Brian Farkas

Attorney · Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

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

Articles By Brian Farkas

I've Invented Something! How Do I Make Money Off It?
Patents can help you profit from your invention.
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.
I Did Home Repairs Under Oral Agreement, Now Homeowner Won't Pay. What Now?
Even without a written contract, you can pursue, not to mention sue, a non-paying homeowner.
Suing Home Contractor for Construction Defects in Small Claims Court in Texas
Not happy with work done by your Texas home contractor? Consider small claims court as an avenue of relief.
How Do I Make My Home Contractor Pay the Court Judgment?
The court says your contractor owes you money, but he's not paying it. What steps can you take to collect?
Mechanic's Liens in Texas for Homeowners
How can Texas homeowners handle mechanic's liens placed on their property?
Filing a Federal Trademark Application FAQ
Applying for a federal trademark has many complications. What are some of the basics of the process?
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?
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.
Qualifying for a Patent FAQs
Patent law creates an important form of intellectual property right for inventors, businesses, and entrepreneurs.