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Business + Intellectual Property + Internet Law

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

http://bipilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 11

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

    Investments in RI Companies Rebound in 4th Quarter, Top $81 Million in 2013
    After a slow third quarter, venture capital investments rebounded in the last quarter of 2014, according to the MoneyTree Report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters.Venture…
  • Feb 6

    Quotes in BNA's Cyberlaw Review 2014

    Quotes in BNA's Cyberlaw Review 2014
    Near the end of 2013, Bloomberg BNA asked leading attorneys, government officials, and online experts for their views on the most important legal developments in online law during 2013 and on what policy areas they believed would be the most…
  • Jan 14

    RI TrademarkTracker™ --- 2013 RI Trademark Filings Down 14% Over 2012 Filing

    RI TrademarkTracker™ --- 2013 RI Trademark Filings Down 14% Over 2012 Filing
    Applicants with Rhode Island addresses filed 172 applications to register trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) during the fourth quarter of 2013. This represents a 17% decrease over the 208 trademark applications filed…
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Sale of Business Law Blog

Sale of Business Law Blog

Covers the law of selling or purchasing a business. By Nissenbaum Law Group.

http://www.saleofbusinesslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1965

Towson Tax Attorney

Towson Tax Attorney

Covers taxes, business law, and estate planning. By Jeffrey Rogyom.

http://towsontax.com
  • Jan 16

    Commercial Leases – Drafting and Review

    Commercial Leases – Drafting and Review
    Locating a property or a tenant for leasing can be a very time-consuming process, so it’s understandable that parties often rush to get the lease signed; however, having a good lease agreement that’s been drafted and reviewed by…
  • Dec 12

    Not Having a Will in Maryland

    Not Having a Will in Maryland
    Many wonder what happens if you die without a Will. Each state, including Maryland, has its own laws that determine what happens to the person’s estate. The differences between each state’s laws do cause confusion, and your…
  • Sep 14

    Didn’t File Tax Returns? The IRS Offers Solutions for Nonfiler

    Didn’t File Tax Returns? The IRS Offers Solutions for Nonfiler
    Whether on purpose or by mistake, taxpayers sometimes find themselves years behind on filing their tax returns.  Sometimes people are lucky and decide on their own to file past due tax returns and move on with their life.  Others have the…
Rank this Week: 2227

Tax Law and Business Organization…

Tax Law and Business Organization Strategy

Providing information and updates on tax law. By Sprouse Schrader Smith PC.

http://taxlaw.sprouselaw.com/
  • Dec 31

    New Non-discrimination Rules for Health Insurance Plan

    New Non-discrimination Rules for Health Insurance Plan
    Fully insured health plans have not been subject to any the nondiscrimination requirements. Those plans could discriminate on eligibility, contributions, and benefits, without triggering adverse tax consequences to either the plan or the plan…
  • Dec 20

    Sales of Livestock Due to Drought

    Sales of Livestock Due to Drought
    The drought in the Texas Panhandle and surrounding areas has staggered the livestock industry. Many livestock farmers have been forced to liquidate their herds entirely, or at an abnormal rate. The Code provides some tax relief available for…
  • Sep 30

    Tax Avoidance Just Isn't What It Used To Be

    Tax Avoidance Just Isn't What It Used To Be
    I have previously written on how the government's attitute towards tax planning seems to have changed over the years. Contrary to what I was taught in law school, the IRS now essentially takes the position that if a transaction included tax…
Rank this Week: 2022

The Wired GC

The Wired GC

Covers compliance, corporate governance, management, regulations, tactics and technology.

http://www.wiredgc.com
  • Nov 7

    Lumen Legal’s Trends for 2014

    Lumen Legal’s Trends for 2014
    Lumen Legal has published a collection of Legal Trend predictions for 2014. There are insights from Lumen Legal founder David Galbenski, and noted enterprise legal industry leaders Edwin Reeser and Jeffrey Carr. And also me. Here’s one…
  • Jul 16

    Forget BigLaw; Watch BigClient

    Forget BigLaw; Watch BigClient
    I was asked last week what I thought about the prospects for “BigLaw.” That question can result in an answer which is too long at 20 seconds or too short at two hours. I opted for two minutes, suggesting that the sometimes…
  • Jun 14

    Lawyers and the State of Surveillance

    Lawyers and the State of Surveillance
    Early last year, I wrote this: Personal data privacy is an interesting issue for lawyers. For some, it’s part of their corporate practice. For most, it’s a confusing technological jumble, something they want to trust to someone…
Rank this Week: 2107

Consumer Goods & Retail…

Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Litigation Blog

Covers litigation-related issues concerning consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, advertisers, consumers and attorneys. By Kotchen & Low LLP.

