Author Archives: Vivek Thiagarajan

New Housing Stability & Tenant
Protection Laws in New York State:
5 Facts Every Landlord Needs to Know

On June 14, 2019, Governor Cuomo signed the “Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019”. While the majority of the changes included in this bill are specific to New York City’s rent-controlled tenants, a number of changes will have a significant impact on every New York landlord, both in your obligations to your tenants during their occupancy and in the process of evicting them.


New York’s New Rules on Sexual Harassment Prevention:
5 Things Employers Need to Know

Effective October 9, 2018, New York State’s new rules regarding sexual harassment training and prevention in the workplace will take effect. Every organization in New York—regardless of company size—will be required to facilitate yearly sexual harassment training and to create a clear sexual harassment prevention policy. All types of workers, including interns, part-time employees, and management, will be required to participate. (more…)

Smart Contracts Are No Replacement for a Smart Attorney

In New York, a contract is formed when there is an offer, acceptance of an offer, and consideration exchanged between the parties. Usually verbal agreements are translated to a written document that outlines the exact expectations of each person entering into the agreement.  The intention of a contract is that people can negotiate, discuss, and set forth exact rules to govern future disputes. (more…)