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For any professional, it’s beneficial to obtain further education and to keep abreast of current information relating to their profession. In fact, attorneys in New York are bound to complete 24 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits in a two-year period. CLE classes can be taken online or at a live…

Forming and Maintaining Your Corporation by James Leonick

Whether you are thinking about forming a new corporation or you have a current corporation, it comes with responsibility and paperwork that you might not necessarily know how to complete. Forming and maintaining your corporation requires this knowledge. What happens in your corporation is history being made, so it has…

Your Lawyer CAN Handle the Truth by James Leonick

In a personal injury case, several acts or omissions by the injured party can have a negative impact on the viability of the case. These things typically concern communicating with any of the insurance companies involved, as well as providing full disclosure during the course of the case in order…

Independent Medical Examination

They are hailed as independent medical examinations, hence the acronym, IME; our firm refers to them as DMEs or defense medical examinations. They are also referred to as insurance company medical examinations. Generally speaking, the examinations are far from independent; they are designed to gather information so the insurance company…

Becoming a Lawyer

Many times we’re asked why we do what we do, how we got interested in it, and what a prospective law student can do to get to know the profession. What I usually tell people is: If you have a natural, inquisitive nature about the law, you can begin to…

Case Value or “What Is My Case Worth?” (Part 1) by James Leonick

It is common at an initial client meeting to be asked how much the client’s case is worth. Generally, I advise them that, although I know some information about their case, I don’t have enough information at the first meeting to determine case value. I think it’s important for people…

Estate Planning 101: The Importance of Basic Estate Planning by James Leonick

Everyone over the age of 18 should have basic estate planning in place. This includes the following four different documents:  Last Will and Testament; Power of Attorney; Healthcare Proxy; and Living Will.  Last Will and Testament  This document describes what will happen to your property upon your death and appoints…

Home Sweet Home? by Lisa Leonick

Title insurance is a policy of insurance, just like a car insurance or homeowners insurance policy, that ensures against clouds on title. Judgments, liens, and prior issues that could severely undermine title to a property.  Here at Leonick Law, we’re often asked, Why do I have to pay for title…

Accidents 101: Be Prepared for the Unexpected by James Leonick

When an accident occurs, it is important to understand how each party should respond in order to ensure safety and preserve crucial pieces of evidence. Protocol can vary depending on the type of accident. Choosing the right personal injury attorney can make the process easier. Automobile Accidents There are some…

Purchasing a Home? Know the Distinctions Between Various Types of Properties by James F. Leonick

Purchasing any type of residence — a single family home, co-op, condo, or a townhome within a homeowner’s association — requires knowledge and expertise. From a legal standpoint, the person or entity responsible for the maintenance and repairs is dependent on the type of the property. Recently, I addressed the Metropolitan…

Social Media: “Friend” or Foe? by James F. Leonick

There was a recent ruling by the highest court in New York State, the Court of Appeals, regarding the impact of social media and the ability of parties in a lawsuit to obtain access to the social media accounts and content of the other parties involved. The case that was…

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