What Are the Criminal Penalties for Protesting in New York?

Under normal circumstances, protesting is a constitutional right in New York and every other state. However, due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio made the controversial decision to ban the right “peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Though the decision raises considerable […]

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Can I Break My Lease in New York Over Coronavirus Concerns?

Due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic and mounting financial difficulties in places where rent is high but unemployment is rampant, many renters in New York City and other densely populated cities are wondering if they can break their lease and move to more remote areas or move in with family. Some landlords are accommodating […]

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Strategies to Create an Estate Plan During Covid-19

The ongoing pandemic has caused many people to start thinking about putting their affairs in order if they did not already have an estate plan in place. There is no better time than now to get your estate plan together and up to date. As people move to finalize documents they may have avoided signing […]

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Making the Best of a Bad Situation with Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in New York

With all the economic uncertainties, business disruptions, and massive layoffs happening right now, it’s common for businesses, corporations, and individuals to seek a solution for existing debt and a sudden lack of income. The full scope of COVID-19’s impact is not yet clear, but extensive quarantines, social distancing practices, and business closures have already hugely […]

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Force Majeure Defenses to a Contract in New York

When negotiating a business contract, smart companies try to include all possible defenses in the contractual language to excuse nonperformance through force majeure clauses. In situations such as the unexpected outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), companies find themselves unable to do business as usual, produce as promised, or deliver on agreed upon deadlines. New York’s […]

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