- May 17, 2017
The Office has Moved to 30 Wall!
I am excited to announce my office has moved to the Financial District! This brings me closer to my financial district clients and, after many years, marks a return to one of my favorite neighborhoods ... if you are in the neighborhood, let's grab a cup of coffee and catch up! 30 Wall Street, 8th Fl New York, NY 10005-2205 My number, email and website will remain the same. *** #All #News
- Apr 17, 2017
Copyrights and Copy Cats (Intellectual Property Series II)
So you wrote a new play, a movie script, or computer game, and you want to prevent people from stealing your creative juices as you try to find investors, or after you published it. What are you rights? How do you protect them? What do you do if you are the victim of idea theft? That’s a lot to cover, and I hope to get to all of it eventually, but for today, let’s go over the basics of copyright, and later on, I’ll get to the more advanced material. Disclaimer: The following
- Mar 17, 2017
Do I Need to Trademark My Logo?
Lately, I have been getting some requests for information regarding Intellectual Property, so I thought I would create a little something about trademarks. Disclaimer: The following information does NOT constitute legal advice and is only for general educational purposes. Each situation is different and specific legal issues usually require additional research and investigation, so do not rely on this article to address a particular legal issue; use this as a starting point
- Mar 17, 2017
Speaking @Stuy Legal Alum Event
Last week I had the pleasure of participating in a panel, at a recently organized Stuyvesant High School legal alumni networking event, which was kindly hosted by the Law Firm of Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP. The panel consisted of two private sector and two government attorneys, who shared their thoughts on the changing nature of the legal profession. Perhaps key among those new developments was the role of technology and the manner in which it has altered the profession beyond
- Feb 17, 2017
Non-Profit Nuances III: How to Create a Not for Profit Corporation
So, it’s Spring, the season of renewal. Winter’s chill begins to give way to the warming embrace of new beginnings, much like our New Year’s resolutions taking hold and blossoming into new ways of life. Perhaps, this “something” in the air is the reason that lately I have been receiving so many questions about nonprofits. Therefore, I am inspired to give a short talk on the way to give life to a dream to make the world a better place - how to create a nonprofit from scr
- Feb 17, 2017
End of An Era
It is with a mixture of regret and relief that my term as Chairman of the New York State Bar Association Corporation Counsel came to a peaceful conclusion in late January. Service in this capacity in our humble little Section of over 1,500 members, is customarily limited to one 1-year term, and twelve months seemed both too short a time to do everything I wanted, and far too burdensome a commitment for any one person to bear! That said, I truly enjoyed working with all my co
- Jan 17, 2017
The Need for Small Business Pro-Bono
(Originally published in the NY Law Journal, in my role as Chairman of the New York State Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section see below for further copyright information). “The business of America is business” - Calvin Coolidge The U.S. GDP is now close to an awe inspiring $18T, and “small businesses” (generally defined as 500 or fewer employees) contributed around 46% of that total. As of 2013, there were 28 million of them (compared to about 20,000 “large” busi
- Dec 18, 2016
There's a New Videos Page!
I'm happy to announce my new Videos Page. Why read when you can watch? Some people enjoy absorbing their information through multimedia, instead of the written word, so I have converted some of my articles into videos. In the future, I will do more of these and perhaps introduce original content, not written up as an article. I hope you like them. Jeff #All #News
- Nov 18, 2016
All Your Base Are Belong To Us a.k.a. GG! B 1337 & Pwn Ur NMEs (Business & Legal Issues in
I have been wanting to write an article on one of my passions - video games - for awhile now. What better time than in advance of the holiday season? So, let’s start with a brief history and examine some business and legal issues in my very favorite industry! Disclaimer: The following information does NOT constitute legal advice and is only for general educational purposes. Each situation is different and specific legal issues usually require additional research and investi
- Nov 17, 2016
New Clients Page Active!
I'm happy to announce my new Clients Page, where you can view some of the individuals, small businesses, start-ups and nonprofits I have had the pleasure of assisting this past year. Enjoy! #All #News