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WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

Provides practical insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as law schools and legal education. By Professor Robert Anderson.

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Mar 14

    One way law school exams could learn from the bar exam

    One way law school exams could learn from the bar exam
    One of the important skills tested on law school exams is issue spotting. Although profs differ on how important issue spotting is, I would think virtually all would agree it's an important skill for law students. Yet we design law school…
  • Feb 14

    Law school scholarship policies- markets or social engineering?

    Law school scholarship policies- markets or social engineering?
    Quite a few law school commentators have been talking about the 2016 annual report of the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE). The report provocatively calls law school merit scholarship policies "engines of inequity." In his…
  • Dec 20

    More interesting California bar tidbit

    More interesting California bar tidbit
    Of note in the otherwise dismal July 2016 California bar exam results is that San Joaquin College of Law in Clovis, California held its own against several ABA-accredited schools on the bar exam. It tied three ABA schools in bar passage rate…
Rank this Week: 2261

AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

Covers business law, employment agreements, and start-up considerations. By Anne Marie Segal.

http://annemariesegal.com/
  • Mar 14

    A Career Coach on a Snow Day: Grit

    A Career Coach on a Snow Day: Grit
    As a snow day gives you time to reflect on what you want for your life and career and (for many of us) what you want to pass on to the next generation, I was thankful for the snow.
  • Mar 9

    The Emotional Life Cycle of a Major Career Transition

    The Emotional Life Cycle of a Major Career Transition
    Clients often ask for a roadmap for career transitions, whether they yearn for more meaning at work or have other motivations. While I can ask the right questions to uncover their passions and talents and how these intersect with the…
  • Dec 26

    Top 5 Career Articles for 2016; What Impacted You the Most?

    Top 5 Career Articles for 2016; What Impacted You the Most?
    The top five career, leadership and job search articles for 2016 on Anne Marie Segal's blog. What created the most impact in your life?
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Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to starting and running a business.

http://www.kalialawpc.com/from-the-blog/
  • Mar 14

    What Will Happen to the New Overtime Rule?

    What Will Happen to the New Overtime Rule?
    Employers and employees across the country are closely monitoring developments regarding the suspension of former President Obama’s “Overtime Rule.” In November 2016, a Texas Federal Court judge issued a preliminary…
  • Feb 27

    Where Should You Incorporate?

    Where Should You Incorporate?
    Launching a new business presents an exciting opportunity that includes making important decisions with far-reaching consequences. Not the least of these is deciding where to incorporate your business. Some states are widely considered more…
  • Oct 6

    10Fold to Host Media Sharktank Charitable Event

    10Fold to Host Media Sharktank Charitable Event
    10Fold, a San Francisco integrated marketing and public relations agency and friend of Kalia Law, P.C., is hosting its 6th annual Media Sharktank event on October 13, 2016. The event will allow startups, entrepreneurs, and others to pitch…
Rank this Week: 2191

The Schulzke Brief

The Schulzke Brief

Provides commentary on commerce and the law. By Kurt Schulzke.

http://schulzkelaw.com
  • Mar 14

    Preet Bharara’s unprofessional antics confirm his dismissal

    Preet Bharara’s unprofessional antics confirm his dismissal
    Media coverage of President Trump’s firing of Preet Bharara, the so-called “showman Sheriff of Wall Street,” has been breathless and brainless. On this, Glenn Reynolds and I agree: Bharara’s refusal to resign his post…
  • Nov 7

    Doctor’s orders: Follow Georgia advance directives!

    Doctor’s orders: Follow Georgia advance directives!
    What about advance directives for health care? They’re touted as estate plan essentials but do they really work? It turns out that their practical impact depends on the willingness of healthcare providers to read and heed what…
  • Jul 4

    Happy Fourth, America! Time to be great, again!

    Happy Fourth, America! Time to be great, again!
    Happy Fourth! Just watched The Perfect Game, a remarkable movie based on a true story that captures the American dream at its best. America’s game — yes, baseball — played (mostly) by the rules. Immigrant underdogs win…
Rank this Week: 566

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Mar 14

    Court Of Chancery Explains Discovery Objection

    Court Of Chancery Explains Discovery Objection
    In Re Oxbow Carbon LLC Unitholder Litigation, C.A. No. 12447-VCL (March 13, 2017) For some time now, the Court of Chancery has told litigants that objections to documents requests should be specific, not generic and boilerplate. This…
  • Mar 13

    The Perils of Advancement

    The Perils of Advancement
    There is perhaps one single obligation that most aggravates corporate boards of directors: Paying your opponent's legal fees when you are convinced he has done you wrong. How then is that not just possible, but a regular occurrence? Delaware…
  • Mar 8

    The Court of Chancery Examines Indemnification Requirement

    The Court of Chancery Examines Indemnification Requirement
    Horne v. Optimiscorp, C.A. No. 12268-VCS (Mar. 3, 2017)  This officer indemnification case arises out of one of the more sordid tales to appear in a Court of Chancery opinion and a later Delaware Supreme Court affirmance.  This…
Rank this Week: 1229

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Mar 14

    Regulating Fun: Can an Association prevent children from playing outdoors?

