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Mulè to Host Fifth BOSS Program
October 17, 2018 | Corporate
On Thursday, November 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Michael Mulè will host the fifth program in the Business Owners Seminar Series (BOSS) at Rivkin Radler’s offices. In this program, “Shape Shifting: your business form may be costing you,” Rivkin Radler partners, William Cornachio and Kate Heptig will discuss the signs pointing to the need …
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Kurland Interviewed on CBSN Live
October 16, 2018 | Trusts & Estates
On October 16, Jason Kurland appeared on CBS News discussing some important tips to know if you are lucky enough to be the lottery jackpot winner. Click here to watch the interview. …
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Feuer, Grill, Schnepper and Lampert Close the Sale of Mixed-Use Building
October 9, 2018 | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Scott Feuer, David Grill, Michael Schnepper and Matthew Lampert represented the Seller in the $18.85M sale of a 44-unit mixed-use building located in the West Village, New York, NY. …
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Kurland Quoted in CNBC Lottery Article
September 25, 2018 | Trusts & Estates
Jason Kurland was quoted in CNBC’s article, “Nearly $500 million up for grabs in Mega Millions and Powerball. Here are three big decisions for jackpot winners.” Read the full article here. …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Three New Attorneys
September 20, 2018 | General Liability | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Thomas DeMarco, Jacob Fleitman and Michael Rudick have joined the firm. Thomas V. DeMarco, has joined the firm’s General Liability Practice Groups as an Associate. Thomas focuses his practice on a variety of matters, including automobile liability, premises liability and property damage cases.  …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers
September 13, 2018 | Appeals | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Professional Liability | Bankruptcy | Commercial Litigation | Insurance Coverage | Health Services | Employment & Labor | Construction
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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Kornblum Closes Multiple Deals in September 2018
September 13, 2018 | Yaron J. Kornblum | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Yaron Kornblum closed the following transactions: Represented Ellwood Realty LLC in the refinancing of a $4.85M loan with New York Commercial Bank; Represented Audubon Realty LLC in the refinancing of a $4.85M loan with New York Commercial Bank; Represented Diagonal Realty LLC in the refinancing of a $4.15M loan with New York Commercial Bank; Represented …
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Grill and Tare Victorious at DHCR – Tenant’s Petition Denied in Its Entirety
September 6, 2018 | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Tenant initially filed a rent overcharge complaint at The New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR).  The Rent Administrator held that the individual apartment improvements (IAI) alleged by the landlord to have been done in the apartment were proven and that there were no monies due to the tenant because the owner …
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Grill, Korman and Schieber Secure Affirmance of Discharge of Mortgage by the Appellate Division
August 30, 2018 | Appeals | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
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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Grill, Schieber and Honig Secure the Dismissal of Tenant’s Fraudulent Inducement Claim
August 24, 2018 | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
A commercial tenant commenced an action against a landlord asserting, in the main, that the landlord, through its broker, misrepresented the square footage of the demised premises and fraudulently induced tenant to enter into the lease based upon the representation that the useable square footage of the demised premises was much greater than it ultimately …
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Kurland, Panagopoulos and Simensky Represent Seller of Horse Farm
August 21, 2018 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Jason Kurland, John Panagopoulos and Sean Simensky represented the seller of a 21.6 acre sprawling horse farm located on Round Swamp Road, Melville, New York.  The site contains stables, administration office, indoor and outdoor riding rings, outdoor swimming pool and tennis court and was sold for a purchase price of $7 Million.  The two-tiered transaction …
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Kurland Quoted in Super Lawyers
August 10, 2018 | Trusts & Estates
Jason Kurland was quoted in a Super Lawyers article, “Won the Lottery? Call a Lawyer.” Kurland advised lottery winners of steps to take upon winning the jackpot. “One of the most important things they need to know, now, are the rules and the local customs of each state,” he says. “One of the major reasons we …
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Kurland Interviewed by the Mercury News
August 7, 2018 | Trusts & Estates
Jason Kurland was interviewed by the California-based news outlet, The Mercury News, after the announcement of the group of 11 winners of the $543 million lottery jackpot. “Whoever buys a ticket for the group should email the ticket number or a photocopy of the ticket to the entire group, along with text specifying the draw …
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Kurland Quoted in CNBC Article for Office Lottery Pool Winners
August 6, 2018 | Trusts & Estates
