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Planning Notes

Planning Notes

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

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Dec 17

    2014 Tax Extender Bill Passed By Congre

    2014 Tax Extender Bill Passed By Congre
    Kelly Phillips Erb, writing for Forbes: With just over two weeks left in the 2014 calendar year, the Senate finally made up its mind about the tax extenders bill. The bill, which extends the life of a number of tax breaks through 2014,…
  • Nov 20

    What Is A Business Plan?

    What Is A Business Plan?
    Although a proper legal structure is very important for a startup business, there are many other considerations that are very likely much more important if the business is to be successful. In particular, developing a business plan is often…
  • Nov 5

    Business Structures: The Facts & Figure

    Business Structures: The Facts & Figure
    Although there a lots of very important questions that a business owner, or owners, must ask when starting a business, perhaps of one of the most important is: How should I legally structure my business? In general, there are three principal…
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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
  • Dec 17

    December 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

    December 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter
    *  FIC is proud to announce that several of its attorneys have been honored once again as Ohio Super Lawyers. *  A federal magistrate judge entered a final report and recommendation granting FIC’s motion for summary judgment…
  • Dec 9

    Friends with Judges – Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Online Networking Between the Bench and Bar

    Friends with Judges – Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Online Networking Between the Bench and Bar
    I recently published an article in the American Bar Association’s TYL publication regarding the ethical implications of connecting with judges on social media – Hypothetically Speaking . . . What if I’m Friends with a Judge…
  • Dec 4

    WHEN CAN VOLUNTEERS BE CONSIDERED EMPLOYEES? SIXTH CIRCUIT CLARIFIES

    WHEN CAN VOLUNTEERS BE CONSIDERED EMPLOYEES? SIXTH CIRCUIT CLARIFIES
    After the Sixth Circuit held that a Plaintiff need not make a threshold showing that they were compensated to make a prima facie showing that he is an employee for purposes of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title…
Rank this Week: 3339

TRACE Blog

TRACE Blog

Covers anti-bribery compliance.

http://traceblog.org/
  • Dec 17

    Day 8: Consulting Hour

    Day 8: Consulting Hour
    One randomly selected winner will receive a complimentary 3-hour consultation with one of our experienced FCPA attorneys. This consultation opportunity allows you to ask compliance questions or to simply learn more about industry best…
  • Dec 16

    Day 7: TRACE Forum Pa

    Day 7: TRACE Forum Pa
    Due to the overwhelming popularity of this giveaway in last year’s 10 Days of Giving, we are excited to bring back the TRACE Forum Pass. The Forum Pass allows one member company to send an additional representative (registration is…
  • Dec 15

    Day 6: Free TRACEcertification

    Day 6: Free TRACEcertification
    To start off the second week of our 10 Days of Giving, TRACE is offering one lucky company a complimentary TRACEcertification due diligence review. TRACEcertification, a TRACE Portable Due Diligence Solution, is one of our most…
Rank this Week: 3487

Orange County Business &…

Orange County Business & Entertainment Law

Covers business, entertainment, restaurant, retail and landlord/tenant law. By Ashley C. L. Brown.

http://ocbusinessentertainmentlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    An Invite from your LinkedIn contact Lauren Zahringer

    An Invite from your LinkedIn contact Lauren Zahringer
    Get Matched With Professionals Who NEED What You OFFER  Sign-In to OPPRTUNITY to discover a business …
  • Nov 25

    An Invite from your LinkedIn contact Lauren Zahringer

    An Invite from your LinkedIn contact Lauren Zahringer
    Get Matched With Professionals Who NEED What You OFFER  Sign-In to OPPRTUNITY to discover a business …
  • Nov 24

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Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Dec 17

    New Court Rule to Protect Personal Information in Court Filing

    New Court Rule to Protect Personal Information in Court Filing
    Given the growing risk of identity theft, the New York State Office of Court Administration (OCA) is taking additional steps to protect personal information included in court filings. The OCA recently announced changes to the Uniform Civil…
  • Dec 16

    NJ Supreme Court Hold Leaflet Ban Is Unconstitutional

    NJ Supreme Court Hold Leaflet Ban Is Unconstitutional
    If you live in a New Jersey condominium complex, you may notice an increase in flyers, advertisements, and other promotional material in your common areas. In Dublirer v. 200 Linwood Avenue Owners, the state’s highest court recently…
  • Dec 15

