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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/
  • Jul 27

    HUBZone Program: SBA Final Rule Brings Significant Change

    HUBZone Program: SBA Final Rule Brings Significant Change
    The HUBZone program will see significant changes to its rules as a result of major SBA changes set to take effect in late August. These changes apply generally to two aspects of the HUBZone program: that relating to the SBA’s processing…
  • Jul 26

    SDVOSB Joint Ventures: SBA Overhauls Requirement

    SDVOSB Joint Ventures: SBA Overhauls Requirement
    SDVOSB joint venture agreements will be required to look quite different after August 24, 2016.  That’s when a new SBA regulation takes effect–and the new regulation overhauls (and expands upon) the required provisions for…
  • Jul 25

    SBA Final Rule: Small Business Mentor-Protégé JV Agreement Requirement

    SBA Final Rule: Small Business Mentor-Protégé JV Agreement Requirement
    On Friday, Steven wrote about the framework of the new SBA small business mentor-protégé program. As part of this significant program addition, SBA’s final rule includes details about the requirements a small business…
Rank this Week: 3445

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Jul 27

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

    Work Comp: Why The Right To Re-Petition Is Important
    A recent workers’ compensation settlement made local news. An Athens city employee fell when a walkway came loose. He suffered significant injuries — requiring surgeries on both knees. He then returned to work at the same or…
  • Jun 30

    Alabama Reports Sharp Drop In Uninsured Driver

    Alabama Reports Sharp Drop In Uninsured Driver
    Back in 2011 and 2012, I wrote several posts discussing Alabama’s problem with uninsured drivers. At that time, Alabama had one of the highest rates of uninsured drivers in the United States. Those posts included: Alabama’s…
  • Jun 2

    Work Comp in Alabama: The Vocational Rehabilitation Myth

    Work Comp in Alabama: The Vocational Rehabilitation Myth
    Our workers’ compensation system was intended to help restore injured workers — to truly restore injured workers instead of shuffling them through the system. Yet, it has evolved into something far different. Many injured…
Rank this Week: 3878

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jul 27

    Proxy Access: When Will We See Our 1st “Schedule 14N”?

    Proxy Access: When Will We See Our 1st “Schedule 14N”?
    With all the proxy statements now filed for this proxy season, we will have to continue to wait for our first “Schedule 14N.” You will recall that a Schedule 14N must be filed by any shareholder – from outside the company…
  • Jul 26

    Non-GAAP Measures: Checking Internal Controls & Audit Committee Tool

    Non-GAAP Measures: Checking Internal Controls & Audit Committee Tool
    As the transcript for our recent webcast – “Non-GAAP Disclosures: The SEC Speaks!” – continues to be wildly popular since it featured Corp Fin’s Chief Accountant Mark Kronforst & heavyweights Meredith Cross…
  • Jul 25

    Lynn Turner: The State of Auditing

    Lynn Turner: The State of Auditing
    As part of my “Big Legal Minds” podcast series – check out this one-hour podcast, during which Lynn Turner describes his diverse – and fascinating – career, as well as offers his perspectives on the state of…
Rank this Week: 2390

AG Deal Diary

AG Deal Diary

A collection of insights and analysis on hot topics impacting companies, funds, dealmakers and directors. By Akin Gump.

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/corporate/ag-deal-diary/index.html
  • Jul 26

    Variety Quotes Chris Spicer on Implications of Summer Box Office Slowdown

    Variety Quotes Chris Spicer on Implications of Summer Box Office Slowdown
    Christopher Spicer, a partner in the entertainment and media practice at Akin Gump, was quoted in the Variety article “Box Office Meltdown: Hollywood Races to Win Back Summer Crowds,” which covers the decline in box office revenue…
  • Jul 21

    SEC Proposes Amendments to Update and Simplify Certain Disclosure Requirement

    SEC Proposes Amendments to Update and Simplify Certain Disclosure Requirement
    On July 13, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed amendments designed to update and simplify certain disclosure requirements that may have become redundant, duplicative, overlapping, outdated or superseded as a…
  • Jul 20

