How To Start An LLC: Justin’s Ski Shop

Last week, we met with the founding team of Justin’s Ski Shop to discuss representing the Ski Shop as it works towards an opening.   The agenda for the consultation was focused on what entity the founders should chose to own and operate the Ski Shop (a corporation versus a limited liability company and the associated governing documents between the company and the founders) and how to move from a draft lease provided by the Landlord to a signed lease so that they do not miss out on the prime real estate opportunity and the ski season.

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New Year, New Businesses

Happy New Year! With the New Year and associated New Year’s resolutions, there’s typically an uptick in folks venturing into new businesses, adding products or services to their current business, undertaking new projects or otherwise making tweaks and changes (or resolving to explore tweaks and changes).

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Summer of Law: Take Me Out to (but don’t knock me out at) the Ball Game

For many, enjoying a baseball game at the ballpark or on TV with family and friends is a favorite summer pastime.  Even minor league games in far-flung locations with entertaining team names and mascots provide otherwise lukewarm baseball fans counting the days until college/pro football begins with a few hours (and for the kids, mini-helmets full of ice cream) entertainment.  Read more

The Summers of Law (Literally): 1776 & 1787

As I recently shared with a class of 4th graders at a charter school client in the Bronx during their career day (7th graders were more interested in discussing legal issues they see online and on TV, of course), when I was in 4th grade back in 1987, we not only learned about the U.S. Constitution, but celebrated its bi-centennial anniversary, too.  Read more

Summer of Law: Write an Essay, Win a Lake House (maybe another time…)

With the official first day of summer and end of the School year in the same week, many begin to turn their attention to summer travel, thoughts about planning summer travel or otherwise dreaming about being outside and away from their desks- perhaps near a lake, on the beach or in the mountains- enjoying sun, water and time with family and friends.

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Summer of Law: Long-Weekend Sick Leave and Summer Fridays

As business and education lawyers, we occasionally hear from clients that before a holiday break, holiday weekend or National holiday and throughout the summer in particular, from time to time, there appears to be a spike in employees taking sick days or wanting to leave early on Friday afternoons  Read more

Post-Prom Party Liability Waivers

Not necessarily a post you would be expecting as part of the Firm’s “Summer of Law” series, but as we approach the end of high school prom season, we wanted to write about post-high school prom liability waivers that have received some attention (See New York Times Article titled “Prom Accessories:  Corsages, Limousines and Liability Waivers).

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Summer of Law: A Preamble

As we return from Memorial Day Weekend where spring comes to an end and summer takes hold- especially after a particularly long winter- many begin to focus on the warm weather and all that comes with it—lunches outside, happy hours, 4th of July, long weekends, vacations, trips to the beach, days in the many NYC parks, an (even more) relaxed dress code and for most- no school!

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Writing 200 Words Could Win You A Lake House (conditions certainly apply)

An entrepreneurial couple selling their lakefront home in the Catskill Mountains has taken an unconventional approach to marketing their property:  holding an essay-writing contest, with the winner-paying the $149 entry fee and judged to have written the best 200 word piece-literally winning the house.  Read more

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Why it’s the Super Bowl® for some and “The Big Game” for others

As America prepares for that annual tradition of watching the best-of-the-best go to battle on the first Sunday evening in February, if you have ever wondered why certain retailers, restaurants and others “cryptically” refer to the Super Bowl® as “The Big Game”, wonder no longer.

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