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Jeffrey Bruce Gold

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  • I'm breaking a commercial lease. What's my liability?

    I am subletting a commercial space on a lease that I signed only as President of my company. Lease ends November 30, 2015. I have paid my rent to date and have two months security deposit with landlord. During this horrible winter the roof began...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    The damage to the office could constitute a partial constructive eviction, and if the landlord takes you to court, you could have the right to a rent abatement. However, the rights are spelled out in the lease. Hopefully all of your damages and complaints are documented.

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  • NY-Property tax exemption question-What to do when town's assessor dept says it didn't receive the application and date passed?

    Our son became disabled following an accident eight years ago. We began to file for his 50% disability property tax exemption on his behalf each year; each year Town of Babylon denied him. We file for SCAR petition, judge hears case, then approve...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    I was formerly both an Assessment Review Commissioner and a Member of the Nassau Board of Assessors. This is a tough one because you aren't entitled to a Scar Review, if you did not submit a grievance. Given the difficulties you had, its a bit difficult to believe you'd mail in a grievance, without it being certified or drop off a grievance without getting a copy stamped received. Without proof of filing, I don't think you were prevail filing a scar review. What proof do you have that you filed, other than the fact that you've done so every year (which I find compelling.)

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  • Discrimination Settlement

    I'm receiving a discrimination settlement soon and I wanted to know if federal and state taxes will be taken out automatically or do I just make sure to file correct tax form next year? Also, if I owe back taxes (no lien or levy) will they be take...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Ordinarily, no taxes are taken out of a settlement, but I have seen it done both ways. It depends on the terms of the agreement.

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  • Do I have a claim against my landlord or the contractor

    I rent an apartment and got hurt moving a radiator left behind by a contractor that the landlord hired. Contractor said he'd be back for it and never returned. Mother and I reminded the landlord about the immense and extremely heavy radiator and e...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    This is an unusual set of circumstances, and although I could envision drafting a complaint that would survive dismissal of the case, it is difficult to predict whether you can recover. I think the case would be against the landlord, not the contractor.

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  • Sister is the executor, no will, and she is not telling me anything what do I do?

    My father died in July 2014. He had no will, no spouse, my sister and I are his only children. Dad lived/died in NY state and we both live in Florida. She asked to be executor and I signed paperwork to say I agreed. i ask her what is going on, if ...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    At a minimum it takes seven months after the appointment of an administrator to close an estate in New York State. Since there is property up here, you should be able to find an attorney to represent your interests up here, since you are going to need one eventually. I suspect that if you call the the Surrogate that appointed your sister Administratrix, that you can find out if she has made any filing, and you can obtain copies. If you hire an attorney, they can make sure your sister is not cheating you out of your half.

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  • I am 22 years old and my girl friend is 17 i wanted to know is she able to legally move out and live with me.

    she lives in a home where there is a lot of illegal activity going on.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    She can move out, but if her parents want her back, they can call the police and force her back, but since there is a lot of illegal activity in her home, they might not take that route. Nothing can happen to you and if you are 17 year old girl friend live together.

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  • Harassing/offensive messages.

    Me and my bf broke up. I have been texting him to non stop for awhile. On fb i also have text him quite a bit, but nothing was harrassing, it was more like asking him to work us out. Day goes on, i stop. My sister get mad at something i told her a...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Are you being charged with anything?

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  • Can a person send me to court for hitting their car 3 months after the accident if they never reported it to police/insurance?

    Hit his car, and he never got any of my insurance or driver's license info. I offered to get it fixed but he said he didn't have time at the moment because he needed his car. 3 months later contacts me asking if i can pay for it now. Can he still ...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    He has three years to sue you from the date of accident.

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  • I have an LLC and a tax ID number, but someone trademarked my business name to sell the same goods 4 months after.

    So I started a apparel company with intent to sell e-commerce and to retail stores. Someone trademarked my company name 4 months after I already registered an LLC with the same goods and services as my company. I'm about to launch my soon. H...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    There are questions that need to be answered, such as who owns the domain name, as well as others, such as what you did after you purchased the LLC, but in any event you need to speak with an intellectual property attorney. There is, however, no simple easy solution and if you want to fight the trademark being issued to the competitor, be prepared to shell out lots of $$$.

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  • Is there anytime frame on suing relatives for inheritance theft? Can I prove influence on changing names on ITF accounts?

    In trust accounts were in my name since my childhood until adulthood. Then Owner of accounts became ill and relatives then participated in removing my name from all the accounts. Also how many years do banks keep records? Do I have any rights to r...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    This would be a much easier question to Answer if we knew, how old you are now; when you found out about the accounts; and when you found out about the accounts being changed out of your names. You also might want to check with the New York State Comptroller to see if there are any unclaimed funds in your name, as this often happens when individuals get older and banks change ownership. \

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