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Del Pizzo Quoted in WestLaw
February 27 | 2017

Nancy Del Pizzo appeared in a WestLaw article entitled, “Patent Act Liability Needs More Than One U.S.-Made Component,” in which she discusses the implications of Life Technologies Corp. et al. v. Promega Corp. For the full text of the article, click here.

Mascia and Tare Victorious at Appellate Term, Second Department
February 21 | 2017

Henry Mascia and Joshua Tare obtained a significant victory at the Appellate Term, which determined that the apartment owned by the firm’s client was exempt from the Rent Stabilization Code.  Mascia and Tare convinced the Appellate Term that the apartment was not subject to the Rent Stabilization Code because the building had been “substantially rehabilitated” …Continue

DiGennaro Presents at New York State Bar Association’s Legal Malpractice Conference
February 17 | 2017

Janice DiGennaro presents at the New York State Bar Association’s Legal Malpractice Conference entitled, “Professional Liability Claims, Litigation Strategies, Attorney Discipline and Ethics.”  The conference will be held on March 31 at the Melville Marriott, Melville, NY. Janice will present, “Common Defenses to the Malpractice Action and Related Causes of Action.” Program Description: Lawsuits against …Continue

Feuer and Panagopoulos Close on the Acquisition of a Bethpage Federal Credit Union Bank Branch
February 16 | 2017

Scott Feuer and John Panagopoulos closed on the acquisition of a Bethpage Federal Credit Union bank branch located at 405 Nassau Rd., Roosevelt, NY, for a purchase price of $2.2 million.

Kornblum and Landsman Facilitate the Sale of New York City Property
February 16 | 2017

During a three day closing that concluded on January 13, 2017, Yaron Kornblum and Marie Landsman represented the seller in the sale of properties located at 3880 Broadway, 543-545 West 162nd St. & 75 Ft. Washington Ave., New York City for an aggregate purchase price of $40 million.  The transaction was facilitated subject to a …Continue

Robertelli Successfully Defends Pritchard Industries Inc., a Regional Janitorial Services Company
February 16 | 2017

In a case brought by an employee working at a firm located in the Gateway in Newark, NJ who was purportedly injured in a common area there, John Robertelli obtained summary judgment and successfully argued that the accident occurred at a time and place when the facility’s janitorial services, under subcontractor, Pritchard, were not obligated …Continue

Ullman Participates in American Herbal Products Association Webinar
February 14 | 2017

On March 28, Marc Ullman will be participating in a webinar sponsored by the American Herbal Products Association entitled, “Claims Substantiation – Ensuring Your Dietary Supplement Claims are Truthful, Substantiated and Will Help Sell Your Product.”  The webinar will address legal standards, today’s regulatory environment and the lawsuit risks and liabilities marketers face if claims …Continue

Richman Featured in Thomson Reuters Podcast on Telemedicine
February 14 | 2017

David Richman was featured in a podcast for Thomas Reuters on the impact of telemedicine on healthcare privacy laws. Click here to hear the podcast.

Ade and Pappas Secure Win before the New Jersey Appellate Division
February 14 | 2017

Brian Ade and Alexander Pappas secured a win before the New Jersey Appellate Division for United Water New Jersey, Inc.  The Court affirmed summary judgment, agreeing that plaintiff failed to establish a prima facie case of negligence.  The Appellate Court agreed that plaintiff had not established our client owned the curb stop where plaintiff tripped, …Continue

Merkrebs Obtains Summary Judgment Dismissing Complaint on behalf of Client
February 14 | 2017

Howard Merkrebs obtained summary judgment dismissing the complaint against clients, the Webers, in an action stemming from an automobile accident.    The plaintiffs’ commercial vehicle and premises were damaged by a vehicle stolen from the Webers’ driveway.  The key to the Webers’ vehicle was left in another vehicle also located in their driveway.  Plaintiffs retained an “automobile …Continue

Gordon and Spero present at Nassau County Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Committee
February 14 | 2017

On February 15, Stuart Gordon and Matthew Spero will present “Jevic and Structured Dismissals” to the Nassau County Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Committee.  E.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy Judge Louis Scarcella and William Harrington (the U.S. Trustee for Regions 1 and 2) were also on the panel.