    NY Businesses Must Comply With New Debt Collection Regulations in 2015

    NY Businesses Must Comply With New Debt Collection Regulations in 2015
    Earlier this month, the New York Department of Financial Services issued rules regarding new debt collection regulations. The regulations represent the first use of “gap authority” under the New York Financial Services Law,…
Rank this Week: 2681

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Dec 17

    The Comverge Case: Fiduciary Duties and Break-Up Fees in M&A

    The Comverge Case: Fiduciary Duties and Break-Up Fees in M&A
    Here’s a blog by Richard Renck of Duane Morris: In In re Comverge, Inc. Shareholders Litig., C.A. No. 7368-VCP, a decision on a motion to dismiss by Court of Chancery, Vice Chancellor Parsons provided practitioners and clients with a…
  • Dec 16

    M&A Communications Challenges Posed by Tax Inversion Deal

    M&A Communications Challenges Posed by Tax Inversion Deal
    Here’s a blog by Kal Goldberg & Charles Nathan of Finsbury: Tax inversion deals are clearly the most talked about M&A deal structure we have seen for many years. Unlike other hot-topic M&A deal structures (think LBOs or…
  • Dec 11

    2014 MAC Survey

    2014 MAC Survey
    Recently, Nixon Peabody posted its “2014 MAC Survey.” Here is an excerpt: Our inaugural survey, which studied 2001 to 2002, reflected the effects on dealmaking of the September 11, 2001, attacks. The following year’s study…
Rank this Week: 2344

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
  • Dec 16

    Expect to See More Shareholder Activism in 2015, But Fewer “Gloves Off” Situation

    Expect to See More Shareholder Activism in 2015, But Fewer “Gloves Off” Situation
    As we all know, 2014 is shaping up to be one of the most vigorous years for activist investing. Certain activists have generated solid returns for investors and pension funds and other institutional investors are becoming more comfortable…
  • Dec 15

    U.S. Congress Passes Russia Sanctions Legislation

    U.S. Congress Passes Russia Sanctions Legislation
    We continue to keep a close watch on the sanctions imposed upon Russian businesses.  Here, we discuss the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014, which was passed by the U.S. Congress this week.  This was originally featured on our AG…
  • Dec 15

    Court Of Appeals Reins in Prosecutors in Insider Trading Case

    Court Of Appeals Reins in Prosecutors in Insider Trading Case
    In a landmark insider trading decision issued on December 10, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit made important pronouncements favorable to the defense on two recurring and important legal issues: (1) what is the standard for…
Rank this Week: 3039

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

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

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    Brewery Law 101: Protecting Your Beer Trademark

    Brewery Law 101: Protecting Your Beer Trademark
    Today we continue our Brewery Law 101 series and discuss the importance of protecting your brewery or distillery trademarks. You’ve probably been told countless times that you need to “register your trademark.” Perhaps…
  • Dec 15

    What You Should Know About Reselling Private Stock

    What You Should Know About Reselling Private Stock
    If you purchased stock from a startup in a “friends and family” round, can you sell it to someone else without violating securities laws? The answer to that question probably depends on whether you’re in compliance with Rule…
  • Dec 9

    Alternative Dispute Resolution Series: 3 Secrets to Mediation Succe

    Alternative Dispute Resolution Series: 3 Secrets to Mediation Succe
    In our Alternative Dispute Resolution Series , we highlighted why mediation and arbitration are increasingly popular alternatives to litigation in business disputes. In this post, we’ll dive into three strategies you should employ…
Rank this Week: 4498

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Covers probate, estate planning, business formation and business law. By Deemer Law.

http://www.estateplanningattorney-blog.com/
  • Dec 16

    Am I required to provide insurance for my employees?

