Category: Contract Drafting

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Can Writing on a Check Create a New Contract?

By: Domenic Romano Have you ever wondered what to write on the “memo” line of your check?  That space can be a very useful tool.  For example, you hire a web developer to design a website for your business for $3,000.  They perform the service, but the quality of the site does not live up

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Keep It Confidential! New York Non-Disclosure Agreements

By: Josh Wueller Whether they call it a Confidentiality Agreement or a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), many New Yorkers begin their business deals with a contract governing the sensitive information that they might exchange with one another.  Employers hiring or firing employees, tech companies with trade secrets and parties exploring a potential business relationship all routinely

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What to consider for your IP licensing agreement

By: Rose Massary Intellectual Property Rights reference an extensive range of privileges afforded to the owners of creative material, including rights in connection with trademarks, copyrights and patents, among other things.  Owners of intellectual property (IP) have the exclusive right to exploit and sell their creative material.  Whether it’s a song, film, logo, artwork or

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To protect yourself, don’t skim the details in your business contract

By: Rose Massary Picture this:  you finally secured the deal you’ve been working for.  You came to a mutual understanding with the other party and documented the terms and conditions of your arrangement in writing.  You executed the contract and are ready to move forward with the agreement as planned.  To prevent potential unforeseen circumstances

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What you should know about Work for Hire

By:  Rose Massary Many people mistakenly believe that if they hire someone to create something for them, it is automatically considered a “work for hire.”  Whether you own a small business and are engaging a graphic designer to develop logos and website content, or a production company seeking a director for a new feature film,

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To Compete or Not to Compete?

By:  Shaliz Sadig From small start-ups, to large corporations, to non-profits: the significant increase in the inclusion of non-competition clauses in employment agreements is staggering.  A concept often associated with high level executives, the clause has become prolific throughout the corporate ladder. The goal is to avoid unfair competition. A non-compete clause, sometimes referred to

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When it comes to commercial leases, don’t ignore the fine print!

By: Rose Massary So, you found your new office space in New York City.  You considered some helpful tips during the process and maybe even engaged an experienced broker to help negotiate the main deal terms.  You think you’re ready to sign on the dotted line.  But, wait!  As with all business contracts, never ignore

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How to buy an existing domain name

By: Rose Massary and Domenic Romano A customized website domain name can (a) assist in marketing efforts, (b) help develop brand identity and (c) provide fast and easy access to prospective customers.  But what if the domain name you want is already taken? You may be weighing the costs of buying that perfect Web domain

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