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New York Bankruptcy Lawyers

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

New York has a vast number of lawyers and firms that are among the best for handling bankruptcy cases. New York bankruptcy lawyers work on behalf of their clients to help in filing for bankruptcy, or getting protection from bankruptcy. New York bankruptcy lawyers review the facts, file paperwork, attend court procedures and determine the best options available for clients with respect to the New York bankruptcy law.

A client should choose a lawyer that takes care of his case in a respectful, caring and ethical manner, and protects his legal rights, assets and personal rights. Lawyers who specialize in bankruptcy cases have experience in creditor-debtor disputes that rise up in court, federal trials and state appellate courts. A New York bankruptcy lawyer can file for bankruptcy under either Chapter 7 (straight liquidation bankruptcy) or Chapter 13 (prevent mortgage foreclosures).

Some people prefer not to file for bankruptcy because there might be too many risk factors involved for them or their family. In case of such situations, a lawyer helps clients to deal with creditors, negotiate a debt settlement and arrange refinancing. A bankruptcy lawyer should have the knowledge and legal expertise of the new bankruptcy law that went into effect on October 17, 2005 and how it will affect debtor’s rights, Chapter 7 filing and Chapter 13 filing.

One of the most prominent firms specializing in bankruptcy in New York is the Law Offices of Stephen B. Kass, PC. For more than 15 years, the Law Offices of Stephen B. Kass, P.C. has offered experienced legal counseling in the areas of Bankruptcy (Chapter 7, Chapter 13 for Consumers and Chapter 11 Reorganization filings for Businesses with high tax debt as well as Chapter 11 filings for individuals with substantial liabilities), Tax Litigation and Agreements with the Internal Revenue Service “IRS” and Debt Negotiations with Creditors. The Law Offices of Stephen B. Kass, P.C. has daily contact with IRS Special Procedures agents in Brooklyn, Asst. Attorney Generals in NYC, IRS Local counsel in NYC, NYS Counsel in NYC, Long Island and in Albany, NY. The staff practices business and consumer bankruptcy in NY.

The firm provides Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Services in NYC, Brooklyn and in Long Island, NY. The Law Offices of Stephen B. Kass, P.C. files Business Bankruptcy cases in the greater tri state area. The firm is counsel to other attorneys, CPA’s, doctors, investment bankers, engineers as well as other professionals and high net worth individuals. The Law Offices of Stephen B. Kass, P.C. is Corporate Bankruptcy Attorneys in New York.

All of the attorneys are Bankruptcy Attorneys in New York and are members of the American Bankruptcy Institute, New York District Courts and the Tax Court. The Law Offices of Stephen B. Kass, P.C. has authored articles on taxation and bankruptcy and have lectured on these subjects to other attorneys and accountants. The firm has attorneys admitted to the Supreme Court holding LLM in Taxation and also a CPA, attorneys fluent in Russian and paralegals fluent in Spanish.

As a New York City Bankruptcy law firm, with the main office in downtown Manhattan close to Bankruptcy Courts and an office in Garden City near the local courts/business district, the Law Offices of Stephen B. Kass, P.C. is able to work on complex bankruptcy litigation cases in New York, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Westchester and Bronx Counties.

The Private Investigation Business

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

During the past few years, The private investigation business not only offers interesting and exciting work opportunities but also self employment opportunities for those progressive enough to want to be their own boss.

Entry Requirements

As long as you are 18 years and over and have a clean criminal record then you qualify for a private investigation career. In the USA, most states require P.I.’s to be licensed however, it may pay to check with your state’s governing body on the requirements as far as licenses are concerned in your state.

While there are no formal education requirements for entering the private investigation business it might pay to take a course particularly if you lack any qualifications in other areas. It’s interesting to note some schools and colleges are starting to offer courses in the P.I. business as part of their curriculum.

Work Experience

For those who have experience in another occupation such as the police force, military or government security field then the transition to private investigation is almost a natural one. However, many people who have backgrounds in a diverse mix of careers such as insurance, law and finance are also making the switch.

The private investigation business offers prospects employment in a variety of fields including the business and corporate sector, family and domestic, insurance, online search and investigation and special services such as armed escorts and bodyguard. The attractiveness of this business is you can specialize in one particular area without having to be a “jack-of-all-trades.”

Job Prospects

Now is a good time to join the ranks of private investigators. Why? Simply because this profession is on a fast upward growth curve. For those seeking to be self-employed, then starting out as an employee is a sensible approach. Attempting to start in business first without the relative experience is bordering on business suicide. By gaining a year or two experience with a firm and learning the ins and outs of the business will have you better prepared to go it alone.

The Future

Industry figures put the private investigation business near the top of the industries growth tree. The internet has opened up a new portal for P.I.’s with criminal activity in the areas of identity theft and copyright infringement now rife. The world has also become a smaller place with business going global in numbers and the need for private investigators ever increasing. Add to this the old chestnuts of divorce, litigation and insurance fraud and the future looks rosy for those considering a career in “sleuthing.”

Finally, some states in the US are considering making private investigator training mandatory in fact, it’s predicted entry into the P.I. business may become a little more difficult especially if educational and experience levels are set.