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IF I CONTRACTED COVID-19 AT WORK DO I HAVE A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIM?

​If you or someone you know contracted COVID-19 during work it might be a workers’ compensation claim, please speak to an experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney.  This is still uncharted territory and much is left to be defined.

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Family Law

COVID-19 AND CHILD CUSTODY – PARENTS WORKING ON THE FRONTLINES

NY courts go by a best-interests standard for a child as one of the main criteria for child custody.  Recently, in the news COVID-19 has affected child custody.  It is a still a grey and murky area that isn’t well defined during these unprecedented times.

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Child Custody

CHILD SUPPORT AND COVID-19

Child Support and COVID-19: A Novel Family Law Problem. Recently, I receive more calls each day from clients (past, present and potential) asking me what they should do now that their ex-spouse has lost their job or been furloughed due to the COVID-19 crisis. My answer to each of them is the same.

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wills

NY EXECUTIVE ORDER ALLOWS ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS TO BE EXECUTED VIRTUALLY

On April 7, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.14, which provides necessary flexibility for individuals to execute estate planning documents while still practicing social distancing. Estate Planning Documents can now be executed virtually.

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Estate

END OF THE YEAR ESTATE PLANNING – SPEAK TO YOUR ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY REGULARLY

Annual Exclusion Gifts – Each individual can make a cumulative annual gift tax exclusion gift of $15,000 per donee during 2019 and 2020 (or $30,000 for a married couple electing to split gifts), without using any portion of his federal estate and gift tax exemption.

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Injur

PERSONAL INJURY – UNIFIED TRIALS IN NEW YOK

In a recent decision the ruling could have widespread ramifications. Potentially going forward, plaintiff’s attorneys representing personal injury clients should be more aggressive and proactive for requesting unified trials. The New York Law Journal Article, which is shown below states explains how the ruling can impact future personal injury litigation.

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Business

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS IN NYC – NOW EVERY BUYER WILL BE MADE PUBLIC RECORD

In a recent article by Curbed New York (see below) it addresses a new topic that could have impact on some New York City residents buying property. Now every buyer’s name will be made public and can longer be kept secret. This is a major departure from past real estate transactions.

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