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When Does a Financial Contribution from a Spouse’s Parents Constitute a Loan versus a Gift? The “Gift v. Loan Conundrum” in New York Equitable Distribution Law

When parents of a husband or wife make a significant financial contribution to a married couple, does this contribution constitute a loan or a gift under New York divorce law?  The answer to this question can significantly affect how assets and debts are equitably divided in a divorce.  If a spouse’s parents’ financial contribution is

Successfully Asserting a Claim for Fraud in a New York Lawsuit Involving a Commercial Contract

In countless commercial contract cases, New York courts have dismissed plaintiffs’ causes of action for fraud that are solely premised on assertions that a defendant entered into a contract without intending to perform its obligations.  These types of claims are deemed to be merely duplicative of a claim for breach of contract.  See, e.g., Yenrab,

Rapaport Law Firm Welcomes Summer Intern Claudia Villalona and Paralegal Raj Telwala

Rapaport Law Firm has a twenty-five year history of providing valuable opportunities for students and recent college graduates with opportunities to gain hands-on experience in the law. During the summer of 2018, we welcomed Claudia Villalona, a junior at Brown University, as a Summer Intern at our firm. Ms. Villalona, who has studied abroad in

Marc Rapaport has been selected to the 2017 New York Super Lawyers list

Marc Rapaport has been selected to the 2017 New York Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of New York lawyers are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice

Rapaport Law Firm Files Proposed Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of More Than 1,872 NYC Rent Stabilized Tenants

In 2017, attorneys Marc Rapaport and Meredith Miller of Rapaport Law Firm filed a proposed class action lawsuit against SKYC Management and Greisman Realty alleging that residents of fifty apartment buildings in Manhattan and the Bronx were victims of rent and security deposit overcharges. We are demanding financial damages and injunctive relief on behalf of

Ex-superintendent sues embattled landlord Steve Croman over allegedly unpaid wages

Rapaport Law Firm’s employment lawyers have led the battle to enforce the wage and overtime rights of New York City’s building superintendents. Particularly in New York City’s low income neighborhoods, powerful landlords exploit and abuse immigrant workers by requiring them to work 80-hour work weeks without compensation for overtime. Our recent federal wage lawsuit against

Hungarian Camerawoman’s Attack on Immigrants Is a Chilling Reminder of the Dangers of Intolerance

Hungarian camerawoman Petra Laszlo’s attack of a refugee and child yesterday has brought about international condemnation of widespread indifference to the plight of refugees. Ms. Laszlo was fired from her job. Not surprisingly, Ms. Laszlo is affiliated with the Jobbik party, a Hungarian right-wing group that espouses anti-immigrant and anti-Semitic views. We hope that if

Appellate Division Upholds Summary Judgment for Divorce

Last week, Rapaport Law Firm obtained the first Appellate Division, First Department decision recognizing that the only prerequisite for obtaining a judgment of divorce under D.R.L. §170(7) (irretrievable breakdown) is a statement by the plaintiff that the parties’ marital relationship is irretrievably broken. The First Department upheld the decision by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Deborah

Telecommuting: A Trend in Reverse at Companies Large and Small?

More than 3 million people telecommute for their jobs. But some big corporations, such as Yahoo and Best Buy, are bucking the trend. Is telecommuting a trend in reverse? Or has the train already left the station? “The subcontext to what Yahoo and Best Buy have done is that there are all sorts of hidden

Marc Rapaport’s Article, “What To Do If You’re The Victim Of Pregnancy Discrimination”, Featured on

Marc Rapaport’s article regarding federal and state laws that prohibit pregnancy discrimination in the workplace was recently featured on the legal news website, In his article, Marc discusses important steps that victims of pregnancy discrimination should take to protect their legal rights under federal and state anti-discrimination laws. Marc has effectively handled pregnancy discrimination

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