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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/
  • Jan 29

    Shake Shack, Born in a Park, Is Going Public With Big Dream

    Shake Shack, Born in a Park, Is Going Public With Big Dream
    Shake Shack is part of fast-food movement that has emphasized fresh food and friendliness, a tack that will value the company at around $745 million.
  • Jan 29

    Law Firm Founds Project to Fight ‘Revenge Porn’

    Law Firm Founds Project to Fight ‘Revenge Porn’
    K&L Gates has set up the Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project to fight the shame-posting of sexual photos and videos online by jilted lovers.
  • Jan 29

    Manitowoc to Split in Two After Pressure From Activist

    Manitowoc to Split in Two After Pressure From Activist
    In a victory for Carl C. Icahn and Ralph Whitworth’s Relational Investors, the Manitowoc Company said it would separate its crane manufacturing business from its food service business, betting that the two will be more valuable as…
Rank this Week: 5

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Jan 29

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for January 29, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for January 29, 2015
    Court Docket (Bankr. D. Del.): Order Determining Appropriate Venue for Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. et al. Bankruptcy Cases Bloomberg Business: Caesars Wins Bid to Move $20 Billion Bankruptcy to Chicago New York…
  • Jan 28

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for January 28, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for January 28, 2015
    Bloomberg: Caesars to Hear Whether What Happens in Delaware Stays There Reuters: Atlantic City downgraded again ahead of note sale Wall Street Journal: GT Advanced Shareholders Denied Role in Bankruptcy Bureau of Labor…
  • Jan 28

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for January 27, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for January 27, 2015
    Daily Bankruptcy Review: Cache Hires Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones to Help Prepare Bankruptcy Filing Reuters: Caesars, creditors start unusual trial to pick bankruptcy court Washington Business Journal: AT&T buys NII…
Rank this Week: 19

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jan 28

    Innovation and imitation incentives in dynamic duopoly

    Innovation and imitation incentives in dynamic duopoly
    Etienne Billette de Villemeur and Richard Ruble and Bruno Versaevel analyze Innovation and imitation incentives in dynamic duopoly. ABSTRACT: We study entry in a growing market by ex-ante symmetric duopolists when sunk costs differ for the…
  • Jan 28

    Monitor and the Competition and Markets Authority

    Monitor and the Competition and Markets Authority
    Albert Sanchez Graells, University of Leicester - School of Law describes Monitor and the Competition and Markets Authority. ABSTRACT: As part of its enforcement duties under the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and…
  • Jan 28

    Evaluating Appropriability Defenses for the Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms in Innovative Industrie

    Evaluating Appropriability Defenses for the Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms in Innovative Industrie
    Jon Baker (American University) is Evaluating Appropriability Defenses for the Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms in Innovative Industries. ABSTRACT: In response to antitrust cases challenging the exclusionary conduct of dominant firms,…
Rank this Week: 39

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 55

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: 72

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    False PAC advertising?

    False PAC advertising?
    This detailed Politico story suggests that there's a fraudulent misrepresentation problem, but that the FEC can't do much about it.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 26

    Distributor's TM registration blocks manufacturer's claim

    Distributor's TM registration blocks manufacturer's claim
    Mighty Enterprises, Inc. v. She Hong Indus. Co. Ltd., 2015 WL 276771, No. 2:14–cv–06516 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 22, 2015) Mighty distributes and services heavy machinery. She Hong makes heavy machinery under the name…
  • Jan 26

    No standing for injunction-only cla

    No standing for injunction-only cla
    Graiser v. Visionworks of America, 2015 WL 248003, No. 1:14–CV–01641 (N.D. Ohio Jan. 20, 2015) Graiser sought an injunction on behalf of a putative class based on his false advertising claims, which alleged that…
Rank this Week: 83

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Jan 28

    Spin, spin, spin

    Spin, spin, spin
    Yesterday, Yahoo announced a plan to spin off its Alibaba stock in a "tax efficient" spin. Rather than distribute its Alibaba stock directly to shareholders, Yahoo will distribute the stock to a SpinCo. Presumably the only asset of…
  • Jan 13

    The Great Litigation Game

    The Great Litigation Game
    Cain and Solomon have published their paper, A Great Game: The Dynamics of State Competition and Litigation. They find evidence of competition, perhaps inadvertant, for corporate litigation: We theorize a multi-dimensional picture of…
  • Jan 13

    Insider trading may derail merger

    Insider trading may derail merger
    In China, a merger between two large state-owned railroad companies may be heading for trouble. Why? Apparently 20 executives in both companies AND their families were engaged in insider trading in the 6 months leading up to the announcement…
Rank this Week: 92

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 28

    Is it true that shareholder voices on the board "can't hurt"?

