Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP, has been named a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” in Binghamton for eight of its practice areas by US News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" in 2018. Firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. LG&T received Tier 1 rankings in [...]
How to Reverse Medicare Surcharges When Your Income Changes What happens if you are a high-income Medicare beneficiary who is paying a surcharge on your premiums and then your income changes? If your circumstances change, you can reverse those surcharges. Higher-income Medicare beneficiaries (individuals who earn more than $85,000) pay higher Part B and prescription drug benefit premiums than lower-income Medicare beneficiaries. The extra amount the beneficiary owes increases as the [...]
On October 20th, 2017 attorney Scott Kurkoski was a panelist at the NYSBA Environmental & Energy Law Section Fall meeting on the subject of 'Key Energy & Environmental Cases of 2016-2017 - "Pipelines, Water Quality Withdrawal, SEQRA & Even More Fracking."'
The median cost of a private nursing home room in the United States has increased to $97,455 a year, up 5.5 percent from 2016, according to Genworth's 2017 Cost of Care survey, which the insurer conducts annually. Genworth reports that the median cost of a semi-private room in a nursing home is $85,775, up 4.44 percent from 2016. The rise in prices is much larger than the 1.24 percent and 2.27 percent gains, respectively, in 2016. The price rise was slightly less for assisted living facilities, [...]
Pre-Nuptial Agreements: Fact and FictionBy: Sharon L. Dyer, Esq. The most common myth about Pre-Nuptial Agreements is that they are only for the rich.You really don’t have to be wealthy to benefit from a Pre-Nuptial Agreement if you understand the purpose of such an Agreement. Basically a Pre-Nuptial Agreement is a legally binding written contract between two people prior to marriage that sets forth what will be the financial rules of their marriage, especially in the event of divorce or [...]