The Firm successfully moved for summary judgment on behalf of our client, a national, federally chartered bank (the “Bank”). Through the motion, the Firm established that the Bank’s $1,745,000 commercial loan was made in good faith, in an arms-length transaction, and pursuant to the Bank’s standard commercial lending policies. Plaintiff was unable to show that the Bank willingly took part in alleged fraudulent transfers perpetrated by other defendants in the case, and Plaintiff presented no evidence that a reasonable basis existed for the Bank to suspect something was wrong with the transaction. The court found the Bank acted in good faith and, in granting the motion, refused to void the Bank’s mortgage on two Greenwich commercial properties securing the loan. Rod Saggese and Michael Battema handled the matter.
Luke Tashjian presented at the National Business Institute on Marshalling Assets and Handling Claims Against Estates
Charlie Pieterse and Michael Battema presented in both Hartford, CT and Norwalk, CT at the National Business Institute’s seminar, “Estate Administration from Start to Finish.” Charlie and Michael’s topic was “Ethics and Estate Administration.”
Luke Tashjian served as the moderator for a panel discussion held by the Tax Section of the Connecticut Bar Association on Ethics in Tax Practice.
The Firm represented one of the largest owners, operators, and managers of commercial real estate in the Northeast in connection with property tax assessment appeals for its entire 1.5 million square foot Westchester County portfolio of office buildings. We successfully negotiated tax refunds totaling over $3.1 million and obtained prospective tax relief in excess of $600,000. Cyd Smith handled the matter, with assistance from Thomas P. O’Connor, Wyatt R. Jansen, and Michael A. Battema.