Category Archives: Bart Eagle Law Blog

Can I Recover My Attorney’s Fees if I Win? Part 1

{4:00 minutes to read} When served with a lawsuit that one thinks has no merit, or when forced to start one to protect one’s rights or recover property that is due them, one of the first questions that is asked … Continue reading

Parties in Dispute: Their Wants vs. Interests and Needs

{4:15 minutes to read} In a mediation, after learning the basic facts and issues in dispute, the mediator will work to identify each party’s interests and needs; this is different than a party’s “wants.” If a party has not already … Continue reading

Is the Discharged Employee Entitled to Severance?

{4:15 minutes to read}  In my last article, we discussed termination of an employee and the implications affecting both parties—employer and employee. This article continues the employee-termination discussion in regards to severance. Employees are only entitled to severance if provided … Continue reading

It’s Over: Ending the Employer-Employee Relationship in New York State

{3:10 minutes to read} The termination of an employee oftentimes presents the same questions to an employer, when considering the termination, and to an employee, when confronted with it. These questions are both legal and practical.

Divergent Perspectives Converge in Mediation

  {3:40 minutes to read} The parties have been at it for a while, without coming to an agreement. When is the mediation “over”? In any mediation, the parties and the mediator may view the give and take differently. From the … Continue reading

Does an Agreement Have to be in Writing to be Enforceable?

{5:45 minutes to read} Must your agreement be in writing to be enforceable? The answer is: Yes. Or no. In the world we live in, we make agreements with other people, with companies, and with other businesses. Sometimes they’re formal and … Continue reading

Mediation: An Attractive Alternative in the Commercial & Non-Commercial Division

{3:50 minutes to read} In one of my previous articles from June 2015,  I described a pilot mediation program launched that month by the Commercial Division of New York County Supreme Court to supplement its existing mediation program. That pilot … Continue reading

What Should I Look for in a Mediator?

{3:45 minutes to read} When going forward in mediation, quite often the parties have the opportunity, at least in the first instance, of choosing the mediator. This raises some questions: What type of mediator are they looking for? What skills should the … Continue reading

Key Decisions to Consider Before Starting a Business

{4:40 minutes to read}  So you’ve decided to start a business. What type of business structure is best for you? You have many choices. If on your own, you can be a sole proprietor. However, you should also consider various … Continue reading

Should I Agree to Arbitration? Part 2

{5:30 minutes to read} In my previous article, I provided an overview of arbitration and what happens if one chooses to take this path. In this continuation, I discuss discovery and motion practice, arbitrator selection and the hearing, and the … Continue reading