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October 4, 2019

Schlam Stone partner Erik S. Groothuis published in Inside, the quarterly publication of the Corporate Counsel Section of the New York State Bar Association

Erik S. Groothuis authored an article discussing the often-underappreciated importance of choice of law and forum selection clauses in contracts for Inside, the quarterly publication of the Corporate Counsel Section for the New York State Bar Association. The article can be found at page 27 of the Spring/Summer 2019 edition (Volume 37, No. 1), which can be found on the web here.

October 26, 2018

Schlam Stone & Dolan Partner Quoted in Law360 Article about Gig Economy Classification Suits

Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP partner Jonathan Mazer, who has extensive experience litigating and advising on issues relating to the independent contractor status of drivers and other workers, was quoted on Law360 with respect to the significance of recent rulings on the the enforceability of arbitration clauses and the effect those rulings will have on misclassification suits by drivers seeking to challenge their status as independent contractors.

October 15, 2018

Schlam Stone & Dolan Partner Interviewed About Potential Liability of Restaurant Owners for Driver Accidents and How to Avoid It

Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP partner Jonathan Mazer, who has extensive experience litigating and advising on issues relating to the independent contractor status of drivers and other workers, was interviewed on how restaurant owners can protect themselves and their businesses from liability for car accidents involving delivery drivers. The resulting article, which can be viewed here, may be of interest to business owners and executives in any field who are using independent drivers to meet the needs of their customers.

October 10, 2018

Schlam Stone & Dolan partner Erik Groothuis Speaks at Hedge Fund Conference

Schlam Stone & Dolan partner Erik Groothuis moderated a roundtable panel discussion on SEC enforcement priorities at the annual Hedge Fund General Counsel and Compliance Officer Summit at New York’s Marriott Marquis Hotel. At the conference, which was attended by representatives of some of the world’s largest hedge funds, Erik assessed the trends in SEC enforcement actions based on public speeches by SEC officials, reports issued by the Commission, and recent enforcement actions.

September 13, 2018

Schlam Stone & Dolan Partner Interviewed on Driver Liability in the Restaurant Industry

Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP partner Jonathan Mazer, who has extensive experience litigating and advising on issues relating to the independent contractor status of drivers and other workers, was interviewed at length on how these issues are playing out in the restaurant industry. The resulting article, which can be viewed here, may be of interest to business owners and executives in any field who are using independent drivers to meet the needs of their customers.

February 15, 2018

Schlam Stone & Dolan Files Action Against Prominent Sports Agency

Schlam Stone partners Jeffrey Eilender and Erik Groothuis filed a breach of contract claim against prominent Brooklyn-based sports agency Athletes’ Careers Enhanced and Secured, Inc. (“ACES”) as well as tort claims against ACES’s two principals, Sam and Seth Levinson, on behalf of the firm’s client, Juan Carlos Nunez. Nunez alleges that ACES and the Levinsons forced him to violate baseball’s rules while servicing ACES clients, including making illegal under-the-table payments and helping the players obtain and use steroids. The suit seeks over $3 million in unpaid commissions and expense reimbursements. The lawsuit has already received back-page coverage in the New York Daily News as well as in a number of national media outlets.

December 20, 2017

Schlam Stone & Dolan Lawyers Contribute to Business Divorce Treatise

Schlam Stone & Dolan partner Jeffrey M. Eilender and associate Lee J. Rubin were contributors to the recently-released 2017 Supplement to Litigating the Business Divorce by Kurt Heyman and Melissa Donimirski. Jeff and Lee contributed to the section of the supplement relating to challenging a dissolution.