We are pleased to announce that Tarter Krinsky & Drogin was named as one of the National Law Journal 500. The NLJ 500 is a highly regarded survey by The National Law Journal, of the 500 largest law firms in the United States of the previous calendar year. Surveys were sent to over 900 law firms across the country to determine the 500 largest U.S.-centric firms by headcount.
Intellectual Property Co-chair Amy Goldsmith and special guest Brian Califano join Litigation Partner and host Rich Schoenstein to chat about “The Requirements of the SHIELD Act and Other Recommendations for Virtual Business Operations.” They delve into the implications of the recently adopted SHIELD Act in New York and other considerations for the online security of businesses and workers who are operating remotely.
We are pleased to announce that Trusts and Estates Associate Alexis Gruttadauria has been appointed to serve on the New York State Bar Association’s Attorney Well-Being Task Force in the Emotional Well-Being Working Group.
On the latest episode, Trusts & Estates Partner Robert Freedman joins host and Litigation Partner Rich Schoenstein to discuss future care planning for special needs children. With his extensive experience in special needs law and planning, Bob Freedman provides insight into how to plan for the future for special needs children. They delve into the issues and challenges of making long term plans for special needs children. Listen to the episode.
We are pleased to announce that an article by Immigration Partner Roxanne Levine has been recognized one of the most popular posts on JD Supra for May 2020. Roxanne’s article, “U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services District Offices To Open On June 4 And Relax Agency Rules In Light Of COVID-19 Pandemic,” was deemed one of the most popular posts on the basis of the volume of readers.
On the latest episode of Law Brief, Construction Partner Laurie Stanziale and Building Studio Architects’ Michael Goldblum and John Field join Litigation Partner and host Rich Schoenstein to explore Urban Living After COVID-19. With years of collective design and construction experience, they provide insight into the impacts of COVID-19 on urban living and the design issues affecting residential real estate in large cities.
We are pleased to announce that Intellectual Property Co-Chair and Partner Amy Goldsmith was named to Lawline’s Top Women Faculty of 2019, which recognizes the most-watched and highest-rated CLE programs Lawline produced by female faculty in 2019. Amy’s most popular presentation was “Website Terms and Conditions: One Size Does Not Fit All Territories (Update),” which was noted as providing viewers with “Extremely helpful, hands-on information.”
We are pleased to announce that Commercial Finance and Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Partner Sherri Lydell has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Garment District Alliance. The non-profit works to improve the quality of life and economic vitality of Manhattan’s Garment District. As a board member, Sherri will collaborate with business, civic and government leaders to make the neighborhood clean and safe, while strengthening local businesses.
Scott Markowitz, Partner and Bankruptcy Group Co-chair was quoted in the Undercurrent News article, “US Wholesaler Baldor Outbids Others to Secure Assets of Bankrupt Pierless Fish.” Scott represents Pierless Fish in a Chapter 11 proceeding pending in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Construction Partner Eric Zipkowitz was quoted in the PincusCo article, “No NYC Construction Loans Provided in Nearly Two months, Even as New Building Filings Rise.” The article delves into the halt in the issuance of new construction loans to New York City developers over the last couple of months, despite the rise in permit applications. The COVID-19 related standstill comes amidst New York State having issued executive orders preventing the courts from accepting or recording non-essential agreements including building loan agreements.
COVID-19 team members Eli Rudolph and Simon Malinowski join Litigation Partner and host Rich Schoenstein to discuss the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act’s (CARES Act) Relief for Small Businesses. Our COVID-19 team guides clients through the process of navigating resources offered under the CARES Act. In the latest episode, they discuss the financial relief available under the CARES Act, including PPP and EIDL loans, the eligibility guidelines, the ongoing requirements for companies who receive them, frequently asked client questions and anticipated forgiveness guidance that is still awaited. Listen to the episode.
Intellectual Property Partner Mark Rosenberg was featured on the podcast, “Kommerce Kings,” which explores the e-commerce industry. The episode delves into the patent and trademark problems many online sellers face. With his significant experience of successfully representing online sellers, Mark shares how to navigate trademark and patent litigation. He outlines the steps to take when deciding to sell a new product online.
We are pleased to announce that Immigration Partner Roxanne Levine has once again awarded the 2020 JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards in the immigration category. This award honors top authors for their thought leadership in key topics during the last year.
Intellectual Property Counsel Rachel Lin joined Litigation partner and host Rich Schoenstein to discuss Patenting Natural Ingredients on the latest episode of Law Brief. Rachel and Rich talk about the circumstances under which a patent might be obtained for products containing or based on natural ingredients. Listen to the episode.
