Manufacturer Purchases Facility with IDA and SBA Benefits

The firm recently represented a manufacturer who purchased a 70,000 square foot facility in the New Horizons Industrial Park in Amityville, New York.  The purchase included benefits from the Town of Babylon Industrial Development Agency (“IDA”) and financing from the United States Small Business Administration (“SBA”).  The transaction allowed the client to obtain significant real property tax and mortgage tax savings from the IDA as well as a very favorable interest rate for the SBA financing.

For more information on IDA and SBA transactions, please contact Mark Cuthbertson at

Mark Cuthbertson Receives Suffolk County Village Officials Partnership Award

Mark Cuthbertson was the recipient of the Suffolk County Village Officials Association 2018 Partnership Award, which recognized Mr. Cuthbertson's work to support Village officials across Suffolk County and his role as a lecturer on municipal topics. 

Mark Cuthbertson Once Again Named In "Super Lawyers"

Super Lawyers has recognized Mark Cuthbertson as one of its New York Metro Area Super Lawyers for 2018. Super Lawyers has previously recognized Mr. Cuthbertson multiple times for his real estate work.

One of the nation's premier attorney rating services, Super Lawyers publishes annual lists of the top attorneys in various practice areas based upon a rigorous and strictly merit-based selection process. Candidates for recognition are initially nominated by their peers, and then subjected to a multi-phase review process, beginning with evaluation by a third party of twelve practice benchmarks. Ultimately, only 5% of candidates are deemed worthy of inclusion in the annual list.

Mark Cuthbertson To Give CLE Presentation At New York Association of Towns' Annual Meeting (PowerPoint Linked Below)

Next week, Mark Cuthbertson will be speaking at the New York Association of Towns' Annual Meeting and Training School.  His presentation, entitled the Municipal Official’s Guide To Short-Term Rental Regulations, is scheduled for Monday, February 19, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. in the Astor Ballroom on the 7th floor of the Times Square Marriott Marquis (1535 Broadway, New York, NY).  Attorneys who attend the presentation will be eligible for CLE credit.  Attendees can register for the program on-site on the day of the presentation.  Please refer to the New York Association of Towns' for pricing information.

For those who cannot attend the program, or would like a copy of the PowerPoint presentation that Mr. Cuthbertson will use, the PowerPoint can be downloaded here. Please note that this has been updated since the SCVOA presentation in November.

Firm To Start Blog On Intersection of First Amendment and the Internet

The Law Offices of Mark A. Cuthbertson are excited to announce that they will be starting a new blog on the intersection of the First Amendment and the Internet later this month.  This blog will emphasize issues such as government social media, privacy, and other related topics in this new and growing area of First Amendment law. We encourage all of our readers to check back in the coming weeks for the blog's first post.

AirBnB Article Published In New York Law Journal

Following his well-received presentation to the Suffolk County Village Officials Association, Mark Cuthbertson authored a journal article detailing the essential elements of his AirBnB presentation.  This article was published in both the online and October 23, 2017 print editions of the New York Law Journal.  A PDF of that article can be downloaded here.

Mark Cuthbertson Gives Presentation On Short-Term Rental Regulations to SCVOA

On October 18, 2017, Mark Cuthbertson gave a presentation at the Suffolk County Village Officials Association's annual municipal training event.  Mr. Cuthbertson's presentation, entitled "Homestay Companies: A Guide To Short-Term Rental Regulations," examined different approaches to regulating short-term rentals in light of the unique regulatory challenges posed by companies such as AirBnB. 

A copy of the PowerPoint that accompanied  Mr. Cuthbertson's presentation can be downloaded here.

Important changes to the Non-Profit Revitalization Act (“Act”)

Lewis A. Polishook, Director of the Division of Cemeteries issued a Memorandum dated June 30, 2014 in which he highlights the most important changes to the Non-Profit Revitalization Act (“Act”) 

The attached memorandum highlights the most important changes for non-profit-cemeteries. 

December, 2012

New York Courts website has information available to landlords without representation who wish to commence a holdover or non-payment proceeding against a tenant:

November, 2012 - Hurricane Sandy Relief

Many questions have arisen about pay issues after Sandy.  Click here for a helpful article summarizing some of the differences between exempt and non-exempt employees.

Click here for a useful compilation of information relating to disaster recovery relief from the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

February, 2012
The New York Wage Theft Prevention Act, which went into effect in 2011, imposes notification and record keeping requirements on employers beginning in 2012.  You may view additional information by clicking  here.

January, 2012
Mark A. Cuthbertson, Esq. appointed Receiver for U.S. Bank National Association, located at 3275 and 3285 Veterans Memorial Highway and 3279 and 3281 Veterans Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma, New York, which is a complex containing 4 separate buildings which contain approximately 40 offices, approximately 16 of which are occupied.

June, 2011
Attorney Jessica P. Driscoll was installed as a Director on the Board of the Suffolk County Women's Bar Association on June 14, 2011.

April, 2011
Kim O'Connell has joined the firm as a legal secretary.  Kim worked previously at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in New York City.

July, 2010
We are pleased to announce the addition of litigation associate, Joelle Perez, Esq.  Ms. Perez previously worked at Hofstra University and is also an editor for Juris Publishing in Huntington, NY.  You may view Ms. Perez's complete bio by clicking here.

May, 2008
The Law Offices of Mark A. Cuthbertson is pleased to announce the addition of litigation associate, Jessica P. Driscoll, Esq.  Ms. Driscoll is a 2002 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center.  Following law school, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Raner C. Collins, Chief Judge to the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Driscoll practiced in Boston at Collora, LLP (fomerly known as Dwyer & Collora LLP), where she specialized in complex civil and criminal defense cases in federal and state courts.   You may view Ms. Driscoll's complete bio by clicking here.

April, 2008
The Law Offices of Mark A. Cuthbertson is appointed as Agency Counsel to the Town of Islip Industrial Development Agency.

January, 2007
Doreen Flanagan has joined the firm as a legal secretary and paralegal.  Doreen worked previously at Kimco Realty Corp.

January, 2005
The Law Offices of Mark A. Cuthbertson appointed as Special Counsel to the Town of North Hempstead Commmunity Development Agency. 

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