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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers®/Rising Stars
September 22, 2022

Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that 32 attorneys were named to the 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and 14 attorneys were named 2022 New York Metro Rising Stars. Following is a list of attorneys and the practice areas for which they were recognized.

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46 Rivkin Radler Attorneys Included in the 29th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America/Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
August 18, 2022

The Best Lawyers in America has recognized Rivkin Radler LLP’s attorneys in its 2023 edition.

Two Rivkin attorneys, both of whom are based on Long Island, have been named Lawyer of the Year: William Cornachio for his work in Real Estate Law and William Savino for his work in both Insurance Law and Litigation-Insurance.

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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers
October 1, 2021

Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that 30 attorneys were named to the 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and 13 attorneys were named 2021 New York Metro Rising Stars. Following is a list of attorneys and the practice areas for which they were recognized.

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Cornachio and Twersky close on $50M Real Estate Loan
June 10, 2021 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

William Cornachio and Michael Twersky closed last week on a $50 million CMBS loan received from Citi Real Estate Funding on behalf of our client. The loan is secured by mortgages on 19 multi-family residential properties located in Brooklyn Heights, Columbia Heights and the Upper West Side, all bearing New York City landmark status.

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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers
October 28, 2020 | General Liability | Health Services | Professional Liability | Insurance Coverage | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Medical Malpractice Defense | Trusts & Estates | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Appeals | Bankruptcy | Commercial Litigation | Construction | Employment & Labor

Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that 23 attorneys were named to the 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and 13 attorneys were named 2020 New York Metro Rising Stars. Following is a list of attorneys, the practice areas for which they were recognized, and the years they were included in Super Lawyers.

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Gordon and Mulè Present Coronavirus Briefing for Business Owners
April 27, 2020 | Corporate

On April 27, Stuart Gordon and Michael Mulè presented a webinar: “Coronavirus and the Survival of Your Business.”

Part of the long-running Business Owners Seminar Series (BOSS), the program outlined steps business owners can take to support the viability of their company during the pandemic. It covered issues applicable to businesses in general, essential businesses

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Gordon, Hardy and Mulè Defeat Motion to Dismiss
November 25, 2019 | Commercial Litigation

Tamika Hardy, Michael Mulè and Stuart Gordon successfully defeated a motion to dismiss a complaint pursuant to CPLR 3211(a)(4) based on other action pending and seeking to cancel a notice of pendency filed in connection with the motion.

Plaintiff, a for-profit college, sought to set aside the college’s no-consideration conveyance of real property to defendants,

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BOSS Program: Protect Yourself against Your Customers’ Financial Problems
October 15, 2019 | Bankruptcy

Michael Mulè will host the 10th Business Owners Seminar Series (BOSS) program on November 21 from 8:30 to 10 am at Rivkin Radler.

Stuart I. Gordon and Matthew V. Spero, partners in the firm’s Bankruptcy Practice Group, will discuss how to avoid getting hurt by customers’ financial woes. They will talk about how to stay

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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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Honig, Glambosky, Gordon and Spero Close Multimillion-Dollar Deal
March 26, 2019 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Bankruptcy

On March 26, Jeremy Honig, Erez Glambosky, Stu Gordon and Matt Spero were successful in bringing to a close a long-running, multimillion-dollar litigation involving our client (the Board of Managers of a condominium located in Tribeca), a commercial unit owner at the condominium (the landlord), and a restaurant-bar operating at the commercial unit (the tenant).

