Practice Area: Business & Corporate
The only book on commercial litigation in the New York State Courts is back.
This article is a reflection on the GameStop saga and a look into the potential federal securities law violations of the various players’ bizarre and novel actions.
New York has seen quite a bit of litigation surrounding these circumstances, with parties citing force majeure and related common law doctrines as bases to avoid liability for failure to perform their contractual obligations. This article provides an update on some recent New York cases impacting these salient legal issues.
The New York State Bar Association recommends that the New York Civil and Criminal Courts adopt the equivalent of the Federal Rule of Evidence Rule 502. If enacted, this would establish a uniform set of standards and minimize or eliminate costly and time-consuming disputes about the waiver of attorney-client and work product protection. This was … Continued
We, as members of the bar, need to consider that one of the contributing, if not principal, causes of this breakdown may be our own judicial system, right up to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Lawyering from home implicates at least three important Professional Rules and corresponding duties: Rule 1.1 on the duty of competence; Rule 1.6 on the duty of confidentiality; and Rules 5.1 and 5.3 on supervisory responsibilities.
When a client contacts a transactional lawyer to assist with a business venture, there may be more questions than answers: What is the client’s identity? What is the source of the funds? Why does the lawyer need to deposit and disburse funds immediately? Who is the recipient of the funds? What is the jurisdiction? What … Continued