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Scott A. Mautner joins KECL

March 22 2017 • Press Releases

Scott A. Mautner has joined Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP as a partner in the corporate department.

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Lawrence Blumberg and Lois Tilton to join Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP

December 16 2016 • Press Releases

Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP is pleased to announce that Lawrence S. Blumberg and Lois Tilton, experienced trusts and estates attorneys, will become partners of the firm effective January 1, 2017. 

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Nine Kurzman Eisenberg attorneys named as Super Lawyers

September 23 2016 • Press Releases

Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP is pleased to announce that nine of its attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of New York Metro Super Lawyers, a listing of the region’s outstanding attorneys who are recognized for professional achievement in the New York Metropolitan area.

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Michael H. Friedman will be speaking at CLE seminar is entitled Probate & Administration of Estates

August 30 2016 • Speaking Engagements

Michael H. Friedman will be speaking at the  New York State Bar Association, Trusts & Estate Law Section on October 28, 2016.  The CLE seminar is entitled Probate & Administration of Estates 2016.

Stuart Berg featured in the New York Times

August 03 2016 • In the News

KECL Partner Stuart Berg was quoted in the New York Times article "When Friends Buy a Home Together".

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Lisa M. Capone Receives WCBA's New Lawyers Leadership Award

August 03 2016 • In the News

Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP is pleased to announce that Lisa M. Capone has received the Westchester County Bar Association's New Lawyers Leadership Award.

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Michael Friedman will be a speaker at the Westchester County Bar CLE program on June 8, 2016

June 02 2016 • Speaking Engagements

Michael Friedman will be a speaker at the Westchester County Bar CLE program on June 8, 2016.  He will discussing Will Contests From Pre-SCPA 1404 Discovery to Trial-Alpha to Omega.
 

The Workmen’s Circle Honors Joel S. Lever of Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP as ‘Man of the Year’

May 24 2016 • Press Releases

The Charitable Organization Recognized Lever at Its Annual Golf Outing Dinner May 9th at the Fenway Golf Club in White Plains

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Bruce Bieber, Esq. Joins Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP as a Litigation and Corporate Law Partner

May 24 2016 • Press Releases

A Resident of Edgemont, Bieber Represents a Wide Variety of Public and Private Businesses, and Is a Leading Authority in Pharmaceutical Business Matters

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John C. Re, an Experienced Litigator, Joins Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP

May 24 2016 • Press Releases

Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP, is pleased to announce that John C. Re has joined the firm as a partner in its litigation department.

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Michael H. Friedman speaking at Westchester County Bar Association CLE

February 12 2016 • In the News

Mr. Friedman will be a panelist on the WCBA Trusts & Estates Section and Westchester County Surrogate’s Court presentation and trainiing of Guardians Ad Litem in Surrogate’s Court Proceedings on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Noon.

Four Kurzman Eisenberg attorneys named Super Lawyers

September 17 2015 • Press Releases

Jessica Galligan Goldsmith, Co-Managing Partner and Chair of the Trusts and Estates Department, is honored for the seventh consecutive year

Real Estate Partners Stuart Berg, Steven Goldman, and Richard Chadakoff are recognized for legal expertise in Commercial, Multifamily, and Cooperative/Condominium Real Estate Transactions and Litigation

Litigation associate Lisa Capone is named a ‘Rising Star’

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Handling Illegal Activity in Your Building

May 06 2015 • Articles

Stuart Berg tells The Cooperator what to do if one suspects a resident of engaging in criminal activities in a co-op building

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Richard Chadakoff and Joel Lever, published in, Westchester County Business Journal

March 27 2015 • Articles

Richard Chadakoff and Joel Lever published in Westchester County Business Journal, March 23, 2015

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QPRTs can be ticking tax bombs

January 13 2015 • In the News

QPRTs, for many years a staple of estate planning, might now be the surprising cause of taxes where there might otherwise be none.  The irrevocable QPRT is a prime example of why one needs to continually review and update one’s estate plan in today’s constantly changing tax environment. (Download PDF)

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Stuart Berg Is Named a 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers for Legal Expertise in Commercial, Multifamily, and Cooperative/Condominium Real Estate Transactions and Litigation

January 05 2015 • Press Releases

The Kurzman Eisenberg Partner Helps Clients Obtain Maximum Value from Real Estate Assets in the New York Metro Area and Nationwide

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Joel Lever, art expertise, featured in WAG Magazine, December 2014

December 04 2014 • Articles

“I buy art the way most people do – to fit over the couch or because it has great colors or because it makes me feel good.”

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Steven Goldman quoted in the Cooperator concern condo and homeowners associations “Going Overboard”

October 29 2014 • In the News

Why should a board be allowed to prohibit a resident from walking their dog through the lobby?  “ A co-op or condo board might have just spent $600,000.00 on redoing the lobby,…and therefore the rule might have merit,” says Steven Goldman, a partner of the law firm of Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP.

