2023Jan
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SUCCESSION PLANNING: Essential To Consider For Every Business

What Is Succession Planning?  To put it in a nutshell, the term ‘succession planning’ refers to a business strategy companies use to pass leadership roles down to the next generation. After years of hard work and personal sacrifice, succession planning ensures that businesses continue to run smoothly and without interruption, after important people move on…

2023Jan
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SCHWARTZ ETTENGER EXPANDS ITS PRACTICE AREA

As legalization, regulation and rising acceptance of the cannabis industry, for both medical and recreational use, gains momentum in New York state and around the nation, numerous opportunities – and challenges – face this industry and its affiliated businesses. Whether it’s asset protection, regulatory compliance and risk management, labor and employment-related disputes, negotiating, reviewing, and…

2022Oct
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BEYOND THE LOT (OCTOBER 2022): HIGHLIGHTS FOR DEALERS FROM THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEALER COUNSEL FALL 2022 MEETING

The Fall Meeting of the National Association of Dealer Counsel (NADC) in Chicago is always an informative meeting for me, where I can learn about the latest legal and business issues from fellow attorneys representing dealerships nationwide and attorneys working for the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). Here are some highlights of the issues from…

2022Sep
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THREE SCHWARTZ ETTENGER ATTORNEYS SELECTED AS 2022 SUPER LAWYERS, ONE ATTORNEY NAMED A 2022 RISING STAR

Three of our attorneys have been named to the 2022 Super Lawyers, New York Metro Edition in the following categories: Lee A. Schwartz, Esq., Founding Member (Corporate Law, Real Estate Law), Jeffrey S. Ettenger, Esq., Member (Employment Law) and Marci S. Goldfarb, Esq., Senior Counsel (Trusts and Estates).   Additionally, Kevin E. Timson, Esq., Counsel (Car…

2022Sep
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BEYOND THE LOT (SEPTEMBER 2022): AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF FRANCHISED DEALERS, BY WAY OF THE BOOK INDUSTRY

Warning: this article offers no discussion of legal issues, just my commentary on the continued viability of automotive dealerships in the face of franchisors looking to insert themselves more directly into the electric vehicle (EV) customer sales model. It is a pivotal time for franchised dealers, who are responding to a fresh wave of changes…

2022Aug
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BEYOND THE LOT (AUG. 2022): AVOIDING THE SHOCK OF CONTRACT TERMS WITH EV CHARGING VENDORS

With electric vehicles (“EVs”) becoming more popular, many franchised dealers are entering into contracts with vendors to purchase advanced charging stations to be installed at specific dealerships.  These purchases are often in conjunction with OEM and government programs that help to subsidize the cost of these stations. These vendors not only sell these chargers to…

2022Aug
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GOT A KID GOING TO COLLEGE?

Did you know that in New York once your child turns 18 you are no longer legally entitled to know anything about them? Their school can’t talk to you, even if you are paying for their education. Their health care providers can’t talk to you, even though you are their parent, and even if they…