Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use


Glambosky and D’Amaro Close on Purchase of Commercial Property
December 17, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Commercial Litigation
Erez Glambosky and Louis D’Amaro, as part of a 1031 exchange, closed on the purchase of a commercial property located in New Castle, Pennsylvania, subject to a Walgreens drug store lease.  The Walgreens location was the 1031 exchange “replacement property” and was purchased for nearly $7 million, with $2.7 million in mortgage financing.  In January …
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Grill and Tare Victorious at the DHCR – Tenants’ Petition for Administrative Review Denied in its Entirety
November 14, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Commercial Litigation | Construction
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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Ambrosino named to the Corporate Council of the Tourette Association of America
October 31, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Ed Ambrosino has been named to the Corporate Council of the Tourette Association of America. Founded in 1972, The Tourette Association of America has emerged as the premier national non-profit organization working to make life better for all people affected by Tourette and tic disorders. For more information on the Tourette Association, Click Here. …
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Glambosky and Honig defeat tenant’s Fair Market Rent Appeal on behalf of developer Naftali Group
October 19, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Commercial Litigation | Construction
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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Leno Represents Blue Point Brewery in Relocation to Patchogue
October 12, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
David Leno has been quoted in an article in the Patch related to his representation of the Blue Point Brewery in its relocation to the 110,000-square-foot building being vacated by Briarcliffe College in Patchogue. Click here to read the article.   …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers
October 11, 2016 | Professional Liability | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Appeals | Bankruptcy | Commercial Litigation | Construction | Health Services | Insurance Coverage
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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Feuer and Panagopoulos Represent New York City Investors in Sale of 42 Unit Apartment Complex
October 7, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Scott Feuer and John Panagopoulos represented two New York City real estate investors in the sale of a 42 unit apartment complex located on West 139th Street in Manhattan for a purchase price of $13.6 million.  This transaction was part of a Section 1031 tax-deferred exchange for each investor. …
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Feuer and Panagopoulos Represent Owner in the Sale of a $23 Million Jersey City Office Building
September 29, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Scott Feuer and John Panagopoulos represented the owner of a Jersey City, NJ office building in the $23 million sale of the property.  This transaction also involved environmental matters which were handled by Eric Nemeth. …
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Panagopoulos Represents New York City Developer in Purchase of Upper East Side Townhouse
September 22, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
John Panagopoulos represented a New York City real estate developer in the purchase of an Upper East Side townhouse, for use as his personal residence.  The purchase price was $9.9 million, which was financed with a $6.5 million mortgage from JP Morgan Chase. …
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Kornblum and Landsman Represent Client in Acquisition of a New Jersey Apartment Complex
September 21, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Yaron Kornblum and Marie Landsman represented purchaser, Pine Lake Landings LLC in its acquisition of a New Jersey apartment complex for the purchase price of $35,100,000.  The transaction involved an assumption of a $25,819,086.07 mortgage. …
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Leno Represents Client in Restructuring Project
September 12, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
David Leno represented Land O’Lakes and its subsidiary, Kozy Shack, in the restructuring of their project with Nassau County Industrial Development Agency for the Hicksville, NY location. …
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Landsman Featured in LIBN Who’s Who Section
August 23, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Marie Landsman has been featured in the Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who – Women in Professional Services Section. Counsel in Rivkin Radler’s Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use Practice, Marie A. Landsman concentrates in the area of commercial leasing, real estate and real estate development. She represents both landlords and tenants in all aspects …
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Kornblum, Landsman and Panagopoulos Represent Major Real Estate Developer
| Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Yarom Kornblum, Marie Landsman and John Panagopoulos represented a major real estate developer in his acquisition of a medical facility at the University of Texas in Galveston, TX.  The purchase price was $17,700,000 with a loan amount provided by Green Bank, NA. of $11,494.909. …
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Weissman, Savino and Leno Represent Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
August 9, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Stephen Weissman, William Savino and David Leno represented Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in its acquisition from Nassau County of the land for its new facility located on  the southwest portion of the Coliseum property.  Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has also obtained site plan approval to build a $140 million outpatient treatment and research …
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Grill and Welch Victorious In Special Proceeding Seeking Access To Neighboring Property
| Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Commercial Litigation | Construction
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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Ambrosino to Speak at National Business Institute CLE Seminar
July 27, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Edward Ambrosino will participate in the National Business Institute’s upcoming CLE seminar entitled, “Legal Issues Involving Local Governments.” The seminar will be held from 9:00am to 4:30pm on July 27, 2016 at the Four Points Sheraton in Plainview, NY 11803. Ed’s topics will include zoning concerns and land use & planning issues. This seminar has …
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Grill and Schieber Successfully Oppose a Renewal Application
July 22, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Commercial Litigation | Construction
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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D’Amaro’s representation of Skechers expands
