Taco Bell vs. McDonald’s

By now, you’ve undoubtedly seen the commercials with real men named Ronald McDonald enjoying Taco Bell’s new breakfast items. Sure, this was creative and it must’ve been time consuming to find and visit all of those guys, but was it smart? Yes… and no. Overall, using a competitor’s trademark is risky (that’s why you need … Read more

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week kicks off on Monday, March 10th, and will continue through Sunday, March 23rd. Presented by Valley Table magazine, prix fixe meals will be offered at over 180 restaurants. Gourmet 3-course lunches will be $20.95 and 3-course dinners will be $29.95. Basically, you can get a dream dining experience at the Valley’s priciest … Read more

5 Things to Know About: Tousey Winery

Welcome to our spotlight series! Every so often, we’ll be featuring a new winery, brewery or farm-winery in & around the Hudson Valley in “5 Things to Know About…” First up? Tousey Winery in Germantown! Five things you should know about Tousey Winery… 1. Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir are produced on Tousey’s 15 acres. … Read more

Big Brew NY Beer Festival in February

When: Saturday, February 8th, 2014 Where: Westchester County Center, White Plains Craft beer fans & foodies unite! The Big Brew NY Beer Festival will have more than 300 craft beer tastings, not to mention a VIP area. Breweries come together from all over – some local, others national & even a few international ones. Big … Read more

Governor Cuomo Blocks Liquor License for New York City Caterer

Rose Group Park Avenue, a catering hall on the Upper East Side, hasn’t had much luck in the liquor license department. On Friday, January 10th, 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo vetoed legislation that had previously been made specifically for the hall, which happens to operate out of a church. A Little History: Back in 2012, … Read more

2014 Is Here…and So Are Lots of New Laws

Sobering up from your wild New Year’s celebrations? Good – because you have brand new laws to adhere to throughout the country. These laws went into effect on January 1st and hopefully you haven’t broken any of them yet. 1. Colorado was the very first state to legalize recreational marijuana use, quickly followed by Washington. … Read more

Using Images On Your Blog: Dos and Don’ts

Bloggers know that using images in posts is a great way to spark interest and break up lengthy paragraphs. Any ol’ image won’t do, though. Here are the dos and don’ts of image use to keep your website both interesting and law abiding. Do… …use images you’ve taken yourself. Or, if you’re not an amateur … Read more

Thinking About Going to Law School? Read This First…

Have your heart set on going to school? Things are changing in the world of law education. Some people are optimists, others are pessimists, and point of view seems to have a lot to do with a law student’s projected success. Ryan Calo, a law professor at the University of Washington, feels that law schools … Read more