    Beyond Brexit Checklist

    Beyond Brexit Checklist
    Akin Gump launched its Beyond Brexit as an immediate response to the result of the EU Referendum.  The blog serves as a knowledge hub, providing resources and information on the regulatory and policy impact of Brexit.One highlight is our…
Rank this Week: 2182

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

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

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Jul 26

    Google Scholar releases 2016 journal rankings, controversy ensue

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

    Clinical legal education survey result

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

    Google Law Review Rankings 2015 with Specialty Journal

    Google Law Review Rankings 2015 with Specialty Journal
    Last week I posted my annual law review ranking for main law reviews based on Google Scholar Metrics. Google produces a ranking of journals based on the number of citations to recent articles in Google Scholar. This is an important complement…
Rank this Week: 2230

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

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

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 26

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

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

    IRS Implements New Safeguards for Income Verification Express Service

    IRS Implements New Safeguards for Income Verification Express Service
    The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) is implementing new requirements for taxpayers who use the Income Verification Express Service (“IVES”), a service companies use when signing off on the incomes of loan applicants.…
  • Jul 21

    Revised Tax Return Due Dates for Partnerships and C Corporation

    Revised Tax Return Due Dates for Partnerships and C Corporation
    President Obama signed the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 (“Act”) into law on July 31, 2015. The Act includes a series of revised tax return filing deadlines for partnerships and C…
Rank this Week: 2777

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

Shares advice for business owners & executives. By Cleve Clinton and Jamie Ribman.

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Jul 26

    Employee Embezzlement: 4 Tell-Tale Sign

    Employee Embezzlement: 4 Tell-Tale Sign
    Having started as a bookkeeper and worked his way (fifteen years later) to become controller of the Bunz in the Oven family owned business, Swendoll Hugh felt underpaid and under-appreciated by Bertha Bunz and her highly successful…
  • Jul 26

    Successfully Selling Your Business: Top 6 Potential Pitfall

    Successfully Selling Your Business: Top 6 Potential Pitfall
    Among the growing number of business owners looking to sell their business, JR and Sue Ellen Pawlenty are in the market to sell their darling Pawlenty Energy. This month, Tilting the Scales highlights a variety of issues is its first…
  • Jun 29

    Concealed Carry Permits & Regulatory Reporting Requirements: Who Decides?

    Concealed Carry Permits & Regulatory Reporting Requirements: Who Decides?
    How do subjective decisions of government officials, when it comes to issuing any kind of permit, affect private citizens? What are the risks of making any sort of “ownership database” publicly accessible? Setting aside the…
Rank this Week: 4168

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
Rank this Week: 2171

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Boston Metro Area business law. By Richard Mucci.

http://www.bostonmetrobusinesslawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 2833

The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

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

http://www.theventurealley.com
  • Jul 26

    Choosing a Corporate Name: Practical Considerations and Legal Requirement

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

    Privacy Shield is final: What it means for businesse

    Privacy Shield is final: What it means for businesse
    The US Department of Commerce announced that it will begin accepting applications for Privacy Shield certifications beginning on August 1. For US organizations collecting personal data from the EU, the past year has been an anxious one, as…
  • Jul 20

    At the Intersection of Business, Law and Technology; DLA Piper’s Global Tech Summit

    At the Intersection of Business, Law and Technology; DLA Piper’s Global Tech Summit
    The pace of innovation and adoption in technology – fast and getting faster – has long presented a stark contrast to the deliberate pace of change in the law. That contrast is greater than ever today, as entrepreneurs and…
Rank this Week: 3870

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Incentivizing creativity through suffering?

