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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/
  • Sep 15

    Panel Discussion: Data Security, Breach Response, and Emergency Management

    Panel Discussion: Data Security, Breach Response, and Emergency Management
     I was honored to be asked by The Infusion Group to participate in a panel discussion on business security issues with some top thought leaders in North Carolina for the Innovate Work Summit Digital Series. Topics included data security,…
  • Sep 9

    Social Media: Maximizing the Rewards while Minimizing the Risk

    Social Media: Maximizing the Rewards while Minimizing the Risk
    (This article was published in the Carolina Banker magazine by the North Carolina Bankers Association in the Fall 2014 issue.)Social Media for Financial Institutions: Maximizing the Rewards while Minimizing the Risks By now almost everyone…
  • Sep 7

    Moving to the Triangle

    Moving to the Triangle
      The time has come.  For several years, I've worked with clients from across the state and beyond, travelling all over North Carolina.  New Bern has been a wonderful place to call home.  My family loves the…
Rank this Week: 3678

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

Offers legal news, notes and commentary of interest to small government contractors. By Steven Koprince.

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Sep 15

    Affiliate’s Schedule Contract Didn’t Count, Says Court

    Affiliate’s Schedule Contract Didn’t Count, Says Court
    An offeror was not entitled to hold itself out as having a Federal Supply Schedule contract by virtue of its relationship with an affiliated company that held the FSS contract. In a recent bid protest decision, the Court of Federal Claims…
  • Sep 12

    SAM Registration: What The Heck Is An “Immediate Owner?”

    SAM Registration: What The Heck Is An “Immediate Owner?”
    Government contractors who have attempted to recently register or re-register in the SAM database have been confronted with new questions asking about an “immediate owner” and a “higher-level owner.”  These new…
  • Sep 9

    GSA Contractor Team Arrangement: Single-SIN Restriction Was Appropriate

    GSA Contractor Team Arrangement: Single-SIN Restriction Was Appropriate
    A procuring agency reasonably required all members of a SDVOSB set-aside GSA Contractor Team Arrangement to possess a certain Federal Supply Schedule contract and Special Item Number. In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO held that…
Rank this Week: 3420

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: 2043

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Covers news about and opinions issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the sixth Circuit with an emphasis on business cases. By Squire Sanders.

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

    The Changing Face of the Federal Appellate Court

    The Changing Face of the Federal Appellate Court
    When a president serves two terms (as the last three have), they can have a significant impact of the face of the federal judiciary.  An analysis by the New York Times focuses on President Obama’s federal appellate…
  • Sep 11

    The Sixth Circuit Has A New Chief

    The Sixth Circuit Has A New Chief
    Judge R. Guy Cole, Jr. became the Chief Judge of the Sixth Circuit on August 15.  Prior to his nomination to the Sixth Circuit, Chief Judge Cole had a diverse range of experience, including both public service and private practice: a…
  • Sep 5

    Sixth Circuit Issues Another Daubert Decision

    Sixth Circuit Issues Another Daubert Decision
    In Burgett v. Troy-Bilt, LLC, the Sixth Circuit affirmed summary judgment on behalf of the defendant in a products liability case after the district court struck the plaintiff’s expert under Daubert.  The key question in this case…
Rank this Week: 3633

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Protective Order Renders Commercial Contract Impossible to Perform

    Protective Order Renders Commercial Contract Impossible to Perform
    Plaintiff Kolodin is a singer who lived with her agent, defendant Valenti. Despite the deterioration of their relationship the parties maintained a professional arrangement and Kolodin continued to sign with Valenti and his company,…
  • Aug 25

    Board Member's Vote for Disputed Conduct Not Deemed Bias for Demand in Derivative Action

    Board Member's Vote for Disputed Conduct Not Deemed Bias for Demand in Derivative Action
    Often, litigation involving a corporation will be framed as a derivative action meaning, that the shareholder that is suing is doing so on behalf of the corporation but not individually. A prerequisite for a derivative action is the suing…
  • Aug 18

    Court Finds the Word "Control" to Be Ambiguous and Affirms $17.2 Million Malpractice Award

    Court Finds the Word "Control" to Be Ambiguous and Affirms $17.2 Million Malpractice Award
    In interpreting deal documents, an issue arose as to the definition of the word "control" when used in an attempt to obtain "control" over a board of directors. For that reason, and others, the law firm that drafted those documents was found…
Rank this Week: 3205

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/
  • Sep 15

    Automatic Enrollment?

