Litigation NEWS

July 30, 2020
Goldstein Hall Litigation Team Wins Victory in First Department for Religious Corporations

  Following Goldstein Hall’s Litigation Team’s victory in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of the Bronx, wherein, the Hon. Judge Ruben Franco granted our Client, the St. James Episcopal Church Summary Judgment against a developer seeking specific performance of a contract for the sale of Episcopal Parish owned property, where […]

July 9, 2020
Virtual Bankruptcy Trial Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

Goldstein Hall PLLC ‘s trial team of Partner, Brian J. Markowitz , Associate Daniel Goldenberg and Paralegal Melanie McFarlane, just concluded a two  day federal trial before Chief Justice Carla E. Craig of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York. As a background, the Plaintiff-Purchaser sued five seperate Defendants-Sellers to […]

October 21, 2019
Goldstein Hall Secures Major Victory for Episcopal Churches Across New York

NYS Supreme Court Agrees It Must Respect Diocesan Hierarchy in Decisions about Episcopal Church Property Goldstein Hall’s Litigation Team led by Brian J. Markowitz successfully secured a motion for summary judgment on behalf of St. James Episcopal Church and a major victory for episcopal churches across New York. 2520 Jerome LLC, represented by Herrick Feinstein LLC, […]

October 10, 2018
Goldstein Hall Litigation Team Wins Arbitration Award for Client Over General Contractor

Goldstein Hall’s Construction Litigation Team, led by Construction Law and Litigation Partner Brian J. Markowitz, secured an Arbitration Award for its Client, who is the landowner, that sued its general contractor for liquidated damages arising from the general contractor’s delayed gut-rehab of the client’s townhouse that stands across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The […]

October 10, 2018
Goldstein Hall Litigation Team Wins Dismissal of Abuse of Process Counterclaim and All Affirmative Defenses

Goldstein Hall’s Construction Litigation Team, led by Construction Law and Litigation Partner Brian J. Markowitz and Associate Daniel Goldenberg, successfully argued a motion to dismiss Defendant’s counterclaim, which alleged  abuse of process and asserted a counterclaim for frivolous conduct along with various affirmative defenses.  The Action arises from a dispute in which Plaintiff alleges that […]

September 11, 2018
On-Demand CLE Program on Mechanic’s Liens Presented by Brian J. Markowitz and Max Rayetsky

Mechanic’s and Construction Liens are a powerful tool to secure monies due to contractors and others who provide labor and materials to improve real property. This course will provide an exhaustive discourse on the use of Mechanic’s and Construction liens on both public and private improvements, as well as the steps that owners may take […]

April 23, 2018
Senior Associate Peter Rivera, and Associate Daniel Goldenberg, Guest Lecturers at Baruch College

On April 23, 2018, Peter Rivera and Daniel Goldenberg will be delivering a guest lecture to students at Baruch College. The lecture will focus on Affordable Housing litigation and Year 15 litigation.

March 29, 2018
Goldstein Hall Litigation Team Secures Summary Judgment Dismissal of Specific Performance Action

Goldstein Hall’s Litigation Team, led by Senior Associate Peter M. Rivera, secured Summary Judgment, dismissing claims brought against a small community church in an action for specific performance, brought by an alleged purchaser of the church’s property in Brooklyn, New York.  The Motion for Summary Judgment, entered in Kings County Supreme Court, was the culmination […]

March 29, 2018
Leases May Waive Yellowstone Injunction Relief

By Brian J. Markowitz and Max Rayetksy Since the New York Court of Appeals landmark decision in First National Stores Inc. v. Yellowstone Shopping Center, Inc., commercial tenants have had a powerful tool to delay termination of their commercial leases for alleged violations. Upon being served with a notice to cure, a commercial tenant, who […]

February 20, 2018
Goldstein Hall Litigation Team Secures Dismissal In Second Circuit Appeals

Goldstein Hall’s Litigation Team, led by Partner Brian J. Markowitz and Associate Max Rayetsky, secured dismissal of an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit brought by a Pro Se plaintiff.  The Motion to dismiss the appeal concerned the intricacies of the timing for filing of an appeal.  Specifically, the Court […]