07/10/2014

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Jessica C. Serrano win a Plaintiff’s verdict on behalf of a law firm following a four week jury trial in New York Supreme Court, New York County.

FKB’s client is a law firm, specializing in the practice of matrimonial and family law. The Firm was previously retained by the client/defendant in a contested divorce proceeding. After rendering extensive legal services on behalf of the defendant, the Firm, on consent, withdrew escrow funds to pay a portion of their outstanding legal fees. Defendant […]

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06/18/2014

FKB employees participated in the American Heart Association 3 Mile Wall Street Run & Heart Walk.

On June 18, 2014 Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP employees participated in the American Heart Association 3 mile Wall Street Run & Heart Walk. FKB employee Alec Bromka took first place out of 5,492 participants with a time of 15:21. The event was a fundraiser working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease. FKB congratulates […]

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06/5/2014

FKB employees participated in the 38th annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge 5K in Central Park.

On June 5, 2014 Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP employees participated in the 38th annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge 5K in Central Park. The event highlights fitness and camaraderie enjoyed by the 940 companies who participated, as well as the event’s commitment to the Central Park Conservancy, the race beneficiary. Great job to everyone who […]

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05/22/2014

Andrew S. Kowlowitz obtains dismissal of legal malpractice claim against a landlord-tenant attorney.

FKB’s client is a New York law firm with significant experience representing clients in landlord-tenant litigation. The matter arose from the defendant-attorney’s representation of the plaintiff (a landlord/housing cooperative) in connection with the prosecution of a non-payment summary proceeding against a commercial tenant, a Cuban restaurant. The landlord alleged that the tenant had defaulted on […]

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05/22/2014

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Bain R. Loucks presented a CLE at the Bronx County Bar Association entitled “Risk Management Practices and Legal Malpractice Basics.”

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Bain R. Loucks presented a CLE at the Bronx County Bar Association entitled “Risk Management Practices and Legal Malpractice Basics.” The CLE focused on law practice management, strategies for reducing risk as well as an in-depth discussion of common claims and defenses to legal malpractice claims with a focus on […]

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05/19/2014

Andrew S. Kowlowitz wins dismissal of a legal malpractice action against a personal injury attorney, arising from the prosecution of a catastrophic injury to a minor claim.

FKB’s client is a personal injury attorney with a solo practice. This matter arose from the attorney’s representation of a four (4) year-old minor who fell out of an apartment window without window guards and suffered irreversible brain damage. FKB’s client prosecuted an action against the plaintiff’s landlord through trial, and ultimately secured a $2 […]

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05/16/2014

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz obtains a defense verdict of a legal malpractice counter-claim following a bench trial.

FKB’s client is a law firm, specializing in the practice of family law. The Firm was previously retained by the defendant in a guardianship proceeding. The Firm rendered extensive legal services on behalf of the defendant, and requested payment of invoices on several occasions. The defendant failed to remit payment. As a result, the Firm […]

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05/2/2014

FKB’s Andrew R. Jones and Bain R. Loucks win motion for summary judgment dismissing a $5 million legal malpractice claim.

FKB’s Andrew R. Jones and Bain R. Loucks won motion for summary judgment to dismiss a $5 million legal malpractice claim on 5/2/14. The plaintiff, a sophisticated real estate speculator, retained FKB’s client, the defendant law firm (“Firm”), in connection with plaintiff’s investment in a resort hotel located in upstate New York.  Unfortunately, plaintiff invested […]

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04/29/2014

FKB’s Andrew R. Jones and Florence N. Lishansky Lectured at the 2014 Annual Professional Fiduciary Association of California (PFAC) Conference in San Diego, California. The Conference took place from April 23-26.

FKB’s Andrew R. Jones and Florence N. Lishansky, along with guest panelists Larry Hilton, Esq. and Sheri Sudweeks, Esq. hosted a 2.5 hour General Session focusing on Risk Management and Insurance Coverage considerations for professional fiduciaries. Topics discussed included: suggested methods for avoiding claims, disputes, and lawsuits; understanding the professional fiduciary liability insurance policy; what […]

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03/7/2014

FKB participated in 2015 Cycle for Survival- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Fundraiser.

Team FKB proudly participated in Cycle for Survival on March 7, 2015 and raised over $40,000 for rare cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Photos from the day’s events are below. FKB is grateful for all the wonderful and generous support for this great charitable cause- and donations are still welcome. To donate- Click […]

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