    Is it true that shareholder voices on the board "can't hurt"?
    In an article on Nelson Peltz's looming proxy fight at DuPont, the WSJ observed that: The challenge for both sides now is to win over shareholders. Typically, the biggest investors reserve judgment... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jan 28

    Dennis Berman on the activist hedge funds short-term playbook

    Dennis Berman on the activist hedge funds short-term playbook
    From today's WSJ comes a must read column by Dennis Berman in which he argues that: The vast majority [of shareholder activist funds] are making similar demands of their targets, delivered with what... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jan 27

    If you're going to write about corporations as actors and don't talk about Bill Klein ....

    If you're going to write about corporations as actors and don't talk about Bill Klein ....
    So I'm perusing Do Corporations Have Religious Beliefs? (90 Ind. L.J. 47) by Jason Iuliano and on the first two pages, I read the following: Do corporations have religious beliefs? In a word, yes.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 99

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jan 29

    Guide: Structuring your in-house legal team

    Guide: Structuring your in-house legal team
    Interested in learning more about structuring your in-house legal team? DLA Piper has published a resource for general counsel and other in-house counsel involved in law department management: “This article is aimed at both new GCs…
  • Jan 28

    10 Career Insights from 10 Successful GC

    10 Career Insights from 10 Successful GC
    Throughout 2014, I sat down with 10 fascinating individuals who also happen to be successful legal department leaders. From a former Dallas Cowboys football player to a former 2nd Lieutenant in the US Marine Corp with several tours under his…
  • Jan 23

    Top Ten Business Risks For 2015

    Top Ten Business Risks For 2015
    William Gallagher Associates, an insurance broker and risk management company, compiled what it sees as the top business risks in all categories for the coming year. Number one is a risk that hasn’t received much attention. It derives…
Rank this Week: 122

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 23

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap
    Background   There are still a number of corporations which have not fully recovered from the economic downturn, which consequently leads to less tax revenue for tax authorities.  As such, some of the tax authorities around the…
Rank this Week: 127

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 29

    The M&A Landscape: Financial Institutions Rediscovering Themselve

    The M&A Landscape: Financial Institutions Rediscovering Themselve
    Editor's Note: Edward Herlihy is a partner and co-chairman of the Executive Committee at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. The following post is based on a Wachtell Lipton memorandum by Mr. Herlihy, Lawrence S. Makow, Jeannemarie…
  • Jan 29

    Recent Delaware Rulings Support Practice of “Appraisal Arbitrage”

    Recent Delaware Rulings Support Practice of “Appraisal Arbitrage”
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from William E. Curbow, partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, and is based on a Simpson Thacher memorandum. This post is part of the Delaware…
  • Jan 29

    Understanding Director Election

    Understanding Director Election
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Yonca Ertimur of the Accounting Division at the University of Colorado at Boulder; Fabrizio Ferri of the Accounting Division at Columbia University; and David Oesch of the Department of…
Rank this Week: 144

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 27

    Chancery Analyzes Statutory Basis for Validity of Bylaws and Director Action

    Chancery Analyzes Statutory Basis for Validity of Bylaws and Director Action
    Sinchareonkul v. Fahnemann, C.A. No. 10543-VCL (Del. Ch. Jan. 22, 2015). Several aspects of this Court of Chancery opinion make it noteworthy.  First, this declaratory judgment action seeking to invalidate bylaws that confer…
  • Jan 22

    Interview with Chancellor Bouchard of the Delaware Court of Chancery

    Interview with Chancellor Bouchard of the Delaware Court of Chancery
    Chancellor Andre Bouchard of the Delaware Court of Chancery was interviewed yesterday by a publication called Town Square Delaware about the transition from corporate litigator to jurist, and related questions. The exchanges of questions…
  • Jan 19

    Chancery Applies New Statute Allowing for 20 Year Contractual Statute of Limitation

