Carter Ledyard Client Prevails in New York State Supreme Court
Carter Ledyard client the Lanza Family Foundation prevailed in New York State Supreme Court, Westchester County, on its motion to dismiss a claim that the Foundation was responsible for fulfilling a charitable gift agreement that the late founder of the Foundation entered into in her individual capacity prior to her death. The Foundation also defeated the plaintiff’s attempts to stay the motion to dismiss so it could depose a former Foundation executive on the theory that the gift agreement was ambiguous and that the plaintiff therefore should be allowed to present evidence about the parties’ intent when they entered into the agreement. The Court agreed with the Foundation’s position that the agreement was unambiguous and did not bind the Foundation, and it dismissed the action entirely without allowing the plaintiff to conduct discovery. The Foundation was represented by Litigation Partner Jeffrey Boxer, Trusts and Estates Partner Karen Schiele, and Litigation Counsel Karen Meara.
Known as the “Tombs Angel,” Ms. Foster was a volunteer in the court’s criminal justice system who devoted much of her adult life to serving imprisoned New Yorkers.
The conference highlighted the bridges of progress and prosperity being built between the New York and Belfast business communities.
Despite legalization in numerous states, the use of marijuana for any purpose remains barred by federal law, and the ban still has considerable power to damage businesses with activities that are otherwise legal.
Our 2018 Year in Review highlights the cutting-edge work of our clients and the ways we helped them succeed.
Matt Dunn, Ted McDonough and Steve Glusband outline the basic principles of individual liability under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), specifically as it relates to directors and officers.
The NY Supreme Court dismissed all claims against Carter Ledyard clients Fox Capital Group Inc., and Commonwealth Merchant Advance Inc.
The women lawyers of Carter Ledyard hosted a lively evening at the Center for Book Arts featuring filmmaker and visual artist Zeva Oelbaum and author, photographer, and collector Dr. Alice Kandell.
As the the cannabis industry continues to grow, investment interest is unmistakable. Alex Malyshev identifies precautionary signs that may help investors' awareness of Risk Factors in various disclosure documents.
Karen's article identifies portability as a useful estate planning tool, but suggests it is no substitute for thoughtful estate planning.
The firm is a proud partner of the Food Bank for New York City’s 2019 Justice Served Campaign.
PCG closed a multi-million dollar capital investment in Independent Financial Partners (IFP), facilitating IFP’s launch of a new online platform.
Carter Ledyard assisted Mr. Yongquan Bi, a client, change the control of NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) by reconstructing the composition of its Board of Directors.
Client Advisory: Jeff Boxer and Alex Malyshev discuss the Supreme Court's recent unanimous decision in Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer & White Sales, Inc., and what it means for arbitration.
Alison Powers Herman was promoted from Counsel to Partner, and Mary Winchurch Brown from Associate to Counsel.
Judge Alison J. Nathan adopted a report that determined that the iconic artwork, "The Mechanism of Meaning" by Shusaku Arakawa, and associated intellectual property rights, must be litigated in the New York Surrogate’s…