Litigation NEWS

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 […]

December 1, 2017
Watch Your Property Line: New Developments in Adjoining Property Disputes

GH Senior Associate Peter Rivera, along with GH Associates Max Rayetsky and Daniel Goldenberg, hosted and conducted an in-depth seminar on new developments related to shared party walls and outlining several recent decisions that have addressed neighbors’ property rights and more for developers, contractors and housing professionals.

September 14, 2017
P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. Harlem 2017 Housing Conference

GH Associate Max Rayetsky participated in a one-on-one pro bono legal clinic providing legal counsel on real estate issues faced by members of the community as part of the People Against Landlord Abuse & Tenant Exploitation Harlem (P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. Harlem) 2017 Housing Conference entitled, Demystifying Housing Conference for Renters & Homeowners.  P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. hosts this conference annually […]

October 19, 2016
Goldstein Hall Educational Seminar Series: Construction Issues at Adjoining Properties and License Agreements

Senior Associate, Juan Restrepo and Ted Nikolov, President of Real Estate Developer for Hello Living LLC spoke at our seminar on “Construction Issues at Adjoining Properties and License Agreements” on October 19, 2016. The speakers discussed the ins and outs of both legal and practical issues of license agreements, and compliance with Building Code laws. […]