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An Overview: NYS Data Security Breach Laws

An Overview: NYS Data Security Breach Laws

In 2019, the New York Legislature strengthened its commitment to keeping New Yorkers’ personal information safe and secure. That year, the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act became law. This new consumer privacy law was put in place to...

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What Is Founders Stock?

What Is Founders Stock?

The term, "founders' stock" is often used in the start-up world.   Founders’ shares are typically shares of common stock issued to founders and initial employees of a company very early in the process of forming and organizing the company. These shares can be issued...

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Are Oral Contracts Legally Binding (in NYS)?

Are Oral Contracts Legally Binding (in NYS)?

An arrangement can be as simple as a handshake agreement or an oral understanding over coffee.  When two parties form an agreement without written documentation, is that agreement legally binding? The answer, generally, is yes, unless the agreement is required to be...

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An Overview of Email Marketing – the CAN-SPAM Act

An Overview of Email Marketing – the CAN-SPAM Act

Businesses use email marketing to engage prospects, clients and customers on a regular basis. If you’re one of these businesses, you should have some familiarity with the laws governing email marketing. Specifically the The CAN-SPAM Act, a law that establishes rules...

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Can an Employer Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations?

Can an Employer Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations?

With vaccinations for COVID-19 now readily available and with the Pfizer vaccine fully approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration, employers are considering whether they can (or should) impose a vaccination requirement on their employees.  The simple legal...

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HIVE Closes $100,020,000 Private Placement

HIVE Closes $100,020,000 Private Placement

November 30, 2021.  We congratulate our client, HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd ("HIVE") (TSX.V:HIVE) (Nasdaq:HIVE) (FSE:HBF)  on closing a Cnd$100,020,000 private placement of shares and warrants.  Stifel GMP acted as lead underwriter and sole bookrunner on behalf...

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Kavinoky is Hiring

We are seeking an associate attorney to join us, primarily in our litigation practice.  In addition to working on litigation matters, we also would ask this person to work on commercial transactions  as needed. The firm is looking for a candidate with three to five...

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We Mourn the Loss of Richard Griffin

We Mourn the Loss of Richard Griffin

Kavinoky Cook LLP mourns the loss of our former partner, Richard F. Griffin, who died, peacefully, on Thursday morning, October 14, 2021, in Millard Fillmore hospital, of complications of a lung infection.  We offer heartfelt condolences to his wife Jane and to all...

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Predictmedix Registers as a Reporting Company

Predictmedix Registers as a Reporting Company

Our client, Predictmedix Inc., successfully cleared SEC comments today and is registered as a reporting company under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Predictmedix is a Canadian foreign private issuer that registered on Form 20-F. This registration is a step in...

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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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