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Yankwitt LLP Attorney Cassandra Vogel Receives Westfair Inc.’s Millennial Award

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WHITE PLAINS, NY (November 25, 2019) – White Plains, New York-based law firm Yankwitt LLP has announced that attorney Cassandra Vogel has been named a recipient of the 2019 Westfair Inc. Millennial Awards. Vogel and her fellow award recipients were honored at a reception on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

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Russell Yankwitt Featured in Westchester Lawyer Member Spotlight

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Russell Yankwitt was featured in the Member Spotlight of the November issue of Westchester Lawyer magazine. The article explores a gamut of professional and personal topics, from his involvement in the WCBA to why he started his business and much more. An informative and entertaining read.

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Yankwitt LLP Prevails in First Department Appeal and Secures Dismissal of Case for its Hospitality Clients

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Yankwitt LLP successfully appealed the trial court's denial of its hospitality clients' motion for summary judgment in a breach of contract and unjust enrichment action, securing dismissal of the action in its entirety.

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Yankwitt LLP Named Best Law Firm by 914 Inc. Magazine

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WHITE PLAINS, NY (September 13, 2019) - White Plains, New York-based law firm Yankwitt LLP has announced that it received the Best Law Firm award at 914Inc.'s inaugural Best of Business awards reception held at the Crowne Plaza hotel in White Plains.

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Westchester Lawyer Publishes 10 Employment Law Issues Every Employer Should Know by Michael Reed

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Westchester Lawyer published the article, 10 Employment Law Issues Every Employer Should Know, by Yankwitt LLP attorney Michael Reed in its October 2019 issue. Employers in Westchester County must comply with the federal, state, county and local employment laws.

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Russell Yankwitt Named a Gold Client Champion by Martindale-Hubbell and Lawyers.com

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Russell Yankwitt has been named a Gold Client Champion by Martindale-Hubbell and its sister website Lawyers.com for receiving positive client reviews.

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Michael Reed Featured in Westchester Lawyer Magazine

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Michael Reed was featured in the Member Spotlight of the July issue of Westchester Lawyer. The article delves into Michael's personal and professional life and his invovlement with the Westchester County Bar Association.

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The Extraterritorial Reach of the NJLAD

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Reprinted with permission from the July 2019 issue of the New Jersey Law Journal. © 2019 ALM Media Properties, LLC. Further duplication without permission is prohibited. All rights reserved.

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Westchester Lawyer Publishes Article by Michael Reed that Examines Andryeyeva v. New York Health Care

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When it comes to the minimum wage, there are usually two different perspectives. On the one hand, people argue that employees need to be paid a living wage. On the other hand, people argue that if businesses have to pay more, they will hire fewer employees or close their doors. This tension is front and center in the recent Andryeyeva v. New York Health Care litigation involving home health aides ("HHAs").1

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The New York Law Journal published the article, "Controlling Litigation Costs: Automatic Trial Stays Pending Appeal of a Summary Judgment Denial," by partners Russell Yankwitt and Dina Hamerman in the October 4, 2019, issue of the newspaper. In the article, Russell and Dina suggest a way to alleviate the strain on plaintiffs and defendants and overburdened trial courts is to amend the New York Consolidated Laws, Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR) to encourage discretionary stays of the underlying trial while an appeal of a dispositive summary judgment motion is pending. This is the second of a three-part series to be published in the New York Law Journal that suggest strategies to mitigate escalating litigation costs.

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Yankwitt LLP is a Proud Sponsor of Gideon’s Promise

GP logo Yankwitt LLP is proud to sponsor Gideon’s Promise, a public defender advocacy organization that provides training, mentorship and leadership development to improve the quality of that representation. This is an important organization given that 80% of people accused of crimes in the United States rely on a public defender to protect their constitutional rights.

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Yankwitt LLP Featured in Ask Westchester’s Top Lawyers

Russell Russell Yankwitt recently was interviewed by Westchester Magazine for its feature, Ask Westchester’s Top Lawyers. He shared stories about the firm, how it all began, and why his hiring strategy benefits the firm’s clients. This informative and insightful piece is a must read!

