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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/
  • Jul 22

    IRS Implements New Safeguards for Income Verification Express Service

    IRS Implements New Safeguards for Income Verification Express Service
    The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) is implementing new requirements for taxpayers who use the Income Verification Express Service (“IVES”), a service companies use when signing off on the incomes of loan applicants.…
  • Jul 21

    Revised Tax Return Due Dates for Partnerships and C Corporation

    Revised Tax Return Due Dates for Partnerships and C Corporation
    President Obama signed the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 (“Act”) into law on July 31, 2015. The Act includes a series of revised tax return filing deadlines for partnerships and C…
  • Jun 30

    IRS Shuts Down E-file PIN Tool

    IRS Shuts Down E-file PIN Tool
    In response to recent cyber-attacks on the Electronic Filing PIN App (“e-file PIN”), the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) announced the e-file PIN capability is no longer available online or through the toll-free phone…
Rank this Week: 2755

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
  • Jul 22

    Philadelphia Franchise Association June Lunch & Learn

    Philadelphia Franchise Association June Lunch & Learn
    The Philadelphia Franchise Association had a Lunch & Learn at Maggiano's Little Italy on June 8th. Attendees discussed the latest industry news and trends. The event was moderated by our very own Tom Spadea and featured 3 guest…
  • May 27

    Tom Spadea to Speak at Franchise Workshop at Rowan University

    Tom Spadea to Speak at Franchise Workshop at Rowan University
    If you have thought about starting your own franchise, then this workshop is for you! Find out how you can start being your own boss by attending this FREE event on June 1st (Wednesday). Note that you must register beforehand to attend. In…
  • May 24

    49th Annual International Franchise Association Legal Symposium

    49th Annual International Franchise Association Legal Symposium
    Will Jameson of Spadea Lignana Shares His Experience Franchise lawyers, CEOs, small business owners and more gathered in Washington DC from May 15-17, 2016 for the IFA's 49th Annual Legal Symposium. This year’s program provided value…
Rank this Week: 3159

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1092

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
  • Jul 21

    SEC Proposes Amendments to Update and Simplify Certain Disclosure Requirement

    SEC Proposes Amendments to Update and Simplify Certain Disclosure Requirement
    On July 13, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed amendments designed to update and simplify certain disclosure requirements that may have become redundant, duplicative, overlapping, outdated or superseded as a…
  • Jul 20

    Beyond Brexit Checklist

    Beyond Brexit Checklist
    Akin Gump launched its Beyond Brexit as an immediate response to the result of the EU Referendum.  The blog serves as a knowledge hub, providing resources and information on the regulatory and policy impact of Brexit.One highlight is our…
  • Jul 17

    M&A Market Update

    M&A Market Update
    In the first half of 2016, middle market M&A was down 6.3% as compared with the first half of 2015.  Thomson Reuters data shows that global M&A totaled $429.2 billion year to date. Click here for their full analysis of 2016…
Rank this Week: 2157

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Bonus Debentures: A New Perspective on Certain Issues and Concern

    Bonus Debentures: A New Perspective on Certain Issues and Concern
    [The following post is contributed by Priya Garg, who is a student at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WB-NUJS).An earlier post on this Blog discussing the features and implications of bonus debentures is available…
  • Jul 17

    Risk Management and Corporate Governance

    Risk Management and Corporate Governance
    The current edition of the NSE Quarterly Briefing is on “Risk Management and the Board of Directors in Indian Firms” and is drafted by Professor Afra Afsharipour. The executive summary is as follows:- Enterprise Risk Management…
  • Jul 12

    India-Mauritius DTAA Protocol: Analyzing the Impact

    India-Mauritius DTAA Protocol: Analyzing the Impact
    [The following guest post is contributed by Aarush Bhatia, who is a 5th year B.A.LL.B (Hons.) student at CNLU, Patna]IntroductionThe protocol[i]dated 10 May 2016 amending the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) between India and…
Rank this Week: 1003

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Jul 21

    $800 Franchise Tax is Due Even if LLC is Canceled

    $800 Franchise Tax is Due Even if LLC is Canceled
    This post about California’s $800 franchise tax is based on my recent answer to a Quora question. Q.: In California, can someone shut down an LLC before the $800 franchise tax is due on the 15th day of the 4th month? A.: One can…
  • Jun 23

    Trade Secrets Receive Federal Protection

    Trade Secrets Receive Federal Protection
    This post discusses the civil and criminal protections for trade secrets available since May 12, 2016 under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). Relevant definitions in the DTSA roughly follow – with numerous modest…
  • Jun 13

    May a Minor Be a Partner?

