Special Reports

Trusts & Estates

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by The New York Community Trust: "New York's Legislative Activity: What Passed, What Didn't, What's Next," "When Lawyers Play Doctor: Documents Governing End of Life Care," "Snowbirds Beware: The Ins and Outs of Nonresident Income and Estate Tax," "When Moving From New York to Florida, Consider Estate Planning Differences" and "Birth After Death."

Court of Appeals and Appellate Practice

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by Counsel Press: "Decisions Address Separate Entity Rule and Time Limitation Issues," "Breaking New Ground on Miranda Preambles and Witness Intimidation," "Dissenting Opinions Highlight Split Among Exiting Judges," "Three Malpractice Cases Create Clearer Interpretations of Laws," "How to Write and File an Effective Amicus Brief," "Appellate Courts Find Non-Appealing Parties to Be Unappealing" and "International Bankruptcy: Do Principles of Comity Exist in Parallel to Chapter 15?"

Law Schools

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Educating 'Tomorrow's Lawyer' for Digital Success," "Harness the Experience of Attorneys Returning to the Legal Profession," "Rebalancing the Curriculum to Give Students a Competitive Advantage," "New York City Law Schools Give Students an Edge While Serving Many Needs" and "From Apprenticeship to Practical Training, Hands-on Work Has Always Been Vital."

Commercial Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Who Is a Discharger Under the New York Oil Spill Law?," "Dental Service Organizations Face Unintended Consequences," "New York Courts: A Continued Tradition of Important Commercial Decisions" and Limiting the 'Effects' Test for Personal Jurisdiction: 'Walden'."

Intellectual Property

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Protecting the Brick: LEGO's Global IP Enforcement Efforts," "'New Portraits' Dispute Implicates Social Media Ownership and Fair Use Issues," "What's in a Label? Proving Induced Infringement for 'Off-Label' Use" and "'Lexmark' Court to Address International Patent Exhaustion and Unauthorized Imports'."

Matrimonial Law

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by Supportpay: "Exploring the Impact of Domestic Violence on Domestic Relations," "Litigation Funding: Moving Toward Social and Ethical Responsibility," "N.Y.'s Proposed Maintenance Guidelines" and "For Pre- and Post-Divorce Estate Planning, Preparation Is Key."

Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Second Circuit Holds 'Product Hopping' May Violate Antitrust Laws," "LLC Dissolution: A More Demanding Process," "New Commercial Division Rules Reflect Court's Efficiency Goals" and "Scope of Section 220 Discovery After 'Wal-Mart'."

Tax Law

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "New York's Unitary Combined Reporting Rules: Guidance Is Needed," "Leveling the Playing Field for Community Developers," "FATCA in a Nutshell for Foreign Trusts, Trustees and Beneficiaries" and "Obtaining a Higher Tax Basis: Acquisition Strategy or Trap?"

Real Estate Law & Practice

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Health Care Regulatory Compliance for Landlords, Tenants," "Shifts in the Retail Industry Have Changed Commercial Property Needs," "The EB-5 Program and Tax Credits: An Alternative for Development" and "Understanding Artists' Rights in Contracts for Building Art."

Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by The Arthur B. Levine Company: "Protecting Consignors' Interests and Rights to Recover Property," "Considerations When Lending to a Not-for-Profit Entity," "Mandatory Subordination of Claims Arising from the Purchase or Sale of Securities" and "International Bankruptcy: Do Principles of Comity Exist in Parallel to Chapter 15?"

Rising Stars 2015

This issue of the New York Law Journal's Rising Stars features 50 outstanding attorneys who have made an impression on their colleagues, their clients and the larger legal community.

NYLJ 100

The New York Law Journal once again presents firms' average number of full-time equivalent attorneys in New York state for the preceding calendar year.

Complex Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by The TASA Group: "The Application of Foreign Law When Litigating a Forum Selection Clause," "Litigation Funding: Moving Toward Social and Ethical Responsibility," "Courts Divide on Use of Prior Unadjudicated Complaints" and "The Rules of the Game Have Changed in Patent Litigation."

