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Business and Tax Lawyer Blog

Business and Tax Lawyer Blog

By Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A.

http://www.businessandtaxlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    Assigning your Florida Limited Liability Company interest

    Assigning your Florida Limited Liability Company interest
    The purpose of the limited liability company (“LLC”) is to give investors limited liability and, at the same time, special treatment under the federal income tax laws. For Florida state income tax purposes, an LLC is expressly…
  • Jul 15

    Florida’s New and Improved Limited Liabilty Company Act

    Florida’s New and Improved Limited Liabilty Company Act
    Florida recently passed a law which revamps its limited liability company act.  This is important for all Florida LLC owners and upon reading this article, you should schedule a meeting with your business law attorney in order to discuss…
  • Jul 8

    Relationship between partners in a Florida partnership

    Relationship between partners in a Florida partnership
    Florida has adopted the Revised Uniform Partnership Act (“RUPA”), which defines a partnership as an association of two or more persons to carry on as co-owners a business for profit. A partnership is unlike a corporation in that…
Rank this Week: 1635

Less than the Least

Less than the Least

Covers crime and criminal justice (Stuntz), corporate governance, credit, and bankruptcy (Skeel), the culture wars, politics, literature and the arts, and other topics. By Professors David Skeel and William Stuntz.

https://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/dskeel/
  • Feb 26

    Less than the Least

    Less than the Least
    This blog nearly didn’t begin.  Right after we first started talking about the blog four years ago, Bill got his cancer diagnosis.   Bill already had endured eight years of excruciating back problems, and…
  • Feb 26

    The Latest on Bill and his Work

    The Latest on Bill and his Work
    Here is a lovely article in the Boston Globe about Bill's rush to finish The Collapse of American Criminal Justice in the final months of his life.Adam Gopnik discusses Bill's book in some detail in the a New Yorker piece...
  • Feb 26

    Odds and Ends--2012

    Odds and Ends--2012
    In case anyone might be interested, here are a few recent op-eds and articles:Op-Eds:A recent op-ed on the mortgage settlements is here.An op-ed from the beginning of the contraception crisis (before the more recent…
Rank this Week: 1212

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Covers business, health care, intellectual property and media law.

http://pkjlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s another government…
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s…
  • Oct 27

    The Lincoln Lawyer

    The Lincoln Lawyer
    Before Abraham Lincoln became our greatest president, he was a great corporate lawyer.  And before he was a corporate lawyer, he was a brilliant trial lawyer. In the 1840s, Lincoln represented a Revolutionary War widow who had been bilked…
Rank this Week: 1307

International Corporate Governance

International Corporate Governance

Explores corporate governance in the world's major capital markets. By Allison Garrett.

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

    News Corporation Governance Issue

    News Corporation Governance Issue
    What began as a phone hacking scandal in the U.K. for News of the World
  • Jun 14

    CG Changes in Singapore

    CG Changes in Singapore
    In a release yesterday, Singapore's Monetary Authority announced the appointment of a Corporate Governance Council to review, revise and augment existing corporate governance rules. Of particular concern is the low number of truly…
  • May 19

    Nigerian CG Change

    Nigerian CG Change
    An article yesterday reports that Nigeria is working to strengthen corporate governance practices.
Rank this Week: 1611

Indiana Civil & Business…

Indiana Civil & Business Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Blogs to Check Out

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

    Georgia

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

    Garden Leave in Action

    Garden Leave in Action
    Considering garden leave's novelty, I thought a collection of news articles descring the use of garden leave might be of some help and interest.
Rank this Week: 1133

ByteLawyer Briefings

ByteLawyer Briefings

Covers current law and technology developments affecting business and society. By Nanyang Business School Professor Harry SK Tan.

http://bytelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader
    In what appears to be a straightforward case of licensors of Animeware - ODEX - for illegal downloading of pirated copies by thousands, Odex filed suits against all the local commercial ISPs to obtain the identities of those who downloaded…
  • Aug 19

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?
    Day 1 of State of Play Conference. Interestingly the latest case reported of the synthetic worlds is the case of EROS LLC suing Volkov Catteneo” who broke the sex program’s copy protection and sold unauthorized copies. So naturally…
  • Aug 19

    State of Play Conference BEGINS

    State of Play Conference BEGINS
    Finally the long awaited conference has begun. Last night at the opening dinner for participants, meeting all the thought leaders, academics and businesses involved in the building and use of synthetic environments is exciting. There was a…
Rank this Week: 1708

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Aug 25

    Regulation Crowdfunding: Are You the Right Candidate for It?