July 15, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Louis D’Amaro’s representation of Skechers, the publically-traded shoe company, has expanded beyond our U.S. borders.  In addition to negotiating leases for Skechers in the lower forty eight states and Hawaii, Skechers has called upon Lou to oversee its expansion of retail operations in Canada.  In the last month, Lou finalized a lease for 9,000 square feet …
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Grill, Schieber and Tare Victorious on Behalf of Medical Office Tenant
July 8, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Commercial Litigation | Construction
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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Leno and Feuer attend RECon 2016 Convention
June 14, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
David Leno and Scott Feuer attended RECon 2016, which is sponsored by the International Council of Shopping Centers (the “ICSC”).  RECon is the global convention for the shopping center industry and provides networking, deal making and educational opportunities for retail real estate professionals from around the world.  The ICSC is the largest organization of real …
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Feuer and Panagopoulos close $7.8 million real estate transaction
May 27, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Scott Feuer and John Panagopoulos closed the sale of 665 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY, a multiple dwelling with commercial tenants, for a purchase price of $7,800,000.00. …
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Leno quoted in The Suffolk Times article
May 12, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
David Leno was quoted in the May 6, 2016 article in The Suffolk Times entitled, “Following short-term rental law, landlords look to become B&Bs.” Click here to read the article in its entirety. …
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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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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Four New Attorneys
April 21, 2016 | Professional Liability | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Directors & Officers Liability | Employment & Labor | Insurance Fraud | Corporate
Uniondale, New York – April 2016 – Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that  Kate Heptig, Steven Henesy, Marie Landsman, and Anna Mandel have joined the firm. Kate Heptig, of Rockville Centre, NY has joined the firm’s Corporate practice group as a Partner.  Kate counsels clients in transactional practice areas, …
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Grill, Riverso & Honig Victorious on Behalf of Major Developer
April 15, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Commercial Litigation | Construction
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 and Tare Victorious in Denial of Tenants’ Complaint
April 6, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Commercial Litigation | Construction
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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Edward A. Ambrosino joins Rivkin Radler as Of Counsel
March 21, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Edward A. Ambrosino has joined the firm as Of Counsel  in the Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use Practice Group. Edward A. Ambrosino, of Westbury, is a leading authority for companies on economic development, IDA and conduit issuer development transactions, and specializes in …
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Feuer Represents Federal Credit Union in the Acquisition of Two Branch Locations
March 11, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Scott Feuer, on behalf of a federal credit union, closed on the purchase of two branch locations in Albertson and Baldwin for a total purchase price of $6,725,000.00. …
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Kornblum and Panagopoulos close $17 million real estate transaction
February 26, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Yaron Kornblum, with the assistance of John Panagopoulos and Ilana Camarda, represented MGSA I LLC, MGSA II LLC, MGSA III LLC and MGSA IV LLC in the mortgage financing transaction funded by Customers Bank in the loan amount of $17,000,000.00 for two apartment complexes in Bronx, NY.   …
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Kornblum and Panagopoulos represent clients in a $17.9 million mortgage financing transaction
January 19, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Yaron Kornblum, with the assistance of John Panagopoulos and Ilana Camarda, represented 738 East 21 LLC, 738 East 21 LLC, 1815 Beverly Realty LLC, 1900 Newkirk Realty LLC and 2401 Cortelyou Realty LLC in a mortgage financing transaction funded by The Bridgehampton National Bank for a loan amount of $13,900,000.00 for three apartment buildings in …
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Cornachio to Volunteer/Mentor at Hofstra Law School’s Pathway to Profession Program
January 14, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Corporate
William Cornachio will be a volunteer/mentor at Hofstra Law School’s “Dinner with a Lawyer,” which is part of the school’s “Pathway to Profession” program.  The dinner will be limited to 40 students with two or three representatives from various practice areas.  The purpose of the program is to allow students a more personal interaction with attorneys in …
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Panagopoulos closes on purchase of Upper East Side residence
January 11, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
John Panagopoulos closed on the purchase of an Upper East Side residential townhouse for a major New York City developer for a purchase price of $10,100,000.00 in January 2016. …
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D’Amaro sworn to Suffolk County Legislature for sixth and final term
| Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Louis D’Amaro was sworn into the Suffolk County Legislature for his sixth and final term on Monday, January 4, 2016 after winning re-election this past November.  During the campaign, Louis received the endorsement of every newspaper, organization and union offering an endorsement in legislative races including Newsday and The Long Island News.  He also had …
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Grill and Schieber Victorious
January 7, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Construction
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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Rivkin Radler Elects Five New Partners
December 22, 2015 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Appeals | Health Services | Intellectual Property
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, is pleased to announce that Michael Cannata, Nancy Del Pizzo, Jeremy Honig, Michael McIsaac and Amy Wiedmann have been elected Partners. “These attorneys are exceptionally talented and we are proud to call them our partners.  In addition to their impressive legal accomplishments, they are active members …
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Leno Profiled in New York Real Estate Journal
December 21, 2015 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
David Leno, a partner in the Firm’s Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use practice group, was spotlighted in the Professional Profiles section of the New York Real Estate Journal. To view the full profile, click here. …