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Being Smart About Buying and Selling Art

October 21 2014 • Articles

Joel Lever comments on Being Smart About Buying and Selling Art 

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Richard L. Chadakoff has been named to the 2014 edition of New York Metro Super Lawyers

October 15 2014 • Press Releases

Richard L. Chadakoff, a partner in the Real Estate Department of Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP, has been named to the 2014 edition of New York Metro Super Lawyers, a listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in the New York Metropolitan area.

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Joel Lever, Esq. Takes You Inside the World of Fine Art Transactions at a Special ArtsWestchester Presentation

October 01 2014 • Press Releases

Mr. Lever to Speak on "The Educated Collector: Limiting Risk Exposure When Purchasing Fine Art" at ArtsWestchester in White Plains on Thursday, October 23rd at 7 pm

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Jessica Galligan Goldsmith is Named a New York Metro Super Lawyer for the Sixth Consecutive Year

September 23 2014 • Press Releases

Ms. Goldsmith, a Partner and Chair of the Trusts and Estates Department at Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP, Is Recognized For Her Professional Achievements and Superb Legal Skills

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Fred Weinstein comments on mandatory mediation in the commercial division of the Supreme Court, New York County

September 16 2014 • Articles

Lawyers who specialize in complex commercial litigation are closely watching a pilot program that will begin July 28 with the assignment of one out of five cases to mandatory mediation in New York County's Commercial Division of the New York Supreme Court.

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Stuart Berg quoted in the Cooperator concerning “Potential liability to Co-op Board of Directors for failing to act”

September 16 2014 • In the News

"What happens when the board tends to ignore a complaint is that the resident sues," says Stuart Berg, a partner with the real estate department of Manhattan-based Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever LLP, and adds that these type of situations are becoming more frequent. 

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Automatic renewal clauses not so automatic

July 22 2014 • Articles

Many service providers include automatic renewal provisions in their contracts to main-tain their customer base without renegotiat-ing contracts with their customers. 

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NYC Housing Court Ties Landlords’ Hands in Airbnb Fight

June 18 2014 • In the News

Stuart Berg tells Law 360 that court decision in favor of residential tenant who sublet her apartment on Airbnb will not have broad implications in the marketplace

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Jeffrey S. Held, Esq. Joins Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP as a Partner in its Real Estate Practice

May 22 2014 • Press Releases

Mr. Held Is Known for Expertly Managing Real Estate Matters 

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Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP Welcomes the Return of Richard A. Danzig, Esq., to the Firm

May 16 2014 • Press Releases

A Skilled Commercial Litigator and Transactional Attorney, Mr. Danzig Will Serve as Counsel in the Firm’s Corporate Law Department

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Motions for Summary Judgment in Probate Proceedings

May 14 2014 • Speaking Engagements

On June 19, 2014, Michael H. Friedman will be a panelist in a Westchester County Bar Association CLE program. 

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Discovery Proceedings for Trusts & Estates Practitioners

May 13 2014 • Speaking Engagements

On June 5, 2104, Michael H. Friedman will be a panelist in a New York State Bar Association CLE program.

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Ease the estate tax bite on hedge fund investments

May 06 2014 • Articles

Life insurance can be far more than a means of wealth replacement, and David Choi explains how life insurance can be used to build wealth, income tax free, in his Hedge Fund Investments article published in the Westchester County Business Journal, March 22, 2014.

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As More LLC Members Seek a ‘Divorce’ in New York, Valuation Professionals Will Be Challenged to Value Member Interests

March 27 2014 • Press Releases

Fred D. Weinstein, Esq. to Update Valuation Professionals on How the Courts Are Ruling on LLC Dissolution Disputes at the 2014 NYSSCPA Valuation Conference in May

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David Choi Featured in Newsday Article on Instructing Your Estate Executor

January 20 2014 • Articles • Trusts and Estates

In an article published in Newsday, David Choi warns against drafting a “mean-spirited” letter of instruction to accompany your Will.

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Neil Maxwell on Managed Care Contacting

November 07 2013 • In the News • Trusts and Estates

Neil Maxwell advises physicians to plan ahead and proactively prepare for a partner’s decline.

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Joel Lever Explains How KECL's Culture and the Skills and Experience of Its Lawyers Make Clients More Successful

October 17 2013 • Articles

All law firms are not like, and Joel Lever explains how the culture of Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP, and the skills and experience of its lawyers, make clients more successful in "The Art of the Deal," Westchester County Business Journal, October 17, 2013.

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Jessica Galligan Goldsmith And Richard L. Chadakoff Are Selected For 2013 New York Metro 'Super Lawyers' List

September 27 2013 • Press Releases

The Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP Attorneys Are Recognized for Outstanding Work in Trusts and Estate Planning and Real Estate Law, Respectively. Richard L. Chadakoff Is Also Included in the List of the 2013 Top 25 Attorneys in Westchester

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Iryna Lomaga Carey identifies lease provisions that could affect your bottom line in the future

September 02 2013 • Articles • Real Estate Law

Rent should not be the only consideration when leasing commercial space, according to Iryna Lomaga Carey, Esq. In her column, Key Considerations When Negotiating Commercial Leases in the Westchester County Business Journal, Carey identifies lease provisions that could affect your bottom line in the future.

