Recent News - Corporate

Troisi, Korman, Mascia and Bholan Secure Important Appellate Victory
June 4, 2018 | Insurance Coverage | Appeals
Rivkin Radler secured a victory in the first appellate case to interpret Insurance Law § 3408(c) since a 2014 amendment. Under Insurance Law § 3408(c), a property insurer or an insured can demand that appraisers selected by the parties decide disagreements over the “amount of the loss.” Typically, insurers argue that an appraisal is confined …
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Heptig and Wiley to Co-Present Tax Seminar
May 31, 2018 | Tax
On June 19, our partners, Kate Heptig and Dennis Wiley and Margolin, Winer and Evens CPAs, Lance Christensen and Wayne Olson will present, “Hiding in Plain Sight: Maximizing Opportunities for Tax Efficiency.” The presenters will discuss helpful tips on how to manage your taxes more efficiently. This program will discuss: Real Estate Opportunities – 1031 …
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Lellos Closes $2 Million Hologram Company Transaction
May 18, 2018 | Corporate
Stella Lellos closed a $2 million financing transaction in which a prominent Long Island investor made a cash investment in a startup company that tours holograms of deceased musical artists. Click here to read article. …
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H-1B Visa Lottery Announcements to Arrive Shortly
April 12, 2018 | Henry M. Mascia | Employment & Labor
On April 11, USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process to choose enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally mandated cap of 85,000 for fiscal year 2019. USCIS received 190,098 H-1B petitions during the filing period that began on April 2. Applicants whose petitions have been selected will receive a receipt notice within the next …
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Mulè to Host Third BOSS Series Program
April 12, 2018 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On Thursday, May 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Michael Mulè will host the third program in the Business Owners Seminar Series (BOSS) at Rivkin Radler’s offices. The program, “Brick-and-Mortar Matters: Negotiation and Location Strategies,” will discuss issues arising when selecting or expanding your business’s location. Attendees will hear from partners Scott Feuer, Michael Heller, Jeremy Honig, …
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USCIS Reaches H-1B Visa Cap for 2019
April 6, 2018 | Employment & Labor
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it has reached the 65,000 H-1B visa cap mandated by Congress for fiscal year 2019. USCIS has noted that it has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced-degree exemption, known as the master’s cap. As in prior years …
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Mascia Obtains TN Visa for Canadian Computer Systems Analyst
March 29, 2018 | Corporate | Employment & Labor
Henry Mascia obtained a TN visa for a computer systems analyst from Canada.  The foreign national had received and renewed a TN visa in the computer systems analyst category for many years.  But on his last attempt to renew, the officer at the port of entry denied his application.  The firm ascertained the basis for the …
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Mascia and Han Obtain TN Visa for Graphic Designer from Canada
March 23, 2018 | Corporate | Employment & Labor
TN visas are for highly skilled Mexican and Canadian professionals.  TN visas, which are issued pursuant to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), are only available for certain professions, but they offer employers tremendous flexibility due to the expedited application process at the border and the potential for indefinite renewals. In this case, foreign …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Four New Attorneys
February 14, 2018 | Corporate | Insurance Fraud | General Liability | Construction | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Uniondale, New York – February 14, 2018 – Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has welcomed four new attorneys, Christina M. Bezas, David I. Gise, Robert C. Kern Jr. and Amanda S. Reynolds to the firm. Christina M. Bezas, of Long Beach, N.Y., is an Associate in the Insurance Fraud Practice Group. …
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Members of Real Estate Group Close Multiple Deals in December
January 1, 2018 | Yaron J. Kornblum | Louis D'Amaro | Evan R. Schieber | Jeffrey P. Rust | Corporate | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On December 27, 2017, Yaron Kornblum represented the tenants-in-common purchasers in their acquisition, with a twist, of 2734 Sedgwick Avenue, Bronx, NY for the purchase price of $9.42 million. The Purchasers first acquired the shares of the Seller for a purchase price of $7.9 million. The closing on the real property was consummated immediately thereafter, …
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Gumersell Co-Presents at Seminar on Selecting the Best Business Entity
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 startup of a business are some of the most crucial. Choosing the wrong entity can have far-reaching consequences that can deter the success of a …
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Cornachio and Shin Represent Client in Sale of Industrial Property