    Regulation Crowdfunding: Are You the Right Candidate for It?
    As you all probably already know, in 2015 the Securities and Exchange Commission (or the SEC) adopted Regulation Crowdfunding to implement Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.  The Regulation Crowdfunding (or…
  • Mar 8

    Electronic Signatures: OK to Use?

    Electronic Signatures: OK to Use?
    This blog post focuses on the use and validity of electronic signatures. We will first investigate what constitutes an "electronic signature", we will then discuss the validity and enforceability of electronic signatures, and finally, we will…
  • Feb 24

    Winter 2016: raising funds may become more difficult for some startup

    Winter 2016: raising funds may become more difficult for some startup
    I attended several VC events in New York City recently, including Ask a VC forum on February 4, organized by DLA Piper, and the VC Summit on January 26, organized by Gotham Media.  I learned some interesting insights, which may be useful…
Rank this Week: 4737

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
  • Aug 25

    More guessing at Barnes & Noble

    More guessing at Barnes & Noble
    Barnes & Noble is at it again: leaving investors to guess what kind of severance its most recent CEO will wind up getting.
  • Aug 2

    A year too late for Barnes & Noble

    A year too late for Barnes & Noble
    In its proxy, Barnes & Noble disclosed for the first time that former CEO Michael Huseby received $15.7 million in severance.
  • May 17

    LendingClub tries to buck up its troops!

    LendingClub tries to buck up its troops!
    LendingClub, which has been struggling, managed to give its top executives and directors hefty raises this week.
Rank this Week: 2321

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Aug 24

    Olivia Du Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein

    Olivia Du Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein
    Olivia Du Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein
  • Jul 25

    New Tax on Foreign Buyers of Vancouver of Real Estate

    New Tax on Foreign Buyers of Vancouver of Real Estate
    Foreign buyers of Metro Vancouver real estate will be taxed an additional 15 per cent, the government announced today in new legislation.
  • May 19

    B.C. Society Act Revamp – Part 2

    B.C. Society Act Revamp – Part 2
    BC Registry Services have produced an initial transition guide for existing societies operating under the current Society Act, to allow those existing societies to transition to the rules under the new Societies Act.
Rank this Week: 2832

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: 2356

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Aug 24

    Right of Sepulcher: Last Rites Denied

    Right of Sepulcher: Last Rites Denied
    We recently came across a Missouri Law Review article that examined a Missouri Court of Appeals case that ruled a durable power of attorney for health care decisions was ineffective for the granting a right of sepulcher.  The form…
  • Aug 20

    Avoid the Long Spring Lines: File your Missouri Preneed Renewals Early

    Avoid the Long Spring Lines: File your Missouri Preneed Renewals Early
    Missouri’s preneed seller and provider license renewals expire October 31st of each year, and many funeral directors approach this deadline like they would their tax return: if it is in the mail by Halloween I’m good.  But,…
  • Aug 16

    Facing 14 Years’ of Hard Time: One Missouri Funeral Director’s Failure to Deposit Preneed Fund

    Facing 14 Years’ of Hard Time: One Missouri Funeral Director’s Failure to Deposit Preneed Fund
    The Missouri Iron County Mountain Echo ran the following story on August 15th: A former Ironton Funeral Home Director has pleaded guilty to two counts of stealing in Iron County Circuit Court.  The charges stem from the sale of pre-need…
Rank this Week: 4338

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: 2595

New York Small Business Law

New York Small Business Law

Legal Information (and other Insights) for small businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups. By Imke Ratschko.

http://www.newyorksmallbusinesslaw.com/new_york_small_business_l/category/new-york-small-business-law
  • Aug 23

    Pleading Fraud with Specificity

    Pleading Fraud with Specificity
    According to New York Civil Practice Law and Rules section 3016(b), in a fraud cause of action in a complaint, “the circumstances constituting the wrong shall be stated in detail”.  Contrast this with the standard for a libel…
  • Dec 22

    Frozen Bank Accounts and Restraining Notice

    Frozen Bank Accounts and Restraining Notice
    An unpleasant but common experience: an old judgment against you comes back to haunt you. Possibly you didn’t even know it existed: the complaint may have been served in the wrong place and you never got a copy, or the opposing party…
  • Dec 15

    LLC v. Scorp – Show me the Money

    LLC v. Scorp – Show me the Money
    The first question for every small business owner who decided to form an entity?  LLC or S corp?  Which one is better for me? Let’s face it, most people would chose the entity that leaves more money in their pocket.…
Rank this Week: 2913