http://cpg-retail-litigation.kotchen.com/
Rank this Week: 2068

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 2

    Celebrate Red, White and Blue at DBL Law Market in the Park

    Celebrate Red, White and Blue at DBL Law Market in the Park
    With Independence Day just around the corner, one way to start the celebration early is to head to DBL Law Market in the Park in Washington Park on Monday, July 1st from 4pm to 8pm. You’ll see plenty of red, white and blue—look…
  • Jul 1

    Lean Update: Pull Planning

    Lean Update: Pull Planning
    Pull planning is an integral part of Integrated Project Delivery. Its purpose is to organize the production of work in a project based on lean principles. In contrast to traditional projects, pull planning centers on creation of the project…
  • Jun 28

    DBL News Digest – Week of 06/24/2013

    DBL News Digest – Week of 06/24/2013
    Here are the latest news articles from DBL Law. For these and other articles, please visit dbllaw.com/blog. Construction   Contractor Alert: You’re On Your Own For Faulty Work (Maybe) – Recent cases from the Supreme Courts of…
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Small Business IP Protection and…

Small Business IP Protection and Management

Covers the intellectual property needs of individuals and small- to medium-sized companies. By J. Douglas Miller.

http://jdmesq.typepad.com/small_business_intellectu/
  • Apr 10

    Inventors Eye - independent inventor publication

    Inventors Eye - independent inventor publication
    The Inventors Eye is a publication of the USPTO for the independent inventor community. To view the latest issue, please click here. Of note in this edition, is a tutorial on the new first-inventor-to-file laws which includes links to…
  • May 25

    USPTO Ombudsman Teleconference - focusing on pro se applicant

    USPTO Ombudsman Teleconference - focusing on pro se applicant
    Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 Time: 2 PM to 3 PM From the USPTO:
  • Jan 3

    Donald R. Fraser 1927-2010

    Donald R. Fraser 1927-2010
    It is with a sense of deep sadness that we must report that our partner, mentor, colleague and friend, Donald R. Fraser, passed away on December 28, 2010 in Ft. Myers, Florida after a brief illness. He was 83 years old.Don Fraser had a…
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Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

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

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
  • Apr 8

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie
    Anyone who holds restricted stock of a non-public company, such as Twitter, Box, or Palantir among others, probably has discovered it is possible to find buyers for their stock by contacting Second Market or Shares Post or other…
  • Feb 22

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?
    The court stated that this was a "case of first impression" and posed the issue as "whether an employee who has exhausted all permissible leave available under the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL)...may nevertheless state…
Rank this Week: 2425

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

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

http://theblakefirm.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Austin Innovation Week & RISE Entrepreneurship Conference Presentation

    Austin Innovation Week & RISE Entrepreneurship Conference Presentation
    We are proud to announce two new business law presentations in the month of May. For the third year in a row, we are hosting a presentation with the RISE Entrepreneurship Conference. We are also hosting a business law presentation ……
  • Oct 8

    Enforcing Texas Employment Contracts & Non-Compete Agreement

    Enforcing Texas Employment Contracts & Non-Compete Agreement
    Non-compete agreements in employment contracts are often misunderstood by both employers and employees. Texas employment law generally protects employees, and Texas is known as a right to work state, often construing employment contracts and…
  • Oct 2

    Selling a C-Corp: Stock Sale vs Asset Sale

    Selling a C-Corp: Stock Sale vs Asset Sale
    Selling a corporation is generally achieved by either an asset sale or by selling all company stock. When selling a business in Texas, selling the stock of a C-corporation rather than just selling the company assets often results in better…
Rank this Week: 2491

One World International Practice…

One World International Practice Blog

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

http://blog.internationalpractice.org/
Rank this Week: 2319

The Law and Equity Report by…

The Law and Equity Report by Timothy Powers O'Neill

Covers Florida real estate and business litigation.

http://lawandequity.com
  • Aug 13

    Copyright in the New

    Copyright in the New
    LendInk fiasco keeps rights management issue burning; Most don’t realize when you buy an e-book that you cannot resell it, and in the majority of cases can’t even lend it to a friend because of copyright, not technical issue
  • Aug 7

    Copyright in the New

    Copyright in the New
    Posner: Sharing links isn’t copyright infringement
  • Mar 20

    An Open Invitation

    An Open Invitation
    I respectfully decline the invitation to join your hallucination. Scott Adams   An invitation to a wedding invokes more trouble than a summons to a police court. William Feather  
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AS-IS: Ecommerce, Internet,…

AS-IS: Ecommerce, Internet, Software & Technology Law and Contracts

Comments on technology deals and companies. By Harry Boadwee.