    Automatic Enrollment?
    ACA § 1511 added new § 18A to the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 218A, requiring employers of more than 200 full-time employees to “automatically enroll new full-time employees in one of the plans…
  • Sep 10

    Avoid Employer Mandate Myopia

    Avoid Employer Mandate Myopia
    A dangerous notion is afoot – that an employer too small for “employer mandate” taxation under 26 U.S.C. § 4980H is therefore “exempt from Obamacare,” as we have heard it said too often.…
  • Sep 5

    Cumulative Hours of Service Eligibility

    Cumulative Hours of Service Eligibility
    IRS maximum waiting period rules are in effect and employer mandate taxes will begin accruing January 1, 2015.    Much has been written, here and elsewhere, about how to administer group health plan eligibility for both…
Rank this Week: 2143

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

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

    Bitcoin Accepted Here? Funding M&A Transactions by Way of Bitcoin

    Bitcoin Accepted Here? Funding M&A Transactions by Way of Bitcoin
    By Ana Badour There is no denying the increasing popularity and notoriety of the virtual currency Bitcoin.  Bitcoin market capitalization currently stands in the billions of dollars, with over 13 million Bitcoins having been mined and…
  • Sep 11

    Proposed Changes to Takeover Bid Regime in Canada Would Put More Time in the Hands of Target Board

    Proposed Changes to Takeover Bid Regime in Canada Would Put More Time in the Hands of Target Board
    By Fraser Bourne , Garth Girvan , Heidi Gordon , Graham Gow , Clemens Mayr , Ian C. Michael , Leslie Milroy and Shea Small , Fraser Bourne , Garth Girvan , Heidi Gordon , Graham Gow , Clemens Mayr , Ian C. Michael , Leslie Milroy and Shea…
  • Sep 8

    Augusta/HudBay – B.C. Securities Commission Policy Remains Unchanged

    Augusta/HudBay – B.C. Securities Commission Policy Remains Unchanged
    By Matthew Cumming and Saqib Butt and Matthew Cumming and Saqib Butt Over the summer, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) issued reasons for its previous decision that allowed Augusta Resource Corporation (Augusta) to maintain…
Rank this Week: 3637

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/
  • Sep 15

    A Boost for Books-and-Records Proceeding

    A Boost for Books-and-Records Proceeding
    A decision last week by a Manhattan appellate panel eases the way for books-and-records proceedings brought by shareholders seeking corporation records evidencing misconduct by officers and directors. Find out more in this week's New York…
  • Sep 8

    Buy-Out Interruptus: Court Okays New Suit Five Years After Unconsummated Election to Purchase in Prior Dissolution Case

    Buy-Out Interruptus: Court Okays New Suit Five Years After Unconsummated Election to Purchase in Prior Dissolution Case
    In this week's New York Business Divorce, find out how Justice Vito DeStefano ruled when asked to dismiss a damages suit by a minority shareholder against the majority shareholder, brought years after the minority shareholder abandoned a…
  • Sep 2

    Hot Topics in Business Divorce

    Hot Topics in Business Divorce
    Hot topics in business divorce is the topic of this week's New York Business Divorce. Equitable buy-out in LLC dissolution cases, fiduciary waiver, and dissolution of foreign entities are just some of the current issues highlighted.
Rank this Week: 1228

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 1865

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Sep 14

    Father Reasonably Withheld Support for College Tuition

    Father Reasonably Withheld Support for College Tuition
    Parents who are divorcing in Pennsylvania often express willingness to pay for their children’s college tuition when the time should come.  Some parents even put their commitment in writing. Yet, as this case demonstrates,…
  • Sep 7

    Child Support Agreement Does not Limit Father’s Obligation

    Child Support Agreement Does not Limit Father’s Obligation
    A recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decision considers: (a) whether a father’s child support obligation is limited by a settlement agreement; and (b) whether the court should assign an earning capacity to a mother who provides full…
  • Sep 7

    College Support Agreement Enforceable in Pennsylvania

    College Support Agreement Enforceable in Pennsylvania
    Divorced and separated parents in Pennsylvania with children going off to college may wonder who is responsible for paying the tuition. A recent Superior Court court decision reminds us of the law governing college support in Pennsylvania.…
Rank this Week: 1520

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 13

    Understanding the term "arriving alien"

    Understanding the term "arriving alien"
    Be careful not to get your immigration client "no bond" on result of bogus allegations!Many DHS attorneys (opposing counsel in immigration cases) do a great job, but you still need to be vigilant against your fella not getting bond or access…
  • Sep 12

    Bruton Doctrine - suppressing co-defendant statement

    Bruton Doctrine - suppressing co-defendant statement
    When a co-defendant squawks – suppressing statements made by the “co-d”. In criminal defense, it is often the case that more than one person is “nabbed” for the same criminal conduct. In the zeal of the…
  • Aug 27

    Revoke a plea -- how to withdraw a plea and seek a trial

    Revoke a plea -- how to withdraw a plea and seek a trial
    Occasionally, it becomes necessary to withdraw a plea once made. This is usually a messy situation that does not enamor the defense counsel to the prosecutors in the local district. Nevertheless, there is a certain strategy to the process,…
Rank this Week: 2222

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 12

    Legal Issues Associated with Domain Name

    Legal Issues Associated with Domain Name
    Domain names are the Internet equivalent of a physical address, allowing people to find your site when they wish to visit it. For example, the domain name associated with this site is www.kalialawpc.com. This domain name is divided into two…
  • Aug 19

    Using Contracts in Your Busine

    Using Contracts in Your Busine
    Almost every business owner will engage in a contract at some point in time. A contract is an agreement between two or more parties that legally binds each party to uphold their end of the bargain. If one party breaches the agreement, the…
  • Aug 18

