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Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally, are authentic, and therefore have the same effect as a handwritten…
  • Mar 9

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California's new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers have an affirmative duty to prevent harassment…
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
Rank this Week: 1413

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

Covers futures, commodities and forex regulation. By Shipkevich Law Firm.

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Apr 20

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! The post Hello world! appeared first on CFTC Law | forex, futures and derivatives regulatory news.
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance
    In a response to a request by the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee for comment on how best to develop a 21st century surveillance system, the Financial Industry Association (FIA) and the FIA Principal Traders Group submitted a…
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance
    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance In a response to a request by the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee for comment on how best to develop a 21st century surveillance system, the Financial…
Rank this Week: 1547

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
  • 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…
  • 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: 1265

Law Office of Bradley Gross Blog

Law Office of Bradley Gross Blog

Covers legal issues impacting the technologies that businesses use to make money and grow.

http://bradleygross.com/blog/
  • Feb 19

    New Technology For Old Cable Television: The FCC Got it Right

    New Technology For Old Cable Television: The FCC Got it Right
    If you have cable television, then you likely rent one or more set-top cable boxes from your cable company. These devices descramble cable television signals—you couldn’t receive most premium channels, such as HBO or Showtime,…
  • Feb 17

    Government vs. Apple? This Former Prosecutor Backs Apple.

    Government vs. Apple? This Former Prosecutor Backs Apple.
    I cannot, and do not, agree with the government’s efforts to force Apple to circumvent the security protocols on the iPhone.  The power of the government cannot be limitless, even if the purpose for which such power is…
  • Jan 4

    Online Privacy Policies–Don’t Believe the Hype

    Online Privacy Policies–Don’t Believe the Hype
    The FTC just announced its agenda for its upcoming privacy-related conference, aptly named, PrivacyCon. The FTC hails the event as a first-of-its-kind conference “regarding important consumer privacy and security issues by leading…
Rank this Week: 1252

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 29

    Not So Small Claim

    Not So Small Claim
    Small claims courts in Tennessee are called Courts of General Sessions. Under $25k; either party can appeal to Circuit Court and the case starts all over as if the General Sessions trial never occurred. Great for eviction and collections…
  • Jan 5

    OMG its OEM!

    OMG its OEM!
    Stealing intellectual property is an American pastime. Music, software, ebooks, you name it—free is the right price. And mounds of shaming and litigation has done little to discourage the copyright abolitionists. And then…
  • Dec 30

    Redskins Run A Slant Pattern?

    Redskins Run A Slant Pattern?
    I had never heard of The Slants until the USPTO denied their trademark application seeking registration of their band name.  Applications can be denied if the USPTO deems a mark to be disparaging. I wouldn’t…
Rank this Week: 1392

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 17

    Chip-and-PIN (EMV) Credit Card Liability Shift is Oct. 1: Are You Ready?

    Chip-and-PIN (EMV) Credit Card Liability Shift is Oct. 1: Are You Ready?
    October 1 is right around the corner. Merchants, retailers, hotels and restaurants: are you ready for what’s in your customers’ wallets? Starting next month, the payment card industry’s transition to chip-and-PIN (also known…
  • Apr 27

    Join Us at Pacific Rim M&A Institute This Wednesday

    Join Us at Pacific Rim M&A Institute This Wednesday
    Please join us for the Pacific Rim M&A Institute’s next session. This quarter’s program features Port of Seattle CEO, Ted J. Fick, who will discuss how the Port contributes to our region’s economy. We look forward to…
  • Dec 18

    Revenue Lending

    Revenue Lending
    I recently had the chance to sit down with BJ Lackland, the CEO of Lighter Capital, to talk about life, revenue loans, and Lighter Capital. Below is a transcript of most of our talk. – JW: BJ, what’s the first … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1595

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegobusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 10

