Information on Jeremy L. Goldstein and Impacts of the LRIS’s New System to New York Residents

The New York State Bar Association has, in partnership with Legal.io, launched an online Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) portal for New York residents in need of lawyers. The new service comes as a huge relief to New York residents because it aims at offering convenience as well as an easier way of acquiring legal help. The system is expected to build confidence among users because they will link with attorneys whose credentials are in line with the New York State Bar Association.

In brief, the new online service is expected to operate as follows:

  • The client will visit the portal through (https://nysbalris.legal.io) where they will fill out a questionnaire explaining the nature of their legal issue and location.
  • After the questionnaire is reviewed, a State Bar staff will match the client with an attorney within the same location.
  • Once the client has met with the attorney who they had been referred to, there is a $30 consultation fee for the first 30 minutes except for matters of social security, medical malpractice, and personal injury. The fee does not also apply to issues of veterans and military law, and unemployment or worker’s compensation.
  • The client may choose to retain the attorney; therefore, incur additional charges to be agreed by both parties.

In 2016, the New York State Bar Association’s trained workers were able to handle over 10, 000 phone calls from the public. The addition of the online system will drastically increase the number of clients. Therefore, it will enable attorneys to reach more individuals in need of legal advice. The New York State Bar Association is the largest state bar association in the United States, and it has been matching clients and attorneys for 35 years.

Jeremy L. Goldstein

Jeremy L. Goldstein is a partner at Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates LLC, a law firm in New York. Before establishing his firm, Jeremy Goldstein was a partner at the company Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Jeremy Goldstein has been a part of numerous corporate transactions in the past not to mention the acquisition of Goodrich by United Technologies.

Jeremy Goldstein has also overseen the acquisition of Duke Energy/Progress Energy; Sanofi-Aventis/Genzyme and Merck/Schering-Plough Corporation among many others. Jeremy Goldstein is presently the chair of the Mergers & Acquisition Subcommittee of the Executive Compensation Committee of the American Bar Association Business Section. He is also listed as prominent executive compensation lawyer in Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Legal 500.

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Geoffrey Cone Explains Why Interest in New Zealand International Trusts Continues to Increase

The baseless rumors that New Zealand has become a popular location for foreign trusts was debunked in a 2012 online posting by financial expert Geoffrey Cone. As principal of the law firm Cone Marshall, along with principal Karen Marshall, Cone has extensive experience in the industry and with foreign investors. His article, posted on multiple social media sites, detailed the many appeals New Zealand has to investors. These includes the stable economy and legal system, the transparency of the banking institution and a professional infrastructure.

These reasons are also why the Cone Marshall Law firm has also been so successful since it was established in 1999. The firm advises foreign investors and establishes trusts, partnerships and companies for these families. The firm is unique in that it does not seek out individual clients. Instead, it works with family financial advisers, attorneys and others representing families.

Both Geoffrey Cone and Karen Marshall are graduates of the University of Otago, New Zealand. Cone practiced in both Auckland and Christchurch for numerous years until he relocated to the British West Indies for two years where he worked as a litigator. Upon his return to New Zealand he spent two more years in practicing in Auckland before opening his private law firm.

Marshall spent 10 years in London working in the commercial litigation department of a law firm before returning to New Zealand. In 2006, a year after starting at the firm, she was made a principal of the company. Marshall has extensive experience working with trusts and concentrates on drafting documentation and providing advice to clients about their needs.

Cone Marshall specializes in international trust and tax planning and is the only firm in the country to offer only this service. Geoffrey Cone was described in the Law Firm and Experts directory as the quintessential tax lawyer. Both principals believe it is their adherence to providing only the most reliable advice and the highest level of transparency to all of their clients that has made them consistently successful throughout their history. It is this transparency and reliability that Cone believes they share with the financial industry of New Zealand.