    Incentivizing creativity through suffering?
    Ana Swanson at the Washington Post reports on a study that appears to connect unhappiness with greater creativity.  If we care about incentivizing creative output, should we therefore deliberately torment artists? Borowiecki’s…
  • Jul 26

    Reading list: the First Amendment and the FDA

    Reading list: the First Amendment and the FDA
    Christopher Robertson, A Trojan Horse? How Expansion of the First Amendment Threatens Much More than the Regulation of Off-Label Drugs, forthcoming, __ Ohio State Law Journal __ (2017)Abstract: Scholars, advocates, and courts have begun to…
  • Jul 26

    Failure to do anything to show damages leads to fee award in false advertising case

    Failure to do anything to show damages leads to fee award in false advertising case
    Gravelle v. Kaba Ilco Corp., No.13-CV-642, 2016 WL 3920208 (E.D.N.C. Jul. 15, 2016)Bringing false advertising claims isn’t risk free for the plaintiff. Not only may the defendant scrutinize the plaintiff’s own advertising for…
Rank this Week: 2461

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Pick the Right People for Your Board of Director

    Pick the Right People for Your Board of Director
    If you’ve chosen a corporation as the structure for your business you need to have a board of directors. If chosen well these people can be a huge asset to your company and help your business become more successful. Choosing the wrong…
  • Jul 18

    Your Company May Be Liable for Vehicle Accidents Caused By Employee

    Your Company May Be Liable for Vehicle Accidents Caused By Employee
    If your company has employees driving either company owned or employee owned vehicles in the course of their duties depending on the circumstances your firm may be held liable for their negligence. Given the potential damages of a…
  • Jul 11

    Warranties for Consumer Products Can Now Be Posted Online, Need Not Be Printed

    Warranties for Consumer Products Can Now Be Posted Online, Need Not Be Printed
    How many times have your purchased some consumer good and in the box is a copy of the warranty in print so small it made you squint? Now thanks to a recent change in the law if a consumer good has a warranty a copy need not be provided in the…
Rank this Week: 2666

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 1994

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
Rank this Week: 3877

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

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

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Jul 25

    A Treasury Market Out of Whack: Putting a hurt on death care fund

    A Treasury Market Out of Whack: Putting a hurt on death care fund
    The July 25th Marketplace Morning Report on National Public Radio included a segment called Allan Sloan’s lessons on bond investments. Mr. Sloan is a business columnist for the Washington Post who recently wrote that the current…
  • Jul 22

    Missouri Preneed Records: Trustee’s Deposit Record

    Missouri Preneed Records: Trustee’s Deposit Record
    In our prior post (Missouri Seller Exams: Timely Deposits), we discussed the receipt and deposit records that funeral homes may be required to maintain.  However, to demonstrate that they are complying with the preneed law’s…
  • Jul 17

    Missouri Seller Exams: Timely Deposit

    Missouri Seller Exams: Timely Deposit
    Missouri’s preneed funeral law imposes time requirements on funeral homes that accept consumer funds.  For funeral homes using depository accounts to fund preneed contracts, the funeral home must deposit consumer funds with the…
Rank this Week: 1574

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

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

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3661

Pension Risk Matters

Pension Risk Matters

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

http://www.pensionriskmatters.com/
  • Jul 24

    Company Worries About Retirement Readine

    Company Worries About Retirement Readine
    According to a new report from Willis Towers Watson, corporations worry that employees cannot afford to leave the labor force on schedule. Fearing higher costs, many employers describe anemic retirement readiness as a "top…
  • Jul 17

    Emojis and Workplace Communication

    Emojis and Workplace Communication
    In case you missed the party invitation, July 17 is World Emoji Day. There's even a snappy anthem if you feel like dancing and singing to celebrate this annual event. A Twitter search using the hashtag #WorldEmojiDay reveals favorites by…
  • Jun 28

    Pensions and Politic

    Pensions and Politic
    Since I started this blog a decade ago, I've repeatedly lamented the unfortunate situations when investment decisions are determined by politics rather than based on prudent process. As I read "Teachers Union and Hedge Funds War Over Pension…
Rank this Week: 3117

AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

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

http://annemariesegal.com/
Rank this Week: 3617

Tennessee Business Litigation…

Tennessee Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

Covers business and insurance litigation. By Pepper & Brothers PLLC.

http://www.nashvillebusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Supreme Court of Tennessee Adopts New Standard for Determining Whether a Claim is Direct or Derivative