    May a Minor Be a Partner?
    This post answers the following question: May a minor be a partner (in a partnership legal entity)? It is based on my answer to the Avvo question, In California, can a minor be a partner in a General Partnership? Please note that, at…
Rank this Week: 1260

Vandrew Law Blog

Vandrew Law Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, tax law, and small business law.

http://vandrew.com/
  • Jul 21

    IRAs & 401(k)s Holding Bitcoin Directly: Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Prohibited Transaction Trap

    IRAs & 401(k)s Holding Bitcoin Directly: Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Prohibited Transaction Trap
    Practicing in estate planning, wills, and trusts, I’m often called upon to help my clients with their IRAs, Roth IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement accounts. As I write this, yields in many traditional retirement investments are at all…
  • Jul 12

    Estate Planning Traps & Bitcoin: 5 Things Bitcoin Holders Must Do Today

    Estate Planning Traps & Bitcoin: 5 Things Bitcoin Holders Must Do Today
    When it comes to estate planning, very little has been mentioned about bitcoin. While bitcoin is subject to wills and revocable living trusts like any other asset, there are some special considerations. Most seasoned holders of bitcoin are…
  • Jun 3

    6 Things You Can Do Right Now To Live Richer and Leave More for Your Loved One

    6 Things You Can Do Right Now To Live Richer and Leave More for Your Loved One
    When talking about estate planning, we often get all twisted up in the mechanisms (revocable living trusts, wills, death taxes, etc.). We then lose sight of the bigger picture, which is how to live more richly with the time we do have. When I…
Rank this Week: 2922

DBL Law Blog

DBL Law Blog

Covers business, construction, employment and real estate law in Ohio and Kentucky. By Dressman Benzinger LaVelle.

http://www.dbllaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Recent SCOKY Decision Discusses Applicability of Negligence Per Se Statute to Violation of Administrative Regulation

    Recent SCOKY Decision Discusses Applicability of Negligence Per Se Statute to Violation of Administrative Regulation
    In McCarty v. Covol Fuels No. 2, LLC, 476 S.W. 3d 224 (Ky. 2015), the Kentucky Supreme Court discussed at length the applicability of Kentucky’s negligence per se statute to the violation of an administrative regulation. The statute in…
  • Jul 6

    UBER Pays Big for Worker Misclassification But Still Win

    UBER Pays Big for Worker Misclassification But Still Win
    The Department of Labor has actively gone after employers who misclassify workers as independent contractors rather than employees for several years now.  Recently, Uber was the latest target by a former driver who claimed the drivers…
  • Jun 6

    Join Us – New Overtime Rules: What Do They Mean for Your Business?

    Join Us – New Overtime Rules: What Do They Mean for Your Business?
    The Department of Labor has made their final ruling on overtime rules, which will become effective December 1, 2016. Millions of Americans will now be eligible for overtime pay and employers need to be informed and prepared. Join us for an…
Rank this Week: 1207

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 2328

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2595

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

Covers fraud, international law, immigration and business formation. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    International Estate Planning Concern

    International Estate Planning Concern
    Everyone who owns property inside and outside the United States needs to invest in estate planning. It can be a straightforward, but there are some unique international estate planning concerns  that arise when…
  • Jul 19

    B Visa Public School Warning

    B Visa Public School Warning
    This B visa public school warning is all about knowing who to trust. The first thing you need to know is that you cannot trust a public school to reject a child! Even if enrolling the child means violating his or her visa status, a public…
  • Jul 14

    Buying Florida Rental Property from Abroad

    Buying Florida Rental Property from Abroad
    Buying Florida rental property is one of the best investments you can make. But if you don’t live in Florida, how do you do it? We already know Florida is a great location to live and purchase real estate, especially if you…
Rank this Week: 529

Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jul 21

    Are Intrastate Crowdfunding Laws Still Relevant?

