CMM Legal Blog

The New Tax Law and Your Estate Planning

By: Martin Glass, Esq.

Posted: February 19th, 2018

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Have you heard? There has been a major change in the Federal Tax Code as of January 1, 2018.  But what does it mean as far as estate planning goes? The only real change in this regard was that the exemption for the Federal Uniform Gift and Estate Tax approximately doubled from $5,490,000 to $11,180,000 […]

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A Word of Caution with Use of Olympic Marks

By: Eryn Truong, Esq.

Posted: February 7th, 2018

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The 2018 Winter Olympic Games are upon us. For all the Olympics enthusiasts out there, keep in mind that any unauthorized commercial use of the Olympic trademarks, logos, or symbols is prohibited and will be enforced vigorously by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC). Federal law gives the USOC exclusive rights to the symbol of the […]

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Everyone Needs a Will, But No One Wants to Do It

By: Martin Glass, Esq.

Posted: January 22nd, 2018

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I think this is something that I’ve known even before I started practicing as an Estate Planning attorney. Matter of fact, it probably predates my practice by decades, if not centuries. What am I talking about? I’m talking about the tendency to hesitate (if not complete avoid) writing a Will. Both in my practice and […]

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ADA Accessibility for Websites

By: Christine Malafi, Esq.

Posted: January 22nd, 2018

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The Internet has become a necessity for the marketing and promotion of businesses, services, and merchandise. An evolving legal issue is website accessibility to those with disabilities and the applicability of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Accessibility of public websites and compliance with the ADA in connection with public websites may […]

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Lessons Learned from FCPA Enforcement in 2017

By: Jack Harrington, Esq.

Posted: January 22nd, 2018

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The Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) enforcement efforts ended 2017 with a bang on December 22, when the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York and the DOJ Fraud Section announced $422 million in criminal penalties against Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd and its U.S. subsidiary (“Keppel […]

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A Criminal’s Guide to Karma: Your Past Will Come Back to Haunt You… Or Will It?

By: Patrick McCormick, Esq. , Richard DeMaio, Esq.

Posted: January 22nd, 2018

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The basic rule of karma is what goes around comes around. While in everyday life this principle may appeal only to the superstitious, the harsh reality is that in a court of law one mistake or bad act from your past can come back to haunt you. In New York courts, the rule regarding the […]

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Employer’s Guide to Avoiding Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

By: Christine Malafi, Esq.

Posted: December 12th, 2017

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Given the recent headlines, all employers should be reminded that they have a legal duty to maintain a workplace that is free from sexual harassment. Sexual harassment suits are prosecuted under the same federal and state laws that are used to sue employers for racial discrimination and harassment, so it is critical that every employer […]

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The Continuing Evolution of Personal Jurisdiction in New York Over an Out-of-State Defendant

By: Jeff Basso, Esq.

Posted: December 12th, 2017

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One of the more challenging and ever-evolving issues that we continue to see is determining what is necessary to obtain personal jurisdiction in New York State over an individual or business that resides or does business out of state. If you are dealing with real property in New York, a tort that occurred in New […]

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Can You Control What Happens to Your Remains After You Die?

By: Martin Glass, Esq.

Posted: December 12th, 2017

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The answer is “sort of.”  How’s that for an attorney’s response?   I say that because you can’t really control anything from the grave.  The best that you can do is try to pre-plan. There are a couple of things that you can do.  The first is to actually do a pre-plan or a pre-need, as […]

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New Law Prohibits NYC Employers from Inquiring About Applicants’ Salary History

By: Christine Malafi, Esq.

Posted: October 27th, 2017

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Businesses with employees in New York City, take note: beginning October 31, 2017, employers cannot inquire about an applicant’s salary history (wages, benefits, or other compensation) or rely on that history to make decisions in the hiring process, such as determination of salary, benefits, or in the negotiation of an employment contract. It’s critical that […]

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