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Lawsuit Challenges New York’s Charter School Funding Law
September 17, 2014 - New York Law Journal
The New York Law Journal reported on Herrick’s representation of the plaintiffs in Brown v. New York, a lawsuit challenging New York State’s method of funding public charter schools, which gives charter students 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.
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Herrick Partner Appointed to Connecticut Zoning Board of Appeals
June 30, 2014 -- The Darien Times
The Darien Times reports on Herrick Government Relations co-chair Kevin Fullington’s June 16th appointment to Darien Township’s Zoning Board of Appeals.
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Consultants Corner
June 24, 2014 -- NY1 News
Kevin Fullington appeared on the Consultants Corner segment of NY1 News’ Inside City Hall to discuss the Democratic primary in the 13th Congressional district and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s promise to help Democrats take back control of the State Senate.
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Candidate emerges for key city land-use post
June 4, 2014 -- Crain's New York Business
Mitch Korbey was quoted in the Crain's New York Business article "Candidate emerges for key city land-use post." In the article, Mitch calls Edison Properties vice president Anthony Borelli, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s rumored choice to chair the Board of Standards and Appeals, “…an excellent choice [who is] extremely well-grounded and versed in the public-service sector, but is also aware and appreciative of the development community.”
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Housing plan praised by real estate community
May 5, 2014 -- Crain's New York Business
Mitch Korbey was quoted in the Crain’s New York Business article “Housing plan praised by real estate community,” which reported on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s $41 billion plan to preserve and build 200,000 affordable housing units over the next ten years. Mitch, referring to Mayor de Blasio’s proposed changes to the development process, commented “These may sound technical or nuanced, but taken together they are really important steps.” Mitch’s comments were also featured in a related Christian Science Monitor article “New York Mayor de Blasio unveils sweeping plan to address housing crisis.”
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Consultants Corner
April 7, 2014 -- NY1 News
Kevin Fullington appeared on the Consultants Corner segment of NY1 News’ Inside City Hall, discussing Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first 100 days and the prospect of Governor Andrew Cuomo facing opposition from the left during the 2014 election race.
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Consultants Corner
March 3, 2014 -- NY1 News
Kevin Fullington appeared on the “Consultants Corner” segment of NY1 News’ Inside City Hall, discussing Mayor de Blasio's decision regarding city charter schools and Governor Andrew Cuomo's new campaign ads.
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New York City Landlords Sue over Tenant Protections
February 24, 2014 -- The Wall Street Journal
A recent Wall Street Journal report discusses a case Herrick filed this month on behalf of its client, the Rent Stabilization Association of NYC, which challenges the legitimacy of the state's Tenant Protection Unit and a set of new rent regulations that favors renters.
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Herrick Names Seven New Partners
January 6, 2014
Herrick, Feinstein LLP announced today that the firm has named seven new partners in a range of key practice areas, effective January 1, 2014.
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Real Estate Regulation and Legislation to Watch in 2014
January 1, 2014 -- Law 360
Herrick Government Relations Group co-chair Kevin Fullington was quoted in the Law 360 article "Real Estate Regulation and Legislation to Watch in 2014." In the article, Kevin discusses affordable housing policy changes in New York City that could significantly impact the real estate community — one of the city's largest sources of city revenue — both directly and indirectly.
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Lines Blur When Lobbyists Invest in Industries They Represent
December 26, 2013 -- The Wall Street Journal
Herrick Corporate Department Co-Chair Irwin A. Kishner was quoted in the Wall Street Journal article "Lines Blur When Lobbyists Invest in Industries They Represent." In the article, which reports on the laws and regulations concerning political lobbyists' use of market-moving information, gleaned from government sources, Mr. Kishner says, "it is illegal to make trades based on information from a company, but it can be entirely legal if you trade on information from the government. Clearly, that's a window that needs to be shut.”
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Michael McMahon Authors The Hill Article "Azerbaijan Election Was Fair, Well-Organized and Transparent"
October 25, 2013
Herrick Government Relations Co-Chair Michael McMahon authored The Hill article “Azerbaijan Election Was Fair, Well-Organized and Transparent.” Mr. McMahon, a former U.S. Congressman, served as a member of the American Observers Group, which observed and monitored Azerbaijan’s presidential election as part of a large international team of 500 invited by the Central European Group for Political Monitoring. The 48-member American Observers Group included former Members of Congress, business leaders and heads of non-profits and non-governmental organizations.