    Are Intrastate Crowdfunding Laws Still Relevant?
    While everyone was waiting for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to finalize its equity crowdfunding rules, many states took matters into their own hands. Now that the federal regulations are finally in place, it remains unclear…
  • Jul 19

    SEC Proposes New BCP Rule for Investment Adviser

    SEC Proposes New BCP Rule for Investment Adviser
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently proposed a rule that would require registered investment advisers to adopt or amend their current business continuity and transition plans (BCP). Under the proposed BCP rule, the plans…
  • Jul 7

    New Report Raises Questions About Ad Agency Contract

    New Report Raises Questions About Ad Agency Contract
    Business owners: Now is the time to review your ad agency contracts New York and New Jersey businesses may want to review their existing ad agency contracts. A new report raises questions about whether agencies are recommending media…
Rank this Week: 817

Maryland Business Law Developments

Maryland Business Law Developments

Tracks judicial developments in Maryland business law. By the Business Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

http://marylandbusinesslawdevelopments.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    CSE Mortgage LLC v. Suryan (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty.)

    CSE Mortgage LLC v. Suryan (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty.)
    Filed:  April 21, 2016Opinion by:  Ronald B. RubinHoldings:  (1) Sole managing member of a special purpose entity can establish privity through control of litigation sufficient to prevent escape from application of doctrines of…
  • Jun 22

    Plum House IV, Inc. v. Wells Fargo Merchant Services, LLC (Maryland U.S.D.C.)

    Plum House IV, Inc. v. Wells Fargo Merchant Services, LLC (Maryland U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: January 29, 2016Opinion by: Catherine BlakeHolding: Under Maryland’s "economic loss rule" courts have limited remedies if the loss is purely economic and the parties were engaged in arms-length commercial bargaining.Facts:…
  • Jun 2

    O'Brien & Gere Engineers, Inc. v. City of Salisbury (Ct. of Appeals)

    O'Brien & Gere Engineers, Inc. v. City of Salisbury (Ct. of Appeals)
    Filed: April 26, 2016Opinion By: AdkinsHolding: The litigation privilege in Maryland extends to breach of a non-disparagement contract clause arising out of statements made by the party's counsel and witnesses in a judicial proceeding, and…
Rank this Week: 4151

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

http://www.philadelphiabusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Dangers in Your Commercial Lease- The Confession of Judgment Clause

    Dangers in Your Commercial Lease- The Confession of Judgment Clause
    A recent court decision from the Philadelphia Courts should cause anyone with a commercial lease to review their contracts.  The issue in this case required the court to determine if a confession of judgment clause in a commercial lease…
  • Jul 7

    Bankruptcy and Sheriff Sale Purchase

    Bankruptcy and Sheriff Sale Purchase
    As a professional real estate developer or someone with an interest in purchasing real estate at a sheriff sale, you need to understand how the bankruptcy and foreclosure laws work together.  Foreclosure is a process by which a private…
  • Jun 15

    How to Make Sure Your Small Business Gets Paid

    How to Make Sure Your Small Business Gets Paid
    Driving to work this morning I was thinking about my aging receivables and was becoming increasingly frustrated.  Although I am a lawyer and work in a Philadelphia law firm, I am also, at my core, the owner of a small business.  I…
Rank this Week: 1226

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 771

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Jul 20

    Texas Employment Hiring Checklist

    Texas Employment Hiring Checklist
    Whether a new business is preparing to hire its first employee or is revisiting its already-existing hiring procedures, making sure that the on-boarding process is done correctly and consistently will result in significant long-term benefits…
  • Jul 10

    Erasing Employer Files Costs Employee Severance Pay

    Erasing Employer Files Costs Employee Severance Pay
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which presides over Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, recently held that an employer could deny employee his severance benefits under an ERISA benefits plan because the employee erased certain files from…
  • Jun 12

    Texas Supreme Court Rules Competitors Can be Excluded from the Courtroom

    Texas Supreme Court Rules Competitors Can be Excluded from the Courtroom
    Until recently, companies suing for trade secret theft ran a risk of having to disclose to their competitors in open court certain aspects of their trade secrets in order to prove their claim. The companies often argued that they…
Rank this Week: 2665

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Vann & Sheridan Blog

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

http://vannattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 20

    Webinar: Business Contract Terms & Conditions: Shield or Sword?