http://boadweelaw.com/blog
  • Aug 2

    New Importance of Design Patent

    New Importance of Design Patent
    Follow the link for an article on the startling new importance of design patents.  Design patents were formerly something of a backwater of patent law, but, as the article explains, a 125-year-old “sleeper” provision in the law could…
  • Jun 15

    How to Protect Long-Term Investments in Operational Contracts (Full Article)

    How to Protect Long-Term Investments in Operational Contracts (Full Article)
    Consider one of the most difficult issues you’ll ever encounter when negotiating a contract: one party must make a large, long-term investment for the deal to work, but won’t sign the contract unless its investment (and its return on the…
  • Jan 3

    10 Tips for Bringing Your Business to the Web

    10 Tips for Bringing Your Business to the Web
    Starting up a business, or entering a new market channel, is never easy.  Starting a business on the World Wide Web (the web), or moving an existing “offline” business there, requires not only effort and risk, but also demands new…
Rank this Week: 1976

Meeting the Sin Laws

Meeting the Sin Laws

Covers laws affecting adult entertainment, alcoholic beverages and other vice industries. By Cary Wiggins.

http://meetingthesinlaws.com/
  • Mar 6

    Michigan man files lawsuit over high price of movie popcorn

    Michigan man files lawsuit over high price of movie popcorn
    That’s the title of this article, which appeared in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times (online). Potential Client: So anyway, after adding the hot butter (and up-sizing to an extra-large fountain soda), the bill was, like, huge!  Lawyer:…
  • Feb 22

    Davenport strip club to remain open

    Davenport strip club to remain open
    The Iowa appellate courts continue to impress me (for one). Radio Iowa reports here that the Iowa Court of Appeals‘ decision will stand:
  • Oct 26

    Is the consumption of liquor both a moral obligation and a sacred right?

    Is the consumption of liquor both a moral obligation and a sacred right?
    I doubt it. But don’t tell that to a group known as “Ethereal Enigmatic Euphoric Movement towards Civilized Hedonism, LTD.” That group sued the State of Idaho in federal court:
Rank this Week: 2042

Less than the Least

Less than the Least

Covers crime and criminal justice (Stuntz), corporate governance, credit, and bankruptcy (Skeel), the culture wars, politics, literature and the arts, and other topics. By Professors David Skeel and William Stuntz.

https://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/dskeel/
  • Feb 26

    Less than the Least

    Less than the Least
    This blog nearly didn’t begin.  Right after we first started talking about the blog four years ago, Bill got his cancer diagnosis.   Bill already had endured eight years of excruciating back problems, and…
  • Feb 26

    The Latest on Bill and his Work

    The Latest on Bill and his Work
    Here is a lovely article in the Boston Globe about Bill's rush to finish The Collapse of American Criminal Justice in the final months of his life.Adam Gopnik discusses Bill's book in some detail in the a New Yorker piece...
  • Feb 26

    Odds and Ends--2012

    Odds and Ends--2012
    In case anyone might be interested, here are a few recent op-eds and articles:Op-Eds:A recent op-ed on the mortgage settlements is here.An op-ed from the beginning of the contraception crisis (before the more recent…
Rank this Week: 2382

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Covers business, health care, intellectual property and media law.

http://pkjlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s another government…
  • Oct 27

    The Lincoln Lawyer

    The Lincoln Lawyer
    Before Abraham Lincoln became our greatest president, he was a great corporate lawyer.  And before he was a corporate lawyer, he was a brilliant trial lawyer. In the 1840s, Lincoln represented a Revolutionary War widow who had been bilked…
  • Oct 22

    Cornell Scores in Forum Case

    Cornell Scores in Forum Case
    PKJ’s Timothy Cornell scored a significant victory Friday, when U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns dismissed a multimillion case against an Internet company, finding that the plaintiff was bound by his contract’s forum selection…
Rank this Week: 2435

The Law According to Nevada

The Law According to Nevada

Dedicated to issues in the world of business and law. By Kirk Nevada Walker.

http://nevadawalker.blogspot.com/
  • May 6

    CourtFish.com

    CourtFish.com
    Here is a great new website that allows customers to instantly chat/email with a real attorney about his/her legal problem. It also allows one to hire someone to help with their legal issues for a much lower price than is quoted by lawyers. I…
  • Dec 30

    Rolling Your Retirement Account to an IRA opens the Door for Future Creditor

    Rolling Your Retirement Account to an IRA opens the Door for Future Creditor
    I worked in the stock market for eight years and there are a surprising number of people who automatically roll over their 401(k) or 403(b) to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA)once they have left their employers. Some do not even know…
  • Dec 29

    Trademarks - What's So Special about the ® ?