    Percentage Rent in Commercial Leasing

    Percentage Rent in Commercial Leasing
    Percentage rent allows a retail landlord to benefit from a tenant's success.  In addition to the base rent, tenants will pay an additional rent based on some percentage of the tenant's gross sales typically triggered by what is…
  • Aug 10

    Percentage Rent in Commercial Leasing

    Percentage Rent in Commercial Leasing
    Percentage rent allows a retail landlord to benefit from a tenant’s success.  In addition to the base rent, tenants will pay an additional rent based on some percentage of the tenant’s gross sales typically triggered by what…
  • Aug 6

    Stock Purchase Agreement

    Stock Purchase Agreement
    Because of the inherent risk of fraudulent activity, the sale of stock is a highly regulated transaction by both state and federal authorities. Unfortunately, many corporate shareholders erroneously believe that privately held corporations do…
Rank this Week: 1313

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/
  • Feb 20

    Federal Questions, Removal, and Remand: Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Class Action FICA Claim

    Federal Questions, Removal, and Remand: Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Class Action FICA Claim
    In a published decision this week, the Sixth Circuit reviewed the dismissal of an employee’s claim for excessive withholding of FICA taxes against her employer. In affirming the district court’s refusal to remand the federal…
  • Feb 16

    Sixth Circuit Takes A Hard Look At Statutory Attorney’s Fee

    Sixth Circuit Takes A Hard Look At Statutory Attorney’s Fee
    In a published opinion last week, the Sixth Circuit examined and rejected the award of more than $500,000 in attorney’s fees to People First of Tennessee in relation to its work in 2008 on a contempt motion against the State of…
  • Feb 12

    Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Affirms $200,000 Attorney Sanction

    Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Affirms $200,000 Attorney Sanction
    In a sternly-worded, sixty-page opinion last week, the Sixth Circuit’s Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed a bankruptcy court’s $200,000 sanctions order against an attorney that arose from a plethora of litigation over an…
Rank this Week: 1276

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Oct 31

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI
    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI by Patrick McDonough.   Driving under the influence of alcohol is an offense that the State of Georgia does not take lightly. Although DUIs are typically considered misdemeanors, there can be…
  • Oct 8

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year
    Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. congratulates our own Janet Williams on being honored with The National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year award.   The award is just one of a handful of…
  • Oct 8

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year
    Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. congratulates our own Janet Williams on being honored with The National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year award.   The award is just one of a handful of…
Rank this Week: 1397

Nathan Roach

Nathan Roach

Covers technology, intellectual property, and business law.

http://www.nathanroach.com/
  • Aug 26

    Texas Investment Crowdfunding Due August 2014

    Texas Investment Crowdfunding Due August 2014
    After lots of advocacy, and a few false starts, investment crowdfunding is coming to Texas. Regardless of what happens with JOBS Act Title III crowdfunding, Texas is poised to be the first state to begin equity crowdfunding en masse. Because…
  • Aug 8

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork
    New Form 1023-EZ expedites forming 501(c)3 charities Creating a non-profit organization takes work. You have to raise funds, organize a board of directors, and conduct the actual charitable work. So, when many organizers learn that the…
  • Aug 8

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork
    New Form 1023-EZ expedites forming 501(c)3 charities Creating a non-profit organization takes work. You have to raise funds, organize a board of directors, and conduct the actual charitable work. So, when many organizers learn that the…
Rank this Week: 1651

The Resource Blog

The Resource Blog

Covers tax law. By Samuel D. Brotman.

http://www.sambrotman.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: 1. Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize…
  • Aug 25

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: 1. Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize…
  • Aug 25

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: 1. Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize…
Rank this Week: 1286

South Carolina Business Law Blog

South Carolina Business Law Blog

Covers judicial decisions, legislative changes, regulatory rulings, and the economic landscape affecting companies doing business or seeking to do business in South Carolina. By Ellis, Lawhorne & Sims, P.A.