    Webinar: Business Contract Terms & Conditions: Shield or Sword?
    Wednesday, August 10 2016 from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.Vann Attorneys Webinar: Business Contract Terms & Conditions: Shield or Sword? How can terms and conditions in a business contract be used for your protection? We will review common terms in…
  • Jul 18

    Jon David “J.D.” Hensarling Joins Vann Attorneys, PLLC

    Jon David “J.D.” Hensarling Joins Vann Attorneys, PLLC
    Vann Attorneys, PLLC is proud to announce the addition of Mr. Jon David “J.D.” Hensarling to its North Carolina law practice. Mr. Hensarling represents clients in complex business disputes, contract and construction disputes,…
  • Apr 25

    The Significance of Trust, Especially in Busine

    The Significance of Trust, Especially in Busine
    The significance of trust is critical to building a relationship that furthers improvement, growth, productivity, involvement, high energy and a unified team.   This applies to business and personal relationships.  Think about a…
Rank this Week: 4581

CBL Business Law Blog

CBL Business Law Blog

Explores business law issues as they relate to SMEs in the UK and any international business wanting to trade in Britain. By Cousins Business Law.

http://www.business-lawfirm.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 20

    Some thoughts on the effect of Brexit on SME

    Some thoughts on the effect of Brexit on SME
    All SMEs want to know what effects the Brexit vote and the change in Prime Minister will have on them. However, there is so much uncertainty that it is impossible to predict. All that can be done at the moment is to look at what factors will…
  • Jul 19

    Confirmation statements replace annual returns for companie

    Confirmation statements replace annual returns for companie
    From 30 June 2016, companies are now required to deliver a confirmation statement.  This replaces the previous obligation to file an annual return.  The confirmation statement covers broadly similar information, but there are…
  • Jul 14

    Pubs noise and nearby development

    Pubs noise and nearby development
    In December 2015 I discussed the problems posed to pubs and other established premises with a premises licence by changes in use and development of nearby property which would add residential occupants likely to complain about noise…
Rank this Week: 2899

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Covers legal issues facing the fashion, apparel and textile industry. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.fashionapparellawblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    Could your Bonuses and Promotions Soon be Determined by Wearable Technology?

    Could your Bonuses and Promotions Soon be Determined by Wearable Technology?
    From Apple Watches to Fitbits, the market for wearable technology has steadily increased over the years.  In 2015, just under 50 million wearable devices were shipped.[1]  Additionally, the wearables market is expected to increase…
  • May 5

    Rah! Rah! Sis Boom Bah! Supreme Court to Decide Whether Copyright Act Protects Cheerleader Uniform Design

    Rah! Rah! Sis Boom Bah! Supreme Court to Decide Whether Copyright Act Protects Cheerleader Uniform Design
    In August 2015, the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held in Varsity Brands, Inc.. v. Star Athletica, LLC, 799 F.3d 468 (6th Cir. 2015), that the stripes, chevrons and other visual elements that appear on a cheerleading uniform…
  • Apr 29

    European Court of Justice to Rule on Legality of Online Sales Ban

    European Court of Justice to Rule on Legality of Online Sales Ban
    An appeal court in Frankfurt has asked the European Court of Justice to clarify the application of the competition rules to online sales. The Frankfurt court made its request in the context of a dispute between a leader in beauty products…
Rank this Week: 1435

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Jul 19

    Arbitrator to Decide Arbitrability of Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claim

    Arbitrator to Decide Arbitrability of Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claim
    In Angus v. Ajio, C.A. No. 11895-VCG (Del. Ch. May 13, 2016), the plaintiffs sought to enjoin an arbitration initiated against them as officers of MoGo Sport. In the arbitration, certain members of the company (who were defendants in the…
  • Jul 12

    Court Tackles Nonmember Appointed as a Special Litigation Committee

    Court Tackles Nonmember Appointed as a Special Litigation Committee
    It is often said that Delaware limited liability companies are creatures of contract. Drafters of LLC agreements have the freedom to craft an LLC that best suits their goals. For instance, LLCs can be drafted to allow the members to manage…
  • Jul 10

    Court Of Chancery Dismisses Previously Dismissed Case

    Court Of Chancery Dismisses Previously Dismissed Case
    Laborers’ District Counsel Construction Industry Pension Fund v. Bensoussan, C.A. 11293-CB (June 14, 2016) What happens when a derivative claim is filed outside of Delaware and then is dismissed by that other court?  Well even if…
Rank this Week: 2145

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

Covers disputes between companies and executives. Published by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Jul 19

    Active Shooter Drill Backfires on Employer

    Active Shooter Drill Backfires on Employer
    After a spate of horrific shootings at schools and businesses across the country, employers started conducting unannounced “active shooter” drills to train employees how to react if a murderous gunman shows up at their workplace.…
  • Jul 4