    Trademarks - What's So Special about the ® ?
    A trademark is any word, name, symbol, or device used by a person or which a person has a bona fide intention to use in commerce to indicate the source of goods or services and distinguish his or her goods. Trademarks are types of…
Rank this Week: 2159

Venture Law Lines

Venture Law Lines

Venture capital and startup business advice. By Suzie Dingwall Williams.

http://venturelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll
    Bloomberg reports that the patent licensing office at the University of New Mexico has launched a lawsuit against Intel alleging infringement of a UNM patent for a process of making circuit boards.The lawsuit comes on the heels of rumoured…
  • Nov 16

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb
    This morning the blogosphere was abuzz with news that Blackberry had removed KIK from the Blackberry APP World store, without apparently providing any reason for doing so. It's not clear whether this is actually the case, but let's assume for…
  • Sep 23

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd
    The value of a severance agreements for departing CEOs lies not only in how much they promise to pay, but in what protection it preserves. Mark Hurd's agreement with HP sets out some of the subtleties that you should ensure your own…
Rank this Week: 2255

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

Provides legal tips for businesses and consumers in California. By Carl H. Starrett.

http://blog.chs-law.com/
  • Oct 16

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.
    When I first opened my practice in 2004, I knew that I needed a website to promote my services.  I had heard of blogging and figured that I needed one for my website.  So I started off with Yahoo's over priced web hosting service and a blog…
  • Sep 30

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010
    An open letter to the San Diego Chargers:
  • Sep 12

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement
    Not too long ago, I started an advertising campaign on a local radio station. I excitedly tuned into the station and listened for my first "spot" to run. The station's staff had not entered the proper "conflict codes", so they also ran an…
Rank this Week: 2069

California Business and Employment…

California Business and Employment Law

Covers employment and business law in California. By Sayer Fausto LLP.

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

    Ledbetter Equal Pay Act Passes Congre

    Ledbetter Equal Pay Act Passes Congre
    In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (2007) 550 U.S. 618,  Congress passed Senate Bill 181 (the “Lilly Ledbetter Fairy Pay Act of 2009?). There have been a number of attempts to…
  • Jan 27

    Opposing Sexual Harassment

    Opposing Sexual Harassment
    The United States Supreme Court clarified what it means to “oppose” sexual harassment.  in Crawford v. Metropolitan of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, Crawford was asked questions during a sexual harassment investigation. In…
  • Dec 31

    Statutory Immunity No Bar to Liability for Public Entity

    Statutory Immunity No Bar to Liability for Public Entity
    When 69-year-old Theodore DeJung was rejected for a full-time commissioner position for the Sonoma County Superior Court in favor of a person 26 years his junior, Mr. DeJung sued the court for age discrimination in violation of the Fair…
Rank this Week: 2155

Tax & Business Law Commentary

Tax & Business Law Commentary

Comments on tax and business law developments. By Stuart Levine.

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

    Whips and Chains?

    Whips and Chains?
    The following question was posed on the Maryland State Bar Association's Small and Solo Practice listserv discussion group:Hello List,
  • Jan 13

    Original Intent on Representing the Unpopular

    Original Intent on Representing the Unpopular
    In 1770, a prominent Boston lawyer represented the Capt. Thomas Preston and the British soldiers after the Boston Massacre. They were immensely unpopular. This account of that lawyer's recollection of his retention for the defense was…
  • Jan 11

    Housekeeping

    Housekeeping
    This post is just to clear a problem between Blogger and Bloglines.
Rank this Week: 2017

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Commercial Arbitration May Not Be as Confidential as You Think

    Commercial Arbitration May Not Be as Confidential as You Think
    Posted by Marko VeselyChoosing commercial arbitration over conventional litigation cannot guarantee confidentiality of the process, as a recent decision of the BC Supreme Court shows. The prospect of keeping a commercial dispute confidential…
  • Aug 29

    The Difference a Day Can Make: When a Strata Council pulls out the Rule

    The Difference a Day Can Make: When a Strata Council pulls out the Rule
    Posted by Peter RobertsGoverning and managing a strata property can be messy and difficult.  Strata owners are generally a disparate group with little in common beyond ownership in the strata.  From among this group, a strata…
  • Aug 5

    Finally, the Supreme Court of Canada puts some finality into Arbitration

    Finally, the Supreme Court of Canada puts some finality into Arbitration
    Posted by Craig FerrisTwo of the main benefits of private arbitration are said to be speed and finality. However, the long running case of Sattva Capital Corporation v. Creston Moly Corporation has been a prime example of how court…
Rank this Week: 3868

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 4766

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

Covers Pleasanton business and commercial law. By Law Offices of James G. Schwartz P.C.