December 4, 2017 | William Cornachio | 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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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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Mascia Quoted in Newsday
November 13, 2017 | Corporate
Henry Mascia was interviewed by Newsday regarding increased scrutiny that will be placed on immigration enforcement in the New Year. Mascia advises employers to review their procedures for verifying the work authorization of prospective or new employees. They should also know when existing employees’ work authorizations will expire, and have a system to notify the proper …
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Lellos Panelist at Hofstra University’s “Corporate Boot Camp: What a Corporate Lawyer Needs to Know”
October 27, 2017 | Corporate
Stella Lellos was a panelist at Hofstra University’s “Corporate Boot Camp: What a Corporate Lawyer Needs to Know”. She discussed the practice of mergers and acquisitions and the intricacies of corporate practice and participated in a mock acquisition negotiation. …
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Lellos Appointed Education Coordinator at USLAW
September 27, 2017 | Stella Lellos | Corporate
Stella Lellos was appointed Education Coordinator for the Commercial Law section of USLAW for 2018. Stella is responsible for selecting and coordinating all of the topics and content to be presented by the Commercial Law section at all of the conferences for 2018. …
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Heptig Quoted in an American Express Open Forum Article
September 26, 2017 | Katherine A. Heptig | Corporate
Kate Heptig was quoted in an article entitled, “Dissolve Business Partnerships Gracefully by Planning Ahead,” which appeared in American Express Open Forum. To read article, click here. …
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Lellos Leads Panel at the US Law Network Cross Border Exchange
September 20, 2017 | Stella Lellos | Corporate
Stella Lellos led a panel at the US Law Network Cross Border exchange in Chicago focusing on Fintech and its associated disruption of the financial services industry.   Specifically, Stella addressed issues related to the formation of fintech companies, raising capital, tax reporting, intellectual property and compliance with regulations from a US and global perspective. …
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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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Lellos Leads US Law Panel
September 19, 2017 | Corporate
On September 8, Stella Lellos led a panel at the US Law conference in Carlsbad, California on formation of a company, including selection of entity, tax matters, intellectual property concerns and cross-border issues.   …
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Cornachio and Shin Close on $48 Million Mortgage Refinance
September 6, 2017 | William Cornachio | Corporate
William Cornachio and Jenny Shin closed another loan for client, The We’re Group.  This transaction was a $48 million refinancing of the mortgage on 300 Jericho Quadrangle, and Hartford Life Insurance Company was the lender.  Two years ago in August 2015, Mr. Cornachio assisted the ownership in obtaining financial assistance from the Nassau County Industrial …
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Lellos Quoted in ABA Journal Article
July 28, 2017 | Corporate
Stella Lellos was interviewed for the article, “Globe-Trotting Attorneys Offer New-Era Strategies for Efficient Business Travel,” which appeared in the ABA Journal. To read the article, click here. …
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Mitchell and D’Amaro Review Lease of Medical Company
July 26, 2017 | Richard A. Mitchell | Louis D'Amaro | Corporate | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Richard Mitchell and Louis D’Amaro  completed the review of an office lease for a medical company located at the Willow Park Office Park in Kingston, New York.  The lease included the expansion of the company’s existing offices to 3,692 square feet. …
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Mascia Receives NYSBA Pro Bono Award
May 3, 2017 | Corporate
Henry Mascia received the New York State Bar Association’s President’s Pro Bono Service Award for the Tenth Judicial District. This award is presented to publicly recognize and thank those individuals who provide such service and also to convey a message to the profession and the public about the importance of pro bono efforts in achieving …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes New Health Services Partner Jeffrey P. Rust
April 27, 2017 | Corporate | Health Services
Uniondale,  New York – April 2017 – Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Jeffrey P. Rust has joined the firm as a Partner in the firm’s Health Services and Corporate Practice Groups. Mr. Rust applies extensive transactional skills and experience in the representation of hospitals, health systems, multi- and …
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Mascia Presents Immigration CLE
April 27, 2017 | Corporate
On April 26, 2017, Henry Mascia presented the CLE “Immigration Law for the General Practitioner” at the Westchester Women’s Bar Association. …
