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Bahrain

Letter to the Commander-in-Chief Bahrain Defense Force regarding the rule of law and the rights of lawyers in Bahrain to practice their profession and to carry out their professional duties to clients free of government interference (June 2011) ( PDF format )

Bail Payment

Proposal to expand the permissable forms of bail payment to include credit cards (March 2011) ( PDF format )

Bail, Public Safety as a Factor

Report on A.6799/S.4483 which would require judges to consider public safety as a factor in setting bail (July 2013) ( PDF format )

Bank Products

Letter to the Federal Reserve Regarding (Docket No. OP-1158) Anti-Tying Restrictions ( PDF format )
Report expressing opposition to the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (February 2008) ( PDF format )

Bank Products

Letter to the Federal Reserve requesting that they issue a final version of its proposed interpretation and supervisory guidance on the Anti-Tying Restrictions on Section 106 of the Bank Holding Company Act Amendments of 1970 ( PDF format )

Bankruptcy

CORPORATE CRISIS MANAGERS AND DISINTERESTEDNESS UNDER THE BANKRUPTCY CODE ( PDF format )
Letter to Congress supporting to the movement to amend, or in a limited fashion delay the effectiveness of, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 in light of the recent tragedies caused by Hurricane Katrina ( PDF format )
Report on the Purchase and Sale of Intellectual Property In Bankruptcy Cases and proposed revisions to 11 U.S.C. Section 365(C)(1) ( PDF format )

Bankruptcy Court (SDNY)

Letter to Congress urging that the position held by a recently retired judge of the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York be reinstated and that adequate resources be established to allow the Southern District of New York Bankruptcy Court, including the Clerk of Court Office, to continue to function at the same pace and with the same diligence as in the past (September 2012) ( PDF format )

Bankruptcy Legislation

Letter to Senate Opposing the Bankruptcy Venue Bill (Fairness in Bankruptcy Litigation Act of 2005) ( PDF format )
Re: S. 256 The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 ( PDF format )

Bankruptcy, Professional Fees

Letter to the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees commenting on the draft guidelines for reviewing applications for compensation and reimbursement of expenses filed under 11 U.S.C. Section 330 by attorneys in larger Chapter 11 cases (January 2012) ( PDF format )
Letter to the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees commenting on the draft guidelines for reviewing applications for compensation and reimbursement of expenses filed under 11 U.S.C. Section 330 by attorneys in larger Chapter 11 cases (November 2012) ( PDF format )

Bar Exam

Public Service Alternative Bar Examination ( PDF format )
Report in Opposition to the Board of Law Examiner's Proposal to Increase the Passing Score on the New York Bar Examination ( PDF format )

Batterers Education

Choosing Between Batterers Education Program Models: Recommendations to the New York City Domestic Violence Criminal and Family Courts ( PDF format )

Beauty Contests

Duties to Prospective Clients After Beauty Contests and Other Preliminary Meetings (Formal Ethics Opinion 2013-1) ( PDF format )
Duties to Prospective Clients; Beauty Contests; Advance Conflict Waivers; Imputation of Conflicts; Screens

Benefit Corporations

Report commenting on A.4692/S.79 which would authorize the incorporation of benefit corporations (February 2011) ( PDF format )
Report on A.4692-A/S.79-A which would authorize the incorporation of benefit corporations (June 2011) ( PDF format )

Billboard Licensing

Report regarding S.2810-B (Part BB) - Budget which would amend the transportation law to remove the power and authority of New York City to regulate advertising signs within its borders (March 2011) ( PDF format )

Board of Directors - Nonprofits

Report on S.2138 amending the Not-For-Profit Corporation Law in relation to the duty of directors and available relief for breach of duty (October 2009) ( PDF format )

Boards of Directors

Letter to the SEC commenting on the proposal regarding disclosure of compensation of directors serving on special committees of boards of directors ( PDF format )

Budget - NYS Executive

Memorandum concerning certain aspects of the 2014-2015 New York State Executive Budget dated January 20, 2014 (March 2014) ( PDF format )

Budget - NYS Judiciary

Letter to Governor Paterson and the NYS Legislature regarding the NYS Judiciary budget (March 2010) ( PDF format )
Report in support of the Judiciary's 2011-2012 Budget Request (January 2011) ( PDF format )
Report in Support of the Judiciary’s 2012-2013 Budget Request (January 2012) ( PDF format )
Report in Support of the Judiciary’s 2013-2014 Budget Request (February 2013) ( PDF format )
Report in Support of the Judiciary’s 2014-2015 Budget Request (February 2014) ( PDF format )
Report on the Judiciary's 2003-04 Budget Request ( PDF format )

Budget Planners, Licensing of

Comments on the Governor’s Economic Development Budget proposal amending the Banking Law to permit all types of nonprofit corporations to become licensed budget planners (May 2013) ( PDF format )

Business Bankruptcy Venue Rules

Letter to Congress regarding amendments to 28 U.S.C.§1408 which governs the laying of venue for bankruptcy cases (August 2011) ( PDF format )


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