    Supreme Court of Tennessee Adopts New Standard for Determining Whether a Claim is Direct or Derivative
    Generally speaking, a shareholder of a corporation or a member of an LLC has no individual right against a third party for an injury done to the corporation or LLC. While injuries done to corporations and LLCs most always have a direct…
  • Jul 16

    “As Is” Contracts and the Mutual Mistake Defense

    “As Is” Contracts and the Mutual Mistake Defense
    Tennessee breach of contract cases can sometimes be defended successfully by asserting the defense of mutual mistake. Here is a hypothetical example of a case in which the defense of mutual mistake would squarely apply: Seller sells a…
  • Jun 25

    Using the Doctrine of Equitable Estoppel to Defeat a Statute of Limitations Defense

    Using the Doctrine of Equitable Estoppel to Defeat a Statute of Limitations Defense
    In Tennessee breach of contract cases, the defense of the statute of limitations is raised with some frequency. Most of the time that it is asserted as an affirmative defense, it will not defeat the plaintiff’s claim. It is one of the…
Rank this Week: 3154

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

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

    Someone threatens to show your nude pictures...what do you do?
    A great question was asked about how to handle a threatening letter involving pictures. I answered the question, and thought I would share the results here. The question was: if I find naked pictures of me in an envelope and an anonymous…
  • Jul 23

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

    Someone threatens to show your nude pictures...what do you do?
    A great question was asked about how to handle a threatening letter involving pictures. I answered the question, and thought I would share the results here. The question was: if I find naked pictures of me in an envelope and an anonymous…
  • Jul 23

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

    Someone threatens to show your nude pictures...what do you do?
    A great question was asked about how to handle a threatening letter involving pictures. I answered the question, and thought I would share the results here. The question was: if I find naked pictures of me in an envelope and an anonymous…
Rank this Week: 2722

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Jul 22

    Ohio Legislators Are Firmly Behind Recent LLC Protection

    Ohio Legislators Are Firmly Behind Recent LLC Protection
    As I have mentioned in other posts, Ohio Senate Bill 181 was signed by the Governor and became law on July 6, 2016.  The new statute improves the already excellent protections offered by Ohio’s LLC statute.  It amends various…
  • Jul 15

    Ohio LLC Statute Now Provides More Protection For Members, Managers and Officer

    Ohio LLC Statute Now Provides More Protection For Members, Managers and Officer
    As I noted in a recent post, significant changes to Ohio’s LLC statute (contained in Senate Bill 181) became effective on July 6.  Among these changes are provisions making it harder to impose personal liability on members,…
  • Jul 14

    Living in One State and Setting Up a Trust in Another

    Living in One State and Setting Up a Trust in Another
    Can you set up a trust in a state that you do not reside in?  The answer is yes.  You can set up a trust in a country you do not live in.  As a resident of Ohio, I can establish a trust in Delaware or Alaska or the Cook Islands…
Rank this Week: 3822

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

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

    Who Keeps the Family Pet After a Pittsburgh Divorce?

    Who Keeps the Family Pet After a Pittsburgh Divorce?
    The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) estimates that 37-47 percent of all U.S. households have a dog and 30-37 percent of households have a cat. Countless more households have one or more beloved pets,…
  • Jun 13

    Pollock Begg Family Law Attorneys Named to 2016 Super Lawyers, Rising Stars List

    Pollock Begg Family Law Attorneys Named to 2016 Super Lawyers, Rising Stars List
    PITTSBURGH — The divorce attorneys at Downtown Pittsburgh family law firm Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC again celebrate recognition from Pennsylvania Super Lawyers with inclusion on multiple 2016 lists. Five partners, David…
  • May 14

    QDRO Divides Pension at Retirement Date Unless Agreement Specifies Otherwise

    QDRO Divides Pension at Retirement Date Unless Agreement Specifies Otherwise
    Bortz v. Bortz, No. 1147 MDA 2015 (April 27, 2016)(non-precedential) Husband in this case was a Williamsport police officer who entered into a settlement with his wife when they divorced.  Their agreement provided that she would receive…
Rank this Week: 4407

