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India Bar Association Visits Rivkin Radler
February 13, 2020
On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, Rivkin Radler’s Albany office hosted members of the India Bar Association who were touring the United States to learn about our comparative legal systems. The group began its tour in Washington, DC, where they met with Arnold & Porter, continuing to New York City, and are now in the Capital …
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Korman Co-Presents NYSBA CLE on New Appellate Division Rules
February 11, 2020 | Appeals
Cheryl Korman will be a faculty member at the March 9, 2020, CLE program, “Recently Adopted Rules and Technology at the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department.” The program will discuss changes relating to e-filing, use of portable electronic devices and digital copies of filings. Attendees will also receive a demonstration and overview of the Appellate …
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Gise and Abreu Successfully Conclude Pro Bono Matter on Landlord’s Behalf
February 6, 2020 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
David Gise and Jennifer Abreu brought a matter they handled pro bono for The Safe Center LI to a successful conclusion. The Safe Center helps victims of domestic and dating abuse, rape, sexual assault and human trafficking by offering them crisis intervention, emergency safe housing, counseling and legal representation. An owner of a multifamily home …
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Ullman Quoted on ABH Manufacturing Recall
February 3, 2020 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman was interviewed for an article in Natural Products Insider entitled “Supplement contract manufacturing recall ‘unprecedented.'” The article discusses how ABH, along with 859 of its nutritional products brands, was shut down by a U.S. Department of Justice consent decree. To read the article, click here. …
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Insurance Fraud Group Obtains Rare Summary Judgment Victory on Fraud Claim
January 31, 2020 | Insurance Fraud
Steve Henesy obtained a rare summary judgment victory on a common law fraud claim against a Miami, FL., healthcare clinic, its owners, operators and employees. In a case entitled Government Employees Insurance Co., et al. v. Quality Diagnostic Health Care, Inc., et al., Judge Jose E. Martinez of the United States District Court for the …
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Grill and Gise Defeat Reargument Motion and Obtain Judgments in Sweeping Victory
January 30, 2020 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Commercial Litigation
David M. Grill and David Gise defeated an effort by a defaulting corporation to reargue a decision issued recently by Justice McCormack of the Nassau County Supreme Court. The two attorneys obtained a default judgment against a defendant corporation in which the defendant claimed the default should be excused because the defendant’s principal was unaware …
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Shapiro Speaks to NYSBA Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section
January 29, 2020 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
On Thursday, January 30, 2020, Steven Shapiro will present to the New York State Bar Association’s Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section as part of its Off-Label Promotion Update. His presentation is entitled “Promotion of CBD following Epidiolex for Rx, OTC drugs and other products. For information and to register, click here. …
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Ullman’s Op-Ed on CBD Appears in Long Island Business News
January 29, 2020 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
On January 29, 2020, Marc Ullman’s opinion piece, “FDA’s lack of CBD guidance is a disservice to Long Island firms,” appeared in Long Island Business News. Marc notes that an exploding market for CBD products has created a conundrum for companies wishing to cash in. Either they obey FDA’s regulations and lose out, or they break …
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Krinick Discusses Firm’s Expansion with LIBN
January 27, 2020
Managing Partner Evan Krinick spoke with Long Island Business News about Rivkin Radler’s recent growth spurt. In the last two years, the firm brought aboard 21 attorneys, bringing the total head count to 199. In addition, in late 2019 the firm doubled its space in the Albany and Hackensack offices and took space at WeWork’s …
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Real Estate Department Transactions in December 2019
January 22, 2020 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
In December 2019, David Leno and Louis D’Amaro represented Northwell Health in the acquisition of eight medical office practices in Manhattan, while successfully meeting the year-end deadline. Louis D’Amaro, Benjamin Malerba and Ada Kozicz engaged in lease negotiations for a 10 year lease and guaranty for a psychiatric and behavioral health office located on West …
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Spero Co-Presents on Small Business Bankruptcies to the NCBA
January 22, 2020 | Bankruptcy
On January 22, 2020, Matthew Spero presented “Big Changes to Small Business Bankruptcies: An Overview of Small Business Bankruptcy Cases and the Small Business Reorganization Act” with Brian Ryniker, CPA of Ryniker Consultants, LLC to the Nassau County Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Committee. Matt will give the same presentation with Mr. Ryniker, Christine Black, Esq. (of …
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Ullman Quoted on Contract Manufacturer Product Recall
January 22, 2020 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman spoke with Nutraingredients-USA about a recall of 1,200 products manufactured by Edgewood, NY-based ABH Nature’s Products, Inc. (also doing business as ABH Pharma, Inc. and, Inc.). The company issued a recall under a consent decree with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The recall is intended to …
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Grill and Schieber Prevail on Interpretation of Co-Tenancy Provision
January 21, 2020 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Commercial Litigation
David M. Grill and Evan R. Schieber received an extremely important victory for the landlord of a well-known Long Island shopping center regarding the interpretation of a co-tenancy provision. In Morton Village Realty Co., Inc. v. Sleepy’s LLC, et al., Supreme Court, Nassau County Index No. 610652/2018, the Court rejected Mattress Firm’s attempt to prematurely terminate …
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Ullman Quoted on Proposed CBD Legislation
January 21, 2020 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman spoke to Nutraingredients-USA about a new bill that would include CBD in the definition of dietary supplements in the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The legislation is an attempt to cope with the raft of products now on the market that are technically illegal. Marc said he thinks the bill will only …
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Ullman Quoted on FDA’s Targeting of CBD
January 17, 2020 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman was quoted in a Nutraingredients-USA story entitled “Warning letter analysis shows FDA has target on CBD, not hemp.” To read the article, click here. …
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