    Am I required to provide insurance for my employees?
    The Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as ObamaCare places requirements on some businesses to offer health insurance for their employees. The Affordable Care Act has become a highly debated topic and this article is not addressing the…
  • Dec 10

    Should I hire an attorney? (Part 2)

    Should I hire an attorney? (Part 2)
    In Part 1, we started exploring do-it-yourself (DIY) legal products compared to hiring an attorney.  DIY legal products can be appealing because they can be far less expensive than hiring an attorney, but it may not meet your needs. In a…
  • Dec 3

    Should I hire at attorney? (Part 1)

    Should I hire at attorney? (Part 1)
    Do-it-yourself (DIY) options have become a lot more common in the world of legal services. You can now go on-line to prepare your taxes, write your own estate plan, and open your own business, among numerous other options. While these DIY…
Rank this Week: 3053

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/
  • Dec 16

    Banking in Illinois via Blue Line Compliance Service

    Banking in Illinois via Blue Line Compliance Service
    Banking has been hard for medical cannabis industries, but it doesn’t have to be in Illinois. Our state has the benefit of clear guidance from DOJ and FinCEN, plus we have access to top service professionals who have worked hard to…
  • Dec 14

    Eastham case: IL Court calls employer’s cannabis policy unreasonable

    Eastham case: IL Court calls employer’s cannabis policy unreasonable
    In Eastham v. Housing Authority of Jefferson County, an Illinois’ Appellate Court says a former employee may collect unemployment benefits even though he was terminated for using cannabis while on vacation, which the employer calls a…
  • Dec 13

    Tribal Government Rights and Cannabi

    Tribal Government Rights and Cannabi
    A US Justice Department Memo– Policy Statement Regarding Marijuana Issues in Indian Country– provides “guidance of the enforcement of the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) on tribal lands by the United States Attorneys’…
Rank this Week: 3035

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Dec 16

    How an LLC Works: An Illustration

    How an LLC Works: An Illustration
    One of the first decisions an entrepreneur must make after deciding to start a business is how the business should be structured. There are a number of options, from C Corporation to S Corporation, to various types of partnerships. But by…
  • Dec 4

    Choosing a Health Care Agent Under a Power of Attorney

    Choosing a Health Care Agent Under a Power of Attorney
    A power of attorney is a written agreement that authorizes a trusted individual to make decisions on your behalf and in your best interests. That person, or agent is tasked with carrying out your wishes, often times when you are unable to…
  • Nov 6

    Top Six Reasons To Have an LLC Operating Agreement

    Top Six Reasons To Have an LLC Operating Agreement
    For many new business owners, one of the first questions they need to tackle is what type of business entity to form. From multiples types of corporations and partnerships (or sole proprietorships for individuals) to limited liability…
Rank this Week: 2906

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 2933

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: 2707

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    United States Supreme Court Hears Pregnancy Discrimination Case

    United States Supreme Court Hears Pregnancy Discrimination Case
    On Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States heard the case of Young v. UPS. The outcome could have wide-ranging effects. The decision, which is not expected until mid-2015, will determine whether employers are required…
  • Dec 15

    How to Get the Most out of Your Year-End Gift and Estate Tax Planning

    How to Get the Most out of Your Year-End Gift and Estate Tax Planning
    The end of each year inevitably brings a flurry of activity for everyone. But in the midst of the hustle and bustle, don’t forget to take advantage of the current tax breaks offered under estate and gift planning laws. If you miss these…
  • Dec 2

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part Three: After Termination

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part Three: After Termination
    Some employers may be tempted to believe there is nothing left to do after the often emotional or awkward termination process is complete. There are, however, important actions the prudent employer should consider taking to further minimize…
Rank this Week: 3472

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
  • Dec 15

    Post-Appeals Mediation For Offers in Compromise Available Nationwide

    Post-Appeals Mediation For Offers in Compromise Available Nationwide
    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is releasing a revenue procedure today providing rules for the nationwide rollout of post-Appeals mediation for Offer in Compromise (OIC) and Trust Fund Recovery Penalty (TFRP) cases. The IRS…
  • Dec 15

    New Standard Mileage Rates Now Available; Business Rate to Rise in 2015

    New Standard Mileage Rates Now Available; Business Rate to Rise in 2015
    IR-2014-114, Dec. 10, 2014 — WASHINGTONThe Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2015 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving …
  • Dec 15

    Deloitte's 2015 Commercial Real Estate Outlook

    Deloitte's 2015 Commercial Real Estate Outlook
    As we look forward to 2015, the macroeconomic environ- ment is expected to continue to improve. Our Deloitte Economics team expects positive change in important parameters such as job market indicators, including initial claims, unemployment…
Rank this Week: 3169