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3230

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa
    Mark Landa has been selected to be included in the 21st Edition of the The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of Environmental Law.  Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey comprising more than…
  • Aug 4

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session
    The 2014 session of the Iowa General Assembly brought a few changes to the public utilities law practice in Iowa. Lawmakers focused their utility related discourse on tax credits for renewable energy, renewable fuels and solar energy, purview…
  • Aug 4

    Finding Fault On-line in a No-Fault State

    Finding Fault On-line in a No-Fault State
    Iowa is a "no fault" state.  Generally, this means that the conduct of either party leading up to the divorce cannot be used as a factor in awarding a property settlement or alimony.  The conduct…
Rank this Week: 4452

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • Aug 29

    Human Resource Consultant for Small Businesse

    Human Resource Consultant for Small Businesse
    Tags: Small Business HR ConsultantBusiness attorney Winston-SalemAre you good at what your business does but get bogged down with administrative matters? PROBLEM: Do you have time to keep up with regulations for employees &…
  • Aug 19

    Disharging a Firearm in NC & NC Hunting Rule

    Disharging a Firearm in NC & NC Hunting Rule
    Tags: disharging firearm NCnc hunting rules sitesIn my quest to locate hunting laws and firearms laws in North Carolina for my personal use, I’ve come up with the following. Please note, it is not exhaustive. Please make sure these…
  • Aug 12

    TRO’s-Temporary Restraining Order- Litigation Attorney NC

    TRO’s-Temporary Restraining Order- Litigation Attorney NC
    Tags: TRO in NCpower of attorney abuse casesRecently, in a power of attorney abuse case, Sanders Law Firm PLLC obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the alleged defendants. In this situation, the TRO, signed by the…
Rank this Week: 4043

Vandrew Law Blog

Vandrew Law Blog

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

http://vandrew.com/
  • Aug 29

    529 Strategies: FAFSA & a Grandchild’s College Expense

    529 Strategies: FAFSA & a Grandchild’s College Expense
    It’s common that grandparents want to help with college expenses for their grandchildren. Most grandparents helping their grandchildren want to do so in a way that won’t affect financial aid eligibility. One of the most common…
  • Jul 29

    Estate Planning & Cognitive Bia

    Estate Planning & Cognitive Bia
    If you’ve ever attended any of my seminars, you know that one of the points I hammer home is that estate planning is the easiest thing in the world on which to procrastinate. None of us thinks we will due anytime soon, so if there is…
  • Jun 12

    Inherited IRAs held by Supreme Court NOT to be Asset Protected

    Inherited IRAs held by Supreme Court NOT to be Asset Protected
    Many of us in the estate planning field have been following Clark v. Rameker, a case regarding Inherited IRAs. Today, the US Supreme Court finally issued its opinion. This case involved a party (Ruth Heffron) declaring bankruptcy. One of the…
Rank this Week: 4148

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Aug 29

    Don’t Let Immigration Status Sabotage Your Client’s Sentence

    Don’t Let Immigration Status Sabotage Your Client’s Sentence
    The following is a guest blog post by Norton Tooby, who has a national law practice in Oakland, California, providing expert consultation and representation on immigration consequences of criminal convictions, post-conviction relief, and…
  • Aug 27

    5 Rules to Minimize Expert Contamination

    5 Rules to Minimize Expert Contamination
    Attorneys risk expert contamination when they provide information to an expert about a case. Although you need to discuss the case candidly and openly with your expert, you don’t want to contaminate the expert with information on the…
  • Aug 25

    What to Do about an Incompetent Interpreter

    What to Do about an Incompetent Interpreter
    A witness who would otherwise be incompetent because he or she can’t understand or speak English can be made effectively competent by using an interpreter. But what happens when the interpreter is accused of being incompetent? Dealing…
Rank this Week: 3297

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
Rank this Week: 3478

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/
  • Aug 28

    Not So Duty Free: Importing and Exporting Fashion Product

    Not So Duty Free: Importing and Exporting Fashion Product
    According to the American Apparel & Footwear Association, 97.5 percent of apparel sold in the United States is made internationally, making it important for fashion brands to implement strategic decisions about how they handle US…
  • Aug 28

    Not So Duty Free: Importing and Exporting Fashion Product

    Not So Duty Free: Importing and Exporting Fashion Product
    According to the American Apparel & Footwear Association, 97.5 percent of apparel sold in the United States is made internationally, making it important for fashion brands to implement strategic decisions about how they handle US…
  • Aug 21

    Lucky No. 13: New Jersey Becomes Newest State to ‘Ban the Box’

    Lucky No. 13: New Jersey Becomes Newest State to ‘Ban the Box’
    On August 11, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) signed “ban the box” legislation, making New Jersey the 13th state to adopt such a law. The law bars any employer with more than 15 employees over 20 calendar weeks from…
Rank this Week: 3464

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Aug 28

    Different Ways to Title Real Estate

    Different Ways to Title Real Estate
    Did you know that there are multiple ways in which you can hold title to real estate? For first time homebuyers, especially couples- both married and unmarried, deciding how to take title to their new home can be confusing. Not only that, but…
  • Aug 25

    Exactly What is a "Virtual" Law Office?

