Category archives: News

    Litigation partner S. Preston Ricardo was quoted by Portfolio on the growing use of credit checks in the employment process.  In the article, Mr. Ricardo explained that employers utilizing credit checks are trying to protect themselves, hoping to ascertain a p[...]

    An article by Paul B. Hahn was published in the October edition of The Secured Lender. The article, "Perilous Times for Small Factors and Finance Companies," discusses the harsh realities small factors/asset-based lenders are facing in this rough economic cli[...]

    David M. Rubin was honored by the City Bar Justice Center's 2010 Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service, for his work on the Foreclosure Project. With foreclosures mounting citywide and disproportionately affecting lower-income New Yorkers, this project[...]

    Partners Andrew C. Peskoe and Thomas J. Wilson recently spoke on a panel hosted by the Fordham Institute for Family and Private Enterprise, titled "Creating Liquidity Opportunities for Privately-Held Businesses and Related Issues." The discussion, which was mo[...]

    Bankruptcy partner Jonathan L. Flaxer is featured in a Q&A on the Distressed Debt Investing blog, a site for distressed debt and leveraged finance professionals. Among other matters, the partner discusses how lenders can better protect themselves against f[...]

    Partners Jonathan L. Flaxer, David J. Eiseman and Jacqueline G. Veit, have successfully obtained a partial summary judgment against Boulder Capital LLC for the return of $23.4 million as fraudulent conveyances, on behalf of their client, the liquidation truste[...]

    Bankruptcy partner Jonathan L. Flaxer was quoted in an article on Law360 on the firm's latest victory in the 1031 Tax Group case, which involves a Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Edward Okun. Flaxer highlights the firm's experience in complex business fraud litiga[...]

    By Decision and Order filed on August 3, 2010, the New York Supreme Court granted summary judgment in favor of our client MasterCard. In Smartix International Corporation v. MasterCard International LLC et ano., the Court dismissed, in its entirety, plaintiff'[...]

    On the June 8, 2010 edition of Fox News's legal segment  "Wiehl of Justice," S. Preston Ricardo appeared as a legal analyst on the issue of "lookism" in the workplace. Mr. Ricardo explained that, as a general matter, retailers and other businesses can use ae[...]

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has unanimously affirmed a summary judgment granted in favor of client Boar's Head Provisions Co. and its national distributor, Frank Brunckhorst Co., in a case in which a former independent distributor in Minne[...]

    Jonathan Flaxer recently participated at the 12th Annual New York City ABI Bankruptcy Conference concerning the impact on the restructuring process of Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities, sometimes known as CMBS. Jonathan L. Flaxer served as a member of the [...]

    That job applicants occasionally bend the truth a bit, e.g., on resumes, is no surprise, but today's tight job market is apparently pushing some to extremes as creative as using "fake reference" job sites. In an article appearing in the April issue of Human Re[...]