I’ve Been Summoned for Jury Duty. Now What?
What do you think of when you hear the words “jury duty”? To many people, the term “jury duty” brings to mind a civic obligation; a 2017 survey by the Pew Research Center Survey found that roughly two-thirds of American adults believe that serving on a jury “is part of what it means to be…Read more
When Commercial Leases Don’t Mean What They Say
So you’re presented with a Commercial Lease, say a business retail tenant in a shopping center. You’re perhaps a Landlord, or a Tenant. You carefully review all of the terms and have no problem with their clarity. They’re explicit and unambiguous. What you might not realize is that there can be a third and silent…Read more
Online Privacy 101
How to Break Up with Your Service Provider
Have you ever tried to end a service contract only to be told your request is too late, as the contract you signed contained an automatic renewal provision?Read more
I received an unexpected offer to purchase my business. What do I do now?
Many business owners have been caught off guard by the receipt of an unexpected offer from a third party to purchase their business. Here are six immediate steps that you should consider taking if this happens to you. 1) Request a letter of intent. If you haven’t received a signed letter of intent (LOI) from…Read more
It’s a Trap! Four Strategies for Turning Around a Struggling Company (That Almost Never Work)
As a bankruptcy practitioner, I have seen a fair share of business failures. Unless a company’s management is particularly nearsighted (or the failure is sudden and due to external forces), towards the end management teams do usually recognize that there are problems and try to correct them.Read more
To Shovel, or Not to Shovel
Winter is upon us in Central New York, complicating our morning commutes and creating more work for us each morning as we clean off our cars and shovel our driveways. Recently, in the City of Syracuse, clearing snow from sidewalks has become a hot button issue as the Common Council contemplated whether to impose fines…Read more
Tips & New Initiatives for Health Care Plans from the Federal Department of Labor
Mary Rosen, the Associate Regional Director of the United States Department of Labor for New England including Upstate New York gave a presentation Wednesday on common issues with health care plans. She also described six tips for common plan errors and three new initiatives the DOL is working on. This seminar hosted by Anthony Stevens…Read more
Where Do The Presidential Candidates Stand On Estate Taxes?
Many Americans vote based on how a candidate’s position affects their wallets. Election 2016 has a wide range of proposals that may drastically impact the estate taxes of many citizens. This blog provides a brief overview.Read more
Even if You’re Eligible for a Ticketmaster Refund, That Doesn’t Mean You’ll Get It
Authored by Christopher Powers, Summer Law Clerk This week, the new Lakeview Amphitheater in Syracuse, N.Y., hosted one of the biggest concerts of the summer in these parts. The sold-out Dave Matthews Band concert was the first show of the season, and first ever sellout, at the new venue, which opened in 2015. The kickoff of…Read more