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Real Estate Law: Pay close attention to Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreements

John Anderson

When commercial landlords borrow against their real estate, their mortgage lender will typically require signed Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreements (“SNDAs”) from current and future tenants. Commercial tenants should resist the temptation to treat SNDAs as “mere forms” and instead ...

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The Inclusive Office: Feminism isn’t feminism unless it’s intersectional

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Feminists have been celebrating frequent cracks in the glass ceiling lately: Hon. Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the United States Supreme Court to fill the seat held by the late luminary and legend Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Sen. Kamala ...

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California Bar on ethical obligations in the event of a cyberattack

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Now that more lawyers are working remotely than ever before, cybersecurity has become a top-of-mind issue. This is because most businesses, including law firms, were not prepared for the unexpected shift to remote working, and as a result, bad actors ...

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Matrimonial Matters: How divorce affects Social Security benefits

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In facing a divorce, parties are often focused early on the retirement accounts — their own and, sometimes even more, those of the other party. However, questions about Social Security benefits tend to come later. There is a great deal ...

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GRAWA President’s Message: Self-care is crucial for your health, and GRAWA can help

Randi Proukou

October is a meaningful month, calling our attention to Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness especially. It also contains a week for Mental Illness Awareness, as well as National Depression Screening Day and World Mental Health Day. The overarching ...

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Colorado Bar on ethical obligations in a data breach

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When the pandemic hit, most lawyers began to work from home, oftentimes exclusively. Many continue to do so today out of necessity or preference. As a result, practicing law virtually is a newfound reality and many law firms have begun ...

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Your Counsel: A primer on New York Workers’ Compensation

Steven Modica

Lawyers tend to limit their practice to a few areas. Nonetheless, people come to us with myriad problems — many of which fall outside our realm of expertise. Through this column, I provide practical information to help you assist those ...

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Michigan Bar weighs in on technology competence for lawyers

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Technology competence has been an ethical requirement for lawyers in many jurisdictions for years now. Specifically, ethics committees have generally required that lawyers take steps to ensure that they have a sufficient understanding of the technologies available to them so ...

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