Second Department Clarifies Law Relating to Restrictive Covenants in Ordinary Commercial Contracts

Recently, in Twitchell Tech. Prods., LLC v. Mechoshade Sys., LLC, 2024 N.Y. Slip. Op. 01744 [2d Dep’t Mar. 27, 2024], the Second Department had the opportunity to consider an issue that was not extremely developed in New York case law, specifically the factors to consider when evaluating the enforceability of…

Limitations on Third-Party Actions in Breach of Contract Actions

Pursuant to CPLR § 1007, a defendant may seek indemnification and/or contribution from a third party who may be liable to the defendant for all or part of the plaintiff’s claim.  See Galasso, Langione & Botter, LLC v. Liotti, 81 A.D.3d 880, 883 [2d Dep’t 2011].  However, a defendant in…

Corporate Transparency Act

One of the most anticipated new laws that will impact every business in 2024 is the Corporate Transparency Act (or the CTA).  The CTA was enacted on January 1, 2021 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act and went into effect on January 1, 2024.  It is the latest…

Named to 2024 Mentor NY Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll

MENTOR New York, the state Affiliate of MENTOR National, is a leader in the mentoring movement and works to ensure young people have mentoring opportunities wherever they live, learn, work, and play. We join 18 other companies on the honor roll this year. Brian Ziegler and Fred Skolnik, attorneys in…

Herold Named President of Board of Directors of Long Island Cares

David Herold,  Partner at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP, was named president of the board of directors for  Long Island Cares/ The Harry Chapin Food Bank, Inc. Herold co-chairs the Banking and Commercial Lending Department at Certilman Balin and serves on the firm’s executive committee. He has served on…