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Representative Engagements

On behalf of real estate developer, successfully tried in chancery court a breach of contract and quiet title action and obtained a permanent injunction barring seller from interfering with development of the property and a multimillion dollar judgment against the seller.

On behalf of Condo Association, handled a construction litigation that went to a jury verdict against developer/sponsor and builder for a defective fire suppression system resulting in judgment to restore system.

Successfully defended a service mark infringement claim in Federal Court involving the name of an auto dealership that led to a settlement and reimbursement of legal fees for our client.

Instituted breached of fiduciary duty claim, on behalf of beneficiary, against sibling of alleged incompetent who exercised undue influence resulting in voiding defective estate plan.

On behalf of Plaintiff, who was victim of sexual harassment by senior management of an established real estate company, obtained a substantial settlement.

On behalf of real estate developer in NYC, in default of construction loan, successfully obtained thru lender liability litigation a multi-million dollar reduction in principal on construction loan and a contribution by lender of another $1,000,000 to finish project.

Obtained summary judgment, on behalf of a commercial real estate broker, for substantial commission on basis that seller voided contract in bad faith.

Instituted and defended oppressed minority shareholder lawsuits that resulted in resolutions and successful business divorces, including in 2013 a hotly contested shareholder suit involving a $20 million company where we successfully forced a disruptive and divisive partner to retire and accept a negotiated payout.

Successfully tried to a conclusion claim by importer against our client, an exporter, of millions of dollars of consumer goods.

Obtained favorable settlement for limited partners of hotel in Caribbean against general partner who had failed to make millions of dollars in distribution.

Successfully obtained a jury verdict, after three weeks of trial, on trade secret case brought against our client.

Negotiated and closed numerous multimillion dollar 1031 tax exchanges.

Instituted and defended numerous breach of covenant not to compete actions that resulted in favorable results for client.

Achieved substantial settlement on wrongful death action.

Achieved 100% recovery for major real estate developer in fraud case against a defendant that entered into lease-back transaction with our client in Utah.

Prosecuted numerous sales of corporate stock and/or asset transactions.

Closed numerous complex and commercial real estate and finance transactions including but not limited to a marina, trucking terminal, apartment buildings, and retail facilities.

Obtained a very favorable settlement from an insurance carrier and a broker for a $1 million claim for damages caused by Hurricane Sandy that the carrier had denied.

Negotiated a payment plan and the dismissal of criminal charges against a client who fell behind in state income taxes while suffering through hard times.

Successfully navigated New York City rent control and environmental regulations to help our client sell two apartment buildings and replace them with smaller property in his new location, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes through a 1031 exchange.

Achieved substantial compensation for our client who suffered permanent injuries and lost substantial income when a truck traveling improperly on the Palisades International Parkway lost its load of lumber. The driver, the department store that sold the lumber and helped load the truck, and the truck rental agency all contributed to the settlement.

Helped the owner of a fast-growing group of restaurants through a difficult period of re-organization involving issues with payroll and sales taxes, liquor license regulations and difficult lenders. The end result is a new and stable organization implementing its plans for further growth.

Contact Fischer Porter & Thomas’s managing partner Arthur "Scott" L. Porter, Jr. to schedule a consultation.

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