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Law Office of Yuriy Moshes P.C. blog is a law firm blog for up to date content. Check back here often for news, legal developments and tips. We look forward to hearing from you and thanks for reading our blog. We welcome suggestions on topics you would like featured in the blog. Whether you are another lawyer, a current or past client, we look forward to a nice dialogue about today’s legal trends. We aim to update our blog on a weekly basis, and check out our Facebook page for legal tips of the day.

We specialize in the subjects of real estate, foreclosure defense, personal injury, labor and employment matters and civil litigation. Please see our posts related to these topics.

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How Long Does My Personal Injury Lawsuit Take?

As personal injury attorneys, we are often asked: how long does a lawsuit take? The question is understandable. If you have suffered an injury, you likely need financial compensation immediately to help you recover. For example, car crash victims need to pay their vehicle repair bills. Victims of slip and fall incidents may need chiropractic care. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer. Every personal injury claim is different and the timeline for either settling claims or bringing them to tr...

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How Lawyers Can Avoid Burnout and Debilitating Anxiety

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 even physical harm. Despite the lengthy schedules, debilitating anxiety, and high rates of lawyer burnout, does attorney menta...

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Homeowner Tax Deductions and The New Tax Bill

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 for homeowners. Among the highlights of the tax bill include standard deduction increases set to sunset in several years as well as deep cuts in the corp...

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TOP 30 Biggest Career Mistakes Made by Lawyers

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 makes a legal mistake, it often results in a setback for his or her client and can even cause an unfavorable result in court. Due to these ...

Tips from an Attorney: How to Pick the Right Lawyer to Represent You in Court

Tips from an Attorney: How to Pick the Right Lawyer to Represent You in Court

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 (or, if you are unlucky, who are suing you). As a result, there is a lot riding on your decision. A good attorney can mean the difference between a major court verdic...

Disability Discrimination Lawyers NYC: Being Employed with a Disability

Disability Discrimination Lawyers NYC: Being Employed with a Disability

Prior to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), discrimination in hiring, firing, and workplace conditions against the disabled occurred daily.  This discrimination happened in a widespread manner despite the fact that many persons with disabilities have a working functionality.  Disabilities are commonplace across the United States.  According to the 2011 American Community Survey, 37.3 million people in the country live with disabilities.  Of the working-...

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Temporary and Permanent Workers Have Rights Too

It is not uncommon, particularly in today’s political environment, to paint immigrants as having fewer rights than U.S. citizens. This is true in some respects. For example, DACA recipients are widely held to not enjoy rights to gun ownership under the 2nd amendment. Most workplace discrimination lawyers and wrongful termination lawyers know better. In the employment context, employment lawyers know that immigrant workers (both temporary and permanent) enjoy many of the same protections tha...

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Advice for the Everyday Victim of Workplace Sexual Harassment

Recent Hollywood celebrity harassment stories related to Harvey Weinstein have hit the news, but the issue of workplace sexual harassment is not new.  Rather, workplace sexual harassment is quite common and happens on a daily basis.  Even President Donald Trump has been accused of workplace sexual harassment in the past.  Additionally, investigations by human resources departments into allegations of workplace sexual harassment are often either slow or non-prob...

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When a Termination is Illegal – A Brief History of Employee Legal Protections

Most people dread getting fired from their job. Termination carries so many negative consequences from a lack of immediate income to the possibility of long-term placement issues. Under the American system of employment law; however, a termination is not always illegal.  Not even close.  In fact, most of the time, firing an employee is perfectly lawful.  The American employment system is commonly known as at-will employment--in other words, any employee can quit for any reason and anyone can be ...

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What Do You Need to Know About Buying or Selling a House Before Signing the Contract?

One of the most common questions for real estate lawyers from clients involves the following scenario: either “I want to sell my house” or “I want to buy a house,” but “how does it work?” Buying or selling a home can be one of the most stressful times in our lives, but also one of the most rewarding once the deal is completed. Having a signed contract for a brand new home can be one of the most uplifting experiences our clients have, especially if they are first time homebuyers. New York Cit...