    Legal Responsibilities of Business Owner

    Legal Responsibilities of Business Owner
    Business owners have many different kinds of responsibilities under the federal, state, and local laws. In fact, as a business owner, you may not even be aware of some of your legal responsibilities. For this reason, one important…
Rank this Week: 1424

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/
  • Sep 12

    How to Write an Employment Contract

    How to Write an Employment Contract
    An employment contract can be a useful tool to protect your business while providing clarity and structure for your employees. An effective agreement should clearly spell out the terms of both employment and termination. In this post we'll…
  • Sep 12

    What to Include in an LLC Operating Agreement

    What to Include in an LLC Operating Agreement
    In a previous blog post we briefly talked about operating agreements. This topic is important enough to merit further examination. We'll specifically look at what you need to include in an operating agreement for an LLC. The Purpose of an…
  • Aug 29

    Funding a Startup: Regulation D

    Funding a Startup: Regulation D
    There are a number of ways to fund a startup. We've all heard about loans, grants and crowdfunding but new rules from the SEC will make it easier for entrepreneurs to raise capital. In this post we're going to look at changes to "Regulation…
Rank this Week: 4677

Pepper Podcasts

Pepper Podcasts

Features Interviews with senior attorneys on emerging legal issues. By Pepper Hamilton.

http://www.pepperpodcasts.com/pepper_podcasts/
  • Sep 12

    Thomson Reuters Session - SEC Approves New Rules to Addre

    Thomson Reuters Session - SEC Approves New Rules to Addre
    On September 9, 2014, Pepper Hamilton attorneys Gregory J. Nowak and John P. Falco spoke on a webinar for West LegalEdcenter, part of Thomson Reuters. This podcast is a recording of this webinar. On July 23 the Securities and Exchange...
  • Jun 2

    Hot Topics Roundtable for Fund Managers - Cybersecurity, Valuation, and More

    Hot Topics Roundtable for Fund Managers - Cybersecurity, Valuation, and More
    Representatives from Pepper Hamilton, Duff & Phelps and Freeh Group International Solutions (FGIS) led a fast-paced, interactive discussion of some of the hottest topics in the fund managing world. This podcast is a recording of this…
  • May 2

    Thomson Reuters Session - April: Investment Management, Hedg

    Thomson Reuters Session - April: Investment Management, Hedg
    Pepper partner Gregory J. Nowak has regularly hosted a roundtable in Pepper’s New York office for private funds and their managers to discuss issues in the investment management world. He has recently started to give a preview of the…
Rank this Week: 2468

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Sep 12

    LinkedIn Settles Lawsuit Over Sales Department Wage

    LinkedIn Settles Lawsuit Over Sales Department Wage
    Last month LinkedIn agreed to pay approximately $6 million in overtime to 359 current employees. The settlement is based on investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor finding that the company violated federal wage laws.LinkedIn reached a…
  • Sep 5

    Pennsylvania School District Settles Lawsuit with School Psychologist

    Pennsylvania School District Settles Lawsuit with School Psychologist
    A Pennsylvania school district recently settled a lawsuit involving a former school psychologist. The Burrell School District was sued by Kristin Serluco after she was furloughed in 2011. Serluco claimed that the furlough was inappropriate,…
  • Aug 29

    Ride Sharing Company Uber Faces Lawsuit

    Ride Sharing Company Uber Faces Lawsuit
    Ride sharing is enjoying growing popularity. Many of these services don't provide a professional driver, opting instead to function more like a rental car company where the renter drives themselves. However, the ride share business run by…
Rank this Week: 2476

Contracts Blog

Contracts Blog

Blog on legal news and contracts.

http://www.onecle.com/blog
  • Sep 12

    General Mills Acquires Annie’s, Inc.

    General Mills Acquires Annie’s, Inc.
    Earlier this week, General Mills, Inc. signed a merger agreement to acquire Annie’s, Inc., a Berkeley, California natural and organic food company. General Mills offered $46.00 per share of common stock. BNNY had closed at $33.53 the…
  • May 1

    Weibo Corporation IPO

    Weibo Corporation IPO
    I was looking through Weibo Corporation’s Form F-1 Registration Statement and reading the risk factors. The F-1 raises some interesting issues that you may not see in other registration statements. We have limited business insurance…
  • Mar 22

    Coupons.com Inc. IPO

    Coupons.com Inc. IPO
    Coupons.com Incorporated filed a Form S-1 Registration Statement in preparation for its initial public offering. Not that long ago, I got all my coupons from the Sunday newspaper. Actually, I clipped the coupons, filed them in an envelope,…
Rank this Week: 2137

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Sep 12

    The Inbox - September 12, 2014

    The Inbox - September 12, 2014
    The court of public opinion giveth, and taketh away.  You may recall that we reported on the reinstatement of Arthur T. Demoulis as Market Basket’s CEO, following weeks of customer and employee advocacy for the chief.  Public…
  • Sep 9