ACA Review

ACA Review

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

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Aug 23

    2016 Draft Instructions For 1094-B and 1095-B

    2016 Draft Instructions For 1094-B and 1095-B
    Last week, the IRS released draft 2016 instructions for the 1094-B and 1095-B (the “B” Forms).  The release of the draft instructions is just weeks after the IRS released the draft instructions for the 1094-C and 1095-C…
  • Aug 9

    2016 Draft Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and Instructions: What’s New, Page-by-Page

    2016 Draft Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and Instructions: What’s New, Page-by-Page
    In the ACA realm, change is the only constant, so don’t take this to the bank.  We’re telling you what we see for the first time, on a first reading of the draft 2016 Forms and Instructions that the IRS has released since…
  • Jul 25

    Stand Alone, Fixed-Indemnity Plans Are Back, Maybe

    Stand Alone, Fixed-Indemnity Plans Are Back, Maybe
    In Central United Life Ins. Co. v. Burwell, D.C. Cir. No. 15-5310 (July 1, 2016), a D.C. Circuit panel affirmed, 3-0, a trial court injunction barring enforcement of the 2014 HHS regulation permitting individual fixed-indemnity policies to be…
Rank this Week: 2466

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Aug 23

    Court Of Chancery Dismisses Merger Litigation Under The Corwin Doctrine

    Court Of Chancery Dismisses Merger Litigation Under The Corwin Doctrine
    City of Miami General Employees and Sanitation Employees Retirement Trust v. Comstock, C.A. 9980-CB (August 24, 2016) This decision applies the Corwin doctrine to dismiss a suit attacking a merger that received stockholder approval. It…
  • Aug 23

    Court: Derivative Claims Allowed to Be Asserted as Part of Merger Attack

    Court: Derivative Claims Allowed to Be Asserted as Part of Merger Attack
    It is well-settled under Delaware law that in a merger a stockholder loses standing to assert a purely derivative claim. That claim passes instead to the acquiring company. As an asset of a Delaware company, derivative claims should be valued…
  • Aug 22

    Court of Chancery Explains Some Consequences For Violating Forum Selection Agreement

    Court of Chancery Explains Some Consequences For Violating Forum Selection Agreement
    CMS Investment Holdings LLC  v. Castle, C.A. 9468-VCMR (August 19, 2016) This is a significant decision because it explains how filing suit somewhere other than in the contractually-designated jurisdiction does not toll the time to sue…
Rank this Week: 1868

Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

Cover business and corporate law issues. By Parr Richey Obremskey Frandsen & Patterson.

http://www.indianabusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    A lawyer by day, Kent Frandsen is a scratch golfer who’s had a hand in all the PGA tournaments at Crooked Stick since 1981.

    A lawyer by day, Kent Frandsen is a scratch golfer who’s had a hand in all the PGA tournaments at Crooked Stick since 1981.
    http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/2016/08/23/13-holes-ones-guy-heading-up-bmw-pga-championship-carmel/87680244/ A lawyer by day, Kent Frandsen is a scratch golfer who’s had a hand in all the PGA tournaments at Crooked Stick since…
  • Jul 7

    FAA Final Rule on Small Unmanned Aircraft System

    FAA Final Rule on Small Unmanned Aircraft System
    On June 21, 2016 the FAA issued its final rule on small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) codified at 14 C.F.R. Parts 107 (Parts 21, 43, 61, 91, 101, 107, 119, 133, and 183 are also impacted).  The primary effect of this final rule is…
  • Jul 7

    FAA Final Rule on Small Unmanned Aircraft System

    FAA Final Rule on Small Unmanned Aircraft System
    On June 21, 2016 the FAA issued its final rule on small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) codified at 14 C.F.R. Parts 107 (Parts 21, 43, 61, 91, 101, 107, 119, 133, and 183 are also impacted).  The primary effect of this final rule is…
Rank this Week: 4493

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    Are You Texting a Contract?

