CMM recently represented our client, a prominent real estate developer, successfully as the plaintiff in a million-dollar East End real property compensation dispute.
Our client sued the defendants (a real estate brokerage firm and its principal) to recover compensation for various services rendered unrelated to real estate brokerage activities.
Following this lawsuit, the defendants moved for an Order to dismiss the complaint. According to the defendants, our client was not a real estate broker and was therefore prohibited from collecting/splitting any commission and from commencing a legal action seeking such commission.
CMM’s Jeffrey Basso and Rich DeMaio opposed the motion to dismiss and ultimately received a favorable decision from the Court denying the motion in its entirety. In its decision, the Court held that our client’s lawsuit stated viable claims and thus, was sufficient to withstand the defendants’ motion to dismiss. The case will now proceed to discovery where CMM can continue to prosecute the claims on behalf of our client.