CMM Legal Blog

Tax and Estate Planning for Same-Sex Marriages in New York

By: Martin Glass, Esq.

Posted: December 20th, 2011

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On June 24, 2011, New York joined Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Washington, D.C., to become the seventh […]

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Office for Civil Rights Launches HIPAA Compliance Audits

Posted: December 1st, 2011

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In November 2011, The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a new effort to […]

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Do I Have to Leave It To The Children?

By: Martin Glass, Esq.

Posted: November 6th, 2011

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It’s a question estate planning attorneys hear a lot. For whatever reason, a person desires not to leave any property […]

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Recovery of Attorney’s Fees Under Residential Leases

By: Patrick McCormick, Esq.

Posted: October 10th, 2011

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It has long been the rule in New York that “attorneys’ fees are deemed incidental to litigation and may not […]

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The Rent Demand Revisited: Strict Construction and Harsh Results

By: Patrick McCormick, Esq.

Posted: September 10th, 2011

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It cannot be debated that making or serving a proper rent demand under RPAPL § 711(2) is a necessary precondition […]

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Tax Deadlines for 2010 Deaths? IRS Finally Issues Guidance

By: Martin Glass, Esq.

Posted: September 7th, 2011

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On August 5, 2011, the IRS finally published some guidance for executors of estates of people who died in 2010. Notice […]

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Understanding the Rules of Inherited IRAs

By: Martin Glass, Esq.

Posted: July 20th, 2011

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Do you want to hand your heirs big tax problems? Would you like to hand the IRS a sizable chunk […]

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NYPMIFA: Important Changes to Laws Governing Not-For-Profit Organizations

By: Arthur Yermash, Esq.

Posted: July 11th, 2011

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On September 17th 2010, New York State enacted the New York Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (NYPMIFA) which significantly […]

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Smoking and Second-Hand Smoke Intrusion

By: Patrick McCormick, Esq.

Posted: July 10th, 2011

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Two recent cases address issues that arose when a tenant’s smoking and the resulting intrusion of second-hand smoke into a […]

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New York State Wage Theft Prevention Act Notice Templates

By: Arthur Yermash, Esq.

Posted: June 11th, 2011

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As we informed you in our April 2011 newsletter, the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA) was enacted December […]

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