    Are You Texting a Contract?
    Texting has become a common form of communication. Smart phones are used less and less as phones and more and more as devices to text and email from. You may see texting as an informal, short hand way to communicate but a Massachusetts case…
  • Aug 19

    Purchase of Irvine’s Vizio Opens Up American Market for Chinese Firm

    Purchase of Irvine’s Vizio Opens Up American Market for Chinese Firm
    The $2 billion sale of Vizio to Leshi Internet Information & Technology Corporation (known as LeEco) is expected to result in the Chinese firm’s much broader reach into the American market. LeEco sells a variety products and the…
  • Aug 16

    The Business Divorce: If Things Aren’t What They Used to Be, It May be Time to Move On

    The Business Divorce: If Things Aren’t What They Used to Be, It May be Time to Move On
    If it’s more than you running the business chances are pretty good the relationship between you and other owners will hit a rocky patch at some point, maybe even become adversarial. Breaking up that business relationship can be seen as…
Rank this Week: 2227

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

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

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • Aug 22

    Tom Rutledge Takes on LLC Member Expulsion

    Tom Rutledge Takes on LLC Member Expulsion
    This week's New York Business Divorce serves up a provocative article by, and an informative podcast interview with, Kentucky lawyer Tom Rutledge, a leading expert on closely held business entities, on the hot-button topic of LLC member…
  • Aug 15

    Good Faith Trumps Sole Discretion in LLC Agreement’s Repurchase Provision

    Good Faith Trumps Sole Discretion in LLC Agreement’s Repurchase Provision
    Manhattan Commercial Division Justice Anil Singh's recent decision in Saleeby v Remco Maintenance teaches some valuable lessons about how not to draft stock or membership interest redemption provisions in executive employment agreements. It's…
  • Aug 8

    New Jersey Supreme Court Raises the Bar for Judicial Expulsion of LLC Member

    New Jersey Supreme Court Raises the Bar for Judicial Expulsion of LLC Member
    The New Jersey Supreme Court last week issued an important decision tightening the criteria for judicial expulsion of an LLC member. Get the story in this week's New York Business Divorce.
Rank this Week: 1810

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2296

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Should You Take Your Contract Dispute To Court?

    Should You Take Your Contract Dispute To Court?
    Whenever you believe the other party has breached its agreement with you, these and all other provisions of the agreement must be carefully evaluated before embarking on a particular course of action.
  • Aug 12

    Reviewing Your Commercial Lease

    Reviewing Your Commercial Lease
    While many business owners choose to own their building, many others do not have means to do so, or may not want to commit to one location long-term. For these reasons and more, many business owners lease their commercial spaces. For any type…
  • Aug 5

    How to Structure Your Partnership in California

    How to Structure Your Partnership in California
    While there are no formal filing requirements for forming a partnership in California, partnerships must comply with registration, filing, and tax requirements applicable to any business.
Rank this Week: 4658

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

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

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3856

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
  • Aug 18

    What Is Medical Negligence and What Can You Do If You Are a Victim?

    What Is Medical Negligence and What Can You Do If You Are a Victim?
    I am Andrew E. Greenwald, and I am a partner at Joseph Greenwald & Laake, and am a former chair of the American Association for Justice Birth Trauma Litigation Group, have given over 100 lectures to trial lawyer and other groups and have…
  • Aug 18

    Is Entrepreneurship Making a Comeback?

    Is Entrepreneurship Making a Comeback?
    Significant economic indicators continue to support the proposition that new business startup activity is on the rise.  On August 4, 2016, the Kauffman Foundation released the 2016 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity, its highly respected…
  • Aug 11

    Autonomous Vehicles Are Here…What Does this Mean for Purposes of Automobile Insurance Coverage and Liability for Accidents?

    Autonomous Vehicles Are Here…What Does this Mean for Purposes of Automobile Insurance Coverage and Liability for Accidents?
    The era of autonomous (aka “driverless”) vehicles has arrived and with it will come unprecedented changes in tort and insurance law.  Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google Plus Facebook 
Rank this Week: 1945

New York & New Jersey Business…

New York & New Jersey Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business startup law. By Samuel C Berger, PC.

http://www.newjerseybusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3135

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Ponte Vedra Trust Lawyer Interview

    Ponte Vedra Trust Lawyer Interview
    I have recently become acquainted with a bank who does business very different than traditional banks.  As we do Trust funding for many of our estate planning, elder law, and asset protection packages, we have the opportunity to interact…
  • Jul 11

    How to Correct a Death Certificate in Florida

    How to Correct a Death Certificate in Florida
    Correcting a Death Certificate in Florida We often receive calls about how to correct a Florida Death Certificate in relation to filing a Probate case in Florida. Correcting a Florida Death certificate is done through Florida Vital Statistics…
  • May 27

    Remarriage Protection

    Remarriage Protection
    Remarriage Protection Many lawyers proclaim to have remarriage protection in their estate planning documents, but few estate plans deal with these issues completely. A traditional trust that deals with remarriage will include language that…
Rank this Week: 2152

