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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/
  • Feb 1

    February 2 Hearing On New Fiduciary Bill

    February 2 Hearing On New Fiduciary Bill
    Grab the popcorn. At 10 am EST on February 2, 2016, the Education and Workforce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives will live stream its hearing on H.R. 4293, the Affordable Retirement Advice Protection Act. Click here to access…
  • Jan 27

    ERISA Investment Committee Governance

    ERISA Investment Committee Governance
    For those who missed the January 27 webinar entitled "ERISA Plan Investment Governance: Avoiding Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims," click here to download the slides for this educational program. There were three presenters, each of…
  • Jan 18

    Chief Retirement Officer Redux

    Chief Retirement Officer Redux
    Skittishness about an individual's financial ability to retire is one factor that I believe underlies continued ERISA litigation activity. As I suggested to Wall Street Journal reporter Anne Tergeson,…
Rank this Week: 3236

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
  • Feb 1

    Yes, a Stranger Can Cancel Your LLC!

    Yes, a Stranger Can Cancel Your LLC!
    This post discusses how (amazingly!) an unauthorized stranger can cancel your LLC (limited liability company) or corporation. It is based on a Quora question that I answered. See What prevents someone from filing a restated certificate of…
  • Jan 13

    What is a DMCA Counter Notification?

    What is a DMCA Counter Notification?
    In Terms of Use and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), I discussed DMCA provisions pertaining to takedown notices. This post discusses how an online service provider should respond to a takedown notice and the role of the counter…
  • Jan 11

    Limited Liability – a Definition

    Limited Liability – a Definition
    This post on the meaning of the term limited liability is based on a Quora answer that I provided. Please see What does limited liability and unlimited liability mean in case of companies? Meaning of Limited Liability “Limited…
Rank this Week: 4117

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
  • Feb 1

    Clearing Away Cloud Confusion; MBBP Team to Illuminate Intricacies of Buying and Selling Cloud Service

    Clearing Away Cloud Confusion; MBBP Team to Illuminate Intricacies of Buying and Selling Cloud Service
    Lawyers for technology companies are increasingly asked to assess the risks of client companies shifting from standard sales and licenses to a cloud model, and lawyers for every company need to assess the pros and cons of receiving core…
  • Feb 1

    What’s in Your Employee Handbook? (It Matters!)

    What’s in Your Employee Handbook? (It Matters!)
    Employee handbooks are helpful as long as they are accurate, up-to-date and do not unintentionally create contractual rights. But handbooks that contain promissory language, legally non-compliant policies or outdated information may result in…
  • Jan 22

    MBBP Attorney to Host Office Hours at TechSandBox 1/28/2016

    MBBP Attorney to Host Office Hours at TechSandBox 1/28/2016
    On  Thursday, January 28, MBBP Attorney Sean Detweiler will host Office Hours at TechSandBox to help answer your patent and strategy questions. Office Hours provides access to experts in topics such as…
Rank this Week: 4781

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

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

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 1

    Five Key Securities Issues in Due Diligence of M&A Deal

    Five Key Securities Issues in Due Diligence of M&A Deal
    In business acquisitions, and especially in business acquisitions structured as stock purchases, there are a number of securities issues you’ll want to be on the lookout for. For the purposes of this post, you can think of a security as…
  • Jan 19

    Employer Trends in Parental Leave Policie

    Employer Trends in Parental Leave Policie
    We’ve been reading the business news surrounding companies increasing the parental leave they offer their employees. In today’s blog post, we take a more in depth review of the trend locally, discuss what businesses can expect in…
  • Dec 22

    Understanding Your Commercial Lease: Damages, Destruction, and Business Interruption

    Understanding Your Commercial Lease: Damages, Destruction, and Business Interruption
    This latest post in the Understanding Your Commercial Lease series discusses damages, destruction, and business interruption. The damages and destruction provisions of your commercial lease will detail who (between the tenant and landlord)…
Rank this Week: 3163

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Vann & Sheridan Blog

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

http://vannattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • Feb 1

    Hiring for Culture of the Company | What You Need to Know Before Your Next Hire

    Hiring for Culture of the Company | What You Need to Know Before Your Next Hire
    Tips on Hiring For Culture Protection There is no secret about the importance of hiring for company culture.  Every business has a culture.  Culture is generally defined as the customs, beliefs and values of a particular group of…
  • Jan 25