    An Officer or a Vice President: Goldman Sachs Programmer Must Prove Advancement Case to Jury After Appellate Ruling

    An Officer or a Vice President: Goldman Sachs Programmer Must Prove Advancement Case to Jury After Appellate Ruling
    The case of Sergey Aleynikov, a former vice president at Goldman Sachs, has drawn a lot of media attention, including these prior posts here at Suits by Suits. Aleynikov was arrested and jailed for allegedly taking programming code from…
  • Aug 29

    The Inbox - August 29, 2014

    The Inbox - August 29, 2014
    It’s only a matter of time before the traffic swells return to D.C. after a blissful summer of light, breezy roadway locomotion.  As the holiday weekend begins to take hold, ushering in the anticipated congestion, here are a few…
Rank this Week: 2226

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Sep 12

    Charity Law Bulletin – Canada

    Charity Law Bulletin – Canada
    This bulletin highlights some of the topical issues that concern a registered charity. The post Charity Law Bulletin – Canada appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Aug 8

    Canada’s Continued Push for Global Free Trade

    Canada’s Continued Push for Global Free Trade
    Canada EU Free Trade Agreement The post Canada’s Continued Push for Global Free Trade appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Jul 2

    Changes in Trademark Legislation – Canada

    Changes in Trademark Legislation – Canada
    On June 19th 2014 the Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 was given Royal Assent and with it comes amendments to the Trade-marks Act. The post Changes in Trademark Legislation – Canada appeared first on Barbeau,…
Rank this Week: 1079

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
  • Sep 12

    Steven Barentzen Named Co-Chair of the DC Bar’s ADR Committee

    Steven Barentzen Named Co-Chair of the DC Bar’s ADR Committee
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that Steven Barentzen has been selected as Co-Chair to The Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) Committee of the Litigation Section of the DC Bar.  The ADR Committee aims to…
  • Sep 6

    PCT Law Group, PLLC Managing Partner H. Scott Johnson Jr. Earns Top Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

    PCT Law Group, PLLC Managing Partner H. Scott Johnson Jr. Earns Top Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is proud to announce that H. Scott Johnson Jr. has earned the distinguished AV Rating® from Martindale-Hubbell. This rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review…
  • Sep 4

    SEC to Scrutinize Employment Agreements for Whistleblower Restriction

    SEC to Scrutinize Employment Agreements for Whistleblower Restriction
    Statements earlier this year by the SEC’s Whistleblower Chief, Sean McKessy, made it clear that the SEC is very concerned about confidentiality agreements, separation agreements, and employment contracts that attempt to bar an employee…
Rank this Week: 2356

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
  • Sep 12

    NOPA vs. Napa: A Wine Trademark Opposition

    NOPA vs. Napa: A Wine Trademark Opposition
    Recently, a Portuguese wine company, Wine Vision Lda. sought to register the mark “NOPA” in standard characters for “wines” through the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Napa Valley Vintners Association…
  • Sep 11

    On Reserve Author to Speak at Wine Law CLE

    On Reserve Author to Speak at Wine Law CLE
    I am extremely excited to announce that next Tuesday, September 16, 2014, I will speak about wine law at a CLE course. The course, titled “Introduction to Wine Law” will take place at Ashton’s Alley Restaurant in New…
  • Aug 27

    Pennsylvania Attorney’s Wine Collection Seized and May be Destroyed by Government

    Pennsylvania Attorney’s Wine Collection Seized and May be Destroyed by Government
    Arthur Goldman, a Pennsylvania attorney, was recently convicted of selling wine without a license. The story goes that Mr. Goldman privately procured high-end wines for friends and colleagues, selling the wine directly to multiple…
Rank this Week: 1092

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

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

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 11

    Back to School in Colorado Means Academic Activities Leave is Imminent

    Back to School in Colorado Means Academic Activities Leave is Imminent
    Colorado employers should brush up on their obligation to provide employees with leave to attend academic activities for their kids.
  • Sep 9

    Employee Equity Purchase Programs: Ensuring a Great Idea Remains a Good Idea

    Employee Equity Purchase Programs: Ensuring a Great Idea Remains a Good Idea
    By Bret Busacker With the return of some prosperity in the economy, we have seen an uptick in employers granting or selling equity (stock or partnership interests) in their businesses to their employees. In some cases, these grants are part…
  • Sep 2

    Benefit Plans: Upcoming Compliance Deadlines and End of Year Planning

    Benefit Plans: Upcoming Compliance Deadlines and End of Year Planning
    By Bret Busacker and Bret Clark Now that fall is in the air and school has started, we thought this would be a good time to summarize some of the key health and welfare benefit deadlines that are approaching this fall: September 22 Updated…
Rank this Week: 2081

International Business Law Advisor

International Business Law Advisor

Covers international litigation and transactions. By Cueto Law Group P.L.

http://www.internationalbusinesslawadvisor.com
Rank this Week: 3599

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Sep 9

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement
    On July 10, 2014, a criminal court in southwestern Spain sentenced a grower of carnation flowers to three months in prison, plus a fine of € 360 EUR, for infringing plant variety rights in violation of Article 274.3 of the ……
  • Sep 8

