Good afternoon Members, During her weekly coronavirus update today, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore announced that the New York State Unified Court System’s Division of Technology and Court Research will begin publishing monthly online statistical reports on misdemeanor and felony offenses and violations from courts across the state. The Police Statistics and Transparency Act, in this … Continued
Month: December 2020
The shift towards remote work for millions of U.S. employees can have significant tax implications for businesses. There is potential long-term impact as employers rethink the need for expensive spaces and shift to partial or fully-remote workforces. Potential tax implications include payroll tax, corporate income and franchise tax, as well as taxes imposed based on … Continued
Scott M. Karson, president of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), issued the following statement applauding the Unified State Court System’s Commission to Reimagine the Future of New York’s Courts for its stance against nonlawyer ownership of law firms: “The prohibition against nonlawyer ownership of law firms is the long-established policy of the New … Continued
Read the latest symposium – New York State Bar Association Antitrust Law Section Annual meeting at the New York Hilton Midtown on January 30, 2020.
It’s been a record-breaking year for the housing industry on a number of levels. We saw home prices soar to their highest two-month appreciation in 30 years, we witnessed existing home sales rise to a 14-year high in August, and we consistently see mortgage applications reach new heights each month.
Properly maintaining a trust account is integral to your practice, and could affect your law license! If you’re accepting advance payments from your clients, or receiving money on their behalf, you will need to maintain a trust account. What’s more, you will need to maintain a compliant trust account.
In the wake of the news that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed a New York State Bar Association-advanced bill into law that simplifies and improves the state’s power of attorney form, NYSBA offered a free virtual overview session for members and the media on Dec. 16. Additionally, on Friday, Dec. 18 NYSBA will offer a … Continued
It was a year of momentous decisions followed by the loss of an iconic justice. The immediate past term saw the Supreme Court address an unusually high number of consequential, politically charged issues. The Court rendered historic rulings on presidential immunity and accountability, free exercise of religion, LGBTQ rights, abortion rights, jury trial rights, the … Continued
A bill advanced by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and signed into law by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will protect consumers who want a trusted individual to handle their legal affairs should they become incapacitated and need to execute a power of attorney form.