Employers’ Annual Checkup

Employers’ Annual Check Up By Nicholas Melito, of Meltzer Lippe’s Labor & Employment Practice Group Nicholas Melito is an attorney in Meltzer Lippe’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. He focuses his practice on representing employers and management in a wide variety of workplace law matters. Nicholas has experience handling employment law matters in state and federal court,…

A Primer on Mechanic’s Liens in New York City

Manny A. Frade is the chair of Meltzer Lippe’s Construction practice group; over the years, he’s represented a wide array of clients in the construction industry, including developers, owners, contractors, and subcontractors. In this Q&A, Manny provides an overview of Mechanic’s Liens, an important legal recourse for contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers who are owed money…

Contractors For MTA May Be Exposed To Debarment

Manny A. Frade heads up Meltzer Lippe’s Construction Practice Group. He serves contractors throughout the industry, many of whom perform work for public authorities including the MTA. The NYS legislature passed a law that can effectively result in prohibiting contractors from performing government work for five years. The new law provides that if MTA contractors…

Pedram A. Tabibi Advises on Ensuring Your Company’s Digital Business Runs Smoothly

Does your company have a website, app, social media or use software or the cloud? If the answer is yes, please read on for important legal considerations you should be aware of. If your company has a website, app, social media or uses software or the cloud for its business, then it is important to…

A Chat With Ira Halperin on Cash Flow, the Role of In-House Counsel in the M&A process, and the 2019 M&A Outlook

Ira Halperin heads up Meltzer-Lippe’s Corporate/ Business Practice Group. With 25 years of experience as a lawyer and 15 years as a CPA, he’s helped make many successful M&A deals happen. In the second part of this Q&A, we asked Ira to address issues for business owners to consider when contemplating a sale, acquisition, or…

A Chat with Ira Halperin on M&A Risks, Roadblocks, and the Role of an Attorney in Successful Dealmaking

Ira Halperin heads up Meltzer-Lippe’s Corporate /Business Practice Group. With both 25 years of experience as a lawyer following 15 years as a CPA, he’s facilitated many successful M&A deals.  When the Deal is closed and the money is in the bank, is it over? Question: It ain’t over til it’s over.  For business owners the sale isn’t over on…

A Primer on Key Estate Planning Issues for High Net Worth Individuals | Meltzer Lippe

By Avi Z. Kestenbaum Avi Z. Kestenbaum is the co-chair of Meltzer Lippe’s Trusts & Estates Department, for which the firm is nationally ranked Tier 1 by U.S. News and World Report. He is frequently quoted in top-tier media outlets, including Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. In this article, he offers…

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What You Need to Know about Freeze Partnerships

By Andrew Baron, Counsel  Trust & Estates Practice Group In this article, Andrew discusses basic information about preferred freeze partnerships. These financial sophisticated structures have become a significant tool in today’s estate planning environment,. What is a preferred freeze partnership? A preferred freeze partnership is a partnership that has two distinct classes of ownership interest:…

Spotlight on Withdrawal Liability

By Jonathan D. Farrell, Co-Chair of Meltzer Lippe’s Labor & Employment Practice Group A multiemployer pension plan (otherwise known as Taft-Hartley plan) is a pension plan created by a collective bargaining agreement between a labor organization (union) and either an employer and/or a multi-employer organization to which multiple employers contribute and of which their employees…