Managing Partner Alan Tarter was quoted in a Law360 article titled, “Agile But Vulnerable, Small Firms Fight to Weather Virus.” The article explains how small and midsize firms were better poised than BigLaw to prepare their offices to work remotely and stay connected to their clients in the early stages of the pandemic.
Construction Partner and Chair David Pfeffer was quoted in Engineering News-Record (ENR) New York article, “Owner of the Year: NYC School Construction Authority, CEO Lorraine Grillo Driven by Speed, Efficiency.” The article delves into the New York City School Authority’s recent projects that pursue an alternative real estate initiative for building new schools under New York City School Construction Authority President and CEO Lorraine Grillo.
To all of our clients, colleagues, business partners, employees and contacts, we are making every effort to closely monitor the COVID-19 outbreak. Tarter Krinsky & Drogin's number one priority is to ensure the continued health, safety and well-being of all concerned. Rest assured, our offices are fully operational and we are conducting business in the usual course.
International and Retail Practice Groups chair and Italy Practice co-chair Giuliano Iannaccone and Associate Federica Rigato represented acclaimed wine producer Masi Agricola in the negotiation of a distribution agreement with Santa Margherita USA.
Litigation and Corporate & Securities partner Robert Heim was featured in Law360 article, “Ex-AIG Legal Worker Settles SEC's Insider Trading Claim,” regarding his successful resolution of allegations of insider trading against his clients by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
On March 26, Labor and Employment partner and Employment Practice Liability Insurance chair Rich Steer will present “Implementing the New Legislative Changes & Trends” at the New York Staffing Association’s Long Island Law Day.
Mark Rosenberg, Intellectual Property partner and co-chair of the firm’s Reputation Management practice, was quoted in the Bloomberg Law article, “Amazon’s Judging of IP Claims Questioned in Seller Lawsuits.”
Scott Markowitz, co-chair of the Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Group, and Rich Schoenstein, host and Litigation partner, talk Bankruptcy Basics and Recent Developments on the latest episode of Law Brief.
Immigration partner Roxanne Levine joined Litigation partner and host Rich Schoenstein to discuss H-1B Visas – New Process and New (Upcoming) Deadlines in the latest episode of Law Brief, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s podcast series.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, a full-service, mid-size law firm, has expanded its Litigation practice with the addition of Justin Y.K. Chu as General Counsel and Partner, continuing its strategic growth and strengthening its client offerings.
In the latest episode of Law Brief, “Do Gift Cards Keep on Giving? How the Law Affects the Consumer, the Retailer and the State,” International and Retail partner Gina Piazza sat down with Litigation partner and host Rich Schoenstein to delve into all things gift cards. Gina and Rich discuss whether and when gift cards expire, the related obligations of retailers and how unused balances might constitute “abandoned property” that must be turned over to the state.
Litigation and Corporate & Securities partner Robert Heim has been retained as counsel for Generex Biotechnology Corporation as part of Generex’s review of recent irregular trading activity in its stock. Robert has been retained to evaluate the company’s claims and legal remedies that stem from Generex’s asset acquisition from Veneto Holdings LLC.
Labor and Employment chair Laurent Drogin was quoted in the ENR article, “High Court Takes on LGBTQ Anti-Bias Gaps in US Law.” The article delves into the three consolidated sexual orientation and gender identity workplace bias cases that the U.S. Supreme Court will decide in the new term. These cases will determine banning explicit discrimination against LGBTQ employees in the workplace by adding gender identity and sexual orientation to sex bias already banned under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. This decision may include changing federal law and extending protections nationwide.
Labor and Employment chair Laurent Drogin was quoted in the CNN Business article, “What to do if you're asked to sign a non-compete agreement,” which discusses non-compete agreements and how they may affect employees across sectors.
Giuliano Iannaccone, chair of the International and Retail Groups and Rich Schoenstein, Litigation partner and podcast host, discuss The Concession Model in Department Stores on the latest episode of Law Brief. Giuliano and Rich talk about how retail brands and department stores are utilizing a concession model to attract shoppers, the benefits for both the brands and the stores entering into concession agreements and the legal challenges associated with such a model.
On this week’s episode of Law Brief, “Here Comes the SEC,” Litigation and Corporate & Securities partner Robert Heim joins Litigation partner and host Rich Schoenstein to discuss the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). With his experience as a former Assistant Regional Director for the SEC, Robert Heim offers unique insight into the financial regulatory agency. Robert and Rich explain how an SEC investigation works and how a person involved as a witness or target might respond to such an investigation.
Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring co-chair Scott Markowitz was featured in the Reuters and New York Times articles, “OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to pay states' lawyers, urged to help victims.” The articles discuss the OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP recent court approval to reimburse millions of dollars in legal fees for states that back its proposed $10 billion settlement of opioid lawsuits, under the condition to help victims of the addiction crisis.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring co-chair Scott Markowitz has been retained as bankruptcy counsel to the Ad Hoc Committee of NAS Babies in the Purdue Pharma Chapter 11 case pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Since 2012, more than 300,000 babies have been born in the United States with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), which stems from opioid-dependent mothers. NAS is a group of conditions caused when a baby withdraws from opioids when exposed in the womb before birth, and have numerous developmental issues and have to be weaned off of opioids after birth.
Construction partner Laurie Stanziale and Litigation partner and host Rich Schoenstein discuss Construction and the Neighbors in the latest episode of Law Brief, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s podcast series. Laurie and Rich talk about what to do when construction projects require access to neighboring property, negotiating agreements in that regard or, if necessary, resolving related disputes in court.
Cooperative and Condominium counsel Chris Tumulty was featured in a Habitat Magazine interview in which he discusses alteration agreements in self-managed buildings. When asked about the challenges of self-managed buildings, Chris highlights, “in a self-managed buildings, it’s the board’s responsibility to make sure alterations are done properly, safely, and in conformance with any requirement the building may have.”
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, a full-service, mid-size law firm announced today that it has expanded its Trusts & Estates practice, continuing its strategic growth and strengthening its client offerings by adding three lawyers. The group handles all aspects of estate and tax planning, as well as estate administration. With the addition of the new lawyers, the capabilities of the Trusts & Estates practice have expanded to include expertise in the representation of the elderly, individuals with disabilities and/or mental illness and their families.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s Construction, Labor & Employment and Real Estate practices have once again been recognized by U.S. News in the 2020 Best Law Firms rankings, and the Litigation practice has been newly named to the list. The U.S. News Best Law Firms rankings are based on an extensive evaluation process, which includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer review and review of information submitted by law firms.
In this special episode of Law Brief, Non-Competes Are Not So Bad! The Current Law and Why Proposed Legislation in Congress is an Overreaction, Restrictive Covenant co-chair and Labor & Employment partner David Kleinman and Litigation partner and host Rich Schoenstein discuss the Workforce Mobility Act, a new bill introduced in Congress that would ban the use of non-competes to restrain workers from taking new jobs. Rich and David survey the existing judicial landscape in this area and argue that the overreaching bill fails to make important distinctions that should be considered in evaluating restrictive covenants.
Managing Partner Alan Tarter has been named one of the New York Law Journal’s 2019 Distinguished Leaders, an award recognizing extraordinary lawyers demonstrating clear leadership skills who achieved impressive results in the past year.
In the latest episode of Law Brief, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s podcast series, Charles Miller, Litigation partner and Securities and Financial Services Litigation Group co-chair sat down with Litigation partner and host Rich Schoenstein to discuss Unveiling the Corporate Veil. In this episode, Charles and Rich talk about holding owners of corporations responsible for the corporate wrongs of the corporation, focusing on the essential elements of a successful claim to pierce the corporate veil.
White Collar and Government Investigations partner Michael Grudberg is featured in Law 360’s article “Investors Denied Cert. Rethink In Twitter Stock Fraudster Suit.” The article discusses the court’s denial of reconsideration regarding plaintiffs’ rejected bid for class certification in a suit against Gregory W. Gray, a convicted promoter of limited partnership offerings of pre-IPO Twitter securities, who was sued by the SEC and served a prison sentence after pleading guilty to securities fraud and lying to the regulator.
Intellectual Property co-chair Amy Goldsmith joined Litigation partner and host Rich Schoenstein to discuss trade secrets and disclosing confidential information during a two-episode discussion on Law Brief, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s new podcast series. In the first of the two-part discussion, The Secrets of Trade Secrets, Amy and Rich talk about identifying and protecting trade secrets and confidential information. This part is focused on statutorily protected trade secrets – what they are and how to keep them private. The second episode of the discussion, Confidential Information Disclosed, delves into defining and protecting trade secrets and confidential information, with an emphasis in this part on the latter, broader category, and what steps a company must take to protect its confidential information.
In a recent episode of Law Brief, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s new podcast series, Labor and Employment chair Laurent Drogin joins Litigation partner and host Rich Schoenstein to talk about Deflating the Union Rat. Laurent and Rich discuss “Scabby” the Union Rat, the use of such protests by unions over the past 30 years and the current implications on labor disputes, picketing and the First Amendment.
Litigation and Corporate & Securities partner Robert Heim was quoted in Bloomberg Law’s article, “Fidelity Workers’ 401(k) Class Action Takes Rare Turn.” The article explores the class action targeting the affiliated mutual funds in Fidelity Investments’ 401(k) plan that will be tried before a federal judge with assistance from an advisory jury, which is an unusual decision.