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Tartaglia obtains summary judgment in $1,000,000 breach of contract and negligence case
July 23, 2019 | Construction | General Liability
Stan Tartaglia obtained summary judgment dismissing the Complaint and awarding judgment on the Counterclaim on behalf of the client, an engineering firm, in a suit in which the plaintiff asserted multiple causes of action, including breach of contract.  The plaintiff, a school district, alleged that our client breached its contract by failing to provide proper …
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Murphy and Han Secure Dissolution
July 19, 2019 | Corporate
On July 17, 2019, Casey Murphy and Lawrence Han secured a dissolution of De’An’s Pork Products, Inc. on behalf of their client, a 50% owner in the sausage manufacturing company. Over the objection and resistance of the other 50% owner, the Hon. Leon Ruchelsman of the New York Supreme Court in Kings County issued an …
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Lampert and Finn to Present CLE on Trucking and Transportation Litigation Issues
July 18, 2019 | General Liability
On Thursday, September 12, Matthew Lampert and James Finn will present as part of the New York State Bar Association’s CLE program entitled Auto and Truck Claims, Accidents and Litigation. Their program – The Motor Vehicle Hitch: How to Avoid It, How to Deal with It – takes place from 9 am to 4:30 pm …
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Real Estate Negotiates Several Deals in June
July 18, 2019 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
John Panagopoulos represented the Purchaser of a commercial condominium located at 112-03 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills, NY for the practice of sports medicine.  The purchase price was $1.18 Million and was financed with Citibank N.A. for a loan amount of $940,000.00. John Panagopoulos represented the Purchaser, Rhyme Holdings II LLC, in its acquisition of an …
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Rust Relates Succession Plan Recommendations
July 18, 2019 | Commercial Litigation | Corporate
Jeffrey Rust offered insights in the article, “8 Things to Include in a Succession Plan When Transitioning to Multiple Successors,” which appeared on City National Bank’s Insights web page. The article details a real-world case of a couple who planned to will their family business to their kids. No formal business documents were drafted to …
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Glambosky Presents at CBRE Roundtable
July 17, 2019
Erez Glambosky with be a speaker at a rent regulation roundtable presented by CBRE. The discussion will be held on Tuesday, July 30 from 5-7 pm at 200 Park Ave., New York City. The program will discuss recently adopted changes to the City’s rent regulation polices and its impact on the residential market.   …
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Gumersell Weighs in on Negotiating a Business Loan
July 16, 2019 | Corporate
Walter Gumersell was interviewed for the article, “5 Tips for Negotiating a Business Loan,” for Business News Daily. The article shares advice on the best, most stress-free ways to secure a business loan. Walt cautions about offering a personal guarantee and recommends negotiating for the right to prepay the loan. To read the article, click …
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Robertelli Obtains Dismissal of RICO/Legal Malpractice Claim
July 16, 2019
John Robertelli obtained a dismissal of a Complaint filed in the United States District Court of New Jersey against an attorney client in a case involving nearly 50 law firm defendants. The Hon. Brian R. Martinotti entered an order dismissing the Complaint in its entirety, which also included the dismissal of claims of RICO, unjust …
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Lampert and Peress Prevail in Premises Liability Case
July 15, 2019 | Matthew A. Lampert | Janine L. Peress | General Liability
Matthew Lampert and Janine Peress obtained victory in a premises liability case before Judge Boddie in Kings County. The plaintiff commenced this action to recover for injuries sustained when she tripped and fell while descending a staircase on the insured’s premises.  The plaintiff admitted at her deposition that she could neither identify the cause of …
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Lewis Offers Guidance on SHIELD Act
July 15, 2019 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
In a Newsday article entitled, “Safe data always key, new law or no,” Shari Claire Lewis discusses the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act, which was passed by the State Legislature and awaits Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature. The law require businesses to implement data security safeguards. “Data’s one of the highest valued …
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Bruno and Eckler Secure Dismissal of Amended Complaint Against Law Firm Defendants
July 11, 2019 | Professional Liability
Jonathan Bruno and Cali Eckler obtained the dismissal of an amended complaint on behalf of their clients, a law firm and an individually named attorney at the law firm (the law firm defendants). The claim arose from litigation that the plaintiff initiated after the board members of the homeowners’ association (HOA) where the plaintiff lived …
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Ullman Authors Article in Vitamin Retailer
July 11, 2019 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
Marc Ullman authored an article in Vitamin Retailer, “Cyber Security Basics for Retailers.” Click here to read the article. …
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Gordon Panelist at NYIPLA
July 10, 2019 | Bankruptcy | Intellectual Property
On July 18, Stu Gordon will be a panelist at NYIPLA Hot Topics in Intellectual Property on the topic of “Trademarks in Bankruptcy: The Supreme Court Finally Speaks” at the Princeton Club of New York. The panel will discuss the Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Mission Product Holdings case, dealing with the survivability of …
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Heptig and Murphy Quoted in LIBN Article
July 9, 2019 | Corporate
Kate Heptig and Casey Murphy were quoted in a Long Island Business News article, “Put it in writing.” The article discussed the importance of a partnership agreement for business owners in case the unexpected happens. “The document details the economic and governance rights of the members vis-a-vis each other,” said Kate Heptig. “It includes rules …
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Ullman Featured in The Big Mouth Pharmacist Podcast
July 8, 2019 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Marc Ullman was a guest on Neal Smoller’s The Big Mouth Pharmacist podcast, “Supplement Manufacturing: Compliance and Concerns.” Click here to listen to the podcast. …
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