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New York’s Big Shift in Mandatory Sick and Safe Leave

Change is underway in New York – what once was a job benefit gratuitously offered by some employers is now a requirement under the law for all employers. Beginning September 30, 2020, all employees within New York begin to accrue leave time and are entitled to use such leave time…

Why A Revocable Trust Might Be the Right Estate Planning Tool

A will and a revocable trust achieve the goal of passing on your estate to your beneficiaries, but they accomplish this in different ways. Depending on your situation, one option may have more advantages. In this article we discuss why a revocable trust may be the right choice. To learn…

Dealing with the Commercial Tenant in the Time of COVID

That commercial tenants are much different from residential tenants has never been more evident than now. Unlike a primary residence where people look for safety and security, the sole purpose of a commercial establishment is for making money. Commercial landlords faced with tenants who cannot or will not make their…

McCord and Cummings Quoted in Long Island Business News

Our Bankruptcy Partner Richard McCord and our Litigation Partner Anthony Cummings had a chance to discuss the effects of the pandemic in regard to making the rent payments. Richard J. McCord is a Partner in our Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Practice Group. He has an in-depth understanding of bankruptcy law, representing creditors and debtors in all…

Tax Certiorari in the Age of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down and has largely reshaped our day-to-day experiences, both personally and professionally.  Phrases such as “social distancing” and “flatten the curve,” are now everyday vernacular and part of our “new normal.”  Our tax certiorari practice has adapted and continues to evolve in order…