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February Lunch and Learn Series: Prohibitions on Provider Inducements
February 15, 2024 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Insurance Coverage

On Tuesday, February 27, the next installment of Rivkin Radler’s Healthcare Compliance Lunch & Learn series, will be presented by Rivkin Radler Partners, Geoffrey Kaiser and Benjamin Malerba. The program, “Prohibitions on Provider Inducements” will take place from 12 noon to 1 PM Eastern time via Zoom.

Some of the topics covered will be:

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    Rivkin Radler Welcomes 2 New Attorneys
    February 6, 2024 | General Liability | Insurance Coverage

    Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, is pleased to announce that Alexander Lev has joined the firm as Counsel and Jennifer Carnovale has joined the firm as Associate.

    Alexander Lev, of Great Neck, has joined the General Liability Group as Counsel, in the Uniondale office. He defends commercial clients in litigation matters

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    Gabay Featured on Centerforce Podcast
    February 5, 2024

    On February 1, 2024, Jenna Gabay was the featured guest in Centerforce’s Journeys to Equity podcast.

    Jenna’s topic was “Navigating Dual Realms: Litigation and Motherhood.”

    In this podcast episode, Jenna, a seasoned attorney and partner at Rivkin Radler, discusses her journey through the legal profession, spotlighting the interplay between motherhood and career ambitions. Jenna provides

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    Recent Publications

    COVID Biz Interruption Coverage Denied by NY Court of Appeals
    February 20, 2024 | Laura (Mulholland) Gindele | Insurance Coverage

    On February 15, 2024, the New York Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the Appellate Division, First Department decision affirming dismissal of restaurant operator Consolidated Restaurant Operations, Inc.’s (CRO) complaint against Westport Insurance Corp. seeking COVID-19 business interruption coverage.

    The Court’s affirmance continues New York’s well-settled approach to contract interpretation, which demands that all contracts –

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    Plan Now for Sunsetting Estate & Gift Tax Exemption
    February 12, 2024 | Wendy Hoey Sheinberg | Trusts & Estates | Tax

    As we’ve previously discussed, portability is an important feature of an estate plan. Portability allows the surviving spouse to die to “save” any of their predeceased spouse’s unused federal estate and gift exemption amount. A federal tax of 40% is imposed on each dollar that exceeds a decedent’s federal estate and gift exemption amount.


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    Spousal Lifetime Access Trusts: A Way to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too
    February 1, 2024 | Patricia C. Marcin | Trusts & Estates | Tax

    You may have heard of Spousal Lifetime Access Trusts (SLATS) lately, especially if you have been thinking about using your federal estate and gift tax exemption before the current higher exemption amount of $13.61 million is automatically reduced to about $7 million on January 1, 2026, assuming Congress takes no action. (See my column from last

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