    Exactly What is a "Virtual" Law Office?
    I often speak to other attorneys about virtual law offices and how to incorporate some of the benefits of this model of legal service delivery into their own practice. Perhaps not surprisingly, I am frequently asked by friends, colleagues and…
  • Aug 14

    Do You Need Licenses For Your Business?

    Do You Need Licenses For Your Business?
    The licenses and permits you will need to operate your business vary widely depending on your location and type of business. However, there are a few items that will be necessary for nearly all new businesses. Federal EIN FEIN stands for…
Rank this Week: 3016

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    If You Haven’t Read It or Don’t Understand It, Don’t Sign It

    If You Haven’t Read It or Don’t Understand It, Don’t Sign It
    Whether oral, implied or written, businesses couldn’t exist without contracts. Whether you want others to be bound by your contract or another party has one for you to sign, you need to fully understand contract language and its…
  • Aug 21

    Fiduciary Strings Attached to Members of Limited Liability Companie

    Fiduciary Strings Attached to Members of Limited Liability Companie
    Managers and managing members of limited liability corporations (LLC’s) owe duties of care and loyalty (called fiduciary duties) to the LLC and its members. A member of an LLC has far more responsibility to fellow shareholders than an…
  • Aug 14

    Fiduciary Duties No Laughing Matter for Mr. Ha

    Fiduciary Duties No Laughing Matter for Mr. Ha
    Those who manage Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s) have many responsibilities. It’s up to them to run a business and make a profit while living up to their responsibilities to fellow company members. Most managing partners, if…
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TRACE Blog

TRACE Blog

Covers anti-bribery compliance.

http://traceblog.org/
  • Aug 28

    What was this month’s biggest anti-bribery story?

    What was this month’s biggest anti-bribery story?
    Take a moment to read our poll and vote for which headline you think was most newsworthy this month: China announces Investigation into Volkswagen AG’s China Joint Venture: China’s anti-corruption authority — the…
  • Aug 19

    The Role of Academia in Anti-Corruption Collective Action

    The Role of Academia in Anti-Corruption Collective Action
    Last week TRACE joined leading anti-corruption experts and academics from all over the world in Vienna, Austria to discuss effective teaching and pedagogy in anti-corruption studies within institutions of higher learning. The workshop, which…
  • Aug 11

    Demystifying Anti-Bribery Certification

    Demystifying Anti-Bribery Certification
    Over the past few weeks, we here at TRACEblog have noticed a few interesting critiques of anti-bribery certifications. Harvard Law Professor Matthew Stephenson writes on his blog that he holds “a fair amount of skepticism”…
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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/
  • Aug 28

    What Is a Copyright?

    What Is a Copyright?
    An Intellectual Property FAQ with Mark A. Williams. Copyright is a federal right that is granted to the author of a work of art. So, you can think about someone who writes a book, someone who writes music or performs…Read more ›
  • Aug 26

    Who Must File a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR)?

    Who Must File a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR)?
    An International Law FAQ with Mary E. Vandenack. Anyone who has a signatory on an account in a foreign country should take a look at whether they are subject to the rules concerning the foreign bank financial account reporting…
  • Aug 25

    What Is a Tax Treaty?

    What Is a Tax Treaty?
    An International Law FAQ with Mary E. Vandenack. A tax treaty is a special agreement between countries about the way citizens from different countries are going to be treated when they live or work in different countries. For example,…
Rank this Week: 3286

Indiana Business Law Blog

Indiana Business Law Blog

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

http://www.indianabusinesslawblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Account Stated

    Account Stated
    On December 12, 2008, Layne and Anita Dellamuth bought flooring materials and installation services from Carpets Unlimited. The Dellamuths made a downpayment that left a balance of a little more than $23,000. Carpets Unlimited subcontracted…
  • Aug 19

    Small Businesses Not Included in Proposed Reporting Requirement for Government Contractor

    Small Businesses Not Included in Proposed Reporting Requirement for Government Contractor
    The Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require certain government contractors to submit an Equal Pay Report to the government as a supplement to…
  • Aug 11

    LLC Veil Piercing: Required Corporate Formalities, revisited

    LLC Veil Piercing: Required Corporate Formalities, revisited
    One of the factors for determining when the owners of an LLC (or a corporation) may be held liable for the obligations of the business is whether the required corporate formalites have been observed. A while back, we posted an article about…
Rank this Week: 4047