    Following Your Dream

    Following Your Dream
    You have a dream for a business idea, owning your own business, a product or service that you know will be a hit. You know the market, you know the product line. How do you successfully put that idea into reality? How do you handle the people…
  • Jan 19

    Running a Business: Marathon or Sprint? Entrepreneurial Tip

    Running a Business: Marathon or Sprint? Entrepreneurial Tip
    Diligence is so important when running your own business.  Diligence is required in remaining focused in the early development, implementation of ideas and plans, detail orientation and dreaming for the next development in the…
Rank this Week: 4598

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business transactions and international small business law. By Daniel H. Erskine.

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    UK Tariff Tool Classify Imports and Export

    UK Tariff Tool Classify Imports and Export
    Is your UK small and medium sized business (SME) involved in import or export? If so, check out the UK Trade Tariff tool and accompanying guidance document "Classify imports and exports using the UK Trade Tariff" outlining the use of the tool…
  • Dec 17

    Looking to Enter New Top Export Market

    Looking to Enter New Top Export Market
    If your a small business or a medium sized business looking to access new export markets look to the International Trade Administration's Top Markets Series. The Top Market Series analyzes future export opportunities across various…
  • Aug 10

    Beware Foreign Domestic Law

    Beware Foreign Domestic Law
    Sending personnel overseas into a different country subjects your sales people, executives, and employees generally to the domestic laws (called municipal laws in international law parlance) of the country they visit. Equally important is…
Rank this Week: 2187

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/
  • Feb 1

    New and Changing Tax Laws for 2015-16

    New and Changing Tax Laws for 2015-16
      TAX LAWS FOR 2015-2016   Every year, taxes are added, removed, amended, extended, or expired. As experienced tax law attorneys, we know that one of the things that is more challenging to keep track of than tax changes is the…
  • Jan 20

    Changes to Statute of Limitations in Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota

    Changes to Statute of Limitations in Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota
       Statute of Limitations for Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota   So many of us want to change something (or everything) about our homes. Imagine you are finally able to remodel your home with all the upgrades required to…
  • Dec 23

    Congress Extends the IRA Charitable Rollover Indefinitely!

    Congress Extends the IRA Charitable Rollover Indefinitely!
    The Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015 Has Passed   Last week, Congress approved and President Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015. Included in the Act, is a provision to permanently extend the…
Rank this Week: 2084

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2700

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • 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…
  • Nov 30

    The Italians are Coming! (part two...)

    The Italians are Coming! (part two...)
    I just returned from the LA Auto Show over the Thanksgiving break. Lots of new models, lots of exciting displays! The one that caught my eye however was the Alfa Romeo concourse. Beautiful Italian design, lots of metal and espresso...
  • Oct 27

    Enzo Lives!

    Enzo Lives!
    I was recently invited to Auto Week down in Monterey, California. No, I didn't make it to Pebble Beach, but I did make it to Legends of the Autobahn. They had some truly beautiful German cars on the greens. The...
Rank this Week: 1966

Legal Update

Legal Update

Covers real estate law and business law. By Peter Moulinos.

http://www.moulinos.com/category/legal-update-peter-moulinos/
Rank this Week: 3254

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

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

    New Proportionality Requirement in Rule 26 Not that Big of a Deal

    New Proportionality Requirement in Rule 26 Not that Big of a Deal
    Much has been made of the latest amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, effective December 1, 2015, some going so far as to call them “the most significant change to federal civil practice in the last decade.” In…
  • Jan 25

    Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable Against Independent Contractor

    Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable Against Independent Contractor
    Don’t think you can get out of your non-compete agreement just because you’re a contractor and not an employee. While it’s true that independent contractors, unlike regular employees, may not owe a fiduciary duty of loyalty…
  • Jan 13

    Test

    Test
Rank this Week: 4003

Nashville Business Litigation…

Nashville Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.nashvillebusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3274

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/
  • Jan 30

    Thanks, y'all!

