Matters

Challenge to New York State’s Charter School Funding Law

Herrick achieved an important victory on behalf of the plaintiffs in Brown v. New York, securing a ruling in New York State Court denying a motion to dismiss our lawsuit challenging New York State's method of funding public charter schools. Our clients, five families whose children attend charter schools in the state and a Charter School advocacy organization for its member New York charter schools, argue that New York's practice of providing charter students with as little as three-fifths of what district students receive in the same community, violates the state Constitution and disproportionately affects children of color and lower incomes. The ruling was particularly important as similar claims raised by charter school parents in four others states – North Carolina, New Jersey, Arizona and Texas – all failed to survive defense motions to dismiss. Herrick continues to represent the clients in defending the ruling on appeal to the Appellate Division, Fourth Department.

Upper Eastside Co-op Owner – Construction Litigation Dispute with Former Contractor and Architect

Representing plaintiffs in a construction litigation dispute with their former contractor and architect involving claims for breach of contract, fraud and professional malpractice in connection with the multimillion dollar renovation of an Upper Eastside apartment.

Investors – Alleged Material Misrepresentations and Omissions

Representing multiple investors in litigation to recover over $18 million in monetary damages arising from the alleged material misrepresentations and omissions made in the Securities and Purchase Agreement through which our clients made a $30 million investment in a publicly traded oil and gas exploration company.

Restructuring Consultants – Negotiations to Recover Unpaid Fees

Representing investment bankers in negotiations to recover over $1 million in unpaid fees for their consulting roles in the restructuring of a US-based financial services firm.