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New Reporting Requirements Under The Federal Corporate Transparency Act

Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

The federal Corporate Transparency Act went into effect on January 1, 2024. In short, the Corporate Transparency Act requires an entity that qualifies as a reporting company to report who the beneficial owners of the company are to FinCEN.

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When is it Necessary to Open an Estate?

Monday, January 29th, 2024

When a family member passes, their relatives are often unsure of what the next steps are in the process of distributing their assets to beneficiaries.  Most believe that it is necessary to probate the individual’s Will, if there is one.  However, in many circumstances, a full probate proceeding is not necessary.  In those cases, family members can save time and costs by administering the individual’s assets without offering the Will for probate.

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Cannabis Tax Changes Proposed by Governor Kathy Hochul

Wednesday, January 24th, 2024

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has proposed changing New York’s potency-based cannabis tax system with a simplified wholesale tax structure under her proposed $233 billion budget plan. The proposed new system includes a 9% excise tax at the wholesale level for the transfer of products from a distributor to a cannabis retailer.

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Jody E. Briandi Highlighted as a Panelist on Buffalo Business First's Table of Experts Discussion Focused on "Women in Law."

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024

Hurwitz Fine President/Managing Partner Jody Briandi was one of five WNY legal industry women leaders featured at the Buffalo Business First Table of Experts "Women in Law" panel. The discussion focused on how these individuals are working toward attracting women to the legal profession and giving them the opportunities to rise to leadership roles.

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NY Governor Vetoes Grieving Families Act

Friday, December 29th, 2023

New York Governor Kathy Hochul, for the second time in as many years, has vetoed the Grieving Families Act, legislation that would completely overhaul wrongful death claims in New York by permitting recovery for emotional damages and expanding the class of persons who can seek recovery for a fatality. The bill was delivered to the Governor’s desk on December 29, 2023, and vetoed that same day.

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Hurwitz Fine’s 2023 Adopt-a-Family: P.U.N.T. Pediatric Cancer Collaborative

Wednesday, December 20th, 2023

Every year, Hurwitz Fine partners with a local organization to host our annual Adopt-A-Family Drive. This December, the firm's Wellness & Culture Committee partnered with P.U.N.T. Pediatric Cancer Collaborative, to bring some holiday cheer to a local family that is currently battling pediatric cancer.  

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Adult Survivors Act Look-Back Window Closes While Legislators Signal Efforts to Reopen

Tuesday, November 28th, 2023

Attorney Michael J. Williams addresses the closing of the Adult Survivor’s Act look-back window, the flurry of deadline filings, and the intent of the legislation’s sponsors to reopen and seek a permanent termination of the statute of limitations on these claims.

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The Defense Trial Lawyers Association of Western New York Honors David R. Adams with the Robert M. Kiebala Memorial Award as the 2023 Defense Trial Lawyer of the Year

Monday, November 27th, 2023

The Defense Trial Lawyers Association of Western New York (DTLA-WNY) awarded Hurwitz Fine attorney David R. Adams with the highest honor bestowed by the organization: the Robert M. Kiebala Memorial Award as the 2023 Defense Trial Lawyer of the Year. 

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Hurwitz Fine Ranked by Chambers USA in the Inaugural 2024 New York Regional Spotlight Guide

Tuesday, November 14th, 2023

Hurwitz Fine P.C. is proud to announce that the firm has been ranked in the inaugural Chambers 2024 New York Regional Spotlight Guide for Dispute Resolution, which encompasses both litigation and insurance disputes.

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New York Removes Notary Requirement in Civil Cases

Friday, November 3rd, 2023

Earlier this week, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul signed two bills amending Rule 2106 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules to provide for greater use of affirmations in lieu of notarized affidavits in civil proceedings.

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Hurwitz Fine P.C. Ranked as a Tier One Law Firm in Nine Practice Areas in 2024 Edition of Best Law Firms®

Friday, November 3rd, 2023

Best Lawyers® has announced the release of the 2024 Best Law Firms® rankings. Hurwitz Fine P.C. is proud to have Buffalo Metropolitan Tier One rankings in nine practice areas.

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Jody Briandi honored by the Amherst Chamber of Commerce as the "2023 Woman of Distinction"

Thursday, October 26th, 2023

Hurwitz Fine President/Managing Partner Jody Briandi was honored by the Amherst Chamber of Commerce as the "2023 Woman of Distinction" at their annual "The Event - Celebrating Business Excellence." This award honors a female professional who has excelled in her field and continues to provide the Western New York region with leadership, professionalism and community engagement.

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Anastasia M. McCarthy Honored with the WBASNY Crystal Buffalo Award

Friday, October 20th, 2023

Hurwitz Fine member and WBASNY immediate past president Anastasia M. McCarthy was presented with the Crystal Buffalo Award at the annual WBASNY Installation. 

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Hurwitz Fine's Long Island Office Participates in "Operation Sparkle" Community Service Day

Friday, October 6th, 2023

Hurwitz Fine’s Long Island office and family and friends recently partnered with national non-profit The Girls Empowerment Movement, Inc. (GEM) for their “Operation Sparkle” community service event.

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Hurwitz Fine Member and ABOTA President Michael F. Perley Organizes Ninth James Otis Lecture Series in Buffalo

Friday, September 29th, 2023

On September 29, 2023, Hurwitz Fine Member and ABOTA President Michael F. Perley organized the Ninth James Otis Lecture at the Robert H. Jackson Courthouse, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. The event served to educate Buffalo high school students on the topic of Race, Justice & Public Education and how America can fulfill its promise of equal opportunity in today's environment. 

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The New York Pay Transparency Act is Now in Effect

Thursday, September 28th, 2023

Earlier this month, the New York Pay Transparency Act went into effect. If you own or run a business with four or more employees in the State of New York, you must include a compensation range for all job openings, promotions, and transfers. 

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Agnieszka A. Wilewicz Selected to the American Bar Association’s General Committee Board Standing Committee

Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

Agnieszka A. Wilewicz, Member at Hurwitz Fine P.C., was selected to the American Bar Association’s (ABA’s) General Committee Board Standing Committee by the Section Chair. 

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