The Appellate Division, First Department upheld the grant of summary judgment to Goetz Fitzpatrick’s client, Eastern Consolidated Properties. The case supported the right of a real estate broker to earn a commission for successfully introducing the purchaser to the owner when the commission agreement so provided. It rejected the defendant owner’s argument that the commission.
Michael Fleishman won a substantial procedural victory on behalf of Guardian Service Industries, a major janitorial services company, in an employment discrimination suit pending in the Southern District of New York. Judge Paul Engelmayer granted Guardian’s motion to compel arbitration of a union member, who attempted to sue for various civil rights causes of action..
Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP is proud to announce that we have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers once again as both a National and a New York City “Tier 1 Best Law Firm” for our Construction Law practice for 2017. Neal Eiseman and Peter Goetz were individually recognized by Best Lawyers.
Scott D. Simon successfully defended a lawsuit brought against a Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP client for the alleged non-payment of a real estate brokerage commission. The client, who sold a $4.5 million commercial property, was alleged to have conspired with the purchaser to deprive the purchaser’s broker of a $135,000 commission. Emails and text messages analyzed.