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Feuer Featured in Long Island Business News Who’s Who Section
December 17, 2015 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Scott Feuer has been featured in the Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Real Estate Law Section. A partner in Rivkin Radler’s Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use Practice Group, Scott has extensive experience in the acquisition and sale of shopping centers, office buildings, industrial facilities, multi-family residential properties and mixed-use buildings, leasing of …
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Novikoff and Schieber Victorious
November 12, 2015 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Appeals
Ken Novikoff and Evan Schieber successfully defended a prominent New York City real estate developer in a $10,000,000 lawsuit after a three week trial in Supreme Court, New York County.  Plaintiff sought to impose a constructive trust over hundreds of acres of waterfront property belonging to our client in Sullivan County.  Plaintiff sued for breach …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2015 New York Metro SuperLawyers
October 1, 2015 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Insurance Coverage
Uniondale – Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that sixteen attorneys were named to the 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and four attorneys were named as New York Metro Rising Stars.  Rivkin’s four rising stars are Brian Bank, Erez Glambosky, Michael Schnepper and Jennifer Stineback. Being named a Super Lawyer is a tremendous …
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Jenny Jinyoung Shin joins the Firm as Associate
August 31, 2015 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Corporate
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Jenny Jinyoung Shin has joined the Firm as an Associate in the Corporate & Commercial and Real Estate Practice Groups. Jenny Jinyoung Shin, of Albertson represents investors, companies, and business owners in entity formation, corporate structuring and planning, merger and acquisition transactions, private securities …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Two New Attorneys
August 24, 2015 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Appeals
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that David P. Leno and James R. Finn have joined the Firm. David P. Leno, of West Hempstead, NY, has joined the Real Estate practice group as a Partner.  David advises clients on all aspects of real estate transactions.  He negotiates and prepares transactional …
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Kornblum and Panagopoulos close on the purchase of apartment complex
March 16, 2015 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Yaron Kornblum, with the assistance of John Panagopolous, closed the purchase of a four building apartment complex in Brooklyn, New York on behalf of the Purchaser, with a purchase price of $18,360,000 and mortgage financing of $13,500,000.00. …
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Feuer and Panagopoulos represent New York City developer
March 1, 2015 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Scott Feuer and John Panagopoulos, members of the Firm’s  Real Estate Practice Group, represented a New York City developer in the purchase of a $4.6 million Manhattan mixed-use building comprised of 20 residential apartments and 6 commercial units.  …
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Weissman, Feuer and Panagopoulos represent seller in $56.6 milion sale
January 31, 2015 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Stephen Weissman, Scott Feuer and John Panagopoulos, members of the Firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, represented the seller in the $56.6 million sale of a 370,000 square foot office complex in White Plains (the former Nine West Group corporate headquarters).  A subgroup of the principals of the Seller, represented by Steve Weissman, reinvested a portion of …
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Weissman and Cornachio represent Brooklyn Hospital Center
| Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Corporate
Stephen Weissman and William Cornachio, Partners in the Real Estate Practice Group, represented Brooklyn Hospital Center in the construction and installation of a new Data Center and a new air conditioning system at the hospital’s main campus on DeKalb Avenue in Brooklyn. …
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Scott L. Feuer Joins Firm
July 21, 2014 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Scott L. Feuer has joined the firm as a Partner in the firm’s Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use Practice Group. “We are excited to have Scott on board.  He adds to the stature of our firm and our goal to ever strive …
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Grill, Schieber, and Tare deliver victory for 110 Greenwich Street
June 16, 2014 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Appeals | Corporate
David M. Grill, Evan Schieber and Joshua Tare won a resounding victory for 110 Greenwich Street, LLC (“Landlord”) against its commercial tenant Waterfront Athletic Club, Inc., (“Tenant”) a famous boxing studio with locations in New York City and Los Angles. The dispute arose out of a so-ordered stipulation of settlement entered into by the Landlord …
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Rivkin Radler Closes $67 Million Real Estate Deal
May 8, 2014 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Appeals
Yaron Kornblum, a partner in the firm Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use practice group, closed a record breaking sales transaction on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.  The 70 unit, 108,000 square foot apartment building, owned by the Zauderer Family, sold for $67,000,000.  The building, built in 1913, was self-managed by the matriarch of the family for …
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Rivkin Radler Featured in Newsday LI Business Section
February 9, 2014 | Professional Liability | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Trusts & Estates | Appeals | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Employment & Labor | Health Services | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property | Corporate
Rivkin Radler was featured in a Newday article entitled, “Raising the Bar.”  The article appeared in the LI Business Section on Sunday, February 9, 2014.  The article focused on the growth of Long Island law firms compared to New York City law firms during the recession. Click here to read entire article: http://www.newsday.com/business/long-island-law-firms-benefit-from-city-counterparts-1.6972767 …
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Rivkin Radler Closes $100 Million Real Estate Deal
January 31, 2014 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Real Estate partner, Yaron Kornblum, represented May Bao Ltd., a subsidiary of Beijing Capital Development Holdings Co., Ltd., in its purchase of a luxury high rise apartment building known as The Grayson.  The Grayson, located at 247 E. 28th Street, New York, New York, was purchased from Silverstone Property Group for $100 million. …
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