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

Covers business, real estate and property law. By Catherine DeBono Holmes of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3024

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: 3185

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/
  • Dec 15

    Deceit and the enforceability of Exclusion Clause

    Deceit and the enforceability of Exclusion Clause
    It is common for contracts to contain exclusion clauses limiting the liability of one party in the event of a breach.  Professional service providers often seek to limit their liability to the fees paid to them.  Movers limit their…
  • Dec 10

    BC Court of Appeal Rejects Anti-SLAPP Defence

    BC Court of Appeal Rejects Anti-SLAPP Defence
    In a decision released November 10, 2014, the BC Court of Appeal rejected an attempt to create a novel common law defence in the law of defamation against so-called SLAPP suits. In Northwest Organics, Limited Partnership v. Maguire, 2014 BCCA…
  • Dec 2

    The Local Venue Rule: Did you start your claim in the right place?

    The Local Venue Rule: Did you start your claim in the right place?
    British Columbia has 28 Supreme Court registries scattered around the eight judicial districts (known as “counties”) being Cariboo, Kootenay, Nanaimo, Prince Rupert, Vancouver, Victoria, Westminster and Yale.  Ordinarily, a…
Rank this Week: 4600

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: 3045

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 3530

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Dec 15

    MBBP’s Chip Wry Featured in Latest Edition of Business Entitie

    MBBP’s Chip Wry Featured in Latest Edition of Business Entitie
    Thomson Reuters has published an article written by MBBP’s Chip Wry in its November/December issue of Business Entities.  Chip’s article, entitled Tax Consequences of Issuing Convertible Notes for a…
  • Dec 12

    Upcoming MBBP Event: Get Your Head in the Cloud

    Upcoming MBBP Event: Get Your Head in the Cloud
    On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, MBBP will host the Women’s Bar Association event entitled Get Your Head in the Cloud. A panel of experts will lead a discussion on the basics of cloud computing, how corporations are…
  • Dec 8

    SEC Continues Crackdown on Insider Trading

    SEC Continues Crackdown on Insider Trading
    By: Mark Tarallo  Continuing its crackdown on insider trading activities, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission announced on November 21 that it had filed charges against an executive of GenTek, Inc. and his…
Rank this Week: 3991

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

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

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Dec 14

    Maybe Koheleth just needed a better estate planner?

    Maybe Koheleth just needed a better estate planner?
    In the Biblical book of Ecclesiastes, the teacher Koheleth argues that (almost) everything is meaningless. But one passage from the Book of Ecclesiastes stood out to me today as potentially rectified by sage legal advice from an estate…
  • Dec 10

    A poem about admiralty and law of the sea

    A poem about admiralty and law of the sea
    A little known fact about me is that in addition to business law subjects I have sometimes taught Admiralty and Law of the Sea. This subject, which I refer to as "The Law of Boats" is one that has interested me for many years although I never…
  • Dec 1

    JDs in the Boardroom (2014 Edition)

    JDs in the Boardroom (2014 Edition)
    How do law schools rank in sending their graduates into senior positions in publicly traded companies? This second annual study on JDs in the boardroom tallies the schools' results.
Rank this Week: 3001

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

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

http://delawarechancery.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 14

    Relation between Section 291 Receiver Proceedings and Involuntary Bankruptcy Action

    Relation between Section 291 Receiver Proceedings and Involuntary Bankruptcy Action
    In prior posts we have discussed receivership actions commenced under Section 291 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”).  As a recap, under Section 291, a creditor may petition the Court of Chancery to place a…
  • Dec 11

    Court Provides a Reminder of the Important Role of Delaware Counsel

    Court Provides a Reminder of the Important Role of Delaware Counsel
    In January 2012, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued Guidelines to Help Lawyers Practicing in the Court of Chancery, which were discussed and summarized here. In these Guidelines, the Court confirmed that there is no such concept of…
  • Dec 11

    Custodian Appointment on Interim Basis under Section 226 of the DGCL Denied

    Custodian Appointment on Interim Basis under Section 226 of the DGCL Denied
    We have previously discussed the standard for the appointment of a custodian to a deadlocked corporation under Section 226 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”).  What standard is applied by the Court to consider…
Rank this Week: 2996

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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Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to starting and running a business.

