Year: 2024

Jun 26th, 2024

FKB’s Spencer A. Richards and Lisa Burns Obtain a Pre-Answer Dismissal of a Complaint Seeking Legal Malpractice and Fraud Claims

FKB’s Spencer A. Richards and Lisa Burns obtain a pre-answer dismissal of a complaint seeking legal malpractice and fraud claims against an attorney where FKB’s client prepared a deed altering the grantees of a property. In a CPLR 3211(a)(1) and (7) motion to dismiss, FKB successfully argued that the plaintiffs’ legal malpractice claim…

Jun 24th, 2024

FKB’s Neil Kornfeld was a Featured Speaker at The Western Foot and Ankle Conference

FKB’s Neil Kornfeld was a featured speaker at The Western Foot and Ankle Conference and participated in a panel discussion on improving patient outcomes in high-risk patients. The panel discussion analyzed both the medical and legal implications related to below-the-knee amputations using real-life cases. The Western is an annual conference…

Jun 21st, 2024

FKB’s Aaron M. Barham and Victoria A. Yachkouri Obtain First Department Decision Upholding Dismissal of a Legal Malpractice Action Arising from the Favorable Settlement of an Underlying Medical Malpractice Litigation

FKB’s Aaron M. Barham and Victoria A. Yachkouri obtained a First Department decision upholding summary judgment on behalf of a prominent medical malpractice law firm. The plaintiff asserted legal malpractice claims arising from an underlying medical malpractice lawsuit that was diligently prosecuted and successfully resolved by FKB’s client for a…

Jun 18th, 2024

FKB’s Aaron M. Barham, Sara Choe and Alec Neimand Secure Pre-Answer Dismissal On Behalf of a Public Interest Legal Services Organization

FKB’s client is an independent organization which has provided civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers for several decades.  In an underlying eviction proceeding, FKB’s client vacated a default judgment against the plaintiff before withdrawing as counsel due to fundamental differences in the representation.  When Plaintiff brought this action in…

Jun 14th, 2024

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Salvatore Lapetina Obtain Pre-Answer Dismissal of Cyber-Security and Legal Malpractice Claim on Behalf of Attorney

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Salvatore Lapetina obtain a pre-answer dismissal of a cyber-security breach complaint seeking legal malpractice against an attorney where funds were wired to an incorrect bank account as the result of a cyber-scam. During a real estate transaction where FKB’s client represented the seller, a cyber-criminal infiltrated…

Jun 12th, 2024

FKB Partners Patrick Brennan and Ita Parnass Secured a Unanimous Defense Verdict Following a 4-week Trial in the Southern District of New York

FKB partners Patrick Brennan and Ita Parnass secured a unanimous defense verdict following a 4-week trial in the Southern District of New York . Our client was  a  local hospital accused of medical malpractice leading to the death of a 29 year old patient. The trial also included allegations of…

Jun 12th, 2024

FKB Participates in the 2024 American Heart Association Wall Street 5K Run/Walk

On May 16, 2024, Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP participated in the American Heart Association’s 2024 Wall Street 5K Run/Walk.  Team FKB helped raise money and awareness for this worthy cause, followed by a well-deserved cocktail party afterwards!  

May 22nd, 2024

FKB’s Neil Kornfeld was a Speaker at the 26th Annual Georgia Foot & Ankle Summit Sponsored by the Georgia Podiatric Medical Association Conference

FKB’s Neil Kornfeld was a speaker at the 26th Annual Georgia Foot & Ankle Summit sponsored by the Georgia Podiatric Medical Association Conference. The Summit included workshops and panel discussions relaying the latest advances in the practice of podiatric medicine. Neil was part of a panel presentation which focused on…

May 17th, 2024

FKB’s David Furman Successfully Argues Appeal Affirming Dismissal of a Legal Malpractice and Judiciary Law §487 Action Against a Veteran Trial Lawyer Arising Out of a Disputed Settlement

FKB’s David Furman defended an appeal before the Appellate Division, First Department, which affirmed, with costs, the dismissal of a legal malpractice and Judiciary Law §487 action against FKB’s client, a well-known veteran trial lawyer. In this professional liability lawsuit, the plaintiff, himself a very experienced lawyer, hired FKB’s client…

May 13th, 2024

FKB’s Aaron M. Barham and Steven Kaufman Secure Pre-Answer Dismissal Of a Legal Malpractice Claim Arising From an Alleged Concurrent Representation Conflict

