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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…

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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…

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201204.11
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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…

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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…

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201110.10
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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…

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201109.20
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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…

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201106.27
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Employers Using Technology Should Have an Employee Handbook and Acceptable Use Policies in Place

Technology Creates Hidden Problems for Businesses With Employees. It is near impossible to run a business without using technology and having access to email and the Internet.  You may even employ cloud computing, software-as-a-service (SaaS), social networks like Facebook and Twitter to be more productive and increase your business visibility. Be careful — implementing technology…

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201101.25
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What are the Changes in the Estate Tax Laws?

New legislation, called the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010 and signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 17, 2010, which affects federal estate taxes. A summary of the new law is as follows: As a temporary…

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201011.09
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Should I Buy or Hold My Investment Property in an LLC?

Deciding what legal entity in which you buy and hold your real estate is important.  You should to consult with your financial and tax advisors along with your New York real estate attorney to figure out the right legal entity.  You should consider, among other things, the type investment property (is it undeveloped land, commercial…

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201011.04
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How Can I Protect My Website or Blog from Copyright Infringement?

Can websites and blogs be liable for copyright infringement?  It depends.  If the blog owner is copying other creators’ content verbatim (in whole or in part), depending on the facts at hand (perhaps there is a “fair use” defense), such copying would generally open the blog writer up to liability for copyright infringement.  This can…

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201010.05
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Buying a Small Business, Company or LLC in New York

Your business acquisition attorney is not only your legal expert, but also will facilitate the business purchase process. Your business lawyer will coordinate the processes, interface with all the players, and move the business transaction along, culminating in a successful closing. As your legal expert, your business lawyer will conduct the legal due diligence, negotiate, draft and review the necessary legal documents…

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