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  • The Graber Law Firm obtained pre-answer dismissal of fraud, conspiracy and negligent misrepresentation claims in a case brought by white shoe litigation firm Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison.

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Bondoc v. Sklar, Supreme Court, N.Y. Co., Scarpulla, J.

  • The Graber Law Firm obtained summary judgment for the owner of a major commercial property against a tenant that attempted to repudiate a long-term lease.

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Eugene v. Worldwide Auto Supply, Inc., Supreme Court, Westchester Co., Scheinkman, J.

  • The Graber Law Firm appealed dismissal of an investor’s claims against the underwriter of a mortgage to a ponzi scheme operator.  A unanimous First Department reinstated the complaint based on our first impression interpretation of the common interest privilege.

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Levy v. Arbor Commercial Funding, LLC, 138 A.D.3d 561 (1st Dept. 2016)
  • The Graber Law Firm defended a real estate development company sued by investors for misrepresentation and breach of contract after purchasing a $13.6 million apartment complex that went into foreclosure.  We won dismissal of all claims.

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HF Lexington KY LLC v. Wildcat Synergy Manager LLC, 35 Misc.3d 1210(A) (Supreme Court, N.Y. Co., Fried, J.)

  • The Graber Law Firm won dismissal of all claims against a bank that was alleged to have improperly withheld disputed trust funds.  The bank was also awarded all of the attorneys’ fees and expenses it had incurred while defending the case.

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Stambolski v. IDB Bank, Supreme Court, N.Y. Co., Singh, J.

  • In a bitter family dispute over ownership of a business, The Graber Law Firm brought an emergency dissolution proceeding that ended with our client receiving a buyout for all of his shares at a price several times higher than a valuation expert had determined it was worth.

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Khahera v. Khahera, Supreme Court, Queens Co., Kitzes, J.

  • The Graber Law Firm obtained full recovery for a hedge fund that paid a sizable retainer to a corporate development firm that did not perform as promised.

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Tap Advisors, LLC v. The Gerson Group, LLC, Supreme Court, N.Y. Co., Madden, J.

  • The Graber Law Firm won dismissal and discharge of a mechanic’s lien filed by a contractor after our client refused to pay for shoddy construction work on their midtown headquarters.

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Israel Discount Bank of New York v. Premier Woodcraft Ltd., Supreme Court, N.Y. Co., Mendez, J.

  • The Graber Law Firm represented an individual that embezzled several hundred thousand dollars from an employer. Although facing a maximum of 15 years in prison, we negotiated an extremely favorable plea deal.

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Newsday: DA: Ex-bookkeeper admits stealing over $316,000 from contractor

Newsday: Former Bookkeeper pleads guilty to stealing more than $300G

  • The Graber Law Firm was retained by a security company to bring suit against a major accounting firm after its CFO embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars which it alleged the accountants failed to discover during their annual review.  Through two rounds of dismissal motions where they argued they had no legal duty to identify the errant transactions, the Court sustained our client’s claim for fraud.

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Gold Leaf Security Inc. v. Behanna, Supreme Court, N.Y. County, Ramos, J.

  • The Graber Law Firm was retained to pursue derivative claims on behalf of Tau Epsilon Phi (TEP), a national fraternity founded at Columbia in 1910, against its board of directors after the organization refused to hold an annual meeting and election for more than a decade while the officers’ salaries more than doubled.  Despite the fact that similar claims brought by a different law firm had been dismissed less than 2 years earlier, we persuaded the court to appoint former Attorney General Robert Abrams as receiver, resulting in a settlement which provided for the resignation of the full board and recovery of monetary damages for the fraternity.  The firm is particularly proud of the results in this matter of first impression, and as Daniel Graber was quoted by the New York Times: “All I can say is this a great achievement for TEP, which has emerged from its death bed to look forward to 100 more years of greatness.”

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NY Times: TEP, Founded 100 Years Ago at Columbia, Is Convulsed by a Lawsuit

NY Times: Courthouse Confidential

NY Times:  Settlement Ends Bitter Infighting at a Fraternity

Washington Monthly: Fratastic Governance

TEP Settlement Agreement

  • The Graber Law Firm was hired by a large nonprofit foundation to defend a lawsuit brought by New York’s Attorney General alleging mismanagement and fraud, and asked the court to immediately shut down the organization.  The AG attempted to litigate the case in the media, including at a press conference held by AG Andrew Cuomo himself.  After a multi-day hearing which was televised live, we persuaded the court to deny the AG’s request.

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NY Times: Immigrant-Services Groups and Their Founder Are Frauds, Suit Says

NY Daily News: Immigrant big Edward Juarez stole American Dream, AG Cuomo says

  • The Graber Law Firm defended a bank against allegations that a multi-million dollar trust fund had been misappropriated.  We won dismissal of all claims before answering, and then convinced an appellate court to uphold the decision.

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Gonik v. Israel Discount Bank of New York, 80 A.D.3d 437, 914 N.Y.S.2d 63 (1st Dept. 2011)

  • The Graber Law Firm was substituted as counsel on the eve of trial in a dispute between partners over a real estate investment.  The other side refused to make any pre-trial settlement offer.  We secured a full verdict in our client’s favor after trial, and the decision pointed to the admissions we were able to elicit while cross-examining the main defense witness.
  • The Graber Law Firm was retained by an Australian businessman falsely accused of rape by a maid at a New York hotel.

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NY Post: International Businessman Falsely Charged with Rape

  • The Graber Law Firm was asked to bring an emergency motion to release millions of dollars held in multiple operating accounts by a national real estate developer after a major bank attempted to freeze the funds to secure a disputed line of credit.  Despite being represented by an army of attorneys from a multinational law firm, the Judge chastised the bank for acting improperly and granted our client’s request in full.
  • The Graber Law Firm represented a defendant in an enterprise corruption prosecution arising out of identity theft and bank fraud. The investigation, which had gone on over a year and involved hundreds of hours of recorded telephone conversations, resulted in more than 200 felony counts on three separate indictments against our client. Each indictment carried a possible penalty of 20 years in prison. Graber PLLC negotiated a plea deal which kept our client out of prison.
  • The Graber Law Firm represented a retailer accused of discrimination by the Human Rights Commission.  We negotiated a very favorable settlement to the matter on the eve of trial with no admission of liability.
  • The Graber Law Firm convinced a New York prosecutor’s office to dismiss all charges against a college professor accused of felony assault by conducting a thorough investigation and uncovering evidence that the alleged victim was lying.
  • The Graber Law Firm negotiated the dismissal of felony charges against a man accused of rape after reviewing thousands of pages of records with an expert and discovering significant discrepancies in the story.

More representative matters:

People v. Quadrozzi, 55 A.D. 3d 93 – N.Y.: App. Div., 2d Dept.

United States v. Stathakis, 320 Fed. Appx. 74 – 2d  Cir. Ct. of Appeals

Diversified Carting, Inc. v. City of New York, Dist. Ct., S.D.N.Y.