As we near the end of 2018 the topic of effective dates is a discussion that comes to mind in relation to the filing of new Corporations and/or new Limited Liability Companies. Your client may have a new business venture and is looking to form a new business entity. Your first inclination may be to deter them from filing this close to the end of the year in order to avoid 2018 taxes, however in many States you can file now, setting forth a future effective date. Continue reading “EFFECTIVE DATES AND NEW CORPORATION/LLC FILINGS”
Savvy lawyers use marketing since reputation and contacts don’t always provide a steady stream of clients,. At its Annual Meeting in August 2018, the American Bar Association boosted marketing by amending its model rules on lawyer advertising to loosen restrictions, recognize technologies, and promote uniformity among states. The amended rules modify the ABA’s 110-year old ban on advertising by lawyers. Read on for a short history of the ABA’s advertising rules, a summary of the ways they have been amended, and a list of resources to help you market your professional services. Continue reading “ABA Modernizes Marketing Rules”
Avoiding Liability for Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
The New York laws require employers to adopt policies and provide training to prevent sexual harassment.
New York State and New York City recently joined other states and local jurisdictions that have laws to stop sexual harassment in the workplace.
Evolving laws and media attention make stopping sexual harassment imperative for lawyers and their clients, especially in states like New York that require employers to adopt anti-harassment policies and training. Contact clients to make them aware of the anti-harassment laws and explain how you can help by reviewing and updating contracts, policies, training and claim procedures. Continue reading “New Marketing Pamphlet about Sexual Harassment in the Workplace”
New York State and New York City recently joined other states and local jurisdictions that have longstanding laws to stop sexual harassment in the workplace. The New York laws require employers to adopt policies and provide training to prevent sexual harassment.
The legislative and media spotlight on sexual harassment is a reminder that employers everywhere have a duty to stop harassment. Read on for a short legislative history, a summary of the laws recently adopted in New York, and a list of resources for establishing best practices at law offices and client workplaces. Continue reading “Sexual Harassment Training Is Imperative”
The following is an excerpt from “Wills of the Rich & Famous: A Fascinating Glimpse at the Legacies of Celebrities” by Herbert E. Nass, Esq.
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH
July 11, 1915
DATE AND PLACE OF DEATH
October 10, 1985
New York Hospital
New York, New York
Born on the island of Sakhalin off the coast of Siberia in the Soviet Union to a Rumanian mother and father who was a Mongolian mining engineer, Yul Brynner’s exotic background added to the regal aura about him. As the perennial King in the theater and film versions of “The King and I”, Brynner commanded that particular role the way no other actor ever had and has come to be identified with that particular part. It was well stated in a review by the New York Times, “Yul Brynner’s performance in ‘The King and I’… can no longer be regarded as a feat of acting or of endurance. After 30-odd years of on-and-off barnstorming, Mr. Brynner is quite simply, The King. Man and role long since merged into a fixed image that is as much a part of our collective consciousness as the Statue of Liberty.” Continue reading “The King Must Die”
As we approach the end of year many Corporations and Limited Liability Companies find themselves needing to dissolve. Here’s what to expect when dissolving a corporation or a Limited Liability Company.
For corporations many states require that you obtain consent from their governing tax authority before they will accept the filing of a dissolution. For instance, New York and New Jersey have a stringent tax clearance process you must go through before you can dissolve a corporation. In NY, before you can file for dissolution with the Dept. of State you must first obtain consent from the NY Department of Taxation and Finance. Before the New York Department of Taxation and Finance will grant that consent, a corporation must be current with their franchise tax return filings, payment of taxes and a “final franchise tax return” must be filed (and marked such) along with payment of any taxes due per that return. Continue reading “What you should know about Corporate and LLC Dissolutions”
Pets – Part of the American Family
More than 68 percent of American households have 365 million pets….and we LOVE them! Many of us feel that a pet is just as much a part of the family as any other person in the household. And 35% of us include their pets in family portraits. Just ask any pet owners what they’d save if their house caught fire. Often, their pets will come before their jewelry or artwork. Continue reading “How to Protect Your Four-Legged Family Members”
Every business entity filed on a state level with the Secretaries of State of each state is required to file an “annual report” in order to remain active and in good standing. Failure to file such an annual report may result in penalties or revocation of the corporate or business charter. While the time of filing of a company’s annual report may vary with the state in which it is filed, it is a requirement to remain in business. Continue reading “What is an “annual report”?”
Holidays and other occasions provide firms with an opportunity to use greeting cards to connect with clients. Greeting cards provide a deeper and more meaningful connection than social media. Whether sent by e-mail or U.S. mail, they show that your firm values client relationships. Read on to learn the history of greeting cards and get tips for sending them. Continue reading “Using Greeting Cards to Connect with Clients”
A Visit to the Studio of Georges Rouault
by Jim Alimena
As an art major at Livingston College, Rutgers University in the 1970s I was drawn to the work of Georges Rouault. The Biblical subjects, theme of suffering, strong color and black outlines, learned by Rouault in his early career working with stained glass, influenced my painting style. Over the years I would see if there were any Rouaults on exhibit when I visited a museum. The 2006 MOBIA exhibit “Miserere et Guerre: This Anguished World of Shadows” was very meaningful, the work itself enriched with MOBIA’s sensitive presentation. Continue reading “A Visit to the Studio of Georges Rouault”