26 Years of Experience
SCOTT LANIN, ESQ.
Lanin Law P.C.
505 Eighth Avenue, 14th Flr.
New York, NY 10018
THE MARTIAL ARTS & COMMERCIAL LITIGATIONI have been an attorney since 1989 and have trained in the martial arts since 1984. Both fields share the same model for success: Avoid confrontation. Fight fiercely when necessary. Think creatively. Negotiate from strength. Overcome weakness. Pay rigorous attention to detail. Show courtesy and respect.
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- A Thank You To Emil Onolfi November 10, 2015
- Thanks to Nicholas Ribaudo November 9, 2015
- Statute of Limitations for Commercial Claims November 9, 2015
- New York IRA and 401(k) exempt from alimony arrears? November 9, 2015
- Mechanic’s Lien for Equipment Rentals November 9, 2015
- Barred by Dirty Hands October 21, 2015
- Proving Service and Jurisdiction October 14, 2015
- Defenses to Breach of Contract October 12, 2015
- You Have a Cause of Action … Now What? October 10, 2015
- How Do You Actually Breach a Contract? October 8, 2015
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Author Archives: Scott Lanin
I want to make a special mention here to thank Emil (EJ) Onolfi for his invaluable assistance with legal research and writing for some of my blog posts on commercial litigation issues. EJ is a 2d year law student at … Continue reading
I want to make a special mention here to thank Nicholas Ribaudo for his assistance with helping to get many of my blog posts online and with writing and editing. Nick is a 2d year law student at Brooklyn Law … Continue reading
The law makes sure that no one needs to fear the threat of lawsuit for the rest of their lives over one incident. Statute of limitations provide set time limits for different causes of action, and once that time has … Continue reading
A former spouse does have a legal basis to try to enforce the judgment for alimony against an IRA and 401(k) in New York. The accounts would fall within this exception in CPLR 5205(c)(4) and would not be exempt under these circumstances. See a comprehensive … Continue reading
Suppliers of labor and materials may run into a problem when a customer does not pay for the services or materials provided. It is only fair that owners of a project that benefited from these contractors and suppliers should pay for these … Continue reading
A plaintiff’s case may be barred from litigation if the plaintiff’s conduct constitutes unclean hands, meaning that the plaintiff acted inequitably. If a plaintiff is found to have unclean hands then he is not allowed to look to the court system … Continue reading
In many disputes over personal jurisdiction, the issue of proper service is raised by a defendant. Here is an excerpt from my brief dealing with such a defense:
I just dealt with these defenses in a recent case: accord and release and waiver. Here are the legal standards:
So you have a case to file but the question is, where and in what court do I file? In New York State, there is a Supreme Court in each of the counties. Each one is a court of general jurisdiction.
While many business litigation cases commonly include a breach of contract claim, what does it actually entail? Here is a quick excerpt from one of my briefs explaining what a breach actually is: