The LI Law Podcast
Ep 61: Paul L. Scrom, Esq. speaks about labor and employment laws with which employers need to comply.

Ep 61: Paul L. Scrom, Esq. speaks about labor and employment laws with which employers need to comply.

March 24, 2022

Welcome to the LI Law Podcast.  We feature legal issues and developments which affect Long Island residents and business owners.  I am your host, Zehava Schechter.

Our guest on this 61st episode is Paul L. Scrom, Esq., Partner at Halpern & Scrom Law PLLC in Garden City, New York. Paul is a labor and employment attorney who represents organizations in all employment law matters. Paul regularly advises Human Resources executives, in-house counsel, management and business owners on compliance and preventative measures in order to avoid expensive litigation and costly government penalties. His counsel includes issues of employee discipline, terminations, discrimination/harassment, wages and hours, independent contractor classifications, restrictive covenants and social media. Paul also prepares employee handbooks, employment agreements, separation agreements and other HR documents.

Contact Information:

Paul L. Scrom, Esq., Partner

Halpern & Scrom Law PLLC

1225 Franklin Avenue, Suite 325

Garden City, New York 11530

Direct Telephone: 516.738.4052

Office Telephone: 516.466.3200 

pscrom@hslawadvisors.com  

www.hslawadvisors.com

Paul, welcome to the podcast!

Please contact us with your general questions or comments at LILawPodcast@gmail.com

Zehava Schechter, Esq. concentrates her practice in estate planning, administration and litigation; real estate law; and contracts and business law. Her law practice is located on Long Island and covers New York City and Westchester County.

No podcast is a substitute for competent legal advice.  Please consult with the attorney of your choice concerning specific legal questions you may have.

Ep 60: Abraham Kleinman, Esq. speaks about consumer protection steps you can take right now.

Ep 60: Abraham Kleinman, Esq. speaks about consumer protection steps you can take right now.

March 18, 2022

Welcome to the LI Law Podcast.  We feature legal issues and developments which affect Long Island residents and business owners.  I am your host, Zehava Schechter.

Our guest on this 60th episode is Abraham Kleinman, Esq., whose office is in Uniondale, New York. Abraham’s practice is concentrated in developing appropriate strategies for consumers who are overwhelmed by debt and are either being contacted by debt collection agencies or debt collection attorneys OR face negative and derogatory entries on their consumer credit reports and/or medical credit reports (MIB).  His practice also helps consumers who have claims pursuant to the Truth in Lending Act, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, The Fair Credit Reporting Act, The Fair Credit Billing Act, the Consumer Leasing Act and the New York State General Business Law §349 and §350 concerning Unfair Practices and Advertising.

Our topics of discussion:

  • How a consumer should respond to a creditor’s demand letter or telephone call;
  • What a consumer can do if harassed by a creditor;
  • NYS and federal laws providing protection to consumers…and Much More…

Abraham Kleinman’s Contact Information:

626 RXR Plaza
Uniondale, NY 11556-0626

Telephone:

(877) 522-2621

(516) 522-2621

Website: https://www.kleinmanllc.com/

Abraham, welcome to the podcast!

Please contact us with your general questions or comments at LILawPodcast@gmail.com

Zehava Schechter, Esq. concentrates her practice in estate planning, administration and litigation; real estate law; and contracts and business law. Her law practice is located on Long Island and covers New York City and Westchester County.

No podcast is a substitute for competent legal advice.  Please consult with the attorney of your choice concerning specific legal questions you may have.

Ep 59: Carl Gerrato speaks about new developments in Nassau County, the LIRR, and More!

Ep 59: Carl Gerrato speaks about new developments in Nassau County, the LIRR, and More!

February 21, 2022

Welcome to the LI Law Podcast.  We feature legal issues and developments which affect Long Island residents and business owners.  

Our guest on this 59th episode is Carl Gerrato, Community Activist, Nassau County Corrections Officer, Ex-Captain in the Volunteer Fire service, and a 9/11 hero. He is presently a Trustee of the Franklin Square Public Library, and holds or has held numerous positions in most of his community’s groups.

