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Public and Private Rights on Canandaigua Lake

(This is the first part of a three-part series of columns on water rights.) Usable fresh water is one of our most important and limited natural resources. The United States Environmental Protection Agency estimates that less than 1% of the Earth’s water is available...

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Is Your Business Ready for Your Departure?

You are getting on in years, are the founder of a successful business, and are starting to think about the next phase of your life and retiring.  Maybe you are just getting tired of the daily grind and would like to travel or spend more leisure time with...

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The Revenue Act of 2017? 2018?

On Thursday, November 2, 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee revealed its 429-page “simplification” of the Internal Revenue Code (“Code”). This article will attempt to summarize the proposed bill and we will follow up from time to time to as the bill winds its...

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Navigating Your Local Zoning Board of Appeals

Despite the Fifth Amendment’s protections for private property, no one has free reign to do whatever they want on their property. We live in a civilized society, a nation of laws.  The use of private property is subject to the rights of neighboring landowners and the...

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