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Mascia presents at program at the Westchester Women’s Bar Association
April 11, 2017 | Corporate | Commercial Litigation | Appeals
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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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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Mascia Named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
March 31, 2017 | Corporate
On March 29, 2017, the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center awarded Henry M. Mascia Pro Bono Attorney of the Year at its 23rd Annual Goods and Services Auction. The Public Interest/Pro-Bono Attorney of the Year Program recognizes those attorneys who devote their time to people in need through their pro-bono efforts. Those who …
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The Corporate Group Closes on Sale of Company
March 31, 2017 | Corporate
On March 31, Accessory Technologies Corporation (ATC), a company specializing in the repair of pneumatic valves, electro-mechanical actuators and electrical components, closed on its sale to Wencor Group, a solutions provider to the aerospace industry. Thomas Schulz, Walter Gumersell, Kate Heptig and Jenny Shin represented ATC. …
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Cornachio Closes on Refinancing of Buildings in the Lake Success Quadrangle
March 15, 2017 | Corporate | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
William Cornachio, with assistance from Marie Landsman and Matt Spero, closed on a $155 million refinancing of mortgage loans on the ten buildings in the Lake Success Quadrangle office park owned by our  client, The We’re Group.  The new loans were provided by three lending affiliates of a major life and casualty insurance company, which has …
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Heptig Discusses ERISA in Fiduciary News
March 15, 2017 | Corporate
Kate Heptig was quoted in a article entitled, “Are We Better Off with or without ERISA? And What Are the Implications?” The story discusses the removal of ERISA protections from private employees’ retirement savings. In discussing the history of ERISA, Kate noted: “ERISA was enacted in 1974, after years of investigation into the notion that …
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Gumersell Closes Deal Furthering Upper East Side Condo Development
March 9, 2017 | Corporate
Walter Gumersell closes on the sale of a 49%  interest in a limited liability company that owns the land and building at 327 East 84th Street in New York City and  negotiated a redevelopment agreement for the construction of condominium apartments in the building.   …
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Rivkin Radler, Lellos host LI Greek American Chamber
March 6, 2017 | Corporate
On Feb. 15, the firm, represented by Stella Lellos, hosted the Long Island Greek American Chamber of Commerce at a meeting featuring Greek Consul General Dr. Konstantinos Koutras. The meeting was covered in the Greek newspaper Ethnikos Kyrikas. Click here to read the article. …
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Heptig Earns LLM in Employee Benefits
January 13, 2017 | Corporate
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 …
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Making a Case for Asylum
December 1, 2016 | Corporate
Rivkin Radler immigration attorney Henry Mascia last week secured asylum for a 17-year-old girl from El Salvador. The gang MS-13 had repeatedly threatened her and her family. The client was referred to Rivkin Radler LLP by Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), a nonprofit organization that partners with attorneys willing to provide pro bono representation …
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Heptig Named to LIBN 50 Most Influential Women List
October 20, 2016 | Corporate
Katherine A. Heptig has been named among Long Island’s 50 Most Influential Women by the Long Island Business News. Launched in 2000, the Top 50 Program honors the Island’s premier professional women for their exceptional accomplishments, business acumen, mentoring and charitable and community involvement. The honorees represent the most influential women in business, government, education …
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Lellos co-presents at the New York City Bar Association
October 19, 2016 | Corporate
On November 18, 2016, Stella Lellos will co-present at the New York City Bar Association’s seminar entitled, “A Practical Guide to LLCs.” In this seminar, an experienced panel will provide a practical introduction to LLCs. The panel will compare the LLC structure to corporations (including S corporations), partnerships and limited partnerships, citing the advantages and disadvantages …
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Lellos Selected to Serve as Vice Chair of US Law’s Business and Advisory Section
October 19, 2016 | Corporate
Stella Lellos been selected to serve in the leadership of US Law as Vice Chair of the Business and Advisory Section. She is charged with growing the section, coming up with material appropriate for clients at the various conferences and liaising with the rest of the US Law leadership to vet and select clients that …
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Election 2016: Employment Policies & Workplace Benefits Will Change. Is Your Business Ready?
