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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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11/27/2019

FKB’S JOHN GIZUNTERMAN OBTAINED A DEFENSE VERDICT OF A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTION ARISING OUT OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRESSURE ULCERS IN KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT

The plaintiff alleged that FKB’s client, a local hospital, deviated from the standard of care by failing to implement appropriate protective measures to prevent the development of pressure ulcers. Specifically, plaintiff claimed that a turn a position schedule was not implemented, heels were not offloaded, and records were not kept confirming the skin was being […]

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11/6/2019

FKB IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT NINE FKB ATTORNEYS WERE LISTED IN THE 2019 NEW YORK SUPER LAWYERS MAGAZINE

A. Michael Furman, Neil S. Kornfeld, Patrick J. Brennan, Andrew S. Kowlowitz, Andrew R. Jones and Shari Sckolnick  were listed as super lawyers in the 2019 New York Super Lawyers Magazine distributed in October 2019 and Rachel Aghassi, Benjamin Oxenberg and Aaron M. Barham were listed as New York Metro Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 […]

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10/9/2019

FKB’S MICHAEL FURMAN AND SHARI SCKOLNICK OBTAIN DISMISSAL OF A LEGAL MALPRACTICE CLAIM IN SUPREME COURT, RENSSELAER COUNTY, STEMMING FROM AN ACTION FOR AN ENCROACHMENT.

FKB’ s  Michael Furman and Shari Sckolnick successfully obtained a judgment dismissing a legal malpractice complaint from Judge McGrath in Supreme Court, Rensselaer County. This legal malpractice action stemmed from a law firm’s defense and representation of plaintiffs in an action where plaintiffs’ neighbor sued plaintiffs because their building and utilities encroached onto the neighbor’s […]

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10/9/2019

FKB’S A. MICHAEL FURMAN AND SPENCER A. RICHARDS SUCCESSFULLY OBTAIN DISMISSAL OF A RACKETEERING INFLUENCED AND CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS ACT (“RICO”) ACTION ARISING OUT OF A CONTENTIOUS DIVORCE PROCEEDING IN NEW YORK COUNTY SUPREME COURT

The plaintiff alleged that FKB’s client, who provides complex tax and estate advice to high-net-worth individuals, violated the Federal RICO Act by assisting the plaintiff’s wife to strategically cut the plaintiff out of any share of the wife’s family business or proceeds arising from the sale of the wife’s family business. The plaintiff further alleged […]

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10/3/2019

FKB’s Mike Furman and Andrew Kowlowitz are featured speakers at the New York State Bar Association’s Risk Management 2019: Protecting Your Law Practice Program

FKB’s A. Michael Furman and Andrew Kowlowitz are featured speakers at the New York State Bar Association’s Risk Management 2019: Protecting Your Law Practice Program. Mike Furman spoke on the topic “Third-Party Liability: Interactions with others.” Andrew Kowlowitz spoke on the topic “Effective Client Relations and Resolving Attorney-Client Disputes. ” The seminars took place in New York City on […]

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09/26/2019

FKB’S TRACY S. KATZ SUCCESSFULLY OBTAINS A UNANIMOUS DECISION FROM THE NEW YORK APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT AFFIRMING A FAVORABLE MOTION TO CHANGE VENUE OF A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE FROM BRONX COUNTY TO ROCKLAND COUNTY

FKB’s Tracy S. Katz successfully obtains a unanimous decision from the New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department affirming a favorable motion to change venue of a medical malpractice case from Bronx County to Rockland County. The action involves allegations of medical malpractice leading to alleged blindness of one eye in a then 23 year […]

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09/17/2019

FKB’S A. MICHAEL FURMAN AND JASON A. KAYNE SUCCESSFULLY OBTAIN DISMISSAL OF LEGAL MALPRACTICE ACTION INVOLVING UNDERLYING CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION

FKB’s A. Michael Furman and Jason A. Kayne obtained a pre-answer dismissal of a legal malpractice action against a well-known defense firm arising from representation of a construction contractor in underlying property damage litigation The plaintiff alleged that FKB’s client negligently entered into a stipulation on the plaintiff’s behalf to indemnify the owner of a […]

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09/9/2019

FKB’S ANDREW S. KOWLOWITZ AND JASON A. KAYNE SUCCESSFULLY OBTAIN DISMISSAL OF DECLARATORY JUDGMENT ACTION AGAINST ATTORNEY ALLEGING IMPROPER WITHHOLDING OF CLIENT FUNDS IN ESCROW

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Jason A. Kayne obtained a favorable pre-answer dismissal from the New York County Supreme Court of a declaratory judgment action commenced against an attorney by his former client, seeking the disgorgement of sale proceeds from a 2005 real estate transaction that the plaintiff alleged were improperly withheld in his former […]

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08/26/2019

FKB’S RACHEL AGHASSI AND COREY M. COHEN SUCCESSFULLY OBTAIN A VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL IN LIEU OF FILING A ROBUST MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT AT THE CLOSE OF DISCOVERY IN AN ADVERSARY PROCEEDING ASSERTED AGAINST A LAW FIRM

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Corey M. Cohen successfully obtained a voluntary dismissal from the bankruptcy trustee in an adversary proceeding to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition at the close of discovery and after seeking leave to move for summary judgment pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. R. § 7056 in the in the United States Bankruptcy […]

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