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

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

http://delawarechancery.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 18

    Deceptive Trade Practices Act Claim Denied by Chancery

    Deceptive Trade Practices Act Claim Denied by Chancery
    In the recent decision of Diamond State Tire, Inc. v. Diamond Tire Pro & Auto Care, LLC, C.A. No. 11550-VCS (Del. Ch. Aug. 15, 2016), the Court of Chancery considered Diamond State Tire, Inc.’s (“Diamond State”) claim…
  • Aug 14

    Mootness Fee Awarded for Helpful Disclosures that Provided Benefit to Stockholder

    Mootness Fee Awarded for Helpful Disclosures that Provided Benefit to Stockholder
    In 2016, beginning with In Re Trulia Inc. Stockholder Litigation, C.A. No. 10020-CB (Del. Ch. Jan. 22, 2016), the Court of Chancery has issued a wave of decisions analyzing the granting of fees in “disclosure-only”…
  • Aug 13

    Caremark Claims Dismissed by Chancery – Bad Faith Not Adequately Pled

    Caremark Claims Dismissed by Chancery – Bad Faith Not Adequately Pled
    In the recent decision of Melbourne Municipal Firefighters’ Pension Trust Fund v. Jacobs, C.A. No. 10872-VCMR (Del. Ch. Aug. 1, 2016), Vice Chancellor Montgomery-Reeves dismissed Caremark claims brought against certain…
Rank this Week: 2734

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Aug 18

    Buffalo Wild Wings -- Activist Complaints - Operation

    Buffalo Wild Wings -- Activist Complaints - Operation
    The following is the complete text of the letter, published at the SEC, Marcato Capital Management wrote to Buffalo Wild Wings, dated August 17, 2016. I edited slighlty for readability on the web. It is important because it raises...
  • Jul 7

    Why Students Get in Too Much Debt - New

    Why Students Get in Too Much Debt - New
    Don't believe everything you read in the papers about student debt and bankrupcty. Most states have fine schools which don't cost much. In NYC, the City University system has tuition of $5k or $7k depending on which college you...
  • Jun 25

    What has the Internet Really Changed for Lead Gen in Franchise Sales? - Operation

    What has the Internet Really Changed for Lead Gen in Franchise Sales? - Operation
    Print leads were different from internet leads. It used to be that a print lead would phone you after seeing your print ad. While on the phone with the prospective purchaser, you had to qualify them financially. You also...
Rank this Week: 4922

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
  • Aug 17

    2016 Changes to Delaware Law Go into Effect

    2016 Changes to Delaware Law Go into Effect
    Amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law Several significant amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (the DGCL) were signed into law on June 16, 2016, and went into effect on August 1, 2016.1 Most significantly,…
  • Aug 11

    Recommended Reading: Corporate Governance by the Number

    Recommended Reading: Corporate Governance by the Number
    This week we highlight governance data collected by the EY Center for Board Matters on more than 3,000 U.S. public companies further discussed here. The information focuses on topics such as board composition, board meetings and size,…
  • Aug 8

    Overview of Cornerstone Research Report on Shareholder Litigation

    Overview of Cornerstone Research Report on Shareholder Litigation
    A recent Cornerstone Research report reviewed ‘Shareholder Litigation Involving Acquisitions of Public Companies’ during 2015 and the first half of 2016. As the report indicates. the percentage of M&A deals valued over $100…
Rank this Week: 1959

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

Covers business law for entrepreneurs, emerging companies and the investment management industry. By Alexander J. Davie.

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    Legal Considerations for Selling an Emerging Growth Company Part 1: The M&A Proce

    Legal Considerations for Selling an Emerging Growth Company Part 1: The M&A Proce
    Everyone knows that a primary goal for many, if not most, startups and tech companies is to eventually sell the company, even if the founders intend to remain with the company. It goes without saying that selling your company can result in an…
  • Jul 12

    The Pros and Cons of Taking Venture Capital Money

    The Pros and Cons of Taking Venture Capital Money
    In many ways, the dilemma of deciding whether to take venture capital money from an interested VC firm can be filed under “Good Problems to Have.” The majority of startups never get to this point, either failing outright, or, even…
  • Jun 14

    5 Questions to Answer As You Prepare Your Startup for a Seed or Angel Round

    5 Questions to Answer As You Prepare Your Startup for a Seed or Angel Round
    Last month I wrote about the four stages of startup capital – (1) seed rounds, (2) angel rounds, (3) venture rounds, and (4) bridge/pre-ipo stage rounds. This month we’ll take a look at what startups need to do to prepare…
Rank this Week: 3078

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Aug 17

    Fired for Taking the Fifth: Famous Firings in History

    Fired for Taking the Fifth: Famous Firings in History
    The Department of Justice’s recent Yates Memo creates a new emphasis on individual accountability for corporate or entity wrongdoing. It also enhances the risk to corporate employees that they will need to choose between cooperating…
  • Aug 7

    A Fifth Amendment Right to Not Talk to Your Employer?

