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

Getting a Patent on Your Own
To obtain a patent, you must ensure that your invention qualifies and then be able to describe it in your application.
Licensing Artwork: Negotiating and Monitoring Royalty Payments
For an artist who successfully licenses artwork, royalty payments provide welcome additional income. But in order to maximize profits, an artist should take the time to negotiate a smart royalty deal.
The 'Fair Use' Rule: When Use of Copyrighted Material Is Acceptable
Fair use is a defense to a claim of copyright infringement based on the idea that the public is entitled to freely use portions of copyrighted materials for certain purposes, like commentary and criticism. When is fair use applied?
Should You Challenge Your Property Tax Assessment in Texas?
Homeowners in Texas must pay property tax each year to the local taxing authorities. Learn whether you’re eligible for big property tax savings in Texas.
Poor Man's Copyright
Why self-mailing won't get you the copyright protection you need.
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?
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.
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.