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New associate joins KMH.  Matthew Blum joined the firm as its newest lawyer in August 2018.  Matt brings a wealth of litigation experience to KMH, including significant trial work.  Click here to view his bio.

KMH wins case on summary judgment for client, June 2018 — a New York State trial court recently awarded summary judgment to KMH’s client, a corporate “member” of a limited liability company, on its claim against an accounting firm for misuse of the LLC’s funds.  The amount awarded was a significant seven-figure sum.  The ruling is particularly noteworthy because, while KMH’s client sued derivatively on behalf of the LLC, the court awarded judgment in favor of the firm’s client, rather than the LLC itself, due to wrongdoing by others associated with the LLC.  Scott Himes handled the representation from its commencement in 2015 through the June 2018 argument on the motion. The case is Human Nature Las Vegas Inc. v. Scott Gildea, Gildea & Ivanis LLP and Daniel Choueka, Index No. 653611/2015, Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York (Justice Melissa A. Crane).

Speaking Engagement, Scott M. Himes, “The ‘How To’ of Successful Motion Practice: Practical Advice and Tips,” New York City Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education program, May 23, 2018

Publication, Scott M. Himes, “The Essence of Litigating Successfully: ‘Communicating Your Story Credibly,'” New York Law Journal, May 8, 2018

Speaking Engagement, Bryan W. Kishner, “Never Lose A Deal,” for Cornerstone Land Abstract, Continuing Education Course, New York, New York, March 15, 2018

Speaking Engagement, Bryan W. Kishner, “Townhouse, Condominium and Cooperative Due Diligence,” for Assured Abstract Services, LLC, Continuing Education Seminar, New York, New York, November 17, 2017

KMH adds new associate. In October 2017, Morgan Maples joined the firm as our fifth associate. Morgan adds to the firm’s depth in both our real estate and litigation practice capabilities. Click here to view her bio.

KMH Lawyers Named Super Lawyers. In October 2017, Scott M. Himes was selected to 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers in Business Litigation. He has been selected for Super Lawyers annually for many years. Published annually, Super Lawyers selects the top five percent of leading professionals in a geographic area who have attained a high degree of peer recognition, as well as excellence in their practice area

For the second consecutive year, Justin Weitzman was recognized in 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, in Labor & Employment Law

Joseph Loloi was also recognized in 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, in Real Estate

Speaking Engagement, Bryan W. Kishner, “Townhouse, Condominium and Cooperative Due Diligence,” for Wells Fargo and Assured Abstract, LLC, September 11, 2017

Speaking Engagement, Bryan W. Kishner, “Working with Your Attorney: Practical Tips for a Quick Contract Signing and Easy Closing,” for Langdon Title Agency, Continuing Education Seminar, New York, New York, November 10, 2016

Speaking Engagement, Bryan W. Kishner, “The New York Real Estate Transaction – Everything You Need to Know from Pre-Contract to Closing,” for Langdon Title Agency, Continuing Education Seminar, New York, New York, October 27, 2016

Publication, Scott M. Himes, “The CFTC Turns to Insider Trading Enforcement,” The Journal of Investment Compliance, July 2016

Publication, Scott M. Himes, “‘Modified’ Business Judgment Rule for Going-Private Transactions,” New York Law Journal, May 24, 2016

Speaking Engagement, Bryan W. Kishner, “Investing in Condominium and Cooperative Apartments – The Purchase & Sale of Residential Property in New York,” for Wells Fargo and Title Vest Agency, May 19, 2016

Publication, Scott M. Himes, co-author, “Courts Allow States to Regulate Out-of-State Internet Financial Services Providers,” Conference on Consumer Finance Law, Quarterly Report, Vol. 69, No. 1, April 2016

Speaking Engagement, Bryan W. Kishner, “The New York Real Estate Transaction: What You Need to Know from Pre-Contract to Closing,” for Langdon Title Agency, Continuing Education Seminar, New York, New York, March 31, 2016

Publication, Scott M. Himes, co-author, “The Quagmire of the ‘Dual Fiduciary,’” New York Law Journal, March 24, 2016

Publication, Scott M. Himes, “Best Practices For Motions Brief Writing: Part 2,” Law360, March 7, 2016

Publication, Scott M. Himes, “Best Practices For Motions Brief Writing: Part 1,” Law360, March 4, 2016

Speaking Engagement, Bryan W. Kishner, “Condominium Offering Plans: A Broker’s Perspective,” for Langdon Title Agency Continuing Education Seminar, New York, New York, October 29, 2015

Speaking Engagement, Bryan W. Kishner, “New Condominium Development Rights Issues,” in conjunction with MANAR/TitleVest Agency, New York, New York, October 29, 2015

Speaking Engagement, Bryan W. Kishner, “New Condominium Development and Its Unique Issues,” for Langdon Title Agency Continuing Education Seminar, New, York, New York, September 17, 2015

Speaking Engagement, Bryan W. Kishner, “Owning the Sky in New York: Fundamentals of Zoning Lot Mergers and Transfers of Development Rights in New York City,” Bond Brokerage Company, New York, New York, August 13, 2014

Speaking Engagement, Bryan W. Kishner, “Real Estate Matters: Unique Issues in New Condominium Construction,” for TitleVest Agency Continuing Education Seminar, New York, New York, June 12, 2014

Speaking Engagement, Bryan W. Kishner, “The Contract of Sale: How to Think Like an Attorney,” for Langdon Title Agency Continuing Education Seminar, New York, New York, March 12, 2014

Speaking Engagement, Bryan W. Kishner, “Development Rights: The Essentials,” for TitleVest Services Continuing Education Seminar, New York, New York, March 6, 2014

Speaking Engagement, Bryan W. Kishner, “Condominium Essentials,” for TitleVest Agency Continuing Education Seminar, New York, New York, February 26, 2014

Publication, Scott M. Himes, “The Amorphous ‘Personal Benefit’ Requirement for Insider Trading Tipping Liability,” Bloomberg BNA Securities Regulation & Law Report, October 21, 2013