New York, NY
Steven Bing is extremely knowledgeable and helpful in estate planning, and can walk the novice through wills, living wills, and power of attorney documents. His expertise includes estate sale of property. He can also direct clients to tax accountants, financial managers, intellectual property lawyers, and probably a whole host of others as services are needed.
Steven is extremely personable and responsive. He answers non-related questions when possible with as much care as he puts into estate planning issues.
He will continue to handle my estate planning documents, and I would recommend him without hesitation.
Chianese & Reilly Law, P.C. is a full service, Long Island based law firm with over 25 years of experience and dedication to the tri-state area. Practice areas include matrimonial and family law, malpractice and personal injury litigation, real estate, trusts and estates and LGBT family and estates law.
Anthony M. Brown, Esq. – Anthony currently is a senior associate with the law firm of Chianese & Reilly Law, P.C., heading their LGBT Family and Estates Law division serving married and unmarried individuals, couples and families in Manhattan and on Long Island. Anthony is the Board Chairman of Men Having Babies, a non-profit organization created to assist gay men looking to create families through surrogacy with educational and financial assistance. Anthony was the Executive Director of The Wedding Party and was a Board member since its inception in 1999. The Wedding Party was a non-profit educational organization that educated the public about marriage and its importance to all citizens through outreach programs and strategic media placement. Anthony is the founder of TimeForFamilies.com, a web environment dedicated to assisting gay and lesbian couples create their own families. Anthony is also a legal consultant for Family By Design, a co-parenting information and matching website.
Anthony worked as a legal intern for Lambda Legal in the summer of 2002. While there he helped to prepare briefing for the landmark case of Lawrence v. Texas and his research was quoted specifically in Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s concurring opinion. Anthony also worked as a law guardian at The Children’s Law Center, representing the legal needs of children in Brooklyn Family Court. Anthony graduated from Brooklyn Law School, where he served as research assistant to Nan Hunter, the founder of The Gay and Lesbian Project at the ACLU. Anthony is a member of The Family Law Institute of the National Gay and Lesbian Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers Association and the committee for assisted reproduction of the American Bar Association. Anthony and his husband were the subjects of CNN’s, “In America, Gary and Tony Have a Baby,” a 2010 documentary about their journey of having a child through surrogacy.
New York, NY 10165
100 Merrick Rd, Ste 103E
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Representing the Greater New York Metropolitan Area
We have over 50 years experience of representing clients in almost all areas of personal injury litigation. Our focus is in representing people who have been injured by a Dentist. Albert Chianese was recognized as a top attorney in the New York Metro area for plaintiff’s personal injury medical malpractice by Super Lawyers Metro edition. We strive to provide personal attention to all of our clients. Our staff is highly trained and highly experienced in the areas of the law in which we practice.
Born and raised in New York, Luna Chou is the youngest in a family with first generation parents who immigrated to the United States from Shanghai, China. She attended New York University College of Arts and Science and obtained a bachelor in arts degree with dual majors in Politics and Philosophy. She then went on to study law and received her Juris Doctorate from Yeshiva University – Cardozo School of Law in 1998. Ms. Chou continued to study at the University of Hong Kong and received her LL.M. degree in International Law. Ms. Chou practiced in the area of matrimonial law for two years and then in 2001, proceeded to specialize and work extensively in all aspects of immigration law.
New York, NY
Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we do not charge our clients for legal representation or advocacy, and we receive no government funding. We depend on contributions from supporters around the country.
New York, NY
550 South Hope Street, Suite 2685
Los Angeles, CA 90071
To make legal matters as easy, cost effective, and pleasurable as possible to deal with. Our laid back but quietly effective attorneys have been partnering with clients for over 10 years to craft original and yet potent solutions to legal problems. As a result, we are a trusted advisor to the technology, media, and design industries.
At Long & Associates, we prioritize classic advising and problem solving over billable hours. We believe quickly solving a client’s problem with powerful remedies at workable rates, or by encouraging collaborative problem solving with their adversaries, is the best way to develop not only a sustainable relationship with the client, but also a long lasting reputation. In addition, we provide clients with holistic advising which takes into account the short and long-term non-legal consequences of their actions. These have included the risk of a foreign government’s extrajudicial retribution, leaks to the press, credit rating problems, and armed conflict.
As a result, our services are regularly sought out by the vanguard in technology, media, and design industries, including: Chinese hardware manufacturer LegendSky Tech Company LTD; best new iTunes app Kanvas; Mr. Ramble Jon Krohn (“RJD2”), composer of the theme music to AMC’s award winning Mad Men series; Northern Lights Post, a New York based post-production concern; Adam Reid of Bodega Studios, producer of the award winning film, Hello Lonesome; Web Liquid, a digital marketing agency based in New York, London, and Lagos; and Mr. Richard Chai, Council of Fashion Designers of America member and winner of the Swarovski Designer of the Year in 2010.
In order to best serve our East and West Coast clients, our offices are conveniently located in New York and Los Angeles. Our New York office is in the city’s famed Flat Iron district, which is often referred to as “Silicon Alley.” Similarly, our Los Angeles office is nestled between in between downtown’s high rises.
Technology companies in the software, hardware, and web development industries rely on our intellectual property expertise in order to protect and license their technological works. To do so, we often draft and negotiate software licensing, non-disclosure, and employment or subcontractor agreements with work-for-hire, non-compete, and non-solicitation provisions.
