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Queenan Presents at Albany Law School’s Recent Graduate CLE Program
November 17, 2017
On November 17, John Queenan presented at Albany Law School’s “Recent Graduate CLE Program” held on the law school campus. John presented on the topics of  “Factual Investigation Through Witness Interviews” and “Selection and Interviews of Experts”.  Sponsored by the National Alumni Association (NAA) of Albany Law School , the CLE program provides 16 free CLE …
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Kornblum and Panagopoulos Complete Several NYC Real Estate Deals
November 15, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On October 2, 2017, Yaron Kornblum represented the Borrowers and co-owners, Brook-Sharp Realty LLC and MK Brook LLC, in a refinance of a portfolio of real estate holdings consisting of twelve buildings located in the Bronx, with residential and commercial units.  The loan amount was $24 million and the transaction was financed through New York …
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DiGennaro, Belous and Biscone Win Appeal on Novel Issue of Law
November 14, 2017 | Janice J. DiGennaro | Todd Belous | Merril Biscone | Professional Liability
Janice DiGennaro, Todd Belous and Merrill Biscone received a victory in the Appellate Division, First Department, dismissing third-party claims for contribution in a mass fraud and Judiciary Law action involving hundreds of phen-phen plaintiffs against their mass tort lawyer.  The basis for the dismissal is an issue of first impression in the state court in …
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Jones, Monteleone, LaPorta and Korman Defeat Appellate Motion for Stay of Summary Judgment Award for Directors & Officers Insurer Pending Appeal of Same
November 14, 2017 | Michael J. Jones | Cheryl F. Korman | Joseph Monteleone | Anthony J. LaPorta | Insurance Coverage | Commercial Litigation | Appeals
Michael Jones, Joseph Monteleone, Anthony La Porta and Cheryl Korman defeated an insured’s efforts to obtain a stay of an award of summary judgment in favor of our client. Michael successfully argued to the trial judge that the former CEO of a defunct online video management company is not entitled to $5 million in insurance …
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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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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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Ullman Quoted in Natural Products Insider
November 7, 2017 | Health Services
Marc Ullman was interviewed for an article in Natural Products Insider entitled, “Hemp Lawyer: FDA CBD Warning Letters Shouldn’t Alarm Industry.” The article centers on the FDA’s intolerance of claims that CBD-containing foods and dietary supplements treat diseases such as cancer. The FDA advised that  CBD (cannabidiol) cannot be sold in dietary supplements, or added to …
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Diviney Quoted in Human Resource Executive Online
November 6, 2017 | Employment & Labor
John Diviney was interviewed for an article in Human Resource Executive Online about a recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission civil suit in Louisiana that alleges an employee was terminated illegally after seeking help for “situational depression” through his company’s employee assistance program. To read the article, click here. …
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Robertelli Obtains Summary Judgment
November 1, 2017 | General Liability
In a series of consolidated matters involving multiple parties and coverage issues with regard to a multi-vehicle collision, John Robertelli secured summary judgment on behalf of the State Farm Insured. The motion was granted by The Honorable Randal C. Chiocca J.S.C. in Passaic County, New Jersey. Alex Pappas assisted by taking the deposition of the …
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Rivkin Radler in Best Lawyers Metro List
November 1, 2017
Rivkin Radler is pleased to announce that the Firm has been named to the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list for 2018. The Firm was ranked in regions and practice areas: Metropolitan Tier 1 Long Island: Insurance Law Metropolitan Tier 2 Albany: Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, Litigation-Construction New Jersey: Insurance Law Metropolitan …
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Leno, Gumersell, Weissman, Feuer and Panagopoulos Represent 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. In October 2017, David Leno represented Sirius Insurance in its negotiation for new office locations in San Francisco, CA and Berwyn, PA. Walter Gumersell, Stephen Weissman, Scott Feuer and John Panagopoulos represented …
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Krinick Published in Insurance Coverage Law Report
October 30, 2017 | Insurance Coverage
Evan Krinick’s article, “Diverse Legal Issues Can Arise in Insurance Fraud Prosecutions,” which first appeared in the New York Law Journal, was published in the fall 2017 issue of FC&S Legal’s Insurance Coverage Law Report. To read the article, click here. …
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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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Biscone and Giliberti Victorious in Labor Law Case
October 26, 2017 | Frank J. Giliberti | Merril Biscone | General Liability
Frank Giliberti and Merril Biscone were successful in convincing a Court to keep a general contractor in a Labor Law case on behalf of the owner of the building in an exclusive area of Manhattan.  The Court agreed that there were issues of fact as to the general contractor’s role in the construction project on …
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Rivkin Radler Presents Panel Program, “Defending a False Claims Act Allegation”
October 24, 2017 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
On Thursday, November 16, Rivkin Radler will present a panel program entitled, Defending an FCA Allegation: Forewarned Is Forearmed. Moderated by Brian Bank, the panel will deconstruct real, unsealed False Claims Act cases. Panelists include Rivkin Radler partners Robert Iseman and Geoffrey Kaiser, Paul Kaufman of Northwell Health and BDO’s Patrick Pilch. CLE credits are available. …
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