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We can manage all your business and contract needs - from simple to complex.

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From matrimonial disputes to DWI to real estate matters, Flink Smith is the clear choice to handle your case.

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Latest Cases

January 21, 2014

Is Lead Paint Affecting Your Real Estate Property Tax Assessment? Better make sure you have sustainable proof.

It is rare that you see a case that combines tax assessment, the value of real property and the potential landlord liability issues associated with the presence of lead based paint at the premises. Those two issues came together in the Court of Appeals case of Roth v. City of Syracuse, 21 N.Y.3d 411 (2013). In Roth, […]

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December 19, 2013

When DWI = Murder

Court of Appeals Issues Major Decision about Sufficiency of Proof in Depraved Indifference Murder Charges Occurring while the Driver is Intoxicated The Court of Appeals had issued a major decision regarding the legal sufficiency of proof needed to establish the requisite mental state to show depraved indifference in situations involving DWI cases. The Court decided […]

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December 19, 2013

Flink Smith Commences Action Against Medtronic For Faulty Infuse Medical Device

Flink Smith has commenced an action to protect the interests of a 23 year-old woman suffering from severe pain and disability as a result of a failure of a Medtronic medical device. In collaboration with a multi-state law firm, we claim that a spinal fusion operation failed due to an allegedly faulty product manufactured by […]

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August 19, 2014

Court of Appeals Further Expands a DWI Defendant’s Right to Counsel Prior to the Use of a Chemical Test or Breathalyzer

By: James L. Maswick The Court of Appeals has recently weighed in with a further protection for defendants accused of DWI and their right to an attorney during a crucial arrest procedure inherent in DWI prosecutions, the chemical test. A chemical test can take one of two forms: The first far more common form is […]

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August 19, 2014

Jay Smith and the 2014 Law School for Insurance Professionals

The 2014 Law School for Insurance Professionals, sponsored by The New York State Bar Association Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, is to be held in Albany, New York on September 19, 2014. Jay Smith from Flink Smith will present on the topic of Discovery Dilemmas—Give them what?: New Caselaw affecting the discoverability of documents, […]

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August 19, 2014

Maswick Successfully Discourages IRS from Further Scrutiny of Client

James Maswick, an attorney in our Lake Placid office, recently handled a matter for a client involving the non-payment of payroll tax by a not-for-profit institution. The IRS, in this instance, sought to hold personally liable a former executive from a not-for-profit institution for the non-payment of payroll tax by the institution. Mr. Maswick and […]

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