http://www.kalialawpc.com/from-the-blog/
  • Dec 13

    Benefits of LLC

    Benefits of LLC
    Small business owners have several choices when they are deciding what type of legal entity is best for their particular business. One legal entity that is particularly popular among entrepreneurs is the limited liability corporation (LLC).…
  • Nov 11

    Common “Gotchas” in Commercial Lease

    Common “Gotchas” in Commercial Lease
    If you operate a business that has a bricks-and-mortar presence, your monthly lease payment is likely among the most significant of your operating expenses. A commercial lease is the document you sign with the owner of the property that…
  • Oct 13

    Small Business Websites and Privacy Policie

    Small Business Websites and Privacy Policie
    In recent years, many consumers have become wary of conducting business online due to hacking schemes, fraud, identity theft, spamming, and more. In order to attract business from hesitant online users, you must get them to trust that your…
Rank this Week: 3136

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

Provides news, updates and insights for financial services employers. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4395

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/
  • Dec 12

    Updates to Nebraska Local Sales Tax

    Updates to Nebraska Local Sales Tax
    By Joshua A. Diveley. The Nebraska Department of Revenue announced that beginning April 1, 2015, the following locations will implement a local sales and use tax: Benedict (1.5%); Callaway (1.0%); Dakota County (0.5%); Decatur (1.0%); Elwood…
  • Nov 20

    Unbundling Fiduciary Fee

    Unbundling Fiduciary Fee
    Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final guidance on Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 67 as it pertains to a 2 percent floor for miscellaneous itemized deductions. This is important to fiduciaries of non-grantor trusts and…
  • Nov 11

    Corporate Wellness Programs Receive Scrutiny From the EEOC

    Corporate Wellness Programs Receive Scrutiny From the EEOC
    The United States Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a petition, their third in three months, regarding a corporate wellness program. The latest petition alleges that Honeywell International, Inc. violated the Americans with…
Rank this Week: 3258

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
  • Dec 12

    Legal Immunity For Ebola Vaccine Maker

    Legal Immunity For Ebola Vaccine Maker
    In order to encourage the development and availability of experimental Ebola vaccines, the U.S. Department of Health and more »
  • Dec 5

    Innovative Lawsuit Against U.S. Bank

    Innovative Lawsuit Against U.S. Bank
    Hayward Ferrell of Huber Heights, Ohio has initiated an innovative lawsuit against U.S. Bank, a division of U.S. more »
  • Nov 28

    Legal Needs of Low-Income Familie

    Legal Needs of Low-Income Familie
    According to a recent study, two-thirds of low income residents who seek legal help are turned away. James more »
Rank this Week: 3161

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

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

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Dec 11

    FERGUSON: CALL TO ACTION OR EXCUSE?

    FERGUSON: CALL TO ACTION OR EXCUSE?
        Recent reports are that law students are demanding to postpone their exams as a result of the national tragedies in Ferguson and New York. Students who find it impossible to take tests because of news…
  • Dec 5

    Do my children need their own attorney?

    Do my children need their own attorney?
      In Maryland, the Court has the authority to appoint what is called a Best Interest Attorney.  What is that, you ask?  Well, it is the term used in our courts to categorize any of the various lawyers for children;…
  • Dec 5

    “You’re not allowed to ask that (yet)!”

    “You’re not allowed to ask that (yet)!”
      Understanding the new “ban the box” laws in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County             Most people would assume that the question, “do you…
Rank this Week: 3075

New Jersey Attorney Law Review…

New Jersey Attorney Law Review Blog

Reviews published and unpublished civil law decisions of importance issued by the New Jersey Appellate Division and New Jersey Supreme Court. By Glenn Reiser.

http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4813

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 11

    Directors, Not Corporations, Owe a Fiduciary Duty to Shareholder

    Directors, Not Corporations, Owe a Fiduciary Duty to Shareholder
    A corporation, in and of itself, is a legal entity. Laws have been established to encourage their creation to help the economy grow. It’s a vehicle by which investors can engage in business while limiting their financial and legal…
  • Dec 4

    Employment Practices of Franchisees and Franchisors Coming Under More Scrutiny

    Employment Practices of Franchisees and Franchisors Coming Under More Scrutiny
    One of the fundamental understandings of the franchisee/franchisor relationship is that the franchisee is an independent business responsible for its own human resources decisions. Plaintiff attorneys representing ex-employees and the federal…
  • Nov 25