    Regulating Fun: Can an Association prevent children from playing outdoors?
    The Background:   In July of 2011, the Greenbrier Village Homeowner’s Association of Minnetonka adopted rules and regulations which banned playing, picnicking, and sunbathing on lawns, sidewalks, landscaped areas, and parking…
  • Mar 14

    I’m Being Sued. Now What? How to Protect Yourself During a Lawsuit

    I’m Being Sued. Now What? How to Protect Yourself During a Lawsuit
    Be it out of the blue or expected, when a process server shows up at your door or place of business and hands you a Summons and Complaint letting you know you or your business are being sued there are a number of reactions.  There is the…
  • Mar 7

    What You Need to Know When Buying a Condominium or Townhome in a Common Interest Community (CIC)

    What You Need to Know When Buying a Condominium or Townhome in a Common Interest Community (CIC)
    1. Which statute governs the association?   A CIC (Common Interest Community) refers to any condominium, townhouse or cooperative developed in Minnesota after June, 1994. Stat. 515B (The Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act or MCIOA)…
Rank this Week: 2524

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/
  • Mar 14

    Regulating Fun: Can an Association prevent children from playing outdoors?

    Regulating Fun: Can an Association prevent children from playing outdoors?
    The Background:   In July of 2011, the Greenbrier Village Homeowner’s Association of Minnetonka adopted rules and regulations which banned playing, picnicking, and sunbathing on lawns, sidewalks, landscaped areas, and parking…
  • Mar 14

    I’m Being Sued. Now What? How to Protect Yourself During a Lawsuit

    I’m Being Sued. Now What? How to Protect Yourself During a Lawsuit
    Be it out of the blue or expected, when a process server shows up at your door or place of business and hands you a Summons and Complaint letting you know you or your business are being sued there are a number of reactions.  There is the…
  • Mar 7

    What You Need to Know When Buying a Condominium or Townhome in a Common Interest Community (CIC)

    What You Need to Know When Buying a Condominium or Townhome in a Common Interest Community (CIC)
    1. Which statute governs the association?   A CIC (Common Interest Community) refers to any condominium, townhouse or cooperative developed in Minnesota after June, 1994. Stat. 515B (The Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act or MCIOA)…
Rank this Week: 1756

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/
  • Mar 14

    Consolidation of Two Mortgages Deemed to Be One Loan

    Consolidation of Two Mortgages Deemed to Be One Loan
    In July 2000, Citibank extended a $54,000 loan to a condominium owner, with an additional $38,000 loan extended the next year. These two loans were consolidated into one loan for a total of $92,000. Some seven years later, the condominium…
  • Mar 2

    Amazon resists request for Echo in connection with Arkansas slaying

    Amazon resists request for Echo in connection with Arkansas slaying
    While this issue is outside of our practice areas and jurisdiction, it is nonetheless noteworthy in illustrating the ever-expanding sources for where information can be found.
  • Feb 21

    An Unsuccessful Lawsuit Seeking to Cancel a Contract Is Itself a Breach

    An Unsuccessful Lawsuit Seeking to Cancel a Contract Is Itself a Breach
    A buyer of real property that sued the seller before the parties’ closing date seeking to cancel the contract, but without a valid reason, was deemed to have breached that contract. The buyer entered into a contract to buy two parcels…
Rank this Week: 2935

McNamee, Lochner, Titus &…

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

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

http://www.mltw.com/news-events/
Rank this Week: 1786

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Mar 13

    SaaS Contracts vs Software License Agreement

    SaaS Contracts vs Software License Agreement
    Just like technology itself, technology contracts are becoming more and more complex.  Yet, the legal theories that apply to them remain the same. Understanding the technological aspects of the transaction allows attorneys to apply…
  • Mar 11

    Deconstructing Open Source Software License

    Deconstructing Open Source Software License
    When drafting and negotiating software license agreements, I frequently come across open source licenses.  This blog post is to clarify some of the myths that exist around the definition and use of open source software.First, I want to…
  • Feb 6

    Are Terms of Use and Other Online Agreements Real and Binding Contracts?

