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03/20/2019

FKB’S TRACY S. KATZ OBTAINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN A CASE ALLEGING MISDIAGNOSIS OF A SHOULDER CONDITION AS A SPINAL CONDITION, LEADING TO THE PERFORMANCE OF AN UNNECESSARY SPINAL SURGERY

Tracy Katz obtained summary judgment on behalf of an endocrinologist, radiologist and radiology facility in a case alleging misdiagnosis of a shoulder condition as a spinal condition, leading to the performance of an unnecessary spinal surgery. In this case, FKB aggressively moved for summary judgment prior to any depositions being conducted and thereby proactively got […]

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03/8/2019

FKB’s A. Michael Furman, Andrew S. Kowlowitz, Andrew R. Jones will be speaking and Rachel Aghassi will be leading a panel at the New York State Bar Association’s Statewide Legal Malpractice 2019 CLE

FKB’s A. Michael Furman will be serving as overall planning chair and speaking at the upcoming New York State Bar Association’s Statewide Legal Malpractice 2019 CLE. This program is designed to educate attorneys on how to prosecute and/or defend a legal malpractice action. In addition, this program will educate attorneys about their legal malpractice exposures, […]

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03/1/2019

FKB’s Neil Kornfeld was an invited speaker at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine

FKB’s Neil Kornfeld presented a risk management lecture to podaitric medical students.  The talk focused on common theories of malpractice, defenses, properly obtaining informed consent and documentation issues.

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02/21/2019

FKB’S ANDREW TOBMAN SUCCESSFUL IN PRIVATE INSURANCE COMPANY APPEAL

FKB’s Andrew Tobman successfully represented a client at a private insurance company appeal surrounding revocation of his network participation status.  The insurance company sought to remove a podiatrist from their network secondary to settlement of a 2011 lawsuit at a mediation, where the patient expired from a silent pulmonary embolus.  The insurance company cited quality […]

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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 January 1, 2019

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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12/10/2018

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Spencer A. Richards successfully obtain affirmation of a CPLR §3212 summary judgment dismissal in the New York Appellate Division First Department on December 6, 2018

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Spencer A. Richards successfully obtain a decision from the New York Appellate Division First Department affirming a CPLR §3212 summary judgment dismissal in an action asserting  legal malpractice, breach of contract, and  breach of fiduciary duty claims related to a $1.75 million dollar rent-stabilized condominium unit overlooking Central Park, which […]

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11/30/2018

FKB’S RACHEL AGHASSI PUBLISHES AN ARTICLE ON ABA FORMAL OPINION 483

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi publishes an article on USI Infinity entitled “ABA Formal Opinion 483 Suggests that Attorneys Have Certain Obligations to Clients After a Data Breach, But Declines to Propose Detailed Requirements.” The article can be found here.

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