Jack Richard Lebowitz’s Answers

Jack Richard Lebowitz

Glens Falls Litigation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 18
  1. Who owns intellectual property at my firm?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mary Katherine Brown
    2. Jeffrey Bruce Gold
    3. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    4. Michael T Millar
    5. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    Agree with other counsel, but have one other question: do you have a written employment contract that deals with the issues of IP. Very often, certain kinds of consulting firms, particularly in the STEM areas, such as biotech and IT engineering, attempt to assert IP ownership of any inventions created by an employee, whether part of his job description or on his "own time" or not. Sometimes these agreements provide for a carve out for specific inventions submitted by the employee which are...

    7 lawyers agreed with this answer

  2. I set my return date for 8 days after the defendant was personally served

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James Maisano
    2. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    3. Jeffrey Bruce Gold
    3 lawyer answers

    I assume you are talking about a Notice of Motion and the minimum time for the return date (since a summons and complaint commencing a civil action has a 20 day response time and that's done with an Answer being served, not a court appearance)? The answer to that question is it depends on the individual judge and court it's before. Call the Court clerk and find out which Judge the motion was assigned to or when the actual return date is. Often it's not the same day you set forth on your...

    7 lawyers agreed with this answer

  3. I filed the summons and complaint

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    2. David Alexander Browde
    3. Anthony A. Ferrante
    4. Jeffrey Bruce Gold
    4 lawyer answers

    I take it you are appearing pro se and being the lawyer for yourself and asking: do I have to have another person (not a party) over the age of 18 personally serve the motion papers or can I do it myself by mail? The answer is you can serve the papers by mail on the defendant if he is appearing pro se as well or on his attorney if he has retained counsel. You don't need a process server like the Summons and Complaint. For methods of service of motion papers on his attorney if he has one...

    7 lawyers agreed with this answer

  4. How do I change the title on a multi party deed to a home with no mortgage or liens located in Brooklyn, NY?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Noah D. Cohen
    2. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    3. Jayson Lutzky
    4. Vincent J. Gallo
    5. Michael David Siegel
    5 lawyer answers

    Yes, you can achieve this result, but it has to be done through the probate process if your mother's name was on the deed when she died. This would be done by the Executor of the estate who was granted the powers to do that by the Surrogates Court, either by Letters Testamentary if she died with a will and named her children as beneficiaries, or Letters of Administration if she died without a will and the property goes to her next of kin as specified by "default" estate law principles.

    7 lawyers agreed with this answer

  5. Are you lawyers official?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    2. Jefferson W. Boone
    3. E. Alexandra Golden
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4 lawyer answers

    If you are asking whether there is any such thing as "Avvo lawyers" as distinct from lawyers in general, the answer is no. This website simply lists and profiles all attorneys based on information publicly available from state bar registrations. If you believe an attorney is doing a bad job, you can complain to the state bars which regulate attorney conduct. If the lawyer was assigned by the court system as a guardian, ask the court clerk how you can complain or get another attorney assigned.

    Selected as best answer

  6. How do I work with my lawyer to be sure they are going to give me the best representation?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    2. Jason Todd Studinski
    3. Tracy Neil Tool
    3 lawyer answers

    A few things off the top of my head: 1. Try to be objective and view the dispute, as the lawyer does, as a story with "two sides" and a neutral person in the middle, a judge, trying to make a decision. I often have clients that are totally convinced they are right, and don't see the risks, uncertainties and downsides of putting a decision in someone else's hands. When I tell them they have a difficult case and should consider mediation or a "Solomonic" settlement, they often incorrectly...

    Selected as best answer

  7. Are privately owned freshwater wetlands in California protected by any laws/regulations from development?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    2. David Herman Hirsch
    3. Shawn B Alexander
    3 lawyer answers

    Usually, all wetlands are protected by federal law, administered by the Army Corps of Engineers, which prevents filling or dredging for development without a permit. There may also be state laws and permits required as well (as there are in NYS). It doesn't matter whether the land is publicly or privately owned. Sometimes development is allowed, but usually there is a requirement that you replace the wetlands there or at another site with a larger area of wetlands, so there is "no net loss"...

    Selected as best answer

  8. Is it legal for a Lawyer to charge me $300.00 but on paper is charging $400.00 to cheat the system?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Sagar P. Parikh
    2. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    3. Michael Raymond Daymude
    4. Jason Malone Ferguson
    5. Roger Stone Reynolds
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    No it doesn't sound terribly ethical if your bill shows something more than you are really paying and the intent is to shift the fees to the other side if you prevail. Not sure about firing the lawyer and reporting him, though. Why don't you have a heart to heart talk with him and tell him it makes you uncomfortable and see how he/she responds before deciding what to do. Do you think he/she is otherwise doing a good job for you? If the money is getting billed to a public authority (assigned...

    8 lawyers agreed with this answer

    1 person marked this answer as helpful

  9. Do I need consent letter from my husband to renew my son's passport? but my husband abandoned us more than 2 years. what to do?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    2. Jayson Lutzky
    3. Peter Christopher Lomtevas
    3 lawyer answers

    According to the US Department of State website, both parents must usually sign a consent for a minor to have a passport and physically appear before an agent. However, in a situation like yours, it may be possible for one parent with sole legal custody to appear. See this website, http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/minors/minors_834.html and scroll down to near the bottom where it says "One parent with sole legal custody must...." and read the requirements. To get sole legal custody you...

    Selected as best answer

  10. Question on Plain View Doctrine and Lawfully Present in NYS.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    2. Steven Warren Smollens
    3. Edwin Drantivy
    3 lawyer answers

    Maybe if this were a criminal proceeding accusing you of a crime (misdemeanor or felony) for which you could be imprisoned, you would be able to raise a Fourth Amendment suppression issue, i.e., whether the pool was in plain view from a public place and so forth which is designed to protect the sanctity of the home. But, alas, we're dealing with a lower level of infraction, a municipal code or environmental permit violation which isn't usually a "crime" (strictly defined as misdemeanor or...

    Selected as best answer

Call or email for a no-cost, no obligation preliminary consultation.

518-282-4472