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SPRING 2007 • Vol. XLVI
- How the Law Protects the Sanctity of the Grave
- TELECOMMUTING: A Possible Alternative for Employers
- The Firm Highlights
- The Firm Departments Work Together


The Firm Departments Work Together


The Firm often brings its talents together to more fully represent the interests of the firm’s clients. Recently, Anthony V. Curto, partner-in-charge of the Corporate and Commercial Department, and Donald Jay Schwartz, partner-in-charge of the Litigation Department, worked together on a litigation matter involving our client, well-known T.V. and radio personality Michael Francesa, from the popular “Mike and the Mad Dog” radio talk show, and the nationally syndicated sports program, The NFL Now.

Mr. Francesa paid a substantial down payment for the purchase of a family home. After signing the Contract of Sale and depositing Mr. Francesa’s payment, the Seller entered into a fence agreement with a neighbor. Our attorneys argued that conditions of the agreement between the Seller and the neighbor made the title to the subject property unmarketable. On behalf of Mr. Francesa, our attorneys demanded that the contract be cancelled and the down payment returned. The seller refused. Recognizing that our position was correct as a matter of law, with no need for trial, our attorneys made a motion for summary judgment. Judge Daniel Martin of the Nassau County Supreme Court agreed and ordered the down payment returned, sparing Mr. Francesa the expense of time consuming litigation.

Published Articles
Aaron Gershonowitz
Bylined an article published in the New York Real Estate Journal: “What is a Brownfield?” (January 16, 2007). The article provides an insightful discussion about the various business considerations involved in qualifying a property for Brownfield eligibility.

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