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DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 9

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 404

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 31

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 13

Pension Risk Matters

Pension Risk Matters

Focuses on pension financial risk issues from a governance and fiduciary perspective. Published by Susan M. Mangiero.

http://www.pensionriskmatters.com/
  • Jan 15

    How to Sell Investment Service

    How to Sell Investment Service
    As I understand, the term "consultative selling" was first used by author and sales expert Mack Hanan. The concept is simple. Know what your customer needs and offer them solutions to their problems. The process is a…
  • Jan 11

    Pension Risk Management for Retirement Plan

    Pension Risk Management for Retirement Plan
    I'm delighted to work with the Professional Risk Managers' International Association ("PRMIA") in delivering four (4) educational webinars about retirement plan risk management. According to its website, PRMIA is a "non-profit professional…
  • Jan 8

    Effective Retirement Plan Communication

    Effective Retirement Plan Communication
    My blog post entitled "Simplifying Retirement Planning Communications" resonated with readers. It's no surprise that there are still discussions about how best to improve the information provided to participants. Given the amount of…
Rank this Week: 3112

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jan 15

    Tulane Seeks Visitor

    Tulane Seeks Visitor
    Tulane Law School invites applications for a one-semester visiting position in the Fall of 2017. Our specific needs for the Fall 2017 semester include basic income tax and corporate tax, criminal law, and professional responsibility.…
  • Jan 15

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Jan. 15, 2017)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Jan. 15, 2017)
    ICYMI: "A lawyer rewrote Instagram's terms of use 'in plain English' so kids would know their ... rights" https://t.co/QHUlz7HiK0 #corpgov"— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) January 10, 2017 "worker participation in…
  • Jan 14

    A Theranos Class Action

    A Theranos Class Action
    A couple of months ago, investors in Theranos filed a class action complaint seeking damages for fraud and negligent misrepresentation under California law. Theranos is based in California; presumably, the plaintiffs intend to argue that any…
Rank this Week: 597

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Jan 15

    Why Trade Secrets Protection is Even More Important in the Strong Economy

    Why Trade Secrets Protection is Even More Important in the Strong Economy
    It is a well-known fact that when the economy improves, employee mobility rises as well. The most valuable employees – those with a specialized skill set and many years of experience in a particular industry – tend to stay…
  • Jan 4

    Non-Compete and Confidentiality Issues to Watch in 2017

    Non-Compete and Confidentiality Issues to Watch in 2017
    In 2016, there have been some major developments involving confidentiality and non-compete agreements law, which are likely to have some repercussions in 2017. Here’s a summary of the most important issues that companies…
  • Dec 12

    Will Ban the Non-Competes Movement Lose Its Momentum During the Trump Administration?

    Will Ban the Non-Competes Movement Lose Its Momentum During the Trump Administration?
    It’s no secret that the Obama administration made a push, especially towards the end, towards limiting the use of non-compete agreements by employers around the country. The White House commissioned not one but two reports on this…
Rank this Week: 2529

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    Court Rules in Employees Favor that Termination For Airing Grievances on TV is an Unfair Labor Practice

    Court Rules in Employees Favor that Termination For Airing Grievances on TV is an Unfair Labor Practice
    NLRB found the employees’ statements were largely “truthful representations of what the [companies] told them to do,” did not amount to unprotected disloyalty or reckless disparagement, and that the companies had committed…
  • Jan 10

    Playboy Wins Trademark Infringement Claim

    Playboy Wins Trademark Infringement Claim
    Nevertheless, the complaint alleges that, because of the successful market development, Playboy had made informal promises to renew its contract with the distributors. But, according to the complaint, Playboy allegedly came under new…
  • Jan 3

    Law School Brings Trademark Claim to Protect its Name

    Law School Brings Trademark Claim to Protect its Name
    The Houston College of Law argued it had already spent almost $500,000 to help publicize its new name, but U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison pointed out that most of that money was spent after the college had already been made aware of the…
Rank this Week: 1287

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Jan 15

    Effectively Administering a Relative TSR Program—Learning and Best Practice

    Effectively Administering a Relative TSR Program—Learning and Best Practice
    Relative TSR is a performance metric most often used in LTI performance plans. Its use as a metric has nearly doubled over the past 5 years and is now used by approximately 50% of companies spanning all sizes and industries. While the appeal…
  • Jan 14

    SEC Guidance on “New GAAP” Transition Disclosures and Non-GAAP Measure

    SEC Guidance on “New GAAP” Transition Disclosures and Non-GAAP Measure
    At three significant year-end conferences, members of the SEC’s senior accounting and legal staff reinforced previously delivered guidance on several key financial reporting issues relevant to preparation of upcoming earnings releases,…
  • Jan 13

    Shareholder Challenges Pay Practice at Apple, Inc.

