It’s been two years since New York’s new power of attorney law went into effect, and it’s time for a look at how it is performing under changes that were based on a proposal by the New York State Bar Association. Legislation to amend the Power of Attorney law passed the New York State Assembly … Continued
Practice Area: Contracts
You have a client in Europe who needs to sign a document before a notary public. Generally, you would instruct your client to appear before the United States Embassy for notarial services similar to the functions of a New York notary public. What would happen if your client was in a country where there is … Continued
The New York State Bar Association has formed a task force to study the state’s new rules on notarization, which are having a significant impact on lawyers handling real estate transactions, wills and trusts and all other legal matters that require signing documents. While the task force members deliberate, the association is doing everything it … Continued
The core question nonetheless remains this: when do the provisions of an otherwise valid contract or the process by which it was agreed to reach a point where courts are willing to break with the presumption of validity and declare it unenforceable?
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.
There is simply no substitute for a well-drafted contract with concise language. This is doubly true now in the coronavirus era. Jill Pilgrim of New York City (Pilgrim & Associates) discussed what lawyers can expect and what tried-and-true negotiation lessons remain paramount in the CLE webinar, “Negotiating Contracts in the Era of COVID-19: Contract Provisions, … Continued
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This article explores potential frameworks for navigating contractual challenges in light of potential future litigation relating to the coronavirus public health emergency.