    Chancery Applies New Statute Allowing for 20 Year Contractual Statute of Limitation
    Bear Stearns Mortgage Funding Trust v. EMC Mortgage LLC, C.A. No. 7701-VCL (Del. Ch. Jan. 12, 2015) This decision is noteworthy for its discussion of a recently passed Delaware statute that allows parties to a contract to agree to establish…
Rank this Week: 168

Australian Regulatory Compliance…

Australian Regulatory Compliance Review

Covers legal and regulatory impacts on Australian businesses. By David Jacobson.

http://www.djacobson.com/australian_regulatory_rev/
  • Jun 15

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?
    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private? Not automatically. In dealing with ASIC and other regulators it is important to understand that the Freedom of Information Act 1982 applies to government agency records and…
  • Jun 15

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?
    In the matter of Re1 Limited (ABN 80 145 743 862) and Re2 Limited as responsible entities for Westfield Retail Trust 1 and Westfield Retail Trust 2 (No 3) [2014] NSWSC 762 the NSW Supreme Court considered the adjournment of the adjournment of…
  • Jun 15

    Small amount credit change

    Small amount credit change
    The National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contracts) Regulation 2014 was registered on 12 June 2014. The Regulation clarifies the changes introduced on 1 July 2013 which imposed a cap on costs and a limit on fees…
Rank this Week: 190

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 22

    NLS Law and Technology Legislative Analysis Competition 2014-15

    NLS Law and Technology Legislative Analysis Competition 2014-15
    [The following announcement is posted on behalf of the Law and Technology Society of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore]The Law and Technology Society is proud to present the 3rd edition of ‘NLS Law and…
  • Jan 22

    Insider Trading and the Risks of Due Diligence Acce

    Insider Trading and the Risks of Due Diligence Acce
    [The following post is contributed by Aparna Ravi, a researcher at the Centre for Law and Policy Research, Bangalore and previously a capital markets lawyer in London. She can be contacted at aparna.ravi@clpr.org.inShe presents an interesting…
  • Jan 21

    Supreme Court on Successor Liability

    Supreme Court on Successor Liability
    In the past, we have discussed the difficulties of imposing successor liability on the purchaser of a business when such liabilities pertain to those incurred by the seller prior to the sale and purchase transaction. This issue has come up…
Rank this Week: 192

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 209

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 29

    A Proposal to Fix the Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Rule

    A Proposal to Fix the Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Rule
    I oppose the Dodd-Frank conflict minerals rule, which requires companies to conduct due diligence and report on their sourcing of certain minerals from the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo and surrounding countries. As I have written…
  • Jan 28

    New York Times Reports Chinese Government Delayed Report to Help Alibaba's IPO

    New York Times Reports Chinese Government Delayed Report to Help Alibaba's IPO
    There’s a very interesting sentence in a New York Times story today about the Chinese company Alibaba. China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce has released a report criticizing illegal practices on Alibaba’s shopping web…
  • Jan 28

    New Article Highlight: The (Un)Enforcement of Corporate Officers' Dutie

    New Article Highlight: The (Un)Enforcement of Corporate Officers' Dutie
    New reading recommendation: The (Un)Enforcement of Corporate Officers' Duties, by Megan Shaner at Univ. of Oklahoma COL, published in UC Davis Law Review, November 2015. Abstract: Over the past few decades, officers have arguably become some…
Rank this Week: 221

The Startup Lawyer

The Startup Lawyer

Covers entrepreneurship and startup companies. By Ryan Roberts.

http://startuplawyer.com/
  • May 16

    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day 2014

    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day 2014
    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day 2014 will be held on Thursday, May 22 from 1 to 3:30pm (Dallas Time) at the Granada Theater. At Pitch Day 2014, the 13 startups of the 2014 Tech Wildcatters class will present: -Akros Tech Labs -GetReal.Estate…
  • Apr 2

    Mock Series A Term Sheet Negotiation

    Mock Series A Term Sheet Negotiation
    My firm and Tech Wildcatters are co-hosting a live mock Series A term sheet negotiation on April 25th from 1-3pm. The event will take place at Tech Wildcatters at 2700 Fairmount St in Dallas Texas. Brad Hunstable, founder and CEO of Ustream,…
  • Mar 3

