Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends:
Given the challenges over the last year, we are especially pleased to share with you some highlights for Levin-Epstein & Associates, P.C. in 2022. The firm was featured in the New York Post for our work on behalf of a renowned cocktail bar and Manhattan landlord as defendants in a case brought under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ((42 U.S.C. § 12182(a)) by a serial litigant whose lawyer was indicted for identity theft during our case. The New York Post’s article titled “How We Fought New York’s No. 1 Harassment Lawyer – and Won” credited our firm’s work for small businesses and landlords targeted in extortionist lawsuits nominally brought under the ADA. Several of our firm’s cases were featured in the New York Law Journal’s column titled Decision of Interest, covering significant, precedent-setting legal cases.
Our commercial contingency practice successfully resolved several plaintiffs’-side cases that dealt with complex commercial issues. The favorable results obtained in these commercial contingency cases against top-tier law firms demonstrate our firm’s capability and wherewithal to support contingency cases. To the extent that you or any of your colleagues have cases where a contingency arrangement makes financial sense, please contact us to assess the potential for a mutually productive collaborative relationship regarding referral arrangements with participation fees for commercial contingency cases and plaintiffs’-side employment cases.
We want to thank you for contributing to our continued success. You know us, you know our experience, and you know the quality of our work. We would be most grateful to be retained in these areas, among others:
- litigation before trial or appellate courts or administrative bodies, especially matters involving real estate, partnership disputes, and creditors' rights;
- litigation avoidance - the crucial effort to negotiate agreements to resolve disputes before they cross the threshold of the courthouse;
- domestic and international arbitration and mediations;
- bankruptcy litigation and creditors' rights work, including avoidance actions, preference actions, discharge and dischargeability actions;
- employment litigation in all aspects of employment law, including issues involving restrictive covenants and trade secrets, wage-and-hour issues, Fair Labor Standards Act issues, and breach of contract issues;
- business divorce litigation, including contested stock valuations, derivative actions and other disputes between owners of closely held business corporations;
- counseling and strategic planning that defy easy categorization, requiring a deep understanding of the pertinent legal issues and also of the business (and sometimes personal) considerations that must be taken into account to reach a favorable outcome; and\
- representing investors, restaurateurs, restaurant management companies, and chefs in New York City's hospitality sector..
With heartfelt good wishes for a healthy, happy and productive year, we remain,