    A Fifth Amendment Right to Not Talk to Your Employer?
    An employee who is accused of participating in corporate wrongdoing can face potentially life-changing choices almost immediately. When a company learns of alleged wrongdoing, it is likely to start an internal investigation into the…
  • Jul 27

    Last Chance to Nominate Suits by Suits for the ABA Blawg 100!

    Last Chance to Nominate Suits by Suits for the ABA Blawg 100!
    Every year, the ABA Journal selects 100 of the best law blogs. It is currently accepting nominations for the 10th annual version of this list. If you enjoy reading Suits by Suits, we hope that you’ll take a few moments to nominate…
Rank this Week: 2407

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/
  • Aug 16

    Hotel Lawyer: Why NOW may be the best time for developers to start EB-5 financing

    Hotel Lawyer: Why NOW may be the best time for developers to start EB-5 financing
    16 August 2016 Is there a serious risk that EB-5 will expire September 30, 2016? Anything is possible when Congress is in session, but none of the experts we talk to believe that the EB-5 program will be allowed to lapse. As discussed below,…
  • Aug 5

    Video: Tye Turman discusses new hotel builds, adaptive reuse, and brand

    Video: Tye Turman discusses new hotel builds, adaptive reuse, and brand
      Tye Turman, Senior VP of Lodging Development at Marriott, speaks with David Sudeck, senior member of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® at JMBM’s 2016 Meet the Money® – the national hotel finance and investment…
  • Aug 3

    Video: Alice Gao discusses interest rates and Chinese investment in gateway citie

    Video: Alice Gao discusses interest rates and Chinese investment in gateway citie
      Alice Gao, Senior VP of ICBC USA, speaks with Bob Braun, senior member of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® at JMBM’s 2016 Meet the Money® – the national hotel finance and investment conference. Alice explains…
Rank this Week: 2881

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    Being “Offended” as an Impediment to Settlement

    Being “Offended” as an Impediment to Settlement
    A Mediation Scuttled by Emotions             Recently, I participated in a mediation with a highly-regarded and experienced mediator who was frustrated that the…
  • Aug 10

    UPDATE WRITTEN POLICIES TO COMPLY WITH NEW FEHA REGULATIONS REGARDING HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION

    UPDATE WRITTEN POLICIES TO COMPLY WITH NEW FEHA REGULATIONS REGARDING HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION
    The California State Legislature and various State agencies continue to expand employer responsibilities and duties.  In case you missed it, effective April 1, 2016, (and pursuant to new regulations promulgated by the Fair Employment and…
  • Aug 8

    Employment-Based Immigration.

    Employment-Based Immigration.
    My company is growing but I am unable to find qualified workers to keep up with business demands. Are foreign workers an option? Yes, albeit a qualified yes, given the strict requirements imposed by Congress. Immigration law allows employers…
Rank this Week: 3326

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/
  • Aug 15

    You Can’t Use the Sherman Act to Wrangle an Invitation to a Political Debate

    You Can’t Use the Sherman Act to Wrangle an Invitation to a Political Debate
    So held the District Court for the District of Columbia in Johnson v. Commission on Presidential Debates, No. 15-1580 (RMC) (D.D.C. August 5, 2016).  There, the Libertarian and Green Parties challenged decisions of the Commission on…
  • Jul 14

    If You Discount It, And They Don’t Come . . . .

    If You Discount It, And They Don’t Come . . . .
    Researchers at my alma mater (including Steven Levitt of Freakonomics fame) recently reported the results of an interesting study: discounts offered on virtual goods (i.e., in-app purchases in connection with online video games) did not…
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court lets Fourth Circuit’s Articulation of Standard for Pleading a Sherman Act Conspiracy Stand – for Now

    Supreme Court lets Fourth Circuit’s Articulation of Standard for Pleading a Sherman Act Conspiracy Stand – for Now
    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review the Fourth Circuit’s decision in SD3, LLC v. Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., et al., 801 F.3d 412 (4th Cir. 2015), allowing the decision – and, arguably, a circuit split on the…
Rank this Week: 3050

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: 2582

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Aug 14

    The Difference Between Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Restriction

    The Difference Between Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Restriction
    Some states prohibit these restraints in employment contracts completely. Others allow one but not the other. Texas allows both. These restrictions on employees are meant to protect employers’ investment in their…
  • Aug 11

    Want to Switch Jobs, But Not Sure if You Can? Do Not Let A Non-Compete Hold You Down.

