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Mark Campanella’s Legal Guides

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  • Choosing between an S-corp and a C-corp

    How to choose between S and C corporation status for a small business.

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  • CAN I REFUSE TO LEASE MY “NO-PET” APARTMENT TO SOMEONE WITH A “COMPANION ANIMAL”?

    Imagine the dilemma. Youre a landlord with a house or apartment to rent. As a conscientious property owner, youve made what you believe to be well-reasoned decision to keep the property pet free because you recognize the potential damage they can cause to the premises. Despite yo...

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  • Do My Employees Owe My Business Any Duties?

    It will likely come as no surprise, but its pretty safe to say that we live in a hyper-competitive business environment. With that reality in hand, its not hard to understand that employers will generally try to do all they can to protect their interests and business share from c...

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  • Property Ownership Interests in New York Explained

    Although you may not realize it or at least give it too much thought, whenever you purchase real property (i.e., real estate) in New York, you have options as far as how the property is titled between the parties. Although not every option is available under every circumstance, i...

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  • Can I Get My Attorney's Fees Paid By My Opponent?

    Often times, one of the biggest obstacles to someone commencing or defending a legal action is the inevitable attorneys fees that he or she will incur. Whenever Im discussing a potential civil or commercial action with a client, almost without fail, one of the first questions out...

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  • New York's Dram Shop Law - Probably Not What It Sounds Like

    Although its admittedly got an odd name relegated to the annals of legal history, this is an important and well recognized doctrine in New York State. But what is it exactly? At first blush, the name might suggest something related to workers rights or something industrial, but t...

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  • The Advantages of a Life Estate in New York

    For seniors in New York that are in the midst of updating their estate plan or even undertaking one for the first time, the use of a life estate may be an excellent planning tool to discuss with your attorney. For the uninitiated, the term life estate is likely somewhat of a fore...

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  • Is your business following its corporate formalities?

    Get an overview of corporate formalities, and learn why following them is so important.

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  • Do You Have the Makings for a Personal Injury Action? Negligence Explained

    For anyone whos been injured or killed through the fault of another, regardless of whether its through a motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall, a worksite accident or some other fact pattern, there is almost invariably a question that ultimately gets asked: do I have ground to ...

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  • Are You Ready for the Upcoming Changes to Mortgage Insurance?

    In the federal governments haste to purportedly clean-up the mortgage industry, it recently passed legislation that will have a huge impact on countless consumers, homeowners and prospective home buyers. While Im sure the new rules promulgated by the feds were meant to correct pe...

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