Someone Copied My Website, What should I do about Copyright Infringement?

February 27, 2013

    While perusing the internet you notice that someone copied your website.  As you write more content, the chances of this happening to you increase over time. It has even happened to me.  One of my fellow attorneys here in New York copied one of my pages. What should you do? It depends on […]

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New York Commercial Sublease Form- Temporary Event Space

February 27, 2013

  Do you need to rent space on a temporary basis? Big events such as TED, South by Southwest, Techcrunch and the New York Auto Show all have side events where much of the action really happens. Many of my clients have businesses related to the event industry. They often need to sublease a space […]

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If You Run a Tech Company the 2014 H-1B Deadline Is Fast Approaching, Renewed Hope for Cap Increase

February 13, 2013

A H-1B is a type of visa that your company can use to sponsor a foreigner to work for you here in the good old U S of A.  If you are in the tech industry H-1B visas are coveted. To obtain an H-IB visa, an Employer in the US  must apply for the H-1B […]

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This Week’s Small Business Question is Tweetable

February 11, 2013

This Week’s Question: Will it affect your business when the Postal Service stops delivering on Saturdays? Comment if you would like. -Fred

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Protecting Your Digital Assets for Both Home and Work

February 8, 2013

If you are reading this article, it can be assumed that you have digital assets. You rely on the Internet for success. If you own a business, you may depend on your email to connect with your clients and to keep in touch with business partners. You probably also have a Facebook and Twitter account. If […]

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New Law Would Ban Employers to Ask for Passwords

February 7, 2013

One trend that has grown over the last year is employers and schools asking for Facebook and social media passwords of applicants, employees and students. If you are an employer, obviously you are worried about what your employees say on social media as it can impact your bottom line. There is no shortage of stories of people […]

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The US Spends More On Immigration Enforcement Than All Other Federal Law Agencies Combined

January 9, 2013

The Obama Administration has been getting really tough on illegal immigration (h/t It may be hard to believe, but the government spends more money on enforcing the laws on immigration than all federal law enforcement agencies combined. In my opinion, this is a tragic misuse of resources.  The Migration Policy Institute’s recent report. The non-partisan […]

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The State of Medical Marijuana legislation in New York.

January 8, 2013

In recent years, the “public use” exception to New York’s 1977 decriminalization law has been used by police officers. New York City police have told tens of thousands of people, mostly young people of color, to empty their pockets — thus making them criminals under the loophole. On June 4, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his support […]

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Great Coworking Spaces for Entrepreneurs in New York

January 4, 2013

If you are new to New York and just starting a business you probably don’t want to work out of your abode. Working for days without taking a shower can be a problem. It is also difficult to network when you spend the day hanging out by yourself. Starbucks no longer has outlets. So what […]

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Honest Abe’s Advice to Young Lawyers, Poets, and Chefs

December 11, 2012

The theme of a famous person-providing pearls of wisdom to younger than (you pick the profession) is a time honored tradition. The most famous specimen is R.M Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet.  You can read it in couple hours for free here. I remember reading this book while backpacking through Europe back in 1993. In […]

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