Recent News

  • Welcome Robert S. Marshall, Jr.

    Posted on August 7, 2017

    Robert S. Marshall, Jr. has joined as counsel to our Real Estate Group.  Robert focuses his practice on leasing and construction matters.  Read his full bio here.

  • Levinton & Posner Close on $78 Million Deal

    Posted on July 27, 2017

    Jay H. Levinton & Ilona Posner close on $78 Million deal for industrial buildings in Jamaica, New York on behalf of Madison and co-investor.

    Read full story here: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20170726/REAL_ESTATE>

  • Congratulations to Greg S. Zucker, Esq.

    Posted on April 21, 2017

    Congratulations to Greg S. Zucker, Esq. 

    Co-Recipient of the Nassau County Bar Association 2017 President's Award

    Nassau Lawyer Article

  • Ellen Tobin, Presenter at the Federal Bar Council Reception

    Posted on April 13, 2017

    Ellen Tobin to be a Presenter at the Federal Bar Council Reception and CLE evening to be held at the Central Islip U.S. Courthouse on Wednesday, May 17th. click here for more information

  • Michael Levy Appointed to ADR Department Advistory Council

    Posted on March 17, 2017

    Michael A. Levy has been appointed to serve as a member of the ADR Department Advisory Council of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.  Michael recently completed a two-year term as a member of the Mediator Advisory Committee of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.   In addition, Michael has also been named as Chair of the Advisory Council of the Nassau County Bar Association Arbitration and Mediation Panels.


     

  • William E. Vita, Esq. Presents at FDCC's Winter Meeting

    Posted on March 17, 2017

    In March, William E. Vita, Esq., a partner in the firm’s litigation department, spoke at the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel’s Winter Meeting.  Mr. Vita participated in a panel discussion on what to expect from the new administration on the regulatory environment in employment law.  The FDCC is a peer reviewed, invitation only, international bar association, consisting of approximately 1300 attorneys and members of industry.

     

  • Michael Levy, Mediator for the US Bankruptcy Court

    Posted on March 8, 2017

    Michael Levy has been re-appointed to the Mediation Register of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York for a period of 5 years, commencing on March 8, 2017.  Congratulations Michael!

  • New Firm Partner

    Posted on March 6, 2017

    We are pleased to announce that WILLIAM C. HEUER, ESQ. has joined WBEMZ&S as Partner in the Bankruptcy, Workout & Restructuring Group.

  • Ellen Tobin to Moderate Views from the Bench on 1/31/17

    Posted on January 12, 2017

    Ellen Tobin, Attorney in the Firm’s Litigation Department and Vice-Chair of the Federal Courts Committee for the Nassau County Bar Association, will be moderating a panel of Judges, consisting of: Hon. William H. Pauley III (US District Judge, SDNY), Hon. Steven I. Locke (Magistrate Judge, EDNY) Hon. Leonard B. Austin, (Associate Justice, Appellate Division, 2d Dep’t) and Hon. Timothy S. Driscoll (Justice, Sup. Ct. Nassau County), in a program entitled “Views from the Bench: Hot Topics in Litigation” on January 31, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the Nassau County Bar Association.  You may sign up to online to attend at www.nassaubar.org.

  • Congratulations to Pami Wexelman Esq.

    Posted on January 4, 2017

    We are pleased to announce that Pami Wexelman, counsel to the Firm’s Real Estate Department, has been promoted to Partner.   Pami has experience representing developers, owners, borrowers, lenders, landlords and tenants of local and national properties in many capacities, including acquisitions, leasing, financing and workouts.  Congratulations, Pami!

  • Michael Levy - Mediates Long Beach Super Storm Sandy Claim

    Posted on November 22, 2016

  • Ellen Tobin - Documentary - Women in the Law

    Posted on November 22, 2016

     

    Ellen Tobin, an attorney in the Firm’s Litigation Department, is featured in a documentary about women in the law, titled “Balancing the Scales” by Sharon Rowen.  The documentary features comments and interviews from prominent women in the law, including the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  Please click the following link to the trailer for the documentary for more

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  • Ellen Tobin to Moderate at Nassau County Bar Association

    Posted on September 30, 2016

    Ellen Tobin, an associate in the Firm’s Litigation Department, will be the Moderator of an esteemed panel of Magistrate Judges and attorneys at the Joint Program Meeting of the ADR Committee and the Federal Courts Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, titled “Effective Representation in Mediation and Judicial Settlement Conferences:  Valuable Advice from the Bench, the Bar, Mediators and Academia.”  The event will take place in the Great Hall at the Nassau County Bar Association on October 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Super Lawyers 2016

    Posted on September 28, 2016

    WBEMZ&S “Super Lawyers” for 2016

    Stuart Ball, Co-Chair of the Firm’s Real Estate Department, has been recognized in the Super Lawyers 2016 publication in the Real Estate category. 

    Thomas A. Draghi, a Senior Partner in the Firm’s Bankruptcy, Workout and Restructuring Department, has been recognized in the Super Lawyers 2016 publication in the Creditor Debtor Rights category. 