    Thanks, y'all!
    Thanks, y'all!  I am very honored to be named, along with a number of fine lawyers across the state, in Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite"  as well as in Thompson Reuters' Super Lawyers for 2016.What is the…
  • Dec 16

    New European Privacy Plan Announced

    New European Privacy Plan Announced
    Earlier this week, the European Parliament and Council announced they have (finally) agreed upon a new General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR).  This is really big news for all U.S. companies that do business in Europe or…
  • Nov 30

    PSA: New North Carolina Laws Become Effective Today (December 1, 2015)

    PSA: New North Carolina Laws Become Effective Today (December 1, 2015)
    The law is ever-changing, which is part of the reason I find it fascinating.  Several new North Carolina laws become effective today, December 1st.  Many of them are criminal laws, but some that may be of interest to business owners…
Rank this Week: 3854

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/
  • Jan 29

    Employers in California May Not Enact “Use It or Lose It” Policies for Accrued Vacation Time

    Employers in California May Not Enact “Use It or Lose It” Policies for Accrued Vacation Time
    When an employee parts ways with an employer—whether by the employee’s choice or the employer’s—it is often a difficult process of transition. Among many important questions for the employer to consider is the total…
  • Jan 15

    California Fair Pay Act Takes Effect at the Beginning of 2016

    California Fair Pay Act Takes Effect at the Beginning of 2016
    A new wage equality law took effect in California on January 1, 2016. Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 358, the California Fair Pay Act, on October 6, 2015. Wage discrimination based on sex has been prohibited by state and federal law for…
  • Dec 31

    Court Rules Against TV Streaming Company in Copyright Lawsuit

    Court Rules Against TV Streaming Company in Copyright Lawsuit
    Web-based streaming services, which allow users to view movies and television programs on their computers, televisions, and mobile devices without having to download large video files, have become a major component of the entertainment and…
Rank this Week: 2335

'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: 1907

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 2677

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

Covers the history of both international and domestic wine laws and developing legal issues in the wine industry. By Lindsey A. Zahn.

http://www.winelawonreserve.com
  • Jan 28

    Which Came First: The Trademark or the Viticultural Area?

    Which Came First: The Trademark or the Viticultural Area?
    Last week, San Antonio Express News reported that a California-based winery named San Antonio Winery brought a trademark suit against a San Antonio-based winery called Lara Vineyard. In its complaint, San Antonio Winery alleged that…
  • Jan 28

    Expanded Definition of Hard Cider for Taxation Purpose

    Expanded Definition of Hard Cider for Taxation Purpose
    On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (“the PATH Act”) into law. The PATH Act contains changes to certain statutory provisions which are administered by TTB,…
  • Jan 28

    Proposed Willcox Viticultural Area and Establishment of The Los Olivos District Viticultural Area

    Proposed Willcox Viticultural Area and Establishment of The Los Olivos District Viticultural Area
    On January 21, 2016, TTB published a notice in the Federal Register proposing the establishment of the Willcox Viticultural Area,  which is located in portions of Graham and Cochise Counties in Arizona (but is not currently…
Rank this Week: 1868

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    Confidentiality Clauses in Settlement Agreement

    Confidentiality Clauses in Settlement Agreement
    A Trap for the Unwary?   Word processing programs make it easier to archive and re-use work product, as we all know.  This has led to the expansion of standard agreements by adding boilerplate, sometimes without thinking.   One…
  • Jan 18

    All Employers Should Adopt A Written Policy to Address Questions About Former

    All Employers Should Adopt A Written Policy to Address Questions About Former
    Businesses are often contacted by other businesses that are seeking information about the job performance of a former employee. The first step that should be taken by a prudent business is to establish a company-wide policy on how such…
  • Jan 15

    New California Minimum Wage Effect On Split Shift Employee

    New California Minimum Wage Effect On Split Shift Employee
    Split Shift Employees and New California Minimum Wage
Rank this Week: 3356

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/
  • Jan 26

    An Unaccepted Offer of Judgment Won’t Moot a (Class) Claim

    An Unaccepted Offer of Judgment Won’t Moot a (Class) Claim
    In Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, 577 U.S. ___ (2016), the Supreme Court held that an unaccepted offer of judgment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 does not moot a named plaintiff’s claim, and, therefore, the named plaintiff can…
  • Jan 11

    Twombly’s Teeth

    Twombly’s Teeth
    Occasionally a would-be plaintiff (or counter-claimant) asks whether one can file an antitrust claim and then get some discovery to back it up. This is not a good game plan. In Eastman v. Quest Diagnostics Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1282…
  • Dec 16

