• Appeal to Division of Tax Appeals Results in 60% Reduction in Sales Tax Owed By Bronx Restaurant

    Represented our client, a restaurant, before the New York Statement Department of Taxation and Finance regarding his sales tax debt.  We filed a petition with the New York State Division of Tax Appeals, arguing that the rent multiplier used in estimating the sales owed was inappropriate under the circumstances and successfully reduced the debt by…

  • Landlord’s Non-Payment Action Dismissed Against Mexican Restaurant in Bay Ridge

    Represented our client, a Mexican restaurant in Bay Ridge, in a landlord-tenant action for non-payment of nine months of rent and eviction where the ceiling collapsed after a series of leakage and water issues due to Landlord’s tenant upstairs. Landlord took control of the premise to fix water damage, leakage, and the collapsed ceiling. However,…

  • Judgment Enforcement Action Successful in Collecting on Nine Year Old Judgment in Jackson Heights

    Represented a judgment-creditor in collecting on a judgment which was over nine (9) years old in Queens. The client had successfully obtained a judgment in Queens Supreme Court but the judgment-debtor refused to pay and claimed they were insolvent, despite the fact that she was a silent owner in a beauty salon. Various subpoenas were…

  • NYS Insurance Fund’s Motion for Summary Judgment Defeated

    Represented our client in an action commenced by the New York State Insurance Fund involving allegations that our client had under-reported his payroll and misclassified his employees as independent contractors in an attempt to underpay on his workers compensation premium. We defeated NYSIF’s motion for summary judgment by successfully disputing the payroll numbers, risk classifications,…

  • Negligence Action Against Shipping Company Seeking Half a Million in Damages Settled for Nuisance Value

    Represented a company responsible for the shipment of a French sculpture valued at $500,000 and purchased at an auction. The complaint alleged negligence, breach of contract, and breach of bailment, in that our client inadequately packed the sculpture when it shipped it to Florida and where it arrived shattered into 14 pieces. We settled the…

  • Litigation Results in Substantial Reduction in Purchase Price For Remaining 50% Interest in White Plains Restaurant

    Represented client in a breach of contract action brought by stockholder after client purchased her 50% interest in a successful restaurant in White Plains to enforce the stock purchase agreement.  The case settled before the start of depositions for 65% of the original stock purchase agreement price.  

  • Litigation Results in Buyout Offer Eight Times Higher Than Original Offer for 50% Interest in Liquor Store

    Represented 50% stockholder of a liquor store in an action requesting a judicial dissolution (court ordered sale of a business) after client was accused of embezzling money and frozen out of the corporation.  Defendant liquor store moved to dismiss the case.  The motion was fully briefed and settled shortly thereafter with the defendant buying out…

  • Investment Fraud Against Ecuadorian Immigrant Settled for $260,000 (x1.3 Total Loss)

    Represented Ecuadorian immigrant who lost $200,000 at the hands of an unscrupulous investment advisor at a major broker-dealer in a securities arbitration case before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.  He received the funds from the settlement of a severe construction accident that left him unable to work. The investment advisor placed him in highly leveraged…