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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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06/22/2020

FKB’s A. MICHAEL FURMAN AND AARON M. BARHAM OBTAIN A PRE-ANSWER DISMISSAL OF LEGAL MALPRACTICE COUNTERCLAIMS ARISING FROM AN UNDERLYING PRISON BURN INJURY CASE

FKB’s  A. Michael Furman and Aaron M. Barham obtained a pre-answer dismissal of a legal malpractice counterclaim brought against FKB’s client, a personal injury litigator who sought to recoup contingency fee proceeds from an underlying prison burn injury settlement.  In its successful pre-answer motion to dismiss, FKB annexed documentary evidence that disproved the claimant’s allegations that FKB’s client purportedly […]

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05/7/2020

Highest Court in New York Issues Rare Decision on Judiciary Law §487 Governing Allegations of Deception Against Attorneys

The New York Court of Appeals has just issued a rare decision finding that a Judiciary Law § 487 claim cannot be sustained if the claim arises out of an attorney’s alleged misconduct occurring before the underlying litigation was commenced, or after it concluded.  See Bill Birds, Inc. v. Stein Law Firm, P.C., _ N.Y.3d __, […]

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05/6/2020

FKB IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT ELEVEN FKB ATTORNEYS WERE LISTED IN THE 2020 NEW YORK METRO AREA SUPER LAWYERS LIST

A. Michael Furman, Neil S. Kornfeld, Patrick J. Brennan, Andrew S. Kowlowitz, Andrew R. Jones and Shari Sckolnick  were listed as super lawyers in the 2020 New York Metro Area Super Lawyers list and Rachel Aghassi, Benjamin Oxenberg, Daniel Butler,  Aaron Barham  and Spencer Richards  were listed as New York Metro Rising Stars. “Super Lawyers” is a list of preeminent lawyers drawn from various […]

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04/21/2020

FKB’S RACHEL AGHASSI AND CHRISTOPHER D. SKOCZEN OBTAIN PRE-ANSWER DISMISSAL OF ACTION IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT, EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ON PROCEDURAL GROUNDS

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Christopher D. Skoczen obtained a pre-answer dismissal of an action against a law firm brought in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, alleging, inter alia, fraud, civil rights violations, and violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.  In its pre-answer motion to dismiss, FKB successfully argued that […]

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04/10/2020

FKB’S UPDATE ON COVID-19’S ACCELERATION OF TELEMEDICINE

“Covid-19 Accelerates the Use of Telemedicine” by Neil S. Kornfeld and Desiree Jamasbi

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03/2/2020

FKB’S MIKE FURMAN LECTURED AT THE NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION’S RISK MANAGEMENT 2020 CLE PROGRAM

FKB’s A. Michael Furman was one of three featured speakers at the New York State Bar Association’s Risk Management 2020 CLE Program along with Marian C. Rice, Esq. of L’Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, L.L.P. and Mike Mooney, Senior Vice President and Professional Liability Practice Leader for USI Affinity.  The Risk Management 2020 CLE Program was sponsored […]

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02/27/2020

FKB’s A. MICHAEL FURMAN AND AARON M. BARHAM OBTAIN A PRE-ANSWER DISMISSAL OF LEGAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS AGAINST A REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION/LITIGATION FIRM

FKB’s  A. Michael Furman and Aaron M. Barham obtained a pre-answer dismissal of a legal malpractice claim brought in Nassau County Supreme Court against a real estate transaction/litigation firm which had represented an Indian food restaurant.  In its pre-answer motion to dismiss, FKB successfully argued that the law firm’s representation of the restaurant did not import a […]

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02/27/2020

FKB’S ANDREW S. KOWLOWITZ AND DAVID B. STEINBRUCK OBTAIN SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF A LABOR LAW 240 ACTION IN THE BRONX COUNTY SUPREME COURT

On February 14, 2020, FKB obtained summary judgment, pursuant to CPLR § 3212,  in the Bronx County Supreme Court, dismissing Labor Law claims against their client, in connection with a claim involving severe personal injuries arising from a Plaintiff’s claim of a fall from a construction scaffold.   FKB’s client, a contractor, was hired by […]

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02/5/2020

FURMAN KORNFELD & BRENNAN LLP IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT COREY M. COHEN HAS BEEN NAMED OF COUNSEL OF THE FIRM, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020

Corey M. Cohen is based in Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP’s New York office. Mr. Cohen’s practice focuses on: (1) insurance coverage analysis and litigation; (2) legal malpractice and professional liability; and (3) general liability litigation with a focus on construction related matters. His diverse experience as a member of both the Plaintiff and Defense […]

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