Privacy Law Traps for U.S. Businesses

QUESTION:  We are a New York based translation services business. We receive for translation documents with personal information such as birth certificates and immigration related forms which contain detailed biographical data. We plan to transfer the documents to various translators from all over the world by means of chat applications such as Whatsapp. How do we go...

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Distinguished Contributor’s Award 2015

Congratulations Robert Popescu for receiving the Distinguished Contributor’s Award for providing legal advice on public television since 1995 for the benefit of minority communities.  The award was bestowed on October 17th by the producers of Romanian Voice Television, in Queens, New...

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Can I Sue the Mistress?

QUESTION:  I live in New Jersey.  My soon-to-be ex together with his mistress transferred a large amount of marital assets to her over several years prior to filing divorce. He is pushing me to settle. If I receive a partial credit for the “transfer/dissipation” in its “trial decision and order”, do I lose my rights to sue her (fraud)? If I take his...

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Robert Popescu’s Media Interview ProTV

Mr. Popescu was just interviewed by several media outlets in connection with the New York based US Attorney’s press release concerning the arrest of two Romanians and one Italian national in Montenegro on weapons and terrorism charges.  The indictment has just been unsealed and the defendants will be brought to trial in New York Federal Court.  A Pro TV news...

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SERVICE OF PROCESS VIA FACEBOOK

As explained in previous articles, including the one implicating alleged defamatory statements published on Facebook, technology continues to impact our legal system, with new developments springing every day.  The latest such development, of interest to New York legal practice in particular, comes in the form of a decision published on September 12, 2014 out of Richmond...

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BUSINESS QUESTION: I am trying to obtain a sizable business loan from a local bank. I am asked for a formation certificate and a standing certificate. Is it the same thing? If not, what is the difference?

ANSWER:   You reference to different documents: a “formation certificate” and a “good standing certificate” (not a “standing certificate”).     A certificate of formation is the document which proves the coming into existence of the business.  It is issued on the same day the company becomes authorized to conduct business in the...

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