Robin S. Abramowitz, a partner and co-chair of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group, has been appointed as a member of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Attorney Professionalism, effective June 1, 2019.
David Lazer, of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group, served as the attorney-coach to a local high school mock trial team in this year’s New York State Bar Association-sponsored Mock Trial Competition. Mr. Lazer’s team, Northport High School, advanced to the Suffolk County Finals after defeating Kings Park in a narrow decision at the county courthouse in Central Islip on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. And, on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, the Northport team defeated Bay Shore High School to win the Suffolk County finals. The High School Mock Trial program provides an excellent opportunity for young people to learn about the law and take on the roles of attorneys and witnesses in a courtroom. After several years in the program, some of the really talented high school students exhibit trial skills that rival those of admitted attorneys. A number of the Northport students that participated in the program have gone on to become attorneys.
Sam Yedid, Amy Silver and Chuck Weiss of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, together with William Gartland and Max Sender of the Firm’s Corporate and Business Practice Group, successfully closed a $37,000,000 loan refinance with Bridgehampton National Bank for a home fashion brand manufacturer/distributor of fabrics, furniture, wall coverings, carpets and accessories. The transaction included mortgage loans secured by various client-owned properties on Long Island and in South Carolina, a co-operative loan secured by two commercial cooperatives in New York City owned by the client, and a $10,000,000 line of credit against multiple domestic and foreign corporate entities of the client.
Giuseppe Franzella of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group selected as a member of the Class of 2019 for the Long Island Business News “40 Under 40” award, honoring professionals for their business leadership and community involvement.
William Gartland and Max Sender of the Firm’s Corporate and Business Practice Group represented a WBE certified distributor of electrical, data and power products in the negotiation and closing of a new credit facility.