WATCH OUT FOR SCAMS RELATED TO COVID-19

The IRS repeatedly warns taxpayers, businesses and tax professionals to be alert for fake emails, text messages, websites and social media attempts to steal vital personal information. The Coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic creates a dangerous environment for these types of scams on vulnerable people in need, especially seniors. IR Notice…

Temporary New York State Policies Affecting the Sale and Marketing of Offered Units/Apartments/Homes

We understand that our Condominium and Cooperative clients have many questions regarding their rights and obligations during this difficult period.  In this regard, we would like to advise you of the provisional policies (outlined below) that have been adopted by the Attorney General’s Office (“AG’s Office”) to temporarily streamline filing…

Understanding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) creates two ways to keep workers paid during the crisis: providing direct help to workers who lose their jobs, and extending loans to businesses to help them maintain pay and benefits. Employee Side Benefits The CARES Act will help…

Advanced Care Directives

I recently tried a Guardianship case that many people saw in the media. The case pitted two brothers against each other fighting over what was best for Mom while Mom was in the hospital being kept alive by life support. At my request the Judge issued a Gag Order. No…

Contract Law: The COVID-19 Shutdown and the Impossibility of Performance Defense

As we are all painfully aware, Governor Cuomo has issued an Executive Order directing that all “non-essential” businesses statewide terminate their in-office personnel functions. In addition to the public health and policy issues that arise from this Order, a myriad of legal questions also follow. While there are no concrete…