Welcome to the opening blog of our newest blog, the New York Law Diary Blog. As a very active, high profile litigation law firm in New York we felt we had so much to tell our readers about that just did not fit with the content of our New York Criminal Attorney Blog or our Greenburgh Speeding Ticket Attorney Blog. So we decided it was time for a different blog where we do not have to be limited and rather can write about any interesting development here at the firm or in New York law or in New York courts without regard to the specific area of law.
The need for such a blog has really become clear to us recently. For example, when we won a large commercial, real estate trial in Brooklyn, the New York Law Journal ran the decision in a two page spread but we at the firm felt that we had no place to write about the case. That case was won on the issue of the Statute of Frauds an ancient doctrine that is codified in New York and requires that certain contracts must be in writing to be enforceable. In New York the Statute of Frauds is actually a law under the New York General Obligations 5-701. Clearly an issue that our readers need to be aware and a topic that we will cover in the future.
More recently, we won a commercial trial here in Westchester County Supreme Court, seeking enforcement of a promissory note signed by our client because evidence at the trial (and in discovery) revealed that the underlying debt was based upon usurious loans. Another ancient principle of law which is codified in New York Law under General Obligations Law 5-501and which prohibits the enforcement of usurious, or very high interest loans; another area of law which our readers must me familiar with.
Many other areas of law that we practice we have little opportunity to write about our successes or the interesting areas of law that can affect peoples lives. Many people know that we handle DWI cases, criminal cases and traffic cases but many do not know that we handle car accidents, construction accidents and other personal injury cases. Many do not know that we have an extensive practice in Surrogate’s Court handling will probates, will contests, estate administrations and estate planning. In addition, we handle Article 78’s which is New York’s codification of the Writ of mandamus and the Writ of Prohibition. We handle Landlord-Tenant cases of all varieties including both commercial and residential. The bottom line is that we are a regional law firm that handles a variety of areas of law. In addition, we know lawyers who practice in virtually any area that we don’t so if we do not practice in that area we can certainly get you to the right lawyer.
In future articles, we will cover a lot of very varied areas of the law. The articles will be informative and interesting so stay tuned. If you have a legal issue in any area of law give us a call and if we cannot help we will certainly get you to the person who can.