August 30, 2016

Arkin Solbakken LLP Successfully Defends ERISA Decision Before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals

On August 30, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit confirmed that putative plaintiff failed to adequately allege that Arkin Solbakken LLP’s client fell within the purview of ERISA’s definition of a fiduciary.  The Court of Appeals further determined that the Complaint failed to articulate facts that would allow for the plausible inference of aiding and abetting liability.  All counts filed against AS LLP’s client were dismissed.
August 22, 2016

Robert Angelillo has joined the online faculty for CLE provider Lawline

Robert Angelillo has joined the online faculty for CLE provider Lawline and presented his first program, Navigating the Minefield of the New York Lien Law, on July 22, 2016.  Click here for further information about the presentation. Below are two clips from the presentation: Intro to Mechanics’ Liens   Private Liens  
August 18, 2016

Robert C. Angelillo to be CLE Faculty Panelist

Robert C. Angelillo will be joining the faculty panel for the CLE program “Litigating Construction Project Disputes – 201” at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036, on October 17, 2016, 6-9 P.M.
August 16, 2016

Arkin Solbakken LLP Successfully Defeats TRO Sought Against its Corporate Client

On August 15, 2016, after oral argument in New York Supreme Court, Arkin Solbakken LLP successfully defeated the effort of dissident shareholders of its corporate client to impose a Temporary Restraining Order curtailing the authority of the company’s officers and directors.  In a ruling from the bench, the trial court agreed that a restraining order would inequitably curtail management’s authority and concluded that no aspect of the petition would allow for the stringent form of relief sought.
July 14, 2016

Arkin and Solbakken Named 2016 New York Metro SuperLawyers, Davidian Selected as Rising Star

Stanley S. Arkin and Lisa C. Solbakken were selected to the 2016 New York Metro SuperLawyers list of Super Lawyers magazine.  Deana Davidian was selected as Rising Star.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, with selection based upon independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
July 5, 2016

Arkin Solbakken LLP Obtains Summary Judgment In Favor of Investment Bank Client

On June 2, 2016, Arkin Solbakken LLP successfully obtained judgment as a matter of law in favor if its client, a leading investment bank.  In ruling in the bank’s favor, the Court summarily rejected defendants’ claim that the bank failed to perform under the parties’ contract, finding instead that the contract unambiguously required payment.