Developer Says Hartman & Craven Botched NY Property Deal

Law360, New York (August 17, 2012, 1:53 PM EDT) -- Developer Celestial New York Properties Inc. on Wednesday hit law firm Hartman & Craven LLP and real estate attorney Sean Altschul with a malpractice suit in state court, claiming they scuttled a $300,000 property deal by drafting a faulty sale contract that the seller was able to void.

Altschul allegedly inserted a rider into the contract for 1455 Baptist Church Road in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., that allowed either party to nullify the contract if the buyer or seller was unable to fulfill their obligations, without fully...
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