Real Estate Blog: Legal risks of security cameras to property owners

In May 2019, I appeared on WTNH, News 8 cautioning property owners about the installation and placement of security cameras on their property.  I warned of the possible liability and claims that could arise by an installation that may show…

Education Reform Blog: A Brief History of School Lunch

The Education Reform Primer: A blog exploring the history of public school education in America By Matthew R. Plain Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, a significant number of school children qualified for free or reduced-price lunches under the United States…

Connecticut Rent and Eviction Updates

Update: The United States Supreme Court ended the national moratorium on evictions which was implemented by the CDC.  The Federal Eviction Moratorium was meant to run through October 3, 2021, but with the ruling the federal moratorium has ended.  The…

International Prenuptial or Premarital Agreements

A premarital or prenuptial agreement is a written and binding agreement or contract between prospective spouses made in contemplation of marriage. To learn more about the basics of premarital or prenuptial agreements, please read my prior article entitled “Premarital, Prenuptial…

Premarital, Prenuptial or Antenuptial Agreement: The Basics

What is a prenuptial or premarital agreement? A premarital, prenuptial, or antenuptial agreement is a written agreement or contract made between prospective spouses in contemplation of marriage. Generally, the agreement sets forth the rights and obligations of the parties in…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): How Rhode Island’s Business Recovery Plan Can Help Small Businesses and Non-Profits Sustain the Pandemic

The Rhode Island Superior Court’s recently implemented COVID-19 Business Recovery Plan allows businesses to seek judicial assistance to restructure their obligations and operations relative to the pandemic. If COVID-19 has impacted your organization and you need: A court-approved plan that…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Federal and New York State Education Update

Written by Paul T. O’Neill, this March 23, 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) education update provides a current status of all U.S. federal and New York state guidance for school districts, charter schools and private schools. FEDERAL Supplemental Fact Sheet on Special Education…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): A Message to our Clients and Friends

Based upon the most current information from public health experts concerning the response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, and in keeping with recommendations and/or requirements issued by federal, state and local authorities, Barton Gilman is committed to doing everything possible…