Even though we all practice law in the same state, many aspects of a residential real estate transaction differ depending on where a property is located. Particularly Upstate, closing customs and practices vary widely from one county to the next. These practices include whether a contract is drafted by a realtor or an attorney, if … Continued
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In practicing Matrimonial and Family Law for 40 years, I have the advantage of time and perspective to appreciate and be proud of what our chosen profession does well. However, as my professional life has reached its twilight years, I have become increasingly frustrated by what it does not. During my career, our system has … Continued
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Since the advent of smart phones, lawmakers and regulators have been slow to react to the exponential development of mobile health apps. Health lawyers faced with advising clients on the first generation of mobile health apps faced the daunting task of trying to situate novel technologies onto laws that were promulgated in a pre-digital age: … Continued
Opening Address (adapted version) by Ulrich Fobian during the Human Rights Plenary, delivered on November 8, 2019 at the New York State Bar Associations’s Conference in Tokyo. I am white. 白人です. (I am white) I am South African. 南アフリカ人です. (I am South African) I am a beneficiary of a singular and exclusive society. I was … Continued
Judith Bresler passed peacefully at New York Presbyterian Hospital on May 21, 2020, following a valiant battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. The distinguished lecturer and prominent art law attorney delighted in playing the piano, and flourished in her innate gift for language; writing poetry, mastering her boggle skills, and eventually becoming co-author of the leading treatise … Continued
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed are solely that of the authors who take full responsibility for this content. There are no conflicts of interest to report. It is often said that we are at war with an “invisible enemy” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the recent history of similar outbreaks (i.e., SARS, H1N1), failures in government … Continued
New York State law provides a variety of legal tools — to multiple levels of government — so the response to a public health threat can be tailored to fit the specific needs.
Mediation, even if conducted virtually, is a viable alternative to case resolution pending the resumption of normal court operations.
In the post-New York on Pause / pre-vaccine world that we may soon be entering, managing agents and cooperative apartment corporation boards should offer remote apartment closings as an option, if not the norm.