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 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.
Prevent Neighbors From Blocking Your Solar Panels: Get Solar Access Easements
Solar panels require direct access to sunlight to generate energy; but what can you do to prevent the possibility that your neighbor will add a second story or plant a large tree?
Who Can Claim Property Based on Adverse Possession in Missouri?
A trespasser who stays long enough on someone else's Missouri land may develop a legal claim to ownership.
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?
I Live in a No-Animal Rental Building, But Neighbor Has Cats! What Do I Do?
Where to turn when an apartment neighbor violates a rule against pets.
How Do I Correct or Revise My Patent?
Even after a patent is issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, you can still seek certain amendments.
Should I Hire a Pro to Do My Trademark Search?
Before obtaining a trademark registration, you must first ensure that no one else is using the mark.