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/
  • Jul 22

    Court Rules in Favor of School District in Assault Case

    Court Rules in Favor of School District in Assault Case
    The Third Circuit Court has ruled in favor of a Pennsylvania school district in a lawsuit brought by the family of a student who was assaulted on a school campus. The assault occurred in the 2012-2013 school year at Chester High School, which…
  • Jul 15

    Ohio Charter School Sues Department of Education

    Ohio Charter School Sues Department of Education
    An online charter school in Ohio filed a lawsuit against the state’s Department of Education in an effort to block an attendance audit. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, known as ECOT, advertises that it enrolls more than 15,000…
  • Jul 7

    Groupon and IBM Sue Each Other for Patent Infringement

    Groupon and IBM Sue Each Other for Patent Infringement
    Sometimes, the only appropriate way to respond to a lawsuit is by filing a countersuit. At least, that seems to be the philosophy of Groupon, Inc. The story began a few months ago when International Business Machines, better known as IBM,…
Rank this Week: 1588

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Jul 22

    Good News for Patent Holder

    Good News for Patent Holder
    By: Lisa Warren In what has been a seemingly rare occurrence in recent months, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued a pro-patentee decision in Immersion Corporation v. HTC Corporation and HTC America, Inc.,…
  • Jul 15

    Client Alert: EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Adopted

    Client Alert: EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Adopted
    The European Commission Has Adopted and Launched the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield  By: Faith Kasparian Earlier this week, the European Commission adopted the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield – a new framework for transatlantic data…
  • Jul 14

    MBBP’s Life Sciences Vector, Summer 2016

    MBBP’s Life Sciences Vector, Summer 2016
    2016 LIFE SCIENCES PANEL SERIES At the second of our Life Sciences panel Series: “Laying the Foundation for Growth: Entity & Equity”, experts discussed whether a corporation or a limited liability…
Rank this Week: 4733

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

Covers North Carolina contract and tort law. By Maginnis Law.

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Jul 22

    Seterus, Inc. Suspense Account and Threats May Violate the Law

    Seterus, Inc. Suspense Account and Threats May Violate the Law
    Maginnis Law, PLLC is currently investigating complaints of unlawful acts committed by Seterus, Inc. in connection with the collection of mortgage payments. Seterus, Inc., is a mortgage company that services Fannie Mae mortgages. Some of the…
  • Jul 11

    “MIXED FILES” – IS YOUR CREDIT REPORT MERGED WITH SOMEONE ELSE?

    “MIXED FILES” – IS YOUR CREDIT REPORT MERGED WITH SOMEONE ELSE?
    It is not uncommon for a credit reporting agency (such as Equifax, Experian, or Trans Union) to include information about another person in a consumer’s credit report.  This type of error is commonly referred to as a “Mixed…
  • Jun 30

    Types of Auto Insurance Coverage in North Carolina

    Types of Auto Insurance Coverage in North Carolina
    If you suffered injuries in a North Carolina automobile accident, there are several types of auto insurance coverage that may be available to compensate your losses. The Raleigh attorneys of Maginnis Law are experienced in helping folks…
Rank this Week: 4916

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: 3129

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: 4073

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: 2960

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: 4592

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/
Rank this Week: 2609

New York & New Jersey Business…

New York & New Jersey Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseybusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3018

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…
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Vann & Sheridan Blog

Vann & Sheridan Blog

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

http://vannattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 20

    Webinar: Business Contract Terms & Conditions: Shield or Sword?

