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Student Loans, the Next Big Crisis?

The weak economy and an uncompromising job market has led individuals to seek refuge through higher education. However, a rising cost of education and the high interest rates of private student loans has suffocated recent graduates. University graduates are unable to afford rent, housing, and...

Immigration Update: Will Republicans Allow a Vote on Immigration Reform?

The “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013” is an immigration reform bill that has been received with broad bipartisan support. The bill was negotiated, written, and sponsored by the Senate’s “Gang of Eight”, a bipartisan group of senators committed to...

Same Sex Marriage Update

If you are married and live in New York or any of the growing number of jurisdictions in the United States that recognize same-sex marriages, the death of Section 3 of DOMA (the Defense Of Marriage Act) means that, if you are a married gay or lesbian couple, you will enjoy all of the rights and...

Beware if you need to File Bankrutpcy in NY and Live In a Rent Controlled Rent or Rent Stabilized and Apartment!

Due to  a quirk in the law those filing bankruptcy in New York face the real possibility of losing their rent stabilized or rent controlled apartments.  I first brought this subject up in my blog entry on May 5, 2012, which you can read for more on this subject. After writing that entry I did...

How Can a 1 Star Lawyer Get 5 Stars Reviews?

How can a really bad lawyer get dozens of outstanding reviews on the internet?  I know an attorney, who for obvious reasons I won’t identify, who gives incorrect legal advice, and yet gets rave reviews and top rankings in Google.  He has told people that they can file bankruptcy when they can’t....