Buying property in the real estate market is a complicated process. Admittedly, the process has become so complex because of lawyers (like us), but all of the various provisions and terms in the average real estate contract serve a purpose. Today we are going to explain the concept of the “Appraisal Contingency.” What is an…

Forrest Gump famously compared life to a box of chocolates, and he is right that you never know what may happen. Life has a bad habit of interrupting your perfect plans at the wrong times. For this reason, the federal government allows all qualified employees to take unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave…

Despite the existence of laws prohibiting sexual harassment in the workplace, sexual harassment is nonetheless very common, including same-sex sexual harassment, gay harassment at work, male on male harassment, and woman on woman harassment. While sexual harassment federal law does not explicitly prevent LGBT gender based harassment in the workplace, more and more courts are…

Most ordinary workers are aware that New York State lunch break laws exist, but many are often confused about the extent of their rights under the law. Meal break laws in New York protect workers by requiring their employers to give them at least a 30-minute break period for meals. Not everyone always takes a…

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…

The real estate market is a fickle ally and is subject to peaks and falls. Unfortunately, deciding when the best time to buy a house might be is more difficult that it may seem. As real estate attorneys serving clients in the very competitive New York City real estate market, we are often asked by…

Just prior to Christmas this past year, the House of Representatives and the Senate passed tax overhaul legislation, which was sent to President Trump’s desk for signing. While the tax bill is primarily aimed at income tax and corporate tax passthrough adjustments, real estate attorneys have been hard at work analysing the bill’s tax deductions…

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 and labor lawyers, sexual harassment lawyers, personal injury lawyers, and real estate attorneys make mistakes. When a…

Attorney selection is the most important strategic decision that you will make over the course of your courtroom experience. The attorney you select not only helps guide the entire procession of the lawsuit moving forward, but is also your point of contact for the judge, the other attorneys, and the parties that you are suing…

As employment discrimination and sexual harassment lawyers, we have been discussing the impacts of the recent sexual harassment scandals.  From the initial Weinstein allegations to Congressional allegations and Roy Moore, all the way up until the silence breakers were named Time Magazine Person(s) of the Year, there has been a waterfall of new revelations every…

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