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Inside the Lines: Scope Limitations and Legal Ghostwriting

As financial pressure from the Great Recession becomes the new normal and even the least tech-savvy Americans tackle most errands from behind a computer screen, consumers have cast a critical eye toward the traditional attorney-client relationship. For many, the cost of a full-service representation creates a barrier to any legal... Read more →


Pleading and Proving a Fraud Cause of Action - Case Update 2019:

Pleading and Proving a Fraud Cause of Action - Case Update 2019: Epiphany Community Nursery School v. Hugh W. Levey, et.al The recent New York Appellate Division, First Department, decision of Epiphany Community Nursery School v. Hugh W. Levey, et.al, 2019 NY Slip Op 00842 (1st Dept. 2019) sheds light... Read more →


Beware of the Cyber Security Risks Created By Your Own Staff

It was 2:32 a.m. in January 2019 at EQT’s headquarters. A senior level employee who was slated for a layoff the next day, entered the premises and connected his company-issued laptop to a private network, transferring confidential trade secrets to his personal Google drive. In addition, he removed a portable... Read more →


Giving Business Advice Versus Legal Advice - The Pitfalls

Lawyers must become accustomed to the risk of giving advice. A lawyer’s role and duty is to give advice—advice that might not be well received, advice that when followed might not result in the best outcome, advice that even when objectively correct ends up placing the lawyer in a defensive... Read more →


Finding the Way Forward with a Missing Client

Clients expect their attorneys to be available. A law firm that ignores client emails or phone calls will not be a law firm for long. Even in an age when most firms measure their response times in minutes, inattentiveness and inadequate communication are among the most common allegations in disciplinary... Read more →