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 27

    Last Year at Greer

    Last Year at Greer
    The Nashville Sounds have played their home games at Greer Stadium since 1978. Tonight is the final home game; the Sounds will begin playing at their new stadium next season. Greer was built due to the efforts of a colorful Nashvillian, Larry…
  • Jul 8

    When Pigs Fly

    When Pigs Fly
    DON’T MAKE A FEDERAL CASE OUT OF IT! Translation: remanded to state court. The jurisdiction of federal courts is limited. Do not handwrite “Other-Divorce” on the civil cover sheet unless you want  Judge Iamcranky…
  • Jun 13

    Blame the Band

    Blame the Band
    20 years ago, I played guitar for a living in Southern California. I worked in cover bands at many bars–many,many bars–sometimes 300 nights per year. Good times. The bar owners often did not play nice with…
Rank this Week: 3115

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

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

    Revoke a plea -- how to withdraw a plea and seek a trial
    Occasionally, it becomes necessary to withdraw a plea once made. This is usually a messy situation that does not enamor the defense counsel to the prosecutors in the local district. Nevertheless, there is a certain strategy to the process,…
  • Aug 24

    Conviction for immigration purpose

    Conviction for immigration purpose
    There is some interesting debate on aspects of INA 101(a)(48)(A), and I am actually looking to try a case on the matter. If you have a criminal conviction and are before the immigration court, call us! If we analyze that section carefully,…
  • Aug 10

    Filing a Continuance -- I can't make it, what do I do?

    Filing a Continuance -- I can't make it, what do I do?
    What to do when you cannot attend a court hearing.If you do things out of time you're weird. Robyn HitchcockNo truer statement was ever uttered when it comes to legal proceedings. Changing the calendar is certainly a problem, but if…
Rank this Week: 2849

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Licensing Agreements: Protecting the Brand You’ve Built

    Licensing Agreements: Protecting the Brand You’ve Built
    You know that there are customers your in-house distribution and marketing efforts still cannot reach. Now is the time when licensing your product may help take your business’s success to the next level.
  • Aug 19

    Are Your Employees Stealing Your Intellectual Property?

    Are Your Employees Stealing Your Intellectual Property?
    Signing Paperwork by Dan Moyle // CC BY 2.0 By: Jessica Fayerman As a business owner, you are likely accustomed to taking measures to safeguard your company’s property from employee theft.  You limit access to bank accounts,…
  • Jul 27

    Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Business Partnership Separation

    Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Business Partnership Separation
    The Break Up Staircase by Jason Eppink is licensed under CC BY 2.0 A business partnership is like a marriage. It always starts out with mutual admiration, wide eyes, and great expectations. Eventually, you may even expand the…
Rank this Week: 3992

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
  • Aug 27

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

    Pennsylvania Attorney’s Wine Collection Seized and May be Destroyed by Government
    Arthur Goldman, a Pennsylvania attorney, was recently convicted of selling wine without a license. The story goes that Mr. Goldman privately procured high-end wines for friends and colleagues, selling the wine directly to multiple…
  • Aug 12

    Introducing LabelVision: The 21st Century COLA Search

    Introducing LabelVision: The 21st Century COLA Search
    Last week, the folks at ShipCompliant officially rolled out a new service called LabelVision. To many in the wine, beer, or spirits industry, this new resource is a game changer. Instantly, we have access to over 1.5 million…
  • Aug 12

    The Rudy Kurniawan Sentencing and the Wine Label Certification Statement

    The Rudy Kurniawan Sentencing and the Wine Label Certification Statement
    On Thursday, August 7, 2014, Indonesian wine collector Rudy Kurniawan was sentenced to ten years in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman. Mr. Kurniawan is purported to have swindled more than $20 million worth of fake wine that…
Rank this Week: 2885

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/
  • Aug 26

    N.D. Cal. Just Opened the Damages Umbrella

    N.D. Cal. Just Opened the Damages Umbrella
    In County of San Mateo v. CSL, Limited, Case No. 3:10-cv-05686-JSC (N.D. Cal. Aug. 20, 2014) (Corley, M.J.), the Northern District of California held that California’s antitrust law, the Cartwright Act, allows the recovery of umbrella…
  • Jul 31

    The Senate is Considering Minimum Resale Pricing for Contact Lense

    The Senate is Considering Minimum Resale Pricing for Contact Lense
    NPR has the story.  Under federal law, of course, RPM is subject to the Rule of Reason.  Apparently the Senate is interested because a large portion of the contact lens market is subject to the restrictions. It is unclear to me…
  • Jul 17

    Northern District of California Addresses Functional Discounts, Price Discrimination Claim

