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Obtained Dismissal of Complaint

(July 2019) Robyn Fearon obtained an order dismissing a complaint, which alleged that our client (a title insurer) breached an owner’s title policy by denying its insured’s claim that arose from unbilled New York City water and sewer charges.

  • Posted on: Aug 30 2019
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Established Validity of Right of Way

(July 2019) Tom Sherwood obtained favorable settlement during trial on whether right of way was terminated due to abandonment or adverse possession, resulting in judgment establishing right of way’s validity.

  • Posted on: Aug 30 2019
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Successfully Argued Appeal before Appellate Division, Second Department

(May 2019) Amy Abbandondelo successfully argued before the Appellate Division, Second Department on behalf of a junior lienholder, obtaining an order affirming the lower court’s order denying the senior lienholder default interest and late charges due to the senior lienholder’s failure to timely prosecute its mortgage foreclosure action.

  • Posted on: Aug 30 2019
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Successfully Challenged Transfer of Assets as Fraudulent

(April 2019) Tom Sherwood and Robyn Fearon obtained judgment in favor of money judgment creditor declaring that debtor’s transfer of assets into family trust violated New York Debtor and Creditor Law, and obtained further money judgment in favor of creditor against trustee of family trust.

  • Posted on: Aug 30 2019
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Obtained Dismissal of Action against Title Insurer

(April 2019) As a result of their motion for summary judgment, Amy Abbandondelo and Jim Truitt obtained the discontinuance of an action against our client (a title insurer), in which the plaintiff (a non-insured) sought indemnification and to quiet title.

  • Posted on: Aug 30 2019
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Negotiated Favorable Settlement in Quiet Title Action

(March 2019) Amy Abbandondelo and Tom Sherwood obtained a favorable settlement for a private mortgage lender in an action seeking to set aside an allegedly fraudulent deed into the lender’s borrower and to invalidate the lender’s mortgage, resulting in the lender recovering 100% of the amount due and owing under the mortgage.

  • Posted on: Aug 30 2019
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Obtained Money Judgment for Title Insurance Underwriter

(October 2018) Jim Truitt and Amy Abbandondelo successfully prosecuted an action by a title insurance underwriter against an individual seller for unjust enrichment and fraud arising from misconduct in connection with a real estate sale, resulting in a money judgment in favor of the insurer.

  • Posted on: Dec 6 2018
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Tom Sherwood Presents Seminar on Real Estate Boundary Disputes

(February 2018) Tom Sherwood presented a continuing legal education seminar at the Suffolk County Bar Association Academy of Law titled Negotiating, Neutralizing, and Nullifying Nasty Neighbors. Tom presented on the areas of acquiring, enforcing, and defending against prescriptive easements.

  • Posted on: Dec 6 2018
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