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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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Steven Goldman tells Real Estate Weekly why his firm's Westchester location is a boon to his New York City real estate development clients

November 14 2012 • In the News

Steven Goldman tells Real Estate Weekly why his firm's Westchester location is a boon to his New York City real estate development clients, November 14, 2012

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Joel Lever on Strategies for Progessing Equity Partners

October 23 2012 • Speaking Engagements

Joel S. Lever was a featured speaker at the New York State Bar Live Webcast on Tuesday, October at 12 P.M. The topic was “Strategies for Progressing Equity Partners”.

Iryna Lomaga Carey Speaks at Real Estate Panel

September 21 2012 • Speaking Engagements • Real Estate Law

Iryna Lomaga Carey was a panelist at NJCCA’s Annual Fully Day CLE Conference on September 21, 2012. The panel was discussing “Hot Topics in Real Estate”.

Structural Vs. Non-Structural Repairs

July 22 2012 • Articles

Structural Vs. Non-Structural Repairs
(The Cooperator, July 2012)
by Judith Zerden, Esq. and Stuart Berg, Esq.

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Stuart Berg represents New York Realty Advisors in obtaining a $6.5 million loan on a Fort Worth, TX property.

July 22 2012 • In the News

From NYREJ: Stuart Berg represents New York Realty Advisors in obtaining a $6.5 million loan on a Fort Worth, TX property.

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A New Twist to Elder Abuse: Secret Deathbed Marriages to Caregivers. As a Surviving 'Spouse,' a Caregiver Can Claim a Share of the Elderly Person’s Estate

July 01 2012 • Press Releases

When arranging care for their frail and infirm parents, adult children seek loving and attentive caregivers. But the situation can turn to grief if the caregiver secretly arranges to marry the elderly parent in hopes of inheriting the spousal share of the estate. While no one knows how many deathbed weddings occur between unknowing elders and scheming caregiver “spouses,” the phenomenon is evident in the growing number of lawsuits being brought before the courts.

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David Choi tells Fox Business why every parent needs a will in "Five Tips For Preparing a Will"

June 22 2012 • In the News

David Choi tells Fox Business why every parent needs a will in "Five Tips For Preparing a Will"

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Critical Planning for the Closely Held Business

May 25 2012 • Articles

Critical Planning for the Closely Held Business
(Westchester County Business Journal, May 25, 2012)
By Jessica Galligan Goldsmith

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Will Your Business Valuation Hold Up in Court?

May 22 2012 • Speaking Engagements

Fred D. Weinstein presented the featured keynote address at the 2012 Business Valuation Conference sponsored by the New York State Society of CPAs and the Foundation for Accounting Education on May 21st at the FAE Conference Center in New York.

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Making the Case for Westchester

March 26 2012 • Articles

Making the Case for Westchester
(Westchester Business Journal, March 26, 2012) 
By Joel S. Lever

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Converting Hours Worked into Dollars Received: How to Get the Bills Out and Receivables Collected

February 22 2012 • Speaking Engagements

Joel S. Lever was a featured speaker at the New York State Bar Live Webcast on Thursday, February 16th at 12 P.M. The topic was “Converting Hours Worked into Dollars Received: How to Get the Bills Out and Receivables Collected.”

Be Smart When Buying Art

December 22 2011 • Articles

Be Smart When Buying Art
(Generations, December 2011) 
By Joel S. Lever

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6 Landmines to Avoid in Web Development Contracts

December 07 2011 • Articles

6 Landmines to Avoid in Web Development Contracts
(Young UpStarts, December 7, 2011)
By Ilene B. Stern

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The New Portability: What All Surviving Spouses Must Know

October 24 2011 • Articles

The New Portability: What All Surviving Spouses Must Know, Westchester County Business Journal, October 24, 2011
By Jessica Galligan Goldsmith

The Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust and ERISA and Qualified Plan Benefits

October 22 2011 • Speaking Engagements

Steven M. Goldman advises co-op boards to operate transparently

October 22 2011 • In the News

Steven M. Goldman advises co-op boards to operate transparently, but not everything needs to be disclosed.
"Co-op and Condo Boards in the Age of Transparency", The Cooperator, October 2011

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What Every Trusts & Estates & Guardianship Attorney Should Know About Applications for Legal Fees

October 04 2011 • Speaking Engagements

Michael H. Friedman was a panelist at the Trusts & Estates Section and Elder Law Committee CLE presented by the Westchester County Bar Association.

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The New Portability: A Key Aspect of Estate Planning for Married Couples

October 01 2011 • Articles

The New Portability: A Key Aspect of Estate Planning for Married Couples, (Generations, October 2011)
By Jessica Galligan Goldsmith

Everything You Wanted to Know About Turnover Proceedings in the Surrogate's Court

September 22 2011 • Speaking Engagements

Michael H. Friedman was a panelist at the Westchester County Bar Association Trusts & Estates Section CLE.

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Happily Married? Then It's Time for a Post-Nup Agreement

August 22 2011 • Articles

Happily Married? Then It's Time for a Post-Nup Agreement (as published in Generations, August 2011) by Lynn J. Maier

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Proxies and Powers

June 22 2011 • Articles

Proxies and Powers (as published in Generation, June 2011)
by Jessica Galligan Goldsmith

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Reuters Wealth blog quotes Michael Friedman on how to choose an executor of an estate.

June 16 2011 • In the News

Reuters Wealth blog quotes Michael Friedman on how to choose an executor of an estate.
"Help! Our Executor Cost Us $129,000," Reuters Money, June 16, 2011

The Best Way to Make Gifts to Grandchildren

May 22 2011 • Articles

The Best Way to Make Gifts to Grandchildren (as published in Generations May 2011) by Jessica Galligan Goldsmith

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Getting it Right the First Time: Choosing the Appropriate Business Entity.

May 10 2011 • Speaking Engagements

Michael Weitzner spoke at Westchester Women's Bar Association meeting being held at BNY Wealth management.

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Jessica Galligan Goldsmith tells The Wall Street Journal about new ways grandparents can fund their grandchildren's education.

April 30 2011 • In the News

Jessica Galligan Goldsmith tells The Wall Street Journal about new ways grandparents can fund their grandchildren's education. 
"Paying Grandkids' College Bills," The Wall Street Journal, April 30, 2011

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Financial Strategies and Future Generations

March 14 2011 • Articles

Financial Strategies and Future Generations (as published in Westchester Business Journal, March 14, 2011) by Jessica Galligan Goldsmith.

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Stuart Berg explains how a second-hand smoke court case affects landlords and co-ops.

February 08 2011 • In the News

Stuart Berg explains how a second-hand smoke court case affects landlords and co-ops.
"Smoke Gets Up Landlord's Nose in Court," Crain's New York Business, February 8, 2011

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