Brian Farkas


Brian Farkas is an associate attorney at Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP in New York, focusing his practice on commercial litigation, arbitration and intellectual property. Brian earned his B.A. from Vassar College and J.D. from Cardozo School of Law. In law school, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution and won the Andrew S. Zucker Award for Academic Excellence. His writing on arbitration and mediation has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York County LawyerDispute Resolution JournalResolutions RoundtableAlternatives to the High Cost of Litigation, and the Northeastern Law Journal.

Outside of the firm, he serves as a volunteer mediator through the New York Peace Institute. He teaches in Brooklyn Law School's Mediation Clinic, training students in Civil Court and Small Claims Court mediation.

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Recent Articles
Commercial Real Estate FAQ
What exactly is commercial real estate? Are there really that many differences between a commercial real estate deal and buying a house? What are some of the common pitfalls involving a real estate business deal? Should I hire a real estate broker or a real estate lawyer? ... Read more

Disputes With Neighbors Over Real Estate Boundary and Property Lines
Good neighbors go a long way towards enjoying your home and real property, and conflicts can make property ownership equally unpleasant. A boundary dispute is one conflict to avoid because costs and emotions can quickly get out of control. A boundary dispute may be a question of confusion or uncertainty, ... Read more

Buying and Selling Mobile Homes (Manufactured Homes)
Mobile homes are a popular residential option in many states. They can be easily moved from place to place, and are typically less expensive than buying a standard brick-and-mortar home. Legally, purchasing a mobile home is similar to purchasing a manufactured (or “pre-fab”) house. ... Read more

Types of Deeds Used for Transferring or Selling Real Estate
A deed is a written instrument that transfers or conveys title to real property. Generally, the grantor, who is the owner or the person with a legal interest in the property, conveys his interest to the grantee, who is the person who acquires the interest in the property. ... Read more

Can Home Purchaser or Seller Use "Specific Performance" to Enforce Real Estate Contract?
Either a home seller or buyer can develop "cold feet" in the course of the transaction, perhaps because of having received a better offer or found another home to buy, or perhaps due to a change of mind or life circumstances. Can the other party force the sale to a close? ... Read more