    Shareholder Challenges Pay Practice at Apple, Inc.
    An Apple Inc. shareholder has proposed the following resolution be adopted at the 2017 annual shareholders’ meeting: “Resolved: shareholders recommend that Apple Inc. engage multiple outside independent experts or resources from…
Rank this Week: 337

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    NALSAR Student Law Review Vol. XII: Call for Paper

    NALSAR Student Law Review Vol. XII: Call for Paper
    [The following announcement is posted on behalf of the NALSAR Student Law Review]The NALSAR Student Law Review (NSLR) is now accepting submissions for its upcoming Volume XII. NSLR is an annual, student-edited, peer-reviewed…
  • Jan 14

    Measuring outputs v. outcomes: Did the restriction on foreign investment in local debt achieve the intended outcome?

    Measuring outputs v. outcomes: Did the restriction on foreign investment in local debt achieve the intended outcome?
    [The following guest post is contributed by Anurag Dutt, Arpita Pattanaik and Bhargavi Zaveri, who are researchers at the Finance Research Groupat the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai.]A good policymaking process…
  • Jan 9

    Et tu Tata!

    Et tu Tata!
    [The following guest post is contributed by Professor Bala N. Balasubramanian, who is an Adjunct Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad]Recent developments at the Tata Group in general and Tata Sons particularly have…
Rank this Week: 883

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jan 14

    The incoherence of Bishop Robert McElroy's position on Catholic Social Thought and Public Union

    The incoherence of Bishop Robert McElroy's position on Catholic Social Thought and Public Union
    Let's get the usual disclaimers out of the way. As a practicing Catholic, I give religious assent to the Magisterium of the Church and all due respect to the Bishops thereof. Yet, I also note that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jan 14

    My article on Delaware's corporate opportunity doctrine makes SSRN top 10 list

    My article on Delaware's corporate opportunity doctrine makes SSRN top 10 list
    An email from SSRN reports: Your paper, "INTEREST GROUP ANALYSIS OF DELAWARE LAW: THE CORPORATE OPPORTUNITY DOCTRINE AS CASE STUDY", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: FEN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jan 13

    Milan Markovic on Trump's conflict of interest plan

    Milan Markovic on Trump's conflict of interest plan
    I recommend reading the whole thing, but here's the money quote: The President-Elect and his lawyers at Morgan Lewis have released a plan that purports to address the conflicts of interest arising... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 62

Law Blog

Law Blog

A blog of legal issues and discussions. By Sean R. Hanover.

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 14

    When is a signature on a contract non-binding?

    When is a signature on a contract non-binding?
    It is not often we get to deal with antiquity in law -- so this was a great question recently posted on a legal bulletin board. I signed up for a loyalty program. I then switched to another product not in the program. The loyalty company…
  • Jan 14

    Matter of Avetisyan and Immigration Court Case Control

    Matter of Avetisyan and Immigration Court Case Control
    A seasoned immigration attorney, Ms. Alison Yew, started a discussion regarding tactics in immigration court. I responded to her question, and thought the answer could be useful to other practitioners and individuals working on immigration…
  • Jan 4

    How to file a 212H waiver in immigration court

    How to file a 212H waiver in immigration court
    Alright, this is a short and dirty posting today. I was doing research online, and noticed that there is a dearth of "how to" guides on 212(h) waivers. The 212(h) waiver is valid for LPR's who originally adjusted their status while in the…
Rank this Week: 2653

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

Covers corporate governance, human rights, trade and transparency. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3673

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 2112

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Jan 13

    Reminder: Contracts Mean What They Say. And External Grants Aren't Non-Tenure Track Position

    Reminder: Contracts Mean What They Say. And External Grants Aren't Non-Tenure Track Position
    Frequently when I teach Contracts I find myself telling the students to just put in the contract exactly what they want it to say, because so often I feel like cases revolve around parties saying, "I know what it said,...
  • Jan 12

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (January 12, 2017)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (January 12, 2017)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 518 Risk and Anxiety: A Theory of Data Breach Harms Daniel J. Solove and Danielle Keats Citron George Washington University Law School and University…
  • Jan 11