Asset Valuation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by WithumSmith+Brown, PC: "Capturing Value in the Solar Industry," "Uncover Hidden Attributes in Financial Records," "Economic Benefits of IP Licenses Increasingly Impact Value," "Treatment of Deal-Related 'Synergy' Takes Center Stage" and "Analyzing Business Appraisal Discounts Applied to a Real Estate Entity."

Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Ambiguous Holding Leaves Common Interest Privilege Law Unstable," "Trends, Developments in DOJ Investigation of Foreign Banks," "Preparing Witnesses for Cross-Examination at Trial" and "Arbitration Offers a Superior Alternative to Juries."

Law Firm Management

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Firm Leaders Expect Corporate Work to Drive Revenue," "Mandatory Pro Bono: Get Ahead by Giving Back," "Blending Attorney Values With Client Demands," "Non-Insurance Clients Reap Benefits From Insurance Defense Model" and Demographic Realities" and "Build a Stronger Firm Through Risk Management."

One of four surviving copies of the 1215 version of the Magna Carta at an exhibit at Fraunces Tavern Museum in lower Manhattan in 2009.

Law Day

In this free Special Report from the New York Law Journal, New York judges and bar leaders address this year's theme, Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law.

Top New York Verdicts of 2014

Top Verdicts New York 2014 represents the passion, determination and skillful expertise of lawyers and law firms who won the top 25 verdicts reported to Verdict Search last year.

Law Schools

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by University of Houston,: "Changing the 'How' But Not the 'Why'," "J.D. Advantage Versus J.D. Required: The Old Rules No Longer Apply," "The Writing You'll Do, and the Writing They'll Read," "Think Outside the Box to Showcase Skills Firms Really Seek" and "Networking Your Way to a Great Legal Career."

Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by The TASA Group: "Does Use of Self-Destructing Messages Raise Spoliation Concerns?," "Nature-Based Claims and the Patent-Eligibility Landscape," "Proper Litigation Budgeting Delivers True Value to Clients" and "Handling Foreign Plaintiffs' Requests for Access to U.S. Discovery."

White-Collar Crime

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by WithumSmith+Brown, PC: "A New Focus On Victims' Rights in FCPA Restitution Cases," "Trade Secret Theft and the Rise of the Private Right of Action," "The Evolving Use of SEC Waivers to Extract Settlement Conditions'" and "Silver and Menendez: How Strong Are the Government's Cases?"

Diversity Initiative Honorees 2015

In this Special Report, the New York Law Journal recognizes the tenacity and creativity of professionals working daily to create a diverse legal community, and to share ideas that worked.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Evaluating the Advantages and Drawbacks of Emergency Arbitrators," "Take a Realistic Approach to Settlement Strategy and Mediation'," "'Second Circuit Makes It Easier to Avoid FINRA Arbitration" and "Arbitrator Challenges: Balancing Flexibility, Confidentiality and Efficiency."

Commercial Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Ride-Sharing Companies Face Novel Liability Questions," "Avoiding Contract Disputes That Arise in Disaster Aftermath," "Commercial Arbitration: Expeditious Resolution, Or Wormhole of Unpredictability?" and "Advancement of Fees Is Alive and Well in the Commercial Division."

E-Discovery

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by RVM Inc.: "How Do You Handle 500 Truckloads of Emails?," "Stay Clear of Form Preservation Letters," "Protective Orders in the Age of Hacking," "Move Your Discovery Onto a Smarter Path" and "When Considering TAR, It's Never Too Late."

Labor & Employment

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "What Employees Don't Know Hurts Everyone," "Restrictive Covenants and 'Contacts': Whose Client List Is It?," "Asserting the Takings Clause Against the NLRB: 'Purple Communications'" and "The EEOC Hears Concerns About Social Media and Hiring."