http://www.scbusinesslawblog.com/
  • May 13

    It’s Like Déjà Vu All Over Again: Yogi Berra On Information Security

    It’s Like Déjà Vu All Over Again: Yogi Berra On Information Security
     It is Spring again, and the national pastime is in full swing. This year Spring also brought knowledge of the Heartbleed Bug – another threat to the security of information stored and transmitted online.  And just as baseball…
  • May 9

    South Carolina Looks to Follow Vermont's Lead in Fighting Patent Trolls- Using State Law

    South Carolina Looks to Follow Vermont's Lead in Fighting Patent Trolls- Using State Law
    A bill pending in the South Carolina General Assembly that would make "bad faith assertions of patent infringements" an "unfair trade practice" under South Carolina law got a "jurisdictional boost" from a recent Opinion and Order issued by a…
  • Mar 16

    2013 S.C. Appellate Court Decisions Addressing Arbitration

    2013 S.C. Appellate Court Decisions Addressing Arbitration
    Introduction (This is an adapted version of a presentation made at the S.C Bar Convention). Each passing year brings more appellate court decisions, at the state and federal levels, addressing arbitration.  2013 was no exception. The…
Rank this Week: 1705

Business and Tax Lawyer Blog

Business and Tax Lawyer Blog

By Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A.

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

    Assigning your Florida Limited Liability Company interest

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

    Florida’s New and Improved Limited Liabilty Company Act

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

    Relationship between partners in a Florida partnership

    Relationship between partners in a Florida partnership
    Florida has adopted the Revised Uniform Partnership Act (“RUPA”), which defines a partnership as an association of two or more persons to carry on as co-owners a business for profit. A partnership is unlike a corporation in that…
Rank this Week: 1567

Goldstein, Rosen & Rassos LLP Blog

Goldstein, Rosen & Rassos LLP Blog

Covers wills & estates, real estate and corporate law.

http://www.grrlaw.ca/law-blog.html
Rank this Week: 1691

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Covers business law, contracts, business litigation and intellectual property issues.

http://theblakefirm.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Website Terms of Use & Click-Wrap Agreements for Effective Business Strategy

    Website Terms of Use & Click-Wrap Agreements for Effective Business Strategy
    Almost every web page has a “click-wrap agreement” style of disclaimer, terms of use (TOU), or terms and conditions of service. This is true even for sites that are not business or e-commerce websites. Software, application, and…
  • Feb 25

    Legal Principles for Tech Startup & IP Development

    Legal Principles for Tech Startup & IP Development
    Intellectual property development for technology startup companies comes hand-in-hand with the opportunity to fall into a number of legal and strategic pitfalls. Some are obvious, while others can present counter-intuitive opportunities for…
  • Feb 13

    Commercial Real Estate Insurance & Replacement Insurance Loopholes: Reconstruction Cost

    Commercial Real Estate Insurance & Replacement Insurance Loopholes: Reconstruction Cost
    Real estate insurance policies often include replacement insurance terms for the reconstruction costs of repairing or rebuilding real estate property after a catastrophic event such as a fire or flood. But many commercial real estate…
Rank this Week: 1634

Dividends and Preferences

Dividends and Preferences

Musings on Venture Capital, Technology and Entrepreneurship. By Hank J. Heyming.

http://www.dividendsandpreferences.com/
  • Jan 24

    Microsoft/Skype -- Putting Things into Perspective

    Microsoft/Skype -- Putting Things into Perspective
    {EAV:984c4a016f17013d} Microsoft acquires Skype! Largest Microsoft acquisition ever!! Facebook jilted!!! Google jilted!!!! Wait, Facebook wins through Microsoft!!!!! Wait, Microsoft overpaid by $4 billion with a B!!!!!! OMG Google just…
  • May 10

    Nerd Chic

    Nerd Chic
    Lately, I've noticed a new twist to the typical ebb and flow of the fashion wars.  It occurred to me that, for perhaps the first time in my lifetime, it is cool right now to be a nerd.
  • Apr 25

