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The Fourth Department Clarifies LLC Indemnification Rights

12.11.2019

High legal fees are an unavoidable fact of life for many commercial litigants.  A client’s ability to commence, and successfully litigate, even a highly meritorious case often hinges on whether he or she can afford the inherent cost. This is particularly true in a “business divorce” case involving a limited liability company, where a client who is a minority member of an LLC has suffered financial harm at the hands of one or more members who control the LLC.

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Considering NY’s Red Flag Gun Safety Law, How Can Physicians Support Patients & Their Families?

11.26.2019

This question and answer was printed in the Monroe County Medical Society November-December 2019 Bulletin.

Calendars, Scheduling Essential to Keeping Work and Personal Life Organized

09.06.2019

I write often. Dozens of emails per day. Last month, on a Wednesday, the first email was sent at 8:05 AM and the last went out at 11:40 PM. In between, there were e-filings and more writing: a demand letter, a brief, an article.  I am coordinating with my wife to pack kids’ lunches, sign forms, check homework, transport the boys to lessons and practices, schedule house stuff, family stuff and car stuff.

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NYS Legislature and governor adopt sweeping legislation in Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

08.30.2019

On July 18, 2019, Governor Cuomo, along with former Vice President Al Gore in attendance, signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA).  The legislation is described by the Governor’s press release as “the most ambitious and comprehensive climate and clean energy legislation in the country.”  The reaction from the environmental groups has been enthusiastic.  However, the feedback from the business community much less so due to uncertainty and cost.  Time will tell how the CLCPA works and the ultimate cost of implementation, but the scope of the regulatory requirements

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THE IMPACT OF THE HOUSING STABILITY AND TENANT PROTECTION ACT OF 2019 ON RESIDENTIAL LANDLORDS IN WESTERN NEW YORK

07.30.2019

On June 14, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the “Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019” (the “Tenant Protection Act”). The Tenant Protection Act, which contains a series of sweeping tenant favored regulations and protections, represents a staggering loss to residential landlords in New York State. While prior laws addressing rent regulation have been adopted in New York City and its surrounding counties, the Tenant Protection Act applies to every county in New York State.

Effective Advocacy: Some Valuable Advice

07.23.2019

Effective Advocacy: Some Valuable Advice

“Brevity is important.” — Chief Judge Carl L. Bucki, Chief Bankruptcy Judge for Western District of New York

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Trial by Fire: My First Jury Trial

07.23.2019
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NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Continues Fight Against National Fuel's Northern Access Pipeline Project

06.21.2019
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New Proposed Rules for the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Could Mean Big Changes for Debt Collectors and Consumers

06.04.2019
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U.S. EPA and Corps of Engineers Propose New Waters of the U.S. Rule

04.16.2019
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‘Kramer v. Kramer’: A 2019 Analysis

03.18.2019
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Environmental Consulting Evolving Through Technology

02.15.2019
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Heading for Divorce? It Doesn’t Have to be World War III

01.18.2019
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Northeast States Working on Cap-and-Trade System for Transportation Sources

12.17.2018
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House of Frauds

11.19.2018
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