The U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule for employee versus independent contractor status

Businesses have historically preferred to classify individuals working for them as “Independent Contractors” rather than employees for the purpose of avoiding emplo...

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When the Paper Pushes Back

We all know someone who refers to lawyers as needless paper pushers. Some people say they don’t need a lawyer because a handshake is good. Some people say that they can read and write as well as any lawyer and don’t need to pay someone to do it for them. Often, these same people are the most surp...

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SGD Law mentioned in The Voice (the area’s Jewish newspaper)

Check out the coverage we received this week about our new name and management team. Our diverse legal and support staff is available to handle your legal needs including family law, estate planning, real estate, business and more. Contact us at...

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NYS Liquor Authority Update

The night before Thanksgiving has always been a popular night to go out and celebrate with friends and family. As we all know, 2020 will be quite different so it is important to know what to expect as both a patron and a bar and/or restaurant owner. Below is the lasted update from the New York State ...

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Tree cutting laws in Wappingers Falls, NY

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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Like kind exchanges by SDG Law Stenger, Diamond & Glass, LLP

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 ...

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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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