    Corporate Secrets and Who Can Keep Them: the Attorney-Client Privilege and Shareholder

    Corporate Secrets and Who Can Keep Them: the Attorney-Client Privilege and Shareholder
    This is the story of Maritza Munich and the tangled tale of WalMart, alleged bribes, Mexico, an Indiana pension trust fund, a Delaware court and the attorney client privilege. It plays out on a very large stage and could impact many…
Rank this Week: 3401

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, medical malpractice and motor vehicle accidents. By Rudner & Paleudis, LLC.

http://www.newyorkbusinesslitigationlawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2397

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
Rank this Week: 2937

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
  • Dec 10

    Jamieson Ranch and Pernod Ricard Reach Settlement in Trademark Lawsuit

    Jamieson Ranch and Pernod Ricard Reach Settlement in Trademark Lawsuit
    Earlier this year, On Reserve reported about the declaratory judgment suit launched against against Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers Limited, owner of the renowned Jameson Irish Whiskey, by Napa…
  • Dec 10

    Coming Soon to a Menu Near You: Alcohol Calorie Count

    Coming Soon to a Menu Near You: Alcohol Calorie Count
    Last week, the FDA published a final rule in the Federal Register that mandates calorie and nutrition information be listed on menus and menu boards to certain restaurants and retail food establishments. The requirements, which…
  • Dec 10

    On Reserve Author Quoted in The Wall Street Journal

    On Reserve Author Quoted in The Wall Street Journal
    The Wall Street Journal recently published an article detailing the New York State Liquor Authority (“NYSLA”) and Empire Wine dispute on retailer direct shipment to consumers. The retailer originally filed suit against the NYSLA…
Rank this Week: 2829

New York Liquor License Law Blog

New York Liquor License Law Blog

Covers business law. By Rudner & Paleudis, LLC.

http://www.newyorkliquorlicenselawblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    Vineyard 48’s Farm Winery License Revocation Reversed by New York Supreme Court Judge

    Vineyard 48’s Farm Winery License Revocation Reversed by New York Supreme Court Judge
    Almost one year ago, the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) revoked the farm winery license it granted in 2006 to Vineyard 48, a farm winery located in Southhold, Long Island. As defined by New York Alcohol Beverage Control law, a farm…
  • Nov 12

    Alcoholic Beverages Delivered To Your Door Via A Smartphone App? Yes, It’s Legal.

    Alcoholic Beverages Delivered To Your Door Via A Smartphone App? Yes, It’s Legal.
    In this age of increasingly complex and consistently advancing technology, it is not surprising that a customer need go no further than an “app” on a Smartphone to purchase alcohol, which is then subsequently delivered to the…
  • Aug 12

    Calls for Reform to New Jersey’s Liquor License Proce

    Calls for Reform to New Jersey’s Liquor License Proce
    New Jersey laws governing alcoholic beverages are among the most complex in the United States, with many of its intricacies not found in other states’ laws. In addition to meeting the state’s standards for the liquor license…
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Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Covers estate planning, real property acquisition, personal injury, will disputes, commercial litigation, business and corporate law, and institutional lending.

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    What Constitutes Due Process in an Administrative Hearing?

    What Constitutes Due Process in an Administrative Hearing?
    Under Florida law, everyone involved in the justice system (civil or criminal) is entitled to due process of law.  In general, due process entails the right to know the charges or allegations against you, an opportunity to know the…
  • Oct 29

    Allegations of Smart Phone Usage at time of Crash leads to Inspection of all Stored Data on Device

    Allegations of Smart Phone Usage at time of Crash leads to Inspection of all Stored Data on Device
    One of the leading contributors to automobile accidents is the use of cell phones and other “smart” devices while driving.  When representing injured victims of car crashes, we often have reason to believe that the other…
  • Sep 29

    Is it time to revisit your Florida limited liability company’s operating agreement?

