News & Results

2017
Nov
15
FKB’s Andrew R. Jones will be speaking at the NYSBA NYC Risk Management CLE Program on November 17, 2017

Andrew R. Jones is speaking at the upcoming NYSBA  CLE Program on Risk Management and Protecting Your Law Practice. This full-day program, presented by seasoned insurance law practitioners, will provide practical tips to help improve your practice and lessen the possibility of a malpractice claim or grievance. The program includes an overview of the New York Rules […]

Read More...
Nov
13
FKB’s A. Michael Furman and Rachel Aghassi obtain dismissal of a legal malpractice counterclaim asserted to avoid legal fees owed to FKB’s client

FKB successfully obtained CPLR § 3212 summary judgment dismissal in the Supreme Court, New York County of a legal malpractice counterclaim asserted in response to an action initiated by FKB’s client to recover outstanding legal fees. In this matter, FKB’s client was retained by the defendant in 2005 to increase his long-term disability benefits as […]

Read More...
Oct
18
FKB’s Bain R. Louck’s Wins Appeal Affirming Legal Malpractice Directed Verdict

On October 18, 2017, New York’s Appellate Division, Second Department, affirmed the trial court’s decision granting FKB’s motion for directed verdict.  See Verdi v. Jacoby & Meyers, 2017 N.Y.Slip Op. 07294 (2d Dept. October 18, 2017).  The Appellate Division also affirmed the trial court’s denial of the plaintiff’s belated post-trial motion seeking to vacate. The legal malpractice […]

Read More...
Oct
18
FKB’s Andrew R. Jones and Rachel Aghassi obtain dismissal of federal action asserting breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and other claims related to a life insurance policy held by a trust

FKB successfully obtained a pre-answer dismissal on a Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss from United States District Judge Vernon S. Broderick in the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York. In this matter, FKB’s client was retained to prepare an irrevocable survivors’ trust for a married couple with one asset, a […]

Read More...
Oct
07
FKB’s A. Michael Furman Participates in Velocity: Columbia’s Ride to End Cancer

FKB’s A. Michael Furman completed the Velocity Ride on October 7, 2017, Columbia University Medical Center’s cycling fundraiser for the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center of Columbia University (HICCC). The Velocity Ride raises funding that will benefit the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center’s almost 650 clinical trials and studies, which include studies of 140 new cancer therapies […]

Read More...
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 […]

Read More...
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 […]

Read More...
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 […]

Read More...
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.

Read More...
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 […]

Read More...
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 […]

Read More...
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.

Read More...
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 […]

Read More...
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 […]

Read More...
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 […]

Read More...
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 […]

Read More...