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Our Thoughts

Our Thoughts

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

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

    How Hard is it to Get a Mortgage?

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

    Oops! I Bought the Wrong Property

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

    Final Closing Disclosure Rule released by CFPB

    Final Closing Disclosure Rule released by CFPB
    Earlier this week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published its final rule concerning the creation of Integrated Mortgage Disclosures, which combine the disclosures consumers receive under the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA)…
Rank this Week: 1803

Central California Law Blog

Central California Law Blog

Discusses business, property and consumer debt issues. By Ken Jorgensen.

http://fresno-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"
    Buying a home in Fresno, California?  If yes, the house will likely be listed by a real estate agent.  This article is written for those of you that decide to buy the house from the listing agent.  (You know, you called the…
  • Jun 30

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?
    Last week, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in a case regarding the privacy a person can expect from the contents within a cell phone.  As an attorney, I have slowly began text messaging clients and I and my can have come to expect…
  • Jun 27

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit
    Foreclosed homeowners hate "MERS", or Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.  MERS has wrongfully foreclosed on thousands of homeowners through their shoddy record keeping practices.  Despite its horrible reputation, this…
Rank this Week: 1986

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
  • Jul 5

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Sole Proprietorships in Iowa

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Sole Proprietorships in Iowa
    A frequent issue that entrepreneurs face – and one they should seriously consider – is whether to create a formal legal entity, such as a limited liability company (L.L.C.), or remain a “sole proprietor.”  This…
  • Apr 22

    Can I Force My Iowa Corporation to Buy My Stock?

    Can I Force My Iowa Corporation to Buy My Stock?
    Minority shareholders seeking to exit an Iowa corporation frequently ask, “can I force my closely-held Iowa corporation to purchase my stock.”  A great question, but one that is frequently met with a variety of…
  • Apr 13

    Iowa Legislation Signed into Law in 2014 (so far…)

    Iowa Legislation Signed into Law in 2014 (so far…)
    Our readers frequently inquire about what new legislation Iowa’s legislature is passing and Iowa’s Governor, Terry E. Branstad, is signing into law.  While the 2014 legislative session has not yet…
Rank this Week: 2362

Campanella Law Blog

Campanella Law Blog

Covers recent court decisions, pending legislation, real estate updates and business matters.

http://campanellalawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Happy Memorial Day!

    Happy Memorial Day!
    In commemoration of all those who have served for and/or given their lives for our great country since its inception, I offer the following poem for your reading pleasure. It’s a wonderful verse that I found which truly captures the…
  • Dec 23

    A VERY SPECIAL HOLIDAY THANK YOU AND MESSAGE

    A VERY SPECIAL HOLIDAY THANK YOU AND MESSAGE
    At this time of year, it’s all too easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season while forgetting the true meaning of the season. As 2013 draws to a close and I look back on … Continue reading →
  • Nov 28

    May the Spirit of Thanksgiving Touch You and Yours Today!

    May the Spirit of Thanksgiving Touch You and Yours Today!
    In memory of our humble beginnings and the official start of Thanksgiving in America, I offer you the following Proclamation delivered by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 that gave rise to our annual celebration of family, friends and a counting of…
Rank this Week: 2332

South Carolina Business Law Blog

South Carolina Business Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    2013 S.C. Appellate Court Decisions Addressing Arbitration

    2013 S.C. Appellate Court Decisions Addressing Arbitration
    Introduction (This is an adapted version of a presentation made at the S.C Bar Convention). Each passing year brings more appellate court decisions, at the state and federal levels, addressing arbitration.  2013 was no exception. The…
Rank this Week: 2404

AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

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

http://annemariesegal.com/
  • Apr 23

    Martin LLP Welcomes Anne Marie Segal

    Martin LLP Welcomes Anne Marie Segal
    STAMFORD, CT.  April 2014 - Martin LLP is pleased to announce that Anne Marie Segal has joined the firm as a Partner in its Corporate practice.  For over twelve years, Anne Marie has provided legal and business advice in…
  • Mar 24

