Tue Mar 31, 2020 | | Charter School Insights, Covid-19, Education, Technology

Use of School Technology During Distance Learning


As schools continue to roll out more hardware, software and platforms to support students and enable distance learning while school facilities remain closed, it is important for schools to set expectations and provide a roadmap for students and their parents/guardians so that there is clarity around appropriate and acceptable use of school technology.

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Tue Mar 31, 2020 | | Charter School Insights, Covid-19, Education, Technology

Distance Learning and Video Conferencing


Only a few short weeks ago, most video conferencing- whether by Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, Google Meet, Google Hangouts and other platforms- were not frequently used by students and teachers.  With the closure of schools, these video conferencing platforms and other platform-based learning tools have quickly become the way millions of students communicate with their teachers and each other as the classroom has transitioned from the school building to desktops, laptops, tablets and phones (when available—unfortunately many students do not have access to the hardware and internet access they need) at kitchen tables, dining room tables and whatever real estate students can find while jockeying for space with their parents, many of whom are using similar tools now that they are not in their offices either. 

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Thu Mar 26, 2020 | | Charter School Insights, Copyright, Covid-19, Education

Remote Learning & Copyright Law Considerations


In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, schools across the country are forced to rapidly institute remote or distance learning plans for their teachers and students.  While remote learning has the potential to be a worthy substitute for in-class lessons, it can present numerous challenges in terms of copyright law compliance.  School administrators and teachers should familiarize themselves with some basic copyright law considerations when posting lessons online.

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Fri Mar 6, 2020 | | Startups

I’m A Solopreneur, Do I Need To Incorporate? What Are The Benefits?


When potential clients reach out to us and they explain that they are going to be the sole founder of a company, sole owner of a company, they often ask us do I even need to form a company? And what are the benefits of forming a company versus sort of just operating the business on my own? There are a few benefits and important ones.

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Sat Sep 28, 2019 | | Startups

S Corp vs C Corp: Make The Right Selection


One of the questions we receive during initial consultation stage is, “I want to form a corporation, what is the difference between S Corp vs C Corp ?”

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Tue Sep 10, 2019 | | General

September 11th Remembrance Day


As the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approach, yesterday, Governor Cuomo signed legislation to create the September 11th Remembrance Day which shall enable the observance of a brief moment of silence on each September 11th in public school classrooms.

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Thu Jan 3, 2019 | | General, Real Estate, Startups

Justin’s Ski Shop, Part 1 (New Year, New Businesses)


Happy New Year!  With the New Year and associated New Year’s resolutions, there’s typically an uptick in folks venturing into new businesses, adding products or services to their current business, undertaking new projects or otherwise making tweaks and changes (or resolving to explore tweaks and changes). 

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Fri Oct 12, 2018 | | Charter School Insights

Mandatory Sexual Harassment Policies & Training NYC Paid Safe and Sick Leave


Over the last few months, there has been several changes to employment-related laws that are applicable to many businesses and organizations operating in New York City.  We hope the below is helpful and encourage you to reach out to us with any questions.  NYC Paid Safe and Sick Leave Did you know about the recent changes to New York City’s Paid Sick Leave Law? Effective May 2018, the law is now known as the Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law.

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Tue Jul 11, 2017 | | Contracts, New York City, Summer Of Law, Waivers

Summer of Law: Take Me Out to (but don’t knock me out at) the Ball Game


For many, enjoying a baseball game at the ballpark or on TV with family and friends is a favorite summer pastime.  Even minor league games in far-flung locations with entertaining team names and mascots provide otherwise lukewarm baseball fans counting the days until college/pro football begins with a few hours (and for the kids, mini-helmets full of ice cream) entertainment. 

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Mon Jul 3, 2017 | | Summer Of Law

The Summers of Law (Literally): 1776 & 1787


The Summers of Law (Literally): 1776 & 1787

As I recently shared with a class of 4th graders at a charter school client in the Bronx during their career day (7th graders were more interested in discussing legal issues they see online and on TV, of course), when I was in 4th grade back in 1987, we not only learned about the U.S. Constitution, but celebrated its bi-centennial anniversary, too. 

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