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

Can I Sue My Home Contractor Over a Frivolously Filed Mechanics' Lien?
Dealing with situations where a home contractor, subcontractor, or supplier goes too far in filing a lien against your home.
Are You Getting All Your Pennsylvania Property Tax Breaks?
Make sure you're not paying too much in Pennsylvania property taxes!
Are You Getting All Your Texas Property Tax Breaks?
Not happy about your Texas property tax bill? Here are your options.
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.
How Much Interest to Charge on Home Loan to Family Member
How much is too much to pay in interest to a family member who lends money for a home purchase? Or too little?
How to Remove a Mechanic's Lien From Your Home
Is your home contractor trying to force your hand on payment by filing a lien on your property? Here are some steps to take.
Trade Secret Basics FAQ
Trade secrets are an important form of intellectual property that can protect your business's confidential information.
How Can I Buy an Abandoned, Derelict House?
What to consider before purchasing an abandoned property, and where to find them.
My Copyright Has Been Infringed: Do I Need an Attorney?
Copyright law provides you with certain exclusive rights over your creations.
Mechanic's Liens in Florida for Homeowners
How can Florida homeowners handle mechanic's liens placed on their property?