    Happy Holiday

    Happy Holiday
    Blogging will resume after New Year’s.
Rank this Week: 3196

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Jan 26

    Traumatic Brain Injury And The Impact On Daily Activitie

    Traumatic Brain Injury And The Impact On Daily Activitie
    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of disability. What’s worse, these injuries often go untreated or unrecognized by medical professionals. Many medical professionals lack training in the evaluation of TBI symptoms. In…
  • Jan 18

    Truckers With Serious Medical Conditions: A Danger To Other Driver

    Truckers With Serious Medical Conditions: A Danger To Other Driver
    A recent article discusses a Georgia truck driver barred from driving by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) due to personal health issue. Commercial drivers with serious health issues are a major safety issue on our…
  • Jan 4

    Our Firm

    Our Firm
    I’m a lawyer who helps people hurt by the negligence of another. I handle serious personal injury cases throughout Alabama. For the last 17 years, I’ve been a partner in the same Huntsville law firm. When my oldest law partner…
Rank this Week: 3775

Law Office of John Burton

Law Office of John Burton

Covers business law topics and random musings.

http://www.burtonlawpllc.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

    What Is Trademark Clearance?

    What Is Trademark Clearance?
    What Does Trademark Clearance Mean? A. Clearance refers to the process of searching for pre-existing trademarks that are the same or similar to your proposed mark and assessing whether or
  • Sep 24

    What is a Trademark?

    What is a Trademark?
    ©John Burton 2009 A trademark is the actual name of a product (Coke for soft drinks).  Trademarks/brand names identify the product as coming from a particular company and it also
  • Sep 14

    Can My Website Get Me In Trouble?

    Can My Website Get Me In Trouble?
    WEBSITE LIABILITY: CAN MY WEBSITE GET ME IN TROUBLE? © John Burton 2015 The short answer is yes, if your site permits users to post content on the site. If
Rank this Week: 4953

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    Higher Filing Thresholds for HSR Act Premerger Notifications and Interlocking Directorates Announced

    Higher Filing Thresholds for HSR Act Premerger Notifications and Interlocking Directorates Announced
    1. Higher Thresholds For HSR Filings On January 21, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission announced revised, higher thresholds for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. The filing thresholds are…
  • Jan 19

    Morton Salt Presumption Of Injury Under Robinson-Patman Act

    Morton Salt Presumption Of Injury Under Robinson-Patman Act
    Plaintiffs and appellants, the disfavored purchasers in a Robinson-Patman Act case, were twenty-eight retail pharmacies who alleged that the pharmaceutical manufacturer defendants had charged them higher prices than those charged since the…
  • Dec 18

    Pricing Algorithms and the Digital “Smoke-Filled Room”

    Pricing Algorithms and the Digital “Smoke-Filled Room”
    On December 3, 2015, the DOJ unsealed an indictment against Daniel William Aston and his company, Trod Ltd. (doing business as Buy 4 Less, Buy For Less, and Buy-For-Less-Online), for conspiring with third-party sellers to fix the prices of…
Rank this Week: 2568

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
Rank this Week: 2286

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

http://www.businesslawpost.com
Rank this Week: 4711

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

Covers Alaska business law, litigation and recent decisions. By Clayton Walker.

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Jan 19

    Standard for Review of Trial Court Action

    Standard for Review of Trial Court Action
    By: Clayton Walker A superior court abuses its discretion by making a decision that is arbitrary, capricious, manifestly unreasonable, or . . . stem[s] from an improper motive.  The court uses the clearly erroneous standard when…
  • Jan 15

    Alaska School Funding Formula Approved.

    Alaska School Funding Formula Approved.
    By: Clayton Walker sp-7075 School Funding Formula The State’s local school funding formula requires a local government to make a contribution to fund its local school district. The superior court held that this required local…
  • Dec 21

    New Firm Photo

    New Firm Photo
    By: Clayton Walker Dave Jensen Photography These are just proofs; but, they should freshen up the web site. The post New Firm Photos appeared first on Alaska Law Office, Inc.
Rank this Week: 2975

My Biz Lawyer

My Biz Lawyer

Covers navigating the myriad business law issues often faced by start-ups and more established companies. By Jeffrey W. Berkman.

http://mybizlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Issues to Consider When Offered Stock Option

