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05/18/2018

FKB Participates in the 2018 AHA Wall Street Run & Heart Walk

Spanning the course of 3-miles, FKB participated in the American Heart Association’s Wall Street Run & Heart Walk that took place on May 17th, 2018. This event encouraged all participants to exercise for a charitable cause. Donations were raised for the American Heart Association by supporters and participants alike, with a central mission to improve and advocate […]

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05/15/2018

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Aaron M. Barham Obtain Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Claims Related to Wrongful Termination Litigation

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Aaron M. Barham obtained a favorable pre-answer dismissal of a legal malpractice case on October 30, 2018, and thereafter successfully opposed plaintiff’s motion to vacate the dismissal order. In the underlying EPLI action, plaintiff alleged that he was wrongfully terminated due to his national origin, and as retaliation for complaining […]

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05/11/2018

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Rachel Aghassi obtain summary dismissal of Judiciary Law § 487 claim based on alleged “misrepresentations” in underlying matrimonial action

FKB successfully obtained CPLR § 3212 summary judgment dismissal from Justice Shlomo Hagler in the Supreme Court, New York County. This Judiciary Law § 487 claim is based on FKB’s client’s representation of plaintiff’s husband in an underlying matrimonial action in Westchester County initiated in 2004.  Despite being represented in the proceedings by three successive […]

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05/10/2018

Neil Kornfeld obtains a defense verdict in Supreme Court, Kings County in a medical malpractice action

The case involved allegations that the defendants failed to diagnose orthostatic hypotension and to implement appropriate fall precautions for a patient with a history of cardiac disease and dizziness.  The patient fell in his hospital room and fractured his spine at C5-C6 requiring emergency surgery resulting in quadriplegia. Plaintiff’s cardiology and internal medicine experts argued […]

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05/4/2018

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Rachel Aghassi obtain summary dismissal of Judiciary Law § 487 claim based on alleged “misrepresentations” in underlying matrimonial action

FKB successfully obtained CPLR § 3212 summary judgment dismissal from Justice Shlomo Hagler in the Supreme Court, New York County. This Judiciary Law § 487 claim is based on FKB’s client’s representation of plaintiff’s husband in an underlying matrimonial action in Westchester County initiated in 2004.  Despite being represented in the proceedings by three successive […]

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04/27/2018

FKB’S ANDREW KOWLOWITZ AND SHARI SCKOLNICK OBTAIN DISMISSAL OF CLAIMS AGAINST A LAW FIRM ARISING FROM THE DISTRIBUTION OF $10 MILLION IN LIFE INSURANCE PROCEEDS

FKB successfully obtained a pre-answer dismissal on a motion to dismiss from Justice Saliann Scarpulla, Supreme Court, New York County. In this matter, FKB’s client represented one of several investors in the purchase of a STOLI (Stranger Originated Life Insurance) Policy obtained from Transamerica Life Insurance Company (“Transamerica”), and was adversarial to Plaintiffs in a […]

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04/12/2018

FKB’s Tracy S. Katz and Megan Feinberg Obtain Dismissal of Claims in Complex Motion Practice

Tracy S. Katz and Megan Feinberg obtained dismissal of claims of fraud, RICO violations, intentional infliction of emotional distress and tortious interference with business relations, via highly complex motion practice.  The main case sounded in medical malpractice and FKB successfully argued to the court that that all of the other causes of action must be […]

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04/5/2018

FKB Obtains Dismissal of Legal Malpractice/Underlying Commercial-Shareholder Dispute

FKB’s Andrew Jones,  Shari Sckolnick and Aaron Baram obtained a favorable pre-answer dismissal of a legal malpractice case in New York Supreme Commercial Division on April 5, 2018. The Insured law firm was retained to wind down a leading office furniture installation company in Manhattan, comprised of two main shareholders. The Insured law firm had […]

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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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