Our topics of discussion:

  • The new Republican leadership in Nassau County, led by County Executive Bruce Blakeman
  • Town appointees and ethical considerations
  • Changes in local demographics and voter apathy
  • Nassau County, towns, and cities opting out of legal sales of Cannabis
  • LIRR issues: Philip Eng’s retirement and New President, Catherine Rinaldi; Employee Ethical Missteps
  • And Much More!

Carl’s Contact Information:

Carl Gerrato 

516-805-1126

Thank you, Carl, and welcome to the podcast!

Please contact us with your general questions or comments at LILawPodcast@gmail.com

Zehava Schechter, Esq. concentrates her practice in estate planning, administration and litigation; real estate law; and contracts and business law. Her law practice is located on Long Island and covers New York City and Westchester County.

No podcast is a substitute for competent legal advice.  Please consult with the attorney of your choice concerning specific legal questions you may have.

 

Ep 58: Daniel A. Johnston, Esq. speaks about the NYS Cannabis Law.

Ep 58: Daniel A. Johnston, Esq. speaks about the NYS Cannabis Law.

February 15, 2022

Welcome to the LI Law Podcast.  We feature legal issues and developments which affect Long Island residents and business owners.  I am your host, Zehava Schechter.

Our guest on this 58th episode is Daniel A. Johnston, Esq., principal attorney of Johnston Law LLC, a firm on Long Island focused on commercial litigation, complex criminal defense, and the cannabis industry. Dan also serves as General Counsel for Gotham Growth Corp, a processing facility seeking licensure under the new Cannabis Law.

Dan has advised start-ups in the cannabis space and has assisted mature legal cannabis operations in other states with their litigation needs in New York.  He has been a featured speaker on the state of New York cannabis law in both live events and various other media. Dan has been ranked in various publications and industry websites as one of the top legal practitioners in the New York cannabis industry.

Our topics for discussion:

1) Where are we now in terms of licensing for cannabis?

2) What are the unique aspects to New York's license structure?

3) What about the gray/black market?  How are businesses using the "gifting provision" and other supposed loopholes?

4) What are the social equity aspects of the cannabis law? How do they compare with Connecticut and New Jersey?

5) What are the differing Long Island local jurisdictions’ views toward the sale and possession of cannabis?

6) Does the cannabis law affect - Tax revenues? Crime rate? Car accidents?

7) What is the status of NYS penal code provisions concerning cannabis sale and possession? How does this manifest in Criminal and Supreme Court proceedings?

Here is Dan Johnston’s contact information:

Daniel A. Johnston, Esq.

Principal Attorney

Johnston Law LLC

1103 Stewart Avenue

Suite 200

Garden City, NY 11530

Tel: (516) 388-7611

Fax: (516) 706-3836

JohnstonLawNY.com

Dan@JohnstonLawNY.com 

Thank you, Dan, and welcome to the podcast!

 

Please contact us with your general questions or comments at LILawPodcast@gmail.com

Zehava Schechter, Esq. specializes in estate planning, administration and litigation; real estate law; and contracts and business law. Her law practice is located on Long Island and New York City.

No podcast is a substitute for competent legal advice.  Please consult with the attorney of your choice concerning specific legal questions you may have.

Ep 57: Long Island Memorabilia and Collectibles with Les Wolff

Ep 57: Long Island Memorabilia and Collectibles with Les Wolff

December 25, 2020

Welcome to the LI Law Podcast.  We feature legal issues and developments which affect Long Island residents and business owners. 

We hope everyone out there is feeling well and staying safe.

Our guest on this 57th episode is Les Wolff, owner of Les Wolff Sports LLC.  Les will speak with us on Long Island collectibles, appraisals, and preservation of memorabilia.

Les Wolff Sports is a name that's been synonymous with autographs and sports memorabilia for more than five decades.

“More than a business, it's been a labor of love for us going back to the days when sports memorabilia was just a conversation piece. Now that the hobby as morphed into something much more, we are pleased to be a steady, reliable source for authentic autographs and quality items you'll be glad to add to your collection.

