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Tagged With: Engel Law

New Alliance for New York: Here is one hope that it works

A group of New York stakeholders in horse racing announced on February 6th that an alliance of industry groups is being formed to be able to meet with the leaders in Albany to protect the industry from the advances of casino gaming. Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that he wants to put a full casino on the … Continue reading »

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My Thoughts on the Paragallo Conviction

Paragallo Conviction On March 10, thoroughbred horse owner and breeder Ernie Paragallo was convicted of 33 out of 34 counts of animal cruelty in a non jury trial in Greene County, NY. Good for all concerned. Mr. Paragallo owned a farm where over 160 horses were found to have been maltreated in April, 2009. As … Continue reading »

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Do you go to business shows?

This afternoon, I went to the Syracuse Chamber of Commerce annual business networking show. I’ve had people ask, “Why go to these shows?” I am of the mind that it is very important for a solo or small firm lawyer or business owner to attend the show, especially if you can’t or won’t pay the … Continue reading »

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The audacity of people

I realize that the story I am about to share may not compare to the swindling that Bernie Madoff executed, but from my perspective it is actually worse. In today’s Syracuse Post Standard, there was an article detailing the scheme conducted by Jerome Feldman involving those must vulnerable: families in need of a transplant. Allegedly, … Continue reading »

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Equine Law: Am I Just Horsing Around?

One of my favorite areas of practice is my equine law specialty. No, I am not just horsing around! Since 1977, my family has owned and raced thoroughbred horses. We have been fortunate enough to race horses throughout North America and presently run horses at Aqueduct. We have raced at tracks from Oaklawn Park to … Continue reading »

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Legal Planning in a Different Economy

When I look around my community, I see a totally new and evolving economic paradigm. Sure there are layoffs everywhere. Circuit City closes and there are 30,000 fewer jobs. Magna may close their local plant eliminating what at its height was 8,000 jobs in the automobile industry. Five years ago, who would have ever thought … Continue reading »

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Law Office Technology Part 2

My last blog post dealt with some basic technology in order for a practice to hit the ground running. We will now discuss certain additional applications to make running an office more seamless as well as effective. As I said previously, Microsoft Outlook is the email calendar and task tool that has the market dominance. … Continue reading »

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