Recent News - Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use


Kurland Quoted in Super Lawyers
August 10, 2018 | Trusts & Estates
Jason Kurland was quoted in a Super Lawyers article, “Won the Lottery? Call a Lawyer.” Kurland advised lottery winners of steps to take upon winning the jackpot. “One of the most important things they need to know, now, are the rules and the local customs of each state,” he says. “One of the major reasons we …
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Kurland Interviewed by the Mercury News
August 7, 2018 | Trusts & Estates
Jason Kurland was interviewed by the California-based news outlet, The Mercury News, after the announcement of the 11 winners of the $543 million lottery jackpot. “Whoever buys a ticket for the group should email the ticket number or a photocopy of the ticket to the entire group, along with text specifying the draw date and …
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Kurland Quoted in CNBC Article for Office Lottery Pool Winners
August 6, 2018 | Trusts & Estates
Jason Kurland was quoted in a CNBC article, “A group of 11 co-workers are the winners of a $543 million Mega Millions jackpot. Here’s what to do if you get lucky.” Kurland advised what to do when handling office lottery pools. “Say there are 15 people who win a lot of money. Getting 15 people …
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Kurland Featured in LIBN’s “From Sports to Court”
August 3, 2018 | Trusts & Estates | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
They are focused, goal-driven and always up for a challenge. They are fiercely organized and dedicated.  They are disciplined. And they don’t back down from pressure. They are former college athletes. Now they work as attorneys. And what they learned in sports has prepared them for their professions. Just ask Jackie Kramer, an attorney with …
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Panagopoulos Represents Seller in Stewart Manor, NY Property
August 1, 2018 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
John Panagopoulos represented the Seller of a commercial property located at 600 Tulip Ave., Stewart Manor, New York for a purchase price of $900,000. The Purchaser financed the transaction with a purchase money mortgage in the amount of $400,000. …
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Kornblum and Landsman Represent Purchaser in Financing of West Virginia Apartments
August 1, 2018 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Yaron Kornblum and Marie Landsman represented the Purchaser in its acquisition and financing of a portfolio of apartment buildings located in Morgantown, West Virginia. The aggregate purchase price was $29 million, with a mortgage amount of $22.38 million provided by Greystone …
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Feuer, Epstein & Simensky Represent Developer in $45 Million Refinance
August 1, 2018 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Scott Feuer, Harvey Epstein and Sean Simensky represented a New York City developer in the $45 million refinancing of a Tribeca condominium project comprised of 10 luxury residential apartments and a ground-floor retail unit. The loan facility, financed by CIT Bank, included a $36 million senior loan, $9 million building loan and $3 million project …
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Kurland Interviewed by CBS New York
July 25, 2018 | Trusts & Estates
On July 24, Jason Kurland was interviewed by Marc Liverman of CBS New York regarding what to do if you’re the mega millions jackpot winner. Watch the full interview here. …
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Won Mega Millions? Lottery Lawyer Offers 5 First Steps
July 24, 2018 | Trusts & Estates
Uniondale, New York – With the Mega Millions jackpot at $512 million, now is the perfect time to know what steps to take in case you win. Jason M. Kurland, known as The Lottery Lawyer, shares this advice: Verify the numbers: If you think you’ve won, verify the winning numbers on the official Mega Millions …
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Kurland Quoted in North Jersey Lottery Tips Article
July 24, 2018 | Trusts & Estates
Jason Kurland was quoted in an article published in northjersey.com, “Just won the $512 million Mega Millions jackpot? Shut your mouth and call a lawyer.” “It sounds self-serving, but the first thing you should do is call us or an attorney you trust. You want to start surrounding yourself with the people who have the …
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Grill and Murphy Win Pre-Answer Motion to Dismiss
July 24, 2018 | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Kenneth C. Murphy and David M. Grill obtained an Order dismissing Plaintiffs-Tenants Supreme Court action seeking a declaratory judgment that their apartment is subject to rent regulation.   In short, Plaintiffs commenced the underlying action seeking a declaratory judgment that their apartment is subject to New York’s Rent Stabilization Law (RSL) and the Rent Stabilization Code …
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Kurland Discusses Staying Under the Radar for Jackpot Winners
July 11, 2018 | Trusts & Estates
Jason Kurland was interviewed by CNBC on how to keep it under wraps if you’re the mega millions jackpot winner. Kurland informed, “The jackpots are so much larger than they were years ago, which automatically creates more interest, and social media lets news of a winner spread so rapidly that it’s impossible to control.” “Obviously …
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Riverso, Honig and Han Victorious in Real Estate Developer Court Proceeding
July 10, 2018 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Commercial Litigation | Construction
Pia Riverso, Jeremy Honig and Lawrence Han were victorious in a proceeding commenced on behalf of their real estate developer client pursuant to Article 4 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules, and Section 881 of the Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law.  The client’s development project was delayed for over 9 months due to …
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Kurland Talks Powerball Winners Revealing Identities
June 26, 2018 | Trusts & Estates
Jason Kurland was quoted in The Oregonian for some insight on what to do after winning the powerball. In Oregon winners are not allowed to remain anonymous and will be approached by many people who are interested in a piece of the winnings. Kurland says, “the first thing you want to do, before you turn in the …
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Kurland Interviewed by CNBC Regarding Work Lottery Pools
June 26, 2018 | Trusts & Estates