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POLITICO Reports on the Opening of Herrick's New Washington, D.C and Istanbul, Turkey offices.
October 23, 2013
POLITICO reports on the opening of Herrick's new offices in Washington, D.C and Istanbul, Turkey.
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Herrick, Feinstein Expands With DC, Turkey Offices
October 10, 2013 -- Law 360
Law 360 reports on Herrick’s opening of two new offices in Washington, D.C., and Istanbul, Turkey which expands the firm’s national and international capabilities. The D.C. office adds to the firm's existing state and local government relations capabilities, while the Istanbul office strengthens the firm's ability to serve Turkish interests in the United States and enhance its efforts to support U.S. clients with Turkish interests.
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Michael McMahon Quoted in The New York Times Article "Observers Differ on Fairness of Election in Azerbaijan"
October 10, 2013
Herrick Government Relations Co-Chair Michael McMahon was quoted in The New York Times article “Observers Differ on Fairness of Election in Azerbaijan.” Mr. McMahon, a former U.S. Congressman who was invited to serve as an election monitor by the Central European Group for Political Monitoring, was quoted as saying “there were much shorter lines than in America,” adding that the vote was “honest, fair and efficient.”
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Consultants Corner
October 7, 2013 -- NY1
Kevin Fullington appeared on the “Consultants Corner” segment of NY1's Inside City Hall discussing the races for Brooklyn district attorney and New York City Mayor, and the federal government shutdown.
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Next NYC Mayor Faces Real Estate Balancing Act
August 23, 2013 -- Real Estate Law 360
Herrick Land Use and Environmental Group Chair Mitchell A. Korbey is quoted in the Real Estate Law 360 article “Next NYC Mayor Faces Real Estate Balancing Act.” In the article, which includes opinions from many of the City’s top commercial real estate attorneys, Mitch commented that “it is hugely important who the chief elected official is in terms of the City’s regulatory framework for development.” He added there will be a “major shift, depending on who will be filling positions at the [Board of Standards and Appeals and the City Planning Commission].”
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Costly Rents Push Brooklynites to Queens
August 17, 2013 -- The New York Times
Herrick Land Use and Environmental Group Chair Mitchell A. Korbey and our client, Read Property Group, the developer of the former Rheingold Brewery site in Bushwick, Brooklyn, are mentioned in The New York Times article "Costly Rents Push Brooklynites to Queens." The article delves into rising rents in the borough, a trend which is pushing renters and buyers to neighborhoods on the fringes of the Brooklyn-Queens border, such as Ridgewood and Bushwick. Read Property Group is planning to build a 977-unit complex in Bushwick – one of the largest planned developments in the city.
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Conslutants Corner
June 25, 2013 -- NY1
Kevin Fullington appeared on the “Consultants Corner” segment of NY1's Inside City Hall discussing what impact the city budget deal will have on City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's mayoral aspirations.
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Barbaros Karaahmet Joins 85 Year old Herrick, Feinstein
Winter 2013 -- Turk of America
Herrick’s Turkish Practice co-chair Barbaros Karaahmet was profiled in the Turk of America magazine. The article discusses Mr. Karaahmet’s professional career and his decision to join Lawrence Kaye at Herrick, who is known as “a hunter of Turkish treasures smuggled from Turkey”.
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Herrick, Feinstein Represents the Gulaylar Group in Its Acquisition of the Whole Retail Section at the International Gem Tower
April 26 , 2013 -- Herrick, Feinstein
Herrick, Feinstein LLP is proud to have represented The Gulaylar Group, a diversified Turkey-based company and leader in the international jewelry and diamond industry, in its acquisition of a three-level, 12,000-square-foot retail condominium at Extell Development Company’s International Gem Tower (IGT) on West 47th Street in Manhattan’s Diamond District. Barbaros Karaahmet states that “The Gulaylar Group has long been a presence in Manhattan’s Diamond District but this new retail condo offers an exceptional opportunity to capitalize on their experience and stellar reputation. ”
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Holtzman Returns to Watergate in Documentary
April 18, 2013 -- City & State
The magazine, dedicated to city and state politics in New York, reported on the premiere of a new documentary by Robert Redford entitled All the President's Men Revisited which features Herrick, Feinstein Government Relations Group co-chair and former U.S. Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman.
