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March 2020
Revised Form!


New York > Summary Proceedings (RPAPL)
●207D ------- Notice of petition, non-payment, dwelling, Civil Ct. ., 3 pp., 3-20
 
June 2020
Revised Forms!

North Carolina

55-832C *Statutory short form power of attorney, 9-18, 2 pp.

New York > Landlord and Tenant (including Leases)
• 330 Renewal lease form, DHCR RTP-8, Sec. 2523.5(a) RSC for use in New York City, 2 pp., 6-20. This file contains two versions of the Renewal Lease Form (RTP-8). Use the 9/19 form for leases expiring before 10/1/20 and the 6/20 form that follows the 9/19 form, for leases expiring after 9/30/20.
February 2020

New Form!

Nationwide – Business
Nationwide – Corporations & LLCs
Nationwide – General

• 5161PDF Model Act Minutes and Bylaws, 20 pp., 2-20.
January 2020

Revised Forms!

New York > Landlord and Tenant (including Leases)> Summary Proceedings (RPAPL)>Blank Court
• 447 Warrant, non-payment, Blank Ct, 2 pp
• 453 Warrant, Hold Over, Blank Ct, 2 pp 

Revised Form!

New York- Judgments
• 245 Affidavit of confession of judgment and judgment, 2pp, 9-19

July 2019

New and Revised Forms

Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019

Leases

All residential leases are under review as a result of the Act. The Act does not provide for an interim period prior to taking effect. We are reviewing the Act and will be publishing new forms soon. All residential leases in the State of New York will be revised. Continue to use existing forms until new forms are available. If any provisions of the existing forms are unenforceable due to the Act, the remaining provisions will remain in effect.

Forms now available.

Notices to Tenants

●119 Notice to tenant, 14 days, English and Spanish, assistance statement, 7-19
●304 Notice to tenant by certified mail, 5 days, English and Spanish, assistance statement, 7-19
●309 Omnibus notice of termination of tenancy of non-regulated residence, 30, 60 or 90 days, 7-19

Notices of Petition

●207B Notice of petition, non-payment, business, Civil Ct., 7-19
●207D Notice of petition, non-payment, dwelling, Civil Ct. ., 3 pp., 10-19
●211 Notice of petition, holdover, dwelling, Civil Ct., 3 pp., 10-19
●445 Notice of petition, non-payment, Blank Ct., 7-19
●449 Notice of petition, holdover, Blank Ct., 7-19
●511 Notice of petition, any grounds, Blank Ct., 7-19
●1407 Notice of petition, non-payment, District Ct., 7-19
●1411 Notice of petition, dwelling or business, District Ct., 7-19

Leases
54 *House lease, furn/unfurn, brokerage clause, guaranty, acknowledgments, Plain English, 4 pp., 7-19, Replaces form 495.

55 *Apartment lease, comprehensive, guaranty, acknowledgments, plain English, 4pp., 7-19
●56 *Lease for a rent stabilized apartment, 13 pp. Prepared by Adam Leitman Bailey, Leonard H. Ritz and Dov Treiman, 7-19

57 *Lease for an unregulated apartment, 13 pp. Prepared by Adam Leitman Bailey & Dov Treiman, 7-19
86 Sublease of a cooperative apartment, 13 pp. Prepared by Adam Leitman Bailey, Leonard H. Ritz and Dov Treimen, 7-19
●101 Condominium unit lease, plain English, 8 pp. Prepared by Arnold Mandell, 7-19

●102 Condominium unit lease, comprehensive, 11 pp. Prepared by Adam Leitman Bailey & Dov Tremain , 7-19
186 *Apartment lease, 2-5 units, furn/unfurn, plain English, 4 pp. 7-19. Replaces form 261.
●202 Lease from month to month, plain English, 2 pp., 7-19
●303 *Apartment lease, furn/unfurn, plain English, 4 pp., 7-19
●313 * Seasonal/vacation lease, house/apartment, furnished, plain English, 3 pp.,7-19
●315 *Weekly vacation residence lease, plain English, furnished, 2 pp., 7-19
●326 Rent Stabilization Rider, 12pp, 9-19

327 *Apartment lease, stabilized/controlled, furn/unfurn, guaranty, plain English, 4 pp., 7-19. Replaces form 53.
●330 *Renewal lease form, DHCR RTP-8, Sec. 2523.5(a) RSC for use in New York City, 2 pp., 9-19
●3120NY * House lease with option to buy, plain English, furnished or unfurnished, 4 pp., 7-19

 
May 2019


New Forms!

