January 2019 Archives

Preventing a commercial lease dispute

Commercial real estate transactions can be very challenging for those who are trying to sell or looking to buy property. However, there are other potential problem areas to watch out for when it comes to commercial real estate, especially for those who rent property. Many people have found themselves in a difficult position as a result of commercial lease disputes, which must be handled carefully. Fortunately, there are a number of steps that can be taken to reduce the probability of such a dispute arising in the first place. In New York, these disputes take many forms and prevention is paramount.

What if you are named as a John Doe in a BitTorrent lawsuit?

Downloading and uploading through BitTorrent may have allowed you to access information or an entertainment file that could result in a lawsuit in a California court. However, you participated in this activity as one of a group of people, and the proof that you participated at all is the Internet Protocol address. Can the owner of a copyrighted file sue all of the people involved based on their connection to the IP addresses?

Procrastination and estate planning

People procrastinate for many reasons, whether they are going through a hard time at work or they have recently been through a tough divorce. Unfortunately, procrastination can make things significantly worse, and this is especially true with respect to estate planning. Some people may push off setting up an estate plan because they feel as if they do not have the time to create a will or trust, or maybe they are simply hesitant to think about such a difficult topic. However, this can lead to serious consequences, such as an estate being mismanaged in the future.

What is price fixing, and why is it illegal?

The federal government has enacted antitrust laws in order to protect consumers in New York and across the country. You may be wondering how these laws affect your retail company, particularly in regard to price fixing. Here is what the Federal Trade Commission has to say about this illegal behavior.

  • NYSBA
  • Brooklyn Bar Association 1872 Justice Integrity Honor Courtesy
  • National Italian American Bar Association Representing The Italian American Legal Community
  • Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn
  • Columbian Lawyers Association of Rockland County
  • The Copyright Society of the USA
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