    Office Hours at SXSW

    Office Hours at SXSW
    If you want to discuss liquidation preferences, vesting schedules, or anything startup-related, I’ll be holding an office hour session this Friday March 7th from 130-230pm at UP Global’s SXSW Startup Oasis. The office hour portion…
Rank this Week: 225

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 28

    Conference on the CISG at 35

    Conference on the CISG at 35
    Global Sales Law Conference: The CISG at 35: Challenges Today Friday, January 30, 2015 Please join us on Friday, Jan. 30 on campus at Georgetown University Law Center for the Global Sales Law Conference: The CISG at 35: Challenges Today....
  • Jan 27

    A Contract to Kill but no Intent to

    A Contract to Kill but no Intent to
    A young Norwegian man has been fined $1,300 for accepting a contract to kill without the intent to follow up on it. Yes, you read that right: all the authorities could charge this man with was contractual fraud. Another 21-year...
  • Jan 27

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 339 Choice of Law in the American Courts in 2014: Twenty-Eighth Annual Survey Symeon C. Symeonides Willamette University - College of…
Rank this Week: 231

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 27

    FTC Staff Report Misses the Mark on “Internet of Things” Regulation

    FTC Staff Report Misses the Mark on “Internet of Things” Regulation
    Today the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) missed the mark in authorizing release of a staff report calling for legislation and regulation of the “Internet of Things.” The Internet of Things is already affecting the daily lives of…
  • Jan 20

    In Memoriam: Henry G. Manne (1928-2015)

    In Memoriam: Henry G. Manne (1928-2015)
    Henry Manne was a great man, and a great father. He was, for me as for many others, one of the most important intellectual influences in my life. I will miss him dearly. Following is his official obituary. RIP, dad. Henry Girard Manne…
  • Jan 20

    Si Monumentum Requiris, Circumspice

    Si Monumentum Requiris, Circumspice
    The famous epitaph that adorns Sir Christopher Wren’s tomb in St. Paul’s Cathedral – Si monumentum requiris, circumspice (“if you seek his monument, look around you”) – applies equally well to Henry Manne,…
Rank this Week: 250

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 273

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 29

    Court Of Appeal Decides Against Arbitration Bylaw Amendment

    Court Of Appeal Decides Against Arbitration Bylaw Amendment
    Much has been written of late about the enforceability of exclusive forum bylaws.  What happens when the forum isn’t a court, but an arbitration?  Does it make any difference if the arbitration bylaw is adopted after a dispute…
  • Jan 28

    California AG Declares Whistleblower Tally A State Secret

    California AG Declares Whistleblower Tally A State Secret
    Since 2004, the California Attorney General has been required to maintain a whistleblower hotline to receive calls from persons who have information regarding possible violations of state or federal statutes, rules, or regulations, or…
  • Jan 27

    Victims Of Corporate Fraud Compensation Fund

    Victims Of Corporate Fraud Compensation Fund
    In the waning days of the 2001-2002 legislative session, then Assemblymember Kevin Shelley gutted and amended AB 55. As introduced, AB 55 would have amended the Elections Code. Instead, AB 55 became the vehicle for the enactment of the deeply…
Rank this Week: 271

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Jan 29

    Martha Minow, "Forgiveness, Law and Justice"

    Martha Minow, "Forgiveness, Law and Justice"
    Martha Minow, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law, Harvard Law School with comments by Martha Nussbaum, Aziz Huq, and Michael Schill What role if any should forgiveness play in law and legal systems? By forgiveness, I mean: a…
  • Jan 8

    Richard McAdams, "How Law Works Expressively"

    Richard McAdams, "How Law Works Expressively"
    Although people sometimes violate the law, there is more legal compliance than we can explain by ordinary economic theory – that legal sanctions deter noncompliance. In some domains of international law and constitutional law, there is…
  • Dec 4

    Baude, Harel, & McAdams, "How Should We Interpret our Constitutions?"

