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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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05/2/2019

FKB’S NEIL S. KORNFELD AND TRAVIS J. LONG OBTAIN FAVORABLE JURY VERDICT IN A “DAMAGES ONLY” TRIAL IN BRONX COUNTY, SUPREME COURT

Neil S. Kornfeld & Travis J. Long recently obtained a highly favorable jury verdict in Bronx County Supreme Court, in a damages only trial before Justice Ruben Franco.  The case involved an elderly but very active plaintiff who was volunteering at a hospital 3 days per week .  Plaintiff suffered a fall as a result […]

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04/29/2019

FKB’S ANDREW S. KOWLOWITZ AND JASON A. KAYNE SUCCESSFULLY OBTAIN FEDERAL COURT DISMISSAL OF CLAIMS SOUNDING IN CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS ALLEGED AGAINST CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Jason A. Kayne obtained a pre-answer dismissal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, pursuant to Fed Rule 12-b (6), of claims alleging legal malpractice and constitutional violations in connection with a lawyer/defendant’s representation in an underlying New York State criminal action. In the […]

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04/29/2019

FKB’S A. MICHAEL FURMAN AND SPENCER A. RICHARDS SUCCESSFULLY OBTAIN SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN SUFFOLK COUNTY SUPREME COURT DISMISSING A LEGAL MALPRACTICE CLAIM

On March 20, 2019, FKB obtained a CPLR § 3212 summary judgment dismissal in the Supreme Court, Suffolk County of a legal malpractice claim for successfully arguing that the plaintiffs failed to prove the existence of an attorney-client relationship. During the underlying mortgage transaction, FKB’s client provided a standard form sales contract to a mortgage […]

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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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