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By the Book - March 2014

  • ADA Applies to Students with Food Allergies on University Campuses
  • Why Tax-Exempt Organizations Should Plan for Joint Ventures
  • New York City’s New Sick Leave Law
  • Labor & Employment: Clarifying Employer Liability for Supervisors Under Title VII: Vance v. Ball State University
  • University Job Placement Rates Come Under Scrutiny

The Commercial Paper - March 2014

  • Unauthorized UCC Termination Filings No Longer Effective — Commentary on Recent Bankruptcy Decision
  • Mortgage Recording Tax Implications for Mortgages Securing Revolving Credit Lines
  • After Boardwalk: The IRS Issues Safe Harbor Guidance for Historic Tax Credit Transactions

The Canadian Exchange - December 2013

  • Tax Considerations of Entering the U.S. Market
  • Spotlight
  • Security Interests in Cross-Border Loan Transactions
  • Independent Contractor or Employee? Why Getting It Right Matters

Beyond Dispute - December 2013

  • Avoid Spoliation Motions by Ensuring Continued Compliance with Litigation Holds
  • Consider Tax Implications in Settlement Agreements
  • Big Move for Buffalo Office
  • Guidance for Developers: Protect Against Liability Through Planning and Regulatory Compliance
  • In New York, Automatic Renewal Clauses Are Not So Automatic
  • Spotlight

By the Book - August 2013

  • Clery Act Update and the Campus SaVE Act
  • The National Labor Relations Board’s Jurisdiction Over Religious Colleges and Universities
  • New York State Creates New Growth Opportunities for Educational Institutions Through the START-UP NY Program
  • New York Public School Districts Not Subject to Division of Human Rights Jurisdiction
  • False Claims Act and Education Funds Lost to Fraud
  • IRS Report Scrutinizes Unrelated Business Income Reporting by Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Compliance with FERPA: The Debate Between Students’ & Parents’ Rights
  • Collection of Student Loans: Update on Interpretations of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Violation

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Client Alerts

Not-For-Profit Client Alert - December 2013

  • Key Provisions of The Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013

Labor & Employment Client Alert - November 2013

  • NYS Department of Labor Issues Regulations Expanding Allowable Wage Deductions

Employee Benefits Client Alert - October 2013

  • IRS and DOL Recognize All Same-Sex Marriages

Employee Benefits Client Alert - August 2013

  • What DOMA’s Demise Means for New York Employers and Benefit Plan Sponsors

Class Action Client Update - August 2013

  • Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Favor Express Class Arbitration Waivers

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James D. Donathen and Elizabeth Vanderlinde Author Article for The Daily Record

“Labor & Employment: New York state unemployment insurance reform: What employers should know,” The Daily Record, March 2014

Alisa A. Lukasiewicz Authors Article for Buffalo Law Journal

“Changes on horizon for higher ed,” Buffalo Law Journal, February 2014

Alan J. Bozer and Michael L. McCabe Co-Author White Collar Column in The Daily Record

“White Collar Corner: What you need to know about federal money laundering statute,” The Daily Record, February 2014

Michael B. Powers Authors Article For Law360

“How Developers Can Avoid Punitive Damages Liability,” Law360, January 2014

Kevin J. Mulvehill Authors Article for The Daily Record

“Independent contractors: Risks of misclassification,” The Daily Record, October 2013

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Published Works

Lisa McDougall Co-Authors New York State Physicians´ HIPAA Manual

Co-Author, “New York State Physicians´ HIPAA Manual,” New York State Bar Association

James R. Grasso Authors Chapter for Aspatore Books

Author, "Developing Successful Client Strategies," book chapter, Inside the Minds:  Labor & Employment Client Strategies, Aspatore Books, May 2007

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