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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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08/13/2019

FKB’S RACHEL AGHASSI AND ANDREW R. JONES SUCCESSFULLY OBTAIN PRE-NOTE OF ISSUE SUMMARY DISMISSAL OF NEGLIGENCE AND BREACH OF CONTRACT COUNTERCLAIMS ASSERTED AGAINST LAW FIRM

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Andrew R. Jones successfully obtained a pre-note of issue CPLR § 3212 summary judgment dismissal in the Supreme Court, New York County of negligence and breach of contract counterclaims asserted against FKB’s law firm client. This matter stems from FKB’s client’s representation of the executors of an decedent estate (“Estate”) with respect […]

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07/18/2019

FKB’S ANDREW JONES AND DANIEL BUTLER OBTAIN DISMISSAL OF ALL CLAIMS AGAINST TITLE AGENCY ON SUMMARY JUDGMENT

Andrew R. Jones and Daniel H. Butler recently obtained dismissal of all claims, including Plaintiff’s claims of negligence and fraud, and all cross-claims asserted by co-defendants, in connection to a lawsuit advanced against a title agency.  The title agency was accused of willfully delaying the recording of certain real estate documents as part of an […]

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07/2/2019

FKB’S ANDREW S. KOWLOWITZ AND AARON M. BARHAM SUCCESSFULLY OBTAIN A UNANIMOUS AFFIRMATION OF A PRE-ANSWER DISMISSAL OF LEGAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS RELATED TO WRONGFUL TERMINATION LITIGATION

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Aaron M. Barham successfully obtained a decision from the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, First Judicial Department affirming a favorable pre-answer dismissal of a legal malpractice case. 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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06/18/2019

FKB’S NEIL KORNFELD OBTAINS A DEFENSE VERDICT IN A PODIATRIC MALPRACTICE CASE IN SCHENECTADY COUNTY

FKB’s Neil Kornfeld obtains a defense verdict in a podiatric malpractice case in Schenectady County.  The plaintiff claimed the defendant negligently performed the incorrect surgery to address the plaintiff’s arthritic hallux causing permanent deformity and need for fusion surgery. If you have any questions, please contact  Neil Kornfeld.

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06/11/2019

FKB’S ANDREW KOWLOWITZ AND DANIEL BUTLER OBTAIN DISMISSAL OF ALL CLAIMS AGAINST REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY

Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Daniel H. Butler recently obtained complete dismissal of Plaintiff’s claims and all cross-claims against their client, a real estate attorney, pursuant to a CPLR 3211(a)(7) pre-answer motion to dismiss.  The real estate attorney represented a buyer/lender in connection to a short sale of the plaintiff’s home.  The plaintiff argued that the […]

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05/28/2019

FKB’s A. Michael Furman, Neil S. Kornfeld, Patrick J. Brennan, Andrew S. Kowlowitz, Andrew R. Jones, Rachel Aghassi, Shari Sckolnick, Aaron M. Barham have been selected to the 2019 New York Super Lawyers list

A. Michael Furman, Neil S. Kornfeld, Patrick J. Brennan, Andrew S. Kowlowitz, Andrew R. Jones and Shari Sckolnick have been selected to the 2019 New York Super Lawyers list and Rachel Aghassi, Benjamin Oxenberg and Aaron M. Barham have been selected as New York Metro Rising Stars. No more than five percent of the lawyers […]

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05/20/2019

FKB’S ANDREW R. JONES AND RACHEL AGHASSI WILL BE SPEAKING AT LAWLINE CLE “ETHICS FOR INSURANCE LAWYERS” ON MONDAY MAY 20, 2019

FKB’s Andrew R. Jones And Rachel Aghassi Will Be Speaking At Lawline Cle “Ethics For Insurance Lawyers” On Monday May 20, 2019. This seminar focuses on common problems faced by insurance lawyers, including consideration of the “tri-partite relationship”, and gives practical examples of how to deal with potential conflicts of interest and effectively manage client/carrier relationships. […]

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