    Are Terms of Use and Other Online Agreements Real and Binding Contracts?
    It used to be that people would enter into binding agreements by manually signing them. A signature manifested the two required aspects of forming a binding contract: a notice and an assent, i.e., the signatory has read the agreement and…
Rank this Week: 4829

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1953

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/
Rank this Week: 1669

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
  • Mar 10

    2016 was the year of autonomous vehicle

    2016 was the year of autonomous vehicle
    The number of companies making disclosures about self-driving cars and trucks has exploded since the start of 2016.
  • Mar 3

    Election results have gun makers feeling blue

    Election results have gun makers feeling blue
    The unexpected results of the presidential election delivered good news and bad news for the gun industry. In the months leading up to the November election, it seems gun owners clearly thought Hillary Clinton would win. As a result, they…
  • Feb 23

    PG&E’s Filing Of Misery

    PG&E’s Filing Of Misery
    It might be tough to find any company that offered a gloomier set of disclosures than the list of fires, explosions, and legal problems found in PG&E’s latest annual report. None of this seems to be bothering investors.…
Rank this Week: 2007

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Covers business law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.globaltradeandsanctionslaw.com/
  • Mar 9

    EU Proposes Significant Changes to Anti-Money Laundering Law

    EU Proposes Significant Changes to Anti-Money Laundering Law
    Policy makers in Europe continue to explore responses to the Panama Papers revelations and recent terrorist attacks. On 28 February, European law makers approved important amendments to the EU’s Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Directive,…
  • Mar 1

    “Buy American, Hire American”—From Rhetoric to Regulation

    “Buy American, Hire American”—From Rhetoric to Regulation
    “We will follow two simple rules: buy American and hire American.” While world leaders are pondering what these words from President Trump’s Inaugural Address mean for international trade, a different question looms for U.S.…
  • Feb 3

    General License for Commercial Authorizations from Sanctioned Russian Security Agency

    General License for Commercial Authorizations from Sanctioned Russian Security Agency
    OFAC has issued a new General License to address problems raised by the sanctioning of the Federal Security Services (FSB).  This adjustment serves to authorize permits by the FSB needed for certain commercial transactions and is a…
Rank this Week: 2478

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/
  • Mar 9

    Hypothetical Overbreadth May Invalidate Noncompete

    Hypothetical Overbreadth May Invalidate Noncompete
    The “janitor test” isn’t the only hypothetical scenario that, when applied to a non-compete agreement governed by Virginia law, can render the contract unenforceable. In NVR, Inc. v. David Nelson, the federal court in…
  • Feb 6

    Public Disclosure of Discovery

    Public Disclosure of Discovery
    If you look up “deposition” on YouTube, you’ll likely find over 200,000 videos to choose from. Many include graphics and commentary that the uploader added after the deposition was taken, usually with the aim of mocking the…
  • Jan 7

    Remedies for a Broken Engagement or Marriage

    Remedies for a Broken Engagement or Marriage
    So your fiancée broke off your engagement because she fell in love with your best friend and decided she likes him better. On top of that, she won’t return the $20,000 engagement ring you bought her. So the marriage is off, your…
Rank this Week: 4095

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Mar 8

    Ex-General Counsel Dodged Privilege Claims Before $14.5 Million Verdict

    Ex-General Counsel Dodged Privilege Claims Before $14.5 Million Verdict
    In our last post, we detailed how Sanford Wadler, the former general counsel of Bio-Rad Laboratories, won a $14.5 million verdict against Bio-Rad. Before Wadler could get to a jury, however, he had to surmount a significant hurdle: Bio-Rad…
  • Mar 1

    How Did This Ex-General Counsel Win $14.5 Million From His Former Employer?

    How Did This Ex-General Counsel Win $14.5 Million From His Former Employer?
    Companies entrust their in-house attorneys with sensitive and confidential information in order to obtain legal advice on important matters. Thus, when an in-house attorney turns on his or her employer, the repercussions can be significant. …
  • Feb 14

    Beware the Deadlock: Delaware Courts Step in on Corporate Dysfunction

    Beware the Deadlock: Delaware Courts Step in on Corporate Dysfunction
    The board of directors controls a corporation, but individual directors don’t always agree on the future direction of the company. Sometimes, boards can split into factions. A company’s CEO may align himself with one side and…
Rank this Week: 2884

New Jersey Attorney Law Review…

New Jersey Attorney Law Review Blog

Reviews published and unpublished civil law decisions of importance issued by the New Jersey Appellate Division and New Jersey Supreme Court. By Glenn Reiser.

http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 219

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/
  • Mar 8

    Protect Your Confidential Business Information

    Protect Your Confidential Business Information
    I often see cases involving the theft of confidential business information by former employees. Attorney Eric Roth has some helpful tips in a recent blog post on how to deal with the problem. The main take away reminder in my opinion is to…
  • Feb 14

    Roles of Shareholders, Directors and Officers in Closely Held Businesse

    Roles of Shareholders, Directors and Officers in Closely Held Businesse
    I came across this blog post from the Family Business Advocates Blog and thought it was worth sharing. The post describes the various roles of shareholders, directors and officers in closely held family businesses. It’s good information…
  • Jan 11

    Iowa Governor Branstad to Cut $7.7 Million from Judiciary Budget

    Iowa Governor Branstad to Cut $7.7 Million from Judiciary Budget
    Governor Branstad announced his proposed budget yesterday with $110 million in cuts. This includes $7.7 million in budget cuts for the judiciary. The budget cuts in the judiciary are alarming. Today, Chief Justice Mark Cady will give his…
Rank this Week: 843

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

Resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting Oregon businesses. By Ater Wynne.

