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04/25/2019

FKB’S ANDREW S. KOWLOWITZ OBTAINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN HIGH EXPOSURE LEGAL MALPRACTICE CLAIM

On April 17, 2019, FKB successfully obtained summary judgment of a high exposure legal malpractice claim in New York County Supreme Court. In the underlying case, a wealthy landlord/developer in Manhattan retained FKB’s client to help him stave off a foreclosure action in connection with a commercial mortgage loan he procured.  The loans were secured […]

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04/25/2019

FKB’S ANDREW S. KOWLOWITZ AND AARON M. BARHAM OBTAIN DISMISSAL OF A HIGH EXPOSURE LEGAL MALPRACTICE CLAIM AS BARRED BY THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

FKB successfully obtained CPLR § 3211 pre-answer dismissal in the Supreme Court, New York County of a legal malpractice claim as barred by the statute of limitations.  In the underlying case, FKB’s client represented a utilities company in a high exposure premises liability claim in which the client’s answer was stricken for failing to produce […]

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04/24/2019

FKB’S TRACY S. KATZ OBTAINS DISMISSAL OF CLAIM AGAINST A SECURITY GUARD COMPANY FOR ALLEGED INJURIES SUSTAINED BY A PLAINTIFF IN A FIGHT WITH A SECURITY GUARD

FKB’s Tracy S. Katz obtains dismissal of claim against a security guard company for alleged injuries sustained by a plaintiff in a fight with a security guard. The case concerned allegations that the plaintiffs, a brother and sister, were involved in an altercation with a security guard employed by FKB’s client, a security guard company.  […]

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04/17/2019

FKB’S ANDREW S. KOWLOWITZ LECTURED AT THE NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION’S STATEWIDE LEGAL MALPRACTICE 2019 CLE IN WESTCHESTER, NY

Andrew S. Kowlowitz spoke at the New York State Bar Association’s Legal Malpractice 2019 CLE Live Program series on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Westchester, NY.  Andrew lectured on the topic of “Identifying and Responding to Professional Liability Claims.”  This program is designed to educate attorneys on how to defend a legal malpractice action. In […]

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04/11/2019

FKB’S NEIL S. KORNFELD AND TRACY S. KATZ OBTAIN DISMISSAL OF A PODIATRIC MALPRACTICE CASE AFTER AGGRESSIVE CROSS-EXAMINATION OF THE PLAINTIFF AT TRIAL

After 6 days of trial in Supreme Court, Bronx County, FKB’s Neil S. Kornfeld and Tracy S. Katz obtained dismissal of a podiatric malpractice case.  The case involved allegations that a podiatric surgeon performed an overly aggressive bunionectomy surgery, i.e. a Keller procedure, instead of performing a less risky and less invasive procedure on the […]

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04/11/2019

FKB LLP IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT ANDREW S. KOWLOWITZ AND ANDREW R. JONES HAVE BEEN MADE EQUITY PARTNERS AT THE FIRM

FKB LLP is proud to announce that Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Andrew R. Jones have been made equity partners at the Firm, effective September 2018.  “Andrew K.” and “Andrew J.” have been with FKB from inception (June 8, 2008), and it is hard to imagine how the Firm could have started, survived (and thrived) without […]

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04/9/2019

FKB’S ANDREW TOBMAN GRANTED SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN A CASE ALLEGING FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE SPINAL OSTEOMYELITIS

FKB’s Andrew Tobman granted summary judgment in a case alleging failure to diagnose spinal osteomyelitis.  Andrew successfully represented an internist and his professional group at oral arguments, seeking summary judgment.  Judge Judith McMahon ruled in favor of the defendant and his primary care practice finding that the doctor was justified to rely on the recommendation […]

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04/2/2019

FKB’S ANDREW R. JONES WILL BE SPEAKING AT THE PROFESSIONAL FIDUCIARY ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA ON APRIL 2, 2019

Andrew R. Jones is speaking at the upcoming Professional Fiduciary Association of California’s Mini Ed Day on the topic Practice Risk Management: Duties, Liabilities, Litigation and Protection. The program will address risk management considerations specific to professional fiduciary practices. The program will also hold a panel discussion and Q & A session to address particular […]

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04/2/2019

FKB’S RACHEL AGHASSI AND SHARI SCKOLNICK LISTED AS NEW YORK METRO TOP WOMEN SUPER LAWYERS 2019 SUPPLEMENT IN THE NEW YORK TIMES NEWSPAPER

FKB is pleased to announce that Rachel Aghassi and Shari Sckolnick were listed in the New York Metro Top Women Super Lawyers 2019 supplement in The New York Times newspaper which was published on Sunday, March 24, 2019. The Super Lawyers selection methodology comprises a statewide nomination process, independent research, and peer review by practice area, selecting only 5 […]

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03/25/2019

FKB’s Andrew R. Jones and Rachel Aghassi lectured at the New York State Bar Association’s Statewide Legal Malpractice 2019 CLE in Albany, NY

Andrew R. Jones and Rachel Aghassi were speakers at the New York State Bar Association’s Legal Malpractice 2019 CLE Live Program series on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in Albany, NY which was also streamed on a live webcast.  FKB’s A. Michael Furman is the Overall Planning Chair for this program series. Andrew R. Jones presented a […]

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