Free Continuing Legal Education Class: Trusts, Estates and Real Estate

Trusts, Estates and Real Estate

February 8, 2012, U.S.  Trust Building, New York, NY

This class is designed for practitioners of residential real estate and addresses a number of issues that the attorney should be aware of in connection with (i) estate planning techniques focused on real estate holdings as well as the administration of real estate holdings of a decedent and tax matters; and (ii) representing a buyer or seller in an estate transaction.

To register, contact Roy Fenichel, Esq. 646-695-7925; rfenichel@kvnational.com

If you’re buying or refi’ing, Title is Vital.

Paralegal/Secretary Sought

Law Firm Secretary/Paralegal

White Plains law firm hiring a highly motivated college educated part-time or full-time secretary/paralegal.
Send resume to: Russell M. Yankwitt, Yankwitt & McGuire, LLP, 140 Grand Street, Suite 501, White Plains, New York 10601, russell@yankwitt.com

Free Continuing Legal Education Class

Zoning: A to Z

January 31, 2012, U.S.  Trust Building, New York, NY

Attorneys who represent purchasers of commercial property need to understand applicable local zoning regulations in order to verify that the purchaser can legally do what they want to with the property. To provide meaningful advice and counsel, land use and zoning practitioners must know of what zoning regulations are, how they came about, and how they operate. This class reviews and analyzes the history, structure, use and impact of zoning regulations in New York City and the metropolitan area.

To register, contact Roy Fenichel, Esq. 646-695-7925; rfenichel@kvnational.com

If you’re buying or refi’ing, Title is Vital.

Zebras

“I want to be a zebra doctor because I want to fix zebras.”

Haley, 2012

Kissybrain: A child’s articulation that elicits a kiss.

The Giants-49ers Game: Did You Know?

As a rookie in 2005, Alex Smith had 1 Touchdown and 11 Interceptions.  This year, he led the league in lowest interception percentage.

This year, Alex Smith led the league in times sacked (44, as many as Eli was sacked in 2010 and 2011 COMBINED).  Neither Eli nor Peyton was ever sacked 40+ times. Papa Archie was sacked 40+ four times.  Eli’s backup, David Carr, has the most, and the third-most, sacks against in league history.

This year, Alex Smith led the league in 4th Quarter Comebacks and Game-Winning Drives.   Eli did that one – in  2007!  (Tom Brady has never done that.)  This year, Eli was one 4th-Quarter Comeback behind Smith and matched Alex’s 6 Game-Winning Drives.

Upcoming Free CLEs

1/31/2012         Zoning: A to Z

2/8/2012           Trusts, Estates and Real Estate

2/9/2012           Minimize Taxes, Maximize Wealth

2/28/2012         Air Rights Deals: Buying, Selling and Transferring Development Rights in NYC

2/16/2012         Receivers and Receiverships

2/28/2012         Air Rights Deals: Buying, Selling and Transferring Development Rights in NY

3/1/2012            Liquor Laws and Licensing

 

For Questions or to Register, contact Roy Fenichel, Esq.: rfenichel@kvnational.com; 646-695-7925

The Forgotten Part of Martin Luther King’s Dream

I believe that all fair-minded Americans strive to fulfill that part of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream where his children “will not be judged by the color of their skin”.  But what about the second, equally as powerful, part of his dream where he WANTED his children to be judged “by the content of their character.” Indeed, he envisioned an America NOT where we fail to make any judgments whatsoever, but where we hold each other accountable for what we can, and should, control: our actions, our inactions, and, in a word, our integrity.

Hope For A Better World

Six years ago today, one who ardently hoped for a better world left us. By helping others, he worked to leave this world better than he found it. I will always be grateful to him for teaching us the importance of helping others, and my hope is that we fulfill his Hope For A Better World.

Atlanta at The Meadowlands

Whichever team wins, this game may well be defined in terms of the two quarterbacks.   If Atlanta wins, Matt Ryan will be said to have finally won a “big game” and enter the group of great current QBs, while questions will be raised about where Eli Manning’s  2007 playoff magic disappeared to.  If the Giants win, Eli will solidify Giants’ fans views of him as a better clutch QB than many of his contemporaries: Philip Rivers, Tony Romo and, yes, Matt Ryan.

But this game, as are many games in this, the greatest Passing Era in the history of the NFL. really may be about whose supporting cast performs better.   First, as often is the case, the team that pressures the opponent more is likely to win the game, while the converse is true as well: whoever gives their QB the most time will probably win.  And the Giants are doing a much better job of pressuring QBs lately.  The key will be whether the Giants newly invigorate pass rush will be able to pressure Ryan before his deep threats can get deep.

Both QBs have elite receiving corps.  The one edge that the Falcons have here is that they also have a big-time pass-catching tight end.

And Atlanta has the better RB in Michael Turner, whom Atlanta will try to consistently feed. The Giants have a two-headed running monster of Bradshaw and Jacobs underperformed this year, but have played better as late.  Atlanta has a chance to win if Turner can eat up big yardage on the ground.

On the other side, the Falcons are missing their best cornerback, Brent Grimes, which means the difficult task of covering both Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks will be even harder.  Based on recent stellar performances by Cruz, I’d guess the focus will be on him, giving Nicks and Manningham the chance to thrive.

An injured defense is not a good way to slow Eli Manning, who’s had his best statistical year.  However, if Atlanta can confuse Eli into a few misplaced balls, they can win.

Giants are healthier and have the home game.

Giants 34 Atlanta 27.

 

Pittburgh at Denver

Strange to see Pittsburgh, whom many have selected to go to the Super Bowl, have to play on the road at Denver, which is thought to be the weakest of playoff teams.  As we saw last year, when, despite a losing record in the regular season, Seattle beat New Orleans in the playoffs, home field can have a big effect in the playoffs.  And playing at Denver is usually difficult for any team.

All that said, it is unlikely Denver can put up enough points to win a playoff game against a team with a good defense.  It is helpful, however,  to Denver’s chances that Pittsburgh has suffered injuries to its QB, Ben Roethlisberger (ankle), and RB Rashard Mendenhall, who is done for the year.  Plus Denver has a good defense of its own.   So, Denver will likely be able to limit the Steelers’ offense, but without much firepower on the Denver side, a low-scoring game might only keep Denver “in it” rather than giving them a great chance to win it.  To keep in the game, Denver must keep Pittsburgh’s offense off the field by maintaining the type of long drives that Tebow has not usually been able to sustain.

With Tebow, anything can happen, but Denver would need an awful lot of breaks, literally and figuratively, to win this one.

Pittsburgh 23, Denver 13.

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