For years, estate-planning attorneys were consistently aiming at a moving target, faced with uncertain laws that literally changed from year to year until the federal estate tax disappeared completely in 2010.Read More »
NEW YORK CITY — Brunei’s Prince Jefri Bolkiah was exploited by two thieving British attorneys who took advantage of his trust and vulnerability as he faced the legal “fight of his life,” one of his lawyers said Tuesday in summing up his side of a multimillion-dollar dispute.Read More »
The hourglass is half empty, and time may be running short on traditional hourly billing, the most popular method used by attorneys in the region and the nation. Alternative billing is nothing new, but it’s stirred many responses from attorneys as its popularity grows ...
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A recent report shows the rate of salary increases for in-house legal counsel continues to slow through a rough economy. But in the big picture, lawyers aren’t starving. Hildebrandt Baker Robbins, a New Jersey-based legal industry consulting firm, released a study this month that surveyed more than 6,000 attorneys across nine levels and more than 5,000 non-attorney staff on pay rates.Read More »
The New York State Unified Court System on Wednesday announced that attorneys filing foreclosure forms will be required to verify their accuracy. The new rule, approved by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman ...Read More »