Can a Non-Compete Affect My Ability to Start a Business?

Starting a new job is a really exciting time, and often my clients will sign all sorts of standard paperwork. Often, companies will ask employees to sign a non-compete. This agreement limits the employee’s ability to work or to engage in certain activities after the term of employment has ended. I think it’s very important…

New York State Liquor Authority Announces Self-Certification Program

As many restaurateurs and bar owners know from painful experience, over the past year it has taken 6 to 8 months, sometimes even longer for the New York State Liquor Authority to issue liquor licenses.  Finally, the Liquor Authority has developed a solution to the problem. On September 11, 2009 the Liquor Authority started a new Self Certification Program. …