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October 19, 2015

Banks, credit card companies and other businesses use credit scores to estimate how likely you are to pay back money you borrow. A higher score makes it easier to qualify for a loan or lower interest rates. Many scores range from 300-850 but each company may use different ranges.

September 17, 2015

When making any kind of financial decision, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. You can save yourself from regret later by following the acronym SAVED:

September 8, 2015

The law provides a number of general rules that govern contracts and dictate when and where lawsuits or arbitration proceedings may be brought when they are based on a breach of contract.  However, the parties to a contract can specify certain parameters which will trump the general rules.  Here are five strategic clauses that one should consider including in a contract to control when, where, and how a claim for breach of contract may be brought:

By Kevin Mahoney on August 26, 2015

In June of 2015, a bill passed the New York Assembly (A07645) and Senate (05678) relating primarily, but not exclusively, to the determination of maintenance/spousal support.  These changes continue to await the signature of Governor Cuomo.

By HoganWillig on August 17, 2015

Being a German intern in a U.S. law firm, many people have asked me about the differences between German and American law.  I would say the main difference is that Germany has a civil law system, whereas the U.S has a common law system. In contrast to common law, civil law is codified, meaning we have updated legal codes which cover all matters that are capable of being brought to court, the applicable procedure and the appropriate punishment for each offense.

By Bruce Ikefugi on August 12, 2015

A peculiar situation arose a few weeks ago which greatly jeopardized one of our closings.  I won’t tell you whether we represented the Seller or the Purchaser; from the point of view of this entry it doesn’t matter.  Firstly, I would say there are two types of Sellers, those that take very good care of the property and maintain everything in great condition until they finally move out.  The second type cut back on the landscaping and repairs, and do the minimal clean up needed when they move out.  Most Sellers fall in the middle of these two extremes.

June 25, 2015

Whether you are just opening your doors, or have a well-established restaurant, you can agree that the legal and regulatory requirements of running your business are a big part of day-to-day operations.

June 25, 2015

Whether you are just opening your doors, or have a well-established restaurant, you can agree that the legal and regulatory requirements of running your business are a big part of day-to-day operations. 

May 23, 2015

Sadly, it is all too common that elderly persons fall victim to abuse. Whether it is physical, emotional, or financial abuse, the vulnerability of older individuals makes them easy targets for such ill-treatment. Financial abuse is a difficult type of abuse to recognize and can be easily overlooked because there are not always blatant signs of it.

May 20, 2015

In many divorces, couples take matters to court seek resolution. Each side usually has a lawyer. Depending on the circumstances, fighting may continue/increase and communication may become non-existent. 

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