Jenna Gabay Joins Rivkin Radler
February 13 | 2017

Uniondale, New York – January 2017 – Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Jenna Gabay has joined the firm as an associate in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group, resident in the New Jersey office. Jenna Gabay, of Cresskill, NJ represents pharmaceutical and other corporate clients in both federal and …Continue

Krinick quoted in LIBN
February 8 | 2017

Evan Krinick was featured in a Jan. 20, 2017 article in Long Island Business News entitled, “Making Partner in 2017.” He detailed the qualities an associate needs to achieve partner at Rivkin Radler. Comparing to the year when I first elevated to partner — 1992 — we now look for more evidence of a person’s …Continue

Troisi, Riverso, and Welch Obtain Dismissal for Homeowners Insurer, Defeating Policyholder’s Estoppel Claim
February 6 | 2017

Rivkin Radler partners, Michael Troisi, Pia Riverso, and Michael Welch, defeated a policyholder’s suit for breach of contract and bad faith on the basis that the policyholder’s claim was time-barred and was not subject to tolling.  The dispute arose from a retaining wall that was damaged a decade earlier.  The policyholder filed a claim with …Continue

Bendix Obtains Complete Dismissal in Construction Accident Lawsuit
February 3 | 2017

Bruce Bendix obtained summary judgment dismissing the complaint against our client, S.A. Gavish, Inc., in an action where plaintiff alleged that Gavish was a general contractor pursuant to Labor Law Section 240(1) and therefore should be held strictly liable to the plaintiff.  Gavish was the owner’s representative for construction work that was being performed.  The …Continue

Ade & Pappas Secure Summary Judgement
February 3 | 2017

Brian Ade and Alexander Pappas won a Motion for Summary Judgement before Judge Farrington in Bergen County, on behalf of SUEZ Water New Jersey Inc., dismissing Plaintiff’s complaint with prejudice. To read the full decision, Click Here.

Ullman quoted in
February 2 | 2017

Marc Ullman was quoted in a article entitled, “Trump’s Executive Order Could Upend Current Regulatory Structure, Experts Say.” Pres. Trump’s executive order requiring new regulations to be offset by the elimination of existing ones could wreak havoc with the pending roll-out of long awaited rules, such as the NDI draft guidance, observers say. Click …Continue

Bruno to present at New York State Bar
February 2 | 2017

On Friday, March 24, Jonathan Bruno will present “Legal Malpractice 2017: Professional Liability Claims, Litigation Strategies, and Attorney Disciplinary Procedures.” The course, which offers 4 MCLE credits, including 3 ethics credits, will be held at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. Learn about sources of legal malpractice claims and ethical considerations. Learn how …Continue

Grover and Versichelli Win Dismissal of Plaintiff’s Bad Faith Claim
February 2 | 2017

Keith Grover and Michael Versichelli won dismissal of two causes of action against our client, State Farm, in a lawsuit for underinsured motorist benefits.  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 Farm’s “absolute duties and obligations,” respectively.  The court …Continue

Rivkin Radler Secures Affirmance of Summary Judgment On Behalf of State Farm
February 2 | 2017

Rivkin Radler recently secured an affirmance of summary judgment from the United States Court of Appeals  for the Second Circuit in favor of State Farm Fire & Casualty Company, based on the insureds’ failure to comply with the policy condition that requires prompt reporting  of the loss. In this case the plaintiffs, Nikolai and Hartyun …Continue

Malerba and Kozicz publish article in FC&S Legal
January 31 | 2017

Benjamin P. Malerba and Ada Kozicz’s article, “New York Announces Revisions and Delayed Implementation of Cyber Regulations,” appeared in the Jan. 17, 2017, issue of FC&S Legal. Click here to read the article.

Novikoff Receives Defense Verdict In Reverse Race Discrimination Trial
January 31 | 2017

After a one week trial before the Honorable Leonard D. Wexler of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Ken Novikoff, representing the former Mayor of the Village of Freeport Andrew Hardwick, received a jury verdict in favor of Mayor Hardwick and the Village of Freeport in a reverse race …Continue

Kaiser and Lampert Obtain Complete Dismissal of All Charges.
January 31 | 2017

Jeff Kaiser and Matt Lampert recently obtained a complete dismissal of all charges pending against a national restaurant chain located in Rockville Centre. On October 26, 2016, the Rockville Centre police department charged the restaurant with a violation of New York’s general business law for failure to possess a security guard contract and a violation …Continue

Robertelli and Doran Secure Summary Judgment on behalf of National Commercial Property Developer/Owner
January | 2017

John Robertelli and Patricia Doran were victorious in obtaining summary judgment on behalf of our client, The Benderson Development Corporation in a personal injury action where Plaintiff was seeking significant monetary damages arising from injuries requiring multiple surgeries and a claim of permanent disability. At issue was the legal interpretation of a series of complex commercial …Continue

Bendix Obtains Dismissal of Personal Injury Lawsuit
January 30 | 2017

Bruce Bendix obtained summary judgment dismissing the complaint against our client, The Rockland Boulders, a minor league baseball team, in an action where plaintiff was injured when he was struck by a foul ball.  Plaintiff claimed that the netting behind home plate did not sufficiently protect spectators.  We contended that pursuant to the stadium lease …Continue

D’Amaro Closes Second Mortgage Financing Transaction for Walgreens
January 27 | 2017

Louis D’Amaro closed on a second mortgage financing transaction for a Walgreens located in New Castle, Pennsylvania in the loan amount of $1 million.  The lender was Investors Bank.