Jason Kurland was interviewed by CNBC, “Mega Millions jackpot hits $212 million. Beware going in on tickets with co-workers.” The article warns of the potential hazards of going in on a lottery pool with your co-workers and the problems it could lead to if they hit the jackpot. Kurland noted, “Say there are 15 people who …
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Feuer Featured in Binghamton Alumni Board Member Spotlight
June 14, 2018 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Scott Feuer was featured in the April 2018 issue of Alumni Connect, a monthly newsletter for the Binghamton University Alumni. Scott is an integral part of the alumni engagement effort on Long Island. His involvement with the University, began with the Admissions Alumni Volunteer Program and he joined the Alumni Association board in 2015. Click here to …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Three New Attorneys
June 1, 2018 | Medical Malpractice Defense | Employment & Labor | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Uniondale, New York – May 2018 – Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Jason Kurland, Keegan Saap and Noah Becker have joined the firm. Jason Kurland has joined the firm’s Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use Practice Group as a Partner. Kurland represents a number of clients in the …
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Mulè to Host Third BOSS 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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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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Feuer and Panagopoulos Represent New York City Investor in Sale of Commercial Condominium Unit
January 26, 2018 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Scott Feuer and John Panagopoulos represented a New York City developer in the $3.175 million sale of a commercial condominium unit located in Tribeca. …
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Gold Obtains Successful Verdict
January 9, 2018 | Commercial Litigation
After a two-day trial in the Civil Kings Commercial Landlord-Tenant Part, Dana Gold obtained a successful verdict for a client.  The case involved a parking garage tenant who was recently evicted based on their failure to issue payments in excess of $50,000 pursuant to a so-ordered stipulation of settlement.  The tenant challenged the eviction, claiming …
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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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Glambosky and Honig Score Major Victory for Landlord
December 22, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Erez Glambosky and Jeremy Honig scored a major victory on behalf of a landlord in a summary non-primary holdover proceeding after a six-day bench trial in Civil Court, New York County. The crux of the dispute was whether the current occupant of a rent-stabilized unit on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, who was the …
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Kornblum Represents Purchaser of an Industrial Property
November 29, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On November 29, 2017, Yaron Kornblum represented 4 Emery Avenue LLC in the acquisition of an industrial property located at 4 Emery Ave., Randolph, NJ, for a purchase price of $1.88 million. M&T Bank provided financing in the amount of $1.4 million. …
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Leno to Be a 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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Kornblum Represents Brooklyn Clients in Refinancing Deals
November 20, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On November 20, 2017, Yaron Kornblum represented 264 East 28th Street LLC in the refinancing of a property located at 264 East 28th St., Brooklyn, NY, containing 17 units, with the Community Preservation Corporation (CPC) providing financing in the amount of $2.02 million. Also on November 20, Yaron represented 1068 Winthrop Street LLC in the …
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Kornblum Represents Tenants in Property Refinance
November 15, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On November 15, 2017, Yaron Kornblum represented 830 West 177th LLC, Home 830 West 177th LLC and Field Realty 177 LLC as tenants in common structuring, in the refinance of the property located at 830 West 77th St., New York, NY, containing 43 units. Greystone Servicing Corporation Inc. provided the financing in the amount of …
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Rivkin Radler Hosts Binghamton University Alumni Reception
November 10, 2017
On November 9th, the Firm hosted a business networking event for Binghamton University alumni which was attended by over 80 guests.  Scott Feuer (Class of ’90) provided welcoming remarks and introduced special guest, Vice President of Student Affairs, Brian Rose, who provided a university update. There are approximately 15 Binghamton University alumni attorneys at the …
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Kornblum Represents Purchaser in a Factory Acquisition
November 8, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On November 8, 2017, Yaron Kornblum represented 790 Grand Street and 2847-2918 FDB LLC on the purchase of a factory located at 790 Grand St., Brooklyn, NY, for $2.2 million. Yaron addressed convoluted and sophisticated IRS Section 1031 tax-free exchange issues in order to consummate the transaction. …
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Kornblum, Gumersell, Weissman, Feuer and Panagopoulos Represent Investor Group
October 31, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Yaron Kornblum, Walter Gumersell, Stephen Weissman, Scott Feuer and John Panagopoulos represented a group of investors in the acquisition of membership interests in two properties on York Avenue in Manhattan.  As part of this complex transaction, the investors and the owner of an adjacent property located on 83rd Street entered into a Master Purchase Option …
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Leno Represents Multiple Acquisitions
October 31, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
In October 2017, David Leno represented Raymour and Flanagan Furniture in connection with its application to construct a Starbucks in its Farmingdale location. David Leno also represented Sirius Insurance in its negotiation for new office locations in San Francisco, CA and Berwyn, PA. …
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Frankel and Goldstein Close on $9.5 M Tax Exempt Bond Financing
October 20, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Rich Frankel and Stacey Goldstein closed on a $9.5 million County of Essex Capital Resource Corporation tax-exempt bond financing for Adirondack Medical Center. The financing was part of a Lake Placid, New York construction project for the hospital, where its new emergency department will be located along with other facilities, including a medical fitness center. …