    The Inbox – Spin It Your Way

    The Inbox – Spin It Your Way
    It is the norm for high-achieving employees to strive for and tout their successes. Recently, however, one person’s novel reaction to failure—his own termination—may show a future employer as much about his character as any…
  • Jun 27

    What Employers and Employees Need to Know About the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    What Employers and Employees Need to Know About the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Owners of stolen trade secrets now have another weapon in their arsenal. Last month, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (the DTSA), which creates a new cause of action in federal court for the misappropriation of trade…
Rank this Week: 766

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
  • Jul 19

    FLSA Supervisor Training Just Makes Sense

    FLSA Supervisor Training Just Makes Sense
    Many employers responded to rising harassment liability prudently by requiring supervisory employees to attend mandatory anti-harassment training.  And the statistical evidence suggests that supervisor training and other…
  • Jul 18

    Fourth Circuit Reverses Virginia District Court and Holds That Fire Captains Are Non-Exempt Employees Under FLSA in Overtime Case

    Fourth Circuit Reverses Virginia District Court and Holds That Fire Captains Are Non-Exempt Employees Under FLSA in Overtime Case
    In its recent decision in Morrison v. County of Fairfax, Virginia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed the Eastern District Court of Virginia, and held that a group of Fairfax County fire Captains were entitled…
  • Jul 18

    PCT Attends DRI Diversity Seminar in Chicago

    PCT Attends DRI Diversity Seminar in Chicago
    PCT Managing Partner Scott Johnson attended the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) Diversity for Success Seminar in Chicago on June 9-10. This annual event provides law firms and corporations with an overview of national diversity and…
Rank this Week: 1071

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Jul 19

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine
    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule…
  • Jul 14

    A Pet Free Building Does Not Mean A Building Without Pet

    A Pet Free Building Does Not Mean A Building Without Pet
    Are pet free condominium buildings a thing?  One of the jobs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) and the Department of Justice is to enforce the federal Fair Housing Act (“Act”).  The…
  • Apr 14

    Property line disputes: did your neighbor build on your land?

    Property line disputes: did your neighbor build on your land?
      Just How Close is your Neighbor?     In a recent Minnesota Court of Appeals decision, the Court determined that a landowner, whose property was encroached-upon by a neighbor, was entitled to numerous types of costly damages…
Rank this Week: 1205

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Boston Metro Area business law. By Richard Mucci.

http://www.bostonmetrobusinesslawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 2803

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Perils of Dissolution, or Hey, FTB, Where’s My Dough?

    Perils of Dissolution, or Hey, FTB, Where’s My Dough?
    Sometimes a California limited liability company (LLC) or California corporation dissolves and files a final tax return which shows it has a refund coming, but the refund is $800 short. How could this happen? It’s because the…
  • Jul 15

    LLC Annual Fee Clarified by Franchise Tax Board

    LLC Annual Fee Clarified by Franchise Tax Board
    A limited liability company (“LLC”) doing business in California (whether organized under California law or the law of another state) must pay an LLC annual fee on its “total income from all sources derived from or…
  • Apr 21

    Here’s One Way Not to Pay Taxes – Legally!

    Here’s One Way Not to Pay Taxes – Legally!
    California charges a minimum franchise tax of $800 each year. This is a tax on the privilege of being a corporation. It doesn’t matter whether the corporation is profitable or even if it has any revenue. The state wants its ……
Rank this Week: 1930

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

Covers business law. By Law Offices of Tony T. Liu.

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Your Company May Be Liable for Vehicle Accidents Caused By Employee

    Your Company May Be Liable for Vehicle Accidents Caused By Employee
    If your company has employees driving either company owned or employee owned vehicles in the course of their duties depending on the circumstances your firm may be held liable for their negligence. Given the potential damages of a…
  • Jul 11

    Warranties for Consumer Products Can Now Be Posted Online, Need Not Be Printed

    Warranties for Consumer Products Can Now Be Posted Online, Need Not Be Printed
    How many times have your purchased some consumer good and in the box is a copy of the warranty in print so small it made you squint? Now thanks to a recent change in the law if a consumer good has a warranty a copy need not be provided in the…
  • Jun 27

    Taylor Swift Settles Trademark Infringement Case With Orange County Clothing Company

