CNA - Stemming the Tide of Incivility in the Practice of Law

As officers of the legal system, attorneys play a special role in the preservation of democratic society. When lawyers engage fairly and with respect for all parties involved, they instill public confidence in the justice system and the rule of law. In the course of representing clients, lawyers serve as... Read more →


CNA - Avoiding the Nightmare of Missing a Deadline

Substantial risks exist for law firms that fail to diligently monitor case dockets, read court orders and adhere to filing deadlines. The risk management tools to avoid these mistakes are available and are not difficult to implement. This month’s In Practice… with CNA® highlights recommendations to avoid the nightmare of... Read more →


CNA - Avoiding Liability as a Trustee

Many attorneys, regardless of practice area, find themselves in the position of being asked to serve as a trustee for a trust. Attorneys routinely accept the responsibility of serving as a trustee and then find themselves as the custodian of a significant sum of money. Naturally to avoid running the... Read more →


CNA - Mitigating Risks of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies

Representing the sponsor of a “Special Purpose Acquisition Company” or “SPAC” poses unique risks to law firms. SPACs have been around for decades but recently have become an increasingly popular investment vehicle, leading some to call 2021 “the year of the SPAC.” In this article, we explain what SPACs are... Read more →


Whose Burden Is It Anyway? Burden Shifting When Lack of Standing Is Asserted On A Motion To Dismiss

At the outset of litigation, a New York court may be called upon to determine whether a person seeking relief from the court is a proper party to request adjudication. This important aspect of a person’s ability to seek relief in court is referred to as standing - a threshold... Read more →