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge
      Ecuador’s national government has proposed to amend the country’s constitution to provide special protections against the misappropriation of traditional knowledge and biological diversity. Propuesta de enmiendas…
  • Sep 5

    Australian Full Federal Court Upholds Myriad Gene Patent

    Australian Full Federal Court Upholds Myriad Gene Patent
    Today, in D’Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc [2014] FCAFC 115, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia upheld the validity of Myriad Genetics’s Australian patent on methods and materials relating to the human…
Rank this Week: 2192

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 9

    How Not to Leave an Inheritance to a Child

    How Not to Leave an Inheritance to a Child
    A good example of why it's often not a good idea to leave an inheritance outright to a young child, and better to instead consider an ongoing trust, staggered and/or contingent distribution schedule, or simply a greater age than 18, 21, or 25…
  • Jul 1

    California Minimum Wage Increase for 2014

    California Minimum Wage Increase for 2014
    California's minimum wage increased from $8.00 to $9.00 per hour today (a 12.5% increase), and will rise again to $10.00 on January 1, 2016 (a further 11.1% increase). California employers must pay the higher of the applicable federal,…
  • May 25

    DIY Legal Mistakes Haunt Deceased

    DIY Legal Mistakes Haunt Deceased
    A recent Forbes article highlights three recent cases where do-it-yourself legal planning and failure to follow through on the details resulted in unintended postmortem consequences:[L]egal mistakes made during a lifetime can create a mess at…
Rank this Week: 1606

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/
  • Sep 9

    C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on TAA Risks on Wednesday, September 10

    C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on TAA Risks on Wednesday, September 10
    On Wednesday, September 9th at 12 PM Eastern, join our government contracts attorneys for a webinar entitled: “Mitigating Trade Agreements Act Risks for GSA Schedule Holders.” During this 60-minute webinar, we will provide an…
  • Sep 8

    Not Our Problem: ASBCA Has No Say in Prime-Sub Sponsorship Dispute

    Not Our Problem: ASBCA Has No Say in Prime-Sub Sponsorship Dispute
    In Appeal of Binghamton Simulator Co. (ASBCA, Aug. 21), the board held that it had no jurisdiction to hear a subcontractor’s appeal in which the prime contractor declined to sponsor the sub’s appeal. Despite the…
  • Sep 4

    Another Primer on the New “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order

    Another Primer on the New “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order
    On September 3rd, I had the pleasure of presenting on the “Fair Play and Safe Work Places” Executive Order (previously discussed here and here) at the Professional Services Council’s Labor Policy Committee Meeting. This EO,…
Rank this Week: 4754

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

Covers business bankruptcy issues and developments. From Cooley Godward Kronish LLP's Bob Eisenbach.

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
  • Sep 9

    A Closer Look At Recent Trends At The Intersection Of Intellectual Property And Bankruptcy Law

    A Closer Look At Recent Trends At The Intersection Of Intellectual Property And Bankruptcy Law
    I had the honor of being a panelist at the American Bankruptcy Institute‘s 22nd Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference last Friday, speaking on current developments in business bankruptcy. My part of the discussion focused on…
  • Jul 23

    Cooley GO: A Great New Resource For Entrepreneurs And Their Companie

    Cooley GO: A Great New Resource For Entrepreneurs And Their Companie
    Cooley GO Earlier this month, Cooley LLP launched Cooley GO, a terrific new resource center for entrepreneurs with businesses at all stages of the growth cycle. Cooley GO is a mobile-friendly microsite that provides a wide range of…
  • Jul 1

    Why Creditors Can’t Afford To Ignore Objections To Bankruptcy Claim

    Why Creditors Can’t Afford To Ignore Objections To Bankruptcy Claim
    It’s been several years since I last posted about objections to bankruptcy claims, and the topic is so important to creditors that it’s time to revisit it. File And Forget? When a customer or other party with which you do business…
Rank this Week: 2536

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

Covers licensing, permitting, advertising, labeling and distribution issues affecting the brewing industry. By Reiser Legal LLC.

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Sep 9

    The new .beer domain name, should you be concerned?

    The new .beer domain name, should you be concerned?
    Today, we direct you to some emerging stuff on domain names. To be sure, when you’re in the back, cleaning kegs, your online presence is about the last thing on your mind. But, we all know the web is an important face of any brand. Now,…
  • Sep 3

    Part 3 of 3: Primer on Contract Brewing Arrangements in Washington State

    Part 3 of 3: Primer on Contract Brewing Arrangements in Washington State
    Today’s post concludes our three-parter on contract brewing arrangements in Washington State. As we’ve covered in parts 1 and 2, it’s a legal practice for Washington microbreweries. However, it’s certainly subject to…
  • Sep 1

    Part 2 of 3: Primer on Contract Brewing Arrangements in Washington State

    Part 2 of 3: Primer on Contract Brewing Arrangements in Washington State
    Last time, we provided an intro to contract brewing in Washington state. Today, we continue our three-part series, covering more must-knows about contract brewing, as a viable business option for licensed microbreweries in the state of…
Rank this Week: 4860

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Sep 9

    I’ve Been Writing For Years About “Don’t Talk To The Police”

    I’ve Been Writing For Years About “Don’t Talk To The Police”
    I’ve said it over and over again: Don’t Talk To The Police. But… If you don’t talk to the police, and you are not white, is this what happens?…
  • Aug 21

    “Just Shut Up And Take it?” No Way.

