H-1B Registration and Filing: Why Should You Plan Now?

In early March of 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will start accepting registrations of H-1B petitions subject to fiscal year (FY) 2024 cap. Beneficiaries of selected and approved H-1B cap-subject petitions will be eligible to start working in the United States on October 1, 2023. Last year, USCIS received 486,927 registrations for the Read More »

Legal Considerations for Your Online Business

As the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped life as we know it, it also accelerated many business trends, including e-commerce. As online sales of goods and services continue to replace the in-store purchase experience, more businesses are moving to establish an online presence and many new businesses are being launched to sell products or services exclusively Read More »

NY budget crisis puts critical, free legal help at risk (Commentary)

As posted on Syracuse.com - Aug 03, 8:00 AMhttps://www.syracuse.com/opinion/2020/08/ny-budget-crisis-puts-critical-free-legal-help-at-risk-commentary.html This commentary was submitted by Susan Katzoff, president of the board of directors of the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County Inc., on behalf of board members Laurence Bousquet, Sophie Dagenais, Peter Dunn, Anthony Gigliotti, Brittany Hannah, Palmer Harvey, Mitchell Katz, Michael Klein, Brian LaClair, Emilee Lawson Hatch, George Lowe, Mary Miner, Read More »

Winery and Vineyard Succession Planning

While the vineyard is still quiet and contemplating the end of winter, now is the perfect time for New York wineries to be considering succession planning. Are there family members ready for more responsibility? Key employees you want to reward going into the next harvest season and beyond? Are you at an age where Medicaid Read More »

Advertising and Marketing Rules of the Road: Avoiding Pitfalls, Protecting Your Brand, and Making Trouble for Your Competitors

From small family-owned businesses to large global corporations, a company's ability to execute an effective advertising and marketing campaign is critical to building a recognizable, durable brand and driving sales.  But what if your ads land your company in legal trouble, resulting in a court order enjoining your ad campaign and requiring you to pay Read More »

Don’t Let Your Company’s Blue Skies Turn Gray: 5 Steps to Protect Your Trademark Rights and Combat Gray Market Sales

Gray market goods can pose a significant threat to a U.S. company's reputation, customer goodwill, revenues, and, ultimately, profits.  The risk is particularly acute for brand owners who sell high-end products, such as industrial and commercial machinery, cars, consumer electronics, jewelry, perfume, and designer clothing.  For these and other companies, an awareness of gray goods Read More »

Life After Death – New York State Bar Association Journal

Reprinted with permission from: New York State Bar Association Journal, May 2018, Vol. 90, No. 4, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207. Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) is continually changing the landscape of families and potential heirs. This is both miraculous and, at times, confounding. As modern technology has made posthumously conceived children Read More »