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Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Lucy Kellaway is correct.

    Lucy Kellaway is correct.
    In today's Financial Times piece:If one employee offends against a bank’s vision and values, it is [his or her] fault. If 5,300 do, it is the bank’s. Wells Fargo has proved that its culture is a hopeless safeguard to anything. The…
  • Sep 14

    Urban Meyer is one of my heroes.

    Urban Meyer is one of my heroes.
    And here's why.
  • Aug 10

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.
    Here.  For those of us who have lived through depression, it's hard to explain to those who haven't.  Thanks to folks like Stephen Fry, the Bloggess, and Hyperbole and a Half, it's possible to get an inkling of this particular…
Rank this Week: 1277

Indiana Business Law Blog

Indiana Business Law Blog

Covers small business law. By Smith Rayl Law Office, LLC.

http://www.michaelsmithlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Business Entity Reports: New filing schedule for Indiana nonprofit

    Business Entity Reports: New filing schedule for Indiana nonprofit
    Indiana nonprofit corporations now file business entity reports every two years instead of every year. The post Business Entity Reports: New filing schedule for Indiana nonprofits appeared first on Indiana Business Law Blog.
  • Sep 10

    Indiana Series LLCs, Part VIII

    Indiana Series LLCs, Part VIII
    This is the last of eight articles on series LLCs and the new Indiana series LLC statute that will take effect on January 1, 2017.  Earlier articles are: Part I, Basic concepts and terminology Part II, Is a series an entity? Continue…
  • Sep 10

    Indiana Series LLCs, Part VII

    Indiana Series LLCs, Part VII
    Earlier articles on the topic of Indiana series LLCs are here: Part I, Basic concepts and terminology Part II, Is a series an entity? Continue Reading The post Indiana Series LLCs, Part VII appeared first on Indiana Business Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 2993

Bulgarian Legal Blog

Bulgarian Legal Blog

Covers legal problems that UK and Irish investors face with their investments (mainly in properties) in Bulgaria. By Milen Hristov.

http://mhlegal.eu/blog/
  • Sep 16

    Buying or creating an airline in Bulgaria (AOC holder)

    Buying or creating an airline in Bulgaria (AOC holder)
    All airlines and AOC holders, registered in Bulgaria benefit of the country’s EU membership and all connected Single Sky and Open Skies agreements. Country’s location is quite beneficial as it is almost in the middle on the…
  • Feb 25

    Bulgarian Aircraft Register should be open

    Bulgarian Aircraft Register should be open
    Bulgarian Civil Aviation Authority is responsible for keeping the aircraft register of Bulgaria i.e. records of all aircraft registrations, aircraft ownership rights, dry or wet lease contracts records. Bulgarian aircraft register is not very…
  • Jul 15

    Temporary replacement of aircraft engine in Bulgaria

    Temporary replacement of aircraft engine in Bulgaria
    If an aircraft engine fails, the airline can make a temporary engine replacement until the rightful owner (lessor) allows permanent engine replacement. Sometimes in case of financial problems the aircraft is seized by creditor or the…
Rank this Week: 2813

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: 1045

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: 2755

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Covers business law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.globaltradeandsanctionslaw.com/
  • Sep 15

    Japan Enters the Brexit Debate

    Japan Enters the Brexit Debate
    It’s hardly news to any company whose business extends beyond its country’s own borders that the Brexit is a subject that demands close, continuous monitoring. In the global marketplace, practically any move by any major (and in…
  • Sep 2

    Redefining U.S. Export Controls: Takeaways from Key Changes Effective September 1st

    Redefining U.S. Export Controls: Takeaways from Key Changes Effective September 1st
    On September 1, 2016 new rules previously published by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)[1] and the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC)[2] will become effective. These…
  • Jul 29

    OFAC Authorizes Temporary Sojourn of US-Controlled Aircraft to Iran

    OFAC Authorizes Temporary Sojourn of US-Controlled Aircraft to Iran
    Today, OFAC issued new General License J (“GL J”) authorizing non-U.S. persons to reexport certain “Eligible Aircraft” to Iran. Importantly, GL J only applies to temporary sojourns, meaning that any sales or leases…
Rank this Week: 1687

Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianabusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    BOUNDARY TREES: WHO OWNS THEM? WHO’S RESPONSIBLE?

