No Tree Falls on a Deserted Island

By Kenneth M. Stenger I remember my first philosophy class in college. It was unfortunately scheduled for 8:00 a.m. on Monday morning. The professor wore a corduroy jacket with elbow patches. He smoked a pipe. It was a small group. He started the conversation with a question: If a tree falls on a des...

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1031 Like-Kind Exchange tax deferral program

You can avoid paying income tax on the sale of real property held for business purposes says Meghan O. Mossey, an attorney at SDG Law. If you are contemplating the sale of your investment property, the 1031 Like-Kind Exchange tax deferral program should not be overlooked.  Based on Section 1031 of t...

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Know Your Children’s Rights When It Comes to Education

Check out a recent article by Lorraine M. McGrane in East Fishkill Living. Important information about education and the rights your children have. The 2020-2021 school year will be unlike any other. As we prepared this article, parents were growing anxious about what their children’s education...

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Navigating Bankruptcy Law During The Covid-19 Crisis

Mary Kate Ephraim, Attorney at SDG Law recently participated in The Advisor Podcast for JGS, CPA. She discussed the myths surrounding bankruptcy, how to navigate the process (especially now during the COVID-19 Crisis) and the how the bankruptcy process is designed to keep a company alive. Mary Kate a...

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Recent New York State Liquor Authority (“SLA”) guidelines.

Please make sure to check our Website regularly for all updates to help ensure that your establishment stays in good standing with the NYSLA. RECENT UPDATE: Effective Friday July 17, 2020, all licensed establishments with on premises privileges (e.g. restaurants, taverns, manufacturers with tasting r...

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There’s No Better Time Than Now to Make an Estate Plan.

Check out our recent article in East Fishkill Living by Stephen E. Diamond from SDG Law. If you missed our recent online seminar on Estate Planning, contact us today for access to the archive. To reach Steve directly, email him ...

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Seminar Archives

If you missed our Zoom presentation on A New Beginning: How to Re-open Your Business with Bankruptcy Protection with Thomas R. Davis and Mary Kate Ephraim, we have the recorded session below. To download the PPT presentation, please click ...

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Have you received a solicitation for your business asking for payment?

If you are a local business owner, you are aware of the need to file and re-file paperwork regularly. You may not, however, be aware of the many solicitations that are from non-government agencies requesting payment 3x, 4x or 5x more than what you would pay if you filed the paperwork on your own. But...

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April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Distracted driving refers to the act of driving while engaging in other activities which distract the driver’s attention away from the road. Distracted driving accounts for a lot of traffic accidents throughout the Hudson Valley. What qualifies as distracted driving? Talking and texting on your...

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Handling Stress From Divorce During Covid-19

Everyone can agree, the current state of the world is depressing and unsettling. We may wonder, how can this possibly be any worse? Maybe if you were going through a divorce only to find it has to be put on hold due to COVID-19. With the Hudson Valley (and most of the world as we know it) in lock-dow...

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