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09/30/2022

FKB’S MIKE FURMAN SPEAKS AT COLUMBIA CANCER CENTER’S CPDM TOWN HALL

On September 30, 2022, FKB’s Mike Furman spoke at the CPDM (Clinical Trial Data Management) Town Hall at the Irving Cancer Research Center on the Columbia University Medical Center Campus.  The focus of Mike’s presentation was on the clinical trial patient’s perspective, and the positive impact that the clinical trial nurses, doctors, researchers and administrators […]

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09/22/2022

FKB’S ANDREW KOWLOWITZ AND DAVID GORELICK OBTAIN SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND DISMISSAL OF LABOR LAW ACTION ON BEHALF OF A CONTRACTOR

FKB’s Andrew Kowlowitz and David Gorelick have successfully obtained summary judgment and dismissal of all claims against FKB’s client, a plumbing contractor, in the Queens County Supreme Court. In its motion for summary judgment, FKB successful argued, among other things, that the scope of FKB’s client’s plumbing work was limited to solely the interior of […]

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09/13/2022

FKB’s RACHEL AGHASSI AND SALVATORE LAPETINA OBTAIN PRE-ANSWER DISMISSAL OF A LEGAL MALPRACTICE ACTION ARISING FROM AN UNDERLYING SURROGATE’S COURT MATTER

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Salvatore Lapetina successfully obtained Pre-Answer dismissal of a Complaint alleging legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract filed in the Supreme Court, Westchester County against FKB’s client arising out of FKB’s client’s representation of trust beneficiaries in a related Surrogate’s Court Matter. In the Surrogate’s Matter, the plaintiffs, beneficiaries of a trust, […]

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08/30/2022

FKB’S VELOCITY TEAM- COLUMBIA’S RIDE TO END CANCER

On October 2, 2022, Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP will once again participate in Velocity- Columbia University Medical Center’s fundraiser for clinical care and research at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.  To learn more about Velocity, click here: www.velocityride.org. Velocity will be in person once again!  Team FKB will participate in two ways- on October […]

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08/24/2022

FKB’S ANDREW TOBMAN WINS AT TRIAL

FKB’s Andrew Tobman secured a unanimous defense verdict defending a hospital in Kings County Supreme Court before Judge Edwards against claims of podiatric malpractice. Plaintiff alleged that the codefendant podiatric surgeon and the hospital clinic staff failed to attempt conservative/non-operative treatment prior to performing a major right foot reconstruction. Plaintiff further claimed that the surgeon […]

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08/24/2022

FKB’S TRACY S. KATZ OBTAINS A DEFENSE VERDICT IN A CHIROPRACTIC MALPRACTICE CASE IN BRONX CIVIL SMALL CLAIMS COURT

FKB’s Tracy S. Katz obtains a defense verdict in a chiropractic malpractice case in Bronx Civil Small Claims Court. Plaintiff sued FKB’s client, a chiropractor, alleging that he negligently utilized electrical stimulation on her back, causing 2nd degree burns and permanent scarring.  At trial, defendant argued that the chiropractor’s use of the electrical stimulation machine […]

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08/22/2022

FKB’S RACHEL AGHASSI AND ASHER KEST OBTAINED A RARE PRE-ANSWER DISMISSAL OF A CYBER-SECURITY BREACH COMPLAINT AGAINST AN ATTORNEY

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Asher Kest obtained a rare pre-answer dismissal of a cyber-security breach complaint seeking contribution, indemnity, and legal malpractice subrogation against attorneys who allegedly wired funds to an incorrect bank account as the result of a cyber-scam. The decision was recently upheld on a motion to reargue. As part of a property […]

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08/9/2022

FKB’S A. MICHAEL FURMAN, AARON M. BARHAM AND MEGAN SMITH OBTAIN 3211 DISMISSAL OF A THIRD-PARTY COMPLAINT ON BEHALF OF A TRANSACTIONAL ATTORNEY IN SUPREME COURT, SUFFOLK COUNTY

FKB’s A. Michael Furman, Aaron M. Barham and Megan Smith obtained pre-answer dismissal of a third-party complaint on behalf of a transactional attorney who represented the first-party plaintiffs in an asset sale agreement.  This agreement was the subject of an underlying commercial litigation that was decided against the first-party plaintiffs, who then sued their litigation attorney (not FKB’s […]

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08/2/2022

FURMAN KORNFELD & BRENNAN LLP IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT DAVID S. STEINBRUCK HAS BEEN NAMED OF COUNSEL OF THE FIRM, EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2022

David B. Steinbruck  is based in Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP’s New York office. Mr. Steinbruck’s practice focuses on: (1) general liability litigation with a focus on construction related matters; (2) legal malpractice and professional liability; and (3) insurance coverage analysis and related litigation. His practice primarily focuses on construction related litigation involving New York’s […]

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06/30/2022

FKB’S ANDREW JONES AND SHARI SCKOLNICK OBTAIN PRE-ANSWER DISMISSAL OF LEGAL MALPRACTICE ACTION ARISING FROM A FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING

FKB’s Andrew Jones and Shari Sckolnick obtained a pre-answer dismissal of a complicated legal malpractice action from Westchester County Supreme Court, arising from an underlying foreclosure proceeding.  Plaintiff, an investor in a loan, alleged legal malpractice, a claim for punitive damages and purported breaches of the Rules of Professional Conduct arising from FKB’s client’s representation […]

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