The July 19 edition of The New York Law Journal featured an article on Charles M. Miller’s arrival to Tarter Krinsky & Drogin and the creation of the firm’s Securities and Financial Services Litigation Group, which Charles will lead.
Restrictive Covenant practice co-chair David Kleinmann was quoted in the July 7 Baltimore Sun article, “Employers Use Non-Compete Agreements Even for Low-Wage Workers.” The article addresses that although employers have traditionally used non-compete agreements to keep highly skilled and highly paid workers from jumping to competitors and stealing trade secrets, they are now using them in the broader workplace among low-wage workers.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin announced today that Charles M. Miller has joined the firm as a partner in its Litigation practice where he will lead the newly formed Securities and Financial Services Litigation Group.
Construction chair David Pfeffer was quoted in an ENR New York article, "Revenue on the Rise for Regional Firms," which highlighted the surge in construction activity and spending in New York in 2017. David said that "the pace of new construction, while adding to the employment numbers, has actually caused a shortage of experienced, skilled laborers." But he also pointed out that "lenders have begun tightening the spigot for financing of new projects as vacancy rates in both the office and residential sector level off."
This year, 28 lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2017 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as top lawyers in the state. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Attorneys are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Four Tarter Krinsky & Drogin attorneys were ranked on the Rising Stars list, which recognizes the top 2.5 percent of lawyers who either are under the age of 40 or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin and Reputation Management co-chair Mark Rosenberg were noted in a Law360 article, “NY Post Tells Judge It Stands By 'Biggest Loser' Exposé,” for representing Robert Huizenga as co-counsel with Los Angeles firm Harder Mirell & Abrams LLP.
Commentary from Construction Chair David Pfeffer was featured in a Law360 article, “Real Estate Construction Labor Shortage Making Banks Wary.” The article discusses the strain that the frenetic pace of real estate construction has put on core U.S. markets – particularly in New York – on the labor workforce, which in turn is causing banks to be wary about providing construction loans.
Reputation Management co-chair Mark Rosenberg spoke with Inside Counsel for the article, “Dealing with Negative or Defamatory Reviews on Social Media.” The article raises the point that since social media posts can be easily shared, negative or false reviews can go viral and quickly damage an individual’s or business’ reputation. Mark discusses various methods for mitigating the damage of negative reviews and handling those that are defamatory.
On May 15, Corporate and Securities partner Alan Gaynor was quoted in the Financial Times’ AgendaWeek article, “Companies With the Highest Legal Bills.” The article discusses how companies often do not disclose litigation costs or other fees and expenses paid to lawyers unless they are material.
Construction partner Laurie Stanziale was named one of the 2017 Women in Professional Services by the New York Real Estate Journal. In the accompanying interview about her, Laurie discussed how she has navigated obstacles to achieve success in her career, and how she has used her strengths to her advantage in her career.
Bankruptcy partner Rocco Cavaliere has been appointed to the Mediator Panel for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Rocco has handled several successful formal mediations of multi-million dollar disputes on behalf of litigants in adversary proceedings in the Southern District of New York and elsewhere.
On May 3, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin managing partner Alan Tarter partner Gina Piazza were featured in a SHRM Online (Society for Human Resource Management) article discussing how on-the-job language training leads to improved business results.
On April 30, Labor and Employment chair Laurent Drogin was a featured guest on Lorne Epstein’s You’re Hired radio show where he discussed the salary secrecy laws in New York City, Massachusetts and Philadelphia.
Cooperative and Condominium practice chair Steve Troup was quoted in The Cooperator article, "Soundclash: When Residential Condos and Commercial Tenants Can’t Hear Ear-to-Ear." Steve points out that courts generally hesitate to evict commercial tenants over residents’ noise complaints, but prefer instead to use mediation for dispute resolution.
An article by Labor & Employment chair Laurent Drogin on the New York City Council’s recent legislation to prohibit NYC employers to inquire about applicants’ salary history in an effort to close the “gender gap” on wages was featured on HR.com.
On April 13, 2017, the Appellate Division, First Department affirmed the August 2016 decision of the New York County Supreme Court in which TKD secured a victory on behalf of our client, 152 W. 58th Owners Corp., where our client was awarded license fees for access by the petitioner, as well as reimbursement of our client’s engineering and legal fees and a per diem penalty of $500 if the work was not completed during the court-ordered license term.
Construction Group chair David Pfeffer was featured in a Commercial Observer article that highlighted the speakers at the April 5 Commercial Observer’s Development University Conference on higher education. The event featured speakers from top construction and engineering firms, as well as universities in the New York metropolitan region.