    City Can't Delegate Duties as Owner of Apartment Unit

    City Can't Delegate Duties as Owner of Apartment Unit
    If you're looking for an example of duties unable to be delegated, a recent case out of the Middle District of Florida, Floyd v. City of Sanibel, Case No. 2:15-cv-00795-SPC-CM, has one for you. In the case, the Floyds live...
Rank this Week: 619

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

Focused on legal developments in the property-casualty industry. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
Rank this Week: 2111

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Focuses on construction and business law, commercial creditor's rights and estate planning.

http://vannattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • Jan 13

    Vann Attorneys Webinar: Negotiating Business Agreements by Email, Text & Other Electronic Communication

    Vann Attorneys Webinar: Negotiating Business Agreements by Email, Text & Other Electronic Communication
    Business litigation in today’s society is commonplace.  Learn how to best position your business in preparing for litigation.  What steps will put your company in the best position possible?  Learn 3 takeaways to help…
  • Jan 4

    2017 First Quarter Newsletter

    2017 First Quarter Newsletter
    The post 2017 First Quarter Newsletter appeared first on Vann Attorneys | Attorneys at Law.
  • Sep 27

    Webinar: Three Takeaways for Business Litigation

    Webinar: Three Takeaways for Business Litigation
    Business litigation in today’s society is commonplace.  Learn how to best position your business in preparing for litigation.  What steps will put your company in the best position possible?  Learn 3 takeaways to help…
Rank this Week: 4598

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

Covers news, strategy and legal services of businesses and entrepreneurs. By inVigor Law Group PLLC.

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 13

    News Roundup: Instagram in Plain Language; Recent Trademark Battle

    News Roundup: Instagram in Plain Language; Recent Trademark Battle
    Plain Language, Privacy, and Instagram A lawyer rewrote Instagram’s terms of use in plain language so that young people using the app could understand their privacy rights. The rewrite was a part of a task force convened to study…
  • Jan 12

    Attorney-client Privilege: What to Know to Protect Your Busine

    Attorney-client Privilege: What to Know to Protect Your Busine
    What is the attorney-client privilege generally? The attorney-client privilege is the legal right that protects communications between a person and her attorney from compelled disclosure in a legal action. Attorney-client privilege is most…
  • Dec 14

    Integration in Securities Offering

    Integration in Securities Offering
    When companies raise money from investors, the transaction will be governed by securities laws. These securities laws have complex requirements that often “trip up” companies unfamiliar with the rules and their application.…
Rank this Week: 919

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 13

    Florida Statute Of Limitations on a Will

    Florida Statute Of Limitations on a Will
    What is the Florida Statute Of Limitations on a Will? A common question Jacksonville estate planning lawyers are often asked is how long does a person have to Florida will contest a will or what is the statute of limitations to contest a will…
  • Jan 11

    The Importance of a Florida DNR: Do Not Resuscitate Order

    The Importance of a Florida DNR: Do Not Resuscitate Order
    A Florida DNR is a document you will not complete with your Jacksonville Estate Planning Lawyer. Many feel that estate planning is a great area of law because it allows people to plan ahead for how they wish to be treated medically in a…
  • Jan 9

    Jacksonville Will Lawyer: Shows Many Americans Do Not Have A Will

    Jacksonville Will Lawyer: Shows Many Americans Do Not Have A Will
    As a Jacksonville Will Lawyer I have seen an alarming trend in Florida.  Most Americans live fast-paced lives with long work hours, bills to pay, and mouths to feed.  After a long day, the last thing on our minds is our…
Rank this Week: 152

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 13

    It's a Tam, Tam, Tam world

    It's a Tam, Tam, Tam world
    Along with a podcast for the American Constitution Center and an NPR interview running the morning of the Tam argument (next Wednesday), I'll also be on a post-argument panel at AU--the panel before features none other than Tam…
  • Jan 13

    Trump's trademark

    Trump's trademark
    Trump’s lawyer’s statement:Selling, first and foremost, would not eliminate possibilities of conflicts of interest. In fact, it would exacerbate them. The Trump brand is key to the value of the Trump Organization’s assets.…
  • Jan 13

    Question for those who know European privacy law

    Question for those who know European privacy law
    Is this ad campaign for Spotify a problem?"Dear person in the Theater District who listened to the Hamilton soundtrack 5,376 times this year, can you get us tickets?"and"Dear person who played 'Sorry' 42 times on Valentine's Day,…
Rank this Week: 416

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 13

    Alter Ego Liability in California

    Alter Ego Liability in California
    One of the primary benefits of incorporating your business and complying with corporate governance laws is that a corporation provides personal liability protections for its owners from the debts and liabilities of the corporation. These…
  • Jan 6

    Post-Closing Disputes In Mergers and Acquisition

    Post-Closing Disputes In Mergers and Acquisition
    In the early stages of a merger and acquisition (M&A) transaction, owners may be willing to overlook certain differences in favor of focusing on the benefits of the deal. However, as the M&A transaction is completed, the rose-colored…
  • Dec 30

    What is a Preference in Bankruptcy?