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Michael Reed to Speak on Overtime Law at the Rockland County Bar Association CLE

Michael Yankwitt LLP attorney Michael Reed will be speaking on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on "New York’s Overtime Laws: What Every Business and Lawyer in Rockland County Should Know," at the Double Tree Hilton at 425 E. Route 59 In Nanuet, NY. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is included.

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New York Law Journal Publishes Article by Yankwitt and Hamerman that Suggests How to Reduce Litigation Costs

Russell and DinaThe New York Law Journal published the article,"Balancing Litigation Costs: The Need for Automatic Discovery Stays," by partners Russell Yankwitt and Dina Hamerman in the August 15, 2019, issue of the newspaper.

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Westchester County Business Journal Publishes Employment Article by Michael Reed

MichaelThe Westchester County Business Journal published the article, "Employment Laws Every Westchester Employer Should Know," by Yankwitt LLP attorney Michael Reed, in its September 16, 2019, issue.

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Yankwitt LLP Wins Summary Judgment for Forgery Victim Accused of Wrongful Death

JusticeYankwitt LLP successfully moved for summary judgment on behalf of Gayle Fedigan, a defendant who was sued for wrongful death after a woman died in a vehicle that Fedigan previously owned.

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Yankwitt LLP Partners Russell Yankwitt & Kathy Marks Named to the 2019 New York Super Lawyers List; Craig Cepler named to Rising Stars

AttorneysWHITE PLAINS, NY (September 12, 2019) – White Plains, New York-based law firm Yankwitt LLP announced that two of its partners – Russell Yankwitt and Kathy Marks – have been named to the 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers list in the Business Litigation category. Additionally, counsel Craig Cepler has made his list debut on the 2019 New York Metro Rising Stars list also in the Business Litigation category.

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Yankwitt LLP Settles Plaintiff’s Case for an Excess of $1 Million on Eve of Trial

Legal ImageFor the second time this summer, Yankwitt LLP settled a plaintiff’s case for more than a million dollars just days before trial. On behalf of residential building owners, Yankwitt LLP pursued claims in Westchester County Supreme Court, Commercial Division, against the defendant, the building manager, for breach of fiduciary duty and conversion, alleging embezzlement of funds.

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Russell Yankwitt Named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America® in Commercial Litigation

RussellWHITE PLAINS, NY (August 22, 2019) - White Plains, New York-based law firm Yankwitt LLP is pleased to announce that its founding partner, Russell Yankwitt, has been named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America in the area of commercial litigation.

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Yankwitt LLP Obtains $1 Million for Elderly Fraud Victim in Mid-Trial Settlement

JusticeYankwitt LLP obtained a settlement mid-trial of $1 million for a victim of fraud in Westchester Supreme Court. Yankwitt LLP represented Plaintiff, an elderly woman who suffered from memory loss and dementia, and brought suit against Defendant, who was Plaintiff’s bookkeeper, for fraud, conversion, breach of fiduciary duty, and unjust enrichment.

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Yankwitt LLP Wins Summary Judgment Motion in Escalator Case Filed Against its Hospitality Client

Legal ImageYankwitt LLP successfully moved for summary judgment to dismiss all claims against its hospitality client, in two consolidated personal injury actions brought in New Jersey Superior Court, Bergen County. Both Plaintiffs suffered injuries when they tripped over their own luggage on an escalator.

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Yankwitt LLP and Ahdoot & Wolfson, P.C. File Class Action Complaint Against Quest Diagnostics and AMCA for Alleged Data Breach of 12 Million Patients

JusticeOn June 3, 2019, Quest acknowledged that hackers accessed the personal sensitive information of nearly 12 million Quest clients. The information includes credit card numbers, bank account information, and medical information. Quest allegedly learned about the massive data breach in May 2019 but allegedly failed to alert its clients for a period of weeks. Yankwitt LLP and Ahdoot & Wolfson, PC have filed a class action complaint seeking relief for Quest’s many victims.

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