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Legal Bytes: The 50th anniversary of the Fourth Department’s miniskirt debate

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of several culturally significant events — Woodstock, Stonewall Riots, Beatles’ break-up and Neil Armstrong’s small step, just to name a few. With little ballyhoo, Oct. 30, 2019 will also be the golden jubilee for the ...

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Legal Bytes: Back to school: How New York schools are “arming” themselves this fall

When two troubled students with military-style firearms shot 11 classmates, a teacher and themselves at Colorado’s Columbine High School two decades ago, it completely shocked the nation. Since then, statistics from the federal government, academic and advocacy groups show these ...

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Legal Bytes: Amendable: protecting minority members’ interest in limited liability companies

Section 417 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law (NY LLCL) requires that the members of a limited liability company (LLC) adopt a written Operating Agreement establishing — among other things — the rights, responsibilities and limitations of the ...

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Legal Bytes: The flight from New York—how to do it

We often hear about New Yorkers fleeing to non-tax states such as Florida, which has no income or estate tax. Wealthy New Yorkers (and not so wealthy) are concerned that they will be subject to a New York estate tax ...

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Legal Bytes: Hemp, CBD and cannabis — How federal laws and New York’s laws will play out for industry participants

On Dec. 20, 2018, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill) was signed into law. The law removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, meaning it is now legal throughout the United States — subject to state law — ...

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Legal Bytes: Miscellaneous changes to estate income taxes under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

As Benjamin Franklin once famously wrote, “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Arguably, nowhere has this saying rang truer than in the context of taxes imposed in connection with an individual’s death. State and federal ...

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