| Articles | The
SPRING 2007 • Vol. XLVI
- How the Law Protects the Sanctity
of the Grave
- TELECOMMUTING: A Possible Alternative
- 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.
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.