I am the executive director of the Center for Family Representation, or CFR, the New York City agency referenced in Bennett Loudon’s Jan. 22 article, “Monroe County turns down $2.6 million grant.” CFR was proud to serve as the interdisciplinary ...Read More »
The Tax Cut and Jobs Act – let the (tax) games begin
On Dec. 19, a 1,097-page “simplified tax code” was passed by both the House and Senate and signed into law on Dec. 22. The bill went into effect Jan. 1, with paycheck withholding changes likely starting in February. This article ...Read More »
Money Management: What is alpha and beta?
In every investment there is always some form of risk. It can range from interest rate risk, business risk, liquidity risk or market risk. To measure the amount of risk in an investment, there are five key risk measures: alpha, ...
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Money Management: When will market volatility return?
As we enter the final months of 2017 the U.S. Stock market continues to make all-time highs. This is occurring amid some uncertainties that could serve to increase short to medium-term volatility. Let’s take a look at some of those ...
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GRAWA President’s Message: Expressing gratitude for GRAWA’s Board of Directors
A board is only as good as the people who serve on it. With the Thanksgiving holiday only a few weeks away, I thought it was a perfect time to give credit where credit is due. This month my column ...
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MCBA President’s Message: Demographics and our aging lawyers
My presidential duties over the past several weeks have included delivering the keynote address at the 2017 Monroe County Elder Law Fair, welcoming the new dean of the University of Buffalo Law School, Aviva Abramovsky, at a reception co-hosted by MCBA and UB Law School’s Rochester alumni group, and giving some brief remarks at the annual memorial service for attorneys who passed away during the past year.Read More »
White Collar Corner: Hold the phone: the duty to preserve cellular phone data
With the proliferation and technological advances of cellular phones, the role of these devices in the workplace has evolved at a rapid pace. While five years ago it was common for employers to provide employees with a “work phone,” now ...
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Examining Ethics: Recognizing and avoiding the unauthorized practice of law
With the recent release of the New York Bar Exam results, more than 6,000 aspiring lawyers will become eligible to practice law in the State of New York. Since New York’s adoption of the Uniform Bar Exam, applicants achieving a ...
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Keeping Your Balance: Choice of entity
One of the most common questions asked when a new business is formed is what type of entity or formal structure the new business e should employ. Like many things in the tax arena, the answer is “it depends” — ...
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Constitutional convention a first step toward updating the state’s court and voting systems
This November, New York voters have the opportunity to call for a constitutional convention to modernize the outmoded document that forms the basis of our state government. It is an opportunity we should not squander. New York’s Constitution is broken. ...
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Legal Bytes: Timber! Rights and obligations of landowners and their trees
On what began as a regular Sunday afternoon on Oct.15, Rochester experienced another one of its famous spontaneous whirlwind rain storms. One second, sunshine and blue skies, the next, a wind storm that pulled trees out of the ground and ...
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Commentary: Emojis and law in the 21st century
For lawyers, there is a new language in town, coming to you from your iPhone courtesy of millennials: Japanese picture art and the desire for ever more cryptic expression for all. Emoticons and their more expressive cousins — emojis — ...Read More »