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The father of the American banking system is also the father of economic development (too bad this part of Hamilton’s legacy did not make it into the musical!). To maximize economic development, help launch new industries, support existing businesses, increase employment, and drive capital investment, government must support the private
A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is often the first legal document signed by parties intending to proceed with a transaction. It is generally perceived as a plain vanilla standard form document that should be signed quickly in order to proceed with more substantive legal and commercial issues. But what
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 You
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
By Stefan Dunkelgrun Partner TRUSTS & ESTATES LAW PRACTICE Death taxes are essentially a punishment for being successful. Working for your whole life to build a legacy, only for the government to take a portion when you pass away. DOES EVERYONE HAVE TO PAY DEATH TAXES?
By Ian J. Brandt Partner | Real Estate Law Practice 1. If a Leak Destroys an Apartment, is a Co-Op Board Responsible for the Repairs? In the event of a fire, water, or other damage, almost every proprietary lease has boilerplate language on who is responsible for certain