Recent Publications - Appeals
June 24, 2019 |
Dustin and Brooks have owned a business together for years. They have no agreement. Dustin wants to retire and work on his golf handicap. Brooks wants to keep working and expand the business. They agree that Brooks will buy Dustin’s interest in the business.
They get together with Rory, the company accountant, and theyRead More
May 20, 2019 |
My friends who own boats often share with me the famous adage that the best two days of boat ownership are the day that the boat is purchased and the day the boat is sold. The joys of boat ownership are quickly subsumed by the day-to-day grind of maintenance and other aggravations that come withRead More
May 6, 2019 |
Television shows about lawyers are entertaining. “Law and Order,” in all its iterations, was a staple in my house forever. More recently, “Suits” has become an obsession. People of a certain generation will remember “L.A. Law,” and even before that, “Perry Mason.” All of these shows have memorable characters, smart dialogue, dramatic moments andRead More
May 3, 2019 |
Nearly two decades ago, in 2001, New York state’s insurance regulator—then known as the New York State Insurance Department and now known as the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS)—promulgated a powerful anti-fraud regulation. The regulation, 11 N.Y.C.R.R. §65-3.16(a)(12), was intended to require that a health care provider, as a condition of eligibilityRead More
April 8, 2019 |
Success in a litigation starts with a strong attorney-client relationship. The attorney and the client must work closely together to investigate and learn the operative facts, discern the best strategy to utilize those facts, adapt that strategy as new facts emerge and, as adversaries raise counter-arguments, and ultimately decide to settle or continue theRead More
March 20, 2019 | |
On March 19, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced two major changes to the H-1B visa program. First, USCIS will allow a modified form of premium processing for H-1B visa petitions that are subject to the annual cap (“cap-subject H-1B petitions”). In the past two years, USCIS had suspended premium processingRead More
March 7, 2019 |
Long Island has been my home for most of my life.
Here are a few of my favorite things about my hometown: beautiful beaches, great public education, fried clams, Billy Joel, the lunar module, four Stanley Cups, the Belmont Stakes and Bethpage Black.
Some of my not-so-favorite things: unbearable traffic, exorbitant property taxes andRead More
March 6, 2019 | |
It is now H-1B visa season, meaning that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is accepting H-1B visa applications from April 1st to April 5th.
The H-1B visa program has come under intense public scrutiny over the last two years. In response to perceived abuses in the H-1B program, President Trump issued the “BuyRead More
March 1, 2019 |
A stranger-originated life insurance (STOLI) policy is a life insurance policy obtained as an investment for a stranger, rather than for the benefit of the insured’s beneficiaries. Public policy disfavors STOLI policies because, among other things, legislators consider them to be wagers on human life. See, e.g., N.Y. Ins. Law §7815(c) (“No person shall directlyRead More
February 28, 2019 | |
On February 20, 2019, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sent the Office of Management and Budget a proposed rule that would eliminate the work authorization for those present on an H-4 visa. The proposed termination of work authorization has the potential to drastically affect the companies that employ H-4 workers.
Proactive employers can avoid a disruptionRead More
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