Choosing a New York Family Law or Divorce Mediator

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It is important to choose the right mediator for you and your particular dispute. Mediators vary in experience, language proficiency, subject matter expertise, style, fees, communication, and level of involvement. For example, some mediators are able to speak fluently in different languages or have knowledge in certain family law disputes (e.g., animal ownership disputes). Some mediators do “virtual mediation” while others …

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My “Ag Gag” Law Presentation Focusing on Preventative Practices for Farms

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I had the opportunity to speak on “Ag Gag” Legislation this past week before the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Animals and the Law.  My presentation focused on procedures for farms to help prevent a problem with undercover surveillance from employees.  You can view my presentation below and my handout giving an overview of the laws here. [slideshare id=46222274&doc=aggag-150324092612-conversion-gate01]

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My Outline on “Ag Gag” Law & Pending Legislation

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My presentation on “Ag Gag” Law with the New York State Bar Association’s (“NYSBA”) Committee on Animals and the Law was postponed due to a snowstorm (I did enjoy sledding though).  Please stay tuned for the date and time. I have posted my outline giving a general overview of current and pending legislation on my JD Supra page here.

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Presenting on “Ag Gag” at the New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting

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I will be talking about “ag gag” laws next month at the New York State Bar Association (“NYSBA”) Committee on Animals and the Law (“CAL”) on January 28, 2015 at 1pm. I have been charged with the the responsibility of speaking from the perspective of the livestock producer.  I will be giving an overview of “ag gag” laws and pending …

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2012 NYSBA Committee on Animal Law Student Writing Competition

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The New York State Bar Association Committee on Animals and the Law will be having its 5th Annual Student Writing Competition.  Papers must be postmarked no later than June 29, 2012 and cannot be more than 25 pages, including footnotes.  One hard copy and one electronic copy must be submitted to Kim Hojon, New York State Bar Association, One Elk …

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Finding Common Ground

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A few weeks ago I had lunch with an attorney who works for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty for Animals (“ASPCA”).  I am on the New York State Bar Association (“NYSBA”) Committee on Animals and the Law (“CAL”) with her.  If you know me, have heard me speak, or follow this blog, you know that I have …

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Quit Postponing: NY Health Care Proxy

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As I have noted in previous “Spring Cleaning” posts on Health Care Proxies and Living Wills, I think spring is the perfect time to look at your estate planning documents on an annual/bi-annual basis to make sure everything is up-to-date.  A few weeks ago, I attended an Article 81 Guardian course for attorneys.  It reminded me how important it is …

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Role of Buyer’s Attorney in Real Estate Closing

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I have had several real closings this week and was reminded this morning of this pamphlet from the New York State Bar Association (“NYSBA”) on the Attorney’s Role in Home Purchases.  Most of us will purchase property at some point in our lives.  The pamphlet properly describes the various responsibilities of the Buyer’s/Borrower’s attorney in real estate transactions including, but …

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New York Business Structures

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Over the weekend I stumbled across the materials from the First Annual Meeting of New York Agri-Women and reviewed this excellent article titled “Doing Business in New York State:  Structures and Strategies” by Bruce L. Anderson, Brian M. Henehan, and Charles J. Sullivan, Esq. Mr. Sullivan spoke on business organizations at the New York Agri-Women’s annual meeting.  If you have …

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Monday Links

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It’s been a long while since my last “links” post so I thought I would post a few links today of posts that caught my eye.  For those of you who are Mac users, I have really loved using NetNewsWire and recently downloaded the application on my iPhone 4.  I hope all is well in your neck of the woods. …

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Child Support Calculations in New York

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As I wrote in yesterday’s post, divorce is something that affects people of every industry– including farmers, ranchers, and agri-businesses.  A party does not necessarily have to be going through divorce to be owed child support.  In New York, the court calculates (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly) child support based upon the Child Support Standards Act (“CSSA”).  The statutory formula is …

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Lots of Upcoming Events on the Horizon. . .

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I’m very excited for a busy winter with agriculture conferences and events.  I love being a New Yorker and living in NYC but it is always nice to get a break from the hustle and bustle and be around others that share my passions and interests.  Here are a few agriculture events coming up that I will be attending: 1. …

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