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Welch and Boyd Obtain Dismissal in Property Coverage Dispute
August 16, 2019 | Insurance Coverage
Michael P. Welch and J’Naia L. Boyd were successful in obtaining a dismissal of plaintiff’s complaint in its entirety. In this action, brought in the Western District of New York, plaintiff claimed that it was the mortgagee under a homeowner’s insurance policy and entitled to coverage for fire damage to the property. Welch and Boyd argued …
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Ullman Quoted in NutraIngredients-USA
August 16, 2019 | Health Services
Marc Ullman was quoted in a NutraIngredients-usa.com article, “Patchwork quilt of regulations could further complicate CBD picture if FDA doesn’t act quickly.” Click here to read the article. …
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Real Estate Group Covers Multiple Transactions in July
August 16, 2019 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Jason Kurland, Michael Heller, Michael Schnepper and John Panagopoulos represented the Purchaser, Key Hotels LLC in the acquisition of Broadway@TimeSquare Hotel located at 129 West 46th Street, New York, NY for a purchase price of $24M.  The acquisition was financed with a mortgage from W. Financial L.P. for a loan amount of $16.75M. Harvey Epstein, …
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Glambosky and Honig Victorious
August 15, 2019 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Erez Glambosky and Jeremy Honig prevailed in a summary non-primary holdover proceeding on behalf of a landlord after a five-day bench trial in Civil Court, Kings County. The issue at trial was whether the son of the rent-controlled tenant of an apartment in Brooklyn had established his right to succeed to his father’s rent-controlled tenancy. During …
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17 Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America©
August 15, 2019 | Construction | Insurance Coverage | Health Services | Employment & Labor | Commercial Litigation | Appeals | Trusts & Estates | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Uniondale, New York – August 15, 2019 – The prestigious Best Lawyers in America has included Rivkin Radler LLP in its U.S. rankings for 2020.  Attorneys from the firm’s Albany, Hackensack and Uniondale offices were included. The lawyers listed, their offices and the categories of law in which they are listed, are as follows: Albany, …
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Ullman Quoted on Confusing Web of CBD Laws
August 13, 2019 | Health Services | Complex Torts & Product Liability
Marc Ullman was quoted in the Long Island Business News’ article, “Confusing Web of Laws Muddles CBD Industry.” The article discusses the confusing web of contradictory laws and inconsistent enforcement in products containing CBD. The sudden swell in CBD products stems in large part from the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. CBD is derived …
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Strober Obtains Dismissal in Toxic Mold Case
August 12, 2019 | General Liability
Eric Strober obtained the dismissal of a case sounding in exposure to toxic mold in a client’s co-op unit rented by the plaintiff.  The plaintiff was a doctor who claimed that due to illnesses sustained as a result of exposure in the apartment that she was unable to work as a dermatologist and had to …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2019 Upstate New York Rising Stars
August 12, 2019 | Health Services | General Liability | Commercial Litigation
Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce Steven J. Auletta and Mark J. Wagner were named to the 2019 Upstate New York Rising Stars list. Auletta is an associate in the firm’s General Liability practice group. He has been a Super Lawyer Rising Star since 2014. Wagner is an associate in Rivkin Radler’s Commercial Litigation …
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Mulè to Host Ninth BOSS Program
August 9, 2019 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
On Thursday, September 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Michael Mulè will host the ninth program in the Business Owners Seminar Series (BOSS) at Rivkin Radler’s offices. Rivkin Radler Compliance, Investigations and White Collar partners, Geoffrey Kaiser and Casey Murphy will discuss: The honest mistakes that become services fraud When embellishing can create an …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes New Partner
August 9, 2019 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Banking | Corporate
Uniondale, New York – August 2019 – Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Michael J. Twersky has joined the firm as a Partner. Michael J. Twersky has joined the firm’s Banking; Corporate; and Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use Practice Groups. With over 20 years in practice, Michael has …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes New Associate
August 8, 2019 | Insurance Fraud
Uniondale, New York – August 2019 – Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Colleen A. O’Neil has joined the firm as an Associate. Colleen A. O’Neil has joined the firm’s Insurance Fraud practice group. Colleen assists insurers with prosecuting civil lawsuits under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations …
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Murphy and Boyd Score Major Victory For Client In Arbitration
August 8, 2019 | Commercial Litigation
Casey Murphy and J’Naia Boyd prevailed in securing an award on behalf of our client in a contentious partnership dispute.  The firm’s client had entered into a partnership agreement with his former partner to share profits from various ventures that each had separately launched over several years.  The former partner sued Rivkin Radler’s client claiming …
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Belous and Gurman Obtain Dismissal of Untimely Legal Malpractice Claim
August 1, 2019 | Professional Liability
Todd Belous and Amanda Gurman obtained pre-answer dismissal of an action alleging legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, fraud and negligent misrepresentation against our attorney client based on their representation of the plaintiff in a litigation which resolved over 10 years ago. The plaintiff commenced the action against his prior attorneys based …
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Novikoff, Eagle and Gurdus Obtain a Trial Verdict in Favor of Seneca and Its Insureds
July 29, 2019 | Insurance Coverage
Ken Novikoff, Alan Eagle and Jason Gurdus obtained a verdict in favor of Seneca Insurance Company and its insureds against another carrier in a trial before Judge Carol Bagley Amon in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York.  The other carrier refused to pay $1 million under its policy for an underlying …
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DiGennaro and Lastorino Score Legal Malpractice Win
July 29, 2019
Janice J. DiGennaro and Carol A. Lastorino obtained a major victory on a pre-answer motion to dismiss before Justice O. Peter Sherwood in New York County Supreme Court, Commercial Division. The case involved a complex legal malpractice action against our client involving corporate restructuring, capital raise transactions and a merger with a public company, wherein …
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