    Issues to Consider When Offered Stock Option
    It is commonplace for start-ups and emerging companies to offer stock option to employees, consultants and service providers in conjunction with, or often in lieu of, cash compensation. For the employee, consultant or service provider, the…
  • Nov 22

    The Essentials of a Good Shareholders' Agreement (Part II): Right of First Refusal

    The Essentials of a Good Shareholders' Agreement (Part II): Right of First Refusal
    I recently received a kind email regarding a post I did some time ago regarding the importance of the Shareholders Agreement:  http://mybizlawyer.blogspot.com/2012/12/why-you-need-shareholders-agreement.html.  The comment noted,…
  • Aug 12

    Valuation Terms for a Buy/Sell, Operating Agreement and Shareholder Agreement

    Valuation Terms for a Buy/Sell, Operating Agreement and Shareholder Agreement
    In prior posts, I stressed the importance for business owners to enter into an agreement that sets forth the right to require a redemption or buy-out of a owner's equity interest upon the occurrence of certain triggering events.…
Rank this Week: 3222

Albany Business Lawyer Blog

Albany Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law - Published by Albany, New York Business Attorneys — Montgomery Law Firm

http://www.albanybusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    How to Really Screw up Your Business Succession Plan

    How to Really Screw up Your Business Succession Plan
    If you have a successful business, the only thing worse than not having a business succession plan, is to have a poorly drafted plan.  How can you screw up your business succession plan?  Just, Don’t hire a lawyer who…
  • Sep 24

    Death Taxes and Your Business: Get a Plan!

    Death Taxes and Your Business: Get a Plan!
    Face it, some day you will die.  The lack of a good estate plan will exacerbate the challenges your loved ones face.  There’s another inevitability, taxes.  Without a good estate plan, the tax bite may be bigger than…
  • Aug 3

    Four Capitalization Rules for Angel Investor

    Four Capitalization Rules for Angel Investor
    Great!  You are investing in your friend’s business.  You followed The First Two Rules for Angel Investors;  The business is a Delaware C corporation.  The deal is documented.  Here are the next two…
Rank this Week: 2118

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
  • Jan 19

    Tips For Buying An Existing Franchise Busine

    Tips For Buying An Existing Franchise Busine
    When you are buying an existing franchise business, you have several issues about which to be concerned. You will need to make sure that this is the right franchise system in which you should invest. You will need to form an entity to…
  • Jan 13

    Tips For Buying An Existing Franchise Busine

    Tips For Buying An Existing Franchise Busine
    When you are buying an existing franchise business, you have several issues about which to be concerned. You will need to make sure that this is the right franchise system in which you should invest. You will need to form an entity to…
  • Nov 12

    WHY SHOULD A FRANCHISEE CONSULTANT RECOMMEND AN ATTORNEY REVIEW

    WHY SHOULD A FRANCHISEE CONSULTANT RECOMMEND AN ATTORNEY REVIEW
    Many times franchisee consultants or brokers are concerned to recommend that their candidates have an attorney review of the franchise documents. I would strongly recommend otherwise. An attorney review not only is critical to a prospective…
Rank this Week: 3297

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

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

    Don’t go to MyFTB.com. It’s not the official site.

    Don’t go to MyFTB.com. It’s not the official site.
    To access your MyFTB account, go to the FTB’s website: www.ftb.ca.gov . Note that the word “my” is NOT part of the URL. MyFTB.com has been reported as a malware site. The post Don’t go to MyFTB.com. It’s not the…
  • Apr 1

    Acquirer Can Enforce Arbitration Agreement with Employees of Acquired Company

    Acquirer Can Enforce Arbitration Agreement with Employees of Acquired Company
    The following is the text of an e-bulletin that I authored and that was published by the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California. Francisco Marenco was employed by 180 Connect, Inc. As a ……
  • Jan 15

    Guidance on Best Practices in M&A Transaction

    Guidance on Best Practices in M&A Transaction
    The Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California just published an e-bulletin that I prepared. The e-bulletin alerts attorneys to a paper written by Leo Strine, Jr., chief justice of the Delaware Supreme…
Rank this Week: 2712

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Jan 18

    The Pitfalls of Moonlighting in a Day Job for Startup Founder

    The Pitfalls of Moonlighting in a Day Job for Startup Founder
    This post first appeared in Southern Alpha on November 2, 2016. Many, if not most, founders have difficulty being able to afford to work full-time for their startup right from the start. But working in a day job while moonlighting at…
  • Jan 18