    “Just Shut Up And Take it?” No Way.
    I’ve written several times about how to deal with the police. I’ve raised the issue and flogged it until I’m hoarse. But I want to thank Sunil Dutta who wrote the Opinion in Sunday’s Washington Post. He makes my points…
  • Jul 8

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
    I. The Corporate Veil issue Normally, a corporation is an independent entity, separate and distinct from its owners. This has been recognized for (literally) centuries as the point of creating a corporation. [By the way, corporations are a…
Rank this Week: 4712

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Covers business and injury law. By Cafferty Clobes Meriwether & Sprengel LLP.

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

    CONSUMER SAFETY ALERT: Ford EcoBoost Engines Can Suddenly Fail Creating Dangerous Condition

    CONSUMER SAFETY ALERT: Ford EcoBoost Engines Can Suddenly Fail Creating Dangerous Condition
    A primary concern for vehicle purchasers and consumers is safety and reliability. When vehicles are proven to be unsafe because of the way they were designed, it is the duty of the manufacturer to make your vehicle safe to operate. Consumers…
  • Aug 20

    Update: Toyota Oil Consumption Class Action Moving Forward in San Francisco

    Update: Toyota Oil Consumption Class Action Moving Forward in San Francisco
    Loyal readers of the blog know that the class action specialists at Cafferty Clobes recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a nationwide class of Toyota vehicle owners in connection with Toyota’s failure to disclose that certain cars and…
  • Aug 20

    Watts-Brand Water Supply Connectors Could Cost You Thousands of Dollar

    Watts-Brand Water Supply Connectors Could Cost You Thousands of Dollar
    We here at the blog have spent a lot of time recently on water heaters, a major purchase that can leave consumers with a serious headache. But there is one thing far worse than a non-working water heater – a water heater that leaks,…
Rank this Week: 1505

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

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

    Who Is a Whistleblower Under the Dodd-Frank Act?

    Who Is a Whistleblower Under the Dodd-Frank Act?
    When read together, Dodd-Frank is ambiguous as to whether a whistleblower must complain directly to the SEC in order to qualify as a whistleblower and benefit from the law’s anti-retaliation protections. The SEC’s implementing…
  • Sep 8

    Obama Administration Proposes New ACA Rules in Light of Hobby Lobby Decision

    Obama Administration Proposes New ACA Rules in Light of Hobby Lobby Decision
    The Obama Administration recently proposed new rules that strive to keep the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) birth control mandate in place while seeking to comply with the rationale of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Burwell…
  • Sep 5

    Protecting Intellectual Property on the Global Stage

    Protecting Intellectual Property on the Global Stage
    In today’s global economy, it is imperative for businesses of all sizes to have an international intellectual property (IP) strategy. Failing to safeguard your valuable patents, trademarks and copyrights when contracting with partners…
Rank this Week: 3745

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/
  • Sep 8

    How the Option Pool Impacts Valuation in Startup Financing

    How the Option Pool Impacts Valuation in Startup Financing
    Many startups ask us about reserving an option “pool.” The “option pool” is a reserve of authorized but unissued shares of stock that the founders intend to use to compensate future key employees and investors. There…
  • Aug 29

    ADR Series: Beginner’s Guide to Mediation

    ADR Series: Beginner’s Guide to Mediation
    Mediation is a process where a third-party neutral (the mediator) guides the parties through the negotiation process, and the parties decide on a mutually-beneficial agreement. Mediation is generally a non-binding alternative to litigation…
  • Aug 29

    Series: The Basics of Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Series: The Basics of Alternative Dispute Resolution
    The phrase “Alternative Dispute Resolution” (ADR) refers to the different methods parties in conflict use to resolve disputes rather than filing a traditional lawsuit in court. The process can be as simple as meeting to discuss a…
Rank this Week: 2980

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Sep 8

    What to Do If Your Teen is Caught Shoplifting

    What to Do If Your Teen is Caught Shoplifting
    What to Do If Your Teen is Caught Shoplifting by Patrick McDonough   Most parents are shocked when their child is caught for shoplifting. After all, these offenders are often good kids from good families that maintain above-average…
  • Aug 27

    RECENT GEORGIA CONDEMNATION CASES

    RECENT GEORGIA CONDEMNATION CASES
    RECENT GEORGIA CONDEMNATION CASES By R. Matthew Reeves   Gwinnett County’s renewal of the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax in November of 2013 provides three more years of millions of dollars of local funding for…
  • Jul 31

    ATC’s Trinity Hundredmark & Martina Palatto appointed to state bar YLD Board of Director

