Recent News - Construction


Grill, Honig, and Schieber Prevail after Framed Issue Hearing
October 9, 2017 | Construction | Commercial Litigation
David M. Grill, Jeremy Honig and Evan Schieber successfully defeated defendant’s motion to compel arbitration of their client’s breach of contract action following a framed issue hearing in Supreme Court, Westchester County. The action was commenced to recover the client’s deposit, which the defendant refused to return following the client’s attempt to cancel purchase orders …
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Glambosky, Honig and Bholan Obtain Dismissal of Complaint Against Client
October 9, 2017 | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Erez Glambosky, Jeremy Honig and Michelle Bholan prevailed in obtaining dismissal of a complaint filed by a former employee of our client alleging that she was unlawfully terminated. After voluntarily discontinuing an identical prior action against our client with prejudice pursuant to a Stipulation of Discontinuance, counsel for the former employee commenced a new action …
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17 Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named Among Best Lawyers® in America
September 29, 2017 | Insurance Fraud | Insurance Coverage | Health Services | Employment & Labor | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Trusts & Estates
Uniondale, New York – October 2, 2017 – The prestigious Best Lawyers in America® has included Rivkin Radler LLP in its U.S. rankings for 2018.  Attorneys from the firm’s Albany, Hackensack and Uniondale offices were included. The lawyers listed, their offices and the categories of law in which they are listed, are as follows: Albany, …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers
September 19, 2017
Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that 20 attorneys were named to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and 10 attorneys were named New York Metro Rising Stars. *Brian Bank – Business Litigation Todd M. Belous – Professional Liability: Defense *Michelle Bholan – Business Litigation Jonathan B. Bruno – Professional Liability:  Defense …
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Grill and Schieber Achieve Major Victory on Behalf of Building Owner
August 9, 2017 | David M. Grill | Evan R. Schieber | Construction | Commercial Litigation
David M. Grill and Evan Schieber achieved a major victory on behalf of a building owner and a surety in a litigation involving a mechanic’s lien filed by a contractor against a building owned by our client. The litigation, entitled EZ Runer Construction v Blue Nirvana, LLC, Supreme Court, New York County, Index No. 161915/2015 …
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Honig Elected to Board
July 6, 2017 | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Jeremy Honig was elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity in Nassau County. Founded in Americus, Georgia, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has helped build, renovate and repair more than 1 million homes for more than 5 million people around the world. …
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Glambosky, Honig and Gold Obtain Summary Judgment for NYC Owner/Landlord
June 8, 2017 | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Erez Glambosky, Jeremy Honig and Dana Gold obtained summary judgment for their client, a New York City owner/landlord, in a commercial non-payment proceeding in Manhattan.  Following complex motion practice over the course of several months, Glambosky, Honig and Gold successfully obtained a conditional judgment of possession in favor of the owner and a money judgment …
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Raia, Richman and Bushwack Contribute to USLAW Compendium
May 18, 2017 | Construction
Frank Raia, David Richman and Jacqueline Bushwack contributed to USLAW’s Construction Law Compendium. To view the compendium, Click Here …
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Bushwack, Schlosser and Romeo Obtain Partial Summary Judgment
April 25, 2017 | General Liability | Construction
Jacqueline Bushwack, Brian Schlosser and Jason Romeo obtained partial summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s claims pursuant to Labor Law 240(1) and 241(6) in an action involving a construction worker bending rebar on a large construction site in Manhattan. While plaintiff articulated a laundry list of Industrial Code violations, the Rivkin team was successful in developing evidence, by …
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Bendix Obtains Complete Dismissal in Construction Accident Lawsuit
February 3, 2017 | General Liability | Construction
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 …
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Spero, Gordon, and Glambosky Defeat Objection and Obtain Dismissal
December 2, 2016 | Bankruptcy | Commercial Litigation | Construction
Matt Spero, Stu Gordon, and Erez Glambosky represented a landlord in connection with the bankruptcy of the principal of two of the landlord’s tenants.  The principal had previously executed a “good guy guaranty,” and was seeking to object to the landlord’s claim for rent arrears.  We were successful in convincing the Bankruptcy Court to overrule …
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Riverso Co-Moderator at NCBA’s Joint ADR, Construction & Commercial Litigation Committees Meeting
November 14, 2016 | Commercial Litigation | Construction
On November 17, Pia Riverso will be a co-moderator at a lunch CLE sponsored by the ADR and Construction Committees for the Nassau County Bar’s Association. The program is entitled, “Anatomy of a Large Construction Mediation:  Lessons Learned from the Archstone Case, and features important discussions on construction mediation including blind mediation techniques, dealing with many …
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Grill and Tare Victorious at the DHCR – Tenants’ Petition for Administrative Review Denied in its Entirety
November 14, 2016 | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Tenants filed a Petition for Administrative Review (“PAR”) at The New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (“DHCR”) seeking to overturn a Rent Administrator’s decision that found, among other things, the following: a) that the landlord did not engage in a fraudulent scheme to deregulate the apartment; b) the base date rent was reliable; …
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Glambosky and Honig defeat tenant’s Fair Market Rent Appeal on behalf of developer Naftali Group
October 19, 2016 | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
