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Rivkin Radler Welcomes 3 Attorneys
June 14, 2024 | Commercial Litigation | Insurance Coverage | Insurance Fraud

Evan Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler, is pleased to announce that Krystal Armstrong, Paul “CJ” Repper, and Spencer Serling have joined the firm’s Uniondale, Jacksonville, and New York City offices, respectively, as associates.

Krystal Armstrong, of Lake Grove, NY, has joined the Commercial Litigation Group. Prior to joining Rivkin Radler, Krystal was an associate

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The Legal 500 Recognizes Rivkin Radler’s Insurance Practice
June 13, 2024 | Insurance Coverage

The prestigious Legal 500 has recommended Rivkin Radler’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group in its U.S. rankings for the sixth consecutive year. The practice is recommended in the “industry focus: insurance – advice to insurers” category in Band 3. Last year’s publication ranked the practice in Band 4.

In addition, The Legal 500 recognizes the following

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Griner and Isaacson Obtain Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Action
June 12, 2024 | Medical Malpractice Defense

Amanda Griner and Debbie Isaacson successfully moved to dismiss an action in Supreme Court, Monroe County, against the firm’s clients: a personal injury law firm and its associate.

The firm’s clients represented plaintiffs in an underlying personal injury matter, wherein one of the plaintiffs was run over by a truck in a hotel parking lot. The

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Recent Publications

To Gift, or not to Gift: Income Taxes vs. Estate Taxes
June 13, 2024 | Patricia C. Marcin | Trusts & Estates | Tax

Giving assets away during lifetime to reduce estate taxes due upon your death is not the “no-brainer” it used to be. Sometimes, holding onto assets until your death lowers total taxes.

Income tax, gift tax and estate tax benefits can differ dramatically, depending on the income tax basis of the assets to be gifted or

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Law Firms Can Now Be Criminally Liable for Wage Theft. Is Yours?
June 4, 2024 | Employment & Labor

When Governor Kathy Hochul signed an amendment to the New York Penal Law this past fall, designating “wage theft” as a form of criminal larceny, she and the State Legislature targeted “bad faith” employers who violate New York’s Labor Law by improperly withholding timely payment of their employees’ earned wages.

The most recent amendment to

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New York Insurance Coverage Law Update
May 23, 2024 | Alan C. Eagle | Insurance Coverage

Lost Business Income Not Covered Because Not Caused by Direct Physical Loss Or Damage, Third Department Finds

87 Uptown Road, LLC owned an apartment complex with 11 apartment buildings in Ithaca, New York, which were insured by Country Mutual Insurance Company. A fire destroyed one building (Building D), and the owner made a claim for

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