Jason Kurland was quoted in a CNBC article, “A group of 11 co-workers are the winners of a $543 million Mega Millions jackpot. Here’s what to do if you get lucky.” Kurland advised what to do when handling office lottery pools. “Say there are 15 people who win a lot of money. Getting 15 people …
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Kurland Featured in LIBN’s “From Sports to Court”
August 3, 2018 | Trusts & Estates | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
They are focused, goal-driven and always up for a challenge. They are fiercely organized and dedicated.  They are disciplined. And they don’t back down from pressure. They are former college athletes. Now they work as attorneys. And what they learned in sports has prepared them for their professions. Just ask Jackie Kramer, an attorney with …
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Panagopoulos Represents Seller in Stewart Manor, NY Property
August 1, 2018 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
John Panagopoulos represented the Seller of a commercial property located at 600 Tulip Ave., Stewart Manor, New York for a purchase price of $900,000. The Purchaser financed the transaction with a purchase money mortgage in the amount of $400,000. …
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Kornblum and Landsman Represent Purchaser in Financing of West Virginia Apartments
August 1, 2018 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Yaron Kornblum and Marie Landsman represented the Purchaser in its acquisition and financing of a portfolio of apartment buildings located in Morgantown, West Virginia. The aggregate purchase price was $29 million, with a mortgage amount of $22.38 million provided by Greystone …
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Kurland Interviewed by CBS New York
July 25, 2018 | Trusts & Estates
On July 24, Jason Kurland was interviewed by Marc Liverman of CBS New York regarding what to do if you’re the mega millions jackpot winner. Watch the full interview here. …
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Won Mega Millions? Lottery Lawyer Offers 5 First Steps
July 24, 2018 | Trusts & Estates
Uniondale, New York – With the Mega Millions jackpot at $512 million, now is the perfect time to know what steps to take in case you win. Jason M. Kurland, known as The Lottery Lawyer, shares this advice: Verify the numbers: If you think you’ve won, verify the winning numbers on the official Mega Millions …
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Kurland Quoted in North Jersey Lottery Tips Article
July 24, 2018 | Trusts & Estates
Jason Kurland was quoted in an article published in northjersey.com, “Just won the $512 million Mega Millions jackpot? Shut your mouth and call a lawyer.” “It sounds self-serving, but the first thing you should do is call us or an attorney you trust. You want to start surrounding yourself with the people who have the …
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Grill and Murphy Win Pre-Answer Motion to Dismiss
July 24, 2018 | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Kenneth C. Murphy and David M. Grill obtained an Order dismissing Plaintiffs-Tenants Supreme Court action seeking a declaratory judgment that their apartment is subject to rent regulation.   In short, Plaintiffs commenced the underlying action seeking a declaratory judgment that their apartment is subject to New York’s Rent Stabilization Law (RSL) and the Rent Stabilization Code …
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Kurland Discusses Staying Under the Radar for Jackpot Winners
July 11, 2018 | Trusts & Estates
Jason Kurland was interviewed by CNBC on how to keep it under wraps if you’re the mega millions jackpot winner. Kurland informed, “The jackpots are so much larger than they were years ago, which automatically creates more interest, and social media lets news of a winner spread so rapidly that it’s impossible to control.” “Obviously …
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Riverso, Honig and Han Victorious in Real Estate Developer Court Proceeding
July 10, 2018 | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Pia Riverso, Jeremy Honig and Lawrence Han were victorious in a proceeding commenced on behalf of their real estate developer client pursuant to Article 4 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules, and Section 881 of the Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law.  The client’s development project was delayed for over 9 months due to …
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Feuer, Epstein & Simensky Represent Developer in $45 Million Refinance
June 27, 2018 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Scott Feuer, Harvey Epstein and Sean Simensky represented a New York City developer in the $45 million refinancing of a Tribeca condominium project comprised of 10 luxury residential apartments and a ground-floor retail unit. The loan facility, financed by CIT Bank, included a $36 million senior loan, $9 million building loan and $3 million project …
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Kurland Talks Powerball Winners Revealing Identities
June 26, 2018 | Trusts & Estates
Jason Kurland was quoted in The Oregonian for some insight on what to do after winning the powerball. In Oregon winners are not allowed to remain anonymous and will be approached by many people who are interested in a piece of the winnings. Kurland says, “the first thing you want to do, before you turn in the …
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Kurland Interviewed by CNBC Regarding Work Lottery Pools
June 26, 2018 | Trusts & Estates
Jason Kurland was interviewed by CNBC, “Mega Millions jackpot hits $212 million. Beware going in on tickets with co-workers.” The article warns of the potential hazards of going in on a lottery pool with your co-workers and the problems it could lead to if they hit the jackpot. Kurland noted, “Say there are 15 people who …