Nationwide – Business Nationwide – Corporations & LLCs Nationwide – General

•5159 Blank State Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement Features List, 4 pp. , 2016. Review and choose the agreement (5159A – 5159F) below, appropriate for your LLC.

•5159A Model Act Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement, Single Member, Member Managed, 15 pp., 2016
•5159B Model Act Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement, Single Member, Manager Managed, 22 pp., 2016
•5159C Model Act Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement, Single Member, Basic Form One Class Percentages Member Governed, 31 pp., 2016
•5159D Model Act Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement, Standard Form, One Class Percentage Membership Interests No Priority Return, 58 pp., 2016
•5159E Model Act Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement, Long Form, One Class Percentage Interests, 75 pp., 2016
•5159F Model Act Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement, Long Form, One Class Two Members Percentages Priority Return of Capital Full Buy-Sell Provisions, 96 pp., 2016

 Nationwide – Business Nationwide – Corporations & LLCs Nationwide – General
 New York – Corporations & LLCs

 • 5150  New York Corporate Records package, 41 pp., 2016

 •5154-1A New York Member Managed Single Member Operating Agreement, with Statement of Organization, Consent of Members, Consent of Directors, Notice of Publication, 13 pp., 2016
 •5154-1B New York Manager Managed Single Member Operating Agreement, with Statement of Organization, Consent of Members, Consent of Directors, Notice of Publication, 13 pp., 2016
 •5154-2A New York Manager Managed Multiple Member Operating Agreement and Company Regulations, with Statement of Organization, Consent of Members, Consent of Directors, Notice of Publication,56 pp., 2016  •5154-2B New York Member Managed, Multiple Member Operating Agreement, with Statement of   Organization, Consent of Members, Consent of Directors, Notice of Publication, 44 pp., 2016

• 5160 Model Act Minutes and Bylaws Corporate Records package, 53 pp., 2016
 
OCTOBER 2018
New Form!

Nationwide – Corporations & LLCs
Nationwide – General
New York - Corporations & LLCs

3016  LLC transfer and assignment of membership interest; acknowledgment; acceptance of transfer;           membership acknowledgment and adoption of the LLC company agreement, 2 pp., 10-18
New Forms!

Florida - Pets
Nationwide - Pets
New Jersey - Pets
New York - Pets

• 3010 The pet protection agreement – Pet Trust, 22 pp., 8-18, $27.00
• 3011 The pet protection agreement – Pet Trust, 10 pp., 8-18, $27.00    
 
 

How to Protect Your Four-Legged Family Members

By Rachel Hirschfeld, Esq.

 

Pets – Part of the American Family
More than 68 percent of American households have 365 million pets....and we LOVE them! Many of us feel that a pet is just as much a part of the family as any other person in the household. And 35% of us include their pets in family portraits. Just ask any pet owners what they’d save if their house caught fire. Often, their pets will come before their jewelry or artwork.  

 

A Fatal Omission

There’s a difference, though. You probably include your human family members in your plans for what will happen if you become unable to care for them. Too often, pets don’t get the same attention – mostly, because people don’t know that they can. Yet you certainly don’t want them to be mistreated or euthanized prematurely, if you are no long around to personally provide that care.

 

Many Family Pets End Up In Shelters

Unfortunately, that’s the fate in store for many of the more than 6 million beloved pets entering shelters each year. Not all of them find a new home, and about half are euthanized. Older animals – the ones mostly likely to wind up in shelters - have less chance of adoption than puppies or kittens.

 

An estimated 500,000 pets are euthanized annually simply because their owners die without providing for their care.

