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March , 2020

Notable Transaction.

Represented buyer in the purchase of a $13M, 84 bed student housing portfolio in Philadelphia, PA.

March , 2020

March , 2020

Achievement.

Jason Rabinovich has been recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal for his professional achievements in 2020.

March , 2020

February , 2020

Award.

We are proud to announce that Jason Rabinovich and Regina Tuchinsky have been recognized as a Rising Stars by the Super Lawyers publication in Pennsylvania for 2020. While up to 5 percent of the lawyers in a state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars.

February , 2020

January , 2020

Rated.

For the 4th year in a row, Jason Rabinovich was honored with the Lead Counsel rating in real estate law. The Lead Counsel Rating was developed in 1997 in order to provide a simple and reliable tool consumers and businesses can use to evaluate an attorney’s ability and credibility. In order to earn the Lead Counsel Rating, an attorney must not only demonstrate significant legal experience, but must also receive multiple peer recommendations advocating his or her ability. There is a rigorous screening process. More info can be found on www.leadcounsel.org

January , 2020

December , 2019

Nomination.

RS Law Group was selected by LAW.COM and The National Trial Lawyers for the 2020 Elite Trial Lawyers nomination for law firm of the year in the Business Torts category along side some of the country’s top law firms. See announcement here: https://www.law.com/nationallawjournal/2019/11/19/announcing-the-2020-elite-trial-lawyers-finalists/

December , 2019

October , 2019

Successful Defense.

Successfully represented Defendant, a non-profit religious organization, in a highly contested multi-day bench trial of an Act 135 Conservatorship Act lawsuit. Plaintiff, a conservatorship coalition, attempted to be appointed as a Conservator of a multi-million dollar property in Philadelphia. Jason Rabinovich was successful in having the lawsuit discontinued.

October , 2019

September , 2019

Successful Variance.

Successfully obtained approval for a multi-lot deed consolidation and development, involving density, height, parking and use variances.

September , 2019

August , 2019

Successful Transaction.

Represented prominent Philadelphia caterer in lease negotiations for a commercial kitchen located in Philadelphia, PA.

August , 2019

August , 2019

Successful Representation.

Represented creditor in the restructuring of an $8M real estate debt obligation for a strip-mall property located in Bergen County, NJ.

August , 2019

July , 2019

Bench Trial Verdict.

After a 3-day bench trial, Oleg Sokolov, our managing partner secured a six-figure verdict for the seller of real estate property, where the buyer breached the contract by failing to close at the scheduled closing day. The case involved complex issues related to trade fixtures and materiality of breach.

July , 2019

June , 2019

Settlement.

Successfully negotiated a settlement in a fraud actions involving the purchase of an exotic car from an oversees seller.

June , 2019

December , 2018

Successful Variance.

Obtained a variance from the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on behalf of our long-term client, a real estate developer. The variance obtained was for two single family zoned lots to be converted to one lot containing six units in the Parkside neighborhood of University City, Philadelphia.

December , 2018

November , 2018

Successful Judgment.

Obtained a summary judgment order in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on behalf of our client, Defendant out of state real estate investors. The lawsuit involved complicated legal and factual issues of alleged fraud and title defects. Our firm was successfully able to obtain a judgment on the papers/motions without a need for a full trial.

November , 2018

November , 2018

Speaking Engagement.

Jason Rabinovich has been invited to present as a panelist on the topic of “Real Estate Development Law” at a CLE (continuing legal education) program hosted for other attorneys and professionals. The program is hosted by the National Business Instutute.

November , 2018

August , 2018

Jury Award.

After a week long jury trial, our firm was able to secure a VERDICT IN EXCESS OF $900,000.00 for our client, a Philadelphia homeowner, in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The lawsuit involved complicated legal issues of construction negligence, trespass, and private nuisance. The defendants, a prominent real estate developer and general contractor, were represented by two large national law firms. The Plaintiff, who is a long-term client of our firm, was represented by Jason Rabinovich and Oleg Sokolov at trial. We were able to secure a significant six figure punitive damages award against all defendants, in addition to significant compensatory damages for our client.

August , 2018

June , 2018

Successful Settlement.

RS Law Group’s team has successfully settled a lawsuit on behalf of an individual, a real estate investor, where the neighboring property’s construction activity adversely affected our client’s property rights. The defendant was a real estate development company.

June , 2018

June , 2018

Appointment as Mediator.

The board of directors has selected Jason Rabinovich to serve as a mediator for The Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors (GPAR).

June , 2018

April , 2018

Successful Collection.

