With a new year comes new resolutions. Most people’s resolutions generally involve physical health and wellness. While such resolutions are admirable, there are other resolutions that are far easier to keep that simply involve getting out old documents and making an appointment with your lawyer. The following resolutions are easy ways to make sure that your estate and elder law matters are up to date for the new year and years to come: 1. Confirm your [...]
We are proud to announce that Scott R. Kurkoski, Esq. has been elected to serve as Assistant Managing Partner of the Firm. Mr. Kurkoski received his B.A. degree from Ithaca College (1985) and his J.D. degree from Temple University Law School (1989). He concentrates his practice in the areas of business and real estate transactions, renewable energy projects and commercial litigation. He is Chair of the LG&T Energy and Cannabis Practice Groups.
On June 14, 2019, Governor Cuomo signed into law the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019, primarily affecting residential landlords and tenants statewide. The new laws are heavily pro-tenant and generally extend the time that tenants may remain in possession of a premises despite non-payment. Key changes include: Eviction Proceedings Landlord’s duty to mitigate damages – if a tenant vacates the leased premises prior to termination of the lease, the landlord [...]
Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP, has been named a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” in Binghamton for eight of its practice areas by US News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" in 2020. Firms included in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. LG&T received Tier 1 rankings in [...]
October 15, 2019 Arbitration Award for the Policy Limit In a written decision, an American Arbitration Association arbitrator awarded a Levene, Gouldin & Thompson client the full policy limit available for injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident. Allstate had offered no money to settle the claim, taking the position that our client’s physical problems were not caused by the accident. John L. Perticone, Esq. presented witnesses and documentary evidence convincing the [...]