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Governor Hochul Guts the Limited Liability Transparency Act

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Limited Liability Companies (LLC) are a notorious tool for creating shell “companies” to hide who really owns a property or business. 93% of New York property owners are already disclosed in public databases – why keep a loophole for shady actors?
The Limited Liability Transparency Act passed by the legislature was supported by law enforcement officials, watchdog groups, editorial boards, tenants’ rights groups, and labor unions. Instead of approving the bill Governor Hochul gutted it by creating a secret database of LLC owners that the public cannot see. Somehow a transparency bill turns into a secret database. Simply incredible the lengths the Governor will go to keep the public in the dark

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Paul is the founder of the NY Coalition For Open Government and has truly loved seeing it become what it is today and is excited about its future growth.

As an attorney for 32 years, he is a partner in the law firm of Berzer & Wolf. Prior to his private law practice, Paul served in several government positions with the Buffalo Common Council, Buffalo Housing Authority, and Erie County.

When he is not practicing law and doing open government stuff, Paul enjoys spending time with his spouse, Cheryl, and his three children, Michael, Joseph, and Julia. Paul resides in Amherst, NY, a suburb of Buffalo.

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