If you live in New York and are trying to transfer real estate property from one person to another person, through gift or court order, but not necessarily via a sale, then generally a quit claim deed is probably the best vehicle to do so. A quit claim deed is a relatively easy method in…

If you plan on selling your home in New York, you’ll need to know the process and pay close attention to detail. This article address the several steps involved in selling your home. Initial Interview Selling a home in NY state and making sure that everything flows smoothly requires knowledge and experience. Failure to disclose…

This article shall address the questions and concerns when there is a breach of a real estate contract by a buyer. Selling a home can be troubling enough, but it can be even more worrisome when there is a real estate breach of contract. Understanding and being familiar with real estate contract law can be…

Lawyers are famous for their use of complicated and hard to understand writing. Sometimes when ordinary people (read: non-lawyers) receive lawyers’ emails, documents or contracts they pass over the document without developing a deep comprehension of the material. They shrug that off because they expect legalese to be complex and think that it all must…

Lawyer burnout is not an uncommon trend, particularly among litigators who have pushed themselves beyond their limits. Attorneys regularly work stressful schedules often staying at work into the long hours of the evening.  Many attorneys cope with their debilitating anxiety and depression by starting bad habits that can cause serious long term mental, emotional, and…

As much as we may want to strive for perfection in the legal profession, all lawyers make legal mistakes. Bad or negligent lawyering is not limited to any particular practice area. Lawyers in all legal fields including employment discrimination lawyers, sexual harassment lawyers, personal injury lawyers, and real estate attorneys make mistakes. When a lawyer…

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Watch this step-by-step presentation that will assist you in making wise decisions when purchasing a home.

People frequently ask me whether they can sue their former employer for discrimination even though the unemployment insurance board found that they were terminated “for cause” and thus denied them unemployment benefits. Fortunately, the answer in New York is “yes.” Pursuant to New York Labor Law § 623(2), determinations made by a Department of Labor…

Although most employers understand and are cognizant of the numerous New York City, New York State, and Federal anti-discrimination laws, many supervisors often forget that those same statutes also prohibit retaliation for raising one’s rights pursuant to those laws.  Any criticism, discipline or other adverse employment action taken against an employee who recently complained of…

As most employers are aware, New York is an “employment-at- will” state. This means that without a contract (or collective bargaining agreement) restricting the reasons for termination, an employer has the right to discharge an employee at any time for any reason, even if that reason seems completely arbitrary and unfair. In fact, an employer may even terminate…

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