New Phishing Scheme Mimics Software Providers; Targets Tax Professionals

  Tax Pros Are Target of New Phishing Scam

Tax professionals: Be aware of a new phishing scam that uses email purporting to be from tax software providers to trick unwitting practitioners into downloading malware to their systems and revealing passwords and other sensitive information.

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VW owners, get the facts! | Consumer Information

If you own one of these cars, visit VWCourtSettlement.com. At the site, you can enter your car’s vehicle identification number (VIN) and find out how much you can get. Or you can call 844-98-CLAIM and ask.

It’s particularly important for you to get this information if you’re considering selling your car. Potential buyers may offer what sounds like a good deal, but it’s still less than you can get for a buyback under the FTC’s settlement with VW. Whether it’s a private purchaser or an unscrupulous dealer, those buyers are just going to turn around and sell the car back to VW for more money through the court-approved buyback program.

Read complete FTC article here…

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NYSBA–Real Property Law Section Student Internship Program

The Real Property Law Section (RPLS) has partnered with law schools in New York State to create an RPLS Student Internship Program. The purpose of this clinical program is to give second and third year law students interested in transactional real estate (including environmental and sustainability issues) and real estate litigation a semester of work experience in a law firm or corporate law department. 

  

For a synopsis of the program goals and procedures click here. 

We are now actively soliciting firms to host law students who wish to participate in the internship program during the Fall 2016 semester. The host firm will have one or more law students working ten to fifteen hours per week assisting real estate practitioners in the firm. 

Student interns do not receive compensation from the host firm but, instead, receive course credit from their law schools. The host firms must not bill for the students’ work, as that would violate the law schools’ policy. The interns’ work product should be sufficient compensation to the host firm. 

  

Host firms are asked to assign at least one research and writing assignment to the intern during his/her semester of service, to critique the intern’s work product, and to interact with the law school’s internship program coordinator. 

  

Brooklyn Law School, St. John’s Law School, Hofstra Law School, New York Law School, Pace Law School, Touro Law School, Cardozo Law School and Albany Law School are participating this Fall.

Programs from previous years were extremely successful and we have had very positive feedback from our host firms, interns and participating law schools.

  

All firms that are interested in participating as a host firm this fall should complete and email the application form to David L. Berkey (dlb@gdblaw.com) as soon as possible.