516-227-0700

Franklin C.
McRoberts

Commercial Litigation

Counsel

Uniondale

T: 516-227-0786

About Franklin

Franklin C. McRoberts IV focuses on business disputes in state and federal court, including partnership, corporation, and LLC derivative suits, dissolutions, breakups, buyouts, mergers, and valuations. He represents businesses and real property owners in insurance coverage litigation, including disputes with insurance companies and brokers over disclaimers, denials, rescissions, bad faith, and errors and omissions. Frank’s practice also includes general contract disputes, business torts, restrictive covenants, and real estate transaction disputes.

A resident of Port Washington, Frank is a monthly contributor to the firm’s widely recognized New York Business Divorce blog.

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Experience

  • Summary judgment awarding a declaratory judgment on a crucial corporate governance dispute among the three board members of a well-known Long Island corporation.
  • Appellate court reversal of a trial court’s ruling that an assignment of a claim violated New York’s prohibition against champerty.
  • Summary judgment dismissing the State of New York’s CERCLA claims against several small Long Island businesses based on the statute of limitations.

Credentials

Education

  • Colgate University
  • Seton Hall University School of Law

Articles & Advisories

Court of Appeals to Consider Scope of the “Unfinished Business Doctrine”

April 14, 2014

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Court of Appeals Breathes New Life Into ‘Separate Entity Rule’

July 01, 2013

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News

Understanding the Specifics of a Business Divorce

Breaking up is hard to do, so Uniondale-based law firm Farrell Fritz has set up a practice group to make…

June 30, 2016

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Farrell Fritz Counsels Disputing Partners with Business Divorce Practice Group

The attached advertorial, published in the May 27, 2016 issue of Long Island Business News, discusses the launch of Farrell Fritz’s…

June 02, 2016

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Press Releases

30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Leading Lawyers in Their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys selected to the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 13, 2018

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Franklin McRoberts of Farrell Fritz Appointed to The Caumsett Foundation’s Board of Directors

Farrell Fritz warmly congratulates Franklin (Frank) McRoberts on his recent appointment to The Caumsett Foundation’s board of directors. He will…

February 02, 2018

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31 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 31 attorneys selected to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 20, 2017

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30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys selected to the 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 21, 2016

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30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys selected to the 2015 New York Super Lawyers and New York…

September 16, 2015

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Farrell Fritz Promotes Patricia Marcin to Partner and Three Associates to Counsel

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce the promotions of Patricia C. Marcin to partner and John C. Armentano, Katherine A.…

January 07, 2015

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30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2014 Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys named to the 2014 New York Super Lawyers and New York…

September 23, 2014

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Pro Bono

Helping People Obtain Needed Benefits

The Nassau-Suffolk Law Services Committee is a nonprofit, community-based poverty law program that regularly refers pro bono cases to Farrell…

January 01, 2010

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Recognition

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Super Lawyers

New York Metro Rising Stars (Business Litigation)

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AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell

Peer Review Rating

Community Work

Frank is a former member of the Caumsett Foundation board.