    Taylor Swift Settles Trademark Infringement Case With Orange County Clothing Company
    “Lucky 13” wasn’t so lucky for pop star Taylor Swift who found herself being sued by Blue Sphere, a seller of clothing of the same name based in Orange County. The lawsuit was filed in May 2014, according to the Hollywood…
Rank this Week: 2651

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Jul 18

    Prince Estate: The Importance Of Having A Will

    Prince Estate: The Importance Of Having A Will
    Gary Borofsky in Forbes about Prince's estate plan, err, lack thereof: The untimely death of the music icon is exposing the role tax planning plays in an overall estate plan. By creating a comprehensive plan, a high net worth individual…
  • May 26

    Before You Travel This Summer, Don’t Forget These 5 Estate Planning Must Do

    Before You Travel This Summer, Don’t Forget These 5 Estate Planning Must Do
    It’s travel season! Whether you’re planning to dip your toes in the sand and surf, or ride the newest attractions at your favorite amusement park, you’re ready to hit the road (or the skies) and get out of town! Before you…
  • Apr 26

    Candidates' Proposed Estate Tax Plan

    Candidates' Proposed Estate Tax Plan
    Robert Woods, writing for Forbes: Under current law, estates worth $5.45 million or less are exempt from federal estate tax. Beyond that, you pay. Call it an estate tax, a death tax, or a tax on accumulated wealth. Whatever you call it, it…
Rank this Week: 4673

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
  • Jul 18

    Johnny Love Vodka Wins “Sexy Lips” Trademark Appeal Against Jim Beam

    Johnny Love Vodka Wins “Sexy Lips” Trademark Appeal Against Jim Beam
    Johnny Love Beverage Company LLC (“JL”) and Jim Beam Brands Co. (“Beam”) are fighting over the right to use “sexy lips” imagery on flavored vodkas. JL’s logo (the subject of U.S. trademark…
  • Jul 7

    Perfect Beach Reading

    Perfect Beach Reading
    For a good, edifying time, grab a bottle of craft spirits, a beach — and this book. The book is Moonshiner to Craft Distillery: Leading Lawyers on the Business of Distilling. Aspatore Books, a division of Thomson Reuters, published…
  • May 12

    Main Tito’s Case Dismissed

    Main Tito’s Case Dismissed
    The main Tito’s Handmade Vodka case has been dismissed, after 19 months of heated litigation. Details are not available so far. The main case was Hofmann v. Fifth Dimension, Inc. (first filed in state court in September of 2014 then…
Rank this Week: 1237

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, foreclosures, and business law. By The Silber Law Firm LLC.

http://www.thesilberlawfirm.com/
Rank this Week: 2939

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Jul 18

    I wrote a book

    I wrote a book
    As most know, I’ve been a solo attorney for some time now, and building my own practice has no doubt been immensely challenging but also tremendously rewarding. I’ve learned more about myself through this journey than I ever…
  • Jun 16

    Virtual Law Offices -- A Primer

    Virtual Law Offices -- A Primer
    *The following article appeared in the June 2016 newsletter of the ISBA Standing Committee on Legal Technology. Virtual Law Offices (VLOs) have become more common in today’s evolving legal industry than ever before. As technology…
  • Jan 18

    Give Your Estate Plan a New Year Check Up

    Give Your Estate Plan a New Year Check Up
    Welcome to 2016! If you’re like me, you’ve spent the first few weeks of the New Year trying to get organized and set some goals for the year to come.  Whether it’s a new workout regimen, quitting smoking, spending more…
Rank this Week: 3532

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Covers Nevada business law.

http://bongiovilaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 16

    WTF(LSA) – New FLSA Regulation

    WTF(LSA) – New FLSA Regulation
    Goodness gracious.  Every time I think regulations affecting small businesses can’t get any more onerous, I’m proven wrong. From the ACA to state and local regulations that place a disproportionate (IMO) burden on employers…
  • Jun 22

    Guest On The Essentials Small Business Podcast

    Guest On The Essentials Small Business Podcast
    Some of the most important decisions you make for your business are made before you even start, when you have the least amount of information.  Listen to this podcast to learn ways to make educated decisions that will serve your business…
  • Jun 14

    Changing Your Entity in Nevada – Conversions and Domestication

    Changing Your Entity in Nevada – Conversions and Domestication
    Are you thinking of relocating your existing business to Nevada, or reorganizing as a different entity type? As business attorneys, we get asked about this all of the time. Nevada allows owners of foreign entities to convert or domesticate as…
Rank this Week: 2618

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4812

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

Covers Pleasanton business and commercial law. By Law Offices of James G. Schwartz P.C.