    Webinar: Business Contract Terms & Conditions: Shield or Sword?
    Wednesday, August 10 2016 from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.Vann Attorneys Webinar: Business Contract Terms & Conditions: Shield or Sword? How can terms and conditions in a business contract be used for your protection? We will review common terms in…
  • Jul 18

    Jon David “J.D.” Hensarling Joins Vann Attorneys, PLLC

    Jon David “J.D.” Hensarling Joins Vann Attorneys, PLLC
    Vann Attorneys, PLLC is proud to announce the addition of Mr. Jon David “J.D.” Hensarling to its North Carolina law practice. Mr. Hensarling represents clients in complex business disputes, contract and construction disputes,…
  • Apr 25

    The Significance of Trust, Especially in Busine

    The Significance of Trust, Especially in Busine
    The significance of trust is critical to building a relationship that furthers improvement, growth, productivity, involvement, high energy and a unified team.   This applies to business and personal relationships.  Think about a…
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CBL Business Law Blog

CBL Business Law Blog

Explores business law issues as they relate to SMEs in the UK and any international business wanting to trade in Britain. By Cousins Business Law.

http://www.business-lawfirm.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 20

    Some thoughts on the effect of Brexit on SME

    Some thoughts on the effect of Brexit on SME
    All SMEs want to know what effects the Brexit vote and the change in Prime Minister will have on them. However, there is so much uncertainty that it is impossible to predict. All that can be done at the moment is to look at what factors will…
  • Jul 19

    Confirmation statements replace annual returns for companie

    Confirmation statements replace annual returns for companie
    From 30 June 2016, companies are now required to deliver a confirmation statement.  This replaces the previous obligation to file an annual return.  The confirmation statement covers broadly similar information, but there are…
  • Jul 14

    Pubs noise and nearby development

    Pubs noise and nearby development
    In December 2015 I discussed the problems posed to pubs and other established premises with a premises licence by changes in use and development of nearby property which would add residential occupants likely to complain about noise…
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Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Covers legal issues facing the fashion, apparel and textile industry. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.fashionapparellawblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    Could your Bonuses and Promotions Soon be Determined by Wearable Technology?

    Could your Bonuses and Promotions Soon be Determined by Wearable Technology?
    From Apple Watches to Fitbits, the market for wearable technology has steadily increased over the years.  In 2015, just under 50 million wearable devices were shipped.[1]  Additionally, the wearables market is expected to increase…
  • May 5

    Rah! Rah! Sis Boom Bah! Supreme Court to Decide Whether Copyright Act Protects Cheerleader Uniform Design

    Rah! Rah! Sis Boom Bah! Supreme Court to Decide Whether Copyright Act Protects Cheerleader Uniform Design
    In August 2015, the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held in Varsity Brands, Inc.. v. Star Athletica, LLC, 799 F.3d 468 (6th Cir. 2015), that the stripes, chevrons and other visual elements that appear on a cheerleading uniform…
  • Apr 29

    European Court of Justice to Rule on Legality of Online Sales Ban

    European Court of Justice to Rule on Legality of Online Sales Ban
    An appeal court in Frankfurt has asked the European Court of Justice to clarify the application of the competition rules to online sales. The Frankfurt court made its request in the context of a dispute between a leader in beauty products…
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Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Jul 19

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine
    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule…
  • Jul 14

    A Pet Free Building Does Not Mean A Building Without Pet

    A Pet Free Building Does Not Mean A Building Without Pet
    Are pet free condominium buildings a thing?  One of the jobs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) and the Department of Justice is to enforce the federal Fair Housing Act (“Act”).  The…
  • Apr 14

    Property line disputes: did your neighbor build on your land?

    Property line disputes: did your neighbor build on your land?
      Just How Close is your Neighbor?     In a recent Minnesota Court of Appeals decision, the Court determined that a landowner, whose property was encroached-upon by a neighbor, was entitled to numerous types of costly damages…
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Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Perils of Dissolution, or Hey, FTB, Where’s My Dough?

    Perils of Dissolution, or Hey, FTB, Where’s My Dough?
    Sometimes a California limited liability company (LLC) or California corporation dissolves and files a final tax return which shows it has a refund coming, but the refund is $800 short. How could this happen? It’s because the…
  • Jul 15

    LLC Annual Fee Clarified by Franchise Tax Board

    LLC Annual Fee Clarified by Franchise Tax Board
    A limited liability company (“LLC”) doing business in California (whether organized under California law or the law of another state) must pay an LLC annual fee on its “total income from all sources derived from or…
  • Apr 21

    Here’s One Way Not to Pay Taxes – Legally!