    Baude, Harel, & McAdams, "How Should We Interpret our Constitutions?"
    How Should We Interpret our Constitutions? A Debate between Professors Baude and Harel Moderated by Professor McAdams William Baude is Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, where he teaches…
Rank this Week: 285

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Jan 29

    How to Make a Legal Franchise Sale: Step 3 of 11 - Legal

    How to Make a Legal Franchise Sale: Step 3 of 11 - Legal
    Before furnishing an FDD to a prospect, you must confirm that the prospect has been given, or must give the prospect, notice of the FDD formats available, and the prerequisites and conditions for obtaining those formats. The law does...
  • Jan 29

    Avoiding the "Professional Franchise Candidate" - Operation

    Avoiding the "Professional Franchise Candidate" - Operation
    Have you ever wondered how a franchise candidate that seemed so promising during the selection process turned into such a nightmare? You ask yourself time and time again "How could this franchisee slip past our screening process? They…
  • Jan 28

    Should You Be Using Software as a Service? - Operation

    Should You Be Using Software as a Service? - Operation
    Why Franchise Software is Moving Into the Cloud When somebody says, "the cloud," your first thoughts may be of data flying over your head, a room full of servers or the latest scandal to rock the celebrity world. While...
Rank this Week: 295

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jan 29

    Proxy Access Punt: Glass Lewis Weighs In “For Real”

    Proxy Access Punt: Glass Lewis Weighs In “For Real”
    On Monday, I blogged about a statement from Glass Lewis on proxy access shareholder proposals that was contained in a WSJ article. Now, Glass Lewis has posted this on its own blog on the topic: In 2015, approximately 100 companies will face…
  • Jan 28

    Our New “Form 8-K Handbook”

    Our New “Form 8-K Handbook”
    Spanking brand new. By popular demand, this comprehensive “Form 8-K Handbook” covers all you need to know about “real time” disclosures via Form 8-K (it’s now posted on our “Form 8-K” Practice Area).…
  • Jan 27

    Corp Fin: New CDI on Filing Non-Searchable Graphics & Image

    Corp Fin: New CDI on Filing Non-Searchable Graphics & Image
    One of the goals of Corp Fin’s “Disclosure Effectiveness” project is to modernize its filing framework, EDGAR. Not an easy thing to do, but it definitely could use a look. For example, use of multimedia in SEC filings poses…
Rank this Week: 292

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Jan 17

    Northampton Seeks Additional License

    Northampton Seeks Additional License
    The Northampton City Council agreed to adopt a resolution to create 5 new liquor licenses for 5 existing businesses. Mayor David Narkewicz hopes this is the first step in getting rid of the quota system, and giving local city and towns (like…
  • Jan 13

    Newton Police Arrest Minor

    Newton Police Arrest Minor
    Newton police made multiple arrests on Jan. 10 at Tedeschi's Food Shop on Winchester Street. Assigned to liquor enforcement, police spotted a young man head into the store around 8:40 p.m. He left carrying two 30-packs of beer, and loaded it…
  • Jan 11

    King Arthur's Building in Chelsea is Sold

    King Arthur's Building in Chelsea is Sold
    The old King Arthur's Strip Club building in Chelsea was sold to a former produce wholesaler from Quincy, according to the Boston Herald, beating out Revere businessman Charlie Lightbody - who is currently under indictment for wire fraud…
Rank this Week: 326

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. Published by Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Jan 10

    Software and the economics of oil

    Software and the economics of oil
    A Bloomberg slideshow in December 2014 illustrates that U.S. oil consumption and GDP growth decoupled from 2010 - America is shaking off its addiction to oil. Five factors for the decoupling are given. Use of software is not mentioned.
  • Dec 9

    Social media and the law - book review

    Social media and the law - book review
    Social media is an inevitable and integral part of the lives of most individuals around the world seeking to communicate and share information. In terms of businesses and other organisations, social media is  largely a marketing channel…
  • Nov 26

    Why collaboration contracts are popular

    Why collaboration contracts are popular
    Business owners and executives worry when fortunes decline as competitors enter their former stable market. They worry over fewer calls from customers, lower sales and their best staff leaving one after another. The response is typically cost…
Rank this Week: 359

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Jan 17

    Oak Aged Vodka

    Oak Aged Vodka
    TTB does not allow Aged Vodka, or Aged Gin. But this would seem to show it’s pretty easy to work around these arcane, antiquated restrictions. Note how the word “aged” is nowhere but everywhere on this label, and Absolut…
  • Jan 4

    Tito Respond

    Tito Respond
    Over the years many have suggested that Tito’s vodka is not really made in small batches or by hand. I tried to keep an open mind, as the brand grew, and even in the face of the lawsuits summarized here. So I have been particularly…
  • Dec 10

