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Posted: April 24, 2020

FAQs for a Brave New World: Employers Grapple with the Legal Implications of Telecommuting

FAQs for a Brave New World: Employers Grapple with the Legal Implications of Telecommuting By Hillary S. Zilz and Christopher R. Dyess The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the way that we all live and work. With mandatory shelter in place orders across the country, employers have been forced to allow their employees to work from... Read more »

Posted: April 17, 2020

Do State Shut-Down Orders Effect A Taking For Which The State Must Pay Just Compensation?

By Elizabeth Wolstein Governors across the country have issued executive orders mandating the closure of businesses they deem non-essential in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Slowing the spread of COVID-19, in turn, benefits all the state’s residents. Thus, the owner of the closed business is made to sacrifice the use of his... Read more »

Posted: March 31, 2020

What is the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act?

What is the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act? By Hillary S. Zilz, Elliott Blanchard and Sam L. Butt. The CARES Act is the federal government’s $2 trillion response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The CARES Act provides for a variety of aid programs to help businesses and individuals affected by the Covid-19 virus.... Read more »

Posted: March 26, 2020

Coronavirus and the Commercial Tenant: A Guide to Dealing With Your Landlord During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus and the Commercial Tenant: A Guide to Dealing With Your Landlord During the COVID-19 Pandemic By Jeffrey M. Eilender, Joshua Wurtzel, and Christopher R. Dyess As much of New York’s economy grinds to a halt, businesses of all kinds are asking how they will pay their rent. The answer, if you have good legal... Read more »

Posted: March 20, 2020

Answers to Common Questions for Employers Regarding the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

COVID-19 Is Forcing Employers to Navigate in Unchartered Waters By Christopher R. Dyess and Hillary S. Zilz Background The rapid onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic has shaken the world to its very core. Our fellow citizens are falling ill. Our neighbors are anxious to know what will happen next. Financial markets are in disarray.... Read more »

Posted: January 3, 2020

How You Can Protect Yourself Against the Nonpaying Client: The Retaining Lien and The Charging Lien

By Joshua Wurtzel Every lawyer deals with nonpaying clients. It’s a part of the business of law. And it’s something every firm has to confront more often than they’d like to admit—from the biggest law firms in the world down to the solo practitioner working out of his or her house. Deciding whether to pursue... Read more »

Posted: April 22, 2019

Client Q & A: Three Questions To Ask If Your Business Is Sued For Being Allegedly Inaccessible To Wheelchair Users

Three Questions To Ask If Your Business Is Sued For Being Allegedly Inaccessible To Wheelchair Users By Elizabeth Wolstein The explosion of website accessibility lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) has been getting a lot of attention. These cases raise interesting legal, practical, and philosophical issues that we hope to address in future... Read more »

Posted: February 12, 2019

Client Q&A: I’m Getting Sued for Breach of Contract. The Defense Costs Are Almost as Bad as the Suit Itself. Can I Force the Plaintiff to Pay My Attorneys’ Fees if I Win?

By Joshua Wurtzel For many businesses, the cost of defending against a lawsuit—even one that has little chance of success—can be harrowing. And defending against a breach of contract claim can be especially expensive—since insurance often doesn’t cover contract claims, contract (unlike fraud) claims don’t require a plaintiff to plead its claim with particularity, and... Read more »

Posted: May 10, 2017

Client Q&A: My Company Acquired Another Company And Now I’ve Found Out That The Seller Lied To Us About Its Business And Finances. What Can We Do?

My Company Acquired Another Company And Now I’ve Found Out That The Seller Lied To Us About Its Business And Finances. What Can We Do? By Niall D. O’Murchadha When one business buys another business or its assets, the buyer sometimes (often) finds out later that the seller told it things that were not true.... Read more »