    Out and About

    Out and About
    Hey folks -- I'm getting ready to head down to the RTP area for the annual CED Venture Conference.  This year it is in downtown Raleigh, instead of Pinehurst, and looks to be bigger and better than ever. So, if anyone happens to be in the…
Rank this Week: 1574

Florida Collection Law Blog

Florida Collection Law Blog

Covers consumer, commercial, and medical debt collection in Florida. By Jorge M. Abril.

http://floridacollectionlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1483

Chicago Business Litigation…

Chicago Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers breach of contract, implied contract, oral contracts, defamation, and unjust enrichment. By Tamari & Blumenthal, LLC.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling On Challenging Fairness of Arbitration Clause

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling On Challenging Fairness of Arbitration Clause
    Ruling in favor of the appellant, the Supreme Court established a standard for challenging the fairness of arbitration clauses in court. See Rent-A-Center, West v. Jackson, 2010 WL 2471058
  • Mar 2

    Supreme Court Applies Stricter Pleading Standard for Civil Action

    Supreme Court Applies Stricter Pleading Standard for Civil Action
    In Ashcroft v. Iqbal, the Supreme Court reinforced the Twombly Court’s interpretation of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8(a)(2). Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S.Ct. 1937, (2009). In Twombly, the Court developed a plausibility standard to…
  • Feb 4

    Illinois Courts Define Respondeat Superior

    Illinois Courts Define Respondeat Superior
    In Illinois, an employer is subject to vicarious liability for his employees under the doctrine of respondeat superior. Bank of America, N.A. v. Bird.392 Ill.App.3d 621, 911 N.E.2d 1239, 331 Ill.Dec. 1009 (2009). Under this doctrine, an…
Rank this Week: 1497

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/
  • Jul 22

    Important Contracts for Startup

    Important Contracts for Startup
    Contracts are an integral part of conducting business and the necessity for certain contracts can arise from the very start of your company.
  • Jul 15

    LLCs – Fiduciary Duties of Members and Managers in California

    LLCs – Fiduciary Duties of Members and Managers in California
    Under the duty of loyalty, a managing member or manager is required to put the interests of the LLC above any their personal interests. This loyalty is manifested through managing members and managers acting honestly in any dealings with the…
  • Jul 8

    Dissolving Your LLC in California – Important Things to Consider

    Dissolving Your LLC in California – Important Things to Consider
    While there are many ways to dissolve an LLC, including involuntary dissolution, this article focuses on voluntary dissolution by the LLC’s member(s) and for those LLCs which were active in conducting business during its lifespan.
Rank this Week: 2115

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

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

    Philadelphia Franchise Association June Lunch & Learn

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

    Tom Spadea to Speak at Franchise Workshop at Rowan University

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

    49th Annual International Franchise Association Legal Symposium

    49th Annual International Franchise Association Legal Symposium
    Will Jameson of Spadea Lignana Shares His Experience Franchise lawyers, CEOs, small business owners and more gathered in Washington DC from May 15-17, 2016 for the IFA's 49th Annual Legal Symposium. This year’s program provided value…
Rank this Week: 2283

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2204

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jul 22

    The High-Level “Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles”

    The High-Level “Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles”
    The effort by 13 prominent business leaders – including Warren Buffett & Jamie Dimon – and large institutional investors to draw up a set of “Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles” is complete. Not an easy…
  • Jul 21

    More on “Congress Being Congress: What Does “Defunding” a Rule Even Mean?”

    More on “Congress Being Congress: What Does “Defunding” a Rule Even Mean?”
    Recently, I blogged about how it wasn’t clear what Congress would mean if it passed a budget bill that wouldn’t allow the SEC to conduct rulemaking or enforce certain rules. I indicated that the SEC hasn’t been faced with…
  • Jul 20

    Proxy Access: Rise in Binding Proposals Next Year?

