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White Collar Corner NY’s new SHIELD Act and Identity Theft Prevention and Mitigation Services Act enhance protections for New York residents’ data

Anna Mercado Clark

On July 25, 2019, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (SHIELD Act), L. 2019, Ch. 117, which takes effect on March 21, 2020. The SHIELD Act amends the General Business Law ...

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Lien on Me: Clean Titles Are Key to Real Estate Deals

Donald E. Snyder Jr.

Some people may think of title examiners as having personalities similar to some of the characters on the show “The Big Bang Theory,” however, having a good title is one of the most important aspects of any real estate transaction. ...

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Money Management: Now is a good time to consider alternative investment strategies


 Negative yielding bonds overseas, coupled with slowing growth due to the trade war with China and a dovish Fed, have pushed long-dated Treasury yields to historically low levels[1]. Investors searching for income have gravitated toward the defensive sectors of the ...

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Legal Loop: Lawyers and cybersecurity: What are your ethical obligations?


If you’re practicing law in 2019, there’s no escaping technology. One way or another, you’re using technology as part of your day-to-day practice, whether it’s the internet, email, mobile devices or cloud-based legal software. Technology is an unavoidable — and ...

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The Inclusive Office: Lawyers must do their homework on diversity


Our community’s children are back in classrooms, and now lawyers must also go back to school — to learn cultural competence and cultural humility. We must go beyond our bi-annual CLE requirements and do our homework so we can most ...

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