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Giuseppe Franzella Installed as Treasurer of the Federal Bar Association’s Eastern District of New York Chapter

Giuseppe Franzella of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group was recently installed as Treasurer of the Federal Bar Association’s Eastern District of New York Chapter for the 2014-2015 year. Giuseppe has been a member of the Federal Bar Association since 2012. He has been an officer of the EDNY Chapter since 2013. The EDNY Chapter of the Federal Bar Association has been serving the federal practitioners of Long Island and the New York City Metropolitan Area since February 2007 and currently has over 160 members comprised of prosecutors, criminal defenders and individuals from private practice, public interest and the Federal Bench. The Board of Officers and Directors, comprised of federal judges, federal practitioners and law students, assembles once a month to discuss plans for the Chapter, organize programs, activities and social events to bring the Chapter together to educate attorneys and foster camaraderie and professional relationships amongst colleagues of the bar and the bench.

Russell Penzer Installed as President of the Federal Bar Association’s Eastern District of New York Chapter

Russell Penzer of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group was recently installed as President of the Federal Bar Association’s Eastern District of New York Chapter. The EDNY Chapter of the Federal Bar Association has been serving the federal practitioners of Long Island and the New York City Metropolitan Area since February 2007 and currently has over 160 members comprised of prosecutors, criminal defenders and individuals from private practice, public interest and the Federal Bench. The mission of the Association is to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interests and the needs of the federal practitioner, both public and private, the federal judiciary and the public they serve. The Board of Officers and Directors, comprised of federal judges, federal practitioners and law students, assembles once a month to discuss plans for the Chapter, organize programs, activities and social events to bring the Chapter together to educate attorneys and foster camaraderie and professional relationships amongst colleagues of the bar and the bench.

Seller Awarded $1,900,000 Down Payment for Buyer’s Breach of Real Property Contract

Seller awarded $1,900,000 down payment and attorneys fees for buyer’s breach of real property contract. In a contract action involving a 60-acre commercial property in West Yaphank, Town of Brookhaven, New York, litigators David Lazer and Zachary Murdock moved successfully for summary judgment dismissing the plaintiff buyer’s specific performance complaint and awarding the seller client the $1,900,000 down payment and attorneys fees. NMF Holding, LLC v. First Quality Properties III, LLC, Suffolk Sup. No. 13E-60949; Hon. Peter H. Mayer, October 3, 2014 Order

Firm Attorneys Close $100,000,000 Contribution and Sale of Manufacturing Business

Ralph Rosella, William Gartland and Benjamin Goldberg of the Firm’s Corporate and Business Practice Group and James Devine and Louis Fiore of the Firm’s Real Estate Practice Group represented (as co-counsel) a privately held manufacturing company in the contribution and sale of substantially all of its assets for consideration equal to approximately $100,000,000 in the aggregate.
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