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The firm leads way in obtaining preliminary injunction appointing receiver for abandoned multi-unit properties

Members Jerry Cuomo and Gerald Ford and associate Autumn Knicely-Quito successfully represented the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac”) in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and obtained a preliminary injunction and order appointing a Receiver to manage two multi-family properties in Jersey City and Perth Amboy, New Jersey, which had been abandoned by the property owner and manager.  The owner/manager (Freddie Mac’s borrower) was under criminal investigation by the FBI, and also abandoned nearly 70 other properties in New Jersey.  Following LCBF’s lead in successfully obtaining relief, several other lenders (represented by prominent New Jersey and national law firms) adopted Freddie Mac’s filings in order to obtain the appointment of a Receiver to take over management of their properties.

The firm promotes Vincent Mehnert in Newark and welcomes Jennifer Cohen in New York as members

Jennifer Cohen and Vincent Mehnert are the firm’s newest members.  Jennifer rejoins the firm as a member after working for a major insurer overseeing the handling of employment, professional liability and general liability claims.  Previously, as an LCBF associate, she successfully obtained dismissals of Section 1983 claims against police officers, whistleblower claims under the Federal Railroad Safety Act, and various employment claims under Title VII.  Vincent continues to defend transportation, toxic tort, professional liability, and general litigation cases in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York, where he has obtained no cause decisions at arbitration, summary judgment dismissals of cases with six and seven figure demands, and decisions granting sanctions for frivolous lawsuits.