Dear friends, clients, and colleagues:
It is my great pleasure to share with you some highlights for Levin-Epstein & Associates, P.C. in the first quarter of 2019.
The beginning of the year has been off to a busy start as our federal court practice continues to grow in-line with the increase in putative class action cases brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the continued filings of cases brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Non-compliant websites offering goods and services which are not configured for the visually impaired and cases brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, continue to represent approximately 20% of all the cases filed in the Southern District and Eastern District of New York. Thus, we have been in court – a lot!
For the third consecutive year, Joshua was selected for inclusion in the 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers List as a "Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney," a distinction awarded to only 2.5 percent of lawyers practicing in the New York metro area.
In the first quarter of this year, the firm obtained a favorable decision by the Honorable Justice Arlene P. Bluth that dismissed, with prejudice, claims against our client for unjust enrichment, constructive trust, and money received, arising out of a real estate scam orchestrated by a third-party. Our case had the distinction of being published by the New York State Law Reporting Bureau that selects important, precedent-setting trial court decisions for publication.
I hope that you continue to refer clients to us and continue to be part of our 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, restauranteurs, restaurant management companies, and chefs in New York City's hospitality sector.
With heartfelt good wishes for a healthy, happy and productive year, I remain,