The release of Business First’s 2010 law-firm rankings – an annual barometer of how the Western New York legal community is stacking up – is out.
Local attorneys say while it has been anything but business as usual over the last 12 months, there are signs that things are looking up – or that the sky was never falling as some people forecast.
One of HoganWillig’s best practices is that we encourage ideas and suggestions that can improve our business from employees at all levels. Management offers genuine respect to everyone; an attitude that permeates through the entire organization that creates an open and honest environment to share ideas.
Hiring is good news for your business. It is growing and more help is needed. However, should you hire a new employee or an independent contractor? Consider the pros and cons of hiring an employee or an independent contractor:
WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – Iskalo Development Corp. today announced the completion of 2410 North Forest, the company’s newly constructed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Registered, Class A office building located on North Forest Road at the intersection with John James Audubon Parkway in Amherst. Iskalo Development also announced that anchor tenant HoganWillig Attorneys at Law have taken occupancy of the entire third floor, leaving approximately 50,000 square feet of office space available for lease.
HoganWillig has been named as a finalist for this year’s Best Places to Work in the Western New York area. On March 26, 2010, Business First will publish a special section featuring the Best Places to Work.
Recent amendments to NY’s DWI law add significant penalties and make it a felony to drive under the influence with a child in the car.
There has been a lot of publicity lately regarding the changes to the Real Estate Settlements Procedure Act which are designed to make it easier for borrowers to “shop” among lenders in order to obtain the very lowest cost loans. I would like to point out that cost should not be your only concern.
After nearly two decades at One John James Audubon Parkway in Amherst, we have relocated our main office to 2410 North Forest Road (just across the intersection from our current location). We are excited to serve as the anchor tenant in this 80,000 square foot Class A, LEED registered office building.
As a follow up to our notice of last week, it would appear that no deal has been reached for the extension of the current Federal Estate Tax. Instead, the Federal Estate Tax expired 12/31/09 and we will move into 2010 with the Federal Estate Tax repeal in place.
While the House recently passed a bill to reinstate the estate tax in 2010, last week the Senate rejected a measure to temporarily extend it.
As we previously announced, the House of Representatives voted to permanently extend the present 45% estate tax rate, and the $3.5 million (per person) exclusion from estate taxes.