    Proxy Access: Rise in Binding Proposals Next Year?
    This proxy season, a number of companies were successful in excluding proxy access shareholder proposals under Rule 14a-8(i)(10) – the “substantially implemented” exclusion – by adopting proxy access bylaws of their…
Rank this Week: 2448

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

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

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Jul 21

    $800 Franchise Tax is Due Even if LLC is Canceled

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

    Trade Secrets Receive Federal Protection

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

    May a Minor Be a Partner?

    May a Minor Be a Partner?
    This post answers the following question: May a minor be a partner (in a partnership legal entity)? It is based on my answer to the Avvo question, In California, can a minor be a partner in a General Partnership? Please note that, at…
Rank this Week: 1982

Vandrew Law Blog

Vandrew Law Blog

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

http://vandrew.com/
  • Jul 21

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

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

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

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

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

    6 Things You Can Do Right Now To Live Richer and Leave More for Your Loved One
    When talking about estate planning, we often get all twisted up in the mechanisms (revocable living trusts, wills, death taxes, etc.). We then lose sight of the bigger picture, which is how to live more richly with the time we do have. When I…
Rank this Week: 2299

DBL Law Blog

DBL Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    UBER Pays Big for Worker Misclassification But Still Win

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

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

    Join Us – New Overtime Rules: What Do They Mean for Your Business?
    The Department of Labor has made their final ruling on overtime rules, which will become effective December 1, 2016. Millions of Americans will now be eligible for overtime pay and employers need to be informed and prepared. Join us for an…
Rank this Week: 2054

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 2005

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

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

http://delawarechancery.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 21

    Chancery Discusses Valuation Method

    Chancery Discusses Valuation Method
    John O’Toole writes: In In re Appraisal of DFC Global Corp., the Court of Chancery conducted an in-depth analysis of three common valuation methodologies—discounted cash flow analysis, multiples-based comparable company analysis,…
  • Jul 20

    Chancery: § 251(h) Tender Offers Get Irrebuttable Business Judgment Review

    Chancery: § 251(h) Tender Offers Get Irrebuttable Business Judgment Review
    John O’Toole writes: In In re Volcano Corporation Stockholder Litigation, the Court of Chancery held that stockholders’ acceptance of tender offers as part of mergers accomplished under  § 251(h) of the Delaware…
  • Jun 30

    Section 220 Books and Records Demand Dismissed Due to Issue Preclusion

    Section 220 Books and Records Demand Dismissed Due to Issue Preclusion
    Often times, a Section 220 books and records action precedes derivative litigation.  However, it is not uncommon for one faction of stockholder plaintiffs to dive right into derivative litigation in another litigation, while another…
Rank this Week: 1922

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

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

    Dangers in Your Commercial Lease- The Confession of Judgment Clause

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

    Bankruptcy and Sheriff Sale Purchase

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

    How to Make Sure Your Small Business Gets Paid

    How to Make Sure Your Small Business Gets Paid
    Driving to work this morning I was thinking about my aging receivables and was becoming increasingly frustrated.  Although I am a lawyer and work in a Philadelphia law firm, I am also, at my core, the owner of a small business.  I…
Rank this Week: 2457

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Jul 20

    Texas Employment Hiring Checklist

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

    Erasing Employer Files Costs Employee Severance Pay

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

    Texas Supreme Court Rules Competitors Can be Excluded from the Courtroom

    Texas Supreme Court Rules Competitors Can be Excluded from the Courtroom
    Until recently, companies suing for trade secret theft ran a risk of having to disclose to their competitors in open court certain aspects of their trade secrets in order to prove their claim. The companies often argued that they…
Rank this Week: 2319

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

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

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Jul 18

    Prince Estate: The Importance Of Having A Will

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

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

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

    Candidates' Proposed Estate Tax Plan

    Candidates' Proposed Estate Tax Plan
    Robert Woods, writing for Forbes: Under current law, estates worth $5.45 million or less are exempt from federal estate tax. Beyond that, you pay. Call it an estate tax, a death tax, or a tax on accumulated wealth. Whatever you call it, it…
Rank this Week: 2174

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: 2463

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1991

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 4

    North Carolina (Finally) Passes Crowdfunding Law

    North Carolina (Finally) Passes Crowdfunding Law
    Just days ago--on June 29--the North Carolina General Assembly passed a crowdfunding bill, which the Governor is expected to sign shortly.  What does this mean for North Carolina businesses and North Carolina investors? (If the…
Rank this Week: 1769

Autolaw

Autolaw

Covers issues and legal challenges facing California auto dealers. By Chris Bruni.

