Situation A former employee filed suit against our hospitality client alleging employment discrimination under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD). The plaintiff claimed that: 1) he resigned as a restaurant general manager after suffering racial discrimination and 2) when he attempted to rescind his […]
Situation Yankwitt LLP was retained on the eve of trial to represent five former volunteer directors of a not-for-profit senior home in an adversary proceeding arising out of the senior home’s bankruptcy. The directors had been sued in federal court on behalf of the senior home and 79 of its […]
Situation Triboro Quilt Manufacturing Corp., a prominent family-owned Westchester textile manufacturer, was sued in the United States District Court for the Southern District of by its licensor Luve LLC for $43 million in damages. Luve alleged Triboro had materially breached an exclusive licensing agreement to manufacture a patent-pending bath blanket […]
Situation Yankwitt LLP was retained by the largest shareholder and chairman of the board of a New York corporation that purchases and repackages herbs and vegetables for sale to customers. Our client came to us after he raised concerns with the other shareholders that one of the shareholders and officers […]
Situation When Yankwitt LLP’s hospitality client acquired a restaurant chain in New York, it inherited several pending litigations against the acquired company. One case was filed by a website operator that claimed it was owed referral commissions for events under a supposed marketing agreement between the parties. When Yankwitt LLP […]
Russell Yankwitt is a breath of fresh air! Myself, having personally dealt with numerous issues on a very high profile, costly and frustrating legal battle for 4 years with no end in sight, Russell came in with a fresh creative approach to try and create a win/win for all parties. As in most legal disputes he could have taken the attorney approach “let’s litigate this forever” however his approach was very different, creative, responsive and realistic evaluating the pro’s and con’s of this very complex case in four different jurisdictions. Mr. Yankwitt is, by far, the most dedicated, conscientious, creative, and cost-conscious attorney that either I or my family have ever used. I highly recommend Mr. Yankwitt and his team!
- D. Clive Metz