Lawtalk is a collection of essays and observations on the intersection of business, technology, entrepreneurship and the law.

New York Takes a Chance on a Game of Skill

Steve Masur

How the distinction between skill and chance gave rise to a billion-dollar industry   In daily fantasy sports games, players are not placing “wagers” on the odds of winning based on the number of people playing; they’re paying “entry fees” to compete in a guaranteed prize pool where the prize is set and made well-known […]

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You, Me, and 83(b)

Josh Greenberg

Imagine you’re at a cocktail party with a circle of sophisticated, seasoned startup investors and you get caught in a conversation about 83(b) elections, finding yourself completely out of your depth. What you do next is critical: First, get out of there. Nobody deserves to be subjected to party conversation about tax law. Ever. Second, let MG+ explain […]

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Year-End Maintenance for a Healthy Business

MG+

The end of another year presents an opportunity for you to take stock of how your business has developed, and to think carefully about whether you have kept pace with your legal needs. MG+ encourages you to consider the following so that your business remains on track as you enter the new year. Corporate Pay […]

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Legal Alert for Online Service Providers

Josh Greenberg

On December 1, 2016, the U.S. Copyright Office rolled out its new electronic registration system and directory for registered agents under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). This shift from paper filings to an online platform requires any service provider with a designated agent prior to November 30, 2016 to reregister its agent through the […]

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Tax Benefits of Start Up NY

MG+

A New York business that has partnered with a college or university sponsoring the tax-free area in which the company seeks to locate and do business, and demonstrates that it will create new net jobs in its first year of operations may participate in the START-UP NY program and, in doing so, operate tax-free for […]

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Griffitts O’Hara LLP Partners With Masur and Zussman to Form Masur Griffitts + LLP

MG+

Robert Griffitts and Mary O’Hara have partnered with Steven Masur and Michael Zussman to form Masur Griffitts + LLP. This new law firm is committed to crafting legal solutions for technology and service-driven companies and operate in every industry, including technology, creative, services, and products. The MG+ team is experienced, forward-thinking and responsive, and provides complete solutions and […]

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