    Maker’s Mark Bourbon Got Tito’d

    Maker’s Mark Bourbon Got Tito’d
    I have focused on beverage labeling law since 1988. During that time it has been very rare for a private party to bring any action against a beer, wine or spirit supplier’s labeling or advertising — unless the basis was trademark.…
Rank this Week: 390

BizzBangBuzz

BizzBangBuzz

Covers small business, venture capital, entrepreneurship and technology. By Anthony Cerminaro.

http://bizzbangbuzz.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    The World is Being Flattened

    The World is Being Flattened
    ... by Ten Forces Collapse of Berlin Wall--11/89: The event not only symbolized the end of the Cold war, it allowed people from other side of the wall to join the economic mainstream.
  • Jan 9

    The MBA Oath

    The MBA Oath
    The MBA Oath is a voluntary pledge for graduating MBAs and current MBAs to “create value responsibly and ethically.” The MBA Oath As a business leader I recognize my role in society. My purpose is to lead people and manage resources to…
  • Oct 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    What makes for a successful business plan? This post from Noah Parsons covers the essentials:"Executive summaries need to be short, direct, and provide an overview of the business opportunity ... A good plan will communicate what the business…
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Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
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Responsabilidad y Derecho

Responsabilidad y Derecho

Covers the development of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Colombia.

http://responsabilidadyderecho.blogspot.com/
  • May 10

    Sobre el "Registro de Contribuyentes Socialmente Responsables" de la AFIP... Y una pregunta para hacerse.

    Sobre el "Registro de Contribuyentes Socialmente Responsables" de la AFIP... Y una pregunta para hacerse.
    A finales del 2012, la Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos de Argentina, mejor conocida como la AFIP *, expidió la resolución Nº 3424 de 2012 (vigente desde el 2 de enero 2013), mediante la cual se…
  • Mar 18

    La materia ambiental en la Constitución Política Colombiana

    La materia ambiental en la Constitución Política Colombiana
    El reconocimiento que el Constituyente de 1991 hizo del Medio Ambiente como elemento esencial para el desarrollo humano, al igual que el establecimiento de su defensa como objetivo de principio dentro de la forma organizativa del Estado…
  • Jan 17

    Buen Gobierno en las Relaciones Laborale

    Buen Gobierno en las Relaciones Laborale
    Entrevista al abogado y filósofo colombiano, Julio César Carrillo, especialista en Derecho Laboral y en Pedagogía de los Valores, en la que habla sobre la importancia de humanizar tanto la concepción como la…
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China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

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

    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs…

    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs…
    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs | Fox News fxn.ws/1xkkv7z — I really hope oversight is done correctly © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Jan 13

    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A….

    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A….
    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A. Students – WSJ on.wsj.com/1IGDS0Z – hmm, that never occurred to me © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Jan 13

    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine ho…

    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine ho…
    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine how much better the world so far this year would be without religion. © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
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Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Sep 2

    You want improvements? I’m listening…

    You want improvements? I’m listening…
    The Will-O-Matic is, in my humble opinion, the best online automated software on the Internet in Canada, Australia and the UK.  It’s very easy to use, comprehensive and flexible and educates users along the way.  It’s so…
  • May 5

    How to Write a Will

    How to Write a Will
    How to Write a Will Look, if you’re looking to write your own Will, you’ve come to the right place: Introducing…The Will-O-Matic Wizard CLICK “Get Started” button now… The Will-O-Matic is a very dynamic,…
  • Feb 25

    Protect Your Loved One

    Protect Your Loved One
    …by dividing your property, appointing representatives, and helping avoid court battles. Without a Will your property will be divided according to government laws, which may not be in accordance with your wishes.  This may not be…
Rank this Week: 432

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

Offers case summaries of Delaware court decisions in business-related litigation. By Morris James.

