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Thinking of Buying a Home? Get a Financial Education First!

As this article states, one of the major obstacles preventing people from purchasing a home is lack of financial information.  Thanks to the internet, while such information is often readily available for free, there is also such an abundance of information, many times conflicting or from questionable sources, that the phenomenon known as “paralysis by [..]

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YouTube and Copyright

An excellent article on YouTube and the exceptions to copyright statutes that allow both the site and its users to make infringing use of copyrighted material with little to no repercussion.  In my opinion the Legislature got this one wrong when they enacted the Safe Harbor Provisions of the DMCA.  These gaping loopholes created a [..]

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Illegal Apartments? A big problem for both landlords and tenants.

The issue of illegal rentals in New York City is pervasive, and the laws and remedies/penalties are confusing and ultimately, in my opinion, do not serve to properly incentivize landlords to act properly, nor adequately protect tenants, and ultimately do not serve the city’s overriding purpose to disincentivize people from renting an illegal space. This [..]

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Long Beach Condo Sold!!!

Very proud to have helped my friend Debbie from Brooklyn sell her condo in Long Beach, New York.  I am grateful for her trust in me, and I hope she puts the money towards a new and exciting adventure in her life!

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Important Decision – When your Products/Intellectual Property are Stolen in Another Country

“Grey Market” infringements and other similar cross-border issues harm both sellers of physical goods as well as those for whom intellectual property (trademark/copyright/patent/trade secret) is a valuable resource. Enforcement of rights when another country is involved adds untold levels of difficulty and expense. While the below decision may have turned on the fact that the [..]

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Low Mortgage Rates Make Home Purchasing More Attractive

A good piece by TheStreet.com on low mortgage rates and the relative ease and attractiveness of home purchases, which also happens to feature a quote by one of my law school professors, David Reiss! https://www.thestreet.com/slideshow/13689778/1/top-5-lowest-15-year-mortgage-rates.html

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