    BOUNDARY TREES: WHO OWNS THEM? WHO’S RESPONSIBLE?
    Trees can be an asset or a nuisance, depending on one’s personal perspective and situation.   A tree may provide shade, privacy or other value to one person and yet block the view of a neighbor or interfere with the use and…
  • Sep 7

    Lifelong golfer, lawyer co-chairs pro tournament at Crooked Stick

    Lifelong golfer, lawyer co-chairs pro tournament at Crooked Stick
    Up to par Few people would be as qualified as a Lebanon-based litigation attorney, who is also an Indiana Golf Hall of Fame member and Crooked Stick Golf Club member, to co-chair the 2016 BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel…
  • Sep 6

    Hospital Charges Questioned

    Hospital Charges Questioned
    In the recent case of Parkview Hospital, Inc. v. Frost, which is now before the Indiana Supreme Court, the issue of the reasonableness of hospital charges in the context of a contested hospital lien is addressed and may pose some issues with…
Rank this Week: 3835

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Sep 15

    Oral argument set in UCL/CLRA arbitration case: McGill v. Citibank

    Oral argument set in UCL/CLRA arbitration case: McGill v. Citibank
    On October 6, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in San Francisco, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in McGill v. Citibank, No. S224086. This case presents the question of whether the Federal Arbitration Act, as construed in Concepcion, preempts…
  • Sep 14

    "Ninth Circuit Uneasy About a Higher Bar for 'Ascertainability'"

    "Ninth Circuit Uneasy About a Higher Bar for 'Ascertainability'"
    Yesterday, the Recorder had an article (subscription) about Monday's oral argument in In re ConAgra Foods, a false advertising case alleging that the defendant mislabeled its Wesson Oil products as "100% Natural." The district court…
  • Sep 8

    Recent opinion addresses class notice in CLRA settlements: Choi v. Mario Bodescu Skin Care, Inc.

    Recent opinion addresses class notice in CLRA settlements: Choi v. Mario Bodescu Skin Care, Inc.
    In the published portion of Choi v. Mario Bodescu Skin Care, Inc., 248 Cal.App.4th 292 (Jun. 21, 2016), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Three) affirmed final approval of a class action settlement involving UCL, CLRA…
Rank this Week: 2056

bevlog

bevlog

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

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Sep 14

    Bacon Labeling 101

    Bacon Labeling 101
    After a full day wrangling booze labels, I heard a good story about bacon labeling on the way home from work (bringing home the bacon, as it were). The radio story emanated from a Bloomberg web story, “Why Supermarket Bacon Hides…
  • Aug 24

    Most Helpful TTB Website Page

    Most Helpful TTB Website Page
    TTB’s website at www.ttb.gov can be pretty helpful. Here are a few of the pages we check most often. TTB Newsletter. This comes out about once a week and can be very useful. For example, the August 19, 2016 edition provided background…
  • Aug 10

    VABC Allows “Self-Distribution” for Virginia Distiller

    VABC Allows “Self-Distribution” for Virginia Distiller
    The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (VABC) will now allow Virginia Distilleries to “self-distribute.” Previously, restaurants were required to purchase all spirits through their assigned VABC Store. Now,…
Rank this Week: 766

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
  • Sep 14

    The FLSA’s Alter Ego Exemption – The Motor Carrier Act

    The FLSA’s Alter Ego Exemption – The Motor Carrier Act
    Of the myriad of exemptions used by defense counsel in Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) cases, the Motor Carrier Act Exemption sometimes gets lost in the shuffle of the usual suspects list of exemptions.  If the…
  • Sep 12

    Implementing an Effective Social Media Policy Can Head Off Employment Issue

    Implementing an Effective Social Media Policy Can Head Off Employment Issue
    The use of social media as a communication tool has dramatically increased over the last decade in people’s personal and professional lives. Social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (Snapchat isn’t just for…
  • Sep 8

    Summary Judgment for Retailer in Premises Liability Case

    Summary Judgment for Retailer in Premises Liability Case
    A wet substance on the floor of a retail store, a customer does not see the substance and slips and falls, and an injury results.  Liability for the store, right?  Not so fast.  In Virginia, in the absence of some affirmative…
Rank this Week: 1577

