LEGAL ALERT: Federal Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the "FFCRA"), effective April 1 through December 31, 2020.  The FFCRA seeks to assist employees impacted by COVID-19 and applies to employers with less than 500 employees and any covered public agencies. This summary is focused on the Emergency Paid Sick Read More »

LEGAL ALERT: COVID-19: Suspension of Debt Collection by NYS

On March 17, 2020, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James announced that effective immediately, the State will temporarily halt the collection of medical and student debt owed to the State and referred to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) for collection from March 16, 2020 through April 15, 2020. No application is necessary Read More »

New York State Paid Sick Leave and COVID-19

New York State is acting swiftly to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 18, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed a bill into law that provides paid sick leave to employees directly impacted by COVID-19. The law, which takes effect immediately, requires employers to provide paid sick leave to employees when they are subject to an Read More »

Christy Vouri-Misso Joins Bousquet Holstein PLLC

Bousquet Holstein PLLC is pleased to announce that Christy Vouri-Misso has joined the Tax Practice Group at the firm. As a former Attorney Advisor to Judge Robert A. Wherry, of the United States Tax Court, Christy focuses her practice on all aspects of federal and state tax controversies and planning.  This background gives her the unique ability Read More »

Joseph J. Porcello Presents Brand Protection Workshop at Syracuse University’s Blackstone LaunchPad Innovation Hub

On January 11, 2020, Joseph J. Porcello, a partner at Bousquet Holstein, presented an interactive brand protection "Toolkit" workshop for the entrepreneur and innovation community at Syracuse University.  The event was hosted by the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at Syracuse University Libraries. During this active hands-on session, Mr. Porcello discussed steps that a startup can take Read More »

Bousquet Holstein and CenterState CEO Present: How Final Regulations Enhance Opportunity Zone Program Incentives

Bousquet Holstein attorneys Susan R. Katzoff, Jean S. Everett, and Julia J. Martin will join representatives from CenterState CEO to discuss the recently published final regulations for the Federal Opportunity Zone (OZ) program, benefits to investors, the types of eligible projects, as well as how to maximize the program’s benefits for your business. CenterState CEO will also present the Read More »

Bousquet Holstein Attorneys Present at International Startup Workshop at Syracuse University

Attorneys Anna Putintseva and Rebecca Cohen were guest speakers on January 22, 2020 at a free International Startup Workshop for the international and innovation community at Syracuse University. The event was hosted by the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at Syracuse University Libraries. Participants learned how to: Help international students, as well as faculty and staff who work with them, understand Read More »

Nathan M. Jerauld and Maria C. Zumpano Join Bousquet Holstein

Bousquet Holstein PLLC is pleased to announce that Nathan M. Jerauld and Maria C. Zumpano, MBA, CPA have joined the firm. Nathan Jerauld joins the firm’s Litigation Practice group, with a focus on estate litigation. He has extensive experience operating in high-stress environments and delivering tailored analysis of complex issues. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army where he Read More »