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • Jan 29

    District Court Interprets Limitations Savings Statute

    District Court Interprets Limitations Savings Statute
    Hartsel v. The Vanguard Group Inc., C.A. 13-1128-SLR (D. Del. January 26, 2015) This is an interesting decision because it interprets the seldom-used Delaware Savings Statute [10 Del. C. Section 8118].  The court held that a derivative…
  • Jan 29

    Court Of Chancery Denies Late Amendment To Complaint

    Court Of Chancery Denies Late Amendment To Complaint
    Optimiscorp v. Waite, C.A. 8773-VCP (January 28, 2015) This decision is a primer on what not to do if you want to add claims to a complaint as the case develops. The lesson is to be sure that your discovery responses are both timely updated…
  • Jan 29

    Court Of Chancery Rejects Application Of Delaware Law

    Court Of Chancery Rejects Application Of Delaware Law
    Ascension Insurance Holdings LLC v. Underwood, C.A. 9897-VCG (January 28, 2015) This is an important decision on choice of law. The Court held that the parties’ choice of Delaware law to govern the terms of a noncompete agreement was…
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The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
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In-house Access

In-house Access

Covers corporate counsel best practices. By the Association of Corporate Counsel.

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Jan 23

    Taking the Time to Build a Cathedral

    Taking the Time to Build a Cathedral
    Guest Blogger: Megan Belcher is vice president and chief counsel, employment and compliance, legal and government affairs at ConAgra Foods. Two years ago, during a time when I was undertaking an examination of who I was as both a lawyer and a…
  • Nov 21

    Piano Bars and Beignet Brunches: A Recap of #ACCAM14 Health Law Committee Happening

    Piano Bars and Beignet Brunches: A Recap of #ACCAM14 Health Law Committee Happening
    Guest blogger: Kenny Johnson is senior corporate counsel at Quest Diagnostics Incorporated and serves as co-vice chair for the ACC Health Law Committee. The ACC Health Law Committee is kicking off the “Inside Health Law” series…
  • Oct 8

    A Man Among In-house Counsel

    A Man Among In-house Counsel
    Guest Blogger: Michael Schmidt is vice chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, and office managing partner, vice chair, of the New York Midtown office, where he is resident. For more than two decades, Mike has…
Rank this Week: 483

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
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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 29

    Business Owners: Don’t Neglect Succession Planning

    Business Owners: Don’t Neglect Succession Planning
    All too often business owners neglect succession planning. In fact, according to a recent Inc Magazine article and Deloitte survey on the topic, 90 percent of business leaders recognize the success of their company depends on effective…
  • Jan 28

    20 Franchise Trends from Industry News Source

    20 Franchise Trends from Industry News Source
    Franchise Times has an interesting article on 20 to Watch: franchise trendsetters in 2015. One of the more interesting items to me was No. 18 – So Sue Me. Apparently one enterprising insurance executive has set up a suite of insurance…
  • Dec 2

    Iowa Specialty Business Court Off to Good Start

    Iowa Specialty Business Court Off to Good Start
    Back in January of 2013 I shared that the Iowa Supreme Court began a new specialty court for business cases. According to a recent article from the Des Moines Business Record it sounds as though the court is off to a good start.…
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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 24

    Searing: Charitable (Anti)Trust

    Searing: Charitable (Anti)Trust
    Elizabeth A.M. Searing (School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University) has published Charitable (Anti)Trust: The Role of Antitrust Regulation in the Nonprofit Sector, 5 Nonprofit Policy Forum 261 (2014). Here is the abstract: The purpose…
  • Jan 24

    Cooney et al.: Benefit Corporation and L3C Adoption: A Survey

    Cooney et al.: Benefit Corporation and L3C Adoption: A Survey
    Kate Cooney (School of Management, Yale), Justin Koushyar (Business School, Emory), Matthew Lee (INSEAD (Singapore)), and Haskell Murray (Belmont) have posted the results of their research titled Benefit Corporation and L3C Adoption: A Survey…
  • Jan 24

    Hemphill & Cullari: The Benefit Corporation: Corporate Governance and the For-profit Social Entrepreneur

    Hemphill & Cullari: The Benefit Corporation: Corporate Governance and the For-profit Social Entrepreneur
    Thomas A. Hemphill and Francine Cullari (both School of Management, Michigan-Flint) have published The Benefit Corporation: Corporate Governance and the For-profit Social Entrepreneur, 119 Business and Society Review 519 (2014). Here is the…
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Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
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New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • Jan 26

    Take the 50% Shareholder/Dissolution Pop Quiz!

