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Richard Y. Im: profile
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Richard Y. Im concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation with a particular focus on the real estate industry. Richard has extensive experience litigating real estate matters, including commercial foreclosures, lender liability claims, title issues, contract and joint venture disputes, construction claims, Lien Law issues, priority disputes and brokerage matters. Richard also represents lenders and hedge funds in connection with the acquisition and sale of distressed debt, loan workouts, restructurings and foreclosures. Richard also defends major manufacturers in complex product liability claims.

Richard received his law degree from St. John's University School of Law and his bachelor's degree from Boston University. While at St. John's, Richard was an Articles and Notes Editor of the St. John's Law Review and served as a judicial intern for Judge Robert P. Patterson, Jr. in the Southern District of New York, and Judge Frank X. Altimari in the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Recent Matters of Note:
Mercedes Benz USA and Mercedes Benz Manhattan - Various
Representation of Mercedes Benz USA and Mercedes Benz Manhattan in cases involving products manufactured and sold by the companies, as well as in commercial matters, including lemon law claims, construction contract disputes, antitrust matters and employment claims.
2007
Iqbal v. Five M. LLC - Finger Building Dispute
Representation of Iqbal LLC in a hard-fought and much-publicized battle between developers over the controversial "Finger Building" in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Herrick won a decisive victory, forcing the defendants to reduce the size of their proposed building by six stories in height -- a major victory that tipped the balance in that litigation. (Iqbal v. Five M. LLC (Slip Op. Kings Co. 2007))
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