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Inside This Issue: Litigation Group Resolved Multi-Year Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Matter • Firm Obtains Summary Judgment Allowing Elderly Client to Sell Residence Opposed by Stepchildren • Koblenz Receives Long Island Business News’ “Leadership in Law” Award • Christopher Named Young Lawyer of the Month • Kaplan Named Co-Chair of New York State Bar Association’s Petroleum Spills Committee • Elaine Colavito’s “Bench Briefs” Appears in Suffolk Lawyer

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The Firm's Litigation Group Resolved Multi-Year Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Matter

Jon A. WardDaniel H. BraffAfter more than five years of litigation in Federal District Court, New York state court and the US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District, the firm successfully resolved a matter in favor of its client involving a large waterfront parcel in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. The firm’s client was a private lender and its note was secured by a mortgage on the waterfront parcel. After years of foreclosure litigation in state court, the mortgagor declared bankruptcy, moving the action to the bankruptcy court, where the firm successfully navigated the matter through the bankruptcy court, culminating in our client taking title to and possession of the parcel. The litigation was spearheaded by Firm Partners Jon Ward and Daniel Braff.

Firm Obtains Summary Judgment Allowing Elderly Client to Sell Residence Opposed by Stepchildren

The firm obtained summary judgment on an expedited basis for an elderly client who sought to sell her brownstone in Brooklyn so she could move into an assisted living facility and receive treatment for a debilitating medical condition that she was suffering from. The client's stepchildren commenced an action challenging her ownership of the building and seeking to block the impending sale on the grounds that the deed had allegedly not been delivered by their now-deceased father to their stepmother. After we presented incontrovertible proof of delivery of the deed, the Brooklyn Supreme Court dismissed the stepchildren's claims, thereby clearing the path for our client to sell the property and move into the assisted living facility.

Adam H. Koblenz Receives Long Island Business News’ “Leadership in Law” Award

Adam KoblenzAdam H. Koblenz was honored with Long Island Business News’ “Leadership in Law” Award in the category of Associate. A ceremony took place on November 14 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.

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John Christopher Named Young Lawyer of the Month

John ChristopherJohn Christopher was named Young Lawyer of the Month by the Young Lawyers Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association. Mr. Christopher, an associate with the firm, is an active member of the Nassau County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.

The profile is featured in the November 2013 issue of The Nassau Lawyer.

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Jason Kaplan Named Co-Chair of New York State Bar Association’s Petroleum Spills Committee

Jason KaplanJason Kaplan has been appointed Co-Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Petroleum Spills Committee. In his new role, he will be leading these efforts and assist in the future development of the Committee’s programs and activities.

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE LAW

Elaine Colavito’s “Bench Briefs” Appears in Suffolk Lawyer

Elaine Colavito had her “Bench Briefs” column published in the November 2013 edition of The Suffolk Lawyer. “Bench Briefs” is a roundup of recent decisions from Suffolk County trial courts.

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