    Northern District of California Addresses Functional Discounts, Price Discrimination Claim
    In Mathew Enterprise, Inc. v. Chrysler Group, LLC, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 95522 (N.D. Cal. July 11, 2014) (Freeman, J.), the court dismissed certain Robinson-Patman Act price discrimination claims and allowed others to proceed, and in so doing…
Rank this Week: 3885

Startup Blawg

Startup Blawg

For Wisconsin and Illinois startups. By the Gauthier Law Group, LLC.

http://startupblawg.com/
  • Aug 26

    4 Tips on Negotiating Startup Office Lease

    4 Tips on Negotiating Startup Office Lease
    Ready to move your startup out of the garage and into real office space? Here are 4 tips on negotiating your startup office lease: 1.  Don’t lease too much, or too little, space. For a startup, one of the most … Continue…
  • May 20

    How to Close a Startup LLC

    How to Close a Startup LLC
    In the excitement of starting a business, no one wants to think about ending it, but knowing how to make a safe exit, as well as a grand entrance, is a skill every startup founder should have.  Most startup founders … Continue…
  • Feb 27

    The Pros, Cons and (Surprisingly) High Cost of Using Online Legal Form

    The Pros, Cons and (Surprisingly) High Cost of Using Online Legal Form
    Startup founders often wonder if they should use online legal documentation services, rather than hiring an attorney. There are many online providers out there, and the temptation to save on legal fees by using this seemingly low-cost…
Rank this Week: 3554

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Wellness Program Targeted By EEOC

    Wellness Program Targeted By EEOC
    On August 20, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin against Orion Energy Systems, Inc. (“Orion”) alleging…
  • Aug 26

    An Outline of Proposed Federal Tax Change

    An Outline of Proposed Federal Tax Change
    Many of the difficulties of the tax code arise from distinctions which may be confusing and possibly counterproductive. For instance, why is it necessary to have one income item taxed as a capital gain and then another as ordinary income? Why…
  • Aug 11

    Best of Bingham: Two Firm Attorneys Selected for the Bar Leaders Series Class XII

    Best of Bingham: Two Firm Attorneys Selected for the Bar Leaders Series Class XII
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and the Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Women’s Forum are proud to announce that both Roxana S. Bell and Katherine G. Erdel have been selected for Class XII of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader…
Rank this Week: 3432

Nathan Roach

Nathan Roach

Covers technology, intellectual property, and business law.

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

    Texas Investment Crowdfunding Due August 2014

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

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

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

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

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork
    New Form 1023-EZ expedites forming 501(c)3 charities Creating a non-profit organization takes work. You have to raise funds, organize a board of directors, and conduct the actual charitable work. So, when many organizers learn that the…
Rank this Week: 4044

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Aug 26

    John Doe is a prolific copyright infringer, but what exactly is his ISP address?

    John Doe is a prolific copyright infringer, but what exactly is his ISP address?
    Did you know that over a third of all copyright cases in the U.S. are brought by a single plaintiff? In this Business Litigation Update, Faruki Ireland & Cox discusses the proliferation of lawsuits over BitTorrent file sharing and alleged…
  • Aug 25

    August 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

    August 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter
    *   Faruki Ireland & Cox was selected by Global Law Experts as Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Ohio − 2014 Global Law Experts Practice Area Awards. *   Charlie Faruki’s article from the American Bar…
  • Aug 21

    Antitrust Ruling Brings Big Changes to College Athletic

    Antitrust Ruling Brings Big Changes to College Athletic
    Can the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) continue to prohibit member schools from offering direct compensation to student-athletes? The answer, at least for now, is a qualified “no.” On August 8, 2014,…
Rank this Week: 2888

Boston Business Litigation Lawyer…

Boston Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers business litigation, employment law, and commercial law. By Parker Scheer LLP.

http://www.bostonbusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Aug 25

    SJC Clarifies Statutory Duty to Defend as Between Car Manufacturers and Car Dealer

    SJC Clarifies Statutory Duty to Defend as Between Car Manufacturers and Car Dealer
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) recently interpreted a statute under M.G.L. c. 93B, section 8(a), which requires a car manufacturer, under certain circumstances, to defend a car dealer against a claim "predicated upon the…
  • Aug 21

    Appeals Court Reinstates Employee's Age Discrimination Claim Against Employer

    Appeals Court Reinstates Employee's Age Discrimination Claim Against Employer
    In June, the Massachusetts Appeals Court reinstated an age discrimination claim brought by a former employee against her former employer, the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA), in which the employee claimed that she…
  • Aug 5

    Non-Compete Agreements Survive Another Legislative Session

    Non-Compete Agreements Survive Another Legislative Session
    Massachusetts legislators have once again declined to amend Massachusetts law relative to non-competition agreements, which operate to ban employees who sign them from working for competitors after they leave a company. According to the…
Rank this Week: 2947