    What is a Preference in Bankruptcy?
    The last thing a business wants is the unexpected surprise of having to pay back money it has received from a customer for goods or services. Although charge-backs and payment disputes may be more common in today’s digital world, a…
Rank this Week: 3173

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

Offers legal news, notes and commentary of interest to small government contractors. By Steven Koprince.

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Jan 13

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: January 9-13, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: January 9-13, 2017
    There is a lot of excitement brewing here in our neck of the woods. We are cautiously awaiting a potential ice storm that is expected to hit town today and roll through the weekend, our Kansas Jayhawks are in action against Oklahoma State on…
  • Jan 12

    Accelerated Small Business Subcontractor Payments Extended To December 31, 2017

    Accelerated Small Business Subcontractor Payments Extended To December 31, 2017
    The government’s policy encouraging prompt payment to small business subcontractors has been extended to December 31, 2017. In a Memorandum issued on January 11, 2017 by the Office of Management and Budget, OMB Director Shaun Donovan…
  • Jan 10

    8(a) Sole Source Decision: “Bad Faith” Bid Protest An Uphill Battle

    8(a) Sole Source Decision: “Bad Faith” Bid Protest An Uphill Battle
    An agency’s decision to award a contract as an 8(a) sole source is a “business decision” for which the agency has broad discretion–and a potential protester challenging the agency’s use of that discretion will…
Rank this Week: 278

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jan 13

    Say It Early and Often

    Say It Early and Often
    The most important concept to remember in organizing your statements to the jury, whether during opening statement or closing argument, is the “rule of primacy”: Jurors tend to believe what they hear first and most frequently.…
  • Jan 11

    Watch Out for Probationary Employees Getting Implied Contract Right

    Watch Out for Probationary Employees Getting Implied Contract Right
    Employers often set up an “introductory” or “probationary” period for initial evaluation of new employees. There’s often a performance evaluation at the end of this period, and employers may believe they have…
  • Jan 9

    4 Tips for Finding the Right Interpreter

    4 Tips for Finding the Right Interpreter
    When a witness can’t understand or communicate in English, you need to get an interpreter. Evid C §752(a). It’s not as simple as just finding someone who speaks the same language as your witness. But getting the right…
Rank this Week: 2752

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Covers government contract issues including contract formation, strategies, bid protests and contract interpretation. By Crowell Moring.

http://www.governmentcontractslegalforum.com/
  • Jan 13

    Top FCA Developments of 2016

    Top FCA Developments of 2016
    Congress amended the civil False Claims Act in 1986 to give the statute more teeth as a fraud enforcement tool. Thirty years later, FCA litigation is as active as ever with more than 800 new cases filed in 2016, which is the second highest…
  • Jan 12

    COFC Rejects Government Motion to Dismiss ACA “Risk Corridors” Case

    COFC Rejects Government Motion to Dismiss ACA “Risk Corridors” Case
    In a recent decision, the Court of Federal Claims rejected the Government’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed under the Tucker Act seeking to recover “risk corridors” payments pursuant to §1342 of the Affordable Care…
  • Jan 10

    ASBCA Dismisses Army’s $100 Million Cost Disallowance for Failure to State a Plausible Claim

    ASBCA Dismisses Army’s $100 Million Cost Disallowance for Failure to State a Plausible Claim
    In Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems, Inc. (ASBCA Dec. 20, 2016), a case involving a $100 million breach of contract claim stemming from purportedly unallowable direct subcontractor costs, the Board granted Lockheed Martin’s motion to…
Rank this Week: 4969

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Jan 13

    The OIG Issues New Safe Harbor Regulation for Transportation

    The OIG Issues New Safe Harbor Regulation for Transportation
    On Dec. 7, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released a final rule (“Final Rule,” see 81 F.R. 88368) modifying certain existing safe harbors to the anti-kickback…
  • Jan 12

    Florida Nixes Married Couple's Bi-State Dual Homestead Exemption

    Florida Nixes Married Couple's Bi-State Dual Homestead Exemption
    A Florida appeals court has ruled that one spouse could not claim a homestead exemption against the property tax due on her Florida home when her spouse was claiming a homestead exemption against his home in Indiana. The Florida homestead…
  • Jan 9

