The Business Law Section, with a membership of approximately 3,500, is one of the largest Sections of the New York State Bar Association. Its members consist of attorneys whose practice involves some aspect of commerce or finance. Thus, the practice of the members is quite diverse – ranging from securities to banking, bankruptcy to consumer finance, franchising to insurance, among many others. To accommodate this breadth of practice, the Business Law Section has a range of committees that offer the practitioner with business clients information in similarly diverse areas: Bankruptcy; Banking; Business Organizations; Franchise, Distribution and Licensing, Derivatives and Structured Products; Securities Regulation; and the constantly evolving area of Technology and Venture Law. These Committees meet regularly to review current developments in their areas. Members enjoy the benefit of participating in discussions of developments in the business and financial services world and the opportunity to expand their professional network. Attendance at committee meetings and other scheduled Section meetings often can fulfill MCLE requirements.

The Section publishes the NY Business Law Journal, which provides practice-oriented insight and guidance relevant to the business law practitioner, with special emphasis on lawyers who practice in New York State.

The Business Law Section has been in the forefront of introducing, monitoring and evaluating legal developments in the areas of business and finance on both federal and New York State levels.

Members gain access to an extensive network of business law practitioners through our online Community.

Contact the Business Law Section Liaison

To learn more about this Section, please contact Tara Lana
[email protected]
(518) 487-5596

Please do not contact the Section liaison with a request for legal advice or an attorney referral. You can instead visit our ‘Public Resources’ or ‘Lawyer Referral Service’ page for this type of request.

Thomas Pitegoff

Thomas Pitegoff

Thomas Pitegoff is an internationally recognized leader in the franchise field. He counsels international, national, regional and start-up franchisors in a variety of industries to structure their franchise systems effectively and comply with state and federal franchise laws. With a wide-ranging business transactions background, Mr. Pitegoff also advises businesses on alternatives to franchising. In addition, he acts as general U.S. counsel for foreign companies and he provides outside general counsel services for U.S. companies. He is a former member of the Governing Committee of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising and a former editor of the Forum’s Franchise Law Journal.

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Business Law Journal 2022 Vol 26 No. 1_8.5X11_WEB

NY Business Law Journal

The NY Business Law Journal features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of business law. It is designed to provide practice-oriented insight and guidance relevant to the business law practitioner, with special emphasis on lawyers who practice in the State of New York. Edited by David L. Glass (Editor-in-Chief) and Prof. James D. Redwood (Managing Editor), the NY Business Law Journal is published twice per year by the Business Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

The Journal is published as a benefit for members of the Business Law Section and is copyrighted by the New York State Bar Association.

The NY Business Law Journal encourages article submissions on topics of interest to members of the Section. Writing an article for a NYSBA Section publication is a great way to get your name out in the legal community and advertise your knowledge. Our authors are respected state-wide for their legal expertise in all aspects of business law, including banking, bankruptcy, business organizations, employment law, franchise law, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, securities and technology. Recent issues have focused on such timely concerns as cybersecurity, internet law, and the evolving law surrounding marijuana businesses.

Author Guidelines

NYSBA has created comprehensive author guidelines, with information regarding our reprint policy, style guidelines, and obtaining MCLE Author Credits.

Business Law Memos

BLS Memo 4 – S7508A/A9508A, Part LL
AN ACT to amend the Banking Law, in relation to consumer debt collectors

BLS Memo 5-GOV – S8214
AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the regulation of chemicals in upholstered furniture, mattresses and electronic enclosures

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