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Mar 7

    Legislators introduce bill to address BOLI's new interpretation of manufacturing overtime rule

    Legislators introduce bill to address BOLI's new interpretation of manufacturing overtime rule
    We recently reported on BOLI 's new guidance overturning its long-standing interpretation of ORS 652.020, Oregon's overtime rule applicable to manufacturing establishments. The Oregon Legislature has now weighed in on this issue. Under ORS…
  • Feb 10

    Litigators beware: two acts designed to curb litigation abuse

    Litigators beware: two acts designed to curb litigation abuse
    On January 30, 2017, the House Judiciary Committee received two bills that could have a significant impact on litigators and their clients. One bill seeks to impose mandatory penalties on lawyers, law firms, and parties who file frivolous…
  • Feb 8

    Executive Order Impacts H-1B Visa Petition

    Executive Order Impacts H-1B Visa Petition
    President Trump signed an Executive Order on January 27th banning entry into the United States by people from seven Muslim-majority countries. Other Executive Orders, including one affecting temporary visas, have been drafted by the new…
Rank this Week: 438

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
  • Mar 7

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"
    Gillian Thomas, staff attorney at the ACLU Women's Rights Project, will discuss issues in her recently-published book, Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years about Title VII and its effects for women in the workplace. The book…
  • Feb 28

    Anthony J. Casey, "The Short Happy Life of Rules and Standards"

    Anthony J. Casey, "The Short Happy Life of Rules and Standards"
    The choice between rules and standards in lawmaking is a central question. But the line between the two forms is not as clear as most scholars presume. This talk argues that the lack of a coherent unifying principle in the…
  • Feb 3

    Kurt Lash & Alan Gura, "Does the Fourteenth Amendment Protect Unenumerated Rights?"

    Kurt Lash & Alan Gura, "Does the Fourteenth Amendment Protect Unenumerated Rights?"
    Professor Lash graduated from Yale Law School and served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert R. Beezer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Afterward, he joined the University of Illinois from Loyola Law School Los…
Rank this Week: 64

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Mar 6

    Estate Planning Made Simple: What Every Married Couple Should Know

    Estate Planning Made Simple: What Every Married Couple Should Know
    Chances are at some point or another you and your spouse have brought up the topic of estate planning. Whether it was talking about writing wills or how to plan for retirement, it’s a common discussion for married couples to find…
  • Jan 4

    Give Your Estate Plan a 2017 New Year Checkup

    Give Your Estate Plan a 2017 New Year Checkup
    Welcome to 2017! If you’re like me, you’ve spent the first few days 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…
  • Nov 10

    What to do After Forming a Corporation

    What to do After Forming a Corporation
    So you’ve gone through the analysis and decided that a corporation (rather than a partnership, LLC or other entity) is the appropriate formal structure for you business. You’ve filed your articles of incorporation with the state,…
Rank this Week: 3649

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers commercial litigation, directors and shareholders, and securities issues in Canada. Edited by Dan Parlow and Neil Kornfield.

http://www.businesslawblog.ca
  • Mar 6

    How interventionist can or should a mediator be? (Part 1)

    How interventionist can or should a mediator be? (Part 1)
    Typically the format of a mediation hearing involves the following stages: The parties meet in a plenary session with the mediator to set the stage for the mediation. This provides the forum where the parties can state their positions. The…
  • Jul 28

    Avoiding Double Gifts Under the New Wills Law

    Avoiding Double Gifts Under the New Wills Law
    An unintended consequence of British Columbia’s revised legislation on wills and estates is the possibility that a gift to someone may be inadvertently doubled. The Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA), section 6, provides that…
  • May 6

    Mediation: Stumbling Blocks to Overcome

    Mediation: Stumbling Blocks to Overcome
    One issue that often bedevils a mediator is the role of legal counsel at the Mediation. The goal from the mediator’s perspective is to encourage the parties to find a settlement. A Mediation that does not arrive at a settlement, or does…
Rank this Week: 874

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

Legal news and analysis on matters affecting financial institutions and other businesses, with an emphasis on North Carolina. By Matt Cordell.

