September 18, 2020

In the deep darkness of the pandemic, there was a moment of paralysis – a time when businesses and investors had to absorb the magnitude of the crisis and evaluate what to do next. Six months in, we are noting an uptick of mergers and acquisitions.

At the apex of the pa...

September 11, 2020

If anything has shown us we count can on nothing, it’s the pandemic. It has revealed just how easily life can be upended and that the best laid plans – or even the best of intentions – may not matter when unforeseen circumstances come our way and human beings react.


September 6, 2020

We’re only human, doing our best to live by best practices as the coronavirus pandemic wears on. New York has done a good job to flatten the curve and many of us are wearing masks but disciplined behavior is sometimes hard to maintain and nowhere is this more apparent...

August 30, 2020

Judith Bachman, Esq., of The Bachman Law Firm PLLC was quoted in an NBC news story on commercial leasing during the pandemic.

The article focused on new escape clauses in retail leases that enable tenants to reduce their rent obligations or terminate their leases as the...

August 6, 2020

Just as teachers assign students summer homework to keep kids’ skills sharp, business owners too must do some corporate homework this summer to ensure their corporate shield remains strong in light of the COVID landscape.

The corporate veil shields the personal assets o...

July 31, 2020

Although New York has tamed the beast, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo likes to say, referring to the coronavirus crisis, landlords and tenants continue to reel from months of business inactivity and lack of rent and mortgage payments.

Recently, New York State announced a new prog...

July 17, 2020

Businesses that have been left behind from New York and New Jersey’s Phase Four opening are frustrated, angry and filing lawsuits. Gyms, yoga studio, movies and other still-shuttered concerns allege closures are arbitrary and are costing the business undue harm, potent...

You’re a small business, maybe 50 employees or less, with annual revenues under $1 million. You’ve always run your business hands-on – involved in every aspect of the company’s functioning. You’ve relied on experience and gut instinct to found and build what you have....

We have found new ways to connect and communicate in the COVID-19 era. But with those new conveniences comes a slew of new risks and exposures.

Cyber intruders have been “Zoom bombing.” Bank of America suffered a data breach while processing PPP loan applications. A sof...

June 18, 2020

The coronavirus pause that shut down most New York businesses this spring inadvertently became an inflection point for business owners to take a contemplative time-out. Dealing with unprecedented down time and the real-life scenario of a pandemic forced many business o...

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