    IRS Allows Retroactive Trust Modification to Achieve the Donor?s Tax Objective

    IRS Allows Retroactive Trust Modification to Achieve the Donor?s Tax Objective
    In a recent private letter ruling, 201652002, the IRS blessed the modification of a donor’s irrevocable trust in order to add a missing provision that was required for the trust to qualify under the IRS rules applicable to Grantor…
Rank this Week: 2597

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jan 13

    ESG: GRI’s New “Module” Standard

    ESG: GRI’s New “Module” Standard
    ESG – particularly sustainability & climate change – continues to grow in importance. There continues to be a multitude of standards to be aware of. The latest is a group of new standards from GRI (“Global Reporting…
  • Jan 12

    The Launch of “Broc Tales”!

    The Launch of “Broc Tales”!
    I try to innovate with something new every year. In 2016, it was the “Big Legal Minds” podcast series. The year before was a facelift for the home pages of our sites (with new features like our “Job Board“). In 2014, I…
  • Jan 11

    Life as a Corporate Lawyer: Stan Keller

    Life as a Corporate Lawyer: Stan Keller
    I had a lot of fun taping this 38-minute podcast with Stan Keller of Locke Lord. The dude can ball (meaning play hoops). I highly encourage you to listen to these podcasts when you take a walk, commute to work, etc. Stan tackles: 1. How did…
Rank this Week: 2301

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Jan 13

    Controller Transactions: A 360 Degree Review

    Controller Transactions: A 360 Degree Review
    Sorting out all of the nuances in Delaware’s approach to transactions involving controlling stockholders can be a challenge.  The courts apply different standards of review depending on whether the controller is the…
  • Jan 12

    Practice Point: Disclaimers of Reliance in M&A Contract

    Practice Point: Disclaimers of Reliance in M&A Contract
    This Morris James blog reviews Delaware case law on disclaimers of reliance in acquisition agreements & raises an important practice point.  As this excerpt notes, a clause that specifically disclaims reliance on…
  • Jan 11

    Small Company M&A: Rule 504 Now a Financing Option?

    Small Company M&A: Rule 504 Now a Financing Option?
    This Sheppard Mullin blog suggests that the SEC’s recent amendments increasing the amount that can be raised under Rule 504 of Regulation D to $5 million may have made the little-used exemption a viable alternative for funding smaller…
Rank this Week: 2293

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Jan 13

    O Frabjous Day! Court Holds Passive Member Is Not “Doing Business”

    O Frabjous Day! Court Holds Passive Member Is Not “Doing Business”
    The State of California imposes its franchise tax on every corporation (other than a bank, financial corporation or exempt corporation) that is “doing business” in California.  Cal. Rev. & Tax Code §…
  • Jan 12

    Do Outsiders Have Standing?

    Do Outsiders Have Standing?
    One of the essential elements of a contract is the consent of the parties.  Cal. Civ. Code § 1550(2).  When a party is a corporation, there is always a question of whether the person or persons signing the contract have…
  • Jan 11

    Should California Employers Be Insecure About California’s State-Run Retirement Savings Program?

    Should California Employers Be Insecure About California’s State-Run Retirement Savings Program?
    Last September, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 1234 (De León) which implements the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program.  2016 Cal. Stat. ch. 804. If you haven’t heard of the…
Rank this Week: 415

AG Deal Diary

AG Deal Diary

A collection of insights and analysis on hot topics impacting companies, funds, dealmakers and directors. By Akin Gump.

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/corporate/ag-deal-diary/index.html
  • Jan 12

    Recommended Reading: Top Priorities for US Boards in 2017

    Recommended Reading: Top Priorities for US Boards in 2017
    This week we highlight Ernst & Young’s “Top Priorities for US Boards in 2017.” The report addresses the importance of focusing on strategy, risk management, shareholder communications and the company’s talent pool,…
  • Jan 11

    Top 10 topics for Directors in 2017: Board Composition

    Top 10 topics for Directors in 2017: Board Composition
    Board composition: Evaluate and refresh board composition to help achieve the company’s goals, increase diversity and manage turnover The role of the board of directors and the scrutiny it receives seemingly increase every day. While…
  • Jan 10

    Top 10 Topics for Directors in 2017: CFIUS

    Top 10 Topics for Directors in 2017: CFIUS
    CFIUS: Account for CFIUS risks in transactions involving non-U.S. investments in businesses with a U.S. presence Over the past year, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), an interagency committee chaired by the…
Rank this Week: 714

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3063

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4765

McNamee, Lochner, Titus &…

McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C. Firm News & Events

Covers business law. By McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C.

http://www.mltw.com/news-events/
  • Jan 12

    Public Construction Attorneys Join McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C.

