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10/13/2020

FURMAN KORNFELD & BRENNAN LLP, ANNOUNCES THAT ELEVEN FKB ATTORNEYS WERE LISTED IN THE 2020 NEW YORK SUPER LAWYERS MAGAZINE

Five FKB partners were listed as super lawyers in the 2019 New York Super Lawyers Magazine. A. Michael Furman, Neil S. Kornfeld, Patrick J. Brennan, Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Andrew R. Jones have been named 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers. Rachel Aghassi, Benjamin Oxenberg, Spencer A. Richards, Shari Sckolnick, Daniel Butler and Aaron M. […]

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09/25/2020

FKB’S VELOCITY TEAM- COLUMBIA’S RIDE TO END CANCER

On October 4, 2020, FKB’s A. Michael Furman, Andrew Jones and David Furman will once again participate in “Velocity,” Columbia University Medical Center’s outdoor cycling fundraiser for the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.  To learn more about Velocity, click here: www.velocityride.org. This year’s Velocity ride will be different- we will be socially distant and ride […]

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09/25/2020

FKB’S MIKE FURMAN WAS A FEATURED SPEAKER AT THE NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION’S CLE LECTURE: RISK MANAGEMENT FOR LAWYERS: 2020

FKB’s A. Michael Furman lectured at the New York State Bar Association’s CLE Program: Risk Management for Lawyers: 2020. Mike Furman spoke on the topic “Effective Client Relations and Resolving Attorney-Client Disputes.”  The seminar took place virtually on September 25, 2020 and was available to NY CLE attendees throughout New York State.  Click for a copy of program […]

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09/15/2020

FKB’S RACHEL AGHASSI AND CHRISTOPHER D. SKOCZEN OBTAIN A PRE-ANSWER DISMISSAL OF FEDERAL ACTION BASED ON ROOKER-FELDMAN DOCTRINE

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Christopher D. Skoczen obtained a pre-answer dismissal of a discrimination claim in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York brought against FKB’s client, an attorney who represented the executor of an estate in litigation involving the estate’s assets.  In its successful pre-answer motion to dismiss, FKB argued that the plaintiff […]

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08/19/2020

FKB’S ANDREW JONES DISCUSSES BEST PRACTICES ON THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEFENSE COUNSEL (IADC) WEBINAR “CASE WITHIN A CASE: DEFENSE OF A LEGAL MALPRACTICE CASE VIA TRIAL OF THE UNDERLYING ACTION.”

The Webinar will analyze defending a legal liability claim via the trial of the underlying case. The Webinar will also address other Professional Liability Defenses, but will focus on the strategy and mechanics of proving no causation/damages via trial of the “case within a case.” Learn more and register: https://www.iadclaw.org/events/case-within-a-case-defense-of-a-legal-malpractice-case-via-trial-of-the-underlying-action/

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08/18/2020

FKB’S FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT NYP CHALK/CORBIN HILL FOOD PROJECT

In response to the food shortage crisis confronting New Yorkers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP is fundraising for NYP CHALK to help feed our fellow New Yorkers who have been suffering due to the coronavirus pandemic. NYP CHALK is an organization that helps children learn about healthy and active lifestyles. […]

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07/13/2020

FKB’S ANDREW S. KOWLOWITZ AND DANIEL BUTLER OBTAIN SUMMARY JUDGMENT DISMISSING CLAIMS AGAINST A CONSTRUCTION SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTOR

FKB’s Andrew Kowlowitz and Daniel Butler have obtained summary judgment dismissing a third-party action and all cross claims against their client, a New York City-based construction company retained to install and erect a scaffold on a construction site.  Plaintiff’s personal injury claim arises from a trip-and-fall over the cross-bracing of pipe scaffolding, installed by FKB’s […]

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07/13/2020

FKB’s Andrew Tobman obtains a voluntary dismissal for podiatrist, and limits the defendant/group practice’s exposure to vicarious responsibility, only.  The matter is a malpractice case alleging that two podiatrist caused (through excision of a diabetic ulcer), and failed to timely diagnose and treat a right foot osteomyelitis.  Plaintiff developed sepsis and required multiple surgeries, including […]

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07/13/2020

FKB’S Andrew Tobman represented a NYC podiatrist in a series of insurance company audit hearings, where repayment of nearly $200,000 was assessed against the clinician.  Andrew negotiated for the podiatrist to participate in billing and documentation re-education lectures, and was able to shift the alleged billing inconsistencies to the doctor’s third-party billing agency.  The insurance […]

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07/1/2020

FKB’S JENNIE M. LUNDMAN AND ANTHONY V. FRANZOLIN OBTAINED A DECISION GRANTING SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND DISMISSING A CASE AS TO A WELL-ESTABLISHED NURSING HOME THAT HAS BEEN IN OPERATION FOR MANY YEARS

FKB’s Jennie M. Lundman and Anthony V. Franzolin obtained a decision granting summary judgment and dismissing a case as to FKB’s client, a well-established nursing home that has been in operation for many years. In this case plaintiff alleged that the nursing home failed to properly assess a resident as a fall risk and implement […]

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