Commercial and Employment Attorney New York

Labor and Employment Law / Commercial Law and Transactions:

The Law Office of Inna Fershteyn is experienced in all aspects of commercial planning, from the formation and initial financing of a business, to acquisitions, mergers and liquidations. They can offer services such as preparing:
  • Purchase and Sale and Distribution agreements.
  • Purchase/Sale of Business, Assets, and Stock.
  • International contracts.
  • Employment agreements.
  • Shareholder agreements.
  • Partnership agreements.
  • Independent contractor agreements.
  • Licensing agreements and Intellectual Property.
  • Commercial Lease and Residential Lease.
  • Promissory Notes and Security Agreements.
  • Non-Compete and Non-Disclosure Agreements.

Employment Transactions

The Law Office of Inna Fershteyn provides thorough guidance necessary to respond to the operating and regulatory needs of our clients and today's demanding business climate. Her assistance with drafting employment, non-competition, and non-disclosure agreements has been successful over the years in practice. In addition, she specializes in drafting severance and release agreements and employment manuals.
As an experienced labor and employment lawyer in New York, Inna Fershteyn prepares Human Resources policies and reviews discrimination issues. When the case goes to court, the law firm provides the best representation of employees and employers with respect to the Unemployment Insurance issues.
  • Employment Discrimination (race, color, religion, creed, sex, and national origin).
  • Severance agreements.
  • Non-compete agreements.
  • Employment contracts.
  • Employee handbooks.
  • Wrongful termination litigation.
  • Ongoing legal counsel on all employment matters.

Work Discrimination, Harassment, Wrongful Termination and Other Employment Litigation

The Law Offices of Inna Fershteyn and Associates, P.C. works with clients to proactively avoid discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination claims by ensuring compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations like Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York and New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. We litigate all types of employment discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination cases, including the various statutory claims related to age, disability, nationality, ethnicity, pregnancy, race/color, religion, sexual orientation, gender and whistleblower retaliation.

Checklist for Employment Discrimination:

To prove employment discrimination, you must show that the employer intended to treat you differently because of the characteristic. This intent can also be demonstrated if the employer has treated a lot of other persons with the same protected characteristic unfairly.

Protected Classes/Characteristics for Employment Discrimination:

  • Race or Color
  • National Origin
  • Sex
  • Religion
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Pregnancy
  • Sexual orientation (in some states and cities)

Examples of Employment Discrimination:

  • Hiring, forced retirement, firing
  • Job advertisements and recruitment
  • Compensation and pay
  • Religion
  • Health/Medical and fringe benefits
  • Waivers of the right to sue in exchange for severance pay

What Else is Prohibited by Employment Discrimination Laws?

  • Harassment - by your employer or coworkers when your employer knows they are harassing you due to the protected characteristic (refer also to the Hostile Work Environment Harassment article)
  • Retaliation - against you for reporting discrimination, filing a lawsuit due to the discrimination or participating in an investigation
  • Employment advertisements - excluding certain persons with a protected characteristic or showing a preference: This is permitted only when the employer has proven that age is a "bona fide occupational qualification"
  • Promotions - offered or given only to persons with a certain preferred characteristics
Criminal Law: It is important to know your rights during an arrest and the circumstances that may lead to one. In this article, by Inna Fershteyn, important aspects of the arrest are described, as well as the legal rights of the arrested. In any case, you should be told the reason of the arrest and be given an opportunity to contact your lawyer. Before making any rapid decisions or actions, you should always get in touch with the lawyer, in order to avoid undesirable consequences. For more information, call Inna Fershteyn, who will provide you with useful facts and represent you if you have been arrested.

Your Rights If Arrested

Licensing: New York State Liquor and Ambulette Licensing: Offices of Inna Fershteyn also helps her clients to acquire and protect various licenses in New York including New York State Liquor License and Ambulette License. As Business Lawyers and Attorneys with a focus on liquor license procurement in New York State we understand that obtaining a liquor license is a lot of work and can be at the very least, confusing. Offices of Inna Fershteyn are also experienced in assisting start-up and existing businesses procure and transfer liquor licenses in New York State. Our corporate and business division focuses on the development and smooth operation of our client's businesses while advising to avoid common costly mistakes.
  • Applying for a Liquor License in New York State.
  • Transferring a Liquor License in New York State to another entity in the event of dissolution or sale of a business.
  • Defense of Liquor License violations.
  • Representation before the New York State Liquor Authority.

Checklist for Starting a Business:

IRS Guidelines

Most businesses start out small. As a new business owner you need to know your federal tax responsibilities. This page provides links to basic federal tax provisions for people who are starting a business. It also provides information to assist in making basic business decisions. The list should not be construed as all-inclusive. Other steps may be appropriate for your specific type of business.

What New Business Owners Need to Know About Federal Taxes

References/Related Topics

Business Plan

Business plan - Wikipedia: This is a summary article that covers many topics related to business plans - their content, how they are used, legal issues, and spoofs of business plans, among others. Please see individual sections for links to detailed discussions of various topics relating to business plans.

Business Plan Basic: A written guide to starting and running your business successfully is essential. This plan will encourage loans, promote growth, and provide a map for you to follow.

To learn more about how the Law Office of Inna Fershteyn can help you, call (718) 333-2395 to request a consultation. Our lawyers are knowledgeable in commercial law as well as employment laws and are prepared to represent you.