REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Confirmed hundreds of arbitration awards and successfully opposed numerous applications to vacate awards and judgments confirming awards on default.
  • Successfully opposed numerous applications to stay arbitrations.
  • Successfully prosecuted dozens of appeals on a broad range of legal issues resulting in reversals and modifications in favor of clients.
  • Litigated hundreds of merchant cash advance cases resulting in judgments obtained by default or pursuant to orders granting summary judgment.
  • Obtained temporary restraining orders in numerous foreclosure cases resulting in homeowners obtaining additional time to settle their foreclosure cases or make arrangements to lose their homes on their own terms.
  • Vacated many default judgments for consumer debts, resulting in the cases being dismissed or the consumers being permitted to defend themselves on the merits.
  • Obtained release of debtor who had been imprisoned in the Manhattan Detention Complex for 3 months for contempt of court
  • Negotiated data management contract for vendor of regional hospital system
  • Negotiated vendor agreements for marketing company
  • Negotiated settlement of five year old divorce case within a month of being retained by husband’s family, resulting in saving husband and his family millions of dollars and providing wife with immediate access to hundreds of thousands of dollars
  • Obtained emergency stay of eviction minutes before rent stabilized tenant was to be evicted
  • Resolved complex litigation between doctor and former business manager that had lasted over a year and entailed approximately 20 separate lawsuits
  • Vacated a years old judgment, resulting in a settlement that saved the debtor half a million dollars that would have otherwise been taken from money he was receiving from a personal injury settlement
  • Obtained court order staying a closing for the sale of a multimillion dollar property that allowed the purchaser to negotiate a favorable exit from an unfavorable deal
  • Obtained temporary restraining order preventing utility company from moving power lines closer to a private residence
  • Obtained unanimous jury verdict against attorney whose legal malpractice resulted in the purchaser of a restaurant becoming personally liable for tax debt incurred by the restaurant’s previous owner
  • Obtained dismissal of a bankruptcy case filed by a debtor as a stall tactic to avoid enforcement of a multimillion dollar judgment
  • Obtained dismissals of multiple lawsuits by creditors for credit card debt and unpaid bills
  • Avoided bankruptcy filing for family with over $250,000 in debt through managed plan of litigation and negotiation, resulting in family paying only $18,000 to creditors
  • Negotiated substantial reductions of fines received by business owners for Business Integrity Commission violations in New York City
  • Negotiated substantial reductions of fines received by building owners for fire and building code violations in New York City and Nassau County
  • Obtained fines and legal fees against debtor who ignored lawsuit over $15,000 bounced check, resulting in over $54,000 in liability and favorable settlement for creditor
  • Obtained settlement of dispute where purchaser of restaurant who refused to make payments on a promissory note agreed to revert ownership of the restaurant back to seller
  • Obtained temporary restraining order enjoining diamond dealer from transferring stolen diamonds that it was holding in escrow
  • Recovered for parents that withdrew their infant child from a day care center operating in violation of the law a refund of all money paid, the increase in price they had to pay for a new day care center, punitive damages, and legal fees.