Marta J. Paczkowska, Law Clerk at Cole Schotz, co-authored this blog.

On December 15, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that simplifies New York’s Power of Attorney form and implements penalties for improper rejection of a New York Power of Attorney by third parties.

The new law (A.5630-A/S.3923-A), which goes into effect

To revitalize a state suffering from the economic and personal hardships wrought by the COVID pandemic, New Jersey Governor Murphy signed into law on Jan. 7, 2021, the New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020.  The Act adopts a series of incentives to both encourage businesses to settle in New Jersey and prevent Garden State

In a closely-watched decision, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a beneficiary’s residence within a state alone does not subject a trust to such state’s income tax.  In North Carolina Dept. of Revenue v. Kimberley Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust, No. 18-457 (U.S. Jun. 21, 2019), North Carolina attempted to tax the income

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In light of ever-present budget shortfalls in most states’ coffers, a go-to revenue generating technique affecting all business owners is a “nexus” audit.

Many people familiar with litigation probably think of pretrial discovery in the context of traditional and often heated litigation—perhaps a contentious divorce, a complex contractual or real estate dispute or a contested personal injury or medical malpractice lawsuit.  While pretrial discovery in Florida is certainly very common in these types of cases, the Florida Probate