    Want to Switch Jobs, But Not Sure if You Can? Do Not Let A Non-Compete Hold You Down.
    Many employees sign non-compete agreements without giving it a second thought, but then a time comes when the company starts slumping, they get a new boss that they do not particularly like, receive a better job offer from a competitor…
  • Jul 29

    Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable in Texas?

    Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable in Texas?
    Generally, Texas allows non-compete agreements between employers and employees as long as they are reasonable in scope, geographic area, and term, and meet a few other requirements. See my previous posts about those requirements…
Rank this Week: 2410

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Covers estate planning, real property acquisition, personal injury, will disputes, commercial litigation, business and corporate law, and institutional lending.

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
  • Aug 12

    New Treasury Regulations to Eliminate Tax Valuation Discounts on Family Owned Entitie

    New Treasury Regulations to Eliminate Tax Valuation Discounts on Family Owned Entitie
    On August 2, 2016, the Treasury Department issued proposed regulations that would significantly reduce the tax planning benefits involving family limited partnerships and similar structures which are effective tools for certain wealthy…
  • Jun 17

    GCF Attorneys named to 2016 Florida Super Lawyer List

    GCF Attorneys named to 2016 Florida Super Lawyer List
    Four attorneys from the firm have been selected to the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists.  Troy Hafner, David, Carter and Gene O’Neill are selected to the Super Lawyers list and Anthony Guettler was selected as…
  • May 20

    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EXPANDS OVERTIME COVERAGE

    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EXPANDS OVERTIME COVERAGE
    On May 16, 2016, as we expected, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its Overtime Final Rule expanding overtime coverage to an additional 4.2 million employees. Summary of the Final Rule: Standard salary level:…
Rank this Week: 2786

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
  • Aug 11

    Equity Compensation Trend: Extending Time to Exercise Vested Stock Option

    Equity Compensation Trend: Extending Time to Exercise Vested Stock Option
    From our colleagues William H. Hoffman and Cisco Palao-Ricketts Due to high competition to attract employee talent and to improve employee recruiting and morale, several private companies in the technology sector have recently altered typical…
  • Jul 26

    Choosing a Corporate Name: Practical Considerations and Legal Requirement

    Choosing a Corporate Name: Practical Considerations and Legal Requirement
    By: David Lai (Seattle) Deciding on the name for your to-be-formed company can be a stressful process given the seemingly endless number of possibilities and the limited legal requirements. Whether you have brainstormed a robust list of…
  • Jul 22

    Privacy Shield is final: What it means for businesse

    Privacy Shield is final: What it means for businesse
    The US Department of Commerce announced that it will begin accepting applications for Privacy Shield certifications beginning on August 1. For US organizations collecting personal data from the EU, the past year has been an anxious one, as…
Rank this Week: 3780

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
  • Aug 11

    What is a Master Franchise and Sub-Franchise and How Are They Different Than An Area Development?

    What is a Master Franchise and Sub-Franchise and How Are They Different Than An Area Development?
    Like most business disciplines, franchising has its own jargon or vocabulary. The terms "master franchise" or "sub-franchise" and "area developer" have specific technical definitions, but are often used improperly. This article will help to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3372

Business and Corporate Disputes

Business and Corporate Disputes

Features litigation information and insight for business owners, corporate management, directors, officers, members, managers, and shareholders. By Matt McKinney.

http://corporatedispute.com
  • Aug 11

    When Owners in an LLC Are Personally Liable

    When Owners in an LLC Are Personally Liable
    Entrepreneurs and business owners often elect to create a formal business entity, such as a limited liability company (“LLC”), to shield themselves from personal liability.  In other words, they create such an entity to…
  • Apr 17

    Iowa’s Open Records Law – Who, What, When, and Why?

