Entries tagged: corporate

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Force Majeure: What Happens When COVID-19 Prevents Parties from Performing?

By: Jeff Basso, Esq. email

Posted: March 31st, 2020

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The COVID-19 crisis and the measures implemented in response, including states of emergency, social distancing, and mandatory closures, have created […]

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Piercing the Corporate Veil: When Are a Business Owner’s Personal Assets on the Line?

By: Jeff Basso, Esq. email, Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq. email

Posted: March 19th, 2020

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the globe, business owners are consumed with keeping their businesses, employees, […]

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The Difference between Employees and Independent Contractors, and Why All Businesses Should Know It

By: Christine Malafi, Esq. email

Posted: July 1st, 2019

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Many companies employ independent contractors to supplement their workforce. By using independent contractors, businesses can minimize expenses from health insurance […]

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Suffolk County’s Plastics Ban: What Your Business Needs to Know

By: Don Rassiger, Esq. email

Posted: May 8th, 2019

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Suffolk County is the first county in New York State to restrict the use of plastic straws according to County […]

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Southampton Bans Plastic Straws and Styrofoam in Food Establishments

By: Don Rassiger, Esq. email

Posted: April 3rd, 2019

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In 1988, Suffolk County passed the nation’s first law banning polystyrene “Styrofoam” food packaging due to its threat to the […]

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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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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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Wayfair Decision Updates a 26-Year-Old Law for the Modern E-Commerce Marketplace

By: Christine Malafi, Esq. email

Posted: June 29th, 2018

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  Laws constantly evolve to adapt to modern society. Situations that were once impossible to imagine (such as buying hand […]

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