The Damages Requirement for a Breach of Contract Claim

You say someone breached their contract with you. Start by determining how you will measure your damages because without damage their is no breach of contract claim. Your case will be dismissed. In New York, like other jurisdictions, a Plaintiff must prove the following elements to bring a claim for Breach of Contract: (1) formationContinue reading “The Damages Requirement for a Breach of Contract Claim”

Why Can’t You Get a Divorce in New York Family Court?

It seems obvious that family court should handle all things family but in New York Courts that is not true. According to the New York Family Court Act Section 115, the Family Court has exclusive original Jurisdiction or control, over the following: child abuse and neglect proceedings child support proceedings proceedings to determine paternity andContinue reading “Why Can’t You Get a Divorce in New York Family Court?”

The Changing Attitude Towards Prenuptial Agreements

The prenuptial agreement long carried with it a connotation which was repulsive to young couples just starting out on the adventure called marriage. However, now as couples are getting married later and bring more equal assets to the marriage, they see the document as a wise move. Why might a prenuptial agreement be a wiseContinue reading “The Changing Attitude Towards Prenuptial Agreements”

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone with Laughter

I recently took a standup comedy class Manhattan Comedy School, which ran for 6 weeks. At the end of the class we had a graduation show in which I performed. Click to See my 3 minute stand up comedy bit here.  Initially I had intended to take this class to distract me from my usual. IContinue reading “Get Out of Your Comfort Zone with Laughter”

Declutter Your Life to Sharpen Your Focus and Increase Productivity

According to data presented at my last Tony Robbins Event, most people are only productive 20% of the time while Billionaires are productive 50% of the time. What keeps people from being unproductive? Are they unfocused, uncommitted or simply distracted. In order to increase the productivity in your life you must do an inventory ofContinue reading “Declutter Your Life to Sharpen Your Focus and Increase Productivity”

Pets are Like Therapists but Still Considered Property

When I hug my family dog during a visit to my family home, I feel like he understands me. Life can be ruff but a family pet can make things feel so much better. He comes over to cuddle with me on the couch and gets in my face when I’m feeling melancholy. The moreContinue reading “Pets are Like Therapists but Still Considered Property”

Improve your lifestyle to improve your business productivity

Over the last several months I have made a few small changes to my lifestyle that have resulted in dramatic improvement to my productivity. I can thank Cameron Diaz for that. The A-List Movie Star is well known for her films ‘There’s Something About Mary‘ [1998] and ‘Charlie’s Angels‘ [2000]. She recently came out withContinue reading “Improve your lifestyle to improve your business productivity”

Side Hustles – Distraction or Investment Vehicle?

If you are running a small business you have to get comfortable with the word ‘hustler.’ No, I don’t work at a white shoe firm but the important thing is that I make money. Besides practicing law I also have found it useful to generate income in other ways so that I don’t fall intoContinue reading “Side Hustles – Distraction or Investment Vehicle?”

Business Tip! Control Your State by Changing It

  In my last blog post I discussed my experience with the fire walk at Life Coach Tony Robbins’ Conference ‘Unleash the Power Within’, which was held in Newark, New Jersey last weekend. This week I realized that I needed to start developing some techniques to change my state. According to Tony, the most importantContinue reading “Business Tip! Control Your State by Changing It”

Business Success is All in Your Mind

This past weekend I attended Tony Robbin’s ‘Unleash the Power Within’ Conference. Tony Robbins is a world reknowned Motivational Speaker and Life Coach. Mr. Robbins has a created a multi-billion dollar company helping people learn how to use the power of their minds to achieve great things. He has coached some of the greatest mindsContinue reading “Business Success is All in Your Mind”