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
  • Sep 14

    A Founder’s Guide to Making a Section 83(b) Election

    A Founder’s Guide to Making a Section 83(b) Election
    One of the more important tax decisions founders of early-stage companies will face is whether or not to make an election under Section 83(b) of the Internal Revenue Code for stock awards or other acquisitions of shares subject to vesting. By…
  • Sep 9

    New IRS Proposed Regulations Eliminate Valuation Discounts: Planning Likely Required before the End of 2016

    New IRS Proposed Regulations Eliminate Valuation Discounts: Planning Likely Required before the End of 2016
    Article prepared by and republished courtesy of our DLA Piper Trusts and Estates colleagues. Earlier this month, the US Treasury issued proposed regulations that, if finalized, will significantly increase the transfer tax cost of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3718

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

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

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Sep 13

    How Can I Avoid Misappropriating Trade Secrets?

    How Can I Avoid Misappropriating Trade Secrets?
    This post discusses how one can avoid misappropriating a former employer’s trade secrets. I first wrote about this topic on Quora. Please see How does one make sure one doesn’t misappropriate software trade secrets?…
  • Sep 1

    What is a Certificate of Determination?

    What is a Certificate of Determination?
    One of my Avvo answers led me to write this post. Please see CA corp Certificate of Determination: must it include tag-along and drag-along provisions? Corporations, by default, issue common shares to shareholders. However,…
  • Aug 10

    Document Discriminator Appears on Driver’s License

    Document Discriminator Appears on Driver’s License
    This post about the so-called Document Discriminator on driver’s licenses is somewhat off-topic for this blog. However, I find this tidbit of information so interesting that I feel compelled to write about it. I first presented…
Rank this Week: 3915

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Sep 13

    Diversity Jurisdiction: Speculation On The Amount In Controversy

    Diversity Jurisdiction: Speculation On The Amount In Controversy
    I have not discussed Federal court diversity jurisdiction in a long time. Yet, the issue is important for attorneys handling significant injury claims. A SHORT DEFINITION OF FEDERAL COURT DIVERSITY JURISDICTION Federal courts are courts of…
  • Sep 7

    The Danger Of Distracted Driving

    The Danger Of Distracted Driving
    Where do I get my blog topics? Usually, I write about legal issues I’m handling. Sometimes, I write about legal issues in the news. At our firm, distracted driving is a frequent topic. We are currently helping two people seriously…
  • Jul 27

    Work Comp: Why The Right To Re-Petition Is Important

    Work Comp: Why The Right To Re-Petition Is Important
    A recent workers’ compensation settlement made local news. An Athens city employee fell when a walkway came loose. He suffered significant injuries — requiring surgeries on both knees. He then returned to work at the same or…
Rank this Week: 3729

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Covers business and privacy law. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://cybersecurity.jmbm.com/
  • Sep 12

    Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Roundtable

    Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Roundtable
    I’m attending the Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Roundtable on September 12 and 13 at the Intercontinental Hotel  in New Orleans, where Alex Ricardo of Beazley and I will be speaking on Cybersecurity in the Hospitality…
  • Sep 2

    Ignoring Cybersecurity – It’s Not an Option

    Ignoring Cybersecurity – It’s Not an Option
    Paralysis is one of the biggest obstacles to achieving a cybersecure environment.  Companies are often unable to take the steps necessary to bring security to an enterprise. It’s not only common; it’s entirely…
  • Aug 25

    Cybersecurity Alert: Business Management Firms and Family Office

    Cybersecurity Alert: Business Management Firms and Family Office
    We are flooded with news reports of major data breaches and malware attacks. The reports focus on attacks against businesses with significant volumes of sensitive personal and financial information, like financial institutions, hospitals,…
Rank this Week: 1754

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

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

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2811

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/
  • Sep 11

    How Some Independent Contractors May Be Able to Escape Their Noncompete Restriction

    How Some Independent Contractors May Be Able to Escape Their Noncompete Restriction
    In Virginia, independent contractors can be held to noncompete agreements to the same extent as regular employees. But beware. A Fairfax County Circuit Court judge decided last month that all bets are off if the “independent…
  • Aug 9

    Fairfax Circuit Court Procedure for Motions Day

    Fairfax Circuit Court Procedure for Motions Day
    Suppose you find yourself involved in litigation in Fairfax County, Virginia, and you want the court to take some kind of action. Perhaps you want the judge to order the plaintiff to attach a copy of the contract to the complaint. Maybe…
  • Jul 14

