News & Events

  • November 21, 2018

    Terrence Dunn represented a national theater chain in the closing of the sale and leaseback of a New York theater property, which included the multi-million dollar reconstruction of the theater in conjunction with a Nassau County IDA tax grant, with financing and ultimate acquisition by a national REIT.

  • November 07, 2018

    Michael Einbinder & Mackenzie Dimitri successfully moved to compel their adversary to produce tax returns, in a shareholders’ dispute over four related entities, three of which operate franchises in the New York City area. The court ordered Plaintiff in that case to produce the tax returns, or to supply an affidavit stating the documents were not in Plaintiff’s position and provide Defendants with IRS Form 4506 so that Defendants could attempt to procure the tax returns directly from the IRS.

  • November 07, 2018

    Michael Einbinder and Mackenzie Dimitri successfully defeated a preliminary injunction motion, seeking dispositive relief against their clients, the owners of three quick service restaurant franchises and a related entity. E&D attorneys argued the motion sought relief not sought in the underlying action, and was otherwise legally deficient. Moreover, the facts of the case, even at the preliminary injunction stage, favored E&D’s clients. The court agreed with E&D, holding, critically, that, in addition to being legally insufficient, the opposition could not meet its burden of showing it was likely to succeed on the merits of any of its claims. The court’s opinion adopted E&D’s clients’ statement of the facts and all legal theories.

  • October 29, 2018

    Michael Einbinder, Terrence M. Dunn and Richard Bayer represented a restauranteur in a recently closed million dollar convertible debt financing transaction.

  • October 18, 2018

    Michael Einbinder spoke at the ABA Forum on Franchising in Nashville, Tennessee in October. Michael’s presentation was titled: “Claim Evaluation for the Franchisee Attorney.”

  • September 28, 2018

    Michael Einbinder and Richard Bayer represented (as franchise counsel) a private equity client in connection with its acquisition of a nation-wide youth-sports franchise system, including conducting franchise-related due diligence on the over one-hundred franchised units system. 

  • September 27, 2018

    Stephanie Blumstein recently joined the New York / New Jersey Chapter of the Women’s Franchise Network sponsored by the International Franchise Association.

  • June 28, 2018

    Michael Einbinder and Richard Bayer recently represented a minority shareholder in a sale of shares in a privately-held hotel.

  • June 07, 2018

    Michael Einbinder and Stephanie Blumstein recently prevailed in trial and obtained judgment on behalf of a property owner against a neighboring property owner whose fire escape encroached over the parties’ common boundary line and prevented the completion of construction of a new multi-family house. The client received an order requiring the removal of the encroachment and damages for additional construction costs and lost rental income.

  • June 01, 2018

    Terrence Dunn published an article entitled “Considering Lease Assignment Provisions in the Light of an Enterprise’s Broader Business Plan” in the June issue of Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy.


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