    ATC’s Trinity Hundredmark & Martina Palatto appointed to state bar YLD Board of Director
    Trinity M. Hundredmark and Martina G. Palatto of Andersen, Tate & Carr P.C. in Duluth have been appointed to serve on the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia as part of the Board of Directors. Hundredmark and Palatto will…
Rank this Week: 3917

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Sep 8

    New York Music Tech Comes of Age

    New York Music Tech Comes of Age
    Slowly but surely, New York has established itself as a hub for technology companies and tech-based startups. According to a recent article in the New York Post, “[i]n the past […]
  • Aug 20

    Artists Should Always Add Metadata to Their Work

    Artists Should Always Add Metadata to Their Work
    Recent UK legislation is causing concern for authors, musicians and photographers who publish and sell their work online.  Similar to the Orphan Works Bill 2008 in the US, the Enterprise […]
  • Aug 13

    Video Games & The Case for Limiting the Breadth of Privacy Law

    Video Games & The Case for Limiting the Breadth of Privacy Law
    The world of IP law got another taste of Hollywood recently when Lindsay Lohan filed suit against Rockstar Games and its parent company, Take 2 Interactive, for allegedly infringing on […]
Rank this Week: 2059

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law and Employment Law. Published By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 7

    Three Reasons Not To Fire An Employee

    Three Reasons Not To Fire An Employee
    Breaking up is not always easy, but sometimes an employer has to part ways with an employee. In general, Illinois is an at-will state which means that an employer can terminate an employee for almost any non-discriminatory reason. Some…
  • Aug 31

    Employee Breaks: How Much Control Do You Really Have?

    Employee Breaks: How Much Control Do You Really Have?
    Draconian break policies can create a public relations nightmare for your company. This post suggests several less extreme ways in which an employer might help prevent employee abuse of break time.
  • Aug 27

    Licensing Agreements: Protecting the Brand You’ve Built

    Licensing Agreements: Protecting the Brand You’ve Built
    You know that there are customers your in-house distribution and marketing efforts still cannot reach. Now is the time when licensing your product may help take your business’s success to the next level.
Rank this Week: 3150

Orange County Business &…

Orange County Business & Entertainment Law

Covers business, entertainment, restaurant, retail and landlord/tenant law. By Ashley C. L. Brown.

http://ocbusinessentertainmentlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 5

    Janis Krums' invitation is awaiting your response

    Janis Krums' invitation is awaiting your response
     Janis Krums just posted new business opportunities on OPPRTUNITY.  Sign-In to OPPRTUNITY to see if you have an opportunity to do business…
  • Jun 16

    Find Leads on LinkedIn using OPPRTUNITY

    Find Leads on LinkedIn using OPPRTUNITY
    See which of your LinkedIn contacts can bring you business opportunities right now (sales, jobs, and more).  Quickly learn how to export your LinkedIn contacts and find out who among them can bring you business - without…
  • May 20

    Reminder: Your LinkedIn contact LAUREN ZAHRINGER referred you...

    Reminder: Your LinkedIn contact LAUREN ZAHRINGER referred you...
    Lauren Zahringer uses OPPRTUNITY to discover hidden business opportuntiies within his Linkedin network and beyond.  Find out if you have an opportunity to do business with Lauren as well as members of your own LinkedIn network…
Rank this Week: 4709

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

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

http://aalegalnyc.com/blog/
  • Sep 5

    The SEC’s Guide to Avoiding Investor Scam

    The SEC’s Guide to Avoiding Investor Scam
    Last month, the SEC issued a user-friendly guide for potential investors in avoiding fraudulent unregistered offerings.  I highly recommend the advice given here, but I have a few specific clarifications: In point 1, the SEC identifies…
  • Aug 25

    Some Interesting Legal Reads for the Week of August 25, 2014

    Some Interesting Legal Reads for the Week of August 25, 2014
    Morrison & Foerster on the continuing delay in the SEC’s finalization of the crowdfunding rules.  And Joe Wallin on the issues with relying on intrastate exemptions in the absence of action from the SEC. An investor alert from…
  • Jul 28

    Some Interesting Legal Reads for the Week of July 28 2014

    Some Interesting Legal Reads for the Week of July 28 2014
    From Keith Higgins, the SEC’s Director of the Division of Corporation Finance, some testimony to a Congressional subcommittee on the state of the various rule-making initiatives.  And here is Jim Hamilton’s summary of the…
Rank this Week: 1230

Texas Business Law Blog

Texas Business Law Blog

Covers events affecting small and mid-sized businesses in Texas. By David Willis.

http://www.dbwillislaw.com/texas-business-law-blog/
Rank this Week: 1457

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Sep 4

    Orleans market loses liquor license for 3 day

    Orleans market loses liquor license for 3 day
    The Cape Cod Times reports that the Orleans Board of Selectmen ordered a convenience store's liquor sales license suspended for three days after a police sting caught an employee selling beer to someone under 21. An employee at the Hess Mart…
  • Aug 14

    Southborough alcohol licenses win favor in House

    Southborough alcohol licenses win favor in House
    After sidelining Gov. Deval Patrick's proposal to make alcohol licensing a purely local responsibility, the House and Senate have approved a few local licensing requests. The House passed a pair of bills based on legislation proposed by…
  • Jul 16