http://bizlawnc.com/
  • Mar 5

    A New Chapter

    A New Chapter
    This photo was taken for the firm's website when I joined in 2007In 2005, I met two exceptional people, Don Eglintonand Leigh Wilkinson, during on-campus interviews at my law school.  I could immediately tell from the way…
  • Dec 17

    The FCC Creates Privacy, Data Protection, and Data Breach Rules for Internet Service Provider

    The FCC Creates Privacy, Data Protection, and Data Breach Rules for Internet Service Provider
    The Federal Communications Commission is venturing into new areas of privacy regulation.  By a narrow vote, the FCC has approved new rules that govern how internet service providers ("ISPs") use consumers' information.   ISPs long…
  • Nov 20

    "Cyber Safeguards and Procedures" for Law Firms (and Others)

    "Cyber Safeguards and Procedures" for Law Firms (and Others)
    I recently spoke about information security issues at a continuing legal education event sponsored by Lawyers Mutual.  The session was titled "Cyber Safeguards and Procedures" and focused on data security risks faced by law…
Rank this Week: 3812

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

By Schober & Mitchell, S.C.

http://www.wisconsinbusinesslawblog.com
  • Mar 2

    Business Docket Coming to a Courthouse Near You!

    Business Docket Coming to a Courthouse Near You!
    The attorneys at Schober Schober & Mitchell, S.C. are excited about the recent news that a Commercial Court Docket (“CCD”) will be coming to circuit courts in the Fox Valley, as well as in Southeastern Wisconsin–…
  • Feb 14

    Federal “Right to Yelp” Law Enacted

    Federal “Right to Yelp” Law Enacted
    Effective March 14, 2017, consumers will have what is being called by some, a “Right to Yelp”. The Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 (“CRFA”) was enacted in December 2016, and prohibits businesses from…
  • Oct 10

    How Tom Brady’s Suspension Affects Your Busine

    How Tom Brady’s Suspension Affects Your Busine
    For those of you who follow professional football, you are no doubt aware that Tom Brady, the 4-time Super Bowl winning Quarterback for the New England Patriots, recently came back from a suspension for (allegedly) deflating footballs. But…
Rank this Week: 3957

In-house Access

In-house Access

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

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Mar 1

    Random Acts of KINDne

    Random Acts of KINDne
    Guest blogger: Jeri P. Wechsler is general counsel at ZeoGas, LLC in Houston, TX. She can be reached at jwechsler@zeogas.com. My recent experience representing two refugee children, a brother and sister fleeing Guatemala, has given…
  • Feb 21

    Teams, Superchickens & Saturday Night Live: Part 2

    Teams, Superchickens & Saturday Night Live: Part 2
    Guest blogger: Stephen Roth is vice president & general counsel of Jewelry Television, a national jewelry retailer. The views in this post are his and do not reflect the views of the ACC or Jewelry Television. He is also vice-chair of the…
  • Feb 14

    Teams, Superchickens, and Saturday Night Live: Part 1

    Teams, Superchickens, and Saturday Night Live: Part 1
    Guest blogger: Stephen Roth is vice president & general counsel of Jewelry Television, a national jewelry retailer. The views in this post are his and do not reflect the views of the ACC or Jewelry Television. He is also vice-chair of the…
Rank this Week: 3041

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

Covers the history of both international and domestic wine laws and developing legal issues in the wine industry. By Lindsey A. Zahn.

http://www.winelawonreserve.com
  • Feb 28

    Massachusetts Announces Alcohol Beverage Task Force

    Massachusetts Announces Alcohol Beverage Task Force
    Last month, Massachusetts announced the creation of the Treasurer’s Alcohol Task Force, which will create an independent group of professionals to review the state’s legal and regulatory framework of alcohol beverages. See…
  • Feb 28

    Building Your Practice Through Blogging and Podcasting

    Building Your Practice Through Blogging and Podcasting
    Join us June 21st at 1:00 PM ET to 2:00 PM ET for a free webinar on Building Your Practice Through Blogging and Pocasting, courtesy of the ABA Women Rainmakers Division. I will be speaking with Nicole Abboud, Esq., who is the owner of Abboud…
  • Feb 15

    TTB Issues Temporary Rule Modifying Federal Regulations for Hard Cider

    TTB Issues Temporary Rule Modifying Federal Regulations for Hard Cider
    On January 23, 2017, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) issued a temporary rule (T.D. TTB–147) in the Federal Register that amends the federal regulations for hard cider. The temporary rule amends TTB regulations to…
Rank this Week: 2343

Blog: News & Legal Articles from…

Blog: News & Legal Articles from Our Team

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

http://www.ds-l.com/blog/
  • Feb 27

    Attorney Fees in NJ Litigation

    Attorney Fees in NJ Litigation
    The American Rule In the United States, each party is responsible for its own legal fees.  This is known as the “American Rule.”  In other countries, the U.K. for example, the loosing party is responsible for the…
  • Jan 23

