August 2018 Archives

Addressing an estate dispute with your sibling

From tough decisions that have to be made while creating an estate plan to hurdles that surface once a loved one passes away, there are many legal considerations for people who are dealing with estate planning and probate matters. Unfortunately, some of these matters can lead to bitter disagreements that often involve family members, such as a sibling. There are a number of reasons why families in New York may run into these problems and in this write-up, we will look at how they can affect sibling relationships.

Some benefits of starting a C-corp

For those who are preparing to launch a business, there are many decisions to make. However, it is essential to identify the most sensible type of business during the entity selection process. At Codispoti & Associates, we know how vital it is for entrepreneurs in New York to make the right decision during this crucial stage and for some, a C-corp will make the most sense. In this write-up, we will examine some of the reasons why C-corps can be so beneficial for business owners. However, it is crucial to thoroughly compare all of your options before moving forward.

Buying or selling a co-op

There are a variety of considerations when it comes to commercial real estate sales and our blog has covered many of them. From selling some commercial real estate for the first time to handling a dispute, this area of law can bring up uncertainty and it is crucial to work through any areas of concern correctly. In this piece, we will examine some of the reasons why it is important to ensure that the right steps are taken with respect to buying or selling a co-op. 

What are common area maintenance fees in a commercial lease?

In some ways, a commercial lease is much like a residential lease. You spend time looking for a property with the right amenities and location. Then, you negotiate with the landlord to secure a lease. Typically, you must complete a background check and verify your income to obtain a good lease.

Litigation as a result of unfair competition

We have discussed many different legal topics related to intellectual property, from copyright matters to trade secrets. That being said, you may be dealing with other challenges related to this area of law, such as litigation over other examples of unfair competition. Perhaps the company you run is being accused of this offense by a competitor, or maybe you are thinking about filing a lawsuit over another business that has violated your rights with respect to unfair competition. Either way, it is vital to know exactly how you can protect your interests and work toward an end result that is in your favor.

Discussing legal issues with business partners

Business litigation rears its head for many reasons, as we have discussed in many of the examples provided on this blog. From lawsuits over intellectual property to contract disputes, companies are taken to court for a plethora of reasons. Sometimes, a business is able to secure a favorable outcome in court, while others may not be so lucky. There are many different factors that contribute to the outcome of a case, including details which may seem somewhat insignificant at first. However, being on the same page with your business partners can be tremendously helpful when these matters arise.

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