Violation of Non-Disclosure Agreements: The Lessons from a Tell-All Book on Melania Trump

Good or bad publicity is still free press after all. And many PR professionals accept any form of publicity surrounding a book launch at no extra fee as it can spread like wildfire to readers and even non-readers alike with minimal effort. This exactly is what happened with the launch

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Challenges to Starting a Business in New York City

New York City offers entrepreneurs access to a market with consumers with high disposable income and where investors and lenders are ready to assist entrepreneurs who wish to start or grow their businesses in the Big Apple. However, that doesn’t mean that starting a business in New York is a

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Protecting Trade Secrets under New York Law: NY Trade Secret Law Basics

Protecting Trade Secrets, in many cases, may be the difference between success and failure of your business in New York. The post shall detail the basics of New York Trade Secret Law. The New York Court System has not adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“UTSA”), but has common law

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Challenges to Succeeding in Business in New York City

Life and work in the Big Apple isn’t all wine and roses for business owners in 2020, however, New York remains, still, one of the more attractive locations for entrepreneurs, business owners and investors looking to build a footprint in the United States. From Lady Liberty to Central Park, there’s

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Investment in Distressed Assets in New York: Purchasing an Asset in Bankruptcy or via a UCC Foreclosure

Opportunities are increasingly emerging in New York for the purchase of distressed assets. Opportunities abound in commercial real estate, residential real estate, retail, manufacturing, franchising, distribution and food & beverage. Many of these distressed assets shall hit bankruptcy courts or shall be sold under the UCC. Opportunities are, immediately, available

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Doing Business in New York: Listen to My Old Italian Mother to Succeed in Business in New York

New York is a great place to do business, however, those that do not follow my mother’s advice may end up lost in the forest or eaten by a shark. Listen to my mother and you shall be on your first step to a successful business in New York. If

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Selling Goods and Services to the NY Government: NY Procurement Law Basics

Opportunities abound for creative and street-smart business to sell services, goods, commodities and technology to NY agencies and municipalities. While, the myriad of laws and regulations seem overwhelming, with a local business-savvy street-smart guide, doing business with the New York State, New York City and other municipalities can be rewarding

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Raising Venture Capital for your Startup or Small Business

Even during a pandemic, the appeal of being your own boss or an entrepreneur never loses its luster. The United States, Asia and other markets have proven to be exciting and happy hunting grounds for companies to explore new funding opportunities, and the COVID-19 shutdown has presented plenty of opportunities

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Cease and Desist Letters are an Efficient Means of Resolving Many Disputes

If you or your business is a victim of trademark infringement, copyright infringement, harassment, breach of contract or another harm, in many cases, a cease & desist letter drafted and sent by a law firm can help in resolving the matter in an amicable manner and with little cost. We

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Eviction Moratorium on Commercial & Residential Rents set to continue in New York until 2021

The Big Apple continues to present new opportunities to both new entrepreneurs entering the market and the established players who continue to call New York City home. No one is denying that we are all doing it tough. Commercial tenants have been put through the wringer with mandatory enforced business

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Proposed Amendments to New York Antitrust Law

The Donnelly Act, which is New York’s main antitrust law, was written in 1899 and codified in §340-§347 of New York’s General Business Law. It is time for this act to be updated. Anti-trust/Competition Law in New York has not kept up with the times. Prohibited Acts under New York’s

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Basics of Cryptocurrency Law in New York

As we’ve mentioned in our other Korean Law Blog, virtual currency or more popularly known as cryptocurrency is a digital representation of value that can be digitally traded or transferred. When holders are using these virtual currencies the transactions are completed via Blockchains (decentralized databases). For article on virtual currency

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Reverse Merger Compliance & Disclosure Requirements: SEC Compliance Basics

In a prior article, we discussed the basics of Reverse Mergers (also referred to as reverse takeover “RTO,” reverse IPO, or a backdoor listing). And as mentioned in this post, in a reverse merger investors, typically, of a privately-held company acquire a majority of the shares of a publicly-held company,

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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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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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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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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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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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