    Jeffrey M. Miller and Greg S.

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  • Laura Gillen - Invited to Canonization of Mother Teresa

    Posted on August 29, 2016

    Laura Gillen has been invited to Rome to attend the canonization of Mother Teresa.  To read the full Newsday article, click here

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  • Ellen Tobin - LIBN Feature

    Posted on August 23, 2016

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  • John Westerman Invited to Join the Board of Trustees for Molloy College

    Posted on June 10, 2016

    John Westerman, Esq., Managing Partner and Chair of the Firm’s Bankruptcy, Workout and Restructuring Department, has been invited to join the Board of Trustees for Molloy College, an independent, Catholic college rooted in the Dominican tradition of study, spirituality, service and community, located in Rockville Centre, New York.  John presently services on the Board of Advisors for the Energeia Partnership, also known as the Academy

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  • David Tsin Appointed to Manhattan Community Board 6

    Posted on June 10, 2016

    David Tsin, an Attorney in the Firm’s Corporate Department, has been appointed by the City of New York Office of the President to serve on Manhattan Community Board 6.  Congratulations, David!

    Manhattan Community Board 6 is a New York City community board, part of the local government apparatus of the city, with responsibility for the East Side of Manhattan from 14th Street to 59th Street. This includes the neighborhoods of Gramercy

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  • ADL Award Recipient: Philip L. Sharfstein, Esq.

    Posted on May 26, 2016

    Congratulations to our Partner

    PHILIP L. SHARFSTEIN, ESQ.

    ADL on Long Island

    Philanthropic Leadership

    Award Recipient 2016

    Philip  –

    Thank you for your extreme dedication and hard work. 

    Congratulations on your well-deserved recognition.

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  • Jay Levinton, Esq. closes $270 Million Midtown Acquistion

    Posted on March 8, 2016

    MRC JV Buys Storied Midtown MXD

    March 8, 2016 | By Rayna Katz

    NEW YORK CITY—Featuring apartments along with retail and office space, the property’s ownership once included the legendary Harry Helmsley.

     

    The Madison Realty Capital partnership will be the property’s fourth owner since 1928.

     

    The Madison Realty Capital partnership will be the property’s fourth owner since 1928.

    NEW YORK CITY—Madison Realty

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  • Mickee Hennessy Invited to Join the Chapter 11 Lawyers’ Advisory Committee

    Posted on January 5, 2016

    Mickee Hennessy, a partner in the Firm’s Bankruptcy, Workout and Restructuring Department, has been invited by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York to join the Court’s Chapter 11 Lawyers’ Advisory Committee, effective May 2016.  The Committee provides a forum for communication and feedback between the Board of Judges and the bar regarding Chapter 11 practice and procedure in the Eastern

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  • Ellen Tobin, Esq., Moderates Two Significant Programs for the Federal Courts Committee Of the Nassau County Bar Association

    Posted on December 14, 2015

    On December 9, 2015, Ellen Tobin, an attorney in the Firm’s Litigation Department, moderated a program presented by the Federal Courts Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association featuring the Honorable Anne Y. Shields, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York.  Judge Shields discussed significant recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which took effect on December 1, 2015.

     

    On

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  • Michael A. Levy Assists in Drafting NCBA Arbitration Rules

    Posted on November 17, 2015

    Michael A. Levy, counsel to the Firm’s Litigation Department and a member of the Advisory Council to the Nassau County Bar Association Alternative Resolution Dispute Committee, has recently completed a revision of the NCBA’s Arbitration Rules together with two other members of the Council.  The revised NCBA Arbitration Rules have been approved by the Bar Association and are effective as of November, 2015.  Michael also

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  • Jay Levinton, Esq. closes $98M Brooklyn Project

    Posted on November 5, 2015

    Kaye Scholer, Westerman Ball Steer $98M Brooklyn Financing

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    Law360, Minneapolis (November 5, 2015, 5:59 PM ET) -- Kaye Scholer LLP guided Jefferies LoanCore LLC on its $97.5 million loan for a Brooklyn commercial property, while Westerman Ball Ederer Miller Zucker & Sharfstein LLP counseled the borrower on the deal, according to records filed Thursday in New York.

    The financing is for 830 Fountain Ave. in

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  • John Westerman Honoree - Theodore Roosevelt Council of Boy Scouts of America

    Posted on October 29, 2015

    Eagle Scout John Westerman was honored at the Second Annual W.D. Boyce Reception by the Theodore Roosevelt Council of the Boy Scouts of America on Thursday, October 29, 2015.  The cocktail reception was held at The Meadow Brook Club and raised over $50,000 for the Theodore Roosevelt Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  Congratulations John!

  • Westerman Ball Identified as a “Go-To Law Firm” for 2015

    Posted on September 16, 2015

    Westerman Ball has been listed in Corporate Counsel’s 12th annual publication of In-House Law Departments at the Top 500 Companies as a “Go-To Law Firm” for 2015.