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McMahon: It's Unfair to Hold Azerbaijan to a Higher Standard Than Russia
April 16, 2013 -- CQ Roll Call
Partner, Co-chair of Herrick Feinstein’s government relations practice, and Former Congressional Representative of New York, Michael McMahon, published an op-ed on how one former Soviet bloc country is singled out by a doctrine of U.S. foreign policy that is almost 21 years out of date and does not reflect the deep bilateral partnership between the United States and Azerbaijan.
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Consultants Corner
April 15, 2013 -- NY1
Kevin Fullington appeared on the “Consultants Corner” segment of NY1's Inside City Hall discussing the likelihood of Anthony Weiner running for Mayor of New York City.
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Holtzman Amendment: A Commitment to Removal of Nazi Perpetrators
April 4, 2013 -- New York Law Journal
Elizabeth Holtzman served as Congresswoman from New York's 16th District from 1973-1981 and was Chair of the Immigration Subcommittee from 1978-1981. She was the first member of Congress to expose the presence of Nazi war criminals living in the United States and the government's inaction in their presence, and led the fight to bring them to justice.
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Former Congresswoman Liz Holtzman honored at Archibald Cox Uncommon Heroes Awards Ceremony
March 13, 2013
Former Congresswoman Liz Holtzman was honored at the Archibald Cox Uncommon Heroes Awards Ceremony on March 13, 2013.
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Consultants Corner
February 25, 2013 -- NY1
Kevin Fullington appears on a panel discussing the federal sequester spending cuts and a Brooklyn Assemblyman caught wearing blackface.
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Personal Notes on Lawyers
January 18, 2013 -- New York Law Journal
The column noted that Herrick, Feinstein promoted four attorneys to the firm's partnership. The New partners include Barbaros Karaahmet, a member of the corporate department and co-chair of the Turkish practice; Michael McMahon, the co-chair of Herrick’s government relations group; and Frederick Schmidt, who focuses on restructuring and bankruptcy.
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Herrick, Feinstein Names Four New Partners
January 4, 2013
Herrick, Feinstein LLP announced that four attorneys, including Barbaros M. Karaahmet, Michael E. McMahon and Frederick E. Schmidt have been named partners in the firm's New York office, effective January 1, 2013.
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Consultants Converse About Stringer’s New Campaign
November 19, 2012 -- NY1's Inside City Hall -- Consultants Corner
Kevin Fullington comments on the impending fiscal cliff and on Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer’s exit from the mayoral race and entrance into the contest for city comptroller.
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Herrick Feinstein To Rep East Side Turkish Center
September 13, 2012 -- GlobeSt
In an article about Herrick, Feinstein’s representation of the Republic of Turkey on all aspects of the development of its new Turkish Center, Partner Lawrence M. Kaye is quoted about the firm’s long-standing relationship with the Turkish government. Michael E. McMahon, co-chair of Herrick’s Government Relations Practice and former U.S. Congressman, as well as real estate Partner Jonathan Adelsberg are also quoted in the article about the importance of this project. The article also notes the addition of Barbaros M. Karaahmet to the firm’s Turkish Practice Group.
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Iran: A threat to West and its neighbors
August 2, 2012 -- The Hill’s Congress Blog
Former Representative (D-N.Y.) and current counsel at Herrick, Michael McMahon published an op-ed on The Hill’s Congress Blog titled “Iran: A threat to West and its neighbors” that discusses the political effects of Azerbaijan’s geographical location. The Hill has the largest circulation of any Capitol Hill publication, circulating to 21,000 subscribers. The free website hosts 11 blogs covering political and policy issues including the Congress Blog where this article can be found.
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Consultants Corner
December 12, 2011 -- NY1
Kevin Fullington appears on a panel to discuss how the Republican presidential primary race is shaping up, as well as pending legislation that would allow livery cabs to pick up fares in the outer boroughs.