    Joining Stamford Law Practice – Martin LLP

    Joining Stamford Law Practice – Martin LLP
    Hello blog readers. Time to publicly announce my next stop on the professional journey, hopefully a long and fruitful one: I am joining Martin LLP as a partner in their corporate practice. Located in Stamford, CT, Martin is a bit of an…
  • Feb 2

    10 Essential Employment-Related Agreement

    10 Essential Employment-Related Agreement
    Starting a high-charging company or sorting out the employment landscape as a newly-landed executive? Here are 10 essential employment-related agreements you’ll want to be familiar with. 1) Offer Letter. This is the initial offer…
Rank this Week: 2528

New Jersey Business Dissolution…

New Jersey Business Dissolution Journal

Covers business disputes and dissolutions, shareholder rights, and conflicts of interest. By The McDaniel Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.newjerseybusinessdissolutionjournal.com/
  • Mar 27

    Attachment of LLC Interest in Management Dispute

    Attachment of LLC Interest in Management Dispute
    A recent dispute involving the owners of a medical office building demonstrates, once again, how unexpected business governance issues can threaten an ongoing business. This opinion from the Appellate Division, in New Jersey Realty Concepts,…
  • Mar 4

    New Jersey LLC Statute Limits Creditors Right

    New Jersey LLC Statute Limits Creditors Right
    A recent amendment to New Jersey’s limited liability company law changes the rights of creditors seeking to collect a judgment from a member of a limited liability company, eliminating the creditor’s right to foreclose the…
  • Oct 28

    Ownership Stake Conceded in Business Divorce Case

    Ownership Stake Conceded in Business Divorce Case
    Appellate courts usually defer to a trial court’s factual findings in a business divorce case thatmakes it to trial.  Here is a rare decision, however, in which the Appellate Division reversed the factual determinations of the…
Rank this Week: 2190

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

Offers critical comments on EC competition law and policy. By Professor Damien Geradin and Nicholas Petit.

http://professorgeradin.blogs.com/professor_geradins_weblog/
  • Feb 26

    Antitrust awards time ...

    Antitrust awards time ...
    I have been nominated for two academic awards in the competition law & economics field: 1. Antitrust writing award My article “Antitrust Compliance Programmes & Optimal Antitrust Enforcement: A Reply to Wouter Wils” has…
  • Feb 25

    Informal Enforcement of Competition Law

    Informal Enforcement of Competition Law
    The Harvard European Law Association is putting together a very nice programme where I will give a keynote speech and chair a couple of panels. Preliminary Program Harvard European Law Association Informal Enforcement of Competition Law:…
  • Feb 12

    When Competition Law Analysis Goes Wrong – The Italian Pfizer/Pharmacia Case

    When Competition Law Analysis Goes Wrong – The Italian Pfizer/Pharmacia Case
    Here is my last paper. Abstract: The January 2012 decision of the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) to fine Pfizer and Pharmacia €10.6 million is an illustration of the more aggressive trend taken by competition…
Rank this Week: 1889

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…
Rank this Week: 2624

International Counsel

International Counsel

Covers cross-border legal issues impacting the internationalizing company and the in-house international legal function. Published by attorney David Laverty.

http://internationalcounsel.blogspot.com/
  • May 12

    Chinese Investment in the US - Chicago Booth Emerging Markets Summit

    Chinese Investment in the US - Chicago Booth Emerging Markets Summit
    As a second installment from the Chicago Booth Emerging Markets Summit which took place on April 27, one of the sessions focused on Chinese investment in the US. Many had anticipated a greater flow of investment flow into the US during the…
  • May 5

    Private Equity in India - Chicago Booth Emerging Markets Summit

    Private Equity in India - Chicago Booth Emerging Markets Summit
    I will be offering a few blog entries from the Chicago Booth Emerging Markets Summit, which took place on April 27.  Let's start with India, and something of a personal and subjective synopsis of the views presented by Jahangir Aziz…
  • Apr 15

    Overseas Operations Driving Profitability. The Largest US Companies Are Benefiting - What About the Rest?

