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Are Schools Allowed To Search Your Child?

The Fourth Amendment’s prohibition of unreasonable search and seizures applies to searches of students in public schools.   However, private or re...
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When is A School District Liable for Physical Injury By One Student to Another?

In New York, it is well settled law that a school district is under a duty to adequately supervise the students in their charge and that it will be he...
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Model Management Agreements

Bashian & Papantoniou partner Andreas Papantoniou successfully represented and negotiated key multi-million dollar modeling contracts for a major ...
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Bashian & Papantoniou Secures Victory for New York City Building Owner by Clarifying and Creating Precedence for New York City Landlords

ATTENTION NEW YORK CITY BUILDING OWNERS AND LANDLORDS, the next time a former or current commercial tenant files a notice of pendency or lis pendens a...
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What Happens When You Are Facing a Claim for Monetary Damages?

Unfortunately, sometimes our clients are faced with tough luck situations where a business deal or loan goes bad and a creditor seeks to collect moni...
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Successfully Representing New York Entrepreneurs

Bashian & Papantoniou partner Andreas Papantoniou successfully spearheaded the sale of a regional franchise chain.  The transaction was heavily n...
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Bashian & Papantoniou Technologically Savvy and Resourceful

Bashian & Papantoniou is not your regular law firm.  Its attorneys are smart and resourceful.  For example, in the early hours of Super Storm Sa...
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Strangers to Agreement Can Invoke the Merger Clause and Parole Evidence Rule to Avoid Liability

The Appellate Division, First Department recently held that a defendant who is not a party to an agreement may rely upon the merger clause and parole ...
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Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Retaliation and Interference Claims Under FMLA

When Cathleen Graziadio temporarily left her position as a payroll clerk at the Culinary Institute on Long Island, New York to tend to her two sons wh...
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Revocation of Student’s Masters Degree Overturned At New York Graduate School

Erik Bashian, head of the Bashian & Papantoniou litigation department, successfully represented his client’s interests by proving to administrat...
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Transaction Update | Sale of Restaurant

Bashian & Papantoniou partner Andreas Papantoniou successfully represented Purchasers of a quick service restaurant.  The transaction was heavily...
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Employment Agreements – “Without Cause” Termination Rights

Employment agreements are a very common practice for employers.  Employment Agreements are beneficial for both the employer and the employee – ...
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A Few Key Items To Consider When Starting a Business With Multiple Partners

When starting a business with multiple partners, there should be some type of operating agreement or stockholders agreement in effect.  Too often o...
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My business relationship with my partner has gone bad – can my partner remove property from our office

Sometimes business relationships turn sour and the unfortunate task of winding down and dissolution of the business needs to occur.  However, genera...
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Nassau County District Attorney’s Office Bans Prosecutors From Applying For Gun Permits or Possessing a Weapon

So Long Island, New York what do you think?  Should Nassau County prosecutors be banned from applying for gun permits even if the weapon is intended ...
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What to expect when appearing at a New York deposition

Your appearance at a deposition can be an overwhelming experience.  This is especially true if you have never appeared at a deposition.  So what ...
immigration

New York State Immigration Assistance Service Enforcement Act in Effect

Recently, the New York State Immigration Assistance Service Enforcement Act went into effect by punishing those individuals or entities who are in the...
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The U.S. Supreme Court upholds religious freedom of prisoner

Staying true to our nation’s ideals of religious freedom, the United States Supreme Court, the nation’s highest legal authority unanimously held...