    Is it time to revisit your Florida limited liability company’s operating agreement?
    Chapter 605 and the Revised Limited Liability Company Act Effective January 1, 2014, the Florida Revised Limited Liability Company Act (the Act) became the applicable law with respect to the operation of limited liability companies in this…
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Vann & Sheridan Blog

Vann & Sheridan Blog

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

http://vannattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • Dec 8

    What Part of Technology Data Is Being Used in Court? Fitbit Data and More…

    What Part of Technology Data Is Being Used in Court? Fitbit Data and More…
    Technology is a part of our daily lives.  Data is collected on most all of our activities.  What music you listen to, what apps you download and use,  your location, when you make calls, search results on the internet, what…
  • Nov 26

    Webinar: Using Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) in Busine

    Webinar: Using Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) in Busine
    Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.Vann Attorneys Webinar : Using Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) in Business What new laws and/or regulations do you need to be aware of to use an unmanned aircraft for commercial…
  • Nov 26

    Happy Thanksgiving from Vann Attorney

    Happy Thanksgiving from Vann Attorney
    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Vann Attorneys.  We wish you and your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving.  May this time be a time of special gratitude for us all. In observance of Thanksgiving, our office will be closed…
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Vandrew Law Blog

Vandrew Law Blog

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

http://vandrew.com/
  • Dec 7

    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays!
    This is just a quick blog post to wish everyone a Happy Holiday season! I look forward to working with all of my you on a happy, healthy, and productive new year.
  • Oct 3

    Estate Planning: More than Just a Will

    Estate Planning: More than Just a Will
    Estate planning is more than just a will. At first blush, this may sound like a way for an attorney to sell you on other estate planning structures, like the trusts I speak about so often on this blog. While those trusts are often critically…
  • 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…
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Wisconsin Business Law Blog

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

By Schober & Mitchell, S.C.

http://www.wisconsinbusinesslawblog.com
  • Dec 5

    Feds Resort to 1789 Law to Stop Apple

    Feds Resort to 1789 Law to Stop Apple
    I read an article noted on the ABA Journal Weekly Newsletter entitled, “Feds say 1789 law requires Apple to help government get encrypted smartphone data.” I’ve always been a proponent of individual liberty (and privacy),…
  • Oct 15

    Dropbox Passwords Hacked

    Dropbox Passwords Hacked
    We learned this morning about another data breach, this time relating to the widely used Cloud Service called Dropbox. Steve Kovach, of BusinessInsider.com reported yesterday that over 7 million Dropbox passwords have been compromised. After…
  • Jul 28

    Can I Crowdfund in Wisconsin Yet?

    Can I Crowdfund in Wisconsin Yet?
    Wisconsin’s equity crowdfunding law, which was unanimously passed by the legislature and signed by Gov. Walker last November, officially took effect on June 1, 2014.  Wisconsin is one of 11 states that has “taken matters into…
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Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Covers business and injury law. By Cafferty Clobes Meriwether & Sprengel LLP.

http://www.consumerclasslawyersblog.com/
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Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Covers Nevada business law.

http://bongiovilaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 4

    Relocating an Entity from One State to Another

    Relocating an Entity from One State to Another
    As long as Nevada remains a business friendly state, we will continue to get calls from clients interested in moving their companies to our state. It’s Relocatenot the simplest process, but it’s definitely possible. I’d…
  • Nov 25

    How to Give a Good Startup Pitch

    How to Give a Good Startup Pitch
    As a startup looking for funding or feedback, you will be asked at some point to give a pitch.  With this, you are faced with the challenge of distilling years of work and grand visions into a presentation of just a few minutes. As…
  • Nov 10

    Nevada Consumer Use and Sales Tax Return

    Nevada Consumer Use and Sales Tax Return
    If you’re doing business in Nevada, you have to register with the Nevada Department of Taxation for either a sales tax permit or a use tax permit.  If you’re selling tangible goods, you’ll need a sales tax permit. If…
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New York & New Jersey Business…

New York & New Jersey Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseybusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    New Jersey and New York Require Notice Before Bulk Sales of Business Asset

    New Jersey and New York Require Notice Before Bulk Sales of Business Asset
    A business may decide to sell all or a substantial amount of its business assets to another individual or company for a variety of reasons. These types of transactions are known as "bulk sales" if they are not part of ordinary business…
  • Nov 20

    New York Financial Regulators Propose Rules for Bitcoin and Other Virtual Currencie

