Adult-Use Cannabis Now Legal in New York

By: Stacey Lipitz Marder, Esq. On March 31, 2021, the highly anticipated Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act (S.854-A/A.1248-A) was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo, adding New York to the list of states where adult use of cannabis is legal. It is unclear when dispensaries will open and sales will begin, although there has […]

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DID YOU SIGN A NON-COMPETE AGREEMENT?

By Mauro Viskovic, Esq.Email the Author These days, more and more companies are requiring their employees to sign restrictive covenant agreements.  These are agreements that are designed to protect a business’s legitimate interests and assets from being misappropriated or improperly utilized by a former employee.  Such agreements often contain non-competition provisions, which may provide that an employee is […]

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EEOC TO RESUME DATA COLLECTION APRIL 26, 2021

By Carla Hogan, Esq.Email the Author The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) enforces federal laws applicable generally to employers with 15 or more employees (age discrimination requires 20 employees) and prohibits discriminating against a job applicant or employee because of an employee’s protected characteristics such as race, gender and age, among others.  The laws apply […]

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Parentage Proceedings Under the Child Parent Security Act

By Jessica Woodrow, Esq.Email the Author This is the fourth installment in the four-part series  The Child-Parent Security Act: Embarking on the Surrogacy Journey The Child Parent Security Act is poised to impact thousands of New Yorkers seeking to start or grow families through third party reproduction. Set to take effect February 15, 2021, the […]

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New York’s Novel Surrogate’s Bill of Rights Provides Unprecedented Protection for Gestational Surrogates

By Jessica Woodrow, Esq.Email the Author This is the third installment in the four-part series  The Child-Parent Security Act: Embarking on the Surrogacy Journey Beginning on February 15, 2021, New Yorkers will be able to legally enter into compensated gestational surrogacy arrangements for the first time. One of the last holdout states in the country, […]

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Weiss Zarett Welcomes Joshua Sussman, Esq.

Joshua Sussman is pleased to announce that he has joined Weiss Zarett Brofman Sonnenklar & Levy, P.C. Joshua brings over 8 years of commercial litigation and real estate litigation experience. He has handled an array of business disputes in New York and New Jersey including disputes between shareholders or members of closely held companies, bankruptcy, […]

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Entering Into Surrogacy Agreements Under the Child-Parent Security Act

By Jessica Woodrow, Esq.Email the Author This is the second installment in the four-part series  The Child-Parent Security Act: Embarking on the Surrogacy Journey On February 15, 2021, the Child-Parent Security Act (“CPSA”) will take effect, eliminating New York’s longstanding proscription against compensated gestational surrogacy. Signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on April 2, […]

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Compensated Surrogacy Brings Sweeping Change for New York Families

By Jessica Woodrow, Esq.Email the Author This is the first installment in the four-part series  The Child-Parent Security Act: Embarking on the Surrogacy Journey On February 15, 2021, the Child-Parent Security Act (“CPSA”) will take effect, eliminating New York’s longstanding proscription against compensated gestational surrogacy. Signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on April 2, […]

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New York State Adopts Extensive Rule Changes Affecting Investment Community

By Mauro Viskovic, Esq.Email the Author New York State Attorney General Letitia James recently announced major changes to rules affecting a broad range of investment professionals and the investment industry in general.  The new rules will change the regulatory process for offering investment securities to New York residents and will implement registration requirements for business […]

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