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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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10/19/2018

FKB’s Andrew Jones and Ashley Glazewski successfully obtain dismissal of a legal malpractice claim as barred by documentary evidence.

FKB successfully obtained a CPLR § 3211 pre-answer dismissal in the Supreme Court, Queens County of a legal malpractice claim as barred by documentary evidence. In the underlying facts of this case, FKB’s attorney-client represented the owner of a corporation who sold shares of stock to the Plaintiff.  Prior to the transaction, FKB’s client advised […]

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