2016 Litigation Archive

1 Perry Street LLC v. 1 Perry St. Restaurant DBA Yerba Buena: Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. successfully represented the petitioner, 1 Perry Street LLC, in the post-possession phase of a licensee holdover proceeding against a well-known downtown Manhattan restaurant. The law firm won the right to recover in excess of $150,000 in legal fees, costs, disbursements and expert witness fees, and $35,000 in use and occupancy for its client.

(Civil Court, New York County, Decided December 16, 2016)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Norman Flitt and Adam Lindenbaum)


Three Amigos SJL Rest., Inc. v. Alphonse Hotel Corp., 250 West 43 Owner LLC, 250 West 43 Owner II LLC, 250 West 43 Owner III LLC, and Athene Annuity and Life Company
(Appellate Division, Decided November 15, 2016)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Norman Flitt)


Tap, LLC v. 558 Seventh Ave. Corp., Jane Upton, as Sole Trustee of the Basil Schmookler and Jane Upton Revocable Trust, and Jane Upton, as Sole Trustee of the Morwin Schmookler Irrevocable Trust

(The Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, Decided November 1, 2016)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Michael A. Pensabene, Alexander Lycoyannis, and Ethan R. Cohen)


In the Matter of the Application of 12 Broadway Realty LLC v. New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal, and The 60 East 12th Street Tenants' Association, and Jeffrey Schanback as President and Tenant Representative

(New York State Court of Appeals, Decided September 15, 2016)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Jeffrey Turkel)


178 Nassau LLC v. Tobey Smith
(Civil Court Kings County, Decided August 19, 2016)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Adam Lindenbaum)


M&E Christopher LLC v. Lima's Taste Ceviche Bar, Inc.
(Civil Court, New York County, Decided 04/12/2016)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Deborah E. Riegel )


MEEC Players LLC v. Nightlife Productions Entertainment Inc. et al.
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Joshua R. Kopelowitz and Anthony J. Virga)


68 74 Thompson Realty LLC vs. Carolyn Heard, Yvonne Tseng et al.
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Deborah E. Riegel)


Greenberg v. 253 West 28th Street Corp., et al.: Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. ("Rosenberg & Estis, P.C.") successfully represented defendants Pranam LLC and Marianna Morrison, shareholders and proprietary lessees of two units in a small cooperative building, in securing summary judgment dismissal of an action commenced by fellow shareholder, Jill Greenberg. At issue in the two-year litigation was whether the plaintiff was entitled to certain shares apportioned to the building's roof, and whether the plaintiff possessed a sufficient shareholder majority to block the sales of four units to a developer. Justice Barry Ostrager granted R&E's motion for summary judgment in a bench ruling during oral argument.

(Supreme Court, New York County, Decided 03/23/2016)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Jason R. Davidson )


Bleecker St. Invs., LLC v Zabari

(Supreme Court, Appellate Term, First Department, Civil Court, Decided 03/08/16)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Jason R. Davidson , Alexander Lycoyannis and Ethan R. Cohen )


486 E. 74th LLC v. Bruce Markowitz

(Civil Court, New York County, Housing Part F, Decided 03/03/16)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Brett B. Theis and Anthony J. Virga )


Paramount Leasehold, L.P., vs. 43 rd Street Deli, Inc., d/b/a Bella Vita Pizzeria

(Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, Decided 02/23/16)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Norman Flitt and Alexander Lycoyannis )


Plaza Tower LLC v. Ruth's Hospitality Group Inc.

(Supreme Court, New York County, Decided 01/28/16)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Jason R. Davidson and Anthony J. Virga )


The Carlyle, LLC v. Quik Park Beekman II, LLC, Quik Park Beekman LLC, Beekman Garage LLC and Quik Park 1633 Garage LLC

(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Warren A. Estis, Norman Flitt and Adam J. Lindenbaum.)