Rental Abatements of Commercial Leases during New York Coronavirus Lockdown based on the Legal Doctrine of Commercial Frustration/Frustration of Purpose

New York Commercial Tenants, because of New York State mandatory business shutdown rules were, in many cases, locked out or otherwise not able to completely utilize their rental properties for a period of time because of these government lockdowns. Many NY commercial tenants are filing to New York court to

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International Distribution Agreements: Selling your Products, Systems & Services Abroad via Distributors, Agents & Franchisees

Our attorneys at Hayes & Simon see too many international distribution agreements, agent agreements and franchise agreements that are mere spun U.S. or European distribution agreements. These agreements are utilized for matters concerning the distribution of a products, systems or services abroad and should be based, in most cases, based

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Restrictive Covenants in New York Franchise Agreements: Strategic Use of Restrictive Covenants by Franchisors

New York franchise agreements typically contain restrictive covenants against competition and/or a franchisee non-compete clause. Such provisions are meant to prevent franchisees, whom are granted rights by the franchisor to operate a business modeled on the Franchise Program from engaging in business activities in competition with the franchisor during or

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