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What Are 7 Things You Should Have in a Construction Period License?
By William P. Walzer, Partner REAL ESTATE LAW PRACTICE COMMERCIAL BANKING & FINANCE LAW PRACTICE Section 3309 of the NYC Building Code requires property owners planning construction to safeguard neighboring properties from damage and protect persons from injury. Neighboring property should be protected from typical construction risks: falling objects,
What Should Mid-Market Companies Do To Protect Deposits During the Current Bank Liquidity Crunch?
By Nicholas T. Terzulli, Senior Counsel CORPORATE & SECURITIES LAW PRACTICE COMMERCIAL BANKING & FINANCE LAW PRACTICE Breaking Up Is Hard To Do In the wake of the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, every chief executive officer of a mid-market privately held company had
What Do Employers Need to Know About the New Restrictions on Use of Non-Disparagement & Confidentiality Provisions in Severance Agreements?
By Benjamin Noren Assoc. Chair of the EMPLOYMENT LAW practice DAVIDOFF HUTCHER & CITRON LLP On February 21, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) ruled in McLaren Macomb, 372 NLRB No. 58 (2023) that employers may not offer severance agreements that require non-supervisor employees to “broadly waive their rights”
E-Bike Regulations – What You Need to Know!
By William P. Walzer, Partner REAL ESTATE LAW PRACTICE COMMERCIAL BANKING & FINANCE LAW PRACTICE The NYC Fire Department has attributed the cause of many recent fires, some fatal, to overheating lithium-ion batteries (“LIBs”) used in e-bikes and similar electrically powered personal conveyances (generally, “e-bikes”)1. The popularity of e-bikes has
The Separate Car Act: A 19th Century Civil Rights Case Worth Re-exploring
By Alex McBride COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAW PRACTICE What did the ins and outs of the 19th-century U.S. Supreme Court decision, Plessy v. Ferguson, the rationale for Jim Crow racial segregation laws, teach us? Homer Plessy was seven-eighths White and one-eighth Black — pejoratively referred to as an “octoroon” in the
What Are 5 Things to Know About “Reasonable Accommodations” for Pets in Co-ops & Condos?
By Ian J. Brandt, Partner CO-OP & CONDOMINIUM LAW PRACTICE If you’re on a co-op board of a building that doesn’t allow pets, what questions can board members ask tenants regarding pet requests, and what “reasonable accommodations” are you required to make? What Are Five Things