Rivkin Radler Names Malerba & Kutner Health Services Co-Chairs
January 20 | 2017

NEW YORK – – January 20, 2017 – Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced today that partners Benjamin P. Malerba and Christopher J. Kutner have been named co-chairs of the firm’s Health Services Practice Group. Rivkin Radler’s Health Services Practice Group assists clients in navigating the complexities of healthcare laws …Continue

Bruno to present at New York City Bar
January 19 | 2017

On January 27, Jonathan Bruno will present, “Legal Malpractice Basics & Risk Management” at the New York City Bar program entitled, “16-Hour Bridge-The-Gap:  Corporate & Litigation. Earn all of your annual New York MCLE credits while obtaining crucial knowledge on a variety of areas. This Bridge-the-Gap program fulfills a full year’s credit requirements for those …Continue

Gordon and Spero to present at the Nassau County Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Committee
January 18 | 2017

On February 15, 2017 at 12:00 p.m, Stu Gordon and Matt Spero will present to the Nassau County Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Committee on “Structured Dismissals and the Jevic Case,” which was just argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.  Jeannine Farino is assisting with the seminar as well.  Attendees will be eligible for CLE credits, and …Continue

Kutner and Beach Obtain Decision from Major Health Insurer
January 18 | 2017

Chris Kutner and Brice Beach successfully obtained a decision from a major health insurer to reverse its determination to terminate a physician from participation within its network.  The physician was reinstated and his participation status continued without interruption.

D’Amaro Completes Lease Negotiations for Skechers
January 17 | 2017

Louis D’Amaro continues his representation of Skechers’ national expansion by completing lease negotiations for retail locations in Miami, Hawaii and Vancouver, BC.

Bruno and Monteleone Host a Lunch ‘n Learn
January 17 | 2017

Jonathan Bruno and Joseph Monteleone hosted a lunch ‘n learn presentation for client, YorkPro, Inc., at their offices.  They discussed various topics, including insureds’ rights to independent counsel in key jurisdictions, frequent areas of coverage disputes under professional liability policies and the impact of professional services exclusions in Commercial General Liability (“CGL”) policies.

Heptig Earns LLM in Employee Benefits
January 13 | 2017

The Firm is pleased to announce that Katherine A. Heptig has received her LLM degree in Employee Benefits from the John Marshall Law School’s Center for Tax Law & Employee Benefits. Established in 1998, the Center for Tax Law & Employee Benefits LLM program is the only ABA-approved program in the nation. LLM candidates must …Continue

Ullman quoted in Nutritional Outlook magazine
January 13 | 2017

Marc Ullman was quoted in an article entitled, “Dietary Supplement Contract Manufacturing in a Time of Trump,” which was published in the January 2017 issue of Nutritional Outlook. Click here to read the article.

Rivkin Radler Welcomes New Associate, Michael LiPetri
January 10 | 2017

Michael LiPetri is an Associate in Rivkin Radler’s General Liability, Insurance Coverage and Medical Malpractice Defense Practice Groups, where he represents landowners, landlords, and management companies in cases involving premises liability, construction accidents, and asbestos exposure, as well as, insurers in intricate coverage issues emerging out of homeowner and commercial insurance policies. Prior to joining Rivkin …Continue

Ullman & Shapiro Participate on NYSBA Panel
January 5 | 2017

Marc Ullman will be speaking, and Steven Shapiro will be moderating, a panel for the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Law Section of the New York State Bar Association at its 140th Annual Meeting. The panel, “Hot Topics in Food/Dietary Supplements,” will examine how a new ingredient intended for use in dietary supplements can be brought …Continue

Leno Featured in LIBN Who’s Who Section
January 4 | 2017

David P. Leno was featured in the Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Commercial & Residential Real Estate Law section. David advises clients on all aspects of real estate transactions.  A Partner in the Firm’s Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use Practice Group, David negotiates and prepares transactional and financing documents and conducts closings for commercial …Continue

