Author archives: John Rumely

    Donald A. Hamburg, partner in GEABP’s Trusts & Estates practice group, was quoted February 13, 2018 in a Forbes Magazine article entitled “Trusts In The Age Of Trump: Time To Re-Engineer Your Estate Plan.” Hamburg commented on the problems that have arisen[...]

    The Pass-Through Deduction is one of the most complex and ambiguous provisions of the new tax law. Many questions will need answering through IRS guidance, judicial interpretation and possibly legislative amendment. However, given the popularity of flow-throug[...]

    On behalf of its client,  Weber Shandwick, a public relations agency,  GEABP filed a Motion to Dismiss a harassment lawsuit brought by online personality George Ouzounian, known as Maddox, and his girlfriend against several defendants, including Weber and one [...]

    The new tax Act signed into law on December 22, 2017 made sweeping changes to the federal tax law. Of particular relevance to estate planning, the Act doubles a taxpayer’s  gift and estate tax exemption.  However, the doubling of these exemptions may have unin[...]

    A corporate team comprised of Andrew Peskoe, Matthew Weill and Aditi Schretzman represented Argentum Capital Partners III, L.P., as the lead investor in a growth equity financing of Resonate Networks, Inc.  Revolution Growth, Greycroft Partners and other exist[...]

    Crain’s New York Business, one of the leading business weeklies covering the regional marketplace, announced its inaugural  100 “Leading Women Lawyers in New York City.”  GEABP is pleased that Intellectual Property/Technology Partner Robin Silveman was include[...]

    Celebrate Beauty Brands, LLC, a newly formed subsidiary of Beauty Partners, LLC acquired Coastal Salt & Soul,  a holistic bath & body company which makes sea-to-skin body care products.  GEABP represented Celebrate Beauty Brands,  with Lawrence Haut an[...]

    A corporate team comprised of Matthew Weill, Matthew Carroll and Angela Park represented an affiliate of Shore Points Capital Management in connection with its acquisition of GenAlpha Technologies, LLC.  Shore Points partnered with an affiliate of Greyrock Cap[...]

  • As the 5th anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting approaches, the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation held its inaugural gala.  Catherine, a victim of the attack, will be remembered with the construction of a 34-acre animal sanctuary.    Funds raised at the gala will go toward the first phase of the project.  The event was held at RCG Farm in Newtown, CT, on December 2 and was attended by hundreds of guests.  Among the special guests at the gala was Foundation board member Gretchen Carlson, who served as emcee. More information on the foundation can be found here.

  • On November 15th Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe hosted approximately 30 attorneys from the American Foreign Law Association, who were in New York for a gathering of the association.  The AFLA’s primary purpose has been to promote the understanding and application of foreign, comparative and international law, to cooperate with other professional organizations involved in such fields and to support relevant legal research and writing.  GEABP Partner Martin Siegel presided at the meeting, which included an update on Brexit.  “Since our firm does a fair amount of cross-border financing and litigation” Siegel stated, “the lunch was an excellent opportunity to make new friends and to reconnect with those whom we’ve been working with for a while.”

    In response to an appeal filed by GEABP, the Appellate Division, First Department, of the New York Supreme Court granted summary judgment in favor of our client, a real estate developer, and dismissed a case seeking more than $65 million in damages.  The case [...]

    Effective October 31, 2017, New York City employers must add salary history to the list of inquiries that are off-limits during the interview process.  Local Law No. 67 amends the New York City Human Rights Law to prohibit an employer or an employment agency f[...]