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Salamon, Gruber, Blaymore, & Strenger P.C. law Firm has been in existence since 1966. The Firm specializes in Real Estate, Corporate, Restaurants, Franchises, Litigation, Trusts & Estates, Trademark & Internet Law. Our clients range from individuals and small businesses to major public corporations. The Firm is dedicated to its clients in pursuing and achieving their goals. Our member attorneys a
This baby-faced financier owes Facebook $1.4M for ad 'scam' He’s so Zucked! A baby-faced financier from Brooklyn taunted Facebook officials and a federal judge one too many times — and now has have to pay the social network up to $1.4 million. Martin Grunin...
Facebook Claims Baby-Faced Fraudster Used All The Click Tricks His tabloid name is the Baby-Faced Wolf of Wall Street, and now Facebook wants to paint him as the face of ad fraud. Martin Grunin, a 22-year-old New Yorker, was accused of a sophisticated online advertising scheme that could have made him millions of dollars, and the social network is suing him ove…
Why Amazon Is Opening A Brick-And-Mortar Location In New York The e-tailer is reportedly enlisting bike messengers to get packages to customers in one or two hours.
What Angel Investors Are Actually Buying From Your Startup Hint: It's not your company.
A Competition to Get a Medical Marijuana License in New York With medical marijuana coming to New York, a curious collection of players is jockeying to cash in.
Governor Cuomo’s 2014 budget is expected to include a proposal to increase New York’s estate tax exemption from $1 million per individual to $5.34MM (the equivalent of the Federal estate tax exemption for 2014). The proposal also calls for a reduction of the top NYS estate tax rate from 16% to 10%. We will continue to follow this into 2014 and keep you posted. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.
Big Changes To New York's Estate Tax On Agenda For 2014 The New York State Tax Relief Commission proposes a redo of New York state’s heavy-handed estate tax.
jdsupra.com Contracts for proprietary seismic data acquisition for oil and gas exploration frequently include a clause providing that all intellectual property developed during the seismic...
NYC offering up to $100,000 in sales tax exemption to companies on purchases of building, construction and renovation materials for destruction caused by Hurricane #Sandy. See full Notice below:
State Tax Day - Current, S.1 6, New York City—Sales and Use Tax: Hurricane Emergency Tax Exemption Program Established, (Nov. 19, 2012)
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In response to the impact of Hurricane Sandy on New York City businesses, the New York City Industrial Development Agency will provide emergency assistance to small businesses by establishing the Hurricane Emergency Sales Tax Exemption Program (HESTEP). The program will provide sales tax exemptions of up to $100,000 for each affected company on purchases of building, construction and renovation materials, machinery and equipment and other items of personal property and related services needed to rebuild after the storm. Sales tax benefits issued pursuant to HESTEP will be limited to 250 applicants, and applications for sales tax benefits must be received by February 1, 2013. Companies must commence reconstruction efforts within six months of application and must fully utilize the sales tax benefit within one year of commencement.
All businesses with storm-related physical damages are eligible. However, priority will be given to industrial businesses located within Flood Zone A and the area of New York City impacted by an extensive power outage as a direct result of Hurricane Sandy. The scope of renovations may include repairs, in-kind replacements and reconstruction of facilities damaged by the hurricane.
Notice, New York City Industrial Development Agency, November 2012
We hope you and your families are safe while coping with the emotional and physical effects of Hurricane Sandy.
Over the next several days, the news cycles will include many reports about Federal Disaster Relief. The Federal Government has created multiple programs to assist victims of natural disasters. Inasmuch as the President has declared New York and New Jersey Federal Disaster areas, residents here are now eligible for these programs. The size of the affected areas makes it certain that hundreds of thousands of people and businesses will be trying to make online applications for Federal Disaster Relief. It is likely that many of this law firm's friends and clients have been severely impacted by the hurricane.
FEMA's website, http://www.disasterassistance.gov, provides the initial steps for disaster relief programs that come under FEMA's responsibility and authorization. However, other agencies have a variety of programs that can be accessed in different and often confusing ways.
A few examples of Federal Disaster Relief Programs available include:
• Loans up to $2 million for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes that have suffered disaster-related cash flow problems and need funds for working capital to recover from the disaster's adverse economic impact.
• Low-interest loans to cover residential losses not fully compensated by insurance. Loans available up to $200,000 for primary residence; $40,000 for personal property, including renter losses. Loans available up to $2 million for business property losses not fully compensated by insurance.
• Unemployment payments up to 26 weeks for workers who temporarily lost jobs because of the disaster and who do not qualify for state benefits, such as self-employed individuals.
If your existing insurance coverage falls short of that necessary to return you to normal operations, you may be eligible for assistance. Federal funding is also available for businesses that did not experience physical damage, but have had their sales, staffing and deliveries disrupted.
disasterassistance.gov Disaster survivors can register for help from the Federal government online at DisasterAssistance.gov following all presidentially declared disasters that have been designated for individual assistance. Seventeen Federal agencies contribute to the user-friendly portal, which offers you application...
From contact in New York City Hall: "Mayor says Con Edison is starting to re-activate areas in Manhattan, hope to have power to most of borough by midnight."
newyorklawjournal.com A man who pleaded guilty to defrauding coin collectors of millions of dollars has been charged with plotting to kill the federal judge and prosecutor who handled his case, allegedly requesting their heads as a 'souvenir.'
Are the United States courts biased towards APPLE?
law.com The differences in outcome between the $1 billion California jury verdict and Japanese and Korean court rulings in the Apple-Samsung smartphone patent dispute have not gone unnoticed.
Sue Purvis, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) innovation and outreach coordinator for the greater New York region, is currently working out of Cornell's 111 8th Avenue New York City location, to help Cornell students and other students in the area get their ideas off of the ground.
theepochtimes.com The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it was announced, will have a staff member on site at Cornell NYC Tech.
Social media has totally changed the dynamics of how trademark disputes are now handled.
Entrepreneurs have used Faceook and Twitter to both spread the word of trademark troubles and to shame the bigger firms going after them. They've also used online petitions to galvanize support and online videos to tell their side of the story.
usatoday.com With increased use of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other sites, small firms have stronger weapons to take on big companies over trademarks.
techdirt.com Here's an interesting trademark law dispute that hits on something I never would have considered before: can there be trademark protection in a ticker symbol? My first reaction, honestly, was that the whole concept is silly. A ticker symbol is...
Silicon Alley is expanding into Midtown Manhattan. The expansion should help the already burgeoning restaurant scene in Midtown.
nytimes.com Increases in commercial rents in Manhattan have led a range of technology companies to leave hipper neighborhoods for cheaper rents in Midtown.
Today we reflect on 9/11 and remember those we lost in the horrible tragedy. Never forget.
Good, quick read regarding tips for negotiating restaurant leases.
franchisepundit.com I just finished negotiating a commercial lease for a restaurant and thought this would be a good opportunity to relay some real time advice on the topic.
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