Tom’s Recent Successes

Established Validity of Right of Way

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

Successfully Challenged Transfer of Assets as Fraudulent

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

Negotiated Favorable Settlement in Quiet Title Action

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

Successfully Defended Title Insurance Underwriter in Breach of Policy Action

Awarded summary judgment dismissing the insured’s claims for breach of contract, negligence, and gross negligence against the title insurance underwriter on the grounds that the insurer did not breach the policy or any other alleged duty

Represented Sellers in Action to Rescind Brokerage Commission Agreement

Obtained a favorable settlement for sellers in an action seeking to rescind a brokerage commission agreement for alleged fraud and breach of fiduciary duty

Represented Out-of-Possession Owners in Partition Action

Obtained favorable settlement on behalf of out-of-possession real property owners in action to partition real property occupied by another co-owner, resulting in the private sale of the property

Represented Lender against Lien Priority Attack

Obtained favorable settlement for lender in mortgage foreclosure action in which judgment creditor defendants sought judgment declaring their alleged judgment liens superior in priority to the lender’s mortgage

Represented Real Estate Company in Construction Damage Action

Obtained favorable settlement for real estate company owner of New York City mixed-use building allegedly damaged by nearby demolition activity

Represented Judgment Creditor in Sale of Judgment

Obtained money judgment for lender against defaulting borrower, leading to the recovery of a substantial settlement

Obtained Favorable Settlement of Breach of Life Insurance Policy Action

Successfully moved to amend the complaint to assert a claim against the life insurer for violation of New York General Business Law Section 349, leading to the recovery of a favorable mediation settlement on behalf of the widow and the infant children of a man who died before the issuance of the policy

Obtained Favorable Settlement in Action Alleging Breach of Agency Agreement

Obtained favorable settlement for title insurance underwriter in action against the insurer’s limited agent seeking indemnification for losses caused by the agent’s issuance of a title insurance policy that insured over an alleged fraudulent satisfaction of mortgage

Obtained Dismissal of Action Alleging Fraud

Negotiated voluntary dismissal of an action alleging fraud against a company, without the company making any payment.

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