    Overseas Operations Driving Profitability. The Largest US Companies Are Benefiting - What About the Rest?
    Today's New York Times offers yet another summary of how earnings growth outside of the US can be an important contributor to company performance, yet can be harder to achieve for the under-resourced next tier of companies outside of the very…
Rank this Week: 1837

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: 2255

VC Research Network

VC Research Network

Venture Capital blawg by Boalt Hall Law School Law Professors Jesse M. Fried, Ken Taymor, and Robert Bartlett, III

http://vc.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 5

    Carrots & Sticks: How VCs Induce Entrepreneurial Teams to Sell Startup

    Carrots & Sticks: How VCs Induce Entrepreneurial Teams to Sell Startup
    [Editor’s Note: This post comes to us from Professors Jesse Fried and Brian Broughman] Venture capitalists (VCs) play a significant role in the financing of high-risk, technology-based business ventures. VC exits usually take one of…
  • Mar 26

    Delaware Law as Lingua Franca: Theory and Evidence

    Delaware Law as Lingua Franca: Theory and Evidence
    [Editor’s Note: This post comes to us from Professors Jesse Fried, Brian Broughman and Darian Ibrahim) Delaware dominates the corporate chartering market in the U.S—it is the only state that attracts a significant number of…
  • Feb 27

    The Dynamics of Venture Capital Contract

    The Dynamics of Venture Capital Contract
    (Editor’s Note: This post comes to us from Professors Carsten Bienz and Julia Hirsch).
Rank this Week: 2483

Atlanta Business Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Business Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate, contracts and agreements. By The Libby Law Firm.

http://www.atlantabusinesslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2030

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: 2368

Chicago Business bLAWg

Chicago Business bLAWg

Covers information and resources that impact Chicago businesses. By Griffith & Jacobson, LLC.

http://chicagobizlawyers.wordpress.com
  • Sep 4

    Some great tips for all employers to con

    Some great tips for all employers to con
    Some great tips for all employers to consider before making a hiring decision: Avoid these #hiring pitfalls startups can easily fall into! http://t.co/rORRztzM via @B2Community RT @sparkhire Filed under: Chicago Busine
  • Sep 4

    Some great tips for all employers to con

    Some great tips for all employers to con
    Some great tips for all employers to consider before making a hiring decision: Avoid these #hiring pitfalls startups can easily fall into! http://t.co/rORRztzM via @B2Community RT @sparkhireFiled under: Chicago Busine
  • Aug 31

    RT @wpinkerton: Fast-Growing Companie

    RT @wpinkerton: Fast-Growing Companie
    RT @wpinkerton: Fast-Growing Companies & Cities | http://t.co/1xeIUVZt http://t.co/gqiaApF7 | The real upside is that these cities aren’t clustered. Filed under: Chicago Busine
Rank this Week: 2430

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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2382

Dividends and Preferences

Dividends and Preferences

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

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

    Microsoft/Skype -- Putting Things into Perspective

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

    Nerd Chic

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

    Out and About

    Out and About
    Hey folks -- I'm getting ready to head down to the RTP area for the annual CED Venture Conference.  This year it is in downtown Raleigh, instead of Pinehurst, and looks to be bigger and better than ever. So, if anyone happens to be in the…
Rank this Week: 2020

Dr. Maximilian Koch's Blog

Dr. Maximilian Koch's Blog

Covers corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, takeovers as well as finance and capital markets law.

http://maxkoch.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2642

Florida Collection Law Blog

Florida Collection Law Blog

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

http://floridacollectionlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2183

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: 2007

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers business operations and real estate. By McKee Law Office.

http://mckeeoffice.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Seminar: Doing Business with the Commonwealth

    Seminar: Doing Business with the Commonwealth
    Event/Workshop Title:  Doing Business with the Commonwealth  Location:  Doylestown  Address:  252 W. Swamp Road Doylestown, PA 18901 Event Description:  Free Contracting Workshop for Small Business! Hosted by Economic & Business…
  • May 15

