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 can Texas homeowners handle mechanic's liens placed on their property?
How can Florida homeowners handle mechanic's liens placed on their property?
How can California homeowners handle mechanic's liens placed on their property?
Perhaps you have heard of a "mechanic's lien" on a construction project. What is this document and how does it affect your rights?
What level of privacy you can expect regarding neighbor's cameras depends largely on the law in your state.
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?
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.