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Reflecting on Justice Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearings and the History of Politics in Supreme Court Nominations

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

Posted: November 20th, 2018

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The political drama surrounding Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation captivated the public this fall. Across the country, people were glued to their […]

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A Costly Mistake: The Dangers of Cybersecurity in M&A Transactions

By: Christine Malafi, Esq. email

Posted: November 9th, 2018

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With major data and security breaches consistently making headlines, a thorough investigation of a target company’s security practices is critical […]

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Representations and Warranties in M&A Transactions

By: Vincent Costa, Esq. email

Posted: November 9th, 2018

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In the world of M&A, each party to a purchase agreement makes certain representations and warranties that serve to allocate […]

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Businesses Beware: “Boilerplate” Language in Contracts Not So Boilerplate

By: Don Rassiger, Esq. email

Posted: November 6th, 2018

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“Choice-of-law” provisions, identifying which state’s laws a contract will be interpreted under, are almost universally found in contract “boilerplate.” Businesspeople […]

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In a Blow to Government, Second Circuit Curtails Extraterritorial Reach of FCPA

By: Jack Harrington, Esq. email

Posted: October 18th, 2018

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In a recent decision with implications for the extraterritorial reach of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the U.S. Court […]

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College Kids Are Adults: Take Care of These Documents Before Heading to Campus

By: Martin Glass, Esq. email

Posted: September 21st, 2018

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The summer before my oldest went off to college, we all went for an orientation weekend. While there, he went […]

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New York State Wage Requirements for Interns

By: Christine Malafi, Esq. email

Posted: September 4th, 2018

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Summer may be over, but if your office is like mine, interns are a welcome presence year-round. Hiring interns can […]

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Partial Enforcement Language in a Non-Compete Agreement Does Not Guarantee Partial Enforcement

By: Jeff Basso, Esq. email

Posted: August 22nd, 2018

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A standard provision typically included in non-compete agreements is a “partial enforceability” provision that gives the Court the power to […]

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New York Court Issues Minority Shareholder-Friendly Decision in Controlling Stockholder Merger

Posted: July 17th, 2018

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  In a decision that could make New York a more attractive venue for shareholders of Delaware-incorporated companies, a New […]

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