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Feuer Featured in Binghamton Alumni Board Member Spotlight
June 14, 2018 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Scott Feuer was featured in the April 2018 issue of Alumni Connect, a monthly newsletter for the Binghamton University Alumni. Scott is an integral part of the alumni engagement effort on Long Island. His involvement with the University, began with the Admissions Alumni Volunteer Program and he joined the Alumni Association board in 2015. Click here to …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Three New Attorneys
June 1, 2018 | Medical Malpractice Defense | Employment & Labor | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Uniondale, New York – May 2018 – Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Jason Kurland, Keegan Saap and Noah Becker have joined the firm. Jason Kurland has joined the firm’s Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use Practice Group as a Partner. Kurland represents a number of clients in the …
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Mulè to Host Third BOSS Program
April 12, 2018 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On Thursday, May 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Michael Mulè will host the third program in the Business Owners Seminar Series (BOSS) at Rivkin Radler’s offices. The program, “Brick-and-Mortar Matters: Negotiation and Location Strategies,” will discuss issues arising when selecting or expanding your business’s location. Attendees will hear from partners Scott Feuer, Michael Heller, Jeremy Honig, …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Four New Attorneys
February 14, 2018 | Corporate | Insurance Fraud | General Liability | Construction | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Uniondale, New York – February 14, 2018 – 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. …
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Feuer and Panagopoulos Represent New York City Investor in Sale of Commercial Condominium Unit
January 26, 2018 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Scott Feuer and John Panagopoulos represented a New York City developer in the $3.175 million sale of a commercial condominium unit located in Tribeca. …
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Gold Obtains Successful Verdict
January 9, 2018 | Commercial Litigation
After a two-day trial in the Civil Kings Commercial Landlord-Tenant Part, Dana Gold obtained a successful verdict for a client.  The case involved a parking garage tenant who was recently evicted based on their failure to issue payments in excess of $50,000 pursuant to a so-ordered stipulation of settlement.  The tenant challenged the eviction, claiming …
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Members of Real Estate Group Close Multiple Deals in December
January 1, 2018 | Yaron J. Kornblum | Louis D'Amaro | Evan R. Schieber | Jeffrey P. Rust | Corporate | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On December 27, 2017, Yaron Kornblum represented the tenants-in-common purchasers in their acquisition, with a twist, of 2734 Sedgwick Avenue, Bronx, NY for the purchase price of $9.42 million. The Purchasers first acquired the shares of the Seller for a purchase price of $7.9 million. The closing on the real property was consummated immediately thereafter, …
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Glambosky and Honig Score Major Victory for Landlord
December 22, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Erez Glambosky and Jeremy Honig scored a major victory on behalf of a landlord in a summary non-primary holdover proceeding after a six-day bench trial in Civil Court, New York County. The crux of the dispute was whether the current occupant of a rent-stabilized unit on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, who was the …
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Kornblum Represents Purchaser of an Industrial Property
November 29, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On November 29, 2017, Yaron Kornblum represented 4 Emery Avenue LLC in the acquisition of an industrial property located at 4 Emery Ave., Randolph, NJ, for a purchase price of $1.88 million. M&T Bank provided financing in the amount of $1.4 million. …
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Leno to Be a Panelist at the 16th Annual Long Island Smart Growth Summit
November 27, 2017
On Friday, December 1, David Leno is going to be a panelist at the Long Island Smart Growth Summit held at the Crest Hollow Country Club. The event will host nearly 1,200 civic organizations, chambers of commerce, environmentalists, builders, labor, design professionals, not-for-profits, young people, and Federal, State, County, Town and Village officials. The 2017 …
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Kornblum Represents Brooklyn Clients in Refinancing Deals
November 20, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On November 20, 2017, Yaron Kornblum represented 264 East 28th Street LLC in the refinancing of a property located at 264 East 28th St., Brooklyn, NY, containing 17 units, with the Community Preservation Corporation (CPC) providing financing in the amount of $2.02 million. Also on November 20, Yaron represented 1068 Winthrop Street LLC in the …
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Kornblum Represents Tenants in Property Refinance
November 15, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On November 15, 2017, Yaron Kornblum represented 830 West 177th LLC, Home 830 West 177th LLC and Field Realty 177 LLC as tenants in common structuring, in the refinance of the property located at 830 West 77th St., New York, NY, containing 43 units. Greystone Servicing Corporation Inc. provided the financing in the amount of …