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2815

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Jul 14

    Treasurer seeks overhaul of ‘unwieldy’ Mass. alcohol law

    Treasurer seeks overhaul of ‘unwieldy’ Mass. alcohol law
    // // The Boston Globe reports that Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, who oversees the state’s alcohol regulators, is set to launch a sweeping review of the state’s liquor laws and regulations, calling the current rules…
  • Jul 14

    Thousands petition to end Massachusetts happy-hour ban

    Thousands petition to end Massachusetts happy-hour ban
    As reported by the Boston Herald and Fox News, two young entrepreneurs are fighting to bring back happy hour. Former Boston-area students Sam Davidson and Brian Sachetta have launched a petition to overturn Massachusetts’…
  • Apr 28

    Dedham Selectmen Say No to Hooter

    Dedham Selectmen Say No to Hooter
    The Dedham Board of Selectmen have said no to a Hooters restaurant. The board voted unanimously to deny the controversial restaurant a liquor license transfer from Summer Shack, the establishment that previously operated at the proposed…
Rank this Week: 109

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

Focuses on distribution law issues for manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and retailers. By Howard M. Ullman.

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3055

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Jul 14

    Military Divorce: 5 things you need to know before you say “I don’t”- Part II

    Military Divorce: 5 things you need to know before you say “I don’t”- Part II
    This is Part II of a 2-part series on common issues and challenges military servicemembers and their spouses face during a divorce.  Click here to read Part I on jurisdiction, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, and calculating…
  • Jul 14

    Military Divorce Blog Series- Part 2

    Military Divorce Blog Series- Part 2
    This is Part II of a 2-part series on common issues and challenges military servicemembers and their spouses face during a divorce.  Click here to read Part I on jurisdiction, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, and calculating…
  • Jul 14

    VACUUM EXTRACTION DANGERS AND CONSEQUENCES- PART 1

    VACUUM EXTRACTION DANGERS AND CONSEQUENCES- PART 1
    Andrew Greenwald's 2 Part Blog Series "Vacuum Extration Dangers and Consequences" begins here. Part 1 Of Blog Series: Vacuum Delivery Warnings & Possible Consequences Handling vacuum extraction cases requires an understanding of the…
Rank this Week: 2182

One World International Practice…

One World International Practice Blog

Covers judicial and regulatory decisions as well as topics and trends in international litigation, international dispute resolution, and international investigations, regulatory compliance, and enforcement. By Cadwaladar.

http://blog.internationalpractice.org/
  • Jul 14

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute
    Ates v. Gülen, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84685 (M.D. Penn. June 29, 2016),  is one of the recent cases to examine the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) since the Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., 133 S. Ct.…
  • Jul 11

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO
    RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. European Cmty, 26 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S 263, is one of the rare cases by the Supreme Court that addresses an important issue of international practice. The case arises from a suit brought by the European Community and 26…
  • Jun 23

    District Court Confirms an International Arbitration Award Granted Under the New York Convention

    District Court Confirms an International Arbitration Award Granted Under the New York Convention
    Belize Bank Ltd. v. Gov’t of Belize, No. 14-cv-659 (D.D.C., 2016), is one of several recent cases in which the District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the Government of Belize (“Belize”) to pay an arbitration…
Rank this Week: 2846

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/
  • Jul 14

    Brandon Harter and Kathleen Miller have joined the law firm of Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP as associate attorney

    Brandon Harter and Kathleen Miller have joined the law firm of Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP as associate attorney
    Brandon Harter and Kathleen Miller have joined the law firm of Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP as associate attorneys. Brandon joined Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP in 2016 after several years with the former Lancaster firm of Hartman,…
  • Jul 14

    Marketing by Email, Fax, Voice or Text Message? Read This Before You Send Another One.

