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May 7, 2021

Very few people have the foresight to plan for the ending of something that is just beginning. Even if they think about it ahead of time, who wants to plan to sell the dream home you are just closing on?

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May 7, 2021

When the United States-Canadian border was closed to all non-essential business on March 21, 2020, few people imagined a scenario where the closure would last longer than a few months.

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April 29, 2021

None of us like to talk about our own eventual demise, but if there is one good thing to come from the pandemic, it is that it has opened the eyes of millions of Americans to the importance of having an estate plan in place.

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April 27, 2021

This is the first installment of a two-part blog exploring an important topic that is too often ignored: business divorce.

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April 21, 2021

When we last visited this subject in January, the Buffalo Bills’ own applications to register the trademark “Bills Mafia” in standard characters (SN 90248260) or in a stylized design (SN 90248264) had not yet been reviewed by an attorney examiner at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”).

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April 14, 2021

Choosing the lowest auto insurance premium may leave you vulnerable

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March 26, 2021

With more than six million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine already administered in New York, employers and employees both face an important question: can a company mandate its employees get vaccinated? 

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March 10, 2021

Attorneys are often referred to as counselors. It is an especially appropriate title in today’s world, as many of the messages and calls I receive are from people needing just that – counsel.

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March 9, 2021

Small Window Remains Open for Opportunity Zone Investors: Internal Revenue extends deadline to March 31

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February 22, 2021

On January 1, 2021, Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The act is centered on authorizing appropriations for military spending, but within the bill was another act that will have larger ramifications for small business owners.

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January 29, 2021

My employee posted _______________  on Facebook, can I fire them for that?

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January 26, 2021

Even the simple act of scheduling a shareholder meeting has been turned upside down in the wake of COVID-19.

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January 21, 2021

If you have faced an injury or medical condition that has rendered you unable to work, it can be a scary time. The uncertainty of your own health, compounded by wondering if you will be able to pay your bills, can be overwhelming.

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January 11, 2021

When we first looked at the Buffalo Bills LLC’s (“Bills”) applications to register the trademark “BILLS MAFIA” (SN 90248260 and 90248264) at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”), we found a significant hurdle in the way.

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January 8, 2021

“My tenants haven’t paid their rent in months. What are my options?”

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January 6, 2021

The new year brings new paid leave requirements to New York employers. New York State established additional rights to paid leave for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers on April 3, 2020.

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December 21, 2020

Changes to Power of Attorney rules in New York take effect in June

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December 9, 2020

Employers planning to hold virtual celebrations may want to consider the potential liability before raising a Zoom cocktail with employees

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November 11, 2020

We need to consider our futures more than ever before. Estate planning helps protect your assets and relieve some of the stress felt by those who will carry out your wishes.

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November 3, 2020

Though 2020 is coming to an end, there is still time left to make charitable contributions that qualify as a tax deduction on your 2020 federal income tax return.

Thanks to the passage of the CARES Act, there is an opportunity for additional giving at a time when the demand for services is up, and the donations are down at many non-profits.

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October 28, 2020

It has, for a long time, been common to discourage employees from discussing their compensation in the workplace. Some organizations discourage it, while others attempt to ban it outright under the threat of disciplinary action. In both cases, it is the wrong approach to what is admittedly, a tricky subject to navigate.

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