Les Wolff is a trusted name in the hobby, having established relationships with many of greatest names in sports over the years like Mickey Mantle and Muhammad Ali. A hobby pioneer, Les was the first to conduct a sports auction via the phone and fax (before the internet became widely available). That was in the late 1980s and unlike many other dealers who've come and gone since, he's still around, providing exceptional service. Every autograph Les sells is guaranteed for life.

“In 2005, Les traveled the country as the lead appraiser and authenticator for ESPN/Cox Communications' "Memorabilia Road Tour," examining thousands of items brought to him. He's a regular on the circuit of major shows and is almost always set up at the National Sports Collectors Convention. His weekly ads in Sports Collectors Digest are full of more of the same items you'll see here and he's a customer service award winner.

“Whether you're looking to buy that special piece or have something to sell, we look forward to hearing from you. Sports memorabilia is our full-time job. And we love it as much now as we did way back when. Enjoy the site and please contact us if you have any questions. Web site www.leswolffsportsllc.com.

“If you would like a past or present athlete in any sport for any type of appearance at your business, wedding, Bar Mitzvah, or special birthday to sign autographs or do a endorsement deal.  Please call me and I can make your dreams come true.”

 

Contact information for Les Wolff:

Les Wolff Sports LLC

516-933-7787

lwolff1823@aol.com

www.leswolffsportsllc.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-KIsQNHdR0

 

Welcome to the podcast, Les!

 

Be well and stay safe!

 

Please contact us with your general questions or comments at LILawPodcast@gmail.com

Zehava Schechter, Esq. concentrates her practice in estate planning, administration and litigation; real estate law; and contracts and business law. Her law practice covers Long Island, New York City, and Westchester County.

No podcast is a substitute for competent legal advice.  Please consult with the attorney of your choice concerning specific legal questions you may have.

 

 

Ep 56: The 2020 Nassau County Election Round-Up with Carl Gerrato

Ep 56: The 2020 Nassau County Election Round-Up with Carl Gerrato

December 24, 2020

Welcome to the LI Law Podcast.  We feature legal issues and developments which affect Long Island residents and business owners. 

We hope everyone out there is feeling well and staying safe.

As they say, all politics are local.  So, today we will focus on the results of the 2020 election here on Long Island and specifically in Nassau County.   What did we learn from the election?  How did Long Island voters vote and for whom did they vote and why?  Did Covid-19 affect the election? And, whom did we choose to represent us for the next 2 years?

Our guest on this 56th episode is Carl Gerrato, Community Activist for Nassau County Legislative District 8, Trustee of the Franklin Square Public Library, Board Member of the Central Nassau Rotary Club, a Nassau County Corrections Officer and former Volunteer Firefighter, and a 9/11 hero!  Carl was a guest on our show for the 19th, 20th, 24th, and 53rd episodes. 

Contact information for Carl Gerrato:

Telephone: (516) 805-1126 
E-mail: CarlGerrato@gmail.com

Thank you, Carl, and welcome to the podcast!

Be well and stay safe!

 

Please contact us with your general questions or comments at LILawPodcast@gmail.com

Zehava Schechter, Esq. concentrates her practice in estate planning, administration and litigation; real estate law; and contracts and business law. Her law practice is located on Long Island and covers New York City and Westchester County.

No podcast is a substitute for competent legal advice.  Please consult with the attorney of your choice concerning specific legal questions you may have.

Ep 55: Dan Johnston, Esq. updates us on legislation legalizing recreational marijuana and gives us tips on what to do in the case of a car accident.

Ep 55: Dan Johnston, Esq. updates us on legislation legalizing recreational marijuana and gives us tips on what to do in the case of a car accident.

October 21, 2020

Welcome to the LI Law Podcast.  We feature legal issues and developments which affect Long Island residents and business owners.  I am your host, Zehava Schechter.

First, I hope everyone out there is feeling well and staying safe. There is an uptick of Coronavirus positive cases so please be careful out there.

There are many issues affecting us on Long Island and the nation and world as a whole: the health pandemic, racial disparity, climate change, upcoming election.  The list goes on.  To that end, we want to be a part of the solution, not the problem. As they say, all politics are local.  So, today we will focus on issues facing the criminal justice system in New York State and specifically on Long Island.  Our discussion today concerns:

  • The likelihood of the recreational marijuana bill passing in 2021.
  • The state of bail reform -  Is it working?
  • Crime statistics on LI - why are LI politicians talking about a NYC crime uptick when it is not happening here - or is it?
  • The state of discovery rules - are ADA's complying?