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Cannata, Smirti, Misiti and Gordon File Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court
December 19, 2018 | Intellectual Property

Earlier this week, Mike Cannata, Steve Smirti, Frank Misiti, and Stu Gordon filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association in a case styled Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC.  The case concerns the rights of a trademark licensee to continue to use

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Bankruptcy Court Grants Rivkin Radler’s Motion to Dismiss Bankruptcy Case
September 25, 2018 | Bankruptcy

The Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York granted our client’s motion to dismiss a bankruptcy case.  Previously, in the State Court, Rivkin Radler attorneys, Tamika Hardy and Ken Novikoff obtained a preliminary injunction on behalf of the management company and the board of a New York City Housing Development Finance Corporation (the

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Spero, Gordon & Farino Attend 26th Annual Moot Court Competition
March 8, 2018 | Bankruptcy

On March 5, 2018, Jeannine Farino, Stu Gordon, and Matt Spero attended the reception for the 26th Annual Duberstein Moot Court Competition in New York City. The Duberstein Competition is a bankruptcy law-related moot court competition sponsored by St. John’s School of Law and the reception is attended by bankruptcy professionals and judges from around

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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers
September 19, 2017

Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that 20 attorneys were named to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and 10 attorneys were named New York Metro Rising Stars.

*Brian Bank – Business Litigation

Todd M. Belous – Professional Liability: Defense

*Michelle Bholan – Business Litigation

Jonathan B. Bruno – Professional Liability:  Defense

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Gordon and Spero successful in negotiating four-party settlement in Bankruptcy Court
April 14, 2017 | Bankruptcy

On April 14, 2017, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the E.D.N.Y. entered an order approving a settlement among a Chapter 11 debtor, its principals, the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors, and an energy company represented by Stu Gordon and Matt Spero.  Our client entered into an agreement with the Debtor prior to its bankruptcy whereunder

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Gordon, Spero, Farino and Kruglyak Participate as Preliminary Judges in the 25th Annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition
March 7, 2017 | Insurance Coverage | Bankruptcy

On March 6, 2017, Stuart Gordon, Matthew Spero, Jeannine Farino and Viktoriya Kruglyak participated as Preliminary Judges in the Twenty-Fifth Annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition this past weekend. The competition is widely recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent moot court competitions. More than 60 law school teams participate, making this the largest single

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Gordon and Spero present at Nassau County Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Committee
February 14, 2017 | Bankruptcy

On February 15, Stuart Gordon and Matthew Spero will present “Jevic and Structured Dismissals” to the Nassau County Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Committee.  E.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy Judge Louis Scarcella and William Harrington (the U.S. Trustee for Regions 1 and 2) were also on the panel.

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Gordon and Spero to present at the Nassau County Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Committee
January 18, 2017 | Bankruptcy

On February 15, 2017 at 12:00 p.m, Stu Gordon and Matt Spero will present to the Nassau County Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Committee on “Structured Dismissals and the Jevic Case,” which was just argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.  Jeannine Farino is assisting with the seminar as well.  Attendees will be eligible for CLE credits, and

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Gordon Named to Editorial Post
December 15, 2016 | Bankruptcy

Stuart Gordon has been named to the Board of Editors of Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law.

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Spero, Gordon, and Glambosky Defeat Objection and Obtain Dismissal
December 2, 2016 | Bankruptcy | Commercial Litigation | Construction

Matt Spero, Stu Gordon, and Erez Glambosky represented a landlord in connection with the bankruptcy of the principal of two of the landlord’s tenants.  The principal had previously executed a “good guy guaranty,” and was seeking to object to the landlord’s claim for rent arrears.  We were successful in convincing the Bankruptcy Court to overrule

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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers
October 11, 2016 | Commercial Litigation | Construction | Health Services | Insurance Coverage | Professional Liability | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Appeals | Bankruptcy

UNIONDALE, NY – Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that twenty attorneys were named to the 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and five attorneys were named as New York Metro Rising Stars.

