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Employer-Sponsored Insurance Costs Continue to Rise in New York

One of the biggest benefits a business can offer its staff is an employer-sponsored insurance plan. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, employer-sponsored health insurance plans benefit as many as 152 million people in the U.S. Unfortunately, many New York business and their workers are facing the harsh reality of rising insurance costs, which are far outpacing that of employees’ wages. Continue reading “Employer-Sponsored Insurance Costs Continue to Rise in New York”

Few Businesses Took Advantage of NYS Tax Loophole

Back in April, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced a program for workers in the state that would act as an end-around to President Trump’s $10,000 State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction cap by deferring payments that exceed the cap. Eight months later, the program has become a flop as very few businesses in New York State took the governor up on his offer. Continue reading “Few Businesses Took Advantage of NYS Tax Loophole”

What to Consider in a Non-Disclosure Agreement

non-disclosure agreement lawyer Long IslandNo matter what type of business one may have, protecting the business’ confidential information is crucial. Whether it be during the initial startup, bringing in investors, or in conducting various other commercial matters, there are many ways a business’ confidential information can be exposed. One way to limit the release of confidential information is through the use of a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). A good practice for any business is to have each individual sign a non-disclosure agreement before speaking about a possible business relationship.  Such an agreement will help prevent them from disclosing or using your information while also allowing you to speak openly with them. Continue reading “What to Consider in a Non-Disclosure Agreement”

Reduce Business Liability at the Holiday Party

business lawyer Long IslandThe holiday season is upon us and many businesses choose this time of year to celebrate workplace achievements and express gratitude to employees for their contributions. Although holiday parties are customary to some businesses, others are choosing to forgo these festive traditions in fear of legal liabilities stemming from alcohol use, injuries, and harassment. For businesses that choose to have a holiday party, it is important to take measures to minimize risk and promote safety. Continue reading “Reduce Business Liability at the Holiday Party”

Landlord & Investor Q&A Presented by Attorney Jim Clark for October 2018

In this segment Jim Clark answers the most popular questions that come up through his interactions with landlords and real estate investors through his presentations to local organizations, networking, one on one conversations as well as direct posting through his website and social media. Continue reading “Landlord & Investor Q&A Presented by Attorney Jim Clark for October 2018”

When a Commercial Tenant Goes on Offense

commercial landlord lawyer Long IslandWe were nearly a year into a heated battle with a retail tenant. In court, I was representing the landlord. Each side had hundreds of thousands of dollars on the line and the whole case was now turning on the judge’s interpretation of a few words in the lease. This was a Yellowstone Injunction case, and any commercial landlord who has been in the business for some length of time has either heard of or experienced one of these. They’re not pretty. Continue reading “When a Commercial Tenant Goes on Offense”

Practice Facilitation and Primary Care Success

medical practice lawyer Long IslandWhen opening an independent medical practice, there are many new hurdles to conquer that medical professionals typically do not face when working in a hospital. Predictable challenges can include financing, staffing, equipment sourcing, and record keeping, to name a few. One factor that has become nearly essential over the past decade in private practices is the utilization of an individual Practice Facilitator (PF) or practice facilitation team. Continue reading “Practice Facilitation and Primary Care Success”

Restrictive Covenants in the Medical Industry

healthcare lawyer Long IslandRestrictive employment covenants are typically disfavored by law, as they can be burdensome to the employee and prohibit them from making a decent living after the termination of a former job. However, restrictive covenants in the medical industry are highly enforceable in some ways.

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Landlord & Investor Q&A September 2018: Presented by Attorney Jim Clark

In this segment Jim Clark answers the most popular questions that come up through his interactions with landlords and real estate investors through his presentations to local organizations, networking, one on one conversations as well as direct posting through his website and social media. Continue reading “Landlord & Investor Q&A September 2018: Presented by Attorney Jim Clark”

Timing the Cycles and Patterns

real estate lawyer Long IslandMuch of your success in real estate depends on timing. As a real estate investor, you should strive to find order in the cycles and patterns of the market. Should you pull the trigger on that seemingly lucrative commercial real estate deal? If you evict your messy, property-damaging tenants now, will you be able to find a suitable replacement? Striking at the right moment can often mean the difference between success and failure. But, knowing when to hunker down and be patient is equally important. Continue reading “Timing the Cycles and Patterns”