September 27, 2016 | Employment & Labor | Corporate
Rivkin Radler, Chernoff Diamond and NYIT School of Management will present a program entitled, “Election 2016:  Employment Policies & Workplace Benefits Will Change.  Is Your Business Ready?”  The program will be held on October 20, 2016 at NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway, New York City from 8:30-11:00 a.m.  Complimentary breakfast will be served at …
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Mascia Receives Millennial Award from LIBN
August 5, 2016 | Corporate | Commercial Litigation | Appeals
Henry Mascia has been chosen among the inaugural group of honorees to receive the Long Island Business News’ Millennial Award. The Millennial Awards honor the bright & dynamic young professionals who are part of the millennial generation, who contribute to the Long Island community & who have made significant strides in business at a young …
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Mascia and Biscone Victorious in Case of First Impression regarding Pre-Judgment Interest under CPLR 5002 at the Appellate Division, Second Department
August 2, 2016 | Corporate | Appeals
Henry Mascia and Merril Biscone, members of the Firm’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group, obtained a significant victory in a bifurcated personal injury case involving pre-judgment interest. In Mahoney v Brockbank, the Appellate Division, Second Department held that pre-judgment interest under 5002 begins to accrue at the time of the damages verdict, not at the …
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Conneely, Lellos and Simensky represent sellers in sale of specialized trucking company
July 22, 2016 | Corporate
Brian S. Conneely, Stella Lellos and Sean N. Simensky represented the five members of a New Jersey based transportation limited liability company, in the business of providing specialized trucking services, including specialty logistics services and brokered transportation services, for heavy haul, oversize and commodity loads throughout the continental United States and Canada, in the sale of …
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Heptig co-presents webinar entitled, “Structuring Employee Severance Arrangements: Revisiting Code Section 409A and its Impact on Deferred Compensation”
July 21, 2016 | Corporate
Kate Heptig is co-presenting a webinar entitled, “Structuring Employee Severance Arrangements:  Revisiting Code Section 409A and its Impact on Deferred Compensation.”  This CLE webinar takes place on Tuesday, July 26 and will provide counsel with guidance on structuring employee severance or separation agreements to comply with Section 409A’s restrictions on deferred compensation.  The panel will …
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Cornachio speaker at National Business Institute CLE
June 22, 2016 | Corporate
On June 22, 2016, William Cornachio will be a featured speaker in a National Business Institute CLE seminar entitled, “Commercial Real Estate Financing.” Commercial real estate lending requires delicately balancing the risk mitigation requirements of lenders with the business needs of borrowers. Achieving this balance can be especially difficult in today’s credit market. As a …
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Lellos featured speaker at USLaw Network Exchange Business to Business Litigation Conference
June 14, 2016 | Corporate
Stella Lellos attended and was a featured speaker at the USLaw Network Exchange Business to Business Litigation conference in San Francisco.  Participating in a presentation titled, “Careful Drafting of Contract Provisions in Cloud Based Software Solutions,” Stella spoke about indemnification provisions, limitations of liability and risk from both the provider’s and customer’s perspective. …
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Gumersell will be a featured speaker in a National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education Seminar
June 9, 2016 | Corporate | Trusts & Estates
Walter Gumersell will be a featured speaker in a National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education Seminar entitled “Tax Exempt Organizations From Start To Finish.”  Walter’s presentation will focus on the incorporation process for non-profits and potential liabilities faced by directors and officers of such entities. For more information and to register, Click Here. …
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Cornachio and Shin represent client in sale of Company’s outstanding capital stock
June 2, 2016 | Corporate
Bill Cornachio and Jenny Shin represented the shareholders of the firm’s client Euromed, Inc., in their sale of all of the Company’s outstanding capital stock to Scapa Group plc. Euromed specializes in developing and manufacturing hydrocolloid-based wound care solutions in its ISO certified, state-of-the-art class 8 clean room located in Orangeburg, New York.  Scapa is …
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Heptig appointed Chair of the Corporations, Banking and Securities Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association
May 25, 2016 | Corporate
Kate Heptig has been appointed chair of the Corporations, Banking and Securities Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association for the 2016-2017 term.  The Committee addresses emerging issues in corporate law, banking law, and securities regulation and litigation, including statutory developments, court decisions, regulatory bodies, and ADR agencies, and provides an interdisciplinary forum for …
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Cornachio Re-appointed as Chairman of Town of North Hempstead Waterfront Advisory Committee
May 6, 2016 | Corporate
William Cornachio has been re-appointed as Chairman of the Town of North Hempstead’s Waterfront Advisory Committee for a term that expires in May 2018. The commission was created in 1995, and advises the Town Board on issues relating to the waterfront areas of Manhasset Bay and Hempstead Harbor, such as navigation and public safety, designation …
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