    Marketing by Email, Fax, Voice or Text Message? Read This Before You Send Another One.
    Last week I received a fax from a business advertising their latest deals. Even if you’ve long ago disposed of your fax machine (hopefully in Office Space fashion), keep reading – the principles in this post apply to email, voice…
  • Jul 6

    Contract for Deed and Installment Sale Agreement

    Contract for Deed and Installment Sale Agreement
    You may have read the New York Times article entitled Contract for Deed Lending Gets Federal Scrutiny.  The Times reported that the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) is looking into whether a commonly used technique for the sale…
Rank this Week: 4832

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jul 14

    Not All Contractual Interference Is Tortious Interference

    Not All Contractual Interference Is Tortious Interference
    Legal claims are made up of elements. To sue somebody and win, you need to allege and eventually prove each element that makes up the legal theory on which you’re suing. And oftentimes, those elements have distinct legal meanings that…
  • Jul 2

    Employers Cannot Access Their Employees’ Private Email Accounts Without Permission

    Employers Cannot Access Their Employees’ Private Email Accounts Without Permission
    The Stored Communications Act (“SCA”), found at 18 U.S.C. §§ 2701-2712, establishes both a criminal offense and a civil cause of action against anyone who “intentionally accesses without authorization a facility…
  • May 9

    Teaming Agreements No More Enforceable than Letters of Intent

    Teaming Agreements No More Enforceable than Letters of Intent
    A “teaming agreement” is an agreement between two or more contractors to “team up” by combining their resources to bid on a major government contract, thereby increasing the likelihood of securing the work. Often, they…
Rank this Week: 4002

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 13

    Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneur

    Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneur
    Some of my favorite quotes of interest to entrepreneurs and small business people from a collection of 20 Small Business Quotes ("20 Small Business Quotes That Will Inspire You", about.com, March 15, 2016):“The critical ingredient is…
  • Jun 1

    Client Launches New Science Fiction Website

    Client Launches New Science Fiction Website
    Today, a client launched a new website - www.recursor.tv - "The Future Reflected" - dedicated to original and aggregated science fiction videos and web series. Please visit and enjoy!
  • Apr 18

    California personal income taxe

    California personal income taxe
    Two-thirds of California's overall tax revenue comes from personal income taxes, with the top fifth of income earners paying 90%, and the top one percent paying 45%, of these taxes.Source: The tax man cometh, and California rich –…
Rank this Week: 1599

New York Commercial and…

New York Commercial and Construction Lawyer Blog

Covers business and insurance law. By Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP.

http://www.newyorkcommercialconstructionlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 2040

Austin Business Lawyer

Austin Business Lawyer

Commentary and information regarding the laws and regulations applicable to individuals, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies (LLCs). By Gary L. Britt.

http://www.austinbusinesslawyer.info
  • Jul 13

    IRS Collection Or Audit Notice - Letter: Don't Wait Get The Help You Need

    IRS Collection Or Audit Notice - Letter: Don't Wait Get The Help You Need
    Keep these important points in mind if you get a letter or notice:Don’t Ignore It.  You can respond to most IRS notices quickly and easily.Follow Instructions.  Read the notice carefully. It will tell you if you need to take…
  • Jun 28

    IRS To Hold Webinar For U.S. Overseas Taxpayers On Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

    IRS To Hold Webinar For U.S. Overseas Taxpayers On Foreign Earned Income Exclusion
    The Internal Revenue Service will hold a free online, web-based information session to assist U.S. overseas taxpayers in understanding the foreign earned income exclusion on Wednesday, June 29. In general, a U.S. citizen or a resident…
  • Jun 28

    Tax Tips For Students Working This Summer

    Tax Tips For Students Working This Summer
    Many students get summer jobs. It’s a great way to earn extra spending money or to save for later. Here are some tips for students with summer jobs:1. Withholding and Estimated Tax. If you are an employee, your employer normally…
Rank this Week: 1830

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

Provides news, updates and insights for financial services employers. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2848

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3661

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 12

    Immigration Law: An Overview for Every Practitioner

    Immigration Law: An Overview for Every Practitioner
    There is a common misconception that the practice of immigration law is limited to individuals seeking to immigrate to the United States via a U.S. citizen spouse or child. The reality, however, is that the practice of immigration law is much…
  • Jul 5

    Corrective Deed of Trust in California- Is It Enforceable?

    Corrective Deed of Trust in California- Is It Enforceable?
    Title insurers often discover defects in transactions after escrow has closed. When this occurs, they regularly request that parties to a real estate transaction execute “corrective” trust deeds or grant deeds.…
  • Jun 29

    First American Title Company Wires $513K to Fraudsters; Sues Realtor

    First American Title Company Wires $513K to Fraudsters; Sues Realtor
    After falling victim to a well-known scam in which fraudulent wire instructions are sent by email, First American Title Company sued the Realtor who recommended its escrow services.
Rank this Week: 3222