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Rivkin Radler Thwarts Murderer’s Efforts to Keep Assets from Victim’s Children
July 1, 2019 | Trusts & Estates
In the early morning hours of November 4, 2016, Maria Crumb was brutally murdered by her husband Robert Crumb.  Due to the efforts of attorneys in Rivkin Radler’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group working with The Safe Center LI, the children have maintained the rights to their parents’ joint assets.  Rivkin Radler represented Maria’s estate …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes New Partner
June 21, 2019 | Trusts & Estates
June 2019 – Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Wendy Hoey Sheinberg has joined the firm as a Partner. Wendy Hoey Sheinberg has joined the firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group. Sheinberg concentrates in the areas of Guardianship, Elder Law, Special Needs Planning, Trust and Estate Planning and Trust and …
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Riverso a Speaker at Manhattan College’s W.I.S.E. Internship Program
June 19, 2019 | Commercial Litigation | Construction
For the second year, Pia E. Riverso participated in the Manhattan College W.I.S.E. (Women Inspiring Successful Enterprise) Summer Funded Internship Program professional development series.  Riverso presented to a group of female students who were selected from the college based on their scholastic and community achievements to participate in summer intern programs in various businesses in …
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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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Honig quoted in THE CITY
June 14, 2019 | Appeals | Commercial Litigation | Construction
Jeremy Honig was quoted in THE CITY article, “State Agency Stalls Open of Billionaires’ Row Homeless Shelter.” In the continuing effort to prevent the opening of a homeless shelter in a dangerously, unsafe building, Honig stated, “In order to prevent needless injury or loss of life while the appeal is pending … refrain from issuing any certification.” …
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New York Appellate Court Affirms that Insurance Companies Seeking Contribution Must Timely Notify Successive Insurers If Their Mutual Policyholder Failed to Do So
June 13, 2019 | Insurance Coverage
Today, New York’s Third Department, Appellate Division affirmed an award of summary judgment dismissing third-party claims for contribution against two Fireman’s Fund insurance companies, American Automobile Insurance Co. and National Surety Corp. The decision makes New York’s late notice “no-prejudice” rule, which requires no showing of prejudice to an insurer in a late notice situation, …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes New Associate
June 12, 2019 | Trusts & Estates
Uniondale, New York – June 2019 – Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Andrew S. Epstein has joined the firm as an Associate. Andrew S. Epstein, of Astoria, NY, has joined the firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group. Epstein’s practice focuses on matters of estate planning and administration and …
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Gumersell Quoted in Business News Daily
June 12, 2019 | Corporate
Walter Gumersell was quoted in a Business News Daily article, “Property Leases: What SMBs Need to Know.” Click here to read the article. …
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DiGennaro and Gurman Prevail on Pre-Answer Motion to Dismiss
June 12, 2019 | Professional Liability
Janice DiGennaro and Amanda Gurman successfully obtained dismissal of a complaint filed against a real estate broker client. Plaintiff, a disgruntled home buyer, commenced an action for fraud and negligent misrepresentation against everyone involved in their home purchase, including our client, the listing broker for the property. The action was based on the defendants’ alleged …
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New York’s highest court decides Carothers case, holding that a finding of fraud is not required for an insurer to withhold payments to a medical service corporation that violates material licensing requirements
June 11, 2019 | Appeals | Insurance Fraud
Andrew Carothers, M.D., P.C. v. Progressive Insurance Company, et. al. June 11, 2019 – Albany, NY – In a major victory for the insurance industry, the New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in New York, has affirmed the 2017 order of the Appellate Division upholding the trial verdict and judgment in favor of …
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Bank and Boyd Secure Dismissal
June 10, 2019 | Commercial Litigation
Brian Bank and J’Naia Boyd secured pre-answer dismissal of a breach of contract claim asserted against our client, an insurance carrier.  In the case, the plaintiffs’ home sustained a damage from a fire and submitted a claim to our client under a homeowners policy.  Our client paid the claim in full and the plaintiffs then …
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Shapiro Featured in Natural Products Insider Podcast
June 5, 2019 | Health Services
Steven Shapiro was featured in a Natural Products Insider podcast which brought together dietary supplement executives to reflect on the future of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act. Click here to listen to the podcast. …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Three New Associates
May 31, 2019 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Commercial Litigation | Insurance Fraud | Intellectual Property | Banking
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Yale A. Leber, Donald J. Kernisant, Jr., and Evan Rabinowitz have joined the firm as Associates. Yale A. Leber has joined the Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property practice groups. He represents pharmaceutical and other corporate clients in complex commercial litigations and intellectual property matters …
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Eagle Presents at NYSBA Insurance Coverage Update 2019
May 30, 2019 | Insurance Coverage
Alan C. Eagle will present at the New York State Bar Association’s Insurance Coverage Update 2019, to be held at the Melville Marriott, 1350 Walt Whitman Road, Melville on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Eagle will present, “Important Liability Coverage Cases from Past Year.” Program Description: Sponsored by the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of …
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Hardy, Korman and Mascia Successful on Appeal
May 30, 2019 | Appeals
In this action to enforce a judgment against the firm’s clients, the Appellate Division, Second Department affirmed a Supreme Court order disqualifying Plaintiff’s attorney, who had previously represented the firm’s clients and their family members in two unrelated matters. The firm convinced the Second Department that a substantial risk of prejudice to defendants existed because …
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