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Monroe County, NY deeds recorded Dec. 14, 2020

All data come from the Monroe County Clerk’s Office. Deeds Recorded December 14, 2020 105 NOT PROVIDED EAST ROCHESTER TOWN & VILLAGE OF to LEVATO, JOHN A Property Address: Liber: 12436 Page: 0047 Tax Account: Full Sale Price: $1.00 EAST ...

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Firm builds its brand on compassionate divorce law

Sarah Wesley, Amber Peshkin and Kevin Clark are the heart of Wesley Clark & Peshkin. (Provided photo)

They began the practice with the premise of providing a personalized touch for any client with a legal need, whether it was a criminal case, a personal injury claim or representation in a divorce. Wesley, Clark & Peshkin LLP wasn’t ...

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Don’t rely on memo of understanding when selling your law firm

In the grand scheme of precedent-setting lawsuits, the dispute between a pair of East Rochester lawyers, Frank Odorisi and Frank Annechino, doesn’t contain much pizzazz. One colleague from a shared office space, Odorisi, has sued, claiming he was unlawfully locked ...

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Changing of the guard at Phillips Lytle LLP

Kevin J. Mulvehill (Photo by Bennett Loudon)

Kevin J. Mulvehill is the new office leader for the Rochester office of Phillips Lytle LLP. Mulvehill, 39, replaces Richard M. Beers Jr., who held the position for about 15 years. Beers, 61, is not retiring and will continue to ...

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COVID-19 survey: Lawyers continue to work remotely and in the cloud

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It’s hard to believe that the pandemic has been with us for nearly 6 months — and will likely be around for months — or even years — to come. As a result of COVID-19 and its effects, some firms are busier ...

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D.C. Bar permits lawyers to accept cryptocurrency

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Over the past few months, I’ve witnessed an unprecedented change in lawyers’ mindsets when it comes to technology. I’ve seen this happen in my local community and nationwide, as lawyers have begun to embrace technologies like videoconferencing, e-signature, and cloud-based ...

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More law firm reopening guidance, from the Indiana State Bar Association

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Now that some states are flattening the curve, guidelines are being established to allow phased reopenings of businesses, including law firms. Of course, no one has ever attempted to reopen businesses after a worldwide pandemic, so we’re in uncharted territory. ...

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Civil rights advocates say police need policy for hacking device

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Before the Rochester Police Department has access to its own iPhone hacking device, civil rights advocates are asking that policies be adopted to ensure proper usage. The Genesee Valley Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union believes transparency leads ...

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Can there be three parents?

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Recently the Fourth Department issued a decision in a case in which three people could have been recognized as parents. In Matter of Tomeka N.H. v. Jesus R. [2020 NY Slip Op 02015], the Court was asked to recognize a ...

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EEOC complaint at Brockport connected to diversity officer’s firing

The College at Brockport's Hartwell Hall. (Photo by Daniel Penfield)

An administrative assistant’s federal complaint against The College at Brockport over racial bias has become intertwined with the recent dismissal of Chief Diversity Officer Cephas Archie. The complaint was filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in late October 2019, but ...

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Expanded bottle bill might improve glass recycling but add headaches and costs

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A proposed law that would extend New York’s bottle bill to wine and liquor bottles could increase recycling of glass significantly and create a cleaner stream of recycled glass, potentially making it easier to find end users in a tight ...

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