    New I-9 Form – Employment Eligibility Verification

    New I-9 Form – Employment Eligibility Verification
    All US employers are required to use an I-9 form to verify the identity and eligibility of individuals (both citizens and non-citizens) for employment in the United States.  Please take notice that effective today, January 22, 2017,…
  • Dec 14

    Wage History Soon Illegal in Hiring

    Wage History Soon Illegal in Hiring
    Philadelphia City Council passed a Bill earlier this month that will soon make it illegal for any employer to ask a job applicant about his or her wage history.  This law will go into effect 120 days after it is signed by Mayor…
Rank this Week: 4663

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Feb 26

    ABC's Shark Tank Sushi Franchise Fiasco - Operation

    ABC's Shark Tank Sushi Franchise Fiasco - Operation
    In 2013 How Do You Roll - HDYR sushi made a big splash on Shark Tank. However, the match with HDYR & Kevin O'Leary was not to be. And did not make it past the post-show deal closing round...
  • Feb 26

    Franchise Selling Success - Harder Than It Looks - Marketing

    Franchise Selling Success - Harder Than It Looks - Marketing
    Talked with a startup franchisor recently about his franchise sales. A really nice guy Bob, who has no franchises sold so far. And he is going into his 3rd year of trying. At the outset, Bob spent a boatload...
  • Feb 21

    How to Find Qualified Franchise Prospects & Get The Sale - Operation

    How to Find Qualified Franchise Prospects & Get The Sale - Operation
    A franchisor wants an exclusive conversation with a prospective franchisee, one with talent and capital. You don't get a sale until you have that exclusive conversation, dialogue or discussion. The sooner you get to the exclusive…
Rank this Week: 942

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/
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Tampa Business Litigation Lawyer…

Tampa Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers business law. By Brick Business Law, P.A.

http://www.tampabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1837

The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

Covers business and legal issues for entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists and angel investors. By DLA Piper.

http://www.theventurealley.com
  • Feb 22

    NYDFS Announces Final Cybersecurity Rules for Financial Services Sector

    NYDFS Announces Final Cybersecurity Rules for Financial Services Sector
    From our colleagues Carla Small, Jim Halpert and Anne Kierig Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced final cybersecurity rules for New York’s financial services sector. The Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies (the…
  • Feb 15

    SVB’s Annual Startup Outlook Report

    SVB’s Annual Startup Outlook Report
    As a Valentine’s Day gift to the community, Silicon Valley Bank issued is eighth annual Startup Outlook Report, resulting from a survey of nearly 950 technology and healthcare executives in startups, most based in…
  • Feb 13

    Corporate Venture Capital Compensation Snapshot

    Corporate Venture Capital Compensation Snapshot
    For some time now, corporate venture capital (CVC) has been a significant part of the funding ecosystem. According to Pitchbook, in 2016 alone over $20 billion was invested in 745 US venture deals in which CVC participated.  CVC is…
Rank this Week: 3999

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Vann & Sheridan Blog

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

http://vannattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • Feb 22

    Webinar: How Important are Corporate Documents?

    Webinar: How Important are Corporate Documents?
    How important are corporate documents? We will host an executive review of important corp. docs in this fast paced webinar.Read More The post Webinar: How Important are Corporate Documents? appeared first on Vann Attorneys | Attorneys at Law.
  • Jan 26

    Support our Krispy Kreme Challenge Parking Fundraiser

    Support our Krispy Kreme Challenge Parking Fundraiser
    Join us on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. as we cheer-on thousands of participants from the Krispy Kreme Challenge that begins at 8:30 a.m.Read More The post Support our Krispy Kreme Challenge Parking Fundraiser appeared first on…
  • Jan 23

    Creating Time to Plan and Think | Becoming Better

    Creating Time to Plan and Think | Becoming Better
    Several years ago, I came across an article that encouraged business owners to take time to plan their business strategy, business goals and personal goals. The advice was to take several days and to actually get away from others in order to…
Rank this Week: 4697

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

Covers business valuation and divorce litigation. By Brian C. Vertz.