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How Should You Calculate Lost Profits? Very Carefully, According to a New York Supreme Court Decision A Do-It-Yourself Estimate Might Not Hold Up in Court Fred D. Weinstein, Esq., Successfully Represented the Defendant in a Noteworthy Breach of Contract Lawsuit

August 26 2013 • Press Releases

Sooner or later, most businesses are involved in a breach of contract matter when they or their counterpart break or fail to fulfill a valid contract. A vendor can, in many instances, go to court to recover the profits it would have earned over the balance of the unexpired term of a breached contract, but it’s up to the court to evaluate the evidence in deciding whether or not to grant all, part, or none of the lost profits claimed.

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Choose a Trust Partner Wisely

July 22 2013 • In the News

David Y. Choi, Esq., tells Financial Planning that advisors can build relationships with their client's family by offering clients access to trust services.

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On June 20, 2013, Michael H. Friedman was a panelist in a Westchester County Bar Association panel discussion on the topic of “Revocable Trusts: The Will Substitute, Part II – Litigation,” in which the various aspects of litigating the validity of inter vivos trust agreements were explored.

June 22 2013 • Speaking Engagements • Trusts and Estates

Revocable Trusts: The Will Substitute, Part II – Litigation

June 20 2013 • Speaking Engagements • Trusts and Estates

On June 20, 2013, Michael H. Friedman was a panelist in a Westchester County Bar Association panel discussion on the topic of “Revocable Trusts: The Will Substitute, Part II – Litigation,” in which the various aspects of litigating the validity of inter vivos trust agreements were explored.

Lee Harrison Corbin, ESQ., Joins the Board of Directors of the Armenian National Science & Education Fund

June 01 2013 • Press Releases

 Armenia, once a rich breeding ground of intellectual pursuit in Eastern Europe, has lost tens of thousands of scientists and scholars in the past 25 years, the result of two disasters – one natural, the other manmade. In 1988, the horrific Spitak Earthquake shook 40 percent of the country, killing 25,000 people and leaving 500,000 homeless. 

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Fred D. Weinstein served as local counsel in Dannon's successful motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit

May 10 2013 • In the News

Fred D. Weinstein served as local counsel in Dannon's successful motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit. Law360, May 10, 2013

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Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP Named One of New York Area's Top Ranked Law Firms by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

May 01 2013 • Press Releases

In the legal profession, the AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review RatingTM is bestowed only on lawyers rated as preeminent attorneys by their peers, based on professional ability and ethical standards. When 25 percent or more of attorneys are rated AV at any one law firm, the firm is designated as a Top Ranked Law Firm. 

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Fred Weinstein Ends Long Run on Briarcliff Bench

April 08 2013 • Articles

Fred Weinstein discusses his 17 years on the bench after retiring as Village Justice of Briarcliff Manor, NY
"Fred Weinstein Ends Long Run on Briarcliff Bench," Briarcliff Voice, April 8, 2013

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After 17 Years, Briarcliff's Village Justice Steps Down

April 03 2013 • Articles

Fred Weinstein discusses his 17 years on the bench after retiring as Village Justice of Briarcliff Manor, NY
"After 17 Years, Briarcliff's Village Justice Steps Down," Pleasantville-Briarcliff Manor Patch, April 3, 2013

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Origination Credit: Transfers, Transitions and Best Practices for Partner Compensation

March 22 2013 • Speaking Engagements

Joel Lever Speaks at Competitive Management Webinar

March 11 2013 • Speaking Engagements

Joel S. Lever was a featured speaker at the Center for Competitive Management Webinar on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 2 P.M. The topic was “Origination Credit: Transfers, Transitions and Best Practices for Partner Compensation”.

Neil S. Maxwell, Esq. tells American Medical News how to prepare such a situation in "Deal with physician impairment before it's a safety risk,"

March 11 2013 • In the News

An impaired or mistake-prone physician can be a liability to a medical practice. Neil S. Maxwell, Esq. tells American Medical News how to prepare such a situation in "Deal with physician impairment before it's a safety risk," March 11, 2013

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Developers turn to Westchester-based law firms to cut costs

February 22 2013 • Articles

Developers turn to Westchester-based law firms to cut costs
(The Real Deal, February 2013)
by Steven M. Goldman

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Steve Levy and Fred Weinstein tell Small Business Digest why every partnership should have an operating agreement

February 22 2013 • In the News

Steve Levy and Fred Weinstein tell Small Business Digest why every partnership should have an operating agreement in A Partnership Without an Operating Agreement Can Lead to Unhappiness.

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Neil Maxwell, Esq., explains how medical practices can avoid lawsuits

January 07 2013 • In the News

Neil Maxwell, Esq., explains how medical practices can avoid lawsuits for back wages in "The Importance of Practice Policies for Breaks," published in Physician's Money Digest, January 7, 2013.

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