Our guest on this 55th episode is Daniel A. Johnston, Esq., an attorney specializing in Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, and Business and Consumer Litigation. Dan’s motto is “Call me when you’re arrested, injured, or ripped off.”  Dan was a guest on our show for the 4th, 14th, 28th, 42nd, 43rd, and 47th episodes and we are glad to have him back.

Dan is a former prosecutor in the Nassau County District Attorney’s office who has also handled civil litigation defense matters in large NYC firms.  Dan’s practice focuses on helping individuals and small businesses when it matters most (mostly criminal defense and plaintiff's side civil litigation).

Here is Dan Johnston’s contact information:

Daniel A. Johnston, Esq.

Principal Attorney

Johnston Law LLC

332 Willis Avenue

Mineola, NY 11501

Tel: (516) 388-7611

Fax: (516) 706-3836

JohnstonLawNY.com

dan@johnstonlawny.com

Thank you, Dan, and welcome to the podcast!

Go Vote on November 3, 2020!

www.LIVoters.com

https://voteearlynassau.com/

Please contact us with your general questions or comments at LILawPodcast@gmail.com

Zehava Schechter, Esq. specializes in estate planning, administration and litigation; real estate law; and contracts and business law. Her law practice is located on Long Island and New York City.

No podcast is a substitute for competent legal advice.  Please consult with the attorney of your choice concerning specific legal questions you may have.

Be well and stay safe!

Ep 53: How Will LI Vote?

Ep 53: How Will LI Vote?

October 13, 2020

Welcome to the LI Law Podcast.  We feature legal issues and developments which affect Long Island residents and business owners. 

First, we hope everyone out there is feeling well and staying safe. We have been on hiatus on and off for the past few months.

There are many issues affecting us on Long Island and the nation and world as a whole: the health pandemic, racial disparity, climate change, upcoming election.  The list goes on.  To that end, we want to be a part of the solution, not the problem. As they say, all politics are local.  So, today we will focus on the candidates for election here on Long Island and specifically in Nassau County.    

Our guest on this special 53rd episode is Carl Gerrato, Community Activist for Nassau County Legislative District 8, Trustee of the Franklin Square Public Library, Board Member of the Central Nassau Rotary Club, a Nassau County Corrections Officer and former Volunteer Firefighter, and a 9/11 hero!  Carl was a guest on our show for the 19th, 20th, and 24th episodes.

Carl and Zehava discuss the upcoming election to be held on November 3, 2020.  How will Long Island vote?

Go Vote!

www.LIVoters.com

https://voteearlynassau.com/

 

Contact information for Carl Gerrato:

Telephone: (516) 805-1126 
E-mail: CarlGerrato@gmail.com

Thank you, Carl, and welcome to the podcast!

Be well and stay safe!

Please contact us with your general questions or comments at LILawPodcast@gmail.com

Zehava Schechter, Esq. concentrates her practice in estate planning, administration and litigation; real estate law; and contracts and business law. Her law practice is located on Long Island and covers New York City and Westchester County.

No podcast is a substitute for competent legal advice.  Please consult with the attorney of your choice concerning specific legal questions you may have.

Ep 52: La Toya Caton discusses remote learning, education, and Covid-19.

Ep 52: La Toya Caton discusses remote learning, education, and Covid-19.

June 16, 2020

Welcome to the LI Law Podcast. 

The premise of this podcast is to feature issues, developments, and topics affecting the law and how it relates to the 8 million of us who live or work on Long Island, New York, which includes Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, and Kings Counties. 

During the Covid-19 health crisis, episodes will be published as soon as they are recorded to keep listeners updated on the most up-to-date legal developments on Long Island. 

Our guest on this 52nd episode is La Toya Caton, who tutors children and young adults in grades K-12 and beyond.  La Toya runs after-school and summer programs and also assists high school students with their college applications. 

