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Becoming Proactive about Law Firm Cyber Security By David Menken

"During the early morning hours of June 27, 2014 a hard drive containing backup files for one of the firm's servers was stolen from the locked trunk of an employee's vehicle.... We have confirmed that the hard drive may have contained your name, birthday, Social Security number, driver's license and contact information, such as your [...]

February 13th, 2015|News|

Tarrytown Doubletree workers claim wage abuse

Smith, Buss & Jacobs partner Jack Malley commences $2 million lawsuit against Doubletree Hotel for failure to pay banquet waiters minimum wage, overtime wages, tips and gratuities.

January 13th, 2015|News|

Ryan Kaupelis joins SBJ

Ryan P. Kaupelis has joined the firm as an associate in the litigation department. Ryan's practice focuses on commercial and real estate litigation.

January 13th, 2015|News|

No Smoking!

Court: Condo Association Has the Right to Amend Bylaws to Bar Smoking Within Individual Units.

December 13th, 2014|News|

Super Lawyers

Congratulations to Thomas W. Smith, Jeffrey D. Buss and Michael Mauro, who were all selected as Super Lawyers by their peers! The firm is also pleased to announce that Jennifer L. Stewart was chosen as a Super Lawyers Rising Star!

May 13th, 2014|News|

SBJ Prevails in a Case Regarding Homeowner Control of a Residential Cooperative

Jennifer L. Stewart, a member of the litigation department of Smith Buss & Jacobs, LLP, has won a major case for her client involving a sponsor’s obligation to relinquish control of the Board of Directors of a residential cooperative. The decision of Supreme Court Judge Ellen M. Coin, in 420 West 206th Street Owners Corp. [...]

May 13th, 2014|News|

Ken Jacobs and Jack Malley Win Cooperative Apartment Transfer Case

Smith, Buss & Jacobs partners Ken Jacobs and Jack Malley have won a ground-breaking case concerning a cooperative apartment transfer through a decision issued by the New York Supreme County Judge Ellen Coin. In Estate of Helen Del Terzo, et al v. 33 Fifth Avenue Owners Corp., Index No. 154950/2012, the estate of a deceased [...]

May 7th, 2014|News|

Let’s Slap A Pair of Cuffs on Him

Kenneth Jacobs participates in this week’s Habitat Magazine’s Legal Talk podcast giving advice regarding board members who govern for personal gain.

April 13th, 2014|News|

War of the Worlds: Collecting Condo Arrears When the Bank Looms

Kenneth Jacobs details Condominium Collections in the latest newsletter from the Community Associations Institute.

March 13th, 2014|News|

David Menken Speaks on Privacy Law and Data Breaches

David Menken participated in a panel discussion on privacy law and data security sponsored by the Westchester County Bar Association. He lectured on Identity Theft, Social Engineering and Privacy Law to a group sponsored by the Westchester County Bar Association and the Financial Planning Association of the Greater Hudson Valley. David's presentation focused on the [...]

February 11th, 2014|News|