Uniondale, Long Island, New York, February 6, 2015 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek obtained a 1.7 million dollar judgment for its client in a complex commercial litigation arising from the sale of eight apartment buildings in the Bronx. In Sarfati v Palazzolo, Justice Scarpulla of the New York County Supreme Court Commercial Division rejected the counterclaim of Frank Palazzolo that Mark Sarfati was indebted to him for over $800,000 and instead awarded Sarfati over $1.7 million for his losses incurred in the sale transaction.
E. Christopher Murray represented Sarfati and stated that he was “glad that the Court recognized that this was truly a David and Goliath battle where one partner was trying to use his wealth to take advantage of another.”
E. Christopher Murray is a partner in the Litigation Department at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek and Chair of the Environmental Law practice group. Mr. Murray has over twenty years of experience in all aspects of complex commercial, environmental, insurance, employment, civil rights and trademark litigation. His practice includes jury and non-jury trials in federal and state court, as well as arbitration proceedings and administrative hearings. He has numerous reported federal and state appellate level decisions involving real estate disputes, breach of contract claims, employment discrimination, Article 78 proceedings and partnership dissolutions.
For more than 46 years, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C., headquartered in Uniondale, has built a reputation as one of the region’s leading providers of innovative legal services. Its attorneys are practical, experienced advocates who measure their success by their clients’ success. Cornerstone groups in all major practice areas of the law are represented at the firm, including corporate & securities, financial services, commercial litigation, intellectual property, health care, real estate, employment, cybersecurity and data privacy, energy, and trusts & estates. Clients include large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses, institutions and individuals.