John P. Sidd authored revisions to Article 16 of the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law on behalf of the New York Land Bank Association which revisions were passed by the New York State Senate and Assembly and signed into law by Governor Cuomo on October 26, 2015.  The revisions will save land banks across the State of New York thousands of dollars in recording fees and in property disposition expenses.  The revisions will dramatically improve the efficiency with which land banks are able to dispose of property, thereby expediting the return of tax delinquent, abandoned and vacant property to productive tax paying use.  Mr. Sidd is a member of the firm’s Commercial Transactions and Real Estate practice groups.




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