NYSBA Journal

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    The NYSBA Journal features substantive articles, relating to the practice of law in New York State, on business, criminal, elder, environmental, labor and employment, real property and trusts and estates law, as well as other general topics of interest to attorneys. Edited by David C. Wilkes, Esq., the NYSBA Journal is published nine times per year and distributed to members free of charge, as a benefit of membership.

    The Journal is copyrighted by the New York State Bar Association. The copying, reselling, duplication, transferring, reproducing, reusing, retaining or reprinting of this Journal is strictly prohibited without permission. © New York State Bar Association. All rights reserved. ISSN 1529-3769 (print) ISSN 1934-2020 (online)

    To contact the NYSBA Journal: (518) 463-3200 or journal@nysba.org.
    To contact the Journal Editor-in-Chief, e-mail David C. Wilkes at dwilkes@nysba.org.
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  • Table of Contents Current Issue

    MARCH/APRIL 2015

    President's Message
    The Evolving Legal Landscape
    by Glenn Lau-Kee

    Conservation Land Property Tax Exemptions:
    The Mohonk Preserve Experience

    by David C. Wilkes and Glenn D. Hoagland

    The Lawyer Who Lit the Fuse of the American Revolution 
    by Philip Foglia

    Forfeiture and New York's "Slayer Rule"
    by Ilene S. Cooper and Jaclene D'Agostino

    A Guide to New York State Commercial Landlord-Tenant Law and Procedure—Part II
    by Hon. Gerald Lebovits and Michael B. Terk


    Burden of Proof: "What's Your Excuse?"
    by David Paul Horowitz

    Tax Alert: FATCA's Perfect Storm for Offshore Accounts
    by Robert W. Wood

    Travel Law: When Does "Free of Charge" Become "Pay What You Wish But You Must Pay Something"?
    by Thomas A. Dickerson

    Attorney Professionalism Forum

    The Legal Writer: Drafting New York Civil-Litigation Documents: Part XL—In Limine, Trial, and Post-Trial Motions
    by Gerald Lebovits