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The Spirit of Milton Mollen: With City’s Legal Luminaries in Attendance, Brooklyn Appellate Court Presents Inaugural ‘Mollen’ Awards
November 3, 2011 -- Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Herrick counsel Milton Mollen, former presiding judge of the Appellate Division's Second Department, was honored by the establishment of the Milton Mollen Commitment to Excellence Award, to be given to the Second Department employees who professional activities and demeanor most closely mirror that of the retired judge. Political and legal luminaries toasted Judge Mollen at a ceremony at the Second Department courthouse in Brooklyn, where the first awards were conferred.
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Weary Herakles statue returns home with Erdogan
September 25, 2011 -- Today's Zaman
Lawrence Kaye and Herrick are mentioned for having successfully engineered the return to Turkey of a $1.5 million statue known as Weary Herakles. The statue, which was smuggled from Turkey in the Eighties, had been in the possession of a Boston museum.
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Consultants Give Mixed Grades For Weprin’s Campaign
September 12, 2011 -- NY1's Inside City Hall -- Consultants' Corner
The night before a special election to fill an unexpired Congressional seat, Kevin Fullington gives David Weprin's (ultimately unsuccessful) campaign a B+ grade and says Weprin's slip in the polls was largely attributable to constituents' unhappiness with the Obama administration.
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Art in the Crossfire: A Jewish Sect’s Claims Have Led to a U.S.-Russia Embargo
August 16, 2011 -- The New York Observer
Howard Spiegler and Charles Goldstein, in his role as counsel to the Commission for Art Recovery, are quoted in this article, which examines how Chabad, a Brooklyn-based Jewish sect, is claiming to be the rightful owner of art, book and manuscripts that Russian possesses. The article notes that the dispute has led to a diplomatic strain between the U.S. and Russia, particularly as it relates to loans of artwork. The article refers to Herrick as an "art law powerhouse."
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Heir Awarded $1.43 Million by Hague for Goering-Looted Part of Old Master
August 15, 2011 -- Bloomberg News
Our representation of the heir of a Jewish art dealer whose gallery was looted by the Nazis, and the heir's $1.43 million settlement with The Hague city government, are noted. Our client, Marei von Saher, daughter-in-law to and heir of Jacques Goudstikker, entered into the settlement concerning the Jan Steen painting, “The Wedding Night of Tobias and Sarah," which hangs in the Bredius Museum in The Hague. The painting had been split into segments, with The Hague owning one segment, before being reunited by restorers in 1996, and the settlement allows the painting to remain as one work.
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Consultants Corner Discussion On Debt Ceiling And 2012 Election
August 1, 2011 -- NY1's Inside City Hall
Government relations attorney Kevin Fullington analyzes the debt ceiling debate and topics related to New York City government and politics on this taped broadcast.
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"Close Up"
July 9, 2011 -- NY 1
Liz Holtzman appeared on the show “Close Up,” which initially aired on Saturday night at 10 and was run again on Sunday morning. Among other topics, Liz discussed the Congressional seat vacated by Anthony Weiner and the special election to fill it as well as a then-and-now look at Congress from when she served and the present.
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Welcome Mr. Congressman
April 27, 2011 -- Legal Bisnow
Mike McMahon's arrival at Herrick and work in Congress and the New York City council are profiled. This item notes that Herrick is the only firm in New York with two former members of Congress, and that Mike's government relations-centric practice will touch on the real estate, financial services, transportation and environmental sectors and will focus on infrastructure issues, among others.
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Eagle of Justice
April 18, 2011 -- Legal Bisnow
This online publication covering the legal profession profiles Elizabeth Holtzman and examines her career -- as Brooklyn District Attorney, New York City Comptroller, and four-term member of Congress -- and her current events as co-chair of our government relations practice. This item notes that she has been a leading activist on issues relating to the deportation of Nazis and is lobbying for legislation that would allow women with genetic diseases, such as breast cancer, to have access to genetic testing without the risk of infringing on patents.
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Inside City Hall
April 14, 2011 -- New York 1
Michael McMahon appeared on the NY1 show “Inside City Hall” to discuss the federal budget.
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Morning Show with Ron Daniels
April 14, 2011 -- WWRL
Michael McMahon did a live radio interview to discuss the federal budget. He appeared alongside fellow former Congressman Joseph Sestak.
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News In Brief
April 11, 2011 -- New York Law Journal
Michael McMahon's arrival at Herrick is noted in the New York Law Journal article "News In Brief."
