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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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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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11/29/2018

FKB’s Andrew Jones was a featured speaker at the Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute’s Conference on “Decision Making: Balancing Autonomy & Risk”

FKB’s Andrew Jones was a featured speaker at the Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute’s Conference on “Decision Making: Balancing Autonomy & Risk”. Andrew spoke on the topic “Risky Decisions and Liability for Guardians.” The seminar took place November 27, 2018, in Boston, MA. https://guardianship.institute/event/decision-making-balancing-autonomy-risk/ https://twitter.com/guard_institute

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10/23/2018

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi Publishes an Article on ABA Formal Opinion 483

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi publishes an article 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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10/23/2018

FKB’s A. Michael Furman, Neil Kornfeld, and Andrew R. Jones named on the 2018 New York Metro Area Super Lawyers list and Rachel Aghassi and Shari Sckolnick recognized Rising Stars

Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP is proud to announce that partners A. Michael Furman, Neil Kornfeld, and Andrew R. Jones  have been selected to the 2018 New York Metro Area Super Lawyers list and FKB associates Rachel Aghassi and Shari Sckolnick have been named on the 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Star list in the New York Metro […]

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10/22/2018

FKB’s Andrew R. Jones, Rachel Aghassi, and Jason A. Kayne successfully obtain affirmation of dismissal in the Second Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals of claims against attorney

FKB’s Andrew R. Jones, Rachel Aghassi, and Jason A. Kayne successfully obtained a decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirming a pre-answer dismissal under Fed. R. Civ. P. § 12(b)(6) in an action asserting breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and other claims related to a life insurance policy held […]

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