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Date: June 14th, 2019
On June 13, 2019, the New York State Senate and Assembly passed a bill repealing the portion of New York Public...


Date: October 2nd, 2018
Yesterday, New York State released the final materials and guidance on New York’s Sexual Harassment Prevention Laws. These materials include a...

Date: September 26th, 2018
  The New York State legislature has passed sweeping legislation aimed at combating sexual harassment in the workplace.  This zero-tolerance sexual...


Date: July 20th, 2017
On April 4, 2016, when Governor Cuomo signed into law the New York Paid Family Leave Benefit Law (the “PFL Law”),...

Date: May 1st, 2017
The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure authorize judges to “establish[] a reasonable limit on the time allowed to present evidence” at...

Date: April 27th, 2017
One of the key components considered by entrepreneurs prior to the formation of their business is the type of legal entity...

Date: November 22nd, 2016
In PHH Corp. (PHH) v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 18332* (D.C. Cir. October 11, 2016), the US...

Date: September 9th, 2016
Advising a client of an unfavorable decision can be unsettling for any attorney.  This is no different for land use attorneys...

Date: July 7th, 2016
Background On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (the “BBA”), which contains significant...


Date: November 16th, 2015
What does it take for your startup to get funded, grow and monetize?  Many entrepreneurs turn to me for guidance on...

Date: June 1st, 2015
I. Introduction Even with the Supreme Court’s rejection of the latest constitutional challenge to the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (ACA),...


Date: January 14th, 2015
Since the adoption of the New York Business Corporation Law in 1961, New York has been one of the few states,...

Date: January 14th, 2015
In our memo of February 1, 2011, we described the recently adopted New York Wage Theft Prevention Act (the “Act”). Among...

Date: December 22nd, 2014
On December 17, 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Assembly Bill 9933 amending certain provisions of Articles 1, 7, 8 and 9 of the...

Date: October 16th, 2014
In the midst of the often heated controversy swirling around the issue of hydraulic fracturing (commonly referred to as “hydrofracking” and...

Date: June 27th, 2014
In November of last year, the Court of Appeals decided Rocky Point Drive-In, L.P. v. Town of Brookhaven, and affirmed the long-established...

Date: June 26th, 2014
Public employees may be exposed to liability in the performance of their duties.  At common law, a public entity could not...

Date: June 1st, 2014
I received the phone call at 4:30 a.m. on a random Wednesday. It was my wife, a medical resident at a...

Date: April 14th, 2014
Effective July 1, 2014 (the “Effective Date“), New York’s Not-for-Profit Corporation Law (the “Law“) will be significantly revised for the first...

Date: April 9th, 2014
The New York Executive Budget for 2014-2015, which was recently signed into law, has made substantial changes to New York’s estate...

Date: August 5th, 2013
On August 5, 2013, the Second Circuit in DeJesus v HF Management Sources, LLC affirmed the dismissal of a complaint brought by an...

Date: June 24th, 2013
On June 24, 2013, the United States Supreme Court decided Vance v Ball State University, which narrowed the definition of a “supervisor”...

Date: June 20th, 2013
On June 20, 2013, the United States Supreme Court affirmed the viability of arbitration waiver clauses which preclude arbitrating claims on...

Date: May 21st, 2013
Under the Bankruptcy Code, a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee is fortified with all of the rights that the debtor had as...

Date: April 16th, 2013
On April 16, 2013, the United States Supreme Court held in Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk that an offer of judgment pursuant to...

Date: September 19th, 2012
Heeding the calls for change from many in the New York business community, Governor Cuomo has signed an amendment to New...

Date: January 31st, 2012
The start of a new year, with a new contracting season right around the corner, seems like an appropriate time to...

Date: December 21st, 2011
The National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”) has published its final rule requiring almost all private-sector employers subject to the National...

Date: September 19th, 2011
Service animals can help people with a variety of disabilities such as hearing impairments, physical handicaps and sight impairments. Service animals...

Date: April 8th, 2011
As we mentioned in our memos of January 28 and March 1, the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act (the “Act”)...

Date: March 1st, 2011
In our memo of February 1, 2011, we stated that the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act (the “Act”), was signed...

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