    How a member can force a nonprofit to involuntarily dissolve

    How a member can force a nonprofit to involuntarily dissolve
    The Court of Commonwealth issued a ruling in April that should serve as a warning to nonprofit boards in Pennsylvania.   Did you know that Pennsylvania law allows a member of a nonprofit to petition the court to involuntarily dissolve the…
  • May 14

    Hot Issues in Business Law: Patent Troll

    Hot Issues in Business Law: Patent Troll
    Hot Issues in Business LawTechnology giants have formed a new group to protect themselves from patent trolls.  Patent trolls are businesses who business model is to purchase key intellectual property then collect royalties from companies…
Rank this Week: 1972

Corporate Law and Democracy

Corporate Law and Democracy

A repository of ideas, comments and papers on a range of issues related to corporate law and democracy. By Boston College Law School Professor Renee Jones.

http://reneejones.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue and I am quoted in…
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue…
  • Sep 19

    Bailout-palooza

    Bailout-palooza
    The federal goverment’s proposal for a bailout of the financial industry sounded somewhat familiar to me.  I remembered that I had blogged about a similar proposal about a year ago on Conglomerate.
Rank this Week: 2463

Franchise Asia

Franchise Asia

Covers legal issues related to the expansion of companies into Asia. By Mark Methenitis, John Vernon and Brad Luo.

http://franchiseasia.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 12

    Are Hotels Betting on Gambling in Asia?

    Are Hotels Betting on Gambling in Asia?
    Legalized hotel gambling in Asia is poised to create huge revenues and huge booms in tourism, which in turn means major development for the hospitality industry. The great success seen in Macau has caused the rest of Asia to re-think what was…
  • May 23

    Commercial Franchise Information Disclosure Management Measures --Chinese Franchise Regulations (III)

    Commercial Franchise Information Disclosure Management Measures --Chinese Franchise Regulations (III)
    ??????????????As discussed below, this law came out on the same date as the "Registration Measures", and it similarly contains a few areas of ambiguities, which I am in the process of writing.MINISTRY OF COMMERCEOFTHE PEOPLE’S RUBLIC OF…
  • May 23

    Commercial Franchise Registration Management Measures--Chinese Franchise Regulations (II)

    Commercial Franchise Registration Management Measures--Chinese Franchise Regulations (II)
    ????????????This new law, yet another importance piece of regulation in the Chinese franchise realm, came into effect on May 1,2007. It was signed into law on April 30, 2007, just one day before the effective date of the Regulations of…
Rank this Week: 2125

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Feb 28

    Arrival!

    Arrival!
    The future has arrived! In my last post I wrote about AutoNation's plans to develop a digital storefront. Well, in case you hadn't noticed, it's not just AutoNation, but virtually every dealership is developing a similar platform. It may…
  • Dec 31

    Is This the Future?

    Is This the Future?
    Is the computer really replacing the dealership's "Sales Lot"? Well, maybe not completely, but at least one national dealer is ramping up its online presence. AutoNation is pumping up to $100 million into a "digital storefront" program led by…
  • Nov 30

    Changing Demographic

    Changing Demographic
    I just returned from the SF Auto Show with my 12 year old son. It's a family tradition that takes place each Thanksgiving weekend, year after year. So what's different this year? Changing demographics for sure. See the picture of...
Rank this Week: 4567

Texas Business Law Blog

Texas Business Law Blog

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

http://www.dbwillislaw.com/texas-business-law-blog/
  • Feb 27

    What Employers Should Know About the EEOC Mediation Proce

    What Employers Should Know About the EEOC Mediation Proce
    Beginning in the 1990s, the EEOC implemented a mediation program as an alternative means for resolving employment discrimination complaints filed by employees against their employers or former employers.  You can read more about the…
  • Feb 23