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Herrick Snags Ex-NY Rep. For Gov't Relations Group
April 7, 2011 -- Law 360
Michael McMahon's arrival at Herrick is noted in "Herrick Snags Ex-NY Rep. For Gov't Relations Group," which ran in several Law 360 publications.
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Where Are They Now?
April 6, 2011 -- City Room, the blog of The New York Times
Michael McMahon's arrival at Herrick -- where he joins Kevin Fullington, former mayoral liaison to the City Council, and fellow former U.S. Representative Elizabeth Holtzman -- is noted here. The story notes that Herrick is apparently the only New York City law firm with two former members of Congress among its attorneys, and notes that Mike McMahon will be practicing in our government relations group.
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Consultants Corner
February 28, 2011 -- NY1's Inside City Hall
Kevin Fullington appeared on the “Consultants Corner” segment of NY1's Inside City Hall. He analyzes Mayor Bloomberg's efforts to convince state legislators to amend the process by which some of the city's teachers are laid off, as well as other mayoral initiatives.
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Wise Guys Show
February 2011 -- NY1
Liz Holtzman made two appearances on the “Wise Guys Show.” She was joined by former U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato and former State Comptroller Carl McCall to discuss the state and federal budget fight and other issues.
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Report Details Ties Between US And Ex-Nazis
December 11, 2010 -- Associated Press & NPR
Liz Holtzman is quoted in “Report Details Ties Between US And Ex-Nazis,” an article about declassified CIA files that indicate that US intelligence officials went to great lengths to protect a Ukrainian fascist leader and suspected Nazi collaborator from prosecution after World War II. Liz says that releasing the files is a mark of governmental and national courage.
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Real estate after the midterm 'shellacking': What will the new governor, new AG and new Congress mean for NYC real estate?
December 2010 -- The Real Deal
In a six-professional Q&A, Kevin Fullington the prospects for New York commercial real estate following the midterm elections. Kevin analyzes a variety of issues, including the value of the 421a tax abatement program, what the new attorney general might do regarding real estate, and the likelihood that Governor-elect Cuomo will treat developers kindly.
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Newtown Creek ready for a scrub: Recent Superfund designation seen as positive, but effort will take 20 years
October 17, 2010 -- Crain's New York Business
Louis Evans discusses what information the EPA seeks when it sends inquiries to businesses at or near a Superfund site, in this story on the commercial effects of Superfund designation.
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Fighting for Art Justice: Lawyer Howard Spiegler helps clients reclaim stolen works of art
July 26, 2010 -- Voice of America
Howard Spiegler's art-recovery practice is profiled in this radio and on-line story. The six-minute radio clip and on-line written story focus on Howard's -- and Herrick, Feinstein's -- triumphs in recovering looted and stolen art, particularly pieces stolen by the Nazis during the Holocaust era.
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Shirley Sherrod and the Dark History of Baker County
July 22, 2010 -- Huffington Post
Elizabeth Holtzman, who as a law student in the Sixties worked with a civil rights lawyer in racially charged cases in southwest Georgia, describes what the atmosphere was like in Baker County and why, in her view, Shirley Sherrod is a hero.
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‘Transformative’ Brooklyn MXD Clears Hurdle
July 1, 2010 -- GlobeSt.com
Mitch Korbey is quoted discussing the unanimous approval of the Domino Sugar Development by the New York City Council's Land Use Committee. In the article, Mitch calls the mixed development plan for Domino a transformative one for the Williamsburg, Brooklyn waterfront neighborhood that has long been home to vacant property and empty lots.
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A.G. Hopefuls Ramp Up Campaigns Despite Lack of Announcement From Cuomo
April 30, 2010 -- New York Law Journal
Elizabeth Holtzman's exploration of a run for New York State Attorney General is noted in this story.
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Ripe for Conversion
April-May 2010 -- NYinc
Mitchell Korbey analyzes the rezoning of much of New York City and cites certain neighborhoods where the zoning changes have been most prevalent. He notes that over the last decade, an area as big as some mid-sized cities -- Providence, RI, for instance, or Newark, NJ -- was rezoned, sometimes for contextual purposes and sometimes to keep current with how the city's land is used.
