Brian Farkas


Brian Farkas is an associate attorney at Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP in New York, focusing his practice on commercial litigation, arbitration and intellectual property. Brian earned his B.A. from Vassar College and J.D. from Cardozo School of Law. In law school, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the  Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution and won the Andrew S. Zucker Award for Academic Excellence. His writing on arbitration and mediation has appeared in numerous publications, including the  New York County Lawyer,  Dispute Resolution Journal,  Resolutions Roundtable,  Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation, and the  Northeastern Law Journal.

Outside of the firm, he serves as a volunteer mediator through the New York Peace Institute. He teaches in Brooklyn Law School's Mediation Clinic, training students in Civil Court and Small Claims Court mediation.

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Articles By Brian Farkas

How Can I Buy an Abandoned, Derelict House?
What to consider before purchasing an abandoned property, and where to find them.
How to Arrange a Short-Term Rent-Back With Your Home Buyers
A rent-back agreement can be critical to ensuring that the sellers don't face a gap in housing if they close their sale before finding a new place to live.
Should You Challenge Your Property Tax Assessment in Pennsylvania?
Homeowners in Pennsylvania must pay property tax each year to the local taxing authorities. But has your house been assessed at more than is appropriate?
Are You Getting All Your North Carolina Property Tax Breaks?
Elderly, disabled, and other persons may qualify for various exemptions from North Carolina property tax.
Are You Getting All the Georgia Property Tax Breaks You Deserve?
Make sure that you’re not overpaying on your Georgia property taxes.
Selling an Idaho Home: What Are My Disclosure Obligations?
What home sellers in Idaho should know about their state's law on disclosures to buyers about the home's condition.
Mechanic's Liens in Texas for Homeowners
How can Texas homeowners handle mechanic's liens placed on their property?
Mechanic's Liens in Florida for Homeowners
How can Florida homeowners handle mechanic's liens placed on their property?
What Is a Mechanic's Lien?
Perhaps you have heard of a "mechanic's lien" on a construction project. What is this document and how does it affect your rights?
Can My Neighbor Legally Point a Security Camera at My Property?
What level of privacy you can expect regarding neighbor's cameras depends largely on the law in your state.