FKB’s Aaron M. Barham and Steven Kaufman secured a CPLR 3211 dismissal of a legal malpractice complaint, in New York County Supreme Court, arising from an alleged concurrent representation conflict of interest. FKB’s client represented the Plaintiff and a non-party property developer in preparing a settlement agreement regarding a construction…

May 9th, 2024

FKB’s Andrew R. Jones and Alec Neimand Obtain Pre-Answer Dismissal for Real Estate Attorney

FKB’s Andrew R. Jones and Alec Neimand secured pre-answer dismissal of a legal malpractice complaint on behalf of a real estate attorney in Nassau County Supreme Court. Plaintiff alleged FKB’s client committed malpractice by allegedly not advising Plaintiff that the name of a third-party contributing to Plaintiff’s purchase of home…

May 9th, 2024

FKB’s Neil Kornfeld Obtains a Defense Verdict on Behalf of a Hospital in Supreme Court, Dutchess County

FKB’s Neil Kornfeld obtains a defense verdict on behalf of a hospital in Supreme Court, Dutchess County. Plaintiff claimed that the defendant Hospital and ER staff failed to timely diagnose a bowel perforation resulting in sepsis and multiple surgeries. Plaintiff alleged that she presented to the hospital with an acute…

Apr 30th, 2024

FKB’s Aaron M. Barham And Alec Neimand Obtain Pre-Answer Dismissal For a Criminal Defense Attorney

FKB’s Aaron M. Barham and Alec Neimand secured pre-answer dismissal of a legal malpractice complaint on behalf of a criminal defense attorney in New York County Supreme Court. Plaintiff alleged that FKB’s client committed malpractice by attempting to negotiate a resolution with the ADA instead of moving to dismiss for “malicious prosecution.”  In securing…

Apr 30th, 2024

FKB’s Aaron M. Barham And Alec Neimand Secure CPLR 3211 Dismissal Of A Legal Malpractice Claim On Behalf of a Real Estate Attorney

FKB’s Aaron M. Barham and Alec Neimand secured a CPLR 3211 dismissal of a legal malpractice complaint on behalf of a real estate attorney Westchester County Supreme Court. FKB’s client represented the Plaintiff in the purchase of a Manhattan luxury co-op apartment. After the Plaintiff purchaser withdrew the application facing possible rejection by the…

Apr 25th, 2024

FKB’s John Gizunterman and Kevin Grande Successfully Obtained Summary Judgment in a Medical Malpractice Claim Against a Major Metropolitan Hospital

FKB’s John Gizunterman and Kevin Grande successfully obtained summary judgment in a medical malpractice claim against a major metropolitan hospital. In this action plaintiff alleged multiple deviations from the standard of care resulting in development of a sacral ulcer. In the hospital’s defense, FKB successfully argued that the sacral ulcer…

Apr 16th, 2024

FKB’s Hillary Agins and Brian Dwyer Successfully Obtain Summary Judgment on a Multifaceted Medical Malpractice Claim Against FKB’s Clients

FKB’s Hillary Agins and Brian Dwyer Successfully Obtain Summary Judgment on a multifaceted medical malpractice claim against FKB’s clients. This action involved allegations that defendants were negligent in first, prescribing the medication amantadine to the plaintiff, and then, discontinuing the medication. She alleged that the care rendered by the defendants…

Mar 11th, 2024

FKB’s John Gizunterman and Christopher Fox Obtain Dismissal of a Kings County Action Alleging Medical Malpractice

FKB’s John Gizunterman and Christopher Fox obtain dismissal of a Kings County action alleging medical malpractice. In this action FKB represented a prominent New York pulmonologist against allegations of failure to diagnose pneumonia. In reaching its decision the Court accepted FKB’s argument that plaintiff’s presentation was consistent with her chronic conditions…

Mar 8th, 2024

FKB’s Aaron M. Barham and Alec Neimand Secured a CPLR 3211 Dismissal of a Third-Party Contribution Claim in Westchester County Supreme Court.

FKB’s Aaron M. Barham and Alec Neimand secured a CPLR 3211 dismissal of a third-party contribution claim in Westchester County Supreme Court. FKB’s client represents the first-party plaintiff in a legal malpractice action involving an alleged failure to commence a personal injury action against a municipality within the applicable statute of limitations. The…

Feb 27th, 2024

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi And Lisa Burns Successfully Dismissed Plaintiff’s Complaint In Connection To Her Claims Against A Former Justice Of The New York County Supreme Court, Acting In His Court-appointed Capacity As A Judicial Receiver

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Lisa Burns successfully dismissed Plaintiff’s Complaint in connection to her claims against a former Justice of the New York County Supreme Court, acting in his court-appointed capacity as a judicial receiver.  The lawsuit against FKB’s client, a well-respected former NYS Supreme Court Justice, stemmed from an underlying, contested matrimonial…

