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Expanding Your Business

As both a bankruptcy attorney and business lawyer, I see both the successes and failures of small businesses. Many new entrepreneurs cannot resist the urge to “make it big.” I had a client who started a limousine company. He had been a driver for many years and really did know the ins and outs of […]

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New York State Passes COVID-19 Eviction Protection

New York State has expanded the eviction moratorium until May 1, 2021. However, tenants must fill out a form declaring they are experiencing financial hardship because of COVID, or that being evicted from their premises would constitute a health risk to members of their household. The form must be submitted, under penalties of perjury, to […]

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New York State extends rental assistance program

NY State will extend the state’s rental assistance program to help New Yorkers struggling to pay their rent. Governor Andrew Cuomo will expand eligibility requirements for rental assistance and tap into federal funds.  NY State appropriated up to $100 million from the federal Cares Act, but because of eligibility requirements, only $40 million in rental aid […]

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New York State Courts Have Resumed Foreclosure Cases

Effective October 23, 2020, all residential and commercial foreclosures may proceed in the New York State Courts. Unfortunately, that means that foreclosure sales will be scheduled to begin soon. If you have a federally-backed mortgage or a Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac mortgage, single-family foreclosures are stayed until December 31, 2020. But remember, the CARES […]

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New York State Eviction Proceedings Have Resumed

Starting October 12, 2020, the NYS courts allowed all landlord-tenant proceedings to resume. Court conferences are also taking place. If you are experiencing a COVID-19 related hardship, you may present this to the court as a defense against eviction under the NY eviction moratorium and the New York State Safe Harbor Act. Rent is still […]

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