    The Pitfalls of Moonlighting in a Day Job for Startup Founder

    The Pitfalls of Moonlighting in a Day Job for Startup Founder
    This post first appeared in Southern Alpha on November 2, 2016. Many, if not most, founders have difficulty being able to afford to work full-time for their startup right from the start. But working in a day job while moonlighting at…
  • Jan 11

    Thoughts on the Final Crowdfunding Regulation

    Thoughts on the Final Crowdfunding Regulation
    In October, the SEC finally completed its implementing regulations to Title III of the JOBS Act, more commonly known as the “crowdfunding” exemption. The 600-page release can be found here. I’m not going to bother…
Rank this Week: 3095

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4826

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
  • 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 5

    3 Key Differences Between an Iowa LLC and a Corporation

    3 Key Differences Between an Iowa LLC and a Corporation
    Whether you are looking to form a new business, or perhaps you are seeking personal liability protection by “upgrading” your existing business entity, you may find yourself wondering what is the difference between an Iowa…
  • Dec 29

    Iowa Shareholders Can Remove a Director From the Board of Director

    Iowa Shareholders Can Remove a Director From the Board of Director
    Shareholders in large and small corporations often inquire: How is a director removed from a corporation’s board of directors? The question may be posed out of concern that the shareholder – who also serves as a director –…
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Law Blog

Law Blog

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

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

    NAFTA TN Visas for Canadians and Mexican

    NAFTA TN Visas for Canadians and Mexican
    Interesting question that I don't usually field. A fella asked about TN visas in a legal request board. I thought I would include his question, and my answer, here: I am a Canadian citizen currently in the US on a TN Visa. I have been…
  • Jan 6

    How to determine if your client is an…

    How to determine if your client is an arriving alien -- or not! First test: Was she stopped at the border? Yes: ContinueNo: Was she stopped with ~25 miles of the border within 10 days of when she arrived? …
  • Dec 20

    VA Bankruptcy -- a warning to those filing for the Homestead Exemption

    VA Bankruptcy -- a warning to those filing for the Homestead Exemption
    Just a quick post here -- remember that you must file your notice of homestead election (VA) with the circuit court in the County were the debtor resides. This must be done by the fifth day after the meeting of creditors. See VA Code…
Rank this Week: 2355

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
  • Jan 10

    4 Federal Trademark Benefit

    4 Federal Trademark Benefit
    One of the most common questions people ask trademark attorneys is: Why should I apply for federal trademark registration — what benefits does it provide? Well, there are actually lots of benefits, but there are four (4) principal…
  • Nov 2

    Passing Values, Not Just Money, via Incentive Trust

    Passing Values, Not Just Money, via Incentive Trust
    It's one of the deepest felt concerns. How can you pass your values onto your children and grandchildren even if you pass away earlier than you expect? Letters, family trips and treasured memories are one way to leave a legacy, but what about…
  • Sep 28

    Kids Off to College? It Might Be Time for an Estate Plan Update

    Kids Off to College? It Might Be Time for an Estate Plan Update
    You're finally an empty nester. After sending the youngest of your kids off to college, you are a mixed bag of emotions. On one hand, you're happy to see your kids fly the coup and spread their wings. On the other, you're wondering where time…
Rank this Week: 4690

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • Jan 9

    Challenging the validity of a will in North Carolina

    Challenging the validity of a will in North Carolina
    Tags: Challenging the validity of a will in North Carolinatestamentary capacityChallenging the validity of a will in North Carolina based on Testamentary Capacity. Here is a link to my companion website that discusses the general rule in…
  • Dec 4

    Ann McMan New Book Release

    Ann McMan New Book Release
    Tags: Entertainment Lawyer in North Carolinacopyright attorney ncLesbian novelBackcast, a new novel, by Ann McMan is now out. http://annmcman.com/tag/backcast/ In a nutshell, what happens when a group of lesbian writers enter a…
  • Nov 19

    When to begin thinking about selling your busine

    When to begin thinking about selling your busine
    Tags: how do I sell my businessbusiness selling attorney ncSome thoughts about when to start selling your business from ExitAvenue.com http://exitavenue.com/questions-to-ask-when-you-say-i-want-to-sell-my-business/ You've worked hard to…
Rank this Week: 3342

