January 31

Firm wins appeal for brokerage commission

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.

December 19

Fleishman wins major procedural victory to compel arbitration of employee’s claims

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..

November 29

Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP recognized by 2017 U.S. News & World Report

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.

November 14

Simon settles real estate brokerage dispute

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.

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