Articles

Not In My Backyard! Why Neighbors Often Think Their Concerns Are Ignored

It was a packed house in the town hall auditorium, as the planning board convened to consider a controversial application for site plan approval.  As ...

Do I Have the Capacity? Execution and Agency for Powers of Attorney

By Daniel S. Williford

Execution of a NYS Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document that allows an agent to make financial and...

Shareholders’ Agreements: Keeping The Peace

By Mary F. Ognibene

Forming a company can be an exciting venture, full of optimism, energy and expectation.  It may be difficult, especially at that ...

Tips for Winter Driving Safety

By Peter J. Gregory

A recent survey by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration determined that New York is one of the top five deadliest s...

Is A Trust A Countable Resource Under Medicaid?

By Daniel S. Williford

Long-Term Care Skilled Nursing Facility Medicaid Rules

 

Medicaid is a federally funded program administered by each state f...

Litigation’s Lasting Impact: Urban-Suburban Interdistrict Transfer Program

By Peter J. Weishaar

The successful conclusion of a case—whether by verdict or settlement—is often one of the most rewarding parts of practicing law. ...

Negotiating SBA Loan Repayments

By Peter J. Gregory

The U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) is a federal agency that helps entrepreneurs grow their businesses by assisting wi...

Is a Pre-Injury Waiver and Release Enforceable?

By Peter J. Weishaar

Your child was invited to another birthday party. This time, the party is at the trampoline place. Maybe next time the party wil...

New Law Removes Red Tape For Fire Districts Selling Surplus Apparatus

One of the most common questions we receive from our fire district clients relates to the process required for a fire district to sell surplus fire eq...

Federal Overtime Rules On Hold For Now; New York Proposed Increase Remains

 
Last week, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction enjoining the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing and e...

Do You Have Digital Assets?

By Daniel S. Williford

This month, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law an amendment to the New York Estates Powers and Trust Law, creating a new se...

Indemnification Cheat Sheet

By Mary F. Ognibene

Indemnification provisions are present in countless commercial contracts and also happen to be one of the most frequently negotia...

6 Things To Do After A Car Accident

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, do you know what to do? Having a plan and knowing your priorities after a collision will help you kee...

Resolving Disputes: What's The Best Way?

Whether you own a business or run a household, inevitably you will find yourself in a dispute.  A contractor's work is incomplete or unsatisfactory, o...

From Prince To Tony D: Intestacy And Fiduciaries When Dying Without A Will

Two recent high-profile examples teach critical lessons about the importance of having a Will. We lost Prince on April 21, 2016 and popular Rochester ...