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

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?
Mechanic's Liens in California for Homeowners
How can California 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.
What to Do When Your Neighbor Has a Drone
Not only can drones be loud, but they sometimes are equipped with cameras and telephoto lenses. What should you do if you see that your neighbor is flying a drone over your property? Does the law prohibit such activity?
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.
What Do I Do About a Mechanic's Liens Filed Against My Home?
As a homeowner, you have a few options for how to respond to a mechanic’s lien.
Mechanic's Liens: A Guide for Contractors and Subcontractors
How mechanics' liens help contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers recover money for work, labor, materials, or services related to repairing or improving a piece of real property.
Moving in With a Homeowner: How Do I Keep Legal Ownership of My Personal Property?
Having a roommate is always tricky, particularly one who owns the property.