Farrell Fritz, P.C.

400 RXR Plaza
Uniondale, NY 11556-3826, United States
Phone: (516) 227-0700
Areas of Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Construction Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Health
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • New York
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Be Sure to ‘Like’ This Summons on Facebook

My colleague Adam Rafsky’s astute post last week on Manhattan Commercial Division Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich’s recent reminder regarding the importance of proper service and claim viability when seeking a default judgment…more
 /  Civil Procedure

The Perks And Perils Of Self-Destructing Messages

What do applications like Snapchat, Telegram, Wickr, Cover Me, Speak On, and Whisper have in common? They are all self-destructing message (“SDM”) applications. What exactly does this mean, you ask? Self-destructing messaging…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Electronic Discovery, Science, Computers, & Technology

Is New York City’s Marx Brothers Playground a Park?  The Answer is No Laughing Matter

A fierce legal battle is currently being waged between preservationists and the City of New York (“City”) over a parcel of land in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, known as Marx Brothers Playground. The parcel, which is located…more
 /  Zoning, Planning & Land Use

The Real Property Business And The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017[1] went into effect only two weeks ago. Many of its provisions represent significant changes to the Code, and it will take most of us several months to fully digest them,[2] to appreciate their…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

What are Your Thoughts on the Draft Trusted Exchange Framework?

On January 5, 2018, the United States Department of Health and Human Services released for public comment a draft Trusted Exchange Framework, which seeks to accomplish interoperability with respect to patients’ Electronic Health…more
 /  Health

Delaware Chancery Court Rulings Address Valuation and Insolvency Disputes

The steady flow and scholarly character of Delaware Chancery Court opinions in company valuation contests provide an important resource and learning tool for business divorce practitioners, appraisers, and judges in New York and…more
 /  Business Organizations

Do Bulk Sales Laws Still Exist in New York?

I recently came across a discussion among members of the NYS Bar Associations Business Law Section where a question was posed concerning the purchase by a client of the posting attorney of all or “substantially all” of the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

When Defendant’s Default Does NOT Warrant a Default Judgment

Default judgments are merely rubber-stamped when defendant fails to appear and/or answer, right? Wrong, as the New York County Commercial Division’s recent decision in Gutterman v. Stark (Hon. Shirley Werner Kornreich, J.)…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts

Better Part of Valor: Delaware Supreme Court Rules No Ratification Defense for Director Grants under Discretionary Plans

What happens when corporate directors approve their own awards under an equity incentive plan? Under Delaware law, so long as the plan is approved by a majority of the fully informed, uncoerced and disinterested stockholders,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

The Federal Estate Tax Lives On, But “Where, O death, Is Your Sting?” (*)

When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was introduced on November 2, 2017, perhaps the single most important issue on the minds of many closely held business owners was the future of the estate tax: was it going to be repealed as had…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Some Of The TC&JA’s Corporate Tax Changes

Our last three posts focused on those provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act[1] that apply specifically to pass-through entities, including partnerships and S corporations. Today, we turn our attention to domestic…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Taxation

THE “AMBIGUITY RULE”-“Not-So-Clear” Can Be Useful When Seeking Variances

It is well established that zoning codes and regulations are in derogation of property owners’ rights in and to the use of their property. Zoning restricts the use of land which was otherwise free of restrictions. An owner’s…more
 /  Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Winter Case Notes: LLC Deadlock and Other Recent Decisions of Interest

This winter forever will be remembered in the Northeast as the winter of the “bomb cyclone,” which gets credit for the 6º temperature and bone-chilling winds howling outside as I write this. So in its honor, I’m accelerating my…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions

Rescission of the Cole Memorandum and Consequences for the Marijuana Industry

While marijuana is legal for medical and, in some instances recreational, use under the laws of 29 states plus the District of Columbia, under federal law it remains illegal…more
 /  Health

The 2017 Tax Act: Other “Pass-Through” Tax Provisions – Part II

Yesterday’s post examined various changes to the taxation of S corporations, partnerships, and their owners. Today, we will focus on a number of partnership-specific issues that were addressed by the Act. Profits…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Taxation
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