Joan Rivers

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I was honored as “Man of the Year” by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (CCFA), at the Long Island Chapter’s “Laugh ‘till It Stops Hurting” Spring Comedy Dinner, (http://bit.ly/1nCH5Fc) and most of all, I was honored to meet and speak with Joan Rivers. A wonderful woman who made the night for all who attended.

Howard and Joan Rivers

  My heartfelt condolences go out to her daughter and grandson.

 

Connect Magazine

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Sterling Bank's Connect Magazine wrote an article on how Howard started his law career and how his passion for law helped establish and build the law firm of  Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf LLP.

Ayman Soliman

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LIBN's Who's Who in Health Care Law Featured Ayman Soliman

Ayman Soliman

Mr. Soliman focuses his practice on health care transactional, compliance and regulatory matters. He handles cases that typically require him to navigate through complex health care laws, rules and regulations.

The first step is always to make sure I have a complete and thorough understanding of the client's business, as well as the goals they wish to achieve," Soliman said. "Such an understanding is essential in identifying the applicable laws and regulations and the legal hurdles to achieving the client's intended goals.

Once I have identified the applicable laws, regulations and legal obstacles, I then revisit my client's goals and structure the deal in a manner that both achieves the client's intended goals and is complaint with applicable laws and regulations."

East Neck Nursing Home

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In Defense of Granting Patients’ Requests

Howard Fensterman is defending the East Neck Nursing Center in West Babylon, NY, in a lawsuit brought against the center by a resident relating to a male exotic dancing performance. The son of one of the facility’s residents is suing the nursing home after he looked in his mother’s dresser drawer and found a photograph of his 85-year-old mother, Bernice Youngblood, putting money into the dancer’s pants.

The male exotic dancer was hired after the activities committee, made up of 16 residents of the center, unanimously voted to have the performance. The lawsuit claims the staff arranged the event for their own amusement, but that is not the case, according to East Neck and Mr. Fensterman. The residents voted to utilize part of their entertainment budget for the performance and the nursing home paid the $250 fee to have the dancer perform.

The event, which took place September 2012, was optional, and none of the resident patients were required to attend. According to the nursing home and Mr. Fensterman, it was Mrs. Youngblood’s son’s live-in girlfriend who brought the 85-year-old from her room to attend the event. The patient’s son claimed his mother was forced to tip the dancer using her own money, which should have been locked away. However, it is clear from the photograph being circulated that Mrs. Youngblood’s son’s live-in girlfriend was sitting next to Mrs. Youngblood during the performance.

According to the lawsuit, the family is seeking $10 million in punitive damages and an unspecified amount for the patient’s emotional distress. At a recent press conference, though, Mrs. Youngblood, who currently suffers from partial dementia, admitted she did not remember the details of the event.

No other complaints have been made by residents of the nursing home.

Howard Fensterman Defends East Neck Nursing Home in Male Stripper Case

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In Defense of Granting Patients’ Requests

Howard Fensterman is defending the East Neck Nursing Center in West Babylon, NY, in a lawsuit brought against the center by a resident relating to a male exotic dancing performance. The son of one of the facility’s residents is suing the nursing home after he looked in his mother’s dresser drawer and found a photograph of his 85-year-old mother, Bernice Youngblood, putting money into the dancer’s pants.

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The male exotic dancer was hired after the activities committee, made up of 16 residents of the center, unanimously voted to have the performance. The lawsuit claims the staff arranged the event for their own amusement, but that is not the case, according to East Neck and Mr. Fensterman. The residents voted to utilize part of their entertainment budget for the performance and the nursing home paid the $250 fee to have the dancer perform.

The event, which took place September 2012, was optional, and none of the resident patients were required to attend. According to the nursing home and Mr. Fensterman, it was Mrs. Youngblood’s son’s live-in girlfriend who brought the 85-year-old from her room to attend the event. The patient’s son claimed his mother was forced to tip the dancer using her own money, which should have been locked away. However, it is clear from the photograph being circulated that Mrs. Youngblood’s son’s live-in girlfriend was sitting next to Mrs. Youngblood during the performance.

According to the lawsuit, the family is seeking $10 million in punitive damages and an unspecified amount for the patient’s emotional distress. At a recent press conference, though, Mrs. Youngblood, who currently suffers from partial dementia, admitted she did not remember the details of the event.

No other complaints have been made by residents of the nursing home.

    

Howard Fensterman Hosts Bill De Blasio

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October 2014. Howard Fensterman speaks with NTC Mayor Bill de Blasio

In October, 2013, Mr. Fensterman hosted a fundraiser for NYC mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio at his Long Island residence, where over ninety Long Island community leaders gathered to show their support for the Democratic nominee. “Bill de Blasio is going to pursue a strategy that will result in a stronger New York City and, in so doing, will add to the vitality of Nassau and Suffolk Counties." stated Mr. Fensterman. He also pointed out "What was once considered a sleepy ‘bedroom’ community on the outskirts of Manhattan, Long Island is now recognized for its dynamic, well educated talent pool that is vital to New York City, and for its local businesses, large and small, that help make the Greater New York area one of the most vibrant economic engines in the country. Bill de Blasio understands the interrelationship between New York City and Long Island. His policies will benefit New York and Long Island residents.”  

Fensterman-deBlasio In October, 2013, Mr. Fensterman hosted a fundraiser for NYC mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio at his Long Island residence, where over ninety Long Island community leaders gathered to show their support for the Democratic nominee. “Bill de Blasio is going to pursue a strategy that will result in a stronger New York City and, in so doing, will add to the vitality of Nassau and Suffolk Counties." stated Mr. Fensterman.

He also pointed out "What was once considered a sleepy ‘bedroom’ community on the outskirts of Manhattan, Long Islandis now recognized for its dynamic, well educated talent pool that is vital to New York City, and for its local businesses, large and small, that help make the Greater New York area one of the most vibrant economic engines in the country. Bill de Blasio understands the interrelationship between New York City and Long Island. His policies will benefit New York and Long Island residents.”

Carolyn R. Wolf - Partner - Abrams Fensterman

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Ms. Wolf's law practice is focused on mental health and health care law. She holds a J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law, an M.S. in Health Services Administration from the Harvard School of Public Health and an M.B.A. in Management from the Hofstra University School of Business.

Ms. Wolf is called to speak at many institutions and organizations that appreciate her expertise and welcome her as a speaker in mental health law. Ms. Wolf is also frequently interviewed on TV, radio and in publication media.

Steven Eisman - Partner - Abrams Fensterman

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Steven Eisman, the Co-Director of our Matrimonial and Family Law Practice, has been featured in several national and local news stories on Bruce and Kris Jenner's possible divorce.

CBS News published a story entitled, "Bruce and Kris Jenner split: What's at stake," where Steven Eisman is heavily quoted regarding the celebrity couple's separation. Mr. Eisman mentioned that "California is a community property state. So basically any property they acquire during the marriage belongs equally to both of them." He said that the whole case would depend on the extent of their assets.

Patrick Formato - Partner - Abrams Fensterman

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Patrick Formato is an executive partner at Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf, LLP.

Mr. Formato represents a variety of health care providers, including nursing facilities and treatment centers, home health care agencies, adult homes, and physicians. He has a vast array of skills and expertise in the implementation of corporate compliance programs.

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