    Not All Contractual Interference Is Tortious Interference

    Not All Contractual Interference Is Tortious Interference
    Legal claims are made up of elements. To sue somebody and win, you need to allege and eventually prove each element that makes up the legal theory on which you’re suing. And oftentimes, those elements have distinct legal meanings that…
Rank this Week: 4128

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/
  • Sep 9

    Preneed Trusts and Value Allocations: Total Return vs Income Return

    Preneed Trusts and Value Allocations: Total Return vs Income Return
    As discussed in our prior post, funeral homes are becoming increasingly dependent upon their preneed trustee for individual account administration.  Many trustees that provide account administration rely upon programs that use tax cost…
  • Sep 5

    Preneed Trust Income: What Accounting Rules?

    Preneed Trust Income: What Accounting Rules?
    A Missouri funeral home client recently had a consumer with a trust funded contract cancel their prearranged funeral and request a refund. The contract was sold subsequent to the 2009 law change, which provides the consumer a refund equal to…
  • Aug 30

    Cemetery Rules and Regulations: the right to control cremation benche

    Cemetery Rules and Regulations: the right to control cremation benche
    Earlier this year, the dispute between a Missouri cemetery and an independent monument dealer made local news. The cemetery had given notice to several lot owners that memorial benches they had placed on graves were going to be removed. …
Rank this Week: 1220

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Sep 9

    Title III Crowdfunding Update

    Title III Crowdfunding Update
    I recently listened to a webinar regarding equity crowdfunding by the Angel Capital Association.  It was very informative, and I decided to share with you some insights.  You can listen to the full webinar here.  Here are their…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4614

In-house Access

In-house Access

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

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Sep 8

    Basic Accounting Concepts Every In-house Lawyer Should Grasp

    Basic Accounting Concepts Every In-house Lawyer Should Grasp
    Guest blogger: Ilona Khorza is counsel at Sprint Corporation. She is also co-chair of the ACC Career Development Committee. She can be reached at ilona.korzha@sprint.com or ilonakorzha@yahoo.com. The materials contained herein represent the…
  • Aug 24

    Spotlight a Member: Mary Jo Schrade on Her Meaningful Pro Bono Experience

    Spotlight a Member: Mary Jo Schrade on Her Meaningful Pro Bono Experience
    Guest blogger: Mary Jo Schrade is Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft Corporation. Representing children who came into the United States without their parents through Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) has been the most meaningful, fulfilling…
  • Aug 23

    What In-house Counsel Can Learn From the Fantasy Sports Industry

    What In-house Counsel Can Learn From the Fantasy Sports Industry
    (Originally appeared on ACCDocket.com) Fantasy sports might be a fan favorite, but they’ve faced tough opponents in the legal world. In ACC Docket’s upcoming September issue, Joy R. Butler and Ellen M. Zavian discuss the legal…
Rank this Week: 2858

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/
  • Sep 7

    How to sack a company director

    How to sack a company director
    Dismissing a director is not as easy as dismissing a normal employee. This blog sets out how to go about firing a fellow company director.The first thing to appreciate is that most directors in SMEs have three roles – that of a…
  • Sep 6

    Licensing and cumulative impact

    Licensing and cumulative impact
    Licensing authorities have the option of introducing a cumulative impact policy which will apply to one or more defined areas or zones within their area of authority. So how do they go about introducing such a policy, and what effect will it…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2632

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Covers Nevada business law.

http://bongiovilaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 6

    Should I Form a New Entity for My Idea?

    Should I Form a New Entity for My Idea?
    You have a new idea and you’ve got a guy who has connections or resources or ways to help get that idea off the ground.  It’s clear you want to work together.  The assumption is, often, that you’ll…
  • Jul 16

    WTF(LSA) – New FLSA Regulation

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

    Guest On The Essentials Small Business Podcast

    Guest On The Essentials Small Business Podcast
    Some of the most important decisions you make for your business are made before you even start, when you have the least amount of information.  Listen to this podcast to learn ways to make educated decisions that will serve your business…
Rank this Week: 2370

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Sep 6

    Some States Dramatically Better Than Others For Asset Protection

    Some States Dramatically Better Than Others For Asset Protection
    A recent article in The New York Times provides a good reminder that some states are much better than others with respect to asset protection. The article by Patricia Cohen is titled “States Vie to Shield the Wealth of the 1…
  • Aug 9

