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Kornblum Closes on a Refinance for Signature Bank
April 19, 2017

Yaron Kornblum closed a $8.15 million refinance transaction with Signature Bank for properties located at 3001 Briggs Avenue, Bronx, NY, 215 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, NY, 301 Brightwater Court, Brooklyn, NY, 835 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY and 930 Winthrop Street, Brooklyn, NY.

Bushwack, Richman and LiPetri Obtain Stipulation of Discontinuance with Prejudice
April 19, 2017

Bushwack, Richman and LiPetri obtained a Stipulation of Discontinuance with Prejudice in a dental malpractice case involving claims brought against the Division Director at a University Dental Clinic.  Plaintiffs’ counsel claimed that the dental residents, who were under the supervision of the Program Director, committed dental practice in their management and treatment of the plaintiff.  …
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Rivkin Named an Emerging Leader by Hofstra Law
April 19, 2017

Diana Rivkin has been named an Emerging Leader by Hofstra Law for 2017. This recognition celebrates women who have made meaningful and inspiring contributions to the legal community. Diana is active in not-for-profit organizations that focus on the advancement of women as well as the protection of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Diana …
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Korman and DiGennaro Secure Victory on Appeal
April 17, 2017 | Appeals | Professional Liability

Cheryl Korman and Janice DiGennaro secured a victory on appeal for their lawyer clients of claims under New York Judiciary Law section 487 in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. The claims were based on an almost two decade long litigation  in the state court between the plaintiff and his former wife.  The plaintiff brought shadow …
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DiGennaro and Lastorino Obtain Discontinuance
April 17, 2017

Janice DiGennaro and Carol Lastorino obtained a discontinuance with prejudice of all claims against their client for legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, fraud and a violation of Judiciary Law 487.  The claims flowed from the assertion that the client failed to secure the consent of the plaintiff’s former business partners on a …
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Shapiro authors article for Nutrition Industry Executive
April 17, 2017

Steven Shapiro authored an article for the April 2017 issue of Nutrition Industry Executive.  The article presents a case study in the enforcement of laws prohibiting false and deceptive advertising in connection with the marketing of nutritional supplements. Click here to read the article.

Holahan Achieves Dismissal
April 14, 2017 | Commercial Litigation

Frank Holahan successfully achieved dismissal of an action in the District of New Jersey against the estate of a deceased attorney and obtained an order to compel arbitration before the American Arbitration Association.  Plaintiff had argued that the arbitration clause in the parties’ retainer agreement is void as unconscionable, but the Court upheld a right …
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Gordon and Spero successful in negotiating four-party settlement in Bankruptcy Court
April 14, 2017

On April 14, 2017, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the E.D.N.Y. entered an order approving a settlement among a Chapter 11 debtor, its principals, the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors, and an energy company represented by Stu Gordon and Matt Spero.  Our client entered into an agreement with the Debtor prior to its bankruptcy whereunder …
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Richman, Versichelli Partner on Thomson Reuters Podcast
April 13, 2017 | Insurance Coverage | Medical Malpractice Defense

David Richman and Michael Versichelli were featured on the Legal Executive Institute’s second podcast in a series on telemedicine. This installment discusses telemedicine’s impact on healthcare, insurance and the law. Click here to listen.

Misiti & Gorfinkel Obtain Affirmance in Appellate Division
April 12, 2017 | Insurance Coverage

Frank Misiti and Paul Gorfinkel obtained an affirmance in the Appellate Division, Fourth Department of a declaratory judgment in Time Cap Development Corp. v. Colony Insurance Company, et al., v. Cincinnati Insurance Company, that an insurer was “wholly excess” to the insurance issued to a mutual insured for an underlying personal injury action.  The Fourth …
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Wiley Co-Moderates the NCBA Surrogate’s Court CLE entitled, “Determining Capacity: It Can Make Your Head Spin”
April 12, 2017

On April 19, 2017, the Nassau County Bar Association Surrogate’s Court, Trusts & Estates Committee will be presenting a three-hour CLE, “Determining Capacity: It Can Make Your Head Spin,” at the Nassau County Bar Association. With an aging population and a rise in the diagnosis of psychological, psychotic and cognitive disorders, estate planners and litigators …
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Mascia presents at program at the Westchester Women’s Bar Association
April 11, 2017 | Appeals | Commercial Litigation | Corporate

Henry Mascia will be a presenter at the Westchester Women’s Bar Association program entitled, “Immigration Law for the General Practitioner.” Program Description: As globalization continues to change the practice of law, WWBA attorneys increasingly find the immigration status of individuals creates challenges for their practice.  To equip practitioners to meet these challenges, this CLE will …
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Ullman quoted in NUTRA ingredients-usa.com
April 11, 2017

Marc Ullman was quoted in an article entitled, “FDA Prevails Over Hi-Tech On DMAA, But Ruling Could Open Door On Synthetic Botanicals,” which was published in the April 2017 issue of NUTRA ingredients-usa.com. Click here to read the article.

Lellos, Malerba and Simensky Represent Sellers in Bifurcated Sale of Healthcare Management, Billing and Investment Companies
April 10, 2017 | Corporate | Health Services

Stella Lellos, Ben Malerba and Sean Simensky represented the four members of two New York based limited liability companies, in the business of operating healthcare management and billing services and in investing in specialty ambulatory surgical centers, in a bifurcated transaction pursuant to which the holding company sold its membership interests in its two wholly …
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Sirignano presents at Medical Fraud Seminar
April 10, 2017 | Commercial Litigation | Insurance Fraud

Michael A. Sirignano will be a presenter at a medical fraud seminar sponsored by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the NYS Inspector General’s Office and the NY Anti-Car & Fraud Association.  The program will be held in Plainview, NY on April 13, 2017.

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