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June 20, 2016

In early June 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed new legislation that is targeted at ending payday debt traps. 

By Michael Colletta on June 9, 2016

An order of protection is a court order directing an individual to stay away and refrain from communicating with another, or to refrain from “offensive conduct” toward another.  

By Kevin Mahoney on June 6, 2016

Luke 10:25-37 tells of a time when a lawyer asked Jesus to provide further detail as to the instruction of "love thy neighbor" and is answered with the parable of the Good Samaritan.  

By Rebecca Kujawa on June 2, 2016

With the warm weather finally back in Buffalo and summer quickly approaching, property owners need to keep in mind the injury risk swimming pools pose to children. 

May 24, 2016

A “liquidated damages” clause in your business contract is a legal tool that can be very advantageous.  

By Doreen Letty on May 16, 2016

Governor Cuomo’s 2016-17 Budget has passed, as well as the enactment of several pieces of legislation to implement the budget’s fiscal plan, resulting in the STAR exemption program undergoing some significant changes.

May 10, 2016

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive from a divorce client is, “Can I be charged with abandonment if I move out?”

May 5, 2016

IRAs and 401(k)s – the technicalities of retirement funds and finance can be overwhelming. When preparing for retirement, it is not uncommon to rely on the advice and direction of an experienced financial adviser, also known as an investment or retirement adviser, to help navigate different investment options and ensure your assets are protected.

By Thomas Hughes on May 2, 2016

Hopefully you have never received a call from a debt collector about a delinquent debt.  However, the fact is that millions of Americans have delinquent debt and interactions with debt collectors are part of their daily routine.  Whether that debt stems from student loans, unpaid medical bills or credit cards, the calls from debt collectors will start coming eventually.  Whether you are one of the people currently dealing with these calls or not, it is important that you understand what conduct is prohibited under the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”).

April 25, 2016

If you have driven on Buffalo’s I-190 in recent weeks, you probably are familiar with the Department of Health’s new billboard campaign to promote New York’s “Good Samaritan Law.”

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