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Mark Campanella’s Legal Guides

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  • CONSIDERING FORMING A SMALL BUSINESS (Part II)? IS AN LLC OR S-CORPORATION RIGHT FOR YOU?

    Even the most brilliant innovators and entrepreneurs require protection, but from what you might ask. The answer is actually suggested by the question itself, and is quite simple: you just dont know. You never really know all of the things that might present themselves as potenti...

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  • The Mysteries of SUM/UM Coverage Explained.

    Shhhhhhh!! I know its a dirty little secret, but youll be happy to learn that almost everyone is guilty of it. When was the last time you actually reviewed or paid attention to your motor vehicle insurance coverage? Do you really know or understand what your policy provides for i...

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  • CAN YOUR ESTATE AVOID THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF INFIGHTING AFTER YOU PASS?

    The time after someone passes away is supposed to be a period of mourning, acceptance and hopefully regrowth. I think its fairly safe to say, however, that weve all seen at one point or another circumstances following the loss of a loved one (whether yours or someone elses) degra...

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  • THE IMPORTANCE OF COUNSEL IF YOU’RE NOT USING A REALTOR

    Hey, I get it in todays economic climate, Im as much in favor of trying to save a buck as the next guy Theres a difference, however, between trying to save a buck and jeopardizing your interests. At least in the Western New York region, the real estate market is presently pretty...

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  • WHY SHOULD YOU REGISTER YOUR FOREIGN BUSINESS?

    The statistics really havent changed over the past few years. New York not only remains one of the most expensive states in our fair Union to live and do business, but we also have one of the most oppressive tax structures to boot. All in all, this usual makes for an incredibly u...

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  • WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT MY NEIGHBOR’S #@&$ TREE?!

    Lets face it one of the first lessons you likely learned as a homeowner was that you cant pick your neighbors, no matter how much you might like to at times. Consider yourself one of the lucky ones if you in fact have neighbors that you like, get along with and can openly speak ...

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  • JANUARY 2014 TO BRING MORE CHANGES FOR MORTGAGE LENDING RULES – SELF-EMPLOYED BEWARE?

    Unless youre into reading the minutia of federal legislation, you are probably like most consumers and are unaware of a new mortgage lending rule that is slated to go into effect in January 2014. Born of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, lenders and c...

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  • EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIPS ARE LIKE DATING? THE DIRTY LITTLE SECRET OF RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS

    When someone is starting out in a new job, one of the last things on his mind is what happens if and when things dont work out with that employer. Things are all shiny and new, and most people have every hope that the relationship might be lasting. Sounds kind of like dating or m...

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  • DOES YOUR “SOFT TISSUE” INJURY SATISFY NEW YORK’S SERIOUS INJURY THRESHOLD?

    For those readers familiar with my articles, you might recall a previous piece in which I discussed New York States serious injury threshold law. In part, the article discussed how New York, years ago, implemented legislation intended to make it more difficult for individuals to ...

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  • Why Do People Avoid Writing A Will?

    Id like to say that its a recent phenomenon, but Im writing today about a trend that Ive noticed throughout my career. Truth be told, Id be nave to think that this trend doesnt predate my practice by decades, if not centuries. What am I talking about exactly? Im talking about the...

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