Associate Michael Keenan Speaks to Binghamton University Students

On February 17, HHK attorney Michael Keenan spoke to engineering students at Binghamton University about how intellectual property laws impact engineering careers.  The goal of the discussion, which also included presentations from the University’s faculty, was to expose the students to intellectual property law; explain how intellectual property facilitates the monetization of engineering work; and [...]

continue reading

Red Bull Dispute Exemplifies The Risks Associated With Sending Cease and Desist Letters

Cease and desist letters are a lot trickier than they seem – just ask Red Bull.  An internet post went viral this week in which the owner of Old Ox Brewery – a small, family-run brewery in Virginia – took the energy drink giant to task over a cease and desist letter Red Bull sent [...]

continue reading

CMS Releases Ratings for Long Term Care Facilities Under the New Metrics

On Friday, the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services released the new star ratings for nursing homes.  According to CMS, the new ratings include changes that Incorporate quality measures for use of antipsychotic medications Increase the number of points necessary to reach a level of 2 or more stars Made changes to the way staffing is rated [...]

continue reading

Experienced Nurse Practioners No Longer Require Written Practice Agreement

It has been a little over a month since New York’s Nurse Practitioner Modernization Act went into effect.  The Act permits Nurse Practitioners with at least 3,600 hours of practice to dispense with the requirement of a written practice agreement with a collaborating physician who reviews and signs off on charts. Instead, the Act permits [...]

continue reading

NLBR Issues Guidance on the New Standard to Be Applied in Deferral to Arbitration Cases

The General Counsel’s Office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a General Counsel Memorandum with guidance for regional offices on managing cases in which a party claims deferral to arbitration.  The GC Memorandum also sets out the standard Administrative Law Judges should follow going forward.  The Memorandum is issued in the wake [...]

continue reading

Hinman, Howard & Kattell Presents STAHR Labor and Employment Seminar

On Tuesday, February 10 Hinman, Howard & Kattell attorneys Dawn Lanouette and Michael Keenan presented “A Drunk, Drugged and Stoned Workforce in 2015? Untangling the Web of Drug and Alcohol Testing, Medical Marijuana Use, E-Cigarettes and More”.  The seminar was presented in conjunction with the Southern Tier Association for Human Resources, and provided updates on [...]

continue reading

HHK Employee Participates in “Mascot Mania” with Binghamton Senator’s Hockey

Hinman, Howard & Kattell legal assistant Barbara Lescault and her husband Bill participated in the “Mascot Mania” event at the Binghamton Senator’s ice hockey game on Saturday, January 31.  Barbara and Bill suited up as the mascots representing the Broome County Humane Society, a Binghamton-based non-profit animal welfare organization.  During Saturday’s mascot event, Barbara is better [...]

continue reading

Five Attorneys from Hinman, Howard & Kattell’s Trusts, Estates and Wealth Planning Practice Group Attend 49th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning

Partners Jon Sarra and John Bedosky and Special Counsel Erik Joh, Mark McWilliams and David Armstrong all attended the 49th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning at the University of Miami School of Law in Orlando, Florida January 12 through January 16, 2015.  All five gentlemen are members of the firm’s Trusts, Estates and Wealth [...]

continue reading

Announcing the Opening of Our New Edmeston and Morris Offices

Hinman, Howard & Kattell is pleased to announce the opening of our new Edmeston and Morris offices.  Located in the heart of Central New York, our Morris and Edmeston Offices provide a range of services including general business and corporate real estate, estate planning and administration, guardianships and Medicaid planning.  Click this link http://hhk.com/find-an-office/edmeston_morris/ to be [...]

continue reading

Ryan Mead Becomes A Partner at Hinman, Howard & Kattell

Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP is pleased to announce that Ryan M. Mead has become a Partner.  Mr. Mead joined Hinman, Howard & Kattell as an associate in the fall of 2007 in the firm’s Binghamton office. Mr. Mead is a member of  the business and corporate law, trusts and estates, taxation and not for [...]

continue reading