News & Results

2017
Sep
08
FKB’s Andrew R. Jones and Corey M. Cohen win Pre-Answer Motion to Dismiss in Legal Malpractice Case

FKB prevailed in a pre-answer motion to dismiss pending before Justice Suarez in Supreme Court, Bronx County. FKB’s Attorney Client represented three business partners in a dissolution proceeding against the plaintiff seeking a valuation and surcharge against plaintiff’s business shares.  During the representation, FKB’s Client submitted codefendant’s affidavit to aver of plaintiff’s improper management of […]

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Sep
05
FKB’s A. Michael Furman and Rachel Aghassi obtain dismissal of an action asserting legal malpractice based on New York’s “choice of law” rules, CPLR § 202

FKB successfully obtained a pre-answer dismissal on a motion to dismiss from Justice Arlene Bluth in Supreme Court, New York County. In this matter, FKB’s client represented plaintiff as the buyer of several units in a luxury hotel development located in Toronto, Ontario.  After the purchase agreements were executed but before closing, plaintiff terminated his […]

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Aug
18
FKB’s Andrew Jones and Ashley Glazewski contribute to PLDF’s 50-State Legal Malpractice Privity Survey

FKB’s Andrew Jones and Ashley Glazewski recently contributed to the Professional Liability Defense Federation (PLDF) 2016/2017 Lawyers Professional Liability Claims Committees’ nationwide analysis of privity laws. Click here for the survey. Andrew Jones was elected to the PLDF Board of Directors in 2016.  PLDF is a not-for-profit organization designed to bring together attorneys, claims professionals and risk […]

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Jul
31
FKB’s Andrew R. Jones and Corey M. Cohen author Innovative Insurance Coverage article on Expert Disclosures

FKB’s Andrew R. Jones and Corey M. Cohen contributed to Innovative Insurance Coverage with an article in the July 2017 edition of Insurance Focus titled Expert Disclosure Trends: Comply Early and Often or Have Your Expert Precluded! If you have any questions about this article, or the defense of attorneys in general, please contact Andrew R. Jones or Corey M. Cohen.

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May
30
FKB’s Jennifer Y. Gutterman Wins Summary Judgment in Hospital Medical Malpractice Suit

FKB’s Jennifer Y. Gutterman wins summary judgment in a medical malpractice action involving claims of improper performance of a supraclavicular peripheral nerve block allegedly resulting in nerve dysfunction, denervation of muscles, claw deformity, loss of use of hand, neurologic deficits of the upper extremity, wasting and weakness of hand muscles, allodynia and hypoalgesia. FKB represented […]

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May
15
FKB’s Andrew R. Jones will be a featured panelist at the IADC Professional Liability Roundtable Event on May 18, 2017.

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, FKB’s Andrew Jones will be a featured panelist at the International Association of Defense Counsel Professional Liability Roundtable session entitled: “Socially Unacceptable: Malpractice Exposure and Ethical Concerns with Lawyers’ Misuse of Social Media.“ Andrew will discuss the cutting-edge topic of lawyers’ use of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, and how […]

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May
08
FKB’s Andrew R. Jones will be speaking at the NYSBA Trending Topics Affecting Insurance Coverage Program on May 12, 2017

Andrew R. Jones is speaking at the upcoming NYSBA Trending Topics Affecting Insurance Coverage Program on Professional Liability Errors & Omissions (E&O) Insurance. This full-day program, presented by seasoned insurance law practitioners, will explore a number of complex substantive and procedural issues in the insurance coverage area. For more information and to sign up please click here.

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May
01
FKB’s Tracy S. Katz Successfully Defends Second Department Appeal and Obtains Dismissal of Medical Malpractice Claims

FKB obtained a unanimous ruling from the Appellate Division, Second Department, affirming the dismissal of a medical malpractice case against a physician assistant for alleged failure to diagnose and treat a 48 year-old male plaintiff for endocarditis. Plaintiff claimed the alleged misdiagnosis resulted in treatment with antibiotics, a heart murmur, brain calcifications, transient global amnesia, and […]

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Apr
18
Three FKB partners named 2017 New York Metro Area “Super Lawyers” and seven FKB associates recognized by Super Lawyer’s Magazine as 2017 New York Metro Area “Rising Stars”

Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP is proud to announce that Mike Furman, Neil Kornfeld and Patrick J. Brennan have been selected as 2017 New York Metro Area “Super Lawyers.” Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP is also proud to announce that seven FKB associates, Rachel Aghassi, Izabell Lemkhen, Florence Lishansky, Benjamin Oxenburg, Shari Sckolnick, Stefanie Singer and Lauren Simon have been named as […]

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Apr
17
FKB’s Mike Furman serves as Overall Planning Chair for 2017 New York State Bar Association’s Statewide Legal Malpractice CLE, sponsored by the Trial Lawyers Section, TICL and Law Practice and Management Committee

FKB’s Mike Furman served as Overall Planning and Faculty Chair for the New York State Bar Association’s 2017 Statewide Legal Malpractice CLE, a state-wide seminar (New York City, Westchester, Long Island, Albany and Rochester) that is conducted on a bi-annual basis and focuses on the litigation of legal malpractice actions, lawyer’s professional liability risk management […]

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Mar
11
FKB raises over $245,000 for Cycle for Survival – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Fundraiser

FKB celebrated its sixth year taking part in Cycle for Survival, on March 11, 2017, as the second largest fundraising law firm nationwide by raising over $42,500 this year for rare cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP is proud to have raised nearly $250,000 during its participation in the event, helping to support […]

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Mar
09
FKB’s Andrew Kowlowitz and Stefanie Singer obtain dismissal of RICO and mail fraud claims against a prominent New York trusts and estates attorney.

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Stefanie A. Singer obtained pre-answer dismissal of federal RICO and mail fraud claims commenced against a prominent trusts and estates attorney in the Southern District of New York. Plaintiffs alleged a conspiracy to defraud their elderly father/uncle of his assets, including valuable real estate, and attempted to implicate FKB’s client, […]

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Mar
08
FKB’s Florence Lishansky and Stefanie Singer were Guest Presenters at the University of California, lecturing professional fiduciaries on Risk Management and Professional Liability Insurance.

FKB’s Stefanie A. Singer and Florence N. Lishansky were invited to speak at the University of California, Riverside, lecturing students professional fiduciaries on Risk Management and Professional Liability Insurance. As part of U.C. Riverside’s Professional Certificate in Professional Fiduciary Management, Florence and Stefanie lectured on several issues affecting professional fiduciaries, including best practices for avoiding claims and disputes, […]

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Mar
02
FKB’s Stefanie Singer selected to represent the New York County Lawyers’ Association at the United Nations’ 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

Stefanie A. Singer will represent the New York County Lawyers’ Association (“NYCLA”) at the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, held at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan from March 13, 2017 through March 24, 2017. The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), a functional commission of the United Nations […]

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Feb
21
FKB’s A. Michael Furman and Rachel Aghassi obtain dismissal of an action asserting legal malpractice relating an allegedly usurious mortgage.

FKB successfully obtained a pre-answer dismissal on a motion to dismiss from Justice Stephen A. Bucaria in the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court, Nassau County. In this matter, FKB’s client represented plaintiff-lender with respect to a mortgage and note which closed in July 2010.   After the mortgagee defaulted on the loan, the lender […]

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Feb
15
FKB’s Andrew Jones and Ashley Glazewski were Guest Presenters at the University of California, lecturing professional fiduciaries on Risk Management and Professional Liability Insurance

FKB’s Andrew R. Jones and Ashley Glazewski were Guest Presenters at the University of California, Riverside, lecturing San Diego County professional fiduciaries on Risk Management and Professional Liability Insurance. As part of U.C. Riverside’s Professional Certificate in Professional Fiduciary Management, Andrew and Ashley addressed employees of San Diego County on issues affecting professional fiduciaries.  During the lecture, […]

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Jan
25
FKB’s Andrew R. Jones Published in NYSBA Winter 2016 Journal

FKB’s Andrew R. Jones’ article: “A Timely Reminder: The Three (3) Year Limitations Period for Legal Malpractice Claims is Not an Absolute Shield for Practitioners Seeking to Recover Legal Fees” was published in the recent NYSBA Winter 2016 Journal. For more information on this area of law or defending attorneys generally, please contact Andrew R. Jones.

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