Force Majeure, what is it? And how does it apply to commercial lease agreements during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This post looks at the steps necessary for executing a Last Will & Testament using video conference software during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A FAQ style guide for applying for Unemployment in New York under the CARES Act.
New York Shortens Statute of Limitations on Medical Debt From Six Years down to Three.
New and creative solutions for handling trusts, estates, and healthcare directives in the Time of Coronavirus.
A look at how the quadrennial leap year affects all types of legal matters.
New York Tenant's are no longer required to pay a landlord's broker fees with the passing of sweeping new rent regulations in 2019.
An overview of the changes to the General Obligations & General Business Law under the recently enacted Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019.
A review of the effect of forced arbitration on consumer credit debt collection lawsuits.
A post that focuses on gifts of residential real estate and New York State and City transfer taxes.
Medical Providers May Face Civil & Criminal Charges for Failing to Collect Co-Pays From Empire Plan Members.
A look at the changes to the Real Property Actions & Proceedings Law under the recently enacted Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019.
A year end estate planning check list to ensure that your personal affairs are in order.
An overview of what to expect when faced with a traffic ticket in the Great Neck Estates Village Court.
On June 14, 2019, New York passed the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (HSTPA) which will bring about broad and sweeping changes to the laws governing many forms of housing across New York.
This article goes over the bill of particulars device as used in civil litigation in New York.
Meeting an attorney for your first estate planning meeting can be daunting. Some attorneys use an “Estate Planning Questionnaire” or something similar prior to the client coming in for a meeting. This way the attorney can collect some demographic information prior to the meeting and save some t...
For this case study I will discuss how we recently helped a client collect a years old landlord tenant judgment entered by a housing court.
We previously wrote a blog entry regarding patients who seek hospital treatment in an emergency situations and then get stuck with out-of-network bills for services rendered. Where the policy is governed by New York Law, the insurance company must hold the insured harmless and cover the entire ...
Healthcare is at the forefront of our national politics debate right now. Insurance companies have been playing hardball with hospital and medical providers. Insurance companies generate increasing revenues by paying out as little as possible on claims that they can.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court made a landmark ruling in Henson v. Santander Consumer USA Inc. (582 U.S. ____ ). Handing down the decision for the unanimous Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in his first Supreme Court opinion “[W]e begin, as we must, with a careful examination of the statutor...
It is possible that a creditor may freeze your bank account after they have received a Court judgment. A creditor does not have to warn you before placing a freeze on your account, and often times you will not know about a freeze until attempting to use your debit card.
We recently consulted with an individual who was seeking the return of a portion of unpaid principle on a promissory note in excess of $75,000.00. The individual admitted that the promissory note was not drafted by an attorney. That ended up being a costly mistake. This particular promissory no...
The Affirmative Defense – Lack of Standing: Earlier this year, the New York State Assembly passed law providing that a borrower in a mortgage foreclosure action does not waive standing, even if that defense is not asserted in an answer or pre-answer motion. While it is not law yet, it still ne...
This blog will be a two part series examining recent legislative developments in New York regarding foreclosures and mortgage holders.