Growing up, La Toya did not think she would become a teacher. After graduating from college, she began working at a consulting firm on Wall Street. While working there, she started volunteering at an after school program and enjoyed teaching and working with children.  This led to her registering for education courses and graduating with a Masters in Elementary Education with Gifted Extension. La Toya is certified as a NYS teacher and licensed to teach all academic subjects to students in grades 1-6 and math to students in grades  7-12.

La Toya taught in an NYC public school for three years and became tenured. During that time, she saw many students with lagging skills which prevented them from understanding material presented. She then decided to create an after school program dedicated to helping students reach their academic potential and has done that ever since.

LaToya Caton’s contact information is:

Life Skills LoL
205-07 Hillside Avenue, Suite 11
Hollis, NY 11423
(516) 672-7344
lcaton@lifeskillslol.com

Thank you, La Toya, and welcome to the podcast!

Please contact us with your general questions or comments at LILawPodcast@gmail.com

Zehava Schechter, Esq. concentrates her practice in estate planning, administration and litigation; real estate law; and contracts and business law. Her law practice is located on Long Island and New York City.

No podcast is a substitute for competent legal advice.  Please consult with the attorney of your choice concerning specific legal questions you may have.

Be well and stay safe!

Ep 51: Yael Lazar, Esq. explains why estate planning for everyone, including parents of young children, is essential.

Ep 51: Yael Lazar, Esq. explains why estate planning for everyone, including parents of young children, is essential.

June 10, 2020

 

Welcome to the LI Law Podcast. 

The premise of this podcast is to feature issues, developments, and topics affecting the law and how it relates to the 8 million of us who live or work on Long Island, New York, which includes Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, and Kings Counties. 

During the Covid-19 health crisis, episodes will be published as soon as they are recorded to keep listeners updated on the most up-to-date legal developments on Long Island. 

Our guest on this 51st episode is Yael N. Lazar, Esq.  Yael’s law practice in Locust Valley, New York is concentrated in estate planning and tax law practice with an emphasis on protecting families today while securing their unpredictable future.   Her legal expertise includes the preservation of wealth and values-based planning with unique Kids Protection Plans®.  Yael advises all types of families: traditional, divorced, blended, alternative, or single with children.

Yael Lazar graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 1995 and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ira J. Raab in the 1st District Court of Nassau County.  She worked briefly for the Law Offices of Martin H. Scher before starting her own matrimonial and family law practice, which included not only divorce, custody and child support cases, but also estate planning and real estate closings. After finding that many of her clients were left with tax issues following their divorces, Yael formed IRSAngel, a separate department of her firm, which handles all aspects of tax resolution work, including tax preparation.

Yael is recognized as a specialist in the IRS Problem-Solving Niche and won Long Island Press’s Best of Long Island in 2012. In addition to becoming a US Tax Agent, she has participated in and completed live seminars and trainings across the United States to gain specialized knowledge about the most up-to-date and effective solutions for dealing with IRS and other tax problems.  In addition to helping taxpayers end their frustration and fear created by communications with the IRS, she is the author of the book, Help for Your IRS Problem and co-author of the best-selling book Protect and Defend: Proven Strategies from America’s Leading Attorneys to Help You Protect and Defend Your Business, Family and Wealth.  Yael has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX on Meet The Experts hosted by Nick Nanton.  She has also been a frequent guest on the WNYH radio show Give Yourself Credit as well as the local TV show The Hot Seat

Listeners who contact Yael today via telephone at 516-683-1313 or by email at info@estateplanningangel.com will receive a free Family Wealth Planning Session and a link to a free e-book which provides a quick, fun, and friendly, and essential guide to legal planning for busy parents.

Yael N. Lazar, Esq.’s contact information is:

Telephone: (516) 683-1313

E-mail: yaellazaresq@gmail.com

Website: www.estateplanningangel.com

Welcome to the podcast, Yael.

Please contact us with your general questions or comments at LILawPodcast@gmail.com

Zehava Schechter, Esq. specializes in estate planning, administration and litigation; real estate law; and contracts and business law. Her law practice is located on Long Island and New York City.

No podcast is a substitute for competent legal advice.  Please consult with the attorney of your choice concerning specific legal questions you may have.

Be well and stay safe!

 

 

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