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Tagged With: Syracuse

Onondaga County Votes Down OTB

On June 7, the Onondaga County Legislature rejected Off Track Betting for the second time in a year. Is Off Track Betting dead for Onondaga County? No, not necessarily. The door is open for the City of Syracuse to seek special legislation to be the beneficiary of the revenue from an off track betting parlor … Continue reading »

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Moving my practice

Dear Friends, I am pleased to announce that effective December 22, 2009, I will be relocating my practice to 214 N. State Street, Syracuse, NY 13203. My new telephone number will be 315-295-1450. My new fax number will be 315-478-1687. My email will remain tengel@engelatty.com. My Saratoga office remains at 1104 Middleline Road, Ballston Spa, … 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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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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WHY LAW AND WHY SPECIALIZE?

More often than not, people I meet invariably ask me what I do for a living. It is common place to ask that question, because it allows you to learn more about the person you are interacting with. I always answer that I am a lawyer. Never do I say that I am a certain … Continue reading »

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The Importance of CLE

The Importance of CLE I am on my way to attend the Heckerling Institute put on by the University of Miami School of Law. I will be spending the week in Orlando ( I know, hate me if you must but that’s where they decided to put it) for the next five days learning about … Continue reading »

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