    Employee or Independent Contractor? IRS Webinar

    Employee or Independent Contractor? IRS Webinar
    The IRS is hosting a webinar on March 12th titled “Employee or Independent Contractor?”  This is an opportunity for business owners with questions about employee classification issues to learn more about the IRS’s…
  • Feb 12

    2015 Texas Legislative Update

    2015 Texas Legislative Update
    The 84th Legislature Regular Session began last month.  A number of bills that are of interest to Texas businesses have already been introduced and referred to committee.  Below you can find a brief description of some of the…
Rank this Week: 3876

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
  • Feb 27

    DOJ Intervenes to Defend Constitutionality of Lanham Act in Redskins’ Trademark Dispute

    DOJ Intervenes to Defend Constitutionality of Lanham Act in Redskins’ Trademark Dispute
    Another chapter has unfolded in the 23-year-old dispute between the Washington Redskins and the Native Americans who object to the team’s mascot — a mascot that the team has used for over 80 years. Recently, the U.S. Department of…
  • Feb 26

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *  FI&C was notified that it again made the Dayton Business Journal’s Top Dayton-Area Law Firms List. *  Ron Raether spoke at the ACI Cyber security and Data Privacy Protection Conference in Washington, D.C. *  Scot…
  • Feb 25

    Where can you be hauled into Court when you post defamatory statements on Facebook?

    Where can you be hauled into Court when you post defamatory statements on Facebook?
    Despite advances in technology and the myriad of new platforms on which we can defame someone, traditional principles of personal jurisdiction still apply. This past January, a California appellate court reversed the trial court’s…
Rank this Week: 2745

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Feb 27

    DOJ Intervenes to Defend Constitutionality of Lanham Act in Redskins’ Trademark Dispute

    DOJ Intervenes to Defend Constitutionality of Lanham Act in Redskins’ Trademark Dispute
    Another chapter has unfolded in the 23-year-old dispute between the Washington Redskins and the Native Americans who object to the team’s mascot — a mascot that the team has used for over 80 years. Recently, the U.S. Department of…
  • Feb 26

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *  FI&C was notified that it again made the Dayton Business Journal’s Top Dayton-Area Law Firms List. *  Ron Raether spoke at the ACI Cyber security and Data Privacy Protection Conference in Washington, D.C. *  Scot…
  • Feb 25

    Where can you be hauled into Court when you post defamatory statements on Facebook?

    Where can you be hauled into Court when you post defamatory statements on Facebook?
    Despite advances in technology and the myriad of new platforms on which we can defame someone, traditional principles of personal jurisdiction still apply. This past January, a California appellate court reversed the trial court’s…
Rank this Week: 4712

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/
  • Feb 27

    IRS Counsel's Memorandum Could Have Important Implications for S Corporation Shareholder

    IRS Counsel's Memorandum Could Have Important Implications for S Corporation Shareholder
    The Office of the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a memorandum late last year addressing a question about the rights of shareholders in a corporation that switched from subchapter S to subchapter C and then switched…
  • Feb 13

    Delaware Law Applies to California Shareholder Derivative Suit, According to Court

    Delaware Law Applies to California Shareholder Derivative Suit, According to Court
    A California appellate court applied Delaware law in its ruling against a shareholder's derivative action. Jones v. Martinez, 230 Cal. App. 4th 1248 (2014). The corporation is headquartered in California but incorporated in Delaware. The…
  • Jan 30

    Judge Rules in Favor of eBook Retailer in Copyright Claim Brought by Publisher

    Judge Rules in Favor of eBook Retailer in Copyright Claim Brought by Publisher
    An eBook retailer did not commit copyright infringement, a judge ruled late last year, when it published information about software that can be used to strip digital rights management (DRM) from eBooks purchased through its online store. The…
Rank this Week: 3600

Austin Business Lawyer

Austin Business Lawyer

Commentary and information regarding the laws and regulations applicable to individuals, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies (LLCs). By Gary L. Britt.

