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Restraining Orders 101

At Ross Pitcoff Law, we have been receiving a few questions in regards to restraining orders. A restraining order is a court order intended to protect you from further harm from someone who has hurt you. It works to keep the abuser away from you, stop harassing you, or keep the abuser from the scene of the violence, which may include your home, workplace, or apartment. It is good to know that this is a civil order, and it does not give the abuser a criminal record. To learn more or to speak with a lawyer at Ross Pitcoff Law today, call...

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Dispute Resolution Clauses

Dispute resolution clauses are standard elements of commercial contracts. They come in many varieties such as: Arbitration and Jurisdiction. Arbitration clauses enable contracting parties to refer certain disputes to arbitration in the event of a dispute, avoiding the potentially higher cost of litigation and paving the way for effective enforcement under the statute and the New York Convention. Then we have Jurisdiction clauses, also called the choice of court clauses and various other names. They provide that litigation either must or may be heard in a particular court in the event of a dispute. To learn more about Dispute Resolution Clauses, feel free...

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Contract Terms Analysis

Whether your contract is written, oral or perhaps both, knowing which contract terms to argue over enables you to apply more pressure. If you are claiming that your standard contract terms apply, for example, and can show that the opposing side agreed to them before the contract was made, you will be in a much better position. To speak more about contracts and their terms, email: ross@rosspitcofflaw.com or call our office at: (646) 386-0990 to set up a consultation. ...

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The Usage of Equity Issuance

The underlying technology behind Cryptocurrency is Blockchain, by which many users or "nodes" all hold a complete record of all transactions that have ever occurred on the platform. Because the full ledger of historic transactions exist across all computers on the Blockchain, it is very difficult to forge fraudulent transactions; every user has access to a complete, verified record and could see any discrepancies that arise from foul play. This is referred to as a "distributed ledger". For more information or to speak with an attorney today, email: ross@rosspitcofflaw.com or call: (646) 386-0990. ...

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Drafting a Contact

One of the most important parts of drafting a contract is ensuring the language is clear and unambiguous. Be sure to avoid flowery words and legal jargon. A contract should be clearly understood be someone who is not a lawyer. You want to think like a lawyer, but not write like one. Be careful in how you use conjunctions such as: "and, or, or but" -- Modifiers like to use the terms: "knowingly" and "actively", which can quickly change the meaning of an agreement which tends to be unclear to all parties. For more information or to speak with an attorney today,...

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The Usage of Equity Issuance

Equity is used as capital for a company, which could be to purchase assets and fund operations. Stockholder equity has two main sources: The first is from the money initially invested in a company and additional investments made later. In the public markets, the first time a company issues shares on the primary market, the equity is used to either start operations, or in the case of an established company for growth capital. The funds from the issuance of equity could also be used to pay off debt or acquire another company. For more information or to speak with an attorney about...

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What Separates Us From The Masses

There are so many different types of litigation firms out there, and each does offer different specialties. We specifically work with business owners who are really hands-on those CEOs or those shareholders who are in the business every day and we help them and assist them with disputes with other shareholders, other partners, or third parties. So contractual issues, issues related to fraud. Issues related to potentially fiduciary bridging obligations. And also we work with different companies in different capacities to bring shareholder derivative suits. What I think separates us is really two things from our competitors. Number one is communication. We...

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How Ross Pitcoff Law Does Business

There's this one kind of overarching issue that a lot of people ask about lawyers and law firms. And that is, well, you know, are you guys completely cold and callous? Do you just calculate facts and apply them to statutes or common law elements? Some lawyers may do that, but not ours. The most important issue is the pinpoints of the client. So I usually will get a fact pattern from a prospective clients. And what I like to do is is I, listen, I listen and I listen and I try and really pull out. What's bothering that individual the...

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Ross Pitcoff Law: A Commercial Litigation Boutique in New York

Ross Pitcoff Law is a commercial litigation boutique that represents business owners in disputes with shareholders, partners and third-party vendors or contractors, etc. We handle all types of commercial matters relating from breach of contract issues to fraudulent inducement issues, to shareholder derivative suits, and we are especially focused on very complex types of litigations rather than most other smaller firms would show. We also have general council services where we get companies set up properly. So that way, if there's ever an audit and investigation, or if they're looking to acquire or be sold, they're in a position where contractually...

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