Published Articles

Our firm’s attorneys regularly contribute to legal and business publications. Our firm’s articles are listed below.

December 22, 2020

Advocate’s View: Foster Care Case May Affect Challenges to COVID Restrictions

by Adams Leclair

A little over a month ago, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. Fulton challenges a decision by the city of Philadelphia to…

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Mary Jo Korona

November 19, 2020

Advocate’s View: Commercial Litigator’s Legal Lexicon: The Power of the Word ‘Notwithstanding’

by Mary Jo Korona

Every once in a while, the Court of Appeals gifts the commercial litigator with an opinion that includes a useful discussion about the meaning and significance of a familiar and…

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Thomas Stander

October 12, 2020

Advocate’s View: It’s the (Zoom) Where it Happens — What You Need to Know About Virtual Mediations

by Thomas Stander

Virtual mediations have become more commonplace in the practice of law since March 2020.  That shouldn’t be a big deal, right?  Isn’t it just like preparing for an in-person mediation? …

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Robert Yawman

September 22, 2020

Advocates View: Navigating the Eviction Moratorium in New York State

by Robert Yawman

As a result of the pandemic, New York protected both commercial and residential tenants from eviction. Eviction proceedings have been paused and modified for nearly six months because of Executive…

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August 28, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court Strengthens Church Autonomy Doctrine

by Adams Leclair

When a teacher at a religious private school is fired for reasons she believes are discriminatory, can she bring an employment discrimination claim against the school? This issue came before…

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July 23, 2020

Does New York’s ban on aid to religious schools survive ‘Espinoza’?

by Adams Leclair

Jared Cook discusses a recent Supreme Court ruling that held a state constitutional provision that forbids public funding of religious schools violates the First Amendment. Many states, including New York,…

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Stacey Trien

June 22, 2020

Top 5 COVID-19 Issues for Employers to Consider in Summer of 2020

by Stacey Trien

We’ve now passed the three-month anniversary of the COVID-19 Pause requirements in New York State, and businesses are beginning to re-open. Partner, Stacey E. Trien, discusses the top five issues…

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Richard Bell

May 26, 2020

Re-opening construction: The new normal (for now)

by Richard Bell

Confused about re-opening your construction business amid the COVID-19 health crisis?  Partner Rich Bell alleviates this confusion as he discusses the new normal in his Advocate’s View article from the Daily…

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Erin Casey

April 16, 2020

The Coronavirus and Essential Services

by Erin Casey

Partner Daniel Adams discusses Essential Services as defined by Executive Order 202 as a result of COVID-19.  Read more about it here.

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