Commercial Litigation


Rust Relates Succession Plan Recommendations
July 18, 2019 | Commercial Litigation | Corporate
Jeffrey Rust offered insights in the article, “8 Things to Include in a Succession Plan When Transitioning to Multiple Successors,” which appeared on City National Bank’s Insights web page. The article details a real-world case of a couple who planned to will their family business to their kids. No formal business documents were drafted to …
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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
| 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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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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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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Honig Quoted in NY Post
May 13, 2019 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Appeals | Commercial Litigation | Construction
Cheryl Korman, Jeremy Honig and Erez Glambosky successfully obtained an emergency injunction from the Appellate Division, First Department preventing the opening of a homeless shelter in a dangerously, unsafe building. Honig was quoted in the New York Post article, “Judge temporarily blocks ‘Billionaire’s Row’ homeless shelter.” The article discusses New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s …
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Schieber and Tare Secure Victory for Good Guy Guarantor
April 18, 2019 | Joshua M. Tare | Evan R. Schieber | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Rivkin Radler scored a significant victory on behalf of a guarantor under a commercial lease, with important implications for commercial tenants and landlords that may be negotiating commercial leases.  311 West 43rd Venture, LLC v 15th Floor Media LLC et al, Supreme Court, Index No. 650851/2018, involved a dispute over the proper interpretation of the …
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Nassau Ruling Illustrates Tough Consequences for Ignoring Subpoenas
April 15, 2019 | Commercial Litigation
A recent ruling from the Supreme Court of Nassau County illustrates the power of remedies available for enforcing judgments against recalcitrant debtors who refuse to turn over financial information in response to post-judgment discovery demands. The plaintiff-judgment creditor issued a subpoena to the debtor, requesting the production of documents and a deposition from him, as …
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Grill, Korman, Schieber and Gise Win Case Impacting Condo Development Liability
April 9, 2019 | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Appeals | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
A new Appellate Division, First Department ruling has major implications for condominium boards seeking to sue individual members of a sponsor entity for construction defects. Previously, alter ego claims against individual members of the sponsor entity were justified based on the allegation that the developer, which is often a single-purpose entity, did not maintain separate …
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