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Developers jump on program to restart stalled projects
March 25, 2010 -- Crain's New York Business.com
Zoning and land use partner Mitch Korbey extolls the benefits for developers and neighborhoods of a Department of Buildings initiative -- enabled by a local law passed late last year -- that allows developers to re-start stalled projects quickly, without waiting months for the city to re-approve zoning or other special permits. The story notes that the city's plan recognizes that even competent developers are hamstrung by a weak economy.
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With new subway, massive eyesores: As long-awaited Second Avenue subway becomes a reality, Upper East Siders cringe at giant utility structures also planned
December 2009 -- The Real Deal
Richard Bass describes negotiations with the MTA on behalf of property owners, businesses and co-op and condo boards affected by the Second Avenue subway as relatively cordial, given how much disruption the project is causing on the East Side. This story notes that Herrick is representing a large number of clients along the route of the subway.
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Team Lazio: Getting the Pataki, Romney Band Back Together
September 16, 2009 -- New York Daily News.com
The "Daily Politics" column in the Daily News' on-line version notes that Kevin Fullington, co-chair of our government relations practice group, has taken a leave of absence to become campaign manager for Rick Lazio, who is running for governor of New York.
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More financial fraud cases seen after US overhaul
June 17, 2009 -- Reuters
The proposed U.S. financial regulatory overhaul, which gives added power to the SEC and other regulators and which broadens definitions of misconduct by those in the financial services sector, will probably lead to more investigations and prosecutions, Steven Feldman says. The increased scrutiny and changed definitions of what constitutes violations will affect the criminal and civil litigation landscapes, he says.
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Target Madoff
May 23, 2009 -- Fox News Channel
Therese Doherty discusses clawbacks, and our client Phyllis Molchatsky discusses her action against the SEC, in this one-hour documentary on the Bernard Madoff scandal.
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Victim Assistance: A novel legal complaint against the SEC could win Madoff victims a government bailout -- and a backlash from taxpayers
May 2009 -- NYinc
In the inaugural issue of this publication, Howard Elisofon and our client Phyllis Molchatsky discuss why they have commenced an action against the SEC to recover money lost in the Madoff swindle.
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Name That Dog Park: Suffolk Courts Deals for Cash
March 22, 2009 -- New York Times
In a story about one county's plan to sell naming rights to its parks and beaches, Matthew Pace says government's need for money, people's need for free recreation, and advertisers' needs to reach consumers in non-traditional ways make the plan logical. He cautions, however, that advertisers' images and the facilities' images must mesh well and that government should reserve the right to strike deals if scandal hits the advertiser.
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Caped Crusaders of the Courts: Top N.J. judges lift ban on advertising ‘Super Lawyer’ status
January 26, 2009 -- NJBiz
Rachel Engelstein analyzes the pros and cons of a recent New Jersey Supreme Court ruling that allows law firms to include in their advertising and marketing that they were named by magazines to elite lists of attorneys.
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The President and His BlackBerry: Much Ado About Something?
January 14, 2009 -- E-Commerce Times
Ronald Levine applies the advice he gives his corporate clients about the possible dangers of blackberry use to President-elect Obama's well-chronicled affinity for using his blackberry.
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Lifting the Lid-Madoff clients fear getting shut out of refunds
January 8, 2009 -- Reuters
Howard Elisofon analyzes the hurdles that some Madoff victims may face as they seek redress from SIPC, and some strategies that might help them get relief.
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Herrick is significantly strengthening its Land Use and Zoning Practice with the promotion of Mitch Korbey to partner
January 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Mitch is an accomplished urban planner and land use attorney with more than 20 years of experience in land use, zoning, environmental and governmental affairs.
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The Madoff Agenda
December 31, 2008 -- CNBC's Power Lunch
David Rosenfield, in a live appearance during the trading day, analyzes which of Madoff's victims will have access to relief from SIPC, Madoff's likely disclosures to federal authorities about his remaining assets, whether he likely acted alone, and whether an insanity defense might fly.
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CRE Clarifies Its Fed Request
December 23, 2008 -- GlobeSt.com
Elizabeth Holtzman analyzes the obstacles that commercial real estate entities might face -- and how they might overcome them -- as they seek federal rescue money to prop up their flagging industry.
