Articles

What To Do If Your Uber or Lyft is in An Accident

By Peter J. Gregory

With ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft now operating in the Rochester area, questions may arise as to who is responsib...

Keeping It Under Wraps: Confidentiality Agreements In The M&A Context

By Mary F. Ognibene

Confidentiality agreements are one of the first agreements addressed in the mergers and acquisitions context, their primary purpo...

Combating Financial Exploitation Of The Elderly

By Daniel S. Williford

Financial exploitation of the elderly continues to be one of the fastest growing forms of elder abuse.  As population dynamics...

Schrödinger's Fire Engine: The $20,000 Paradox

By Peter J. Weishaar

Last November, we wrote about an amendment to Town Law section 176(23), which made it easier for fire districts to sell surplus ...

Diamond Rings, Stamp Collections & Hummels: Estate Considerations for Tangible Personal Property

By Daniel S. Williford

During an estate or trust administration, financial assets (i.e. bank accounts, brokerage accounts) are easy to divide and dis...

Lax Liability Limits

By Paul G. Barden

In its most recent legislative session, the New York Legislature considered a bill requiring gun owners to purchase $250,000 of lia...

Corporate Minutes: Keeping The House Clean

By Mary F. Ognibene

Running a company is hard work.  Day-to-day operations, workforce management, strategic planning and a host of other concerns abs...

Dangerous Dog Bite Claims in New York

By Peter J. Gregory

With insurance claims for dog bites rising, it is important to understand dog bite and dog attack law in New York.  Under state l...

Disclaimer: Who's Zooming Who?

You know those TV ads about “the legal stuff?” The ones with the skinny jeans hipster who just wants to start their own craft organic artisanal Assche...

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. ...