http://www.austinbusinesslawyer.info
  • Feb 27

    Key Points To Know About Early Retirement Distribution

    Key Points To Know About Early Retirement Distribution
    Some people take an early withdrawal from their IRA or retirement plan. Doing so in many cases triggers an added tax on top of the income tax you may have to pay.Here are some key points you should know about taking an early…
  • Feb 26

    How To Determine If The Net Investment Income Tax Applies To You

    How To Determine If The Net Investment Income Tax Applies To You
    If you have income from investments, you may be subject to the Net Investment Income Tax. You may owe this tax if you receive investment income and your income for the year is more than certain limits. Here are some key tips you…
  • Feb 25

    Top Six Things You Should Know about the Child Tax Credit

    Top Six Things You Should Know about the Child Tax Credit
     The Child Tax Credit may save you money at tax-time if you have a qualified child. Here are six things you should know about the credit.1. Amount.  The Child Tax Credit may help reduce your federal income tax by up to $1,000…
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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
  • Feb 27

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)
    A successful evangelist once said about his sermons: “Nobody ever got religion after the first twenty minutes.” His time estimate may be wrong, but every evangelist and trial attorney has wrestled with the short attention span of…
  • Feb 25

    Like Cheese, Foreign Prenups Don’t Travel Well

    Like Cheese, Foreign Prenups Don’t Travel Well
    The following is a guest blog post by Peter M. Walzer of Walzer Melcher LLP in Los Angeles, a firm focused exclusively on family law. Mr. Walzer has been a Certified Family Law Specialist for 25 years. It’s not uncommon for out-of-state…
  • Feb 23

    5 Things to Do to Prepare for Voir Dire

    5 Things to Do to Prepare for Voir Dire
    When next faced with preparing for jury voir dire examination before trial, consider these five practical suggestions. Determine the types of jurors that you do and don’t want. Rather than selecting jurors through stereotypes (e.g.,…
Rank this Week: 3649

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Feb 27

    Keep Bankruptcy Code §548(e) in Mind if You Have a DAPT

    Keep Bankruptcy Code §548(e) in Mind if You Have a DAPT
    About 16 states now have laws that allow a Domestic Asset Protection Trust (DAPT). These trusts can be very useful to protect assets in many situations. But keep in mind that a DAPT (like other asset protection strategies) is designed to…
  • Feb 5

    Thorough Estate Planning Can Help Protect Assets - and Provide More Privacy

    Thorough Estate Planning Can Help Protect Assets - and Provide More Privacy
    Much of my work is centered on helping clients protect their assets during their lifetimes.  But most people also want to make sure that their assets are protected after their deaths. A recent article in the New York Times describes a…
  • Jan 27

    Correcting Your Credit Report May Be Harder Than You Think

    Correcting Your Credit Report May Be Harder Than You Think
    Many people assume it is relatively easy to correct an error in their credit report.  That is simply not the case.  In one of my recent blog posts I explain that debtors often face an uphill battle when they try to remedy a creditor…
Rank this Week: 2920

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Feb 27

    Andre Rochester – Fine Art

    Andre Rochester – Fine Art
    From the African American imagery of historical black figures like Miles Davis, to the portraiture and the silhouette of human bodies, Andre Rochester masters the technique of fine art through his paintings. Judged for its beauty and…
  • Feb 25

    Faust – Graffiti Art

    Faust – Graffiti Art
    For centuries, graffiti has been viewed as controversial, regarded by some as an important practice of intermingling art with the public, and regarded by others as a defacement of public space.  In New York City, a new artist who is…
  • Feb 16

    Orlando Arocena – Vector Art

    Orlando Arocena – Vector Art
    Orlando Arocena is a Mexican-Cuban-American illustrator who creates vibrant vector art.  His graphics infuse modern techniques with pop culture references and traditional Latino folk art influences.  This juxtaposition crafts into…
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AG Deal Diary

AG Deal Diary

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

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/corporate/ag-deal-diary/index.html
Rank this Week: 3450

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Covers government contract issues including contract formation, strategies, bid protests and contract interpretation. By Crowell Moring.

http://www.governmentcontractslegalforum.com/
Rank this Week: 4331

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3353

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
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J. Paye in Brief

J. Paye in Brief

Profiles athletes, business professionals and celebrities and discusses current events and entertainment news.

http://jpaye.com/in-brief/
  • Feb 25

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire
          “The Lucious Lyon I knew would tell those idiots the streets aren’t made for everybody. That’s why they made sidewalks.” -Cookie Lyon Every Wednesday night,  Cookie Lyon on FOX’s hit…
  • Feb 7

    Why are the Stars Missing from Jupiter Ascending?