    Here’s One Way Not to Pay Taxes – Legally!
    California charges a minimum franchise tax of $800 each year. This is a tax on the privilege of being a corporation. It doesn’t matter whether the corporation is profitable or even if it has any revenue. The state wants its ……
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bevlog

bevlog

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

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Jul 18

    Johnny Love Vodka Wins “Sexy Lips” Trademark Appeal Against Jim Beam

    Johnny Love Vodka Wins “Sexy Lips” Trademark Appeal Against Jim Beam
    Johnny Love Beverage Company LLC (“JL”) and Jim Beam Brands Co. (“Beam”) are fighting over the right to use “sexy lips” imagery on flavored vodkas. JL’s logo (the subject of U.S. trademark…
  • Jul 7

    Perfect Beach Reading

    Perfect Beach Reading
    For a good, edifying time, grab a bottle of craft spirits, a beach — and this book. The book is Moonshiner to Craft Distillery: Leading Lawyers on the Business of Distilling. Aspatore Books, a division of Thomson Reuters, published…
  • May 12

    Main Tito’s Case Dismissed

    Main Tito’s Case Dismissed
    The main Tito’s Handmade Vodka case has been dismissed, after 19 months of heated litigation. Details are not available so far. The main case was Hofmann v. Fifth Dimension, Inc. (first filed in state court in September of 2014 then…
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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/
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The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Jul 18

    I wrote a book

    I wrote a book
    As most know, I’ve been a solo attorney for some time now, and building my own practice has no doubt been immensely challenging but also tremendously rewarding. I’ve learned more about myself through this journey than I ever…
  • Jun 16

    Virtual Law Offices -- A Primer

    Virtual Law Offices -- A Primer
    *The following article appeared in the June 2016 newsletter of the ISBA Standing Committee on Legal Technology. Virtual Law Offices (VLOs) have become more common in today’s evolving legal industry than ever before. As technology…
  • Jan 18

    Give Your Estate Plan a New Year Check Up

    Give Your Estate Plan a New Year Check Up
    Welcome to 2016! If you’re like me, you’ve spent the first few weeks of the New Year trying to get organized and set some goals for the year to come.  Whether it’s a new workout regimen, quitting smoking, spending more…
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Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Covers Nevada business law.

http://bongiovilaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 16

    WTF(LSA) – New FLSA Regulation

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

    Guest On The Essentials Small Business Podcast

    Guest On The Essentials Small Business Podcast
    Some of the most important decisions you make for your business are made before you even start, when you have the least amount of information.  Listen to this podcast to learn ways to make educated decisions that will serve your business…
  • Jun 14

    Changing Your Entity in Nevada – Conversions and Domestication

    Changing Your Entity in Nevada – Conversions and Domestication
    Are you thinking of relocating your existing business to Nevada, or reorganizing as a different entity type? As business attorneys, we get asked about this all of the time. Nevada allows owners of foreign entities to convert or domesticate as…
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Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
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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/
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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/
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Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Jul 14

    Military Divorce: 5 things you need to know before you say “I don’t”- Part II

    Military Divorce: 5 things you need to know before you say “I don’t”- Part II
    This is Part II of a 2-part series on common issues and challenges military servicemembers and their spouses face during a divorce.  Click here to read Part I on jurisdiction, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, and calculating…
  • Jul 14

    Military Divorce Blog Series- Part 2

    Military Divorce Blog Series- Part 2
    This is Part II of a 2-part series on common issues and challenges military servicemembers and their spouses face during a divorce.  Click here to read Part I on jurisdiction, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, and calculating…
  • Jul 14

    VACUUM EXTRACTION DANGERS AND CONSEQUENCES- PART 1

    VACUUM EXTRACTION DANGERS AND CONSEQUENCES- PART 1
    Andrew Greenwald's 2 Part Blog Series "Vacuum Extration Dangers and Consequences" begins here. Part 1 Of Blog Series: Vacuum Delivery Warnings & Possible Consequences Handling vacuum extraction cases requires an understanding of the…
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