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Wisconsin Annuity Exemption

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Wisconsin Annuity Exemption
    On July 26, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit broadly affirmed a Wisconsin statute that makes annuities exempt from a creditor’s judgment.  The case – – Whitman, Trustee in Bankruptcy v.…
  • Jul 22

    Ohio Legislators Are Firmly Behind Recent LLC Protection

    Ohio Legislators Are Firmly Behind Recent LLC Protection
    As I have mentioned in other posts, Ohio Senate Bill 181 was signed by the Governor and became law on July 6, 2016.  The new statute improves the already excellent protections offered by Ohio’s LLC statute.  It amends various…
Rank this Week: 3657

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/
  • Sep 6

    How Zika May Affect Small Business Owner

    How Zika May Affect Small Business Owner
    If you live and work in California, the threat of the Zika virus may seem remote. However, more and more cases are being diagnosed across the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of these…
  • Jun 21

    Should You Sell Your Startup?

    Should You Sell Your Startup?
    Selling a startup may seem counterintuitive to many people–after all, you have just started the business. However, many small business owners know that selling a new business can be a lucrative venture. Many people start businesses with…
  • May 31

    The New Federal Overtime Rules – What you Need to Know

    The New Federal Overtime Rules – What you Need to Know
    Earlier this month, the Obama administration announced a new overtime rule that make millions of workers eligible for overtime pay. The current rule, implemented more than a decade ago, exempts executive, administrative, or professional…
Rank this Week: 1443

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

News, advice, and trends from the corporate law world.

http://aalegalnyc.com/blog/
  • Sep 6

    Startup Valuations and Plain English

    Startup Valuations and Plain English
    Writing his usual daily roundup in Bloomberg View, Matt Levine, a former corporate attorney and investment banker who is perhaps the only person in the world who writes in a laugh-out-loud manner about securities law, raises interesting…
  • Aug 26

    Elements of a Client Pitch

    Elements of a Client Pitch
    Gary J. Ross, like me a former BigLaw corporate and securities attorney who launched his own practice, writes in Above the Law about different types of client pitches, and which are the most effective. After detailing some lame and/or…
  • Aug 13

    Uber-ing Legal Staffing

    Uber-ing Legal Staffing
    Gaston Kroub, writing in Above the Law, features Per Diem Attorney NOW, an on-demand service for court appearance coverage needs. This particular service isn’t relevant to my corporate transactional law practice (I’ve spent more…
Rank this Week: 1409

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/
  • Sep 6

    Square One DSM Startup Stories to Feature iEmergent

    Square One DSM Startup Stories to Feature iEmergent
    Laird Hedlund Nossuli, CEO, and Bernard Nossuli, COO will join Mike Colwell for the September edition of Square One DSM Startup Stories to share the tale of a vision conceived and brought to life by company founder and Laird’s late…
  • Apr 19

    Coaches Beware! Lawsuits to Become New Norm?

    Coaches Beware! Lawsuits to Become New Norm?
    It was reported that Iowa State women’s basketball coach Bill Fennelly and ISU have been sued by former player Nikki Moody. Fennelly is known as a “passionate” and “demanding” coach. In other words, he…
  • Apr 7

    Important Reminder: Review Your Estate Plan

    Important Reminder: Review Your Estate Plan
    There is a really good article in the Des Moines Register today written by Frank Mokosak discussing how a periodic review of your estate plan will alert you to any necessary changes. It seems to come in waves in my legal practice but recently…
Rank this Week: 459

Pension Risk Matters

Pension Risk Matters

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

http://www.pensionriskmatters.com/
  • Sep 5

    Employee Fun Factor and the Bottom Line

    Employee Fun Factor and the Bottom Line
    This first Monday in September finds millions of Americans and Canadians celebrating Labor Day 2016 with a day off from work or school. For some it marks the end of summer and a return to "no play" for awhile. Smart employers know otherwise…
  • Aug 29

    Con Keating Weighs In About Pension Liability Valuation

    Con Keating Weighs In About Pension Liability Valuation
    I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Con Keating a few years ago when I visited London on business. We had been introduced by the then CEO of a UK-based pension consulting firm who knew of our mutual interest in governance.…
  • Aug 29

