Recent News - Construction

Grill, Bank, and Bholan Secure Summary Judgment Based on Successor Liability
March 6, 2019
David M. Grill, Brian L. Bank, and Michelle A. Bholan secured summary judgment on behalf of their client, a landlord, against a former commercial tenant that breached a lease and against another entity owned by the tenant’s principals, based on a successor liability theory. The commercial tenant, a Dunkin Donuts franchise, breached the lease when …
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Glambosky, Honig and Gold Obtain Summary Judgement in Landlord Tenant Case
January 9, 2019 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Erez Glambosky, Jeremy Honig and Dana Gold obtained summary judgment on behalf of a landlord in a holdover proceeding where market tenants impermissibly held over in their apartment, erroneously claiming the protection of rent stabilization.  The judgment, which resulted in a judgement of possession for the landlord, established important legal precedent that a tenant is …
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Appellate Division Confirms Rivkin’s Significant Victory
January 2, 2019 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Commercial Litigation
David Grill and Evan Schieber defeated an application seeking leave to reargue the Appellate Division’s affirmance of a lower Court Order, or in the alternative, leave to appeal to the Court of Appeals for review of the Second Department decision confirming the discharge of a mortgage encumbering our client’s residence. The Second Department had determined …
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Korman, Glambosky, Honig and Mascia Victorious on Appeal
December 18, 2018 | Appeals
A recent decision serves as a cautionary tale for attorneys. The Appellate Division, Second Department affirmed a Supreme Court order dismissing an action to recover damages for unlawful termination on the ground that the same issue had already been decided in a prior action. In the prior action, the plaintiff’s counsel prepared and signed a …
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Grill and Riverso Become Fellows in Construction Lawyers Society of America
November 28, 2018
David Grill and Pia Riverso were selected to become fellows in the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA), an honorary society for construction attorneys, with membership by invitation only. The CLSA Fellowship is limited to 1,200 active, practicing lawyers worldwide, and the number of Fellowships available to New York lawyers is capped at 85. For …
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Rivkin Radler in Best Law Firms Metro List
November 5, 2018 | Trusts & Estates | Appeals | Commercial Litigation | Construction | Employment & Labor | Health Services | Insurance Coverage
UNIONDALE, NY – Rivkin Radler is pleased to announce that the Firm has been named to the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list for 2019. The Firm was ranked in the following regions and practice areas: Metropolitan Tier 1 Long Island: Insurance Law Metropolitan Tier 2 Albany: Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, Litigation-Construction …
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Riverso Featured in New York Real Estate Journal
September 20, 2018 | Commercial Litigation | Construction
Pia Riverso was featured in the New York Real Estate Journal’s 2018 Women in Real Estate: Professional Services. The September 18th Spotlight edition shared insight into today’s real estate industry from a woman’s point of view. This issue recognized achievements of women engaged in specialized industries. Click here to read Pia’s interview. …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers
September 13, 2018 | Health Services | Insurance Coverage | Employment & Labor | Construction | Professional Liability | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Appeals | Bankruptcy | Commercial Litigation
Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that 22 attorneys were named to the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and 11 attorneys were named New York Metro Rising Stars. *Brian Bank – Business Litigation Todd M. Belous – Professional Liability: Defense *Michelle Bholan – Business Litigation Merril Biscone – Appellate Jonathan B. Bruno …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named Among Best Lawyers® in America
September 10, 2018 | Trusts & Estates | Appeals | Commercial Litigation | Construction | Employment & Labor | Health Services | Insurance Coverage
The prestigious Best Lawyers® in America has included Rivkin Radler LLP in its U.S. rankings for 2019. Attorneys from the firm’s Albany, Hackensack and Uniondale offices were included. The recognized lawyers and the categories of law in which they are listed, are as follows: Brian Bank – Insurance Law Brian S. Conneely – Employment Law …
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Grill, Korman and Schieber Secure Affirmance of Discharge of Mortgage by the Appellate Division
August 30, 2018 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Appeals
In a contentious, hotly debated and widely misunderstood aspect of foreclosure law, the Appellate Division, Second Department sided with our borrower-client and affirmed the lower court’s order canceling a mortgage of record that encumbered a property situated in Old Westbury, N.Y.   In an aggressive and novel approach, we asked the lower court to expunge the …
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