• Michael Miller, President of the New York State Bar Association, announced today that Friedman Kaplan partner and former New York Court of Appeals Judge the Hon. Robert S. Smith (Ret.) and former New York State Supreme Court Justice the Hon. Barry Kamins (Ret.) will co-chair a task force on wrongful convictions for the bar association. Their mission will be "to update the 2009 report with recommendations based upon new developments, technology, science, experience and judicial decisions, and make affirmative recommendations to reduce the likelihood of wrongful convictions," said Mr. Miller. More

    Jun 4, 2018
  • Friedman Kaplan client PAVmed Inc., a multi-product medical device company, announced it has finalized a definitive licensing agreement with Case Western Reserve University to develop and commercialize its EsoCheck technology, a rapid office-based alternative to diagnostic endoscopy that combines a non-invasive cell sampling device with a DNA biomarker test. More

    May 14, 2018
  • Mr. Reindel, who will lead the firm's Israel practice, represents public and private companies in connection with domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and debt financings, and private equity funds and hedge funds in connection with their investments, contracts, and compliance issues.  More

    May 2018
  • On May 11, Friedman Kaplan partner Ricardo Solano, Jr. was honored by Seton Hall Law School with its Exemplary Service Award. The award recognizes alumni who have been especially involved with and supportive of Seton Hall Law following their graduation.  More

    Mar 11, 2018
  • Friedman Kaplan is proud to announce that staff attorney Bonnie Baker has been promoted to counsel.  More

    Feb 28, 2018
  • U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain of the Southern District of New York today issued a decision denying Solus Alternative Asset Management’s request for a preliminary injunction to block a refinancing by New Jersey-based home builder Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. with new debt provided by FK client GSO Capital Partners, a credit-oriented alternative asset manager that is part of Blackstone Group. The case has been closely followed by the financial press and, as noted by the Wall Street Journal, has “riveted credit derivatives market participants.”  More

    Jan 29, 2018
  • Friedman Kaplan is proud to announce that Steven M. Pesner has joined the firm’s New York office as Senior Counsel. Steve represents major private equity and investment management funds, domestic and international entrepreneurs, and public and private companies in connection with solving complex litigation, corporate, securities, regulatory and other issues, including class actions, securities actions, bankruptcy issues, RICO claims, and other complex litigations, disclosure issues, FCPA issues, and regulatory issues. He also has significant experience in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation. More

    Jan 8, 2018
  • Friedman Kaplan’s longstanding client, Sesame Workshop, along with International Rescue Committee, has been awarded the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change grant of $100 million towards their ongoing work educating refugee children displaced by violence and persecution in Syria and the Middle East. More

    Jan 5, 2018
  • Friedman Kaplan clients Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., in its capacity as indenture trustee, Wolverine Flagship Fund Trading Limited, 1992 MSF International Ltd., and 1992 Tactical Credit Master Fund, L.P. reached a settlement this week favorably resolving their claims. This includes claims brought by the holders of a majority of the outstanding convertible notes of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and claims brought by the indenture trustee. The case, captioned Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et. al. v. Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc., was set for trial next month in Delaware Chancery Court. More

    Oct 10, 2017
  • In cooperation with the NAACP and the Citizens Budget Commission, Friedman Kaplan partners Ricardo Solano, Jr. and Eric Seiler today filed an amicus brief on behalf of LatinoJustice PRLDEF in support of Tax Equity Now New York’s lawsuit seeking reform of New York City’s property tax system. Tax Equity Now New York (TENNY) is an organization made up of homeowners, renters, rental property owners, civil rights and social justice organizations, who in their lawsuit, filed in April 2017, argue that the New York City property tax system unfairly burdens minority and low income communities. More

    Sep 28, 2017
  • SDNY Chief Bankruptcy Judge Cecelia Morris has issued a decisive ruling in favor of Friedman Kaplan’s client, the Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust, in a declaratory judgment action commenced by General Motors LLC. More

    Jul 24, 2017

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