Benjamin Karfunkel

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Benjamin Karfunkel

Email: bkarfunkel@newandnewlaw.com | Phone: 862.210.8220

Benjamin Karfunkel has been an associated with the firm since March 2006. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Karfunkel worked in a general practice law firm where he was involved in commercial litigation, estate administration, landlord tenant disputes, real estate transactions and insurance claims. At New & Karfunkel P.C. Mr. Karfunkel has handled ERISA related litigation and ERISA compliance issues. Mr. Karfunkel has successfully defended employment discrimination claims and claims against Taft-Hartley Funds. In addition, Mr. Karfunkel has represented nursing home facilities throughout the state, and individuals in their guardianship applications, as that well as serving as court- appointed guardian.

Elder Law

  • Guardianships
  • Living Wills
  • Wills/Trusts
  • Living Trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • Power of Attorney
  • Estate Administration

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2001.
  • Touro College, B.S., 1998 (Magna Cum Laude.)

Bar Admissions/Associations

  • 2002 New York
  • 2001 New Jersey
  • Member New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S Court of Appeals, Second Ciruit

NOTABLE DECISIONS

  • Luscko v. Southern Container Corp., 2010 U.S. App. Lexis 24495 (3d Cir. 2010)
  • Kapp v. Trucking Employees of North Jersey, 426 Fed. Appx. 126 (3d Cir. 2011)
  • Dorrity v. Grandview Terrace, 2010 N.J. Super. Unpub. Lexis 458 (2010)
  • Styertowne Apts., LLC v. Curran, 2006 N.J. Super. Unpub. Lexis 996 (2006)
  • Schlesigner v. Town of Ramapo, 11 Misc. 3d 697 (2006)
  • Diamond v. Local 807 Labor-Mgmt. Pension Fund, 2014 US Dist. Lexis 15952 (E.D.N.Y.2014), affirmed 595 Fed. App.22 (2d Cir. 2014)
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