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Gov. blasts all-male slate for chief judge
December 3, 2008 -- Crain's New York Daily Alert
Elizabeth Holtzman supports Governor Paterson for criticizing a nominating commission that did not include any women on its seven-person list of possible candidates for chief judge of the Court of Appeals. State law requires the governor to choose a chief judge from among those nominated by the commission, and the governor -- and Liz -- expressed dismay that the commission did not include any women.
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What if GM goes broke?
November 19, 2008 -- MSN Money
Stephen Selbst is quoted on the possible impacts of a bankruptcy filing by General Motors, including diminution of wages and pension payments.
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Hudson River Park Board Weighs Proposals for 15th Street Pier Development
November 19, 2008 -- The New York Times
This story notes that our client, Youngwoo & Associates, is proposing a $191 million pier project at the western terminus of 15th Street in Chelsea. The proposal includes a new home for a major auction house, a contemporary cultural center consisting of art galleries and concert space, public access to the waterfront, and a large public market similar to Seattle's Pike Place.
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Some local auto dealers urge lawmakers to rescue industry
November 14, 2008 -- The Boston Globe
In this story about New England-based auto dealers lobbying lawmakers to rescue the auto manufacturing industry, Stephen Selbst opines that each of the Big 3 has too many dealerships. He predicts that larger auto dealerships will survive but smaller ones will perish.
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Automakers & Bankruptcy
November 11, 2008 -- CNBC Reports
Stephen Selbst is part of a live, primetime panel analyzing what bankruptcy would mean to the Big 3 American automakers and the ancillary industries that supply them. He touches on the need for a government rescue package, possible job loss, ERISA/pension issues, historical perspective, consumer confidence and warranties.
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Instruments of Finance -- And Confusion
September 28, 2008 -- The Star-Ledger
Stephen Selbst is quoted in a front-page story on issues related to the $700 billion bailout/rescue -- what the fund's prospectus would look like, and the skepticism it would trigger, if there were a prospectus.
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Politics Threaten Federal Rescue Plan
September 25, 2008 -- GlobeSt.com
Elizabeth Holtzman is quoted in a story on the $700 billion plan to rescue struggling Wall Street firms, opining that Congressional insistence on oversight, transparency and possible judicial review is necessary and not driven by partisan politics.
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Cracking Down on Shoddy Condos
July 2008 -- The Real Deal
Doug Heller is quoted in an article on the attorney general's office's effectiveness in reviewing condo offering plans and enforcing codes.
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New Mixed-Use Building in SoHo HD Approved
June 15, 2008 -- Cityland
Mitch Korbey is mentioned regarding his successful representation of Rocksprings before the City Planning Commission.
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Cuomo Cracks Down on NY Real Estate Fraud
May 7, 2008 -- Crain's New York Business
Doug Heller is quoted on initiatives of the Attorney General's Real Estate Finance Board to review condo plans more quickly and enforce habitability issues.
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Stringer Honors Holtzman
March 25, 2008 -- Daily News
Elizabeth Holtzman is the subject of an article noting that Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer honored her as part of the celebration of Women’s History Month.
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Carrion Assembles Advisers for Comptroller Campaign
March 7, 2008 -- The New York Sun
Elizabeth Holtzman is the subject of an article about her serving as co-chair of Adolfo Carrion's city comptroller campaign.
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Two More Co-Chairs for Carrion
March 6, 2008 -- The New York Observer
Elizabeth Holtzman is the subject of an article about her serving as co-chair of Adolfo Carrion's campaign for city comptroller.
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Grandmother Fights for Nazi-stolen Art
February 20, 2008 -- The Journal News
Elizabeth Holtzman is quoted in an article about attempts by her client Martha Nierenberg to reclaim family paintings that were stolen by the Nazis.
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Endless Task: Keeping Unions Clean
February 10, 2008 -- The New York Times
Milton Mollen is quoted in a story about his work to keep organized crime out of a Teamsters local. The story noted that under his direction, about 50 officers and members were expelled from the union.
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Monumental Mission
February 2008 -- Smithsonian Magazine
Charles Goldstein is quoted in an article about the scale of cultural theft by the Nazis during World War II.
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Eyewitness News
January 13, 2008 -- ABC
Elizabeth Holtzman discusses why women should vote for Hillary Clinton in the presidential race.