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Jun 30

    Deja Vu, Again

    Deja Vu, Again
    VW announced the other day that it had reached an tentative agreement with the U.S. government to pay $14.7 billion to settle allegations linked to software emissions violations for some of its diesel engines sold in the U.S. While the...
  • Mar 31

    Locked Out, Part II

    Locked Out, Part II
    Technology makes our lives easier, but it also has a downside. Sometimes it spawns a lawsuit. Last year Honda was hit with a lawsuit claiming that its window locks were defective. Now BMW has been named in a proposed class...
  • Jan 31

    Compelling?

    Compelling?
    I came across an interesting case from the 1st Appellate District involving binding arbitration and the use (or not) of Spanish Language contracts. In Ramos v Westlake Services, LLC, 1st Appellate District, A141353 the dealership sold the…
Rank this Week: 2280

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Jun 25

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

    What has the Internet Really Changed for Lead Gen in Franchise Sales? - Operation
    Print leads were different from internet leads. It used to be that a print lead would phone you after seeing your print ad. While on the phone with the prospective purchaser, you had to qualify them financially. You also...
  • Jun 24

    Qualities that Most Franchisors with Meaningful and Sustainable Values Have in Common - New

    Qualities that Most Franchisors with Meaningful and Sustainable Values Have in Common - New
    Quality #1 (From the Book Street Smart Franchising by Joe Matthews) Most franchisors with meaningful and sustainable values are dedicated to helping you determine whether your personal objectives can be met using their business model. If your…
  • Jun 24

    The Government May Be Afraid, but You Do Not Have to Be ... - New

    The Government May Be Afraid, but You Do Not Have to Be ... - New
    What is the grey tsunami? The term "grey tsunami" is used to describe the tidal wave of baby boomers approaching their senior years and the approaching challenge of caring for our loved ones as they age. Is the challenge...
Rank this Week: 2373

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Apr 5

    How Can I Terminate Parental Rights?

    How Can I Terminate Parental Rights?
    I have discussed it before, but it’s worth repeating: Family Law has a strange mythology. One of those myths is the myth of terminating your parental rights (or “signing your rights away”). I don’t know where it comes…
  • Mar 15

    Do I Have to Take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests?

    Do I Have to Take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests?
    One of the most common questions I get is whether one should take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests given by police officers. The answer is no. We can all agree, I think, that drunk driving is bad. Buzzed driving is bad. What we don’t…
  • Mar 9

    SCOTUS: Have Same-Sex Adoption, Can Travel

    SCOTUS: Have Same-Sex Adoption, Can Travel
    As I have discussed before, same-sex relationships, particularly same-sex marriage and same-sex adoption, pose many, many questions to a family lawyer, for which there (usually) is no answer. I tend to overstate things as a rule, but I…
Rank this Week: 2508

Delaware Non-Compete Law Blog

Delaware Non-Compete Law Blog

By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

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

    Court Applies Delaware Law to Noncompete Agreement and Refuses to Enforce Under “Employee Choice” Doctrine

    Court Applies Delaware Law to Noncompete Agreement and Refuses to Enforce Under “Employee Choice” Doctrine
    Most agreements not to compete provide for injunctive relief as the primary remedy against a departing employee who joins a competitor.  In some cases, however, companies will condition the payment of post-employment or…
  • Feb 9

    What Should Be in Your Noncompete Agreement?