Feb 26th, 2024

Tracy S. Katz Obtains Summary Judgment And Dismissal Of Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Action

Tracy S. Katz obtains summary judgment and dismissal of plaintiff’s medical malpractice action against FKB’s client, a cardiologist, in a case alleging the cardiologist failed to prevent decedent’s heart attack and wrongful death. This action involved allegations that defendants were negligent in failing to diagnose and treat decedent’s cardiac and/or…

Feb 15th, 2024

FKB’s Andrew Kowlowitz And Asher Kest Sucessfully Obtain Summary Judgment On Rare Dismissal Of A Lawsuit Against An Attorney Pursuant To CPLR § 3126

FKB’s Andrew Kowlowitz and Asher Kest successfully moved for summary judgment on an investment fraud case which began in 2018. Plaintiff alleged a complex multi-party conspiracy to defraud large scale investors in a plan to program to support developing nations (both in “gold bars and/or diamonds” mined locally, and humanitarian…

Jan 30th, 2024

FKB’s Neil Kornfeld Was A Faculty Member And Speaker At The Science & Management Symposium Organized By The Florida Podiatric Medical Association.

FKB’s Neil Kornfeld was a faculty member and speaker at the Science & Management Symposium organized by the Florida Podiatric Medical Association. Neil presented catastrophic injury cases with an infectious disease specialist.  The Science & Management Symposium is comprised of workshops and seminars designed to educate professionals on scientific advancements…

Jan 30th, 2024

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi And Christopher D. Skoczen Prevail Against Plaintiff’s Appeal Of Dismissal Of Accounting Malpractice Claim And Clarify Law Regarding Accountants’ Scope Of Duty In Review Engagements

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Christopher D. Skoczen successfully opposed the appeal of the appellant, a textile company, seeking to overturn the Supreme Court’s order and reinstate accounting malpractice and breach of contract claims against FKB’s client.  The Appellate Division, First Department denied the appeal and affirmed the order of dismissal. …

Jan 30th, 2024

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi And Asher Kest Successfully Obtain Two Pre-answer Dismissals Of Complaint And Amended Complaint For Tortious Interference With Contract And Fraud Claims Against National Law Firm Defendant In The Commercial Division Of The Supreme Court, New York County

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Asher Kest successfully obtain two pre-answer dismissals of complaint and amended complaint for tortious interference with contract and fraud claims against national law firm defendant in the commercial division of the Supreme Court, New York County. Plaintiffs financed a corporate asset litigation with a $1,000,000 note…

Jan 30th, 2024

FKB’s Tracy S. Katz, Susan M. Thomas And Daniel Mancini Obtain Dismissal Of A Federal Court Action Alleging Medical Malpractice And Violation Of Constitutional Rights

FKB’s Tracy S. Katz, Susan M. Thomas and Daniel Mancini obtain dismissal of a federal court action alleging medical malpractice and violation of constitutional rights asserted against FKB’s client, a radiology technician.  FKB represented a radiology technician who was working at the Manhattan Correctional Center.   Plaintiff argued that our insured…

Jan 26th, 2024

FKB’s Neil Kornfeld Was A Featured Speaker At The New York Podiatric Clinical Conference On January 18, 2024

FKB’s Neil Kornfeld was a featured speaker at the New York Podiatric Clinical Conference on January 18, 2024.  The New York Clinical Conference is an annual meeting for podiatrists throughout New York State highlighting scientific and practice developments.  Neil presented cases and discussed theories of liability, risk management, and defense…

Jan 5th, 2024

Furman Kornfeld & Brennan Llp Is Pleased To Announce That Hillary C. Agins And David B. Steinbruck Have Been Named Partner, Effective January 1, 2024

We are pleased to announce that Hillary C. Agins and David B. Steinbruck have been elevated to Partner effective January 1, 2024. Hillary has been a key member of the Med Mal team since she joined FKB as Of Counsel in 2021. Hillary’s experience and dedication to FKB’s healthcare clients…

Jan 3rd, 2024

FKB’s Aaron M. Barham And Christopher D. Skoczen Obtain Complete Dismissal Of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act And Disenfranchisement Claims On Behalf Of Condominium Counsel

FKB’s Aaron M. Barham and Christopher D. Skoczen delivered a win for their clients, counsel for the board of managers of a condominium, in prevailing on a motion to dismiss in Westchester County Supreme Court.  Plaintiffs were condominium unit owners who refused to pay their common charges pending repairs to…