In a hotly contested landlord-tenant proceeding that has been pending for over three years, Erez Glambosky and Jeremy Honig won a significant victory on behalf of developer/landlord Naftali Group.  In an unprecedented eleven page decision, the Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal affirmed the Rent Administrator’s underlying order …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers
October 11, 2016 | Insurance Coverage | Health Services | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Bankruptcy | Appeals | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Professional Liability
UNIONDALE, NY – Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that twenty attorneys were named to the 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and five attorneys were named as New York Metro Rising Stars. Being named a Super Lawyer is a tremendous honor reserved for only the top 5% of all lawyers in a …
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Riverso Quoted in Long Island Business News
August 22, 2016 | Construction | Commercial Litigation
Pia Riverso was quoted in a recent Long Island Business News article entitled, “Taking Coverage.” Pia warns that many contractors and property owners do not realize they lack adequate coverage. “In order to ensure that the proper coverage is in place, the policy must have an endorsement giving the contractor blanket additional insured coverage, or …
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Grill and Welch Victorious In Special Proceeding Seeking Access To Neighboring Property
August 9, 2016 | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
David M. Grill and Michael Welch were successful in obtaining a license on behalf of our client to access its neighbors property for the purpose of assessing possible damage caused to its building.  Our client contends that a portion of its building was damaged during its neighbors construction project.  The only way to assess the …
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Grill and Schieber Successfully Oppose a Renewal Application
July 22, 2016 | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Grill and Schieber defeated a Bank’s attempt to renew an order of the Supreme Court.  In a prior order, the Supreme Court granted our client summary judgment and canceled and discharged a mortgage of record on the client’s property.  The Bank argued that new facts existed, that had the Court considered, would have changed the …
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Grill, Schieber and Tare Victorious on Behalf of Medical Office Tenant
July 8, 2016 | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
David M. Grill, Evan Schieber and Joshua M. Tare successfully defeated a Brooklyn landlord’s holdover petition seeking to evict a long term medical office tenant, preserving a tenancy and lease with more than ten (10) years remaining on the term.  Prior to retaining Rivkin Radler, the Landlord allegedly served upon the client a Notice to …
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Riverso appointed vice-chair of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Construction Law Committee
May 25, 2016 | Construction | Commercial Litigation
Pia Riverso has been appointed a vice-chair of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Construction Law Committee for the 2016-2017 term.  The Committee provides a forum for discussion of topics related to construction law. …
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Grill and Schieber Obtain A Significant Victory For Borrower
May 9, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Construction | General Liability
In a decision that is a significant victory for the client, the Supreme Court, Nassau County canceled and invalidated a multi-million dollar mortgage given by our client to a bank.  The mortgage was discharged despite the fact that our client was concededly in default having failed to pay any amount due the bank since 2007.  …
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Grill, Riverso & Honig Victorious on Behalf of Major Developer
April 15, 2016 | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
David M. Grill, Pia E. Riverso and Jeremy Honig secured an order from New York County Supreme Court granting access to a major developer to enter upon adjoining property to install and read monitoring devices and to install and maintain overhead protection as required by the Building Code of the City of New York.  After …
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Grill, Schieber and Gold Successfully Invalidate and Discharge a Defective Mechanic’s Lien
April 15, 2016 | Construction | Commercial Litigation
A mechanic’s lien, which completely misidentified the owner of the real property, was deemed fatally defective and canceled by the Court.  In the case of In re Jennifer S. Stachel, DMD, PC. Supreme Court, New York County, Index No. 152463/2016, Judge Edmead discharged, as jurisdictionally defective, a mechanic’s lien filed by a contractor that misidentified …
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Grill and Tare Victorious in Denial of Tenants’ Complaint
April 6, 2016 | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
David M. Grill and Joshua Tare, partners in the firm’s commercial litigation/real estate practice group, were victorious in the denial of tenants’ complaint for rent overcharge in a proceeding filed by the tenants with the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR). Tenants’ complaint (“Complaint”) at the DHCR alleged that the rent the …
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Riverso quoted in ENR Magazine
March 9, 2016 | Construction | Commercial Litigation
Pia Riverso was quoted in an ENR Magazine article entitled, “Premiums Could Rise After Latest Costly Crane Accident.” Click here to read the article. …
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Grill and Riverso Secure Access Agreement for Major Developer
January 26, 2016 | Construction | Commercial Litigation
David M. Grill and Pia E. Riverso secured an order from New York County Supreme Court granting access to a major developer to enter upon an adjoining neighbor’s property to install rear yard, overhead and rooftop protections as required by the Building Code of the City of New York.  After nearly one year of negotiations …
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Grill and Schieber Victorious
January 7, 2016 | Construction | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
The Supreme Court of the State of New York handed down a procedural but important victory, in an on-going battle between a commercial tenant and its landlord.  Representing the commercial landlord, David Grill and Evan Schieber, members of the Firm’s Construction and Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use Practice Groups, successfully defeated a motion submitted by the commercial …
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