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Grover and Versichelli Win Dismissal of Plaintiff’s Bad Faith Claim
December 15, 2017 | Insurance Coverage
Keith Grover and Michael Versichelli recently won dismissal of two causes of action against our client, State Farm, in a lawsuit for underinsured motorist benefits in the Supreme Court, Nassau County.  The Supreme Court granted State Farm’s pre-answer motion and dismissed plaintiffs’ second and third causes of action, for bad faith and breach of State …
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Giliberti and Peress Dismiss $8 Million Construction Defect Complaint on behalf of a General Contractor
December 14, 2017 | Frank J. Giliberti | Janine L. Peress | General Liability
Frank Giliberti and Janine Peress were successful in convincing a court to dismiss a plaintiff homeowners association’s  complaint in a construction defect case, which included breach of contract and tort causes of actions. The plaintiff alleged over $8 million in remedial repair damages. The homeowner’s association opposed the motion based on the premise that it was …
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U.N.-Affiliated Initiative Gets an Assist from Rivkin Radler
December 12, 2017 | Shari Claire Lewis | Marc S. Ullman | Steven Shapiro | Nancy A. Del Pizzo | Intellectual Property | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
The Island Women Open Network (IWON), created by the Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience Initiative in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), signed an agreement engaging Rivkin Radler LLP for legal assistance. IWON’s main objective is to empower women and children at the grassroots level to transform the sustainable-energy sector of Small …
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Wilck and Fyman Successfully Defeat Claims Against Accountant
December 7, 2017 | David S. Wilck | Avigael C. Fyman | Professional Liability
David Wilck and Avigael Fyman obtained a successful result on behalf of their client, an accountant, in an action alleging claims for malpractice and fraud.  After the plaintiffs’ claims against their client were discontinued, Wilck and Fyman successfully opposed the co-defendants’ motion to amend their answer and bring the accountant back into the litigation via …
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Gumersell Co-Presenter at NBI seminar, “Helping Your Clients Select the Best Entity Option”
December 6, 2017 | Walter J. Gumersell | Corporate
Walter Gumersell was a co-presenter at the National Business Institute’s (NBI) seminar, “Helping Your Clients Select the Best Entity Option.” Program Description It’s a fact – decisions made during the start up of a business are some of the most crucial. Choosing the wrong entity can have far-reaching consequences that can deter the success of …
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Cornachio and Shin Represent Client in Sale of Industrial Property
December 4, 2017 | William Cornachio | Jenny Jinyoung Shin | Corporate
William Cornachio and Jenny Shin represented the firm’s client in the sale of its industrial property located in the Food Center area of the South Bronx to a hedge fund purchaser for 25.7 million.  With only one month between contract and closing, they addressed and resolved to the satisfaction of all participants both environmental concerns …
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Balboni on Cyber Panel for Fair Media Council
December 4, 2017 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
On Tuesday, December 5, Michael Balboni will speak at the Fair Media Council’s event, “The News Conference: Real & Powerful.” He will participate in a panel entitled, “Cyber Attack on Democracy,” moderated by Rita Ciolli, editor of the editorial and opinion pages for Newsday and amNew York. Serving on the panel with Mike are NJ Burkett, Correspondent …
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Rivkin Radler Hosts MDVIP
December 1, 2017 | Trusts & Estates
On November 30, Dennis Wiley and Richard Yam gave a presentation to doctors and clients of the concierge medical practice MDVIP entitled, “The Gift of Preparedness.” Using hypothetical scenarios and stories based on actual clients, they illustrated the types of estate and Medicaid planning tools available. They also highlighted the importance of planning ahead to …
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DiGennaro and Lewis Obtain Pre-Answer Dismissal of Complex Claims
November 29, 2017 | Janice J. DiGennaro | Shari Claire Lewis | Professional Liability
Janice DiGennaro and Shari Lewis secured pre-answer dismissal in the Nassau County Supreme Court Commercial Division of complex claims of legal malpractice involving $70 million worth of real damages based upon alleged malpractice of predecessor lawyers in the prosecution of fraud claims.  The case was a legal malpractice within a legal malpractice within a fraud …
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Shapiro to Speak at New York Health Forum
November 28, 2017 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
On December 6, Steven Shapiro will join a panel at the 8th annual New York Health Forum entitled, “Building a Right Platform: Key Legal Issues of the U.S. Beauty Industry.” Steven will speak about how pending legislation could greatly increase the Food & Drug Administration’s cosmetics regulation. For information and to register for the Forum, …
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Complaint Under Connecticut’s Apportionment Rules Sustained
November 28, 2017 | Commercial Litigation
Michael Mulè obtained a memorandum of decision on behalf of NRZ REO Inventory Corp. sustaining Rivkin Radler’s objection to plaintiff’s motion to dismiss an apportionment complaint that Rivkin Radler filed on behalf of NRZ in Connecticut State Court. …
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Leno To Be Panelist At The 16th Annual Long Island Smart Growth Summit
November 27, 2017
On Friday, December 1, David Leno is going to be a panelist at the Long Island Smart Growth Summit held at the Crest Hollow Country Club. The event will host nearly 1,200 civic organizations, chambers of commerce, environmentalists, builders, labor, design professionals, not-for-profits, young people, and Federal, State, County, Town and Village officials. The 2017 …
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Lewis Interviewed for Article in ABA’s The Woman Advocate
November 21, 2017
Shari Claire Lewis was interviewed for an article titled, “Negotiating in the Workplace, with Advice from Renowned Women Attorneys” in the American Bar Association’s Fall 2017 issue of The Woman Advocate. This article provides anecdotes from the lives of successful attorneys and their struggles with negotiating for a fair salary. To read the article click here. …
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Queenan Attends Annual Capital Holiday Lights in the Park Fundraiser
November 20, 2017
On Friday November 17, 2017, John Queenan, a board member of the Albany Police Athletic League League (PAL), attended the opening night of Capital Holiday Lights in the Park on Washington Park, the border of which Rivkin Radler’s Albany office sits. The opening night is a sponsor only attendance night and marks the official start …
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Krinick, Savino and Mascia Honored With Leadership In Law Awards From LIBN
November 17, 2017
NEW YORK – – Nov. 16, 2017 – Rivkin Radler is proud to announce that William M. Savino, Evan H. Krinick and Henry M. Mascia have each received a Leadership in Law award from Long Island Business News in the categories of Lifetime Achievement, Partner and Associate, respectfully. The awards recognize individuals who demonstrate dedication, …
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