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Purchasing a Small Business

Purchasing a Small Business Purchasing a Small Business? Recently, there have been a number of clients who have had questions about purchasing a business.  There seems to be a few misconceptions regarding the types of agreements and the resulting tax consequences for each.  The first thing that should be stated is that the agreement being […]


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I-485 Adjustment of Status

I-485 Adjustment of Status Recently, we have been receiving questions concerning the adjustment of status requirement for obtaining a Green Card.  When applying for a Green Card, you must first adjust your status from that of non-immigrant to permanent resident of the United States by filing an I-485 Application.  Where one files is determined by […]


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Same Sex Marriage in New York

Same Sex Marriage in New York As I am sure you have all heard that New York has become the most recent state to allow same sex marriage (which was long overdue).  There may be some “old” concerns for “new” couples hoping to take advantage of the new law.  Issues of pre nuptial and post […]


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$1 Billion to Help Unemployed Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

Wall Street Reform Bill: $1 billion fund to help unemployed homeowners avoid foreclosure The Dodd-Frank financial regulatory reform bill which passed through Congress and is headed for President Obama’s desk, contains a provision that is likely to help some unemployed homeowners avoid foreclosure. The Washington Independent reports that there is a provision in the bill to […]


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1 Million Homes May be Lost to Foreclosure In 2010

Over 1 million homes could be lost to foreclosure this year A recent Associated Press article is reporting that: “More than 1 million American households are likely to lose their homes to foreclosure this year, as lenders work their way through a huge backlog of borrowers who have fallen behind on their loans.” And that: […]


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Forensic Mortgage Loan Audits

Forensic Loan Audits Forensic Loan Audits A Forensic Loan Auditor,  purportedly, reviews your mortgage loan documents to determine whether your mortgage lender violated any state or federal mortgage lending laws when they funded your loan. We always wondered if these outfits were really helping homeowners. We couldn’t quite figure out how just finding problems with the […]


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90 Day Pre-Foreclosure Notice

90 Day Pre-Foreclosure Notice I just received a 90 day pre-foreclosure notice; what does this mean? NY foreclosure law now requires that a 90-day pre-foreclosure notice be sent to many homeowners facing foreclosure.  The 90-day notice requirement must be sent to homeowners, at risk of foreclosure, who own and occupy a 1-4 family dwelling as […]


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Foreclosure Settlement Conference Notice

Scheduled Foreclosure Settlement Conference I received a notice to attend a foreclosure settlement conference, what should I do? Go! If you are facing foreclosure and the court has scheduled  a foreclosure settlement conference for you, you should attend or hire an attorney, probably for a lot less than you may think, to attend on your […]


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Modification of a Child Support Order or Agreement

There are an increasing number of modification questions coming into our firm.  Modification of a child support order is slightly different than modification of a child support agreement.  It is more rare that a court will order a modification of a child support agreement because it interferes with parties right to contract.  Child support agreements […]


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New York Foreclosure Law

In 2009, Governor Paterson signed foreclosure legislation aimed at protecting homeowners and tenants. Protection For Homeowners: NY foreclosure law now requires that a 90-day pre-foreclosure notice be sent to all homeowners facing foreclosure. This notice is sent prior to the start of the foreclosure action and allows additional time for many homeowners to work with […]


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