What Makes a Witness Credible in a Car Accident Claim?

Driving on the roads of New York can be dangerous. People get into accidents every day. If it happens to you, you want to be able to be compensated for any injuries that you’ve suffered. Determining fault can add further complexity to the issue. Therefore, reliable eyewitnesses can go a long way in making a […]

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What Does a Failure to Function Mean in Trademark Law? 

Picking out a good name for your trademark is just one step on the way to establishing the trademark for your business. Registering your trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is a worthwhile path to take because it allows you to protect your rights against trademark infringers. But not all trademarks […]

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What is the Burden of Proof in a Civil Case?

One way to help predict the likelihood of success in your case is by understanding the burden of proof. This is the legal requirement to determine who is responsible for producing evidence that proves or discredits a claim. The evidence is usually expressed through documents, objects, and witness testimony. Who Has the Burden of Proof? […]

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What You Should Know if You’re Accused of Domestic Violence

Reports of cases of domestic violence have surged during the Covid-19 pandemic in New York and throughout the country. Unfortunately, these times of major stress and uncertainty are often accompanied by an increase in domestic disputes. Any accusation of committing a domestic violence crime can cause extreme damage to both your personal and professional worlds. […]

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What Happens if You Don’t Buy a Homeowner’s Title Policy?

You’ve looked over the options and have made your choice: You’re ready to purchase that cozy condo or that attractive New York brownstone. Whenever you buy residential New York real estate, you aren’t merely paying the asking price. Rather, there are many other fees associated with it including a host of various closing costs. As […]

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Top 3 Concerns for First Time New York Home Buyers

You’re excited because you’re about to become a homeowner for the very first time. This can also come with a lot of stress, in addition to excitement and anticipation since you’re new to the home buying process. However, don’t let your enthusiasm make you overlook key issues. Here are top concerns to watch out for […]

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What You Need to Know about Pretrial Settlements

A pretrial settlement is when the parties in a lawsuit meet before trial to figure out payment for losses and injuries. Instead of going through the entire trial process, the parties try to negotiate and resolve payment issues, rather than depending on the judge to determine the damages award. Keep reading for more information about […]

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What You Need to Know about NY’s Power of Attorney Law

No amount of New York estate planning is complete without protecting yourself while you’re still alive. This is why a power of attorney is important. It’s recommended (in conjunction with a health care proxy) for anyone 18 and above. Here’s what you need to know about New York’s recently changed power of attorney (POA).  What […]

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