New York City

Mike Potter, Founder of  Disrupto is holding a class entitled How to Pitch Your Startup to Big Media Companies tonight at the startup incubator General Assembly.

This class will help you identify potential partners, tailor your product strategy, and make the pitch that will land your first, big deal.

Date: Monday, April 11th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Classes meet every Monday at 6:00 pm for 2 more weeks. Price: $10

More Info:


General Assembly
902 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York 10010

The Law Office of Frederic R. Abramson is not affiliated with the above event.

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NYC Tops With Most Tech Jobs

by Fred Abramson on December 8, 2010 · 0 comments

Here is some good news for New York. Businessweek reports that New York City continues to have the most tech jobs in the nation.  Unfortunately, due to the recession overall job growth in the sector fell 2 percent, year-over-year. The computer system design and telecommunications services sectors have been hit especially hard.

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According to the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce these 3 events are some of several networking events that are taking place next week for under $20 (more are available on the Chamber of Commerce site):

Grand Central Connected Live Event: B2B Networking & Business Growth
Come and enjoy a few hours of networking with appetizers and a cash bar in a spacious venue conveniently located near Grand Central Station. Only $20 per person.
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
729 Third Ave
Pvt Room 1 Flight Up
New York, NY

A Night of Networking for Young Professionals
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Forum NYC
127 4th Avenue
NY 10003, NY

Business to Business Networking Event: Maximize Your Networking Time
Strategic midtown location serving strategic minded professionals seeking networking contacts complimentary to their business.
No price listed
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
825 Third Ave. (E50th)
825 Third Ave., 2nd Floor Conference room
New York, NY

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John McEnroe Is Still Pretty Complicated

by Fred Abramson on September 11, 2010 · 0 comments

The US Open reaches its peak this weekend with the finals on Sunday.  Growing up, Johnny Mac was my favorite tennis player. He grew up only a few towns away from me in Queens and practiced at the Port Washington Tennis Academy, which is only a few blocks from where I currently reside.

It is an absolutely gorgeous day here in New York. I doubt that anyone landing on my blog today is interested in reading up about the law. So I present to you, this profile about John McEnroe from the New York Times Magazine from 2008.

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On July 4, we celebrate the entrepreneurs who were our founding fathers who made a difference by bringing social change to America. Unlike July 4, there is nothing particularly unique about the date of March 4.  On that date back in 2006 final contact was attempted with Pioneer 10 by the Deep Space Network. Unfortunately, no response was received.

NYConvergance recently noted that the New York Tech scene has matured. One sign of its maturity is the bevy of tech events in the New York City area.

What could be better than making March 4, 2010 special by spending the evening celebrating the power of entrepreneurs to change the world.  According to the press release:

The event will feature a panel that brings together the nation’s most prominent advocates for both early stage investment and social enterprise.  Fred Wilson, founder of Union Square Ventures, is an advocate for early stage investment and the single most read blogger in the venture capital community.  Jacqueline Novogratz is the founder of the Acumen Fund, a global nonprofit venture philanthropy fund that hat uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty.  They are joined by Roger Ehrenberg, founder of IA Venture Strategies and one of the most active angel investors in New York and Jacob Gray, partner at Murex Investments. The panel will be moderated by Scott Edward Anderson, founder of the and a frequent commentator on the FOx Business Netowrk. This rare combination of finance and philanthropy leadership reflects GoodCompany Ventures’ unique mission to help social entrepreneurs develop scalable, for-profit businesses to address unmet social needs.

Here are the details:

Date:   March 4, 2010

Time:  6-8 PM


Green Spaces NY
394 Broadway
5th Floor
New York, NY 10013

Cost: $35

For more information: GoodCompany Ventures

Drop me a line and let me know if you are planning to attend.  I would love to meet up with you!

The Law Office of Frederic R. Abramson is not affiliated with the above event.  If you have any questions regarding legal issues concerning entrepreneurship, contact the Law Office of Frederic R. Abramson at 212-233-0666.

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Two Immigration Service Organizations sued by the State of New York for Providing Fraudulent Services

January 27, 2010

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo obtained a temporary restraining order against the International Immigrants Foundation, Inc. (“IIF”), International Professional Association, Inc. (“IPA”), and their President Edward Juarez. The Attorney General seeks to prevent these organizations from continuing their fraudulent practices and seeks restitution for victims. These companies are alleged to have defrauded immigrants with false promises […]

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Bloomberg’s State of the City Speech Contains Only a Few Pledges of Help for NYC Small Businesses

January 21, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg outlined his agenda for helping NYC small businesses in his State of the City speech on Wednesday January 19, 2010.  Unfortunately, it looks like there are only three. He promised to steamline the City’s application process for restaurants and bars; Expand a job program to help immigrants; Help Haitians to apply for temporary […]

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Monday Inspiration: Grind it out and Crush it.

November 2, 2009

It is gray and bit dreary today in New York.  After a weekend devoted to Halloween, football and Yankees, I can bet that you are not bringing your A game to work today. It’s time to grind it out.  Watch this video by Gary Vaynerchuck and go out and kick some ass.

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Do You Need a License To Start a Business in New York?

October 7, 2009

So, you decided to take the plunge to start your own business.  You are probably wondering whether you need a license to set up shop.  There are many professions and businesses that require a unique license so that they could operate. For example, dentists, locksmiths, food processors and real estate agents all need licenses.  If […]

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