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Please contact the RCBA at 718-442-4500 and/or email Eve L. Newman, Esq. or Maria Colonna-Emannuel


The current term of office of Alan S. Trust, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of New York, is due to expire on April 1, 2022. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is considering the reappointment of Judge Trust to a new term of office and has determined that he appears to merit reappointment subject to public notice and opportunity for public comment. Upon reappointment, the incumbent would continue to exercise the jurisdiction of a bankruptcy judge as specified in United States Code title 28, United States Code title 11, and the Bankruptcy Amendments and Federal Judgeship Act of 1984, Pub. L. No. 98-353, §§ 101-122,98 Stat. 333-346. In bankruptcy cases and proceedings referred by the district court, the incumbent would continue to perform the duties of a bankruptcy judge that might include holding status conferences, conducting hearings and trials, making final determinations, entering orders and judgments, and submitting proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law to the district court. Members of the bar and the public are invited to submit comments for consideration by the Court of Appeals regarding the reappointment of Bankruptcy Judge Alan S. Trust to a new term of office. All comments will be kept confidential and should be emailed to: - Comments must be received no later than September 3, 2021.


July 6, 2021. Dear Members, It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we share with you the news of the untimely passing of Eve Newman's beloved daughter, Brooke Eisenberg. Eve is heartbroken and devastated at the sudden loss of her beloved daughter, but appreciates and welcomes your condolences. Once arrangements have been made available, they will be shared with the membership.

The RCBA presents 2020-21 Judicial Composite to Hon. Desmond Green

Janet McFarland, Esq. has been approved by the Judiciary Committee for Judge of the Family Court

Vincent Gallo, Esq. "A frightening decision for real estate practitioners!"

PRENDERGAST v. SWIENCICKY, 2020 NY Slip Op 02686 (App Division, 3d Department, May 7, 2020)

The following Decision in an abridged version, which could potentially impact every Real Estate Attorney who represents a Client who, well after the ink has dried on the Contract of Sale, now decides that they do not want to close. So what do they do? They look to their Attorney to perform magic, or at the very least, throw a Hail Mary Pass into the end zone, hoping to find a receiver.

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Vincent Gallo, Esq. "'s a good thing I had an Attorney I could sue for legal malpractice!"

New Jersey Jury Awards $343,000.00 in a Legal Malpractice Suit by a Purchaser of Polluted Property.

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