Author Archives: Friedman & Ranzenhofer

Understanding Aggravated DWI Charges in Rochester

Understanding Aggravated DWI Charges in Rochester

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious offense in Rochester, New York. However, if a person is arrested for driving while intoxicated and their blood alcohol content (BAC) is significantly higher than the legal limit, they could be charged with aggravated DWI. In this blog post, we will explore what aggravated DWI is, the potential […]

$14 Million Verdict for Injured Bicyclist

$14 Million Verdict for Injured Bicyclist

More than $14 million was awarded to a bicyclist struck by a driver for a Las Vegas gentleman’s club. Plaintiff, Thunder Roybal, sued Louis Bellomo and SHAC LLC, which operates the Sapphire Gentleman’s Club, following an accident that resulted in four major surgeries to treat severe crush injuries to his shoulder, neck and chest. The […]

Can Bankers Healthcare Group Sue You in Onondaga County if You Live Outside of NY?

Business owners and professionals who live in other states, such as Pennsylvania, Texas, Alabama, and California often ask why Bankers Healthcare Group can sue them in Onondaga, New York Supreme Court for defaulting on their loans. After receiving Bankers Healthcare Group’s solicitations for a pre-approved loan, Dr. Warren A. Stiles decided in 2008 to finance […]

Probate Disputes: How to Handle Family Conflicts

Probate Disputes How to Handle Family Conflicts

Probate disputes can be a source of tremendous stress and conflict for families during an already difficult time. These disputes often arise when family members disagree on how to distribute a deceased loved one’s assets, or when there are questions about the validity of a will or the competency of the deceased at the time […]

Preparing for Divorce Mediation in Rochester, NY

Preparing for Divorce Mediation in Rochester, NY

Divorce can be a difficult and emotional process, but mediation can offer a more amicable and cost-effective way to settle the various issues that arise when a marriage ends. Mediation is a collaborative process where both parties work with a neutral third-party mediator to reach a settlement agreement that satisfies the needs of everyone involved. […]

The Risks of Rochester Construction Accidents

The Risks of Rochester Construction Accidents

Construction work is known to be one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), nearly 20% of all worker fatalities in 2019 were in the construction industry. Rochester, New York is no exception when it comes to construction accidents. In this blog post, we […]

Choosing the Right Executor for Your Estate in Rochester, New York

When it comes to planning your estate, choosing the right executor is an important decision. Your executor will be responsible for carrying out your wishes after you pass away, which means they will need to be someone you trust and who is capable of handling the responsibilities that come with being an executor. In Rochester, […]

Fourteen Ways to Preserve Your Assets with the Medicaid Laws – March 2023

Fourteen Ways to Preserve Your Assets with the Medicaid Laws - March 2023

Robert Friedman of Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC Attorneys, drawing on over 44 years of estate planning experience,  presents “Fourteen Ways to Preserve Your Assets with the Medicaid Laws” on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at Akron-Newstead Senior Center.  Learn how to preserve your assets if nursing home care is necessary and plan for incapacity with powers of attorney, health […]

Can a NY Section 8 Tenant With an ERAP Application be Evicted for Nonpayment?

Can a NY Section 8 Tenant With an ERAP Application be Evicted for Nonpayment

New York landlords may evict tenants where the stay imposed by a Section 8 subsidized tenant’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) application is futile due to the current regulations that provide such applications will be reviewed after all applications from non-subsidized tenants have been processed. A landlord commenced a nonpayment eviction proceeding in January 2022. […]