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Boyd Interviewed for Law360 Story on Judge Jackson’s Supreme Court Nomination
March 14, 2022

J’Naia Boyd spoke with Law360 for the article, “Female Black Attys Look To Jackson’s ‘Fresh Perspective’.” She is one of three African American women attorneys to offer their thoughts about Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

“Her confirmation would really reemphasize why representation matters and is so important. As a Black woman attorney,

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NYSBA Names Boyd the 2022 Outstanding Young Lawyer
January 27, 2022

Rivkin Radler is pleased to announce that on January 26, J’Naia L. Boyd received the New York State Bar Association’s Outstanding Young Lawyer Award for 2022. The annual award honors a young lawyer in practice for less than 10 years who has rendered outstanding service to both the community and legal profession.

J’Naia is an

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Vlahos Offers ‘Wish List’ for Gov. Hochul in Long Island Business News
August 30, 2021 | Corporate | Tax

In the Long Island Business News article, “To: Gov. Kathy Hochul, From: Long Island, Re: Wish list,” several Long Island business leaders offered their perspective on the issues New York’s newest governor should focus on first.

Louis Vlahos provided a business-friendly agenda:

  • Eliminate the stock transfer tax
  • Eliminate NYC’s commercial rent tax
  • Reduce the personal
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JD Supra Names Vlahos a Top Tax Author for 2021
April 8, 2021 | Tax

Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that Louis Vlahos placed No. 2 among the top 10 authors on the topic of tax law for 2021 in JD Supra’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Lou is a partner in the firm’s Business Dissolution; Cannabis; Corporate; Personal, Family & Business Planning; and Tax practice groups.

This year’s Readers’

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Intellectual Property Team Clears Challenge For Fees
January 20, 2021 | Intellectual Property

Greg Miller, Nancy Del Pizzo and J’Naia Boyd overcame a motion for reconsideration of a federal magistrate judge’s report and recommendations where defendants had sought compensation from our clients in the six figures in this trademark action. Our Intellectual Property team convinced the district judge that the case is not “exceptional” under the Lanham Act,

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Grill and Schieber Prevail on Summary Judgment Motion in Favor of DC Landlord
January 19, 2021 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

David M. Grill and Evan R. Schieber recently scored a major victory for a landlord client in an action against a commercial law firm tenant. The action was for breach of a lease due to the tenant’s abandonment of the premises and failure to pay rent. In National Association of Water Companies v CKR Law,

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Spero and Boyd Author Articles for Nassau Lawyer
December 29, 2020 | Bankruptcy

Matt Spero and J’Naia Boyd authored articles for the December 2020 issue of the Nassau Lawyer.

Matt Spero wrote the article, “Bankruptcy Judge Alan S. Trust Appointed Chief Judge of EDNY Bankruptcy Court” on page 6.

J’Naia Boyd wrote the article, “Bankruptcy Update, United States Supreme Court” on page 9.

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Hardy and Novikoff Secure Summary Judgment and Dismissal for Accounting and Tax Firm Client
December 9, 2020 | Commercial Litigation

Tamika Hardy and Ken Novikoff successfully secured summary judgment on behalf of our client, an accounting and tax firm that prepares personal, corporate and business tax returns and provides tax planning services. The judgment holds the defendant,  a former employee of the firm, liable for his violation of  a Confidential Nonsolicit and Noncompete Agreement (CNNA)

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Grill and Murphy Have Corporate Dissolution Proceeding Dismissed in Its Entirety
December 4, 2020 | Commercial Litigation | Business Dissolution

David M. Grill and Kenneth C. Murphy, members of Rivkin Radler’s Business Dissolution practice, recently had dismissed a Petition for Dissolution filed by the shareholder and one-third owner of a New York City medical practice. Plaintiff filed the dissolution proceeding under New York’s Business Corporation Law Section 1104-a seeking an expedited summary order of dissolution.

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Boyd and Gorak Recognized by Touro Law Center
November 16, 2020 | Trusts & Estates

Rivkin Radler LLP is proud to announce that J’Naia L. Boyd and Jeffrey P. Gorak were named Public Interest/Pro-Bono Attorney of the Year by Touro College’s Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. They were recognized at the school’s virtual Goods & Services Auction held November 15-17, 2020.

Boyd, a Rockville Centre, NY, resident, is an associate

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