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    Pittsburgh Divorce Lawyer Candice Komar Appears on PCNC ‘NightTalk’

    Pittsburgh Divorce Lawyer Candice Komar Appears on PCNC ‘NightTalk’
    Downtown Pittsburgh divorce lawyer Candice L. Komar, founding partner of Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC, joined “NightTalk” for its weekly happy hour segment Friday, February 17, at 8 p.m. to discuss recent news…
  • Feb 20

    Pollock Begg Family Law Attorneys, Staff Volunteer at Rainbow Kitchen

    Pollock Begg Family Law Attorneys, Staff Volunteer at Rainbow Kitchen
    A group of lawyers and staff from our downtown Pittsburgh family law firm volunteered at the Rainbow Kitchen in Homestead this past weekend preparing meals, cleaning dishes and offering smiles and support. According to the US Census Bureau, 1…
  • Feb 13

    Pennsylvania Child Support Guidelines Are Revised – February 2017

    Pennsylvania Child Support Guidelines Are Revised – February 2017
    Parents who are receiving child support in Pennsylvania might get a small raise in 2017 — if they negotiate or go to court under the new Pennsylvania child support guidelines, effective May 1, 2017.  To find if you might might be…
Rank this Week: 4516

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

Covers business, real estate and property law. By Catherine DeBono Holmes of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
  • Feb 21

    Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Funds – A White Paper

    Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Funds – A White Paper
    The EB-5 investment community is now facing a new challenge, as many of the more seasoned EB-5 investment projects begin to mature and the original investment capital is returned by the project owner to the new commercial enterprise. …
  • Feb 17

    What to do if you suspect your EB-5 project is in trouble

    What to do if you suspect your EB-5 project is in trouble
    WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUSPECT YOUR EB-5 PROJECT IS IN TROUBLE By: Catherine DeBono Holmes, Esq., Daniel B Lundy, Esq. and Jeffrey E. Brandlin, CPA, CIRA, CFF Managers and Investors in EB-5 Investment Funds should regularly monitor…
  • Sep 23

    Using the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act for Minor Investors in EB-5 Investment Fund

    Using the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act for Minor Investors in EB-5 Investment Fund
    This article is co-authored by Daniel B. Lundy, Esq., of Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP. His Firm’s blog is available here. The USCIS stated in a stakeholder call on July 28, 2016 that minors can be primary applicants on…
Rank this Week: 2182

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
Rank this Week: 2013

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business transactions and international small business law. By Daniel H. Erskine.

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 17

    Barriers to Digital Trade

    Barriers to Digital Trade
    In January 2017 the Congressional Research Service drafted a report entitled Digital Trade and U.S. Trade Policy. The Report (43 pages long) complies information from across various sectors to describe barriers faced by US companies in…
  • Nov 13

    Cybersecurity Tool

    Cybersecurity Tool
    If your business operates online, then your business/company should seriously address cybersecurity issues. The Small Business Administration (SBA) dedicates a page describing and linking to "Top Tools and Resources for Small Business…
  • Oct 26

    Check out Global NY & OpentoExport if you are a New York or UK busine

    Check out Global NY & OpentoExport if you are a New York or UK busine
    If you are a New York state small business thinking about exporting to foreign countries or already selling your products abroad, then take a look at Global NY. The new program offers assistance to New York state small businesses who export…
Rank this Week: 1680

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business formation and business litigation news and updates in California. Published By Donald Oder.

http://www.sandiegobusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 16

    California Default Judgment

    California Default Judgment
    Simply put, a default judgment is a judgment against a defendant who fails to answer a lawsuit. If a person or entity is sued and ignores the lawsuit entirely, the person or entity suing has the ability to get a judgment upon meeting certain…
  • Feb 13

    Commercial Landlords’ Duty to Mitigate Damage

    Commercial Landlords’ Duty to Mitigate Damage
    There are numerous challenges facing San Diego business owners especially in today’s economic climate. Fighting for a share in an ever tightening market makes it difficult to keep up with monthly outlays not the least of which are lease…
  • Jan 22

    Consideration in Contract Law and Why It Matter

    Consideration in Contract Law and Why It Matter
    In the simplest terms, consideration is value. Under California contract law, mutual consideration (the exchange of value) is an essential element in the formation of a contract. Without it, a California court will (as will all courts across…
Rank this Week: 4104

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
  • Feb 16

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?
    You want to protect your business, but what legal strategy will help you to protect it best? This might sound a little like something Yoda would say, but the particular strategy or strategies will depend upon what you are most interested in…
  • Feb 9

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection
    Although the idea of asset protection, i.e. protecting assets from creditors of the a person who owns them, may seem simple at first glance, it's not. In reality, implicit in asset protection is a rather nuanced process of dealing with the…
  • Feb 7

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute
    If a person dies without a will in Arizona, can that person's children who were adopted by another person or persons still inherit from the decedent's probate estate? It depends. Arizona's Intestacy statue provides the following, in part: B.…
Rank this Week: 4798

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2216

Florida Business Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers business law. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

https://www.mccaberabin.com/blog/
  • Feb 13

    What Rights and Duties Does an LLC Operating Agreement Govern?

    What Rights and Duties Does an LLC Operating Agreement Govern?
    Under the Florida Revised LLC Act, an operating agreement governs the following areas of an LLC: Relations among and between the members of the LLC and the LLC itself; A manager’s rights and duties; Continue reading The post What Rights…
  • Jan 30

    When Must an Out-of-State LLC Register to Do Business in Florida?

