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03/2/2020

FKB’S MIKE FURMAN LECTURED AT THE NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION’S RISK MANAGEMENT 2020 CLE PROGRAM

FKB’s A. Michael Furman was one of three featured speakers at the New York State Bar Association’s Risk Management 2020 CLE Program along with Marian C. Rice, Esq. of L’Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, L.L.P. and Mike Mooney, Senior Vice President and Professional Liability Practice Leader for USI Affinity.  The Risk Management 2020 CLE Program was sponsored […]

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02/27/2020

FKB’s A. MICHAEL FURMAN AND AARON M. BARHAM OBTAIN A PRE-ANSWER DISMISSAL OF LEGAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS AGAINST A REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION/LITIGATION FIRM

FKB’s  A. Michael Furman and Aaron M. Barham obtained a pre-answer dismissal of a legal malpractice claim brought in Nassau County Supreme Court against a real estate transaction/litigation firm which had represented an Indian food restaurant.  In its pre-answer motion to dismiss, FKB successfully argued that the law firm’s representation of the restaurant did not import a […]

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02/27/2020

FKB’S ANDREW S. KOWLOWITZ AND DAVID B. STEINBRUCK OBTAIN SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF A LABOR LAW 240 ACTION IN THE BRONX COUNTY SUPREME COURT

On February 14, 2020, FKB obtained summary judgment, pursuant to CPLR § 3212,  in the Bronx County Supreme Court, dismissing Labor Law claims against their client, in connection with a claim involving severe personal injuries arising from a Plaintiff’s claim of a fall from a construction scaffold.   FKB’s client, a contractor, was hired by […]

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02/5/2020

FURMAN KORNFELD & BRENNAN LLP IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT COREY M. COHEN HAS BEEN NAMED OF COUNSEL OF THE FIRM, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020

Corey M. Cohen is based in Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP’s New York office. Mr. Cohen’s practice focuses on: (1) insurance coverage analysis and litigation; (2) legal malpractice and professional liability; and (3) general liability litigation with a focus on construction related matters. His diverse experience as a member of both the Plaintiff and Defense […]

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01/16/2020

FKB’S TRACY S. KATZ SUCCESSFULLY OBTAINS A UNANIMOUS DECISION FROM THE NEW YORK APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT GRANTING SUMMARY JUDGMENT.

FKB’s Tracy S. Katz successfully obtains a unanimous decision from the New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department granting summary judgment on behalf of a security company for alleged injuries sustained by the plaintiffs in a fight with a security guard employed by the company. The case concerned allegations that the plaintiffs, a brother and […]

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01/3/2020

FKB CELEBRATES HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE AND FIRST ANNUAL HOLIDAY COOKIE CONTEST!

Furman Kornfeld & Brennan celebrated the holiday season with in a Secret Santa gift exchange and our first ever cookie contest.  An overwhelming majority of the firm participated, exchanging incredibly thoughtful and creative gifts. Gifts varied from toys for fluffy loved ones to music wall art.  Our annual cookie fest consisted of 5 confident bakers […]

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01/3/2020

FKB’S NEIL KORNFELD OBTAINS A DEFENSE VERDICT IN A PODIATRIC MALPRACTICE CASE IN SUPREME COURT, DUTCHESS COUNTY

The plaintiff claimed the defendant failed to attempt conservative treatment prior to performing surgery and performed the incorrect surgery to address the plaintiff’s bunion deformity and arthritic big toe joint causing permanent deformity and need for fusion surgery. Plaintiff argued that defendant’s surgery was doomed to fail because it did not address the plaintiff’s hallux […]

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12/31/2019

FKB’S RACHEL AGHASSI AND JASON H. SEILER SUCCESSFULLY OBTAIN DISMISSAL OF TWO ACTIONS ASSERTED AGAINST LAWYER

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Jason H. Seiler successfully obtained dismissal of two separate actions, one in the New York Supreme Court, Essex County and the other in Supreme Court, Saratoga County, stemming from the same set of facts as against the same defendant-attorney, pursuant to CPLR §§ 3211, 3215(c), and 3216.  In what many would consider to be a […]

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12/16/2019

FKB’S ANDREW R. JONES AND AARON M. BARHAM OBTAIN A PRE-ANSWER DISMISSAL OF JUDICIARY LAW 487 CLAIMS AND A SANCTIONS AWARD

FKB’s Andrew R. Jones and Aaron M. Barham obtained a pre-answer dismissal of a Judiciary Law 487 claim brought against a professional liability defense firm which had successfully represented an estate attorney in an underlying legal malpractice action.  In its pre-answer motion to dismiss, FKB established entitlement to judgment as a matter of law by demonstrating that its client […]

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11/27/2019

FKB’S RACHEL AGHASSI AND ASHER KEST PUBLISH AN ARTICLE ON NEW YORK’S SHIELD ACT

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Asher Kest publish an article on the New York State Bar Association Insurance Focus blog by USI Infinity entitled “Data Breach Notification Requirements on the State Level Continue to Expand: New York’s SHIELD Act” The article can be found here.

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