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Non-Compete Agreement Update

Non-Compete Agreement Update

Non-compete agreements are “bread and butter” agreements in the business world.  While the enforceability of these agreements has been a fundamental element in their drafting for many years, the environment is evolving more rapidly with the issuance of Executive Order...

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New York State Enacts the “NY HERO Act”

New York State Enacts the “NY HERO Act”

On May 5, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed legislation known as the New York Health and Essential Rights Act, or “NY HERO Act.”  This new law imposes substantial new requirements on private sector employers related to workplace safety.   First, the Act requires all private...

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Helping Foreign Athletes to Compete in the U.S.

Helping Foreign Athletes to Compete in the U.S.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been approached by athletes from outside the United States seeking visa status to train and compete in the U.S.  The pandemic has put their sport in a state of suspension and the window of opportunity that athletes...

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An Unfortunate Fact of Business Life

We have all encountered it.  Sometimes business people stretch the truth or outright lie.  Do chronic liars have unique personality traits that help you spot them?  We thought the article linked below was interesting.    Judge for yourself.  

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Why Most Venture-Backed Startups Should Be C-Corps

Why Most Venture-Backed Startups Should Be C-Corps

If Your Company is a Candidate for Venture Capital Investors, Use a Structure That Investors Actually Like At the start of any business, the founders have to decide what type of business entity structure to adopt.  Should you establish your business as a limited...

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Immigration Law Update

Immigration Law Update

Prior Ban Rescinded On February 24, 2021, President Biden revoked the Trump Administration’s proclamation barring certain visa processing.  This Biden Proclamation enables us to pursue new L-1 visas.    It disables the Trump ban known as Presidential Proclamation...

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New York Amends Sick Leave Law

New York Amends Sick Leave Law

New York's new sick leave law went into effect on January 1.  New York is one of 15 states with a paid sick leave law.  Workers can use sick leave to recover from an illness themselves, care for a sick family member, or seek help for themselves or a family member for...

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Scott DeLuca Interviewed on Complete Payroll Blog

Scott DeLuca Interviewed on Complete Payroll Blog

Our partner, Scott DeLuca, was recently interviewed by Joe Peluso of Complete Payroll.  Scott discusses a variety of recent HR and employment law developments, including in particular, the employee retention credit.  His overview of the changes may be of interest to...

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43North Publishes 2020 Year In Review

Our client, 43North, has published its 2020 Year in Review. Overview:  43North, since inception, has made grants to 51 companies that have raised a combined $600 million and collectively have a valuation exceeding $2 billion.  43North represents an entirely innovative...

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Swift Rails Launches Crowdfund Offering

Our client, Swift Rails, Inc., launched a Crowdfunding campaign today on the WeFunder web site.  Information about this offering can be obtained at https://wefunder.com/swift.rails. Kavinoky Cook assisted with legal compliance and disclosure documentation for this...

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A Message From Our Partners About COVID-19

We have re-opened our office, but the re-opening is being staged in a manner that provides a safe environment for our lawyers and staff.  Our full staff will not be in our office at any one time for the foreseeable future.  Some of our lawyers are continuing to work...

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Scott DeLuca Honored by Lockport Rotary

Scott DeLuca was one of two recipients of the Paul Harris Award given annually by the Lockport Rotary Club.  Scott received this honor at the Club's November 6, 2019 luncheon. Scott, who is Senior Counsel to the Firm,  is a member of the Historic Palace Theatre Board...

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Kavinoky at Lawyers For the Arts

Our partner, Erin Bahn, again stole the show at the annual Lawyers for the Arts fundraiser held at the Tralf in Buffalo.  Her band, Octane, was the final band in a sold out show where all of the musicians and performers are lawyers.  Congratulations Erin!...

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The Forge at Broadway in Buffalo

Kavinoky Cook LLP congratulates the team of Stuart Alexander and Associates, SCG Development and R+A+R Development on the October, 2018 closing of a $50,700,000 public and private financing for the 158 unit mixed use development known as The Forge at Broadway in...

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Plan A Announces Business Combination

Congratulations to our client, Plan A Marketing, a New York City based marketing agency. Plan A is a holding company for four creative boutique agencies specializing in a range of advertising services. Their transaction was announced in the Wall Street Journal on June...

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Sue Gardner Receives Professional Advisors Award

On June 4, 2018, Sue Gardner received the 2018 Gordon R. Gross Professional Advisors Award from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.  The Award was presented at the Buffalo Club.  Pictured above is Sue Gardner with Gordon Gross (blue jacket).  The Award...

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