Appeals Writing Samples
2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, Appellee Brief. Defendant was sued for rescission of a contract for the sale of a piece of art that ended up being a fake. In the lower court, Defendant moved to dismiss the case based upon the doctrine (which I found) that an art buyer has a duty to investigate a piece of art prior to completing a purchase. Plaintiff appealed, and I wrote the defending brief. After oral argument, the Second Circuit agreed with my research (and persuasive writing) and denied the appeal.
New York Appellate Division, Second Department, Opening Brief. The lower court wrongly considered parol evidence to vary the unambiguous terms of a joint tenancy deed when it declined to exclude certain property from a decedent's estate.
New York Appellate Division, Second Department, Responding Brief. In this humorous case, Respondent-Defendant explains why he is not liable for defamation for telling his colleagues they have a "Midas broken touch."
New York Appellate Division, Second Department, Responding Brief. In this foreclosure defense case, Respondent-Defendant presented a clear explanation of the law governing negotiation of promissory notes.
New York Appellate Division, First Department, Criminal Appeal Opening Brief. This is an excerpt of a lengthy brief seeking a new trial based upon numerous errors committed by the prosecution.
New York Appellate Division, 2nd Department, Appellant Reply Brief. This is an excerpt of a Reply brief in a case involving misappropriation of guardianship funds.