    Why are the Stars Missing from Jupiter Ascending?
      Lights, camera, action…wait where are the actors?  Interestingly, Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum have not made many press appearances to promote their new film Jupiter Ascending. One has to wonder if it was a ploy by the…
  • Jan 10

    Attorney Johnetta Paye, Esq. Profiled by CBS Local Chicago

    Attorney Johnetta Paye, Esq. Profiled by CBS Local Chicago
      The unique thing about being an entertainment lawyer is…find out in my recent interview with CBS Local Chicago, here: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/01/05/chicago-lawyer-adds-entertainment-to-her-law-firm/  
Rank this Week: 2849

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/
  • Feb 25

    When Employees Talk: Key Issues for the Fashion Industry & Social Media

    When Employees Talk: Key Issues for the Fashion Industry & Social Media
    Last fall, the New York Times reported, "With the rise of social media, many business owners have sought to control what their employees post on the various social networks." However, recent litigation proves that employers should tread…
  • Feb 20

    American Idol Winner Wants Out from Contract with Show’s Producer; Claims Producer Acted as a ‘Talent Agency’

    American Idol Winner Wants Out from Contract with Show’s Producer; Claims Producer Acted as a ‘Talent Agency’
    American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips has filed a petition with the California Labor Commissioner, arguing that 19 Entertainment, Inc. (the producer of the hit talent show) unlawfully acted as a “talent agency” in…
  • Feb 18

    California Proposes New Prop-65 Warning Requirement

    California Proposes New Prop-65 Warning Requirement
    On January 12, 2015, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a proposed regulation to revise the required warning statement for products containing chemicals listed by the state under Proposition-65…
Rank this Week: 3686

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Feb 25

    In Argument in Abercrombie & Fitch Case, Court Offers Solutions for Headscarf Issue

    In Argument in Abercrombie & Fitch Case, Court Offers Solutions for Headscarf Issue
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard argument in the religious discrimination case of EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., which made our list as one of our five issues to watch for 2015.  The case arises under Title VII, the…
  • Feb 23

    SOX Clawback Provision Takes Another Bite

    SOX Clawback Provision Takes Another Bite
    Section 304 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 requires the CEO and CFO of an issuer that has restated its financial statements to reimburse the company for any incentive or equity-based compensation, and for the profits on any stock sales of…
  • Feb 18

    Former Venture Capital Partner Gets Her Day (Actually, Month) in Court

    Former Venture Capital Partner Gets Her Day (Actually, Month) in Court
    Silicon Valley is buzzing about the trial in Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers LLP, which got underway on Tuesday.  According to USA Today, a UC-Berkeley professor says that you “can’t be within a stone’s…
Rank this Week: 2730

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
  • Feb 25

    South Dakota Opens Doors to Direct Shipping of Wine

    South Dakota Opens Doors to Direct Shipping of Wine
    Last week, the South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signed a bill (HB 1001) into law allowing the direct shipment of wine and making South Dakota the 43rd state to allow direct-to-consumer shipping of wine. See South Dakota…
  • Feb 25

    On Reserve Author to Teach at University of Reims’ Wine & Law Program

    On Reserve Author to Teach at University of Reims’ Wine & Law Program
    It is with great honor that I share the following: This summer, I will be teaching a course on U.S. Wine Law at the Wine & Law Program at the University of Reims.  Four years ago, I had to absolute pleasure of attending the Program…
  • Feb 24