    Public Construction Attorneys Join McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C.
    McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C., a full-service law firm headquartered in Albany, N.Y. announces that the attorneys of Fox & Kowalewski, LLP, one of the leading public construction law firms in New York State, have joined the…
  • Jan 5

    Bruce J. Wagner Featured Speaker at NYSBA Family Section’s Flagship Program

    Bruce J. Wagner Featured Speaker at NYSBA Family Section’s Flagship Program
    Bruce J. Wagner will be the sole and featured speaker at the NYSBA Family Section’s 3 hour CLE course at its flagship program to be held during NYSBA’s 140th annual meeting on January 25, 2016. Program details are as follows:…
  • Dec 15

    St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation Hosts 18th Annual Holiday Kickoff Celebration

    St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation Hosts 18th Annual Holiday Kickoff Celebration
    Shareholder Jeremy Speich serves on the Board of Directors of the St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation and was as a Co-Chair of the Foundation’s Annual Holiday Kickoff. Along with Co-Chair Maureen Buckley and the other members of the…
Rank this Week: 1999

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
  • Jan 12

    2016: The year in filing

    2016: The year in filing
    There were 670,00 filings made to the SEC in 2016, with the largest filing over 3,330 pages!
  • Nov 30

    Post-election disclosure

    Post-election disclosure
    It’s now been three weeks since Americans elected Donald Trump as the nation’s next President. While Trump doesn’t take office until Jan. 20, 2017, we’ve seen a number of interesting disclosures in SEC filings related…
  • Oct 27

    Apple grows its real estate holding

    Apple grows its real estate holding
    A disclosure in Apple's 10-K shows that the company has increased its land holdings by about 50% in the past year.
Rank this Week: 2566

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

Covers business litigation, civil procedure, personal injury and punitive damages. By Jeff Blackwell.

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Jan 12

    Are Hernia Mesh Products Causing Personal Injury?

    Are Hernia Mesh Products Causing Personal Injury?
    Hernia Repair Surgeries Are Common Hernia repair surgeries are among the most common surgeries in the United States. More than a million of these surgeries are performed each year in this country. Hernia repair surgeries can be performed with…
  • Dec 7

    Settlement Paperwork: Don’t Expose An Injured Client To More Harm

    Settlement Paperwork: Don’t Expose An Injured Client To More Harm
    Settlement Terms Are Important A recent LinkedIn conversation about settlement terms raised an important issue. The topic — A defendant adds additional (and unacceptable) terms to a release document. The issue is far too common.…
  • Oct 26

    Chamber of Commerce Hypocrisy on Drug Advertisement

    Chamber of Commerce Hypocrisy on Drug Advertisement
    The article in The Hill begins: The nation’s leading business group is mounting a new attack on advertisements run by trial lawyers that tell consumers about the negative side effects from medical drugs and devices. Let me start —…
Rank this Week: 3839

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jan 12

    Law Has Become a Massive Gravy Train

    Law Has Become a Massive Gravy Train
    Bashing lawyers and the legal profession is a popular past-time, but one publication across the pond is pulling no punches: “Right-wing news site the Daily Mail has kicked off the new year with a pretty... The post Law Has Become a…
  • Jan 11

    How to Negotiate Like a Bo

    How to Negotiate Like a Bo
    In-house counsel negotiate daily – with vendors, customers and even within their own organization.  Do you have what it takes to negotiate like a boss? “How many life-changing, growth-catalyzing deals didn’t get…
  • Jan 10

    Biglaw Pitches to In-House Counsel Cost Up to $70K

    Biglaw Pitches to In-House Counsel Cost Up to $70K
    Apparently, the dog and pony show does not come cheap: “Ever wonder how much a client presentation costs at a big law firm? At Latham & Watkins, it can go anywhere between $30,000 and $70,000,... The post Biglaw Pitches to In-House…
Rank this Week: 425

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Jan 12

    FTC Economists’ Paper Discredits Claims of Inappropriately “Weak” Merger Enforcement

    FTC Economists’ Paper Discredits Claims of Inappropriately “Weak” Merger Enforcement
    During 2016 it became fashionable in certain circles to decry “lax” merger enforcement and to call for a more aggressive merger enforcement policy (see, for example, the American Antitrust Institute’s September 2016 paper on…
  • Jan 6

