Difficult Decisions

As a lawyer, I am frequently around people making difficult decisions. This is the nature of my profession. I work with people who are in conflict or who are facing change or unexpected challenges and usually with serious consequences attached. These circumstances often bring them to a crossroads where they are forced to choose a...
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Lawyers in the Baseball Hall of Fame

Attorney Christian Brill is speaking this week at the 30th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.  The presentation, made with Prof. Howard W. Brill, is entitled “Lawyers in the Baseball Hall of Fame” and discusses the 11 law school graduates and...
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Health Information Privacy After Death

If you’ve ever visited a physician’s office, you are aware of the federal HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) regulations, which protect the privacy of personally identifiable health information. The HIPPA Privacy Rule extends to protect a deceased individual’s information for 50 years after death. But how can a family member can obtain the...
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Tax Reform Could Distinguish Between Pass-Through Businesses

In April, the Trump Administration announced a broad outline for tax reform which included proposals to cut the top individual tax rate to 35% and reduce the top business tax rate to 15%.   This reduced business rate would also apply to “pass-through businesses” – the majority of U.S. businesses who report income on their...
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