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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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Frankel Closes multiple transactions for St. Joseph Rehabilitation Center
October 2, 2017 | Richard A. Frankel | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On Sept. 28, Richard Frankel closed multiple loan transactions in connection with a project for St. Joseph Rehabilitation Center, Inc.  The project involved a convertible grant and mortgage with the New York State Homeless Housing and Assistance Corporation. …
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Real Estate Team Closes $11.45 Million Deal
September 28, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Harvey Epstein, Scott Feuer, John Panagopoulos and Sean Simensky represented the purchaser in its acquisition of 280, 282 and 282A Nassau Avenue, Brooklyn, NY for the purchase price of $11.45 million.  The transaction involved the negotiation of loan documentation relating to the $9.2 million mortgage financing providing by Bank of the Ozarks and the corporate …
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Kornblum Closes Multiple Deals Throughout the Five Boroughs
September 19, 2017 | Yaron J. Kornblum | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On August 10, Yaron Kornblum represented 690 Onderdonk LLC in the purchase of 690 Onderdonk Ave., Ridgewood, NY for the purchase price of $1.6 million with financing from JPMorgan Chase Bank NA for a loan amount of $1.12 million. On August 9, Yaron Kornblum represented the Borrower, 117-119 15th Street LLC in the refinance of …
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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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Kornblum Continues to Close Deals in the Metropolitan Area
September 18, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On September 14, Yaron Kornblum represented 771 East 213th Street LLC in its acquisition of a mixed use dwelling with eight units located at 771 East 213th Street, Bronx, N.Y. for a purchase price of $1.5 million with financing from Signature Bank for a loan amount of $1.04 million. On September 19, Yaron Kornblum represented …
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D’Amaro Finalizes Commercial Lease Transactions for New Jersey Performing Arts Dance Company and Manhattan Entertainment Facility
September 17, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Louis D’Amaro successfully negotiated and finalized two commercial lease transactions. D’Amaro represented a nationally recognized performing arts dance company to lease space for office and warehouse use. The lease is for a 10-year term for the occupancy of 17,000 square feet in two buildings located in Secaucus, N.J. The second lease was for an entertainment …
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Feuer and Panagopoulos Represent Seller in Sale of NYC Apartment Building
August 10, 2017 | Scott L. Feuer | John Panagopoulos | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Scott Feuer and John Panagopoulos represented the Seller in the sale of 730 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY for a purchase price of $4.3 million. …
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Feuer and Panagopoulos Represent Purchaser in NYC Apartment Building Acquisition
July 31, 2017 | Scott L. Feuer | John Panagopoulos | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Scott Feuer and John Panagopoulos represented the Purchaser in its acquisition of an apartment building located at 345 East 33rd Street, New York, NY for a purchase price of $7.2 million.  The Purchaser financed the acquisition with a $5.2 million loan from Valley National Bank. …
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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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Kornblum Represents Purchaser in Apartment Complex Acquisition
July 13, 2017 | Yaron J. Kornblum | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Yaron Kornblum represented the Purchaser in its acquisition of a 150 unit apartment complex located at 411 East Gibbsboro Road, Lindenwold, NJ.  The purchase price was $7.5 million and financed through Customers Bank for a loan amount of $6 million.   …
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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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D’Amaro and Schieber Complete License Agreement
July 1, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Lou D’Amaro and Evan Schieber completed a License Agreement covering outdoor space in the courtyard area of a Manhattan residential condominium for the installation of HVAC units and equipment servicing the street level, retail condominium unit owned by our client. The license is for a ten-year term with two five year renewal options.  The license …
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D’Amaro Reviews Lease Agreement for Laser Tag Facility
July 1, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Lou D’Amaro completed the review of a twenty-five year commercial lease covering a 15,000 square foot building located in Pompano Beach, Florida.  The client intends to use the building as a laser tag facility and entertainment center.  Basic rent is supplemented by an annual payment of additional rent based upon gross revenue of the facility. …
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Kornblum Closes Deals in Brooklyn
June 30, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On June 15, 2015, Yaron Kornblum represented the Purchaser, 182 Hart Management LLC, in its acquisition of 182 Hart Street, Brooklyn, NY for a purchase price of $1.250 million, and financing from Signature Bank, in the amount of $900,000.00. On June 20, 2017, Yaron Kornblum represented the Purchaser, 344 McGuiness Holdings LLC in its acquisition …
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Leno a Panelist at LI Commercial Real Estate Summit
June 19, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On June 8, David Leno spoke on a panel at a summit entitled, “The Future of Long Island Commercial Real Estate,” sponsored by the New York Real Estate Journal. The event, held at the Holiday Inn Plainview-Long Island, attracted approximately 100 attendees. Rivkin Radler was a corporate sponsor. Click here to read more about the …
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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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