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Welcome to our New York law blog with free legal information for large and small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs in New York written by New York City lawyer, Craig Delsack. If you can’t find your answer on our site, CALL US at (212) 688-8944 for a free initial telephone consultation. [Read more]

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Closing the Deal – Pursuit of the Perfect Contract Might Just Kill the Deal

I am sure we have all experienced that one business deal that was done on a handshake (instead of a written contract), and ultimately became the deal “from hell” that turned into a money pit.  Perhaps it was as simple as a customer signing your proposal that might have the innocuous wording of “we strive… [Read More]

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What is Aereo TV and Will Aereo Prevail in the Battle With Broadcasters?

Craig Delsack, New York media and technology attorney, was interviewed on May 1, 2013 by Karina Huber in a CCTV television report about the new player in the television distribution business — Aereo TV. The low cost internet TV provider offers its over-the-air television and DVR services in Manhattan (and soon to be other cities)… [Read More]

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Who Owns Photos and Videos Posted on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter?

Facebook, Twitter, Twitpic, Instagram and social media sites may still make money from your online photos and videos. These platforms can sell your images if they want without paying you! Call (212) 688-8944 to speak to a lawyer. [Read more]

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Negotiating the Terms of Buying a Business Part 2

This is intended to help outline the general process of buying a business, explaining the legal aspects of how a business lawyer can assist in a business purchase transaction (it is not intended to be construed as legal advice for your particular situation).  Basically, in these 2 videos, I try to help you identify what… [Read More]

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Negotiating the Terms of Buying a Business Part 1

This is intended to help outline the general process of buying a business, explaining the legal aspects of how a business lawyer can assist in a business purchase transaction (it is not intended to be construed as legal advice for your particular situation).  Basically, in these 2 videos, I try to help you identify what… [Read More]

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6-Step Business Startup Checklist

As a New York corporate attorney and tech startup lawyer, I am frequently asked for a checklist of items to consider when starting a business. Here is a checklist of my 6 steps to starting a business outlining some of the things that need to get done in starting or buying a large or small… [Read More]

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How do I Remove Rogue Member or Manager from My LLC?

Has your business partner, LLC member or LLC manager harmed your business? You are not stuck! There are ways to remove a rogue member or manager from your business, LLC, or partnership (similar to removing a rogue officer or shareholder from a company). Find out more about how we can help you here. **This post… [Read More]

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When do I need an NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement)?

So you have a great idea or a product and want to share confidential information with your prospective business partner.  You should consider what information you will be sharing and make sure you are protected with a well-crafted non-disclosure agreement (also referred to as an NDA, or confidentiality agreement).  Find out more about how we… [Read More]

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Foreigners Purchase One-Third of New York City Condos and 15 Percent of New York City Real Estate

According to an article posted on October 7, 2011 on Crain’s New York Business.com, fifteen percent (15%) of all residential sales in New York City were made by overseas-based buyers (most were all-cash deals).  The majority of the foreign investors were based in Russia, China, Brazil and Argentina.  Buyers from overseas presently account for one-third… [Read More]

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PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker Seized by the FBI Pursuant to an Arrest Warrant

(September 20, 2011) UPDATE: Today, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office asked U.S. District Judge Leonard Sand for permission to add the new allegations to a civil forfeiture case filed against Full Tilt, PokerStars, Absolute Poker and other businesses back in April. Prosecutors contend that Full Tilt Poker paid board members more than $440 million… [Read More]

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