RS Law Group’s team executed on a money judgment against a Philadelphia gas station. The collection stemmed from a contractual (UCC) dispute between the gas station and our client, a national distributor.

April , 2018

March , 2018

Successful Judgment:

Obtained an ejectment judgment in favor of our clients, real estate investors who purchased a property in the Philadelphia Sheriff’s sale. The clients approached our firm after months of unsuccessfully litigating without an attorney. Our firm was able to eject the squatter (old owners of the property) within months of being retained.

March , 2018

January , 2018

Real Estate Transactions.

In 2017, our law firm assisted more than 60 clients, both buyers and sellers, in successful real estate transactions. Our firm represented clients in closing more than $75M in real estate transactions in 2017, both commercial and residential.

January , 2018

January , 2017

Successful Arbitration Dispute.

After a full arbitration at the Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors (GPAR), we were awarded (and collected) the full commission amount owed to our client, a real estate broker, from the opposing real estate broker who was also represented by counsel at the hearing.

January , 2017

March , 2016

Foreclosure.

Successfully foreclosed on a commercial property in Philadelphia through a sheriff’s sale on behalf of our client, a hedge fund, to collect on a mortgage note against a defaulting investor.

March , 2016

January , 2016

Won at Trial.

After a bench trial, we received judgment in favor of our clients, a real estate development company and a non-profit organization, to act as joint conservators in rehabilitating a blighted property in Philadelphia pursuant to Pennsylvania’s Act 135, Blighted and Abandoned Property Conservatorship.

January , 2016

May , 2015

Successful Withdrawal.

Obtained a favorable result in favor of our client, an individual Defendant, and had the case dismissed against Plaintiff, a national debt collection company, in Bucks County Court of Common Pleas. We were able to force Plaintiff to voluntarily withdraw the entire case quickly and before any discovery had taken place due to legal arguments. Plaintiff was attempting to collect on a consumer debt.

May , 2015

March , 2015

Summary.

In 2014, we represented buyers and sellers in over 30 closings totaling over $35 million in transactions.

March , 2015

March , 2015

Successful Order.

Obtained an Order granting our motion from the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and in favor of our client, a commercial tenant, striking a confession of judgment which had previously been entered in favor of the landlord and staying all execution.

March , 2015

March , 2015

New Office.

We are happy to announce that we are opening a new office in Princeton, New Jersey.

March , 2015

September , 2014

Foreclosure Ceased.

Successfully stopped a sheriff’s sale in Philadelphia. Our client, a real estate investor, purchased a property at a sheriff’s sale. Unbeknownst to our client, the primary mortgage holder was in the process of foreclosing on the same property. We were able to successfully stop the sheriff’s sale and foreclosure proceedings against the property.

September , 2014

April , 2014

Successful Transfer.

Successfully obtained a court order in New Jersey transferring title of numerous properties to our client. The court order was a result of the defendants failing to comply with the terms of a previously executed settlement agreement.

April , 2014

November , 2013

Successful Recovery.

Successfully recovered insurance funds for our clients as a result of a motor vehicle claim.

November , 2013

August , 2013

Case Dismissed.

Successfully dismissed a consumer fraud action against a Used Car Dealership from the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in favor of private binding arbitration.

August , 2013

May , 2012

Evictions.

We have helped landlords in Philadelphia successfully evict tenants for non-payment of rent and other breaches of lease.

May , 2012

April , 2012

Open Default Judgment.

Successfully opened and vacated a default judgment in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in favor of a local auto dealership. We then successfully defended the auto dealership in Court involving a consumer transaction.

April , 2012

April , 2012

Motor Vehicle Disputes.

We have obtained various types of equitable relief for our clients, including numerous replevin and break orders in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Florida for the return of motor vehicles.

April , 2012

April , 2012

Injunction.

Our team obtained injunctive relief, as well as money judgments, for our client against numerous lien companies and garages in Florida to stop the sales of motor vehicles through mechanic’s lien auctions.

April , 2012

March , 2012

Payment.

Obtained full payment for damages to a Florida condominium that occurred as a result of a leak from an upstairs neighbor.

March , 2012

March , 2012

PA, NJ, FL.

We have successfully defended lawsuits, as well as negotiated generous settlements, on behalf of debtors from debt collectors in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Florida.

March , 2012

February , 2012

Successful Judgments.

Our team has obtained numerous money judgments against construction companies for faulty installations and remodeling projects in condominiums and homes in Florida, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

February , 2012

January , 2012

Successful Orders.

Successfully obtained relief from the automatic stay in Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bankruptcy Courts on behalf of secured creditors.

January , 2012