Data Breach Lawsuits on the Rise: Five Tips to Help Minimize Liability
Read about recent developments in data breach litigation in New York from our partner Nelida Lara featured in the American Bar Association’s Commercial and Business Litigation Committee’s Practice Points.
WCBA Member Spotlight: Nelida Lara
Our Partner, Nelida Lara, was featured in a Westchester County Bar Association Member Spotlight interview in this month’s issue of Westchester Lawyer Magazine.
Heidi Winslow takes on role of Chairman of the Rising Stars Alumni for The Business Council of Westchester
The Business Council of Westchester announced that our Partner, Heidi Winslow, will now be taking on the role of Chairman of the Rising Stars Alumni. In 2016, Heidi received the Business Council of Westchester’s “Rising Star – 40 under 40” award, and has been an active member of their Leadership Council and the Selection Committee since 2017. Congratulations Heidi!
Janet Giris is named one of Westfair’s 2022 Persons of the Year
Westfair Business Journals announced its 2022 Persons of the Year, including our Partner, Janet Giris. Congratulations Janet!
Prepare, Connect, Adapt: Maximizing Your Business’ Agility and Resilience During Uncertain Times
Join our partner, Heidi M. Winslow, and Business Council of Westchester on October 1st at 11AM for a Virtual Webinar as they discuss what is important to your business in these unprecedented times.
Options for Commercial Landlords to Manage Distressed Tenants in New York
August 6, 2020 The full economic impact caused by the pandemic is not yet known, particularly in the area of commercial tenancies. As businesses assess their long-term viability, landlords may face an increase in rent payment defaults, fewer prospective tenants, or a drop in rental rates. There are a number of options that commercial landlords may consider to mitigate the effects from the COVID-19 business interruption including: lease workout, lease buyout, eviction and insurance claims. With each option, landlords must navigate several key issues to determine the best solution for their particular needs.
Eric J. Mandell receives 40 Under 40 Rising Star Award
Congratulations to Eric J. Mandell on being named one of the 40 Under 40 Rising Stars by the Business Council of Westchester. Eric will join Westchester County’s brightest young professionals on September 2, 2020 to receive this prestigious award from the Business Council of Westchester.
New York Forward: Returning to the Workplace 10 Questions to Answer Before Reopening Your Business
Businesses in New York State are beginning to reopen. While we are not yet able to reopen non-essential businesses in New York City or Westchester, we can and should start to think about what reopening will look like and prepare our plans and policies so that we can reopen safely and lawfully when permitted. Below are 10 questions any New York employer should be able to answer before reopening its workplace.
Consider Mediation and Arbitration to Resolve Business Disputes While Court Access is Limited, and Will Be Backlogged, Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 27, 2020 Mediation and arbitration are potentially attractive alternatives to resolving business disputes, especially given the pandemic induced stress on the court system. Courts in New York are operating on a limited basis due to social distancing rules, and will be backlogged even when they return to “normal.” Court litigation may be necessary and may be the best, or only option, for dispute resolution depending on the circumstances, but other options should be considered. In mediation a neutral third-party facilitates negotiations to resolve a dispute when the parties cannot negotiate a resolution on their own. In arbitration the parties […]
Alfred E. Donnellan receives Access to Justice Award
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley honored Alfred E. Donnellan as he stepped down after 13 years of service as Board President. The Equal Access to Justice Dinner was scheduled to be held on April 2, 2020, but due to COVID-19 was changed to a digital dinner and was shared via social media. Mr. Donnellan was awarded with the 2020 Access to Justice Award. Mr. Donnellan has been committed to supporting LSHV and its efforts to provide free legal services to children and families throughout the Hudson Valley. We wish to extend our sincere congratulations to our partner and thank […]