June 20, 2012
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In this issue:
• Design Professional Corporation Bill Passed Last Session
• aecKnowledge & AIANY Offer Online Continuing Education
• e-Calendar

Design Professional Corporation Bill Passed Last Session
On June 11, 2012, the New York State Senate passed a bill that will ease the way for firms to offer part ownership (up to 25%) to non-licensed professionals. As you will recall, last year we were successful in passing a law authorizing this option, but implementation became difficult, as it was determined that an existing corporation would have to dissolve first. Under this new bill, an existing firm could simply transition to a design professional service corporation (authorizing the up to 25% ownership) without the need to dissolve. This bill is a direct result of AIANY and AIANYS’ efforts during Architects in Albany Lobby Day. The bill was drafted and introduced the next day, and has now passed both houses of the legislature. We fully anticipate that the Governor will sign the bill into law. This bill is an example of why lobby day is important, and that good things can result from our efforts.

aecKnowledge & AIANY Offer Online Continuing Education
As part of an ongoing partnership with aecKnowledge, AIANY is pleased to offer 25% off online continuing education, which ends June 30. aecKnowledge delivers distilled, relevant, and practical knowledge that is peer-reviewed and 100% free of commercial content. Available online 24/7; more than 25 HSW units across seven knowledge areas are available.

eCalendar includes an interactive listing of architectural events around NYC. Click the link to go to to eCalendar on the web.


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