 

A Legal Document for Your Pets -- The Pet Protection Agreement® pet trust

No one wants to leave their pets unprotected. Until recently a pet clause in a Will or a stand-alone pet trust were the only options for concerned pet owners. But Wills go through probate court and what happens to your pet during that time? It could be months or years before your Will is even read. What’s more, pet care instructions in a Will are unenforceable. A formal Pet Trust can be unwieldy and is often quite expensive to prepare.

 

Now there’s another alternative: the Pet Protection Agreement. It’s a unique legal document that provides uninterrupted care for pets when their owner is no longer able to do so. The Pet Protection Agreement can be created online, often at a fraction of the cost of a pet trust, and it requires less formality. It also works if the pet owner is in the hospital and can’t care for the pets. It’s a legally enforceable document between you, the pet owner, and an individual or organization who pledges to take care of your animals – called the pet guardian. Furthermore, you can be as detailed about your pet’s care as you wish. Ultimately, you’re creating a legal instruction manual regarding your pet’s care. One of the best parts is that it is valid in all 50 states.  

 

More Flexibility than a Pet Trust

Unlike a formal pet trust, a Pet Protection Agreement does not need a trustee. Furthermore, funds are optional in the Pet Protection Agreement, although you can be as detailed as you wish regarding expenditure of funds for your pet’s care. You can designate where any remaining money will go when all pets die – your family, a charity or even a friend.

 

Therefore, the Pet Protection Agreement can ensure that funds for the pet’s care are available immediately and will continue as long as needed.

 

Conclusion

Family members and friends can be a source of tremendous support when a pet owner dies or when he or she is no longer able to take care of the pet – even for just an interim time such as travel or hospital stay. Such individuals often mean well but they may not be able to follow through on informal commitments they have made.

 

Recognizing such reality, pet owners should make a Pet Protection Agreement for a beloved pet’s ongoing care. Pet Protection Agreements are ideal tools to help pet owners and their pets remain together, to ensure that pets are well-cared for, and to establish procedures for legally transitioning pet ownership.  

 Rachel Hirschfeld is a nationally renowned expert in estate planning and a passionate advocate for people and their pets. Ms. Hirschfeld founded and co-chairs the New York County Lawyers Association’s Animal Law Committee and is often quoted in newspapers and legal journals on legal issues affecting pets. She is author of the books: “PETRIARCH: The Complete Guide to Financial and Legal Planning for a Pet’s Continued Care” and “PAW & ORDER You Love Your Pet? Keep the Good Life Going with a pet trust.” Ms. Hirschfeld developed the Pet Protection Agreement.

New Form! New Form!

New York - Business Certificates

This form must be used in Suffolk County. 201NS Certificate of conducting business under an assumed name for Individual, Suffolk and Nassau Counties, 9-18, 2 pp. Nassau continues to accept 201.

APRIL 2018 

 

Revised Form! 

 

 New York - Landlord and Tenant (including Leases) - All

 New York - Landlord and Tenant - Leases - Apartment

 New York - Landlord and Tenant - Leases - Apartment: Regulated

 New York - Landlord and Tenant - Lease - Related Forms – Rider

• 61 - Riders for regulated and unregulated apartments in NYC, including the revised Rent Stabilization Rider, 33 pp., 4-18

Revised Form!

New York- Enforcement of Judgments

139         Income execution for support enforcement CPLR § 5241, 2pp, 2018

New Form!
 

New York - Landlord and Tenant (including Leases) - All
New York - Landlord and Tenant - Leases - Apartment
New York - Landlord and Tenant - Leases - Apartment: Regulated
New York - Landlord and Tenant - Lease - Related Forms – Rider

• 326 – New York City Lease Rider for Rent Stabilized Tenants, 12 pp., 2-18.

New Form!

New York-Landlord and Tenant (including Leases)

38          Smoking Policy Rider, 3 pp, 4-18

 

56     Lease, comprehensive, for a rent stabilized apartment, 13 pp. Prepared by Adam Leitman Bailey & Dov Treiman, 4-18.  Use  with 61 Collected Riders.