    TTB Provides New Guidance on Annual Filing Requirements for Winerie

    TTB Provides New Guidance on Annual Filing Requirements for Winerie
    This week, TTB issued a new guidance on the annual filing requirements for wineries. The guidance announced that, for wineries meeting certain requirements, excise tax returns and reporting requirements may be filed annually.…
Rank this Week: 3260

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
Rank this Week: 4653

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
Rank this Week: 3703

Nashville Business Litigation…

Nashville Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Rights of LLC Members and Shareholders to Financial Record

    Rights of LLC Members and Shareholders to Financial Record
    If you are a minority member of a Tennessee limited liability company (“LLC”) or a minority shareholder of a Tennessee corporation, you may, at some time, need to review financial information of the LLC or the corporation. …
  • Feb 13

    Which Statute of Limitations Applies: Six Year for Breach of Contract, or Three Year for Injury to Property?

    Which Statute of Limitations Applies: Six Year for Breach of Contract, or Three Year for Injury to Property?
    The Supreme Court of Tennessee recently clarified how to determine whether the three year statute of limitations for injuries to property or the six year statute of limitations for breach of contract applies to a case.   Which…
  • Jan 30

    Sales Commissions Case: Court Holds No Breach of Contract

    Sales Commissions Case: Court Holds No Breach of Contract
    A recent breach of contract case decided by the Court of Appeals of Tennessee drives home two lessons.  One lesson is for sales representatives who earn their living by commissions: The other is for Tennessee lawyers who handle breach of…
Rank this Week: 4789

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Covers issues under Illinois' new Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. Explores local issues for city, county and village governments and the competitive application process for cultivation center and dispensary licenses. Also highlights the effects of evolving legal and social norms on employers, physicians and other health care professionals.

http://medicalmarijuanalawillinois.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Advisory Board May Expand Conditions for Illinois Medical Cannabi

    Advisory Board May Expand Conditions for Illinois Medical Cannabi
    Illinoisans are petitioning a newly created Medical Cannabis Advisory Board with petitions asking to expand the law’s overly restrictive list of debilitating medical conditions. Illinois law requires the Advisory Board to hear…
  • Jan 29

    Women Grow Meetings in 16 US cities next week

    Women Grow Meetings in 16 US cities next week
    Women Grow chapters across the US meet next on Thursday Feb. 5, as they always do first Thursday of every month. Anyone who purchased tickets to January’s meeting in Chicago but was unable to make it due to weather can use their…
  • Jan 25

    Quinn Admin projected Illinois dispensary, cultivation license winner

    Quinn Admin projected Illinois dispensary, cultivation license winner
    Chicago Sun-Times obtained the list of licensees as finalized by Quinn’s Administration. Governor Rauner reportedly says he is not yet prepared to act on this list. Sun-Times says former Governor Quinn’s office was still working…
Rank this Week: 3414

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/
  • Feb 23

    Updates Made to Nebraska Homestead Exemption Information Guide

    Updates Made to Nebraska Homestead Exemption Information Guide
    By Joshua A. Diveley. The Nebraska Department of Revenue (NDOR) has updated its information guide regarding the Nebraska property tax homestead exemption. The homestead exemption provides property tax relief to certain homeowners by exempting…
  • Feb 12

    IRS Announces There Will Be No Refunds of Taxes on Severance Payment

    IRS Announces There Will Be No Refunds of Taxes on Severance Payment
    After the United States Supreme Court decision in United States v. Quality Stores, Inc., the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has responded in kind with Announcement 2015-8. The issue in both the Supreme Court decision and the IRS announcement…
  • Jan 15

    Nebraska Department of Revenue Issues Guidance on Market-Based Sourcing Method for Sales Tax Collection

    Nebraska Department of Revenue Issues Guidance on Market-Based Sourcing Method for Sales Tax Collection
    The Nebraska Department of Revenue issued guidance on the market-based sourcing method for sales tax collection. For the year-end 2014 and subsequent years, the market-based sourcing method replaces the previously used costs of performance…
Rank this Week: 3581