    Surveys Highlight Importance of Fiduciary Focus When Hiring Advisor

    Surveys Highlight Importance of Fiduciary Focus When Hiring Advisor
    According to an August 17 press release from Fidelity Investments, "fiduciary responsibility tops plan sponsors' reasons for hiring advisors." What's more, this poll of nearly 1,000 defined contribution plan…
Rank this Week: 2895

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

By Schober & Mitchell, S.C.

http://www.wisconsinbusinesslawblog.com
  • Sep 5

    Employment Law Update: Wisconsin Court Invalidates Non-Solicitation Agreement

    Employment Law Update: Wisconsin Court Invalidates Non-Solicitation Agreement
    In the spirit of Labor Day, I thought both employees and business owners in Wisconsin should know about a recent decision on restrictive covenants from the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. The case is important for you or your business because it…
  • Aug 1

    Wisconsin Foreclosure Law Aimed to Prevent the Zombie Property Apocalypse

    Wisconsin Foreclosure Law Aimed to Prevent the Zombie Property Apocalypse
    I’ve never really gotten on the Zombie movie and TV show bandwagon. I think it’s because they’re just so far-fetched, that it’s difficult for me to buy into the premise. When it comes to the reality of…
  • Jul 24

    A Post Worth Sharing: How Wisconsin’s Digital Property Act Impacts Your Online Account

    A Post Worth Sharing: How Wisconsin’s Digital Property Act Impacts Your Online Account
    It’s incredible how much time we spend online. I recently read an article that the average person has close to 100 online accounts; whether it be social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, other applications like Gmail…
Rank this Week: 3741

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1432

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
  • Sep 1

    ALTCS Eligibility in 2016

    ALTCS Eligibility in 2016
    The Arizona Long-Term Care System (ALTCS) is Arizona's implementation of the Medicaid program, which can pay nursing home costs for people that meet certain medical, income, and resource requirements. Income Eligibility For 2016, the income…
  • Aug 3

    Treasury Issues Proposed Regulations to Restrict Minority Discount

    Treasury Issues Proposed Regulations to Restrict Minority Discount
    Jonathan G. Blattmachr and Mitchell M. Gans for WealthManagement.com regarding proposed regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, which could substantially reduce or eliminate minority discounts often associated with…
  • Jul 18

    Prince Estate: The Importance Of Having A Will

    Prince Estate: The Importance Of Having A Will
    Gary Borofsky in Forbes about Prince's estate plan, err, lack thereof: The untimely death of the music icon is exposing the role tax planning plays in an overall estate plan. By creating a comprehensive plan, a high net worth individual…
Rank this Week: 4411

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/
  • Aug 28

    Need to Raise Investment Dollars for Your Company? New(ish) Rule 506(c) May Be Your Best Bet!

    Need to Raise Investment Dollars for Your Company? New(ish) Rule 506(c) May Be Your Best Bet!
    Anyone who has been paying attention lately knows that there are some new ways to raise money from investors. State crowdfunding laws and SEC rule changes have opened up opportunities that have not been available in more than eighty years. …
  • Jul 8

    North Carolina Adopts A Virtual Currency Statute

    North Carolina Adopts A Virtual Currency Statute
    House Bill 289, passed by the General Assembly this week, re-writes the Money Transmitters Act and includes a new concept of Virtual Currency.  The North Carolina Commissioner of Banks will soon be regulating those who engage in Bitcoin…
  • Jul 5

    Business Associates Beware! The Feds Are Coming!

    Business Associates Beware! The Feds Are Coming!
    If your organization is a business associate of a HIPAA covered entity (such as a health care provider or employee health benefit plan), you should know that the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is…
Rank this Week: 3581

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 26

    Draft IRS Publication 5164 (Early Look) for Processing Year 2017

    Draft IRS Publication 5164 (Early Look) for Processing Year 2017
    If your EIN will have 250 or more full-time employees in 2016 (counting each person who was full-time in any month) you’ll need next year to file your 2016 ACA Information Returns – Forms 1094-B and 1095-B or Forms 1094-C and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2289

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2473

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 25

    Vero businesses at the center of recent ADA lawsuit

    Vero businesses at the center of recent ADA lawsuit
    Local businesses are being targeted by ADA accessibility testers at an alarming rate.  The number of lawsuits filed in federal court is already up 63% from last year.  The three states with the most lawsuits continue to be Florida,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1653

