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NCBA Names Rivkin Radler a Top Pro Bono Law Firm
March 8, 2021

The Nassau County Bar Association, The Safe Center LI and Nassau Suffolk Law Services have named Rivkin Radler a top law firm in pro bono service for 2020.

The annual awards rank law firms by total number of pro bono service hours within their category. Rivkin Radler logged the second-largest number of pro bono hours

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Schieber and Gise Win Summary Judgment in Construction Defect Case
May 12, 2020 | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

Evan R. Schieber and David Gise received a sweeping victory for the firm’s clients that may have far reaching implications for construction defect claims in New York.  In the Board of Managers Of The Latitude Riverdale Condominium v. 3585 Owner, LLC et. al., Supreme Court, Bronx County, Index No. 27319/2016E, the Board of Managers sought

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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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Grill and Gise Defeat Reargument Motion and Obtain Judgments in Sweeping Victory
January 30, 2020 | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

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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Schieber and Gise Win Significant Victory on Summary Judgment
October 22, 2019 | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

Evan Schieber and David Gise obtained summary judgment dismissing a complaint in a dispute over a million dollar real estate brokerage commission.

The New York County Supreme Court dismissed in its entirety an action commenced by Cushman & Wakefield (“Cushman”) against our client Olivet University seeking a commission for its role in connection with Olivet’s

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Grill and Gise Victorious in Ruling Reaffirming that Corporations Cannot Appear Pro Se
August 20, 2019 | Commercial Litigation

In a decision issued recently by Justice McCormack of the Nassau County Supreme Court, David M. Grill and David Gise obtained a default judgment against a defendant corporation where the defendant’s principal claimed the default should be excused because she was unaware that a corporation cannot appear pro se.

The corporation’s owner had tried and

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Grill and Gise Convince Court that Judgment Debtor’s Real Property is not Subject to the Homestead Exemption
June 19, 2019 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Commercial Litigation

A recent ruling from the Supreme Court of Nassau County demonstrates the power of the judgment enforcement mechanisms of the CPLR when judgment-debtors fail to satisfy outstanding judgments.

In an effort to execute upon a judgment secured on behalf of our client, we commenced a special proceeding pursuant to CPLR 5206(e), seeking an order directing

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Nassau Ruling Illustrates Tough Consequences for Ignoring Subpoenas
April 15, 2019 | Commercial Litigation

A recent ruling from the Supreme Court of Nassau County illustrates the power of remedies available for enforcing judgments against recalcitrant debtors who refuse to turn over financial information in response to post-judgment discovery demands.

The plaintiff-judgment creditor issued a subpoena to the debtor, requesting the production of documents and a deposition from him, as

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Grill, Korman, Schieber and Gise Win Case Impacting Condo Development Liability
April 9, 2019 | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Appeals | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

A new Appellate Division, First Department ruling has major implications for condominium boards seeking to sue individual members of a sponsor entity for construction defects.

Previously, alter ego claims against individual members of the sponsor entity were justified based on the allegation that the developer, which is often a single-purpose entity, did not maintain separate

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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Four New Attorneys
February 14, 2018 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Corporate | Insurance Fraud | General Liability | Construction | Complex Torts & Product Liability

Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has welcomed four new attorneys, Christina M. Bezas, David I. Gise, Robert C. Kern Jr. and Amanda S. Reynolds to the firm.

Christina M. Bezas, of Long Beach, N.Y., is an Associate in the Insurance Fraud Practice Group. Christina prosecutes complex civil lawsuits under the federal

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