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Fourth Quarter 2022 Westchester County Roundup


Judge Halpern Denies Town of Carmel Residents’ Motion to Intervene  Judge Halpern examined the twin doctrines of permissive intervention and intervention as of right in a suit brought by a telecom company against a municipality. The Court denied a motion to intervene by town residents. It found that the proposed intervenors […]

New York Law Journal Publishes Real Estate Article on the Future of Specific Performance Co-Authored by Yankwitt LLP and Zarin & Steinmetz


Is the legal remedy of “specific performance,” which dates back to English Common Law, a relevant approach to resolving real property disputes today, or should it be retired in favor of monetary damages? That timely question is addressed in the New York Law Journal article “Specific Performance’s ‘Land Is Unique’ […]

Celebrating Successes In and Out of the Courtroom

Firm News

2022 was a milestone year for Yankwitt LLP: we memorialized our 13th anniversary with a “bar-mitzvah” style party featuring the traditional sign-in board, walk-down-memory-lane montage and yes, of course, the obligatory pigs in a blanket. Turning 13, however, was just one of the many reasons we had to celebrate this […]

The Client Made Me Do It:  Attorney-Client Relationship Precludes Attorney Liability for Tortious Interference with Contractual Relations


Attorneys serve their clients as advisors, counselors, advocates – and agents:  The client, as principal, is authorized to direct the actions of the attorney, as agent, in accordance with representation.  A recent Second Department decision examines the scope of that agency relationship in the context of a third-party claim that […]