    Iowa’s Open Records Law – Who, What, When, and Why?
    Iowa’s Open Records laws permit Iowans and Iowa businesses to obtain numerous types of records and communications from government bodies and officials (e.g. state departments, cities, and schools). Frequently, Iowans and Iowa…
  • Jan 17

    Single Taxation Versus Double Taxation and the Iowa LLC

    Single Taxation Versus Double Taxation and the Iowa LLC
    As discussed in this prior post, Iowa Limited Liability Companies have the benefit of electing to have a single layer of tax. When an LLC chooses a single layer of tax, LLCs are taxed as pass-through entities, meaning all earnings…
Rank this Week: 4542

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Government Contracts Legal Forum

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

http://www.governmentcontractslegalforum.com/
Rank this Week: 4921

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 11

    Evidence and opening statements in Immigration Court

    Evidence and opening statements in Immigration Court
    A colleague asked me about the rules of court, regarding evidence in immigration proceedings. I thought I would share the answer here: I have a CAT only IH coming up. I want to introduce a news article that I feel is relevant. Can I refer…
  • Aug 4

    What happens when you have a criminal…

    What happens when you have a criminal past, but want to bring your family into the United States? That of course, depends on the crime. Conviction of a crime against minors is a particularly serious form of criminal past that present a…
  • Jul 23

    Someone threatens to show your nude pictures...what do you do?

    Someone threatens to show your nude pictures...what do you do?
    A great question was asked about how to handle a threatening letter involving pictures. I answered the question, and thought I would share the results here. The question was: if I find naked pictures of me in an envelope and an anonymous…
Rank this Week: 2551

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/
  • Aug 11

    Landlord's works are a disturbing busine

    Landlord's works are a disturbing busine
    A recent High Court case has highlighted the extent to which commercial landlords need to take care when carrying out works to property which are likely to cause disturbance to tenants.Timothy Taylor Limited had a high class modern art…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3088

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
  • Aug 11

    Is Home Brewing Co. Merely Descriptive of Beer?

    Is Home Brewing Co. Merely Descriptive of Beer?
    Recently, an application before the United States Patent and Trademark Office sought to register the mark Home Brewing Co. in standard characters on the Principal Register for “Beer; Beer, ale and lager; Beer, ale and porter;…
  • Aug 11

    Lessons from Marketing a Wine and Beverage Law Practice

    Lessons from Marketing a Wine and Beverage Law Practice
    I was recently interviewed by Bentley Tolk for his podcast Legal Marketing Launch, which helps attorneys focus on marketing their legal practice. In the episode, I talk a lot about my blog and the development of the blog over the last…
  • Aug 11

    Wine, Beer, and Spirits Law Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado this September

    Wine, Beer, and Spirits Law Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado this September
    CLE International will host its annual wine, beer, and spirits law conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado this September 22nd and 23rd. This year is the program’s 21st anniversary of the wine, beer, and spirits…
Rank this Week: 2836

Tax Law and Business Organization…

Tax Law and Business Organization Strategy

Providing information and updates on tax law. By Sprouse Schrader Smith PC.

http://taxlaw.sprouselaw.com/
  • Aug 10

    Proposed Regulations May Spark Year-End Transfer

    Proposed Regulations May Spark Year-End Transfer
    Treasury has recently issued Proposed Regulations under Section 2704. Section 2704 affects the valuation of interests in corporations and partnerships. Most notably, the proposed changes would disregard restrictions on liquidation that are…
  • Dec 31

    New Non-discrimination Rules for Health Insurance Plan

    New Non-discrimination Rules for Health Insurance Plan
    Fully insured health plans have not been subject to any the nondiscrimination requirements. Those plans could discriminate on eligibility, contributions, and benefits, without triggering adverse tax consequences to either the plan or the plan…
  • Dec 20

    Sales of Livestock Due to Drought

    Sales of Livestock Due to Drought
    The drought in the Texas Panhandle and surrounding areas has staggered the livestock industry. Many livestock farmers have been forced to liquidate their herds entirely, or at an abnormal rate. The Code provides some tax relief available for…
Rank this Week: 4265

Delaware Non-Compete Law Blog

Delaware Non-Compete Law Blog

By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawarenoncompetelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4590

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

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

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 10

    Four Important Considerations When Launching a Startup

    Four Important Considerations When Launching a Startup
    Today’s post highlights some of the key considerations that founders of any startup company should have in mind as they begin the process of turning an idea into a business. The action items we discuss in this post are simple things to…
  • Aug 1

    Employee Equity Explained: Stock Option

    Employee Equity Explained: Stock Option
    Today, we are continuing our series on Employee Equity Explained by discussing stock options specifically. Stock options are contracts that allow an employee to buy shares (this is called “exercising” the option) at a fixed price.…
  • Jul 27

    The Definition of “Accredited Investor” and Why It Matter

    The Definition of “Accredited Investor” and Why It Matter
    The definition of accredited investor is a topic we’ve touched on briefly in several posts throughout the years, but today’s post dives specifically into the definition of “accredited investor” as defined in Rule 501…
Rank this Week: 3154