July 10

Protecting Brockerage Commissions in Resuciated Deals

By Howard M. Rubin Partner, Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP Sometimes, in real estate transactions, the dead can come back to life. The most common fact pattern presented to me in brokerage disputes is where the broker introduces a prospective purchaser to a property and for whatever reason the deal falls apart or doesn’t happen for various.

May 9

Simon pubishes article on SDNY’s decision to that arbitrators have discretion to exclude evidence

Setting aside allegations of bias and error stemming from the arbitration panel’s exclusion of evidence, the SDNY confirmed a FINRA arbitration award in Rubenstein v. Advanced Equities, Inc., Case No. 13-Civ-1502(PGG) (S.D.N.Y. March 31, 2014). In March 2007, Advanced Equities, Inc. (“AEI”), a private equity firm, recruited several brokers to join its recently-opened New York.

March 14

Farkas publishes article on Second Circuit arbitration decision

This article was originally published by the ABA Section of Litigation News & Developments. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has refused to vacate Citigroup Inc.’s arbitration victory in a dispute over a $7.5 billion investment that the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) made in the bank before the 2008 financial crisis..

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