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Rivkin Radler Hosts Binghamton University Alumni Reception
November 10, 2017
On November 9th, the Firm hosted a business networking event for Binghamton University alumni which was attended by over 80 guests.  Scott Feuer (Class of ’90) provided welcoming remarks and introduced special guest, Vice President of Student Affairs, Brian Rose, who provided a university update. There are approximately 15 Binghamton University alumni attorneys at the …
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Kornblum Represents Purchaser in a Factory Acquisition
November 8, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On November 8, 2017, Yaron Kornblum represented 790 Grand Street and 2847-2918 FDB LLC on the purchase of a factory located at 790 Grand St., Brooklyn, NY, for $2.2 million. Yaron addressed convoluted and sophisticated IRS Section 1031 tax-free exchange issues in order to consummate the transaction. …
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Kornblum, Gumersell, Weissman, Feuer and Panagopoulos Represent Investor Group
October 31, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Yaron Kornblum, Walter Gumersell, Stephen Weissman, Scott Feuer and John Panagopoulos represented a group of investors in the acquisition of membership interests in two properties on York Avenue in Manhattan.  As part of this complex transaction, the investors and the owner of an adjacent property located on 83rd Street entered into a Master Purchase Option …
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Leno Represents Multiple Acquisitions
October 31, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
In October 2017, David Leno represented Raymour and Flanagan Furniture in connection with its application to construct a Starbucks in its Farmingdale location. David Leno also represented Sirius Insurance in its negotiation for new office locations in San Francisco, CA and Berwyn, PA. …
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Frankel and Goldstein Close on $9.5 M Tax Exempt Bond Financing
October 20, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Rich Frankel and Stacey Goldstein closed on a $9.5 million County of Essex Capital Resource Corporation tax-exempt bond financing for Adirondack Medical Center. The financing was part of a Lake Placid, New York construction project for the hospital, where its new emergency department will be located along with other facilities, including a medical fitness center. …
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Grill, Honig, and Schieber Prevail after Framed Issue Hearing
October 9, 2017 | Construction | Commercial Litigation
David M. Grill, Jeremy Honig and Evan Schieber successfully defeated defendant’s motion to compel arbitration of their client’s breach of contract action following a framed issue hearing in Supreme Court, Westchester County. The action was commenced to recover the client’s deposit, which the defendant refused to return following the client’s attempt to cancel purchase orders …
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Glambosky, Honig and Bholan Obtain Dismissal of Complaint Against Client
October 9, 2017 | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Erez Glambosky, Jeremy Honig and Michelle Bholan prevailed in obtaining dismissal of a complaint filed by a former employee of our client alleging that she was unlawfully terminated. After voluntarily discontinuing an identical prior action against our client with prejudice pursuant to a Stipulation of Discontinuance, counsel for the former employee commenced a new action …
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Frankel Closes multiple transactions for St. Joseph Rehabilitation Center
October 2, 2017 | Richard A. Frankel | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On Sept. 28, Richard Frankel closed multiple loan transactions in connection with a project for St. Joseph Rehabilitation Center, Inc.  The project involved a convertible grant and mortgage with the New York State Homeless Housing and Assistance Corporation. …
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Real Estate Team Closes $11.45 Million Deal
September 28, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Harvey Epstein, Scott Feuer, John Panagopoulos and Sean Simensky represented the purchaser in its acquisition of 280, 282 and 282A Nassau Avenue, Brooklyn, NY for the purchase price of $11.45 million.  The transaction involved the negotiation of loan documentation relating to the $9.2 million mortgage financing providing by Bank of the Ozarks and the corporate …
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Kornblum Closes Multiple Deals Throughout the Five Boroughs
September 19, 2017 | Yaron J. Kornblum | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On August 10, Yaron Kornblum represented 690 Onderdonk LLC in the purchase of 690 Onderdonk Ave., Ridgewood, NY for the purchase price of $1.6 million with financing from JPMorgan Chase Bank NA for a loan amount of $1.12 million. On August 9, Yaron Kornblum represented the Borrower, 117-119 15th Street LLC in the refinance of …
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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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Kornblum Continues to Close Deals in the Metropolitan Area
September 18, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On September 14, Yaron Kornblum represented 771 East 213th Street LLC in its acquisition of a mixed use dwelling with eight units located at 771 East 213th Street, Bronx, N.Y. for a purchase price of $1.5 million with financing from Signature Bank for a loan amount of $1.04 million. On September 19, Yaron Kornblum represented …
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