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October 21, 2021

The email scandal involving now-former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden offers an opportunity to remind both employers and employees that the “e” in email frequently stands for “evidence.”

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October 18, 2021

Many individuals and businesses make charitable gifts during the holiday season. In addition to being a time of increased need for many non-profits, gifts made before the end of the tax year can bring income tax benefits.

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October 7, 2021

This week, some good news came in the form of a Landlord Rental Assistance Program announced by Gov. Kathy Hochul. The program will provide $125 million in rental relief to a targeted group of landlords.

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September 21, 2021

In New York State, drivers are required to carry liability insurance. But that doesn’t mean they all do. A 2021 study by the Insurance Research Council (IRC) found more than 12 percent of drivers on the road do not have auto insurance. That equates to roughly one in eight drivers.

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September 16, 2021

President Biden recently proposed major tax changes with the aim of generating billions in additional revenue to fund the $1.8 trillion American Families Plan.

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September 13, 2021

New York State has now designated COVID-19 as a “highly contagious communicable disease” as defined under the New York Health and Essential Rights (HERO) Act.

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September 9, 2021

Buffalo, New York finds itself the epicenter of a controversial drive by Starbucks workers to unionize. For years, workers at the corporate coffee behemoth have complained about labor practices related to staffing, sick leave, and a general lack of support from management.

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September 3, 2021

Once again the New York State Legislature, with the support of Gov. Kathy Hochul, extended the residential and commercial eviction and foreclosure moratorium, this time until January 15, 2022.

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August 16, 2021

In a case that offers a glimmer of hope for New York landlords struggling to hold onto rental properties in the wake of COVID-19, the Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a segment of New York’s eviction moratorium.

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August 11, 2021

In October 2019, Donald Trump announced he was switching his residency from New York to Florida. From a tax perspective, it made perfect sense.

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August 5, 2021

Detailed Report out of Albany Serves as Wake-Up Call for Both Public and Private Sector Employers

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August 2, 2021

In April, 2021 when we last looked at this subject, the Buffalo Bills applications to register the trademark "Bills Mafia" in standard characters (SN 90248260) and in a stylized design (SN 90248264) were stymied by another pending application to register the mark "Billsmafia" filed by Karina Lopez (SN 90051257).

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July 26, 2021

The recent ruling from the Second Circuit is being seen as a win for consumers holding student loan debt, but the decision is very narrow in scope.

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July 15, 2021

Ending the eviction moratorium is only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to addressing the struggles of landlords coming out of the pandemic.

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June 28, 2021

Why is the second smallest state in the country "home" to some of the most powerful corporations in the world? 

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June 23, 2021

In more than 30 years of practicing law, I have heard some common misconceptions about estate planning. These myths often center on the will drafting process which can result in intended beneficiaries not receiving what they should when you die.

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June 15, 2021

What constitutes a HIPAA violation? You might be surprised to learn how narrow the scope of coverage truly is.

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June 14, 2021

Ruling affirms right of employer to terminate an employee who refuses the COVID-19 vaccine.

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June 12, 2021

Summer is almost here, making it the perfect time to talk to your teen drivers about road safety

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June 11, 2021

The moratorium on evictions and foreclosures that has extended into a second year has been complex and ever evolving. My colleague, Jonathan Schechter, wrote about the impact on both landlords and tenants back in March.

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May 13, 2021

Across much of the United States, the residential real estate market is red hot. On the flip side, the COVID-19 pandemic has left tens of thousands of commercial properties empty and many multi-family properties underperforming.

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