Being named a Super Lawyer is a tremendous honor reserved for only the top 5% of all lawyers in a

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Gordon and Spero Successfully Represent Lenders
October 7, 2016 | Bankruptcy

Stu Gordon and Matt Spero successfully represented two affiliated lenders – one secured and one unsecured – in connection with their borrower’s bankruptcy case.  The case was filed as a Chapter 11 and was converted to Chapter 7 in response to motion practice commenced on behalf of our clients.  That motion practice argued that a

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Gordon and Farino Represent an Academic Institution in Adversary Proceeding
September 28, 2016 | Bankruptcy

Stu Gordon and Jeannine Farino represented an academic institution that had received a demand letter from a bankruptcy trustee threatening to commence an adversary proceeding.  The Trustee sought to recover, as a fraudulent conveyance, tuition paid for a Debtor’s child under a loan.  Stu and Jeannine were successful in convincing the Trustee that there was

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Gordon and Spero Published in Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law
September 19, 2016 | Bankruptcy

Stuart Gordon’s and Matthew Spero’s article, U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on “Structured Dismissals” was published in the October 2016 issue of the Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law.

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to rule on a novel question of bankruptcy law: May a case arising under Chapter 11 be resolved in a “structured

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Gordon & Spero Obtain Order From Bankruptcy Court Compelling Corporate Debtor To Surrender Premises To Building Owner
May 17, 2016 | Bankruptcy

Stuart Gordon and Matthew Spero, members of the Firm’s Bankruptcy Department successfully obtained an order from the Southern District of New York Bankruptcy Court compelling a corporate debtor to immediately surrender premises to our client, a building owner.  The debtor had claimed that a previous tenant of the building had merged into the debtor, and

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Gordon & Spero Procure Channeling Injunction Protecting Insurer Via Buy Back Of Policy Under Chapter 11 Plan
May 17, 2016 | Bankruptcy

Stuart Gordon and Mathew Spero, members of the Firm’s Bankruptcy Department were successful in obtaining an order approving a settlement agreement negotiated between the Firm’s client, an insurer, and an order of the Catholic Church which sought bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 to resolve sexual abuse claims.  Despite daunting insurance and bankruptcy law issues, Stu and Matt relied on their

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Gordon and Spero volunteer judges at St. John’s University School of Law’s Duberstein Competition
March 5, 2016 | Bankruptcy

Stu Gordon and Matt Spero volunteered as judges at St. John’s University’s School of Law’s Duberstein Competition, which is one of the largest Bankruptcy Moot Court competitions in the country.  Gordon and Spero are both graduates of St. John’s University’s School of Law.

 

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Gordon & Spero present seminar
October 2, 2015 | Corporate

Stuart Gordon and Matt Spero, Partners in the Firm’s Corporate & Commercial Practice Group will present a seminar entitled, “Structured Dismissals:  Judicial Efficiency or Impermissible Sub Rosa Plans?” to the Business Law Section of the New York State Bar Association on October 2, 2015.  This seminar will focus on the increased proliferation of structured dismissals

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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2015 New York Metro SuperLawyers
September 30, 2015 | Professional Liability | Corporate

Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that sixteen attorneys have been named to the 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and four attorneys were named as New York Metro Rising Stars. Rivkin attorneys were named SuperLawyers in the categories of Appellate Law, Bankruptcy, Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Health Care Law, Insurance Coverage and

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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2014 New York Metro SuperLawyers
October 1, 2014 | Appeals | Directors & Officers Liability | Health Services | Corporate

Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that seventeen attorneys were named to the 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and four attorneys were named as New York Metro Rising Stars.  Rivkin attorneys were named SuperLawyers in the categories of Bankruptcy, Health Care Law and Business Litigation. Below are the honorees from these categories:

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Gordon and Spero to Present at Long Island Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners
May 15, 2014 | Corporate

Stuart Gordon and Matthew Spero, members of the firm’s Corporate & Commercial Practice Group present, “Bankruptcy Basic,” for the Long Island Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners.  Participants include CPAs, auditors, compliance officers, as well as private investigators, FBI members, and other members of law enforcement.

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Stu Gordon and Matt Spero to present at the Suffolk County Society of CPAs
February 21, 2013 | Corporate

Stu Gordon and Matt Spero, members of the firm’s Corporate & Commercial Practice Group, will be presenting, “Bankruptcy Basics,” at the Suffolk County Society of CPAs on February 21, 2013.

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