Rivkin Radler Elects 6 New Partners
January 1 | 2017

Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, is pleased to announce that Avigael Fyman, Ryan Goldberg, Matthew Lampert, Robert Maloney, Sean McAloon and Frank Misiti have been elected Partners. “These attorneys are exceptionally talented, and we are proud to call them our partners.  In addition to their impressive legal accomplishments, they are active …Continue

Feuer and Panagopoulas Close Sale on Commercial Office Building
December 30 | 2016

On December 30, 2016, Scott Feuer and John Panagopoulos closed on the sale of a commercial office building located at 88 Sunnyside Boulevard, Plainview, New York on behalf of the Seller, for a purchase price of $2.8 million.

Leno, Savino and Weissman Close on Acquisition of Nassau County land by Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases
December 29 | 2016

After a year and meeting a year-end deadline, resulting in considerable tax savings for the client, Stephen Weissman, William Savino and David Leno closed on the acquisition of Nassau County land by Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases for a purchase price of $6.5 million.

Ullman Quoted in Nutritional Outlook
December 23 | 2016

Marc Ullman was quoted in a Nutritional Outlook Magazine article entitled, “GNC’s Department of Justice Deal is a ‘Fair Deal,’ One Expert Says.” The titular expert, Ullman shared his view on GNC’s non-prosecution agreement with the DOJ: “I think GNC was lucky they weren’t prosecuted,” adding, “When you read between the lines, there was the …Continue

Ullman Named to the Board of Directors of Natural Products Association Eastern Region
December 21 | 2016

Marc Ullman has been named to the Board of Directors of the National Products Association Eastern Region. The Eastern Region of the National Products Association is active in promoting the natural products trade in  Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.  It’s work …Continue

Kornblum and Landsman Facilitate the Sale of $67M Commercial Building in NYC
December 20 | 2016

Yaron Kornblum and Marie Landsman represented 410 St. Nicholas LLC in the sale of a commercial building located at 410 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY, for a purchase price of $67,500,000.00, pursuant to a settlement agreement.  The transaction involved a sophisticated tax structure requiring the expertise and assistance of Scott Eisenmesser.

Feuer, Epstein & Simensky Close $68M Refinance Deal
December 20 | 2016

Scott Feuer, Harvey Epstein and Sean Simensky represented a New York City developer in the $68.3 million construction loan refinancing of a condominium project comprised of 13 luxury residential apartments and a ground floor retail space.  The loan facility is comprised of a $46.4 million mortgage loan secured by the real estate and a $21.9 …Continue

Glambosky and D’Amaro Close on Purchase of Commercial Property
December | 2016

Erez Glambosky and Louis D’Amaro, as part of a 1031 exchange, closed on the purchase of a commercial property located in New Castle, Pennsylvania, subject to a Walgreens drug store lease.  The Walgreens location was the 1031 exchange “replacement property” and was purchased for nearly $7 million, with $2.7 million in mortgage financing.  In January …Continue

Farino appointed to EDNY Local Bankruptcy Rules Committee
December 16 | 2016

Jeannine Farino has been appointed to the EDNY Local Bankruptcy Rules Committee, where she will be working alongside Bankruptcy Judge Louis Scarcella and several other members of the Bankruptcy Bar.

Gordon Named to Editorial Post
December 15 | 2016

Stuart Gordon has been named to the Board of Editors of Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law.

Lewis to Present at DRI Professional Liability Seminar
December 8 | 2016

Shari Claire Lewis will be a featured presenter at the DRI Professional Liability Seminar being held on December 8-9 at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel 811 7th Avenue, 53rd Street New York, NY 10019. DRI’s Professional Liability Seminar provides information that will be useful to all attorneys and insurers involved in representing professionals …Continue

Rivkin Radler Welcomes Two New Attorneys
December 7 | 2016

Edward C. Denby, of Garden City, NY has joined the firm’s Insurance Fraud Services practice group as an associate.  Edward concentrates his practice on insurance defense and no-fault insurance fraud matters.  Prior to joining Rivkin Radler, Edward served as an associate attorney for the New York City firm, where he handled numerous arbitration hearings, examinations …Continue

DiGennaro and Fyman Victorious in Dismissal of Defamation Lawsuit
December 6 | 2016

Janice DiGennaro and Avigael Fyman prevailed on their motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging claims of defamation, injurious falsehood, and prima facie tort against their client, a home inspector, who inadvertently got caught in the cross-hairs of an ugly divorce.  While the Plaintiff, himself an attorney, claimed that he had been severely damaged as a …Continue

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