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
  • Jan 6

    Physician Non-Compete Held Unenforceable

    Physician Non-Compete Held Unenforceable
      Doctors, especially those who specialize in a particular field of medicine, are in a competitive business.  As such, an increasing number of medical practices are attempting to limit the competition by requiring physicians in the…
  • Dec 17

    Court Rejects FLSA Collective Action Settlement

    Court Rejects FLSA Collective Action Settlement
    In a Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) collective action overtime lawsuit filed by employees of Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., the parties reached a settlement during the litigation.  Since settlements reached in FLSA lawsuits…
  • Oct 21

    No “Blue Pencil” for Non-Competes in Virginia Court

    No “Blue Pencil” for Non-Competes in Virginia Court
    In our information age, a wide range of businesses and industries rely on non-compete and non-solicitation clauses in employment contracts to protect their assets while attracting top talent. Standard clauses restrict the extent to which…
Rank this Week: 2793

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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 4

    EBay Sellers: Don’t Even Think About Suing Over Negative Feedback

    EBay Sellers: Don’t Even Think About Suing Over Negative Feedback
    With increasing frequency, online sellers are filing defamation lawsuits against consumers who post negative feedback about their online sales transactions.  Most of these lawsuits are baseless–often absurd–but they are filed…
  • Aug 20

    Welcome to the Law Office of Bradley Gro

    Welcome to the Law Office of Bradley Gro
    Named SuperLawyer in 2006 2007 2013 2014 2015 AVVO Rating 10.0 South Florida Legal Guide - Top 2% of all IP Attorneys in Florida
Rank this Week: 4541

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/
  • Dec 29

    Finding No Consideration Court Refuses to Enforce Non-Compete Agreement

    Finding No Consideration Court Refuses to Enforce Non-Compete Agreement
    NBTY, Inc. is a manufacturer and seller of vitamins and nutritional products. Piping Rock Health Products, LLC is a competitor run by NBTY's former CEO. Between the end of 2014 and the middle of 2015, a number of high-level NBTY employees…
  • Dec 28

    Recent News on Arson Science

    Recent News on Arson Science
    A short while back, we wrote about fire science being debunked. Recent news highlights this phenomenon.
  • Dec 15

    Long-held Beliefs about Arson Science Have Been Debunked after Decade

    Long-held Beliefs about Arson Science Have Been Debunked after Decade
    The ABA Magazine has a fascinating write-up about arson and fire science that has been called into question by subsequent research in this area. And while it is freeing long-convicted people from jail, some fire investigators are reluctant…
Rank this Week: 3108

Pittsburgh Mediation Blog

Pittsburgh Mediation Blog

Covers business law. By Betts Mediation & Dispute Resolution LLC.

http://www.pittsburghmediationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2126

New York Commercial and…

New York Commercial and Construction Lawyer Blog

Covers business and insurance law. By Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP.

http://www.newyorkcommercialconstructionlawyer.com/
  • Dec 28

    Summary Judgment Denied Where Issue Of Fact Exists As To Whether Seller Was “Ready, Willing And Able” To Close

    Summary Judgment Denied Where Issue Of Fact Exists As To Whether Seller Was “Ready, Willing And Able” To Close
    According to the First Department, a cooperative apartment owner cannot claim to be “ready, willing and able” to close where the board of directors of the cooperative has not provided "unequivocal assurances" that it will not…
  • Dec 21

    First Department Upholds Contractual Indemnification Claim

    First Department Upholds Contractual Indemnification Claim
    The First Department has ruled that, regardless of the nature of the claims against a sponsor of a condominium development, a contractual indemnification clause in the sponsor's agreement with its architect can be enforced as to the…
  • Dec 16

    First Department Affirms Contractual Termination Conversion Clause

    First Department Affirms Contractual Termination Conversion Clause
    The decision appears to be the first clear New York State Court decision interpreting the interplay of a termination for convenience clause and a termination conversion clause in construction contracts when a termination in extreme bad faith…
Rank this Week: 2072

Pittsburgh Business Litigation…

Pittsburgh Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers business law. By Betts Law Office LLC.

http://www.pittsburghbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1988

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

Resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting Oregon businesses. By Ater Wynne.