    What Should Be in Your Noncompete Agreement?
    Covenants not to compete, or noncompete agreements, can play a key role in helping a business entity protect its confidential information,  prevent unfair competition and the raiding of its workforce.  A poorly drafted…
  • Nov 20

    PROTECTING CUSTOMER LISTS UNDER DELAWARE LAW

    PROTECTING CUSTOMER LISTS UNDER DELAWARE LAW
    All businesses have customers. Many maintain an electronic database of their customers that includes such things as contact information, pricing and purchasing information, and other data that has been collected through time and expense. This…
Rank this Week: 2530

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers business litigation, real estate, and equine law. By Adina T. Stern.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Is it Legal? Listing a Property on Airbnb or VRBO in California

    Is it Legal? Listing a Property on Airbnb or VRBO in California
    All too often new ideas get ahead of the law. Airbnb and VRBO are examples of just such a situation. Real estate lawyers are being inundated with calls from landlords who are receiving citations from their cities, fines from their…
  • Feb 10

    What You Should Know About Airbnb and VRBO

    What You Should Know About Airbnb and VRBO
    All too often new ideas get ahead of the law. Airbnb and VRBO are examples of just such a situation. Real estate lawyers are being inundated with calls from landlords who are receiving citations from their cities, fines from their…
  • Dec 14

    Hiring a Contractor: What you Need to Know About California Residential Remodeling and Construction Contract

    Hiring a Contractor: What you Need to Know About California Residential Remodeling and Construction Contract
    No matter where in Southern California you live, and no matter how long ago your home was built, remodeling and making improvements to your home is a generally a good idea. Whether you are knocking out a non-structural wall to create more…
Rank this Week: 2181

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Aug 31

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration
    After riding down an escalator into a room full of people waving banners with name, Donald Trump announced his campaign for Presidency by taking the stage to “Rockin’ in the Free World.”  Welcome to…
  • May 27

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock
    Your stocks are regulated, your mortgage is regulated, but your art isn’t.  Even though art is a growing investment class, the high-end art world faces little regulation or scrutiny although allegations of fraud and tax evasion…
  • May 14

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry
    In a widely publicized case, the Estate of Marvin Gaye recently won its lawsuit against Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and T.I. for copyright infringement, alleging that their hit song “Blurred Lines” infringes upon Gaye’s…
Rank this Week: 2069

Moses & Moses Law Blog

Moses & Moses Law Blog

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

http://www.mosespc.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    New Act Changes Corporate Filing Deadlines and Extension Deadlines for Return

    New Act Changes Corporate Filing Deadlines and Extension Deadlines for Return
    On July 31, 2015, President Obama signed into law P.L. 114-41, the “Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015.” Although this new law was primarily designed as a 3-month stopgap extension of…
  • Jul 31

    Baby Boomers in a Good Place

    Baby Boomers in a Good Place
    A recent article in The New York Times talked about how many Americans 65 years of age and older are managing just fine in this economy. They are doing better than seniors in prior generations. These are mostly middle class seniors who are…
  • Jun 22

    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust

    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust
    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust By: Anne R. Moses Do you want to leave a very special gift for your family when you pass? This is a gift that they will bless you for. I am talking about the Revocable Living Trust (Trust) that, if drawn…
Rank this Week: 1870

Texas Restaurant Law

Texas Restaurant Law

Covers Texas restaurant and hospitality law. By Ralph Perry-Miller and Matthew Sanderson.

http://www.texasrestaurantlaw.com/
  • Jan 31

    Have You Considered Parking In Your Restaurant Lease?

