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06/30/2022

FKB’S ANDREW JONES AND SHARI SCKOLNICK OBTAIN PRE-ANSWER DISMISSAL OF LEGAL MALPRACTICE ACTION ARISING FROM A FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING

FKB’s Andrew Jones and Shari Sckolnick obtained a pre-answer dismissal of a complicated legal malpractice action from Westchester County Supreme Court, arising from an underlying foreclosure proceeding.  Plaintiff, an investor in a loan, alleged legal malpractice, a claim for punitive damages and purported breaches of the Rules of Professional Conduct arising from FKB’s client’s representation […]

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06/23/2022

FKB MOVES INTO NEW OFFICES AT WALL STREET PLAZA, 88 PINE STREET, 32ND FLOOR

Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP has moved to new downtown offices at Wall Street Plaza, 88 Pine Street, 32nd Floor, New York, New York 10005.  The new offices are state of the art, a block away from the South Street Seaport with commanding views of the East River, New York Harbor and the Financial District.  […]

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06/15/2022

FKB’S MIKE FURMAN AND CHRISTOPHER D. SKOCZEN OBTAIN PRE-ANSWER DISMISSAL OF LEGAL MALPRACTICE ACTION ARISING FROM INTERSTATE WILL PROCEEDING

FKB’S A. Michael Furman and Christopher D. Skoczen prevailed on a pre-answer motion to dismiss an action alleging professional negligence and breach of contract arising from Trusts and Estates services provided by FKB’s client, a prominent national law firm.  The plaintiff filed suit in Supreme Court, New York County and claimed that the decision by […]

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05/19/2022

FKB’S SHARI SCKOLNICK DISCUSSES THE SOPHISTICATED CLIENT DOCTRINE IN ARTICLE FOR USI AFFINITY

FKB’s Shari Sckolnick publishes an article in the Attorneys Preferred Insurance Program blog by USI Affinity entitled “Are Attorneys Liable for Strategic Decisions Made by Sophisticated Clients?” The article can be found here.

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04/28/2022

FKB’S RACHEL AGHASSI AND SPENCER A. RICHARDS OBTAIN PRE-ANSWER DISMISSAL OF A PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE LAWSUIT ARISING FROM AN UNDERLYING SURROGATE’S COURT MATTER.

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Spencer Richards obtain Pre-Answer dismissal of a Second Amended Complaint alleging negligence, fraud, bailment, and conversion filed in the Supreme Court, Nassau County against FKB’s client arising out of FKB’s client’s representation of the nominated executor in a related Surrogate’s Matter. In the Surrogate’s Matter, the plaintiff claimed that certain property […]

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04/27/2022

FKB’S ANDREW R. JONES, AARON M. BARHAM AND SAMANTHA PANNY OBTAIN SUMMARY JUDGMENT DISMISSAL OF A LEGAL MALPRACTICE ACTION ARISING FROM THE FAVORABLE SETTLEMENT OF AN UNDERLYING MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LITIGATION

FKB’s Andrew R. Jones, Aaron M. Barham and Samantha Panny obtained summary judgment on behalf of a prominent medical malpractice law firm.  The plaintiff asserted claims for legal malpractice arising from an underlying medical malpractice lawsuit that was diligently prosecuted and successfully resolved by FKB’s client for a favorable sum.  FKB’s summary judgment motion was […]

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04/25/2022

FKB’S ANDREW JONES AND BENJAMIN OXENBURG OBTAIN PRE-ANSWER DISMISSAL OF MALPRACTICE SUIT ARISING FROM SOHO, VILLAGE REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENTS   

FKB’s Andrew Jones and Benjamin Oxenburg obtained a pre-answer dismissal from New York County Supreme Court on behalf of its client, a boutique real estate and litigation law firm.  The plaintiff, a sophisticated and experienced real estate investor and developer, agreed to loan $5 Million to three co-investors in exchange for various interests in two residential real […]

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04/13/2022

FKB’S BENJAMIN OXENBURG SECURES FIRST DEPARTMENT’S DISMISSAL OF SUIT ARISING FROM UNDERLYING MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTION   

FKB’s Benjamin Oxenburg obtained a unanimous decision from the First Department affirming the pre-answer dismissal of a legal malpractice action.  FKB’s client represented plaintiffs in an underlying medical malpractice action against a Staten Island radiology practice and its doctors for the failure to timely diagnose breast cancer.  After FKB’s client successfully recovered over $400,000 in […]

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04/7/2022

FKB’S ANDREW TOBMAN OBTAINED A DISMISSAL FOR A MAJOR HOSPITAL

FKB’s Andrew Tobman obtained a dismissal for a major hospital, on motion claiming plaintiff’s action was time barred by the statute of limitations. The case involved a plaintiff who attempted suicide by throwing herself in front of a train, suffering traumatic amputations of a leg and arm; and also a punctured spleen.  Following life-saving treatment, […]

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04/5/2022

FKB’S ANDREW JONES, RACHEL AGHASSI AND SPENCER RICHARDS DELIVER LAWLINE CLE WEBCAST

FKB’s Andrew Jones, Rachel Aghassi, and Spencer Richards delivered a CLE webcast entitled “Understanding Your Ethical Obligations: Tips to Prevent Lawyers Professional Liability (LPL) And Cyber Liability Claims” through Lawline. The CLE provides participants with tips to preventing LPL claims including proper conflict checks and managing client’s expectations. Participants will also learn about cyber liability […]

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