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Dec 21

    The New Endangered Species: Independent Contractor

    The New Endangered Species: Independent Contractor
    Last week the Oregon Supreme Court held that taxi cab drivers are employed by the cab company and are not independent contractors for purposes of the unemployment tax. In Broadway Cab LLC v. Employment Department, the Court first applied…
  • Oct 14

    BOLI weighs in on nationwide Uber debate, finding that drivers are employee

    BOLI weighs in on nationwide Uber debate, finding that drivers are employee
    Today, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries issued an advisory opinion concluding that, under Oregon law, Uber drivers are properly classified as employees, not independent contractors. Although to date no case challenging the…
  • Oct 7

    Oregon Court of Appeals issues ruling on minimum contacts required for long-arm jurisdiction

    Oregon Court of Appeals issues ruling on minimum contacts required for long-arm jurisdiction
    Last week the Oregon Court of Appeals filled a gap in state law on long-arm personal jurisdiction. In Swank v. Terex Utilities, Inc., the court’s focus was ORCP 4D, which provides grounds for personal jurisdiction when an injury within…
Rank this Week: 2526

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Dec 19

    $20k Soon to Be the New Standard Minimum Angel Investment?

    $20k Soon to Be the New Standard Minimum Angel Investment?
    $25,000 is a common minimum investment in startup financings, at least for those conducted offline (not through an accredited crowdfunding platform). I wonder if that will change, if new SEC staff recommendations for the accredited investor…
  • Dec 18

    NW Brewpub Chain McMenamins Uses Own Site to Openly Solicit Accredited Investor

    NW Brewpub Chain McMenamins Uses Own Site to Openly Solicit Accredited Investor
    Those of you that enjoy beer or securities laws (or both), may have recently seen news articles from various Puget Sound media outlets amorphously mentioning “crowdfunding” when reporting on the development and grand opening of the new…
  • Dec 2

    Comparing the Federal Crowdfunding Rules with Washington State'

    Comparing the Federal Crowdfunding Rules with Washington State'
    Note from Bill: Before returning to private practice, my colleague, Jordan Rood, worked as a state securities regulator. What's more, Jordan was directly involved in the implementation of the crowdfunding law my friend Joe Wallin was so…
Rank this Week: 4870

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

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

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Dec 18

    TTB Ruling 2015-1: Exempt Malt Beverage Formula Ingredient

    TTB Ruling 2015-1: Exempt Malt Beverage Formula Ingredient
    Behold, more exempt beer ingredients (scroll down for the entire list)! TTB has just superseded and replaced the very important TTB 2014-4 ruling, in favor of TTB Ruling 2015-1. This new ruling adds more than fifty ingredients to TTB’s…
  • Dec 8

    Are Minors Allowed at a Washington Brewery?

    Are Minors Allowed at a Washington Brewery?
    If a Washington brewery wants minors on the premises, what does it need to do? The question comes up quite a bit. Can families spend time at a brewery? We’ve seen kids at breweries, but is it legal? Can we get into trouble? As the law…
  • Sep 3

    Brewery Startup Series #8: Timeline to Opening

    Brewery Startup Series #8: Timeline to Opening
    How long does it take to open a brewery? I’ve put together resources as a part of our Brewery Startup Series in the past. I thought it was time to revisit the milestones we’ve provided, putting the brewery startup process…
Rank this Week: 4580

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Dec 16

    LLC Offers Flexibility For Many Business Strategie

    LLC Offers Flexibility For Many Business Strategie
    A recent article in the New York Times provides a reminder of how flexible and versatile limited liabilities have become. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife recently announced that they would eventually give away 99% of their shares…
  • Nov 20

    LLC Provides Better Asset Protection Than an S Corp

    LLC Provides Better Asset Protection Than an S Corp
    S Corporations and LLCs are both “pass through” entities for federal income tax purposes.  That is, owners are taxed on dividends/distributions; but the entity itself is not subject to federal income tax.  And, as I…
  • Oct 13

    Consider Protecting Your Family's Assets with a Dynasty Trust

    Consider Protecting Your Family's Assets with a Dynasty Trust
    A “dynasty trust” is a trust that is structured to preserve assets for multiple generations.  Assets continue to be held in trust (rather than being distributed directly to beneficiaries).  This is not a vehicle to…
Rank this Week: 3913