Third Department Reverses Award of MLMIC Demutualization Proceeds to Employer, Rules Employee-Policyholder is Legally Entitled to Disputed Funds

By Seth A. Nadel, Esq. As discussed in a prior article, on April 24, 2020, the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, in the case of Maple-Gate Anesthesiologists v. Nasrin, 182 A.D. 3d 984 (4th Dep’t 2020), unanimously affirmed a decis*ion of the Erie County Supreme Court that a physician-policyholder was entitled to the proceeds resulting from […]

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ANATOMY OF A BUSINESS DISPUTE: PREPARING TO SUE

By Michael J. Spithogiannis, Esq. Thorough pre-litigation preparation is essential to any lawsuit, but it is particularly so in a case contesting conduct of those who manage corporations and limited-liability companies.  Such entities can be closely held, meaning their stock or membership interests are not freely traded and are held by relatively few individuals.  In […]

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Understanding Physician Employment Contracts

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq. Unfortunately, yet understandably, most physicians are reluctant to read all of the provisions in their employment contracts in the belief that they face a “take it or leave it” quandary. However, physicians often do not realize that while there are provisions in such contracts that are standard in the industry, […]

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Licensure & Liability Concerns for Physicians, Other Healthcare Professionals, Medical Residents, and Students During the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

By Jessica Woodrow, Esq. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and New Yorkers adjust to mandatory social distancing measures, many healthcare providers across the state have expressed concerns about licensure, both generally and about scope of practice and liability issues in particular. In response to the ongoing emergency, Governor Cuomo has signed a series of Executive […]

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We Remain Committed and Available

Starting today we are implementing a remote-work environment, with only a handful of people in our physical office on an as-needed basis (subject to rapidly evolving governmental orders.) Our substantial investment in technology allows us to accomplish this transition with as little disruption to our operations as possible. Email and telephone service remain the same. […]

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Mathew J. Levy, Esq. Presentation: The Pediatric Chief Residents’ Career & Leadership Curriculum

On March 4, 2020, Mathew J. Levy, Esq. will be speaking with Pediatric Chief Residents regarding their first-year employment agreement and he will also be providing practical legal advice to those who will be going into their first job out of residency. Location: The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center (3415 Bainbridge Avenue, The Bronx, NY 10467).

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