    What Will Trump Antitrust Be Like? Come to Heritage on January 24 and Find Out

    What Will Trump Antitrust Be Like? Come to Heritage on January 24 and Find Out
    During a presidential transition, it is an old Washington parlor game to discuss public policy tweaks and personnel changes, with speculation often focusing on former political appointees who are linked to the new President.  But with…
  • Dec 9

    Public Knowledge’s Lonely Echo Chamber of Copyright Advocacy

    Public Knowledge’s Lonely Echo Chamber of Copyright Advocacy
    Yesterday the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee issued the first set of policy proposals following their long-running copyright review process. These proposals were principally aimed at ensuring that the IT demands…
Rank this Week: 2305

ACA Review

ACA Review

Covers labor and employment, tax, employee benefits and healthcare law issues associated with the Affordable Care Act. By Balch & Bingham LLP.

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Jan 12

    Fitness Enthusiasm Wanes Early: ACA-Related Congressional Actions January 5 – 12

    Fitness Enthusiasm Wanes Early: ACA-Related Congressional Actions January 5 – 12
    On January 5, the House passed the “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017” (H.R. 26), streamlining the process for Congressional review and rejection of administrative agency rules, including a 10-year…
  • Jan 5

    How’s This for a Dramatic Entrance?

    How’s This for a Dramatic Entrance?
    As of Thursday morning, January 5, the general direction and pace of ACA repeal / replace legislation is discernible (details below), but the details are not.  News reports suggest that, despite persisting, material differences of…
  • Nov 17

    Future Status of Discriminatory Benefits for HCIs…Still Waiting…

    Future Status of Discriminatory Benefits for HCIs…Still Waiting…
    As we discussed in our last post, the election is officially behind us and now we begin to look to the future.  Unfortunately, we are back in the position of having more questions than answers.  Over the last couple of months we…
Rank this Week: 2519

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Jan 11

    Airbnb for Landlord

    Airbnb for Landlord
    Today on Facebook, a friend of mine posted about a nightmare experience she had with an Airbnb reservation. While traveling for business, she often relies on Airbnb short-term lodging rentals as an alternative to booking a hotel. “My…
  • Jan 5

    Is Ron Swanson’s Will Valid in Pennsylvania?

    Is Ron Swanson’s Will Valid in Pennsylvania?
    According to Ron Swanson of Parks and Recreation fame, “the three most useless jobs in the world are, in order, lawyer, congressman, and doctor.” While Ron Swanson may be my favorite television character of all time, I, of course,…
  • Dec 30

    Cell Phones and Other Recording Equipment Banned From Lancaster County Court Facilities Effective January 1, 2017

    Cell Phones and Other Recording Equipment Banned From Lancaster County Court Facilities Effective January 1, 2017
    As of January 1, 2017, use and possession of devices that are capable of recording audio and video, including cell phones, is prohibited in certain Lancaster County court facilities, including the Lancaster County Courthouse located at 50…
Rank this Week: 4870

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Jan 11

    Swiss-US Privacy Shield

    Swiss-US Privacy Shield
    Gemäss Medienmitteilung vom 11. Januar 2017 hat der Bundesrat in seiner heutigen Sitzung die Einrichtung des Swiss-US Privacy Shields zur Kenntnis genommen. Der Swiss-US Privacy Shield stellt eine weitere Grundlage für die…
  • Dec 29

    ESTV: Gesetzes- und Verordnungsänderungen im Steuer- und Abgabenrecht

    ESTV: Gesetzes- und Verordnungsänderungen im Steuer- und Abgabenrecht
    Die Eidgenössische Steuerverwaltung (ESTV) hat eine Auflistung mit den Gesetzes- und Verordnungsänderungen bei der direkten Bundessteuer, Mehrwertsteuer, Verrechnungssteuer und den Stempelabgaben veröffentlicht. Die wichtigsten…
  • Dec 21

    Vorentwurf zur Totalrevision des Datenschutzgesetzes (VE-DSG) veröffentlicht

    Vorentwurf zur Totalrevision des Datenschutzgesetzes (VE-DSG) veröffentlicht
    Der Bundesrat hat an seiner Sitzung vom 21. Dezember 2016 den Vorentwurf zu einer Totalrevision des Datenschutzgesetzes (VE-DSG) veröffentlicht und in die Vernehmlassung geschickt.Gemäss Medienmitteilung will der Bundesrat u.a. die…
Rank this Week: 2492

