and speaker at the Science & Management Symposium organized by the Florida Podiatric Medical Association. Neil presented catastrophic injury cases with an infectious disease specialist.  The Science & Management Symposium is comprised of workshops and seminars designed to educate professionals on scientific advancements in podiatry. Topics of discussion […]

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01/30/2024

FKB’S RACHEL AGHASSI AND CHRISTOPHER D. SKOCZEN PREVAIL AGAINST PLAINTIFF’S APPEAL OF DISMISSAL OF ACCOUNTING MALPRACTICE CLAIM AND CLARIFY LAW REGARDING ACCOUNTANTS’ SCOPE OF DUTY IN REVIEW ENGAGEMENTS

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Christopher D. Skoczen successfully opposed the appeal of the appellant, a textile company, seeking to overturn the Supreme Court’s order and reinstate accounting malpractice and breach of contract claims against FKB’s client.  The Appellate Division, First Department denied the appeal and affirmed the order of dismissal.  Appellant argued that the review […]

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01/30/2024

FKB’S RACHEL AGHASSI AND ASHER KEST SUCCESSFULLY OBTAIN TWO PRE-ANSWER DISMISSALS OF COMPLAINT AND AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE WITH CONTRACT AND FRAUD CLAIMS AGAINST NATIONAL LAW FIRM DEFENDANT IN THE COMMERCIAL DIVISION OF THE SUPREME COURT, NEW YORK COUNTY

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Asher Kest successfully obtain two pre-answer dismissals of complaint and amended complaint for tortious interference with contract and fraud claims against national law firm defendant in the commercial division of the Supreme Court, New York County. Plaintiffs financed a corporate asset litigation with a $1,000,000 note in exchange for 60% of […]

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01/30/2024

FKB’S TRACY S. KATZ, SUSAN M. THOMAS AND DANIEL MANCINI OBTAIN DISMISSAL OF A FEDERAL COURT ACTION ALLEGING MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND VIOLATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

FKB’s Tracy S. Katz, Susan M. Thomas and Daniel Mancini obtain dismissal of a federal court action alleging medical malpractice and violation of constitutional rights asserted against FKB’s client, a radiology technician.  FKB represented a radiology technician who was working at the Manhattan Correctional Center.   Plaintiff argued that our insured violated his constitutional rights by […]

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01/26/2024

FKB’S NEIL KORNFELD WAS A FEATURED SPEAKER AT THE NEW YORK PODIATRIC CLINICAL CONFERENCE ON JANUARY 18, 2024

FKB’s Neil Kornfeld was a featured speaker at the New York Podiatric Clinical Conference on January 18, 2024.  The New York Clinical Conference is an annual meeting for podiatrists throughout New York State highlighting scientific and practice developments.  Neil presented cases and discussed theories of liability, risk management, and defense strategy.  Neil participated in panel […]

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01/5/2024

FURMAN KORNFELD & BRENNAN LLP IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT HILLARY C. AGINS and DAVID B. STEINBRUCK HAVE BEEN NAMED PARTNER, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2024

We are pleased to announce that Hillary C. Agins and David B. Steinbruck have been elevated to Partner effective January 1, 2024. Hillary has been a key member of the Med Mal team since she joined FKB as Of Counsel in 2021. Hillary’s experience and dedication to FKB’s healthcare clients has been invaluable, and has […]

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01/3/2024

FKB’S AARON M. BARHAM AND CHRISTOPHER D. SKOCZEN OBTAIN COMPLETE DISMISSAL OF FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT AND DISENFRANCHISEMENT CLAIMS ON BEHALF OF CONDOMINIUM COUNSEL

FKB’s Aaron M. Barham and Christopher D. Skoczen delivered a win for their clients, counsel for the board of managers of a condominium, in prevailing on a motion to dismiss in Westchester County Supreme Court.  Plaintiffs were condominium unit owners who refused to pay their common charges pending repairs to the condominium, despite the plaintiffs’ […]

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