    Take the 50% Shareholder/Dissolution Pop Quiz!
    Think you know the rules governing a 50% shareholder's standing to seek statutory and common-law judicial dissolution of a closely held corporation? Test yourself with a pop quiz in this week's New York Business Divorce.
  • Jan 19

    “Jerk Insurance” Takes on New Meaning in Buyout Dispute

    “Jerk Insurance” Takes on New Meaning in Buyout Dispute
    A recent federal court decision in a high-stakes case resolved a dispute over the interpretation and application of what's commonly called a "jerk insurance" provision in a shareholder buyout agreement. Learn more in this week's New York…
  • Jan 12

    Court Declines Jurisdiction Over Claim for Common-Law Dissolution of Delaware Corporation

    Court Declines Jurisdiction Over Claim for Common-Law Dissolution of Delaware Corporation
    In the face of Second Department case law rejecting subject-matter jurisdiction over statutory dissolution claims involving foreign business entities, the plaintiffs in Bonavita v Savenergy, Inc. argued to Justice Timothy Driscoll that he…
Rank this Week: 539

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    Tax Deductions for Legal Fees in a Divorce

    Tax Deductions for Legal Fees in a Divorce
    In general, the Internal Revenue Code allows for a deduction of reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the production of taxable income.  This may entitle you to a deduction of some of the legal fees paid in pursuit of…
  • Dec 29

    Non-Competes and Office Romance

    Non-Competes and Office Romance
    Over the holiday, the Court of Appeals issued a couple of employment-related decisions regarding situations that often come up. Non-Compete Agreements/Competition with Former Employer In Curry’s Transportation Services, Inc. v. Dotson…
  • Oct 17

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace
     In the wake of domestic violence charges against NFL players and the public’s outrage at the NFL’s response as a business owner you may be thinking how you might respond when faced with an employee charged with domestic…
Rank this Week: 556

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, small business and family law. By Richard C. Koman.

http://www.richardkoman.com
  • May 2

    Negotiating a lease buyout

    Negotiating a lease buyout
    It’s not just lawyer sites that advise hiring lawyers. It’s actually a critical step in signing any legal document, to make sure you are being paid adequately and that you’re not waiving rights unnecessarily. Here are some…
  • Sep 20

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide
    The California Supreme Court will take on the case of whether San Jose can require developers to include “affordable housing” in new developments, The Mercury News reports. San Jose would require developers to offer 15 percent of…
  • Dec 8

    California eviction basic

    California eviction basic
    I wrote this step by step for Avvo a while back, called How to Evict a Tenant in California. It’s not just the basic procedures, but also gives a sense of the negotiation and settlement process that is key to working out a good deal. 1…
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The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Jan 28

    "Principles of litigating consumer class actions"

    "Principles of litigating consumer class actions"
    The January 2015 issue of Plaintiff Magazine has this article, and several others, in a symposium edition on class action litigation. The article by Joshua Haffner on class action trials is quite interesting.
  • Jan 26

    New UCL Prop. 64 standing opinion: Sarun v. Dignity Health

    New UCL Prop. 64 standing opinion: Sarun v. Dignity Health
    In Sarun v. Dignity Health, ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Dec. 15, 2014; pub. ord. Jan. 6, 2015), the plaintiff's UCL and CLRA causes of action alleged that the defendant hospital failed to disclose that it charged uninsured patients more for…
  • Jan 23

    Post-Brinker class certification opinion of note: Martinez v. Joe's Crab Shack Holding

    Post-Brinker class certification opinion of note: Martinez v. Joe's Crab Shack Holding
    Almost a year ago, I put together a list of twelve post-Brinker class certification opinions of note in wage and hour cases. One of the opinions was Martinez v. Joe’s Crab Shack Holdings, 221 Cal.App.4th 1148 (2013), in which the...
Rank this Week: 580

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 565

Indiana Civil & Business…

Indiana Civil & Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning and intellectual property. By Sam Hasler.

http://haslerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    Blogs to Check Out

    Blogs to Check Out
    Some law blogs that may be interests to some businesses:FDA Law Update - just what says it is, a way to keep up to date on happenings at the FDA.OSHA Law Blog. This may be of more interest to more businesses. Jackson Lewis hosts the blog so…
  • Feb 25

    Georgia

    Georgia
    Georgia Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Blog: Estate Planning: A Three-Step StrategyThe estate planning pyramid gives a hierarchy of goals for estate planning. This pyramid is useful in developing an estate planning strategy based on…
  • Jan 26

    Garden Leave in Action

    Garden Leave in Action
    Considering garden leave's novelty, I thought a collection of news articles descring the use of garden leave might be of some help and interest.
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