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Couch White partner Alita Giuda is slated to present “The Art of the Brownfield Deal” to members of the New York State Bar Association at the Real Estate Board of New York on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Additional meeting and registration information can be located on the NYSBA website.

Adam Schultz is the Program Co-Chair of the NYSBA Environmental and Energy Law Section Fall Meeting which is held on October 20-22, 2017, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Saratoga Springs, New York. On October 20, 2017, Partner Alita Giuda, who is a member of Couch White, LLP’s Environmental practice group, will participate as the Panel Chair on “SEQR: 2017 Proposed SEQR … Read More

Couch White Partner Jennifer Kavney Harvey recently argued before the Albany County Supreme Court over whether the state can license five new medical marijuana producers.  News articles appeared in the Times Union and New York Law Journal.

You are nearly complete with a project, and it was no walk in the park. The project was beset with design deficiencies and multiple change orders were issued. Arguments about scope of work ensued. You did not complain. You faithfully performed all of the work necessary to finish the job. Payment has been slow, but … Read More

The United States Department of Labor has formally proposed rescinding the Obama era “persuader” rule. The rule, if implemented, would have required companies to disclose their initial contacts with outside consultants – so-called “persuaders” – on how to respond to unionizing efforts and, generally, to dissuade workers from joining labor unions.  Read the article.

Last year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (“PFLBL”) which provides employees a certain number of weeks of paid leave in order to care for loved ones. Under this program, if an eligible employee elects to take Paid Family Leave (“PFL”), the employer must guarantee the employee his or … Read More