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September 26, 2018 News

Morrison Cohen Represents Elie Tahari in Lawsuit with Co-Op Board over Penthouse Renovation

September 26, 2018 – Morrison Cohen is representing fashion designer Elie Tahari in a lawsuit against the governing board of his building for hindering his combination of his two penthouse apartments.

The suit filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court claims that the building corporation at 860 Fifth Ave. has demanded “extortionate sums of money” from him in exchange for approval, even as “other apartment-combination projects are routinely granted.” The suit further states that “Tahari has commenced this litigation as a last resort, in order to stop the abuse that the Corporation has been intentionally inflicting upon him for many years, and to recover the significant damages he has sustained.”  Tahari is seeking $50 million in damages and approval for his renovation plan. 

The lawsuit was covered in the September 21, 2018 issues of the New York Post and The Real Deal.

The Morrison Cohen team includes Y. David Scharf, David J. Kanfer and Joaquin Ezcurra.