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Government Relations counsel Liz Holtzman selected as a member of the 2008 DirectWomen Board Institute
December 1, 2007 -- DirectWomen Board Institute
Government Relations counsel Liz Holtzman was selected as a member of the 2008 DirectWomen Board Institute, the goal of which is "to position an elite group of exceptional senior women lawyers for service as directors of major U.S. corporations."
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Domino Developers $weet on Lobbyists
October 5, 2007 -- New York Post
This story notes Herrick's involvement as counsel and government relations specialist on behalf of clients CPC Resources and Isaac Kataan in connection with their development of the Domino Sugar factory in Brooklyn.
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Landmark Status Is Approved for Domino Refinery in Brooklyn
September 26, 2007
This article examines the attempt by Herrick's client Community Preservation Corporation Resources to develop residential units at the Domino Sugar factory site in Brooklyn, and how that attempt intersects with the site being granted landmark status.
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Sweet Success: W'burg's Domino Plant Landmarked
September 26, 2007 -- New York Post
This article examines the attempt by Herrick's client Community Preservation Corporation Resources to develop residential units at the Domino Sugar factory site in Brooklyn, and how that attempt intersects with the site being granted landmark status.
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Sugar Factory Named Landmark
September 25, 2007 -- The New York Sun
This article examines the attempt by Herrick's client Community Preservation Corporation Resources to develop residential units at the Domino Sugar factory site in Brooklyn, and how that attempt intersects with the site being granted landmark status.
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Events For September
September 25, 2007 -- The New York Observer
This article examines the attempt by Herrick's client Community Preservation Corporation Resources to develop residential units at the Domino Sugar factory site in Brooklyn, and how that attempt intersects with the site being granted landmark status.
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Realty Law Digest
September 19, 2007 -- New York Law Journal
Mark Levine is quoted regarding the need for purchasers of real estate to consult with land use counsel prior to going to contract if they intend to develop the property further or alter its current use, or if changes to prevailing zoning would affect the property's value.
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2,400 New Residential Units on Brooklyn Waterfront: Supporters, Opponents About Equal at Domino Project Scoping Session
August 2, 2007 -- Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Mark Levine is quoted in this story about community reaction to a plan to develop residential units at the site of the Domino Sugar factory in Brooklyn.
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Congress’ War on Wealth
July 11, 2007 -- CNBC
Irwin Latner discusses, on live network television, the merits and pitfalls of various levels of government regulation of hedge funds.
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Show Will Feature Paintings Looted by Nazis
July 1, 2007 -- The New York Times
Larry Kaye is mentiioned in a story about an art exhibit that was to feature paintings looted by the Nazis. The story noted that the exhibit pointed out not only the caliber of much of looted art, but also the decades-long struggle that some rightful owners face when trying to recover valuable art that was misappropriated.
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Debating the Benefits of Eminent Domain
April 15, 2007 -- The Record of Hackensack
Scott Mollen is quoted on how the U.S. Supreme Court eminent domain ruling in Kelo did not create a license for abuse, and that private developer involvement is often necessary to accomplish projects that serve important public purposes.
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Bill Rips Times' Hill Bashing
March 16, 2007 -- New York Post
Elizabeth Holtzman is mentioned for having attended a fundraiser for Hilary Clinton at the apartment of prominent mortgage executive Keith Kantrowitz.
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Recovered Artworks Heading to Auction
February 22, 2007 -- The New York Times
Larry Kaye is quoted regarding the sale of more than 100 Old Master pictures from the famed Goudstikker collection by Herrick's client, Marei von Saher, Goudstikker's sole heir. Kaye notes that although the works were recovered after having been looted, they represented only a fraction of the valuable artwork that was pilfered.
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An art trove, looted by the Nazis and recovered, is going on sale
February 22, 2007 -- International Herald Tribune
Larry Kaye is quoted on the recovery from the Dutch government and sale of 100 Old Master pictures from the collection of the famed Dutch art dealer Jacques Goudstikker, whose collection was looted by the Nazis. Herrick represented Goudstikker's lone heir, Marie von Saher, in the recovery of the art and its sale.
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Realty Law Digest
February 7, 2007 -- New York Law Journal
Mitch Korbey is quoted on pre-application conferences.
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Builder Licensing Bill Heads For Approval
November 2006 -- The Real Deal
Kevin Fullington is quoted in a story regarding new rules that would regulate developers of one-, two- and three-family homes in New York.