How Businesses can Mitigate Covid-19/Coronavirus Risks?

Numerous F & B, Accommodation and General Services business are facing dire predicaments because of Coronavirus-related restrictions on business and the state of the U.S. economy. Now business owners are facing the fear that these businesses may be sued by patrons or employees for the alleged contraction of Covid-19 at

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Britney Spears Saga: New York’s Guardianship Law Explained

Britney Spears made headlines with an online campaign that seeks to end the conservatorship (guardianship) of the controversial pop star. A judge, in early 2008, ordered a conservatorship with her father and a lawyer as the conservators of her estate. While the following matter does not, directly, deal with New

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Hiring a NY Lawyer or Law Firm in New York: Due Diligence of NY Attorneys

Hiring a NY lawyer can be stressful. I have hired many associate and senior lawyers for my firm and a large international law firm I worked with. I find the vetting of lawyers requires high-level interview skills and a lot of instincts. In many cases, it is more art than

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MSPB, EEOC & Negotiated Grievance Procedures Complaints: Federal Government Employment Law Basics

Hayes & Simon retains lawyers that have experience handling appeals to the Merit System Protection Board (MSPB), grievances under the Negotiated Grievance Procedure and complaints to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) from our New York and some overseas associated offices. We have handled removals and other punishments of GS

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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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Free Initial Consultation with a New York Lawyer

Hayes & Simon, an international law firm, is offering a free initial consultation with an attorney in New York. Your legal consultation may be schedule at: Schedule a Call. The call shall be with, in most cases, New York Lawyer Sean Hayes. Hayes & Simon, P.C. Hayes & Simon professionals are internationally

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Reverse Discrimination at Universities in New York

Reverse Discrimination is a Misnomer. If discrimination is perpetrated against Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians or Green Martians, it is discrimination under the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 and others laws. Discrimination of white and Asian students at public and private universities may, also, be a violation of the civil

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Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer in New York: Consider the Signs of a Great Defense Attorney

In all cases, where you are accused of a crime in New York that may lead to a sentence of time in a New York jail deportation (“crime of moral turpitude”) from the United States or may harm your future – hire, quickly, an experienced and proactive NY defense attorney.

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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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Starting Business in New York via a Joint Venture or Partnership Agreement?

Starting a business in New York can be enjoyable and profitable adventure if you get the business on the right track from the start.  Often, companies choose to come together via a joint venture or partnership. With the present coronavirus shutdowns in New York, quality of life issues and New

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New New York Law Office of Hayes & Simon Opens on Wall Street

Hayes & Simon, P.C. has opened a new law office on Wall Street in New York City. We welcome our local clients, family & friends and clients abroad to pay a visit during their next trip to the Financial District in New York. Hayes & Simon professionals are internationally recognized for delivering

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Challenging a Dismissal, Suspension or a Negative Transcript Notation in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.

Our lawyers here at Hayes & Simon have seen public and private universities & high schools in the tri-state area suspend, dismiss and impose a negative transcript notation on students for mere political speech; minor indiscretions; and a variety of matters that concern off-campus activities. In many cases, the universities

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Successor Liability in New York: Suing an Acquiring Company for the Actions or Inactions of the Acquired Company

Our New York law office recently undertook a case in which we are alleging a company caused significant damage to the real property of our Client because of a tort by a defendant. However, the defendant company was acquired by another entity. In New York, the general rule is that

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New York Disability Discrimination Laws: NY Employment Law Basics

When an employer, in New York, makes employment decisions based on a disability and not via criteria appropriate under law, the action of the employer may be considered disability discrimination under federal and New York State Law. New York State and New York City Law provides comprehensive protections for employees

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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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Termination of New York Commercial Leases based on Violation of New York Law

New York landlords may terminate a commercial lease agreement based on a tenant utilizing a leased premise for a violation of New York or U.S. Federal Law.  A recent NY court holding leads credence to the understanding that even a single violation of law related directly to the illegal use

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Finding an Efficient New York Business Lawyer for your NY Business

We here at Hayes & Simon obtain numerous emails and calls from potential clients in search of a New York business lawyer to act as part-time general counsel.  The majority of these intakes come from referrals from present clients, referrals from other lawyers and some trickle in via this New

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Draft A Clear Statement of Work in New York

When hiring a business or individual in connection with a project, it is important that all parties create and agree to a clear and precise Statement of Work. A Statement of Work (SOW) is a formal document entered into by parties involved in a project that specifies in clear understandable

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Trump Administration Challenges New York City Gun Laws

The Trump administration filed, recently, a brief challenging the perennially controversial NY Gun Law. The brief filed by the Trump administration argued that NY Gun Laws created by the NYPD known as the “transport ban” is unconstitutional, alleging that it contradicts the Second Amendment rights to “keep and bear arms.”

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New York Sexual Harassment Law Basics for New York City & State Employers

The #MeToo movement has motivated the State and City of New York to implement a battery of new sexual harassment laws applicable to all businesses in New York City and New York State.  The new New York laws should motivate employers in New York to update NY employment rules, NY

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