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

Patent Searching Online
You have a great idea and want to make money from it. Getting a patent can help you do that. The first step in getting a patent for your invention (or determining if you even qualify for one) is finding out if someone else already has a patent for your idea. If your invention is already patented, then you are out of luck. The quickest and easiest way to find out is to do an online patent search.
Are You Getting All Your Pennsylvania Property Tax Breaks?
Make sure you're not paying too much in Pennsylvania property taxes!
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.
How Much Does Mediation Cost?
Disputes can be expensive to resolve once the lawyers get involved, making mediation an attractive option, particularly given the availability of free or low-cost services.
What "Actual" Possession of Property Means in an Adverse Possession Claim
One of the key elements in establishing a claim for title to another person's property using the doctrine of adverse possession, is that the trespasser's possession was actual.
Are You Getting All Your New Jersey Property Tax Breaks?
Own an New Jersey home? Double check that you aren't paying more in property taxes than you need to.
Are You Getting All the Georgia Property Tax Breaks You Deserve?
Make sure that you’re not overpaying on your Georgia property taxes.
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 Texas Property Tax Breaks?
Not happy about your Texas property tax bill? Here are your options.