Resources

As a courtesy, Szendel PLLC provides this directory of links to various Internet resources, which contain a wealth of essential information on issues that concern our clients. You may bookmark this page by clicking here.

Business Law Resources

Litigation Resources

Bankruptcy Resources

 

Business Law Resources

The New York State Department of State Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code
http://www.dos.state.ny.us/corps/index.html
Provides helpful information including forms, instructions and answers to frequently asked questions concerning forming a corporation, LLC or other type of business entity in New York, UCC filings and registration of trademarks or service marks with the State.

The State of New Jersey
http://www.state.nj.us/njbusiness/
Provides helpful information for those considering starting a business in New Jersey including links to informative pamphlets on considerations for doing business in New Jersey, checklist for starting a business, comprehensive information on business taxation in New Jersey, information on obtaining required permits and licenses and resources for small business assistance.

The Internal Revenue Service
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/index.html
Provides answers to commonly asked questions for small businesses relating to starting a business, selecting an appropriate business structure, operating a business and a variety of federal tax-related issues here:

The New York State Tax Guide For New Businesses
http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/publications/multi/pub20.pdf
Provides a comprehensive outline of issues to consider when starting a business in New York, including a list of helpful forms and contact information.

New York State Online Permit Assistance and Licensing
http://www.nys-permits.org/
Provides a helpful interactive resource for determining the permit and license requirements for doing business in New York and also includes a brochure on starting a business in New York, helpful contacts and answers to frequently asked questions.

The New York City Website
http://www.nyc.gov/portal/site/nycgov/menuitem.f03e2e8e105ecbf6a62fa24601c789a0/
Provides a helpful interactive resource for entrepreneurs seeking to start a business in New York City including information on permits, licenses and regulations, taxes, financing and incentives.

The United States Small Business Administration
http://www.sba.gov/index.html
Provides a variety of resources for businesses at all stages of development including information regarding starting, growing and operating your business, financing options and contracting opportunities.

The United States Copyright Office
http://www.copyright.gov/
Provides links and information concerning the procedures and forms for registering and licensing copyrights, educational resources about copyright law and a library of factsheets, circulars and articles on a variety of copyright issues affecting numerous industries.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office
http://www.uspto.gov/
Provides information on the procedures, fees and forms for registering and protecting the intellectual property of your business, resources for clearing and monitoring trademarks and educational resources about patent and trademark law.

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Litigation Resources

New York State Courts
http://www.courts.state.ny.us/

New Jersey State Courts
http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
http://www.nysd.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
http://www.nyed.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
http://www.njd.uscourts.gov/

New York Supreme Court Records On-Line Library
http://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/iscroll/index.jsp
Provides a resource where New York State Court litigants can track their case including case filings, motions, decisions and appearances.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
http://www.eeoc.gov/
Provides information on the laws enforced by the EEOC and the rights and procedures available to employers and employees relating to claims and litigation in federal court involving employment discrimination.

New York Department of Human Rights
http://www.dhr.ny.gov/
Provides information on the laws and regulations of New York State relating to the rights of individuals who believe they have been subject to discrimination.

New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety
http://www.nj.gov/oag/dcr/index.html
Provides information on the rights of individuals under the New Jersey Law against Discrimination and the New Jersey Family Leave Act.

United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division
http://www.dol.gov/whd/flsa/index.htm
Provides information on the rights and obligations of employees and employers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) including the law pertaining to minimum wage, overtime pay, hours worked, recordkeeping and child labor.

New York State Department of Labor
http://www.labor.ny.gov/home
Provides information on the rights afforded under the New York Labor Law including employment laws, wage and hour laws and workplace safety.

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/index.html
Provides information on the rights and obligations under the New Jersey Labor laws including wage and hour compliance, workers compensation, disability and unemployment insurance.

New York City Rent Guidelines Board
http://www.housingnyc.com/
Provides valuable information and resources concerning the rights and obligations of those renting an apartment in New York City.

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Bankruptcy Resources

Personal Bankruptcy: Is it Right For You?
http://www2.nycbar.org/Publications/pdf/Individual_Bankruptcy_Pamphlet.pdf
The City Bar Justice Center provides this very helpful overview of the process of filing for bankruptcy in New York as well as the advantages and disadvantages of filing for personal bankruptcy.

U.S. Courts Bankruptcy Basics
http://www.uscourts.gov/FederalCourts/Bankruptcy/BankruptcyBasics.aspx
Provides a basic explanation of bankruptcy laws and an overview of the bankruptcy process using video tutorials and written guidelines.

American Bankruptcy Institute Consumer Bankruptcy Center
http://consumer.abi.org/consumers/faq
Provides information for consumers considering filing for bankruptcy including a checklist to help decide if bankruptcy is right for you and an outline of general bankruptcy rules and concepts.

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York
http://www.nysb.uscourts.gov/
Provides helpful resources for those considering filing for bankruptcy in Manhattan, the Bronx, Rockland and Westchester Counties including information about the court, rules, procedures and policies for filing for bankruptcy, filing fees, forms and court calendars and information on loss mitigation procedures.

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York
http://www.nyeb.uscourts.gov/
Provides resources for those considering filing for bankruptcy in Brooklyn and Long Island including information about the court, rules and guidelines, useful forms, information on procedures, checklists for Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy filings, information on credit counseling and foreclosure-related issues, and calendars for the scheduled 341 meetings of creditors.

United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey
http://www.njb.uscourts.gov/
Provides resources for those filing for bankruptcy in New Jersey including information about the court, documents and information regarding bankruptcy law basics in New Jersey, credit counseling and foreclosure-related issues.

Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/consumer.shtm
Provides helpful resources on a variety of topics affecting consumers including links to laws, publications and other information relating to credit cards, consumer loans and mortgages.

United States Bankruptcy Code and Resources as Published by Cornell University Law School
http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/Bankruptcy
Provides a helpful overview of bankruptcy, links to the various chapters of the United States Bankruptcy Code, relevant regulations and procedures and links to further resources.

United States Bankruptcy Code (Downloadable from the U.S. House of Representatives)
http://uscode.house.gov/download/title_11.shtml

Bankruptcy Rules Links from the U.S. Courts
http://www.uscourts.gov/RulesAndPolicies/FederalRulemaking/Overview/BankruptcyRules.aspx

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