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Jan 11

    Philanthropy Roundtable's Amicus Brief on Donor Interest in Privacy

    Philanthropy Roundtable's Amicus Brief on Donor Interest in Privacy
    Philanthropy Roundtable (represented by Morgan Lewis & Brockius) filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court in support of a challenge to an aspect of McCain-Feingold/Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act that requires disclosure of certain large…
  • Jan 5

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year nonprofit champions and scholars! It's time for the obligatory predictions-about-new-year post: What legal and policy issues will be among the hottest in the new year? With the caveat that I'm particularly bad at predicting the…
  • Jan 3

    Colorado AG Proposes New Charity Oversight Unit

    Colorado AG Proposes New Charity Oversight Unit
    According to an article in Nonprofit Quarterly, at least one state is taking steps to increase its oversight of charitable organizations: In the face of a massive 200-percent expansion of registered Colorado nonprofits over the past 11 years,…
Rank this Week: 183

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 11

    IRS Issues Final Regulations for Foreign Owned Single Member LLC

    IRS Issues Final Regulations for Foreign Owned Single Member LLC
    The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued final regulations that will increase reporting requirements for certain foreign owned single member limited liability companies (“LLC”). When a single member LLC is formed,…
  • Dec 27

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Insider Trading Case

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Insider Trading Case
    In its first insider trading decision in nearly two decades, the United States Supreme Court upheld the insider trading conviction of Bassam Salman and reaffirmed the three-decade-old personal benefit standard applied to insider trading…
  • Dec 9

    Changes in Local Sales and Use Tax Rates – Nebraska

    Changes in Local Sales and Use Tax Rates – Nebraska
    Effective January 1, 2017, certain Nebraska cities and villages will increase sales and use tax rates. The village of Meadow Grove enacted a new local sales and use tax rate of 1.5%. Elmwood, Weeping Water, and Wilber will increase sales and…
Rank this Week: 2737

Rush On Business

Rush On Business

Covers business litigation, employment law, franchise law, incorporation and starting a business. By Rush Nigut.

http://www.rushonbusiness.com/
  • Jan 11

    Iowa Governor Branstad to Cut $7.7 Million from Judiciary Budget

    Iowa Governor Branstad to Cut $7.7 Million from Judiciary Budget
    Governor Branstad announced his proposed budget yesterday with $110 million in cuts. This includes $7.7 million in budget cuts for the judiciary. The budget cuts in the judiciary are alarming. Today, Chief Justice Mark Cady will give his…
  • Nov 15

    Best Lawyers in America® Recognition for Brick Gentry Lawyer

    Best Lawyers in America® Recognition for Brick Gentry Lawyer
    Several Brick Gentry lawyers were recently recognized by Best Lawyers in America® for 2016-2017. See the full article here. Rush Nigut was named one of the Best Lawyers in America® in three categories including: Business Organizations…
  • Sep 6

    Square One DSM Startup Stories to Feature iEmergent

    Square One DSM Startup Stories to Feature iEmergent
    Laird Hedlund Nossuli, CEO, and Bernard Nossuli, COO will join Mike Colwell for the September edition of Square One DSM Startup Stories to share the tale of a vision conceived and brought to life by company founder and Laird’s late…
Rank this Week: 990

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 137

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Jan 11

    Chancery Provides in Depth Analysis of Fair Value Determination in Appraisal Proceeding

    Chancery Provides in Depth Analysis of Fair Value Determination in Appraisal Proceeding
    Alexandra D. Rogin, an Eckert Seamans associate, prepared this overview. The thorough 75-page post-trial decision in Merion Capital L.P. v. Lender Processing Servs., Inc., C.A. No. 9320-VCL (Dec. 16, 2016), is a must read for those involved…
  • Jan 9

    20 Years of Legal Ethics Column

    20 Years of Legal Ethics Column
    The Bencher is the national publication of The American Inns of Court. Together with a lawyer from Chicago, I have published an ethics column for every other issue of The Bencher for the last 20 years. The current issue of The Bencher…
  • Jan 7

    Supreme Court Clarifies Attorney Charging Lien

    Supreme Court Clarifies Attorney Charging Lien
    Readers of these pages who make their living by practicing law in private law firms will be interested in the recent Delaware Supreme Court opinion captioned Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP v. Sutherland, No. 151, 2015 (Del. Jan. 6,…
Rank this Week: 580

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Covers corporate and commercial practice in the Delaware Court of Chancery. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawarechancery.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1736