03/30/2018

FKB raises over $275,000 for Cycle for Survival – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Fundraiser

FKB celebrated its seventh year taking part in Cycle for Survival, on March 10, 2018, raising nearly $35,000 this year for rare cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP is proud to have raised over $275,000 for Cycle for Survival – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Fundraiser during its […]

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03/9/2018

FKB’s Andrew Kowlowitz will be a featured speaker at the American Bar Association’s Spring 2018 National Legal Malpractice Conference

FKB’s Andrew Kowlowitz will be a featured speaker at the American Bar Association’s Spring 2018 National Legal Malpractice Conference on the topic “My Client is a Nightmare!” How to Prepare Your Difficult LPL Client for a Deposition.” The Conference will take place April 25th -27th, 2018, at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. Click for […]

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03/9/2018

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Benjamin M. Oxenburg obtain dismissal of an action alleging aiding and abetting fraud in the Appellate Division, First Department

FKB successfully obtained the First Department’s affirmance of a New York County Supreme Court Commercial Division decision granting our pre-answer motion to dismiss. Plaintiffs’ lawsuit arose out of a dispute amongst LLC members of a venture to construct a luxury boutique hotel near Hudson Square, a neighborhood at the intersection of the SoHo and Tribeca […]

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02/28/2018

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Rachel Aghassi obtain summary dismissal of legal malpractice claim due to plaintiff’s failure to establish proximate causation

FKB successfully obtained CPLR § 3212 summary judgment dismissal from Justice R. Bruce Cozzens, Jr. in the Supreme Court, Nassau County. In this action, Plaintiff claimed he was convinced by a non-party “con artist” to take out a series of three (3) “hard money” collateralized loans. After the loans were completed, and without representation from […]

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02/28/2018

February 13, 2018: All-Risk Art Insurance Policy Does Not Cover Title Defects; Broker Action Dismissed

In a matter of first impression, the New York Appellate Division (1st Dep’t) held, on February 13, 2018, that a fine arts dealer all-risk policy does not provide coverage for defective title, notwithstanding that the policy was silent with respect to defective title. Plaintiff (a Chelsea Art Gallery)’s claims against its art insurance brokers were […]

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02/28/2018

FKB Partner, Andrew Jones Speaks at St. John’s Law School’s CLE Weekend

FKB Partner, Andrew Jones, spoke at St. John’s Law School’s February 10/11 2018 CLE weekend – discussing risk management, conflicts of interest, and the rising impact of social media on the legal profession. See more information here: February 2018 CLE weekend

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02/8/2018

FKB’s Andrew Jones is a panelist for an ABA Webinar

FKB’s Andrew Jones is a panelist for an ABA Webinar addressing the ethical issues relating to the preparation of witnesses for depositions and trial. Along with Professor Michelle Ghetti, Erin Higgins Esq. (Boston) & Shauna Itri, Esq. (Pennsylvania) the session will give practical pointers to avoid ethical traps, address coaching witnesses, paying for counsel for […]

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11/15/2017

FKB’s Andrew R. Jones will be speaking at the NYSBA NYC Risk Management CLE Program on November 17, 2017

Andrew R. Jones is speaking at the upcoming NYSBA CLE Program on Risk Management and Protecting Your Law Practice. This full-day program, presented by seasoned insurance law practitioners, will provide practical tips to help improve your practice and lessen the possibility of a malpractice claim or grievance. The program includes an overview of the New […]

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11/13/2017

FKB’s A. Michael Furman and Rachel Aghassi obtain dismissal of a legal malpractice counterclaim asserted to avoid legal fees owed to FKB’s client

FKB successfully obtained CPLR § 3212 summary judgment dismissal in the Supreme Court, New York County of a legal malpractice counterclaim asserted in response to an action initiated by FKB’s client to recover outstanding legal fees. In this matter, FKB’s client was retained by the defendant in 2005 to increase his long-term disability benefits as […]

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10/30/2017

FKB Celebrates Halloween

FKB celebrated Halloween with a Take Your Children to Work Day, filled with treats and pets.

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