    New York Financial Regulators Propose Rules for Bitcoin and Other Virtual Currencie
    The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) recently issued proposed regulations for businesses that deal with "virtual currencies," defined by the U.S. Department of the Treasury as a medium of exchange that operates much like…
  • Nov 6

    Initial Public Offerings by Small Businesses Are Surging, Possibly Due to JOBS Act

    Initial Public Offerings by Small Businesses Are Surging, Possibly Due to JOBS Act
    The number of initial public offerings (IPOs), in which a company first offers its stock for sale on public exchanges, has skyrocketed during the first nine months of 2014. 220 companies went public during that time, raising about $77…
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Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Dec 4

    The 2015 Proxy Season: Glass Lewis and ISS Canadian Proxy Voting Guidelines Update

    The 2015 Proxy Season: Glass Lewis and ISS Canadian Proxy Voting Guidelines Update
    By Rene Sorell, Jonathan Grant, Ian C. Michael, Matthew Cumming and Matthew Griffin With the 2015 Proxy Season close at hand, Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC (Glass Lewis) and Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) recently released their…
  • Nov 24

    Mini-Tenders 301: Will Such Offers Be Used in Proxy Contests?

    Mini-Tenders 301: Will Such Offers Be Used in Proxy Contests?
    By Matthew Cumming, Shane C. D'Souza and Matthew Griffin This is the final article in our mini-tender trilogy. We have previously discussed mini-tender offers from the perspectives of the offeror, and the issuer and shareholders. This article…
  • Nov 18

    “Golden Leashes” are back: Will shareholder activists win this round?

    “Golden Leashes” are back: Will shareholder activists win this round?
    By Shane C. D'Souza and Deandra Schubert After taking a break this past proxy season, “golden leash” arrangements are back in the spotlight. A few days ago, Third Point LLC proposed so-called “golden leash”…
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ACA Review

ACA Review

Covers labor and employment, tax, employee benefits and healthcare law issues associated with the Affordable Care Act. By Balch & Bingham LLP.

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Dec 4

    . . . Better Not Cry; Better Not Use a Three Month Measurement Period, We’re Tellin’ You Why

    . . . Better Not Cry; Better Not Use a Three Month Measurement Period, We’re Tellin’ You Why
    A reader recently asked us to comment on a consultant’s warning against a three month look-back measurement period.  We concur.  Here’s why. The preamble to the IRS Employer Shared Responsibility Cost final…
  • Dec 2

    Providers May Get Guidance on the 60-Day Rule

    Providers May Get Guidance on the 60-Day Rule
    The ACA turned mistaken overpayments by intermediaries, carriers and Medicaid agencies into potential False Claims Act violations by healthcare providers when it required that an overpayment be reported and refunded within 60 days after it…
  • Nov 28

    IRS Penalties for Employer Coverage Offer Reporting Violation

    IRS Penalties for Employer Coverage Offer Reporting Violation
    It’s time to bust another ACA myth.  If the employer mandate goes away, ACA requirements to report the mandated coverage offers go away too, right?  Wrong. The employer mandate of Code § 4980H is enforced by…
Rank this Week: 3488

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 3

    IMMIGRATION WEBINAR: 18 December 2014 at 1pm (FREE!)

    IMMIGRATION WEBINAR: 18 December 2014 at 1pm (FREE!)
    Entry into the United States -- whether as a visitor for a short duration, or an immigrant with an intent to stay -- is a complicated area of law. Learn how to advise your clients -- and how to help yourself! -- while navigating the changing…
  • Nov 21

    NEW IMMIGRATION RELIEF: DACA EXPANDED -- NO MORE AGE LIMIT!

    NEW IMMIGRATION RELIEF: DACA EXPANDED -- NO MORE AGE LIMIT!
    DACA is Now Available to All! With President Obama's announcement last night, DACA (Deferred Action, Childhood Arrival) has been expanded. Previously, the age cap was 31 -- individuals older than 31 could not apply. That cap has been…
  • Nov 21

    NEW IMMIGRATION RELIEF: DEFERRED ACTION FOR PARENTS

    NEW IMMIGRATION RELIEF: DEFERRED ACTION FOR PARENTS
    DACA expanded to parents of US Citizen or LPR children! With his announcement last night, President Obama fundamentally changed the immigration landscape. If you are here illegally in the United States, and have a US Citizen or LPR child,…
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