    Somerville liquor store suspended for illegal wholesale

    Somerville liquor store suspended for illegal wholesale
    After illegally selling liquor wholesale to establishments in Somerville and surrounding communities, Ball Square Liquors was closed for several days in July, as reported by Somerville Wicked Local. The state Alcoholic Beverages Control…
Rank this Week: 3124

Startup Law Blog

Startup Law Blog

Covers legal issues and public policy issues relating to startup companies. By Joe Wallin.

http://www.startuplawblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    Revenue Based Financing

    Revenue Based Financing
    Why It Works For Growing Technology Companies There are multiple options to funding to fuel your growing technology business, but what if you need to: A) get funded fast, B) keep you in control of your company and, C) not risk ……
  • Aug 27

    Startup Public Policy with Congressman Adam Smith

    Startup Public Policy with Congressman Adam Smith
    Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) will be joining us to discuss some of the very exciting state and federal public policy issues being bandied about both in Olympia and on Capital Hill in Washington D.C. A skilled lawyer and a…
  • Aug 22

    Crowdlending for Businesse

    Crowdlending for Businesse
    By Tabitha Creighton Finding capital for a startup can be as tough as any other part business and sometimes emotionally draining, since everyone seems to have an opinion on your concept. Borrowing money from a bank can be just as ……
Rank this Week: 4613

Startup Law Blog

Startup Law Blog

Covers legal and regulatory developments in startup, securities law and regulation. By Joe Wallin.

http://www.startuplawblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    Revenue Based Financing

    Revenue Based Financing
    Why It Works For Growing Technology Companies There are multiple options to funding to fuel your growing technology business, but what if you need to: A) get funded fast, B) keep you in control of your company and, C) not risk ……
  • Aug 27

    Startup Public Policy with Congressman Adam Smith

    Startup Public Policy with Congressman Adam Smith
    Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) will be joining us to discuss some of the very exciting state and federal public policy issues being bandied about both in Olympia and on Capital Hill in Washington D.C. A skilled lawyer and a…
  • Aug 22

    Crowdlending for Businesse

    Crowdlending for Businesse
    By Tabitha Creighton Finding capital for a startup can be as tough as any other part business and sometimes emotionally draining, since everyone seems to have an opinion on your concept. Borrowing money from a bank can be just as ……
Rank this Week: 3569

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Sep 3

    Officer Killed Bicyclist – Is He Getting Special Treatment?

    Officer Killed Bicyclist – Is He Getting Special Treatment?
    Police officers have a hard job. I certainly wouldn’t want to do it. They have to keep people and property safe, enforce our laws, and try to make sure they come home alive each day. I can’t imagine what it’s like to be…
  • Sep 2

    Do NOT Return to the Scene of the Crime

    Do NOT Return to the Scene of the Crime
    You’ve probably seen the police on TV shows waiting at the scene of the crime to see if the suspect returns. It happened in real life recently in Stafford. As reported by the Free Lance-Star, a shoplifting suspect allegedly stole over…
  • Aug 22

    Virginia Hit and Run is a Serious Charge

    Virginia Hit and Run is a Serious Charge
    Virginia has a very complex set of laws that govern your duties if you’re involved in an accident while in a motor vehicle. Altogether they’re referred to in the slang term of “hit and run”; however, by law, it is…
Rank this Week: 1090

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

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

    You want improvements? I’m listening…

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

    How to Write a Will

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

    Protect Your Loved One

    Protect Your Loved One
    …by dividing your property, appointing representatives, and helping avoid court battles. Without a Will your property will be divided according to government laws, which may not be in accordance with your wishes.  This may not be…
Rank this Week: 4529

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Vann & Sheridan Blog

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

http://vannattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • Sep 2

    Video: Conducting a Workplace Investigation Regarding Employment Issue

    Video: Conducting a Workplace Investigation Regarding Employment Issue
    In this session of Vann Attorneys’ Video Legal Pad, James Vann discusses ‘Conducting a Workplace Investigation regarding Employment Issues’. The post Video: Conducting a Workplace Investigation Regarding…
  • Jul 15

    Webinar: Protecting Your Organization’s “Secret Sauce”

    Webinar: Protecting Your Organization’s “Secret Sauce”
    Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. Vann Attorneys & the Ottavio Group: Protecting Your Organization’s “Secret Sauce” – The importance of safeguarding your business’s intellectual…
  • Jul 15

    Speaking Engagement: Flying Unmanned Aircraft in North Carolina Today

    Speaking Engagement: Flying Unmanned Aircraft in North Carolina Today
    Monday, August 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. James Vann will speak to Triangle Amateur Robotics to discuss flying unmanned aircraft in North Carolina. Join us for an interactive discussion on who can fly and what can be flown in North…
Rank this Week: 4947

New York Business Lawyer Blog

New York Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business operations, debt collection, and contract disputes. By the Law Firm of Grasing & Associates.

http://www.newyorkbusinesslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3393

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 3951