In addition, we have litigated various claims, including copyright, antitrust, and breach of licensing agreement on behalf of our clients in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels. Such representation has included responding to cease and desist letters, filing antitrust counterclaims, and resolution of arbitration claims.
Representative clients in this industry have included:
LegendSky Tech Company LTD, a China-based manufacturer of the HDFury, among other devices
Kanvas Labs, LLC, creator of Kanvas, a best new iTunes applicaiton
InstaBrand Labs, LLC, a Los Angeles based digital marketing agency that promotes brands on Instagram.
Beauty Stat, LLC, a beauty influencer platform based in Manhattan
Commerce Magic, L.L.C., a Manhattan-based web services company for small businesses
Gelo Factory, L.L.C., a Manhattan based web design and technology concern
Media & Entertainment
Since our inception in 2006, we have been representing award winning media & entertainment clients with their intellectual property, litigation, and corporate matters. Whether it’s an external dispute with a vendor, or an internal conflict with a partner, we have for more than ten years been by our media & entertainment clients side to quickly resolve problems as efficiently as possible and within the budget we set for the client.
More recently, for example, we successfully settled a contentious dispute between actor Mr. Edward Burns, who starred in Saving Private Ryan, and one of his vendors in New York after filing an answer and counterclaims alleging fraud, among other things. Other clients in this industry have included:
Manhattan based Bodega Studios, producer of independent films like Hello Lonesome
Grammy award winning Def Jam recording artist Ms. Chrisette Michele Payne (p/k/a Chrisette Michele)
Legendary recording artist Mr. Ramble Krohn (p/k/a “RJD2”), creator of AMC’s Mad Men theme music
Grammy award winning recording artist Mr. Winston Rodney (p/k/a “Burning Spear”)
Russian recording artist Ms. Liana Migulya, daughter of legendary Russian artist Mr. Vladimir Migulya
Audio-visual distribution company Victory Audio Video Services, Inc. (d/b/a “Victory Multimedia”)
Members of our legal team have represented fashion designers who are members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (“CFDA”) and/or who have won the coveted Ecco Domani© Fashion Foundation award, in addition to burgeoning and established fashion houses.
Among other things, attorneys of the firm have: registered trademarks and negotiated several contracts for CFDA designer Mr. Donald Deal, who is carried by Neiman Marcus and has dressed the likes of Sharon Stone and Barbara Walters; negotiated a favorable commercial lease for Mr. Richard Chai, the 2005 winner of the Ecco Domani© Fashion Foundation award; registered trademarks for Emma Fox Leatherware, L.L.C., a burgeoning purse design company; advised Industrias Integratas, a Colombian based apparel manufacturer, concerning the company’s contractual rights against a New Jersey textile broker; and successfully dismissed a breach of contract complaint brought against Danielle Nicole, Inc., an emerging purse design company.
New York, NY
A Practice That Focuses on People
Everyone needs a power of attorney, a health care proxy and a living will. Most people need a will. Some also need trusts, or have particular concerns, such as literary property, philanthropic planning, valuable collections, prenuptial agreements, or loved ones with special needs. The estate tax and gift tax laws have also changed dramatically in recent years, and we can develop a strategy that is appropriate to your situation. Whether a client’s needs are simple or unusual, we conduct a highly individual process to craft a customized solution.
Probate and Estate Settlement
When someone close to you dies, it’s important to settle the estate efficiently, to navigate a complex structure of state and federal laws, to make vital technical decisions, and to maintain good relations among all the parties involved. Our experience with complex estates and our continual development of best practices help to ensure the smoothest and most economical process possible. We have particular experience handling estates for families outside the local area, keeping everyone involved and informed as we pull everything into order. We are in the New York probate courts every day and know how to get it all done.
Ron spent the first seven years of his career working on big-scale real estate deals, including the Times Square redevelopment and the creation of the High Line. And while the scale of your condo, coop or home transaction may be smaller, the complexity is the same, and the stakes, for you, are just as high. We know what problems can arise in the process, and we’ve developed a range of contract provisions that will protect you against them. We will not only advocate for you, we will guide you through a complicated process so that you know what’s coming at each stage, and so that all the pieces will fall into place. And we still do commercial work, on business leases and multi-family homes.
Your Personal Attorney
With our core skills in estate and real estate matters, we constantly encounter a wide range of related issues. We deal with many kinds of tax issues. We write, negotiate and review all kinds of contracts – between employers and employees, business partners, spouses or domestic partners. We form corporations and prepare operating agreements for many kinds of small businesses. We negotiate disputes, avoiding litigation where possible, and managing actions in court where necessary. We are not experts in everything, and we don’t try to be. But we are the go-to team for a lot of repeat clients, and we care about each client deeply. Whatever you need for your personal and small business matters, we can either provide the help, or find the help, that you need.
Originally from the Jersey Shore, Ron Meyers earned his B.A. at Columbia University (1992) and his law degree from Harvard University (1999). He was admitted to practice in New York in 2000 and is a member of the New York City and New York State Bar Associations, including the state bar’s section on Trusts & Estates. Ron has focused his practice on estate planning and estate settlement for several years, though he began his career working on major commercial real estate transactions, and continues to provide services on residential purchases and sales, as well as commercial leases and business agreements.