    When Must an Out-of-State LLC Register to Do Business in Florida?
    Under the Revised LLC Act, a foreign limited liability company may not “transact business” in Florida until it gets a “certificate of authority” from the Secretary of State.  But what does that mean?  If an…
  • Jan 27

    Are Forum Selection Clauses in a Contract Enforceable?

    Are Forum Selection Clauses in a Contract Enforceable?
    Yes, but only when they are mandatory forum selection clauses.  Parties to a contract have the right to select and agree on a particular venue to have their disputes determined.  The key distinction, however, is whether the forum…
Rank this Week: 1368

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/
  • Feb 13

    The Astrodome, Trade-offs and the Public’s Revolt

    The Astrodome, Trade-offs and the Public’s Revolt
    Who would have ever thought that the combination of hosting a Super Bowl and dealing with the question of what to do with the Astrodome is teaching us a valuable lesson in economic trade-offs and the declining importance of the ……
  • Jan 19

    My Jeff Bagwell Story

    My Jeff Bagwell Story
    Astros legend Jeff Bagwell was finally elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, something that I pointed out should have been a no-brainer over a decade ago. But Hall of Fame voting is not always rational or even well-informed, so ……
  • Jan 16

    Some of My Favorite Houston-Area Golf Hole

    Some of My Favorite Houston-Area Golf Hole
    One of my resolutions for 2017 is to blog more, so here we go. The video below contains photos that I’ve taken over the years of some of my favorite holes from about a dozen Houston-area golf courses that I’ve … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1409

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    FLSA law suits - settlements that get approved

    FLSA law suits - settlements that get approved
    We recently handled an FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) lawsuit in the Eastern District of Virginia (VA Federal Court). After a bit of back and forth, we agreed on a settlement. I wanted to post a couple of pointers on how to handle FLSA…
  • Jan 26

    Asking for forgiveness from the IRS -- Form 843

    Asking for forgiveness from the IRS -- Form 843
    Source: http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/taxes/ss/tax-cartoons.htm#step4With tax season rolling around, we've received numerous questions regarding how to avoid paying penalties. Usually, we ask that clients come to us before the IRS…
  • Jan 14

    Cats Paw theory of EEO liability (employment discrimination)

    Cats Paw theory of EEO liability (employment discrimination)
    Source: Lean Business ClubI am in the middle of a case with the Department of Defense (DoD), and it's a rather interesting fact pattern that I thought I would share. In this instance, my client is alleging that a team lead, not his…
Rank this Week: 2731

Nina's Blog

Nina's Blog

Covers business law. By the Law Office of Nina Yablok.

http://blog.yablok.com/
  • Feb 12

    Crowdfunding – the bright shiny object in the investi

    Crowdfunding – the bright shiny object in the investi
    The answer to the eternal question of the Underpants Gnomes:   is …. drum roll please…. Crowdfunding Imagine this: it’s 3:00am. You have an idea.  Oddly, you remember it at 7:00am when your alarm rings. Amazingly…
  • Nov 3

    Blue Apron Review – After One Month

    Blue Apron Review – After One Month
    I am famous (or infamous) for my attraction to bright shiny objects.  Getting all excited about a new piece of software, new toy or new service and then getting bored or finding the bugs after a little while is typical for me.  So I…
  • Oct 3

    Blue Apron Meal #2

    Blue Apron Meal #2
    Well we didn’t eat our second Blue Apron meal of the week last night – we went out for dinner and saw Vertigo. But we had it tonight.  We often go out for Sushi on Thursdays because I go to the gym right before dinner and…
Rank this Week: 2001

Unfair Business Practices

Unfair Business Practices

Focuses on unfair business and trade practices. By Williams Mullen.

http://unfairbusinesspractices.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4200

Moses & Moses Law Blog

Moses & Moses Law Blog

A corporate, family and tax law blog. By Moses & Moses, P.C.

http://www.mosespc.com/blog/
  • Feb 10

    Keeping Your Advance Directive for Health Care Handy

    Keeping Your Advance Directive for Health Care Handy
    An essential part of your estate plan is an Advance Directive for Health Care (Advance Directive) yet clients rarely have them available when needed – like going to the emergency room (ER). As elder law and estate planning attorneys, we…
  • Jan 20

    The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act

    The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act
    Congress finally passed the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act and the President signed it into law on December 13, 2016. The most important part of the bill is that it allows individuals with disabilities, who have capacity, to create their…
  • Jan 10

    What about Dementia?

    What about Dementia?
    Dementia results in the inability to process thought. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. and affects about 8 million people. There is no way to predict whom it will affect, when it will attack or how long it will last. The…
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