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 24

    BOE Tax Clearance

    BOE Tax Clearance
    When a business that sells or leases goods at retail owes sales taxes to the California Board of Equalization (BOE), the buyer of the business can be responsible for paying the BOE the amount owing if the seller does not … Continue…
  • Aug 24

    EDD Tax Clearance Certificate

    EDD Tax Clearance Certificate
    When a business is an employer that owes contributions, interest, or penalties to the California Employment Development Department (EDD), the buyer of the business can be responsible for paying the EDD the amount owing if the seller does not…
  • Aug 15

    New LLC Statement of Information Form

    New LLC Statement of Information Form
    Every two years, a California limited liability company must file a statement of information with the California Secretary of State. The same is true for  a limited liability company formed in another state but registered…
Rank this Week: 1560

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Aug 24

    Selling Franchises is Tough - Don't Make it Harder -Tips from the Regulators - Capital Area Franchise Association

    Selling Franchises is Tough - Don't Make it Harder -Tips from the Regulators - Capital Area Franchise Association
    You are selling your franchises, or you have hired a franchise development company and there is lots of activity. All very positive. What could go wrong? Well, several franchisors have found out--they have been prohibited from selling…
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 4917

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: 476

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: 2973

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: 4401

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: 836

Delaware Non-Compete Law Blog

Delaware Non-Compete Law Blog

By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawarenoncompetelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4471

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: 2778

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
  • 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…
  • Mar 29

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research? (Part 2)

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research? (Part 2)
    In my last post, I addressed the question of whether an Arbitrator should conduct his or her own independent research of the facts outside of the evidence presented by the Parties. Now I want to address the second part of that question which…
Rank this Week: 4476

One World International Practice…

One World International Practice Blog

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

http://blog.internationalpractice.org/
  • Jul 28

    Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc.: The Tenth Circuit Address Extraterritoriality

    Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc.: The Tenth Circuit Address Extraterritoriality
    In Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc., 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 13285 (10th Cir. 2016), the Tenth Circuit addressed whether, after Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd., 561 U.S. 247 (2010), a plaintiff has standing, under § 10(b) of the Securities…
  • Jul 14

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute

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

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO
    RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. European Cmty, 26 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S 263, is one of the rare cases by the Supreme Court that addresses an important issue of international practice. The case arises from a suit brought by the European Community and 26…
Rank this Week: 2582

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

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

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 27

    SEC Amends Form 10-K to Make Annual Reports User Friendly

    SEC Amends Form 10-K to Make Annual Reports User Friendly
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) recently issued an interim rule that amends the Form 10-K; a form certain publicly traded companies annually file to give a complete review of the company’s business and its…
  • Jul 26

    SEC Order Permits Companies to Use In-Line Structured Data Filing

    SEC Order Permits Companies to Use In-Line Structured Data Filing
    A recent order from the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) permits companies to file financial statements with the SEC in a new format. Companies may now use Inline XBRL, which embeds structured data in the filing. The…
  • Jul 22

    IRS Implements New Safeguards for Income Verification Express Service

    IRS Implements New Safeguards for Income Verification Express Service
    The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) is implementing new requirements for taxpayers who use the Income Verification Express Service (“IVES”), a service companies use when signing off on the incomes of loan applicants.…
Rank this Week: 2516

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
  • Jul 26

    Google Scholar releases 2016 journal rankings, controversy ensue

    Google Scholar releases 2016 journal rankings, controversy ensue
    On July 14, Google released the 2016 version of its Google Scholar rankings of journals. Bryce C. Newell collected the rankings for flagship law reviews in a post on Prawfsblawg. Brian Leiter colorfully refers to the rankings as "BS,"…
  • Apr 23

    Clinical legal education survey result

    Clinical legal education survey result
    The law school world is currently enthralled with the idea of "experiential education." The push for experiential education comes from bar associations, accrediting agencies, and especially from lobbying groups of a certain segment of the law…
  • Feb 22

    Google Law Review Rankings 2015 with Specialty Journal

    Google Law Review Rankings 2015 with Specialty Journal
    Last week I posted my annual law review ranking for main law reviews based on Google Scholar Metrics. Google produces a ranking of journals based on the number of citations to recent articles in Google Scholar. This is an important complement…
Rank this Week: 1865