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
Is your home contractor trying to force your hand on payment by filing a lien on your property? Here are some steps to take.
As a homeowner, you have a few options for how to respond to a mechanic’s lien.
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.
Having a roommate is always tricky, particularly one who owns the property.
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?
A trespasser who stays long enough on someone else's Missouri land may develop a legal claim to ownership.
The court says your contractor owes you money, but he's not paying it. What steps can you take to collect?
Where to turn when an apartment neighbor violates a rule against pets.
Even after a patent is issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, you can still seek certain amendments.
Before obtaining a trademark registration, you must first ensure that no one else is using the mark.