No matter what your capacity is, if you use candles, or any “open flame”, you must obtain an Open Flame Permit from the Fire Department’s Bureau of Fire Prevention. Many owners have the misconception that if their establishment has a lawful occupancy of less than...

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In a commercial lease the tenant is always required to perform certain duties; to abide by certain restrictions; and usually, to obtain the Landlord’s consent for work that is done, etc.  Ideally we would always like these requirements to have defined standards, so we know...

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When parties agree upon initial terms of a deal, whether it is for the purchase of a business, a purchase of assets, or a commercial lease, they often sign a Letter of Intent, or LOI.  A LOI is a short document that details the major...

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 If you are interested in starting a small business, likely you will have investors involved.  Your investors may be friends and family, but many times your investors will be third parties who believe they can make money with you.  With all investors, you need to...

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http://www.gaycitynews.com/articles/2012/05/09/gay_city_news/news/doc4f85d3e9c9e29209305315.txt A great article that is a prime example of misuse of the New York City Administrative Code “Nuisance Abatement” laws (NYC ADC 7-701 et seq, below.). Bravo to the attorneys and the bar owners for taking this action. The Nuisance Abatement laws are often...

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