    Have You Considered Parking In Your Restaurant Lease?
    Shockingly, many restaurant leases fail to account for parking. More often, the landlord considers whether there is enough parking before entering into the restaurant lease negotiations, but they don’t account for it in their leases.…
  • Jan 14

    When To Use Letters of Intent In Buying a Restaurant

    When To Use Letters of Intent In Buying a Restaurant
    Letters of intent can be confusing. Are they contracts? Are they binding? When should they be used? It’s important to know when to use letters of intent because they can be valuable tools that can save time and money. We receive these…
  • Apr 2

    Confusing Expiration Labels Cost Texas Restaurant

    Confusing Expiration Labels Cost Texas Restaurant
    All restaurants have to deal with the issue of throwing away food at the end of the day. According to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a powerful environmental action group and the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, confusing…
Rank this Week: 1970

Business + Intellectual Property +…

Business + Intellectual Property + Internet Law

From a Rhode Island point of view, this blog covers legal developments in the fields of business law, patent law, trademark law, copyright law, intellectual property law, and gaming law. By John Ottaviani.

http://bipilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    Significant Cyberspace Developments of 2014

    Significant Cyberspace Developments of 2014
    It's a bit late for a year-end wrap-up, but better late than never, right?  For those who may have missed some of these, here are my picks for some of the more important developments in Cyberspace law that occurred in 2014. This is not…
  • Dec 3

    RHODE ISLAND. BEER. TRADEMARKS.

    RHODE ISLAND. BEER. TRADEMARKS.
    Last week’s grand opening of the Tilted Barn Brewery in Exeter got me to thinking.  The craft beer industry is exploding in Rhode Island.  Branding and identification are very important to these companies.  They spend a…
  • Feb 11

    Investments in RI Companies Rebound in 4th Quarter, Top $81 Million in 2013

    Investments in RI Companies Rebound in 4th Quarter, Top $81 Million in 2013
    After a slow third quarter, venture capital investments rebounded in the last quarter of 2014, according to the MoneyTree Report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters.Venture…
Rank this Week: 2279

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
  • 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.…
  • Apr 2

    Dumb Legal Mistakes to Avoid: Business Agreement

    Dumb Legal Mistakes to Avoid: Business Agreement
    I’ve seen my share of dumb legal mistakes made by any type of business owner.  New and experienced business owners alike, remind yourself every once in a while of these common dumb legal mistakes when dealing with business…
Rank this Week: 2006

Arizona Business Law Blog

Arizona Business Law Blog

Covers Arizona business law. By The Kelly Law Firm.

http://www.kellylawblog.com
  • Sep 16

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Dec 17

    Youku Tudou & The State Of Online Copyright Infringement

    Youku Tudou & The State Of Online Copyright Infringement
    Copyright infringement here; copyright infringement there; copyright infringement everywhere! But fear not 20th century hold-outs, for the U.S.A.’s very own Motion Picture Association of America is at the vanguard of another…
  • Dec 17

    Youku Tudou & The State Of Online Copyright Infringement

    Youku Tudou & The State Of Online Copyright Infringement
    Copyright infringement here; copyright infringement there; copyright infringement everywhere! But fear not 20th century hold-outs, for the U.S.A.’s very own Motion Picture Association of America is at the vanguard of another…
Rank this Week: 2123

Our Thoughts

Our Thoughts

Covers busines law, litigation, risk management and estate planning. By Minor Bell Neal.

http://www.mbnlaw.com/our-thoughts/
  • Aug 22

    How Hard is it to Get a Mortgage?

    How Hard is it to Get a Mortgage?
    Is it really that hard? Yes. And no. And mostly yes again. And maybe it should be. And since January 10 when the CFPB’s Qualified Mortgage rule took effect, it is definitely harder. So yes.  But it is complicated.  See the…
  • Aug 20

    Oops! I Bought the Wrong Property

    Oops! I Bought the Wrong Property
    A Marin County, California, real estate broker was thrilled when he ended up as the winning bidder at a tax sale auction.  The Californian handed over a check for $150,000 to the Tax Commission and later learned that he had purchased a…
  • Nov 22

    Final Closing Disclosure Rule released by CFPB

    Final Closing Disclosure Rule released by CFPB
    Earlier this week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published its final rule concerning the creation of Integrated Mortgage Disclosures, which combine the disclosures consumers receive under the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA)…
Rank this Week: 1806