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Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

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

http://blog.chs-law.com/
  • Oct 16

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.

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

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010

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

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement

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

Legal Update

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

http://www.moulinos.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    Top Reasons Cooperatives Reject Prospective Buyers Peter Moulino

    Top Reasons Cooperatives Reject Prospective Buyers Peter Moulino
    Here is a great article which appeared in the The Cooperator listing the top dozen reasons for cooperative boards to reject prospective buyers. One reason not appearing on the list is the purchaser’s current line of work and the current…
  • Sep 29

    Court Grants Dissolution of New York LLC

    Court Grants Dissolution of New York LLC
    In the case of Natanel v. Cohen, the Petitioner, one of the 50-50 partners of a limited liability company (“the LLC”) sought to dissolve the LLC on the basis that he and his business partner had differences in accounting of the…
  • Sep 27

    Borrower Recovers Overpayments to Lender Plus Pre-Judgment Interest Peter Moulino

    Borrower Recovers Overpayments to Lender Plus Pre-Judgment Interest Peter Moulino
    By Peter Moulinos, Esq. In a very interesting matter, a borrower who had taken a $275,000 loan from a seller upon buying a property was obligated to re-pay the seller for a period of ten (10) years. After fully paying the seller, the buyer,…
Rank this Week: 3828

Less than the Least

Less than the Least

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

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

    Less than the Least

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

    The Latest on Bill and his Work

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

    Odds and Ends--2012

    Odds and Ends--2012
    In case anyone might be interested, here are a few recent op-eds and articles:Op-Eds:A recent op-ed on the mortgage settlements is here.An op-ed from the beginning of the contraception crisis (before the more recent…
Rank this Week: 1378

License Advocates Law Group

License Advocates Law Group

Provides information for professional and occupational licensees and license applicants in California who have been denied a license, credential, or certificate or who are at risk for disciplinary action (revocation, suspension, probation) against the license by the State.

http://licenseadvocateslawgroup.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4173

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. Published by Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Sep 8

    7 questions avoid business tax penaltie

    7 questions avoid business tax penaltie
    The Australian Tax Office’s raids last month on 170 businesses in Chinatown were against suspected black market businesses. The Tax Office has the resources to check if raided businesses have been paying their share of tax. Tax Office…
  • Aug 14

    Q&A on why we love coming to work

    Q&A on why we love coming to work
    For its Smalltalk newsletter the Law Society of New South Wales this month asked Noric Dilanchian eight questions. Answering them involved introspection, and an opportunity to profile why we collectively love working for clients in our…
  • Jul 9

    Tax and valuation of crowdfunding initiative

    Tax and valuation of crowdfunding initiative
    Backgrounder, guide and checklist for crowdfunding from an Australian perspective. It ends with a list of 14 crowdfunding sites worldwide. Our related articles are Australian crowdfunding law, current and proposed and Start-up funding…
Rank this Week: 678

LLC and Corporation Small Talk

LLC and Corporation Small Talk

By Nolo.

http://www.llccorporationblog.com/
  • Jun 4

    Corporate Compliance Scams and Flimflam

    Corporate Compliance Scams and Flimflam
    Even Nolo, my corporate-law publisher -- a company loaded with lawyers and staff personnel who can easily separate legal wheat from chaff -- gets bogus corporate correspondence selling ersatz compliance services. One official-looking legal…
  • May 10

    Converting an LLC to a Corporation - It's Not as Simple as It Seem

    Converting an LLC to a Corporation - It's Not as Simple as It Seem
    State entity-filing offices -- typically a division or department of the office of the Secretary of your state -- have made it simple to convert one type of entity to another. Many provide a simple entity conversion form for this purpose.…
  • Apr 28

    Can Sole Owners Check the Corporate Tax Box?

    Can Sole Owners Check the Corporate Tax Box?
    After I read the new check-the-box tax regulations that provided default tax treatment for different types of businesses, I suffered the usual post-traumatic tax research distress: sinus pressure, slight dizziness, and irritability.
Rank this Week: 4288

Long Island Small Business Law…

Long Island Small Business Law Blog

Covers business entities, small business and startups. By Ellen A. Victor.

http://longislandbusinesslawyer.com
  • Jun 5

    Do I Own a Business, or Do I Own a Job?

    Do I Own a Business, or Do I Own a Job?
    I’d like to draw your attention to the concepts of two authors: Robert Kiyosaki (the author of the famous book Rich Dad, Poor Dad) in his book The Cash Flow Quadrant, and Michael Gerber in his book The E-Myth Revisited. ……
  • May 29

    The Dangers of Interns, and of Not Paying Your Friends to Help Your Busine

    The Dangers of Interns, and of Not Paying Your Friends to Help Your Busine
    Linda has just formed an LLC.  She has a great new idea for a business.  She has no money as she has no clients yet, but her friends love her and want to volunteer their services. She has vaguely promised … Continue reading…
  • May 22

    Employee or Independent Contractor? You Don’t Get to Choose.

    Employee or Independent Contractor? You Don’t Get to Choose.
    My client, Marylou, has just started a small business.  In this case, we formed a corporation for her dry cleaning business.  Marylou is the new president of ABC Startup Dry Cleaning, Inc.  She barely has enough money to pay…
Rank this Week: 2173

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Sep 26

    The Joe Frazier left hook

    The Joe Frazier left hook
    I'm a big fan of sports metaphors. With that, I present Samuel Thompson's New Inversions, the 'Joe Frazier Left Hook,' the IRS Notice, and Pfizer: Abstract: This article discusses the “New Inversions” many U.S. firms are engaging in, as…
  • Sep 23

    Vaughn gets the nod

    Vaughn gets the nod
    According to the Delaware Law Weekly, Gov. Markell has nominated Superior Court President Judge James T. Vaughn Jr. to replace retired Justice Carolyn Berger on the Delaware Supreme Court. -bjmq
  • Sep 23

    DG launches proxy contest in FDO

    DG launches proxy contest in FDO
    Last week Dollar General started soliciting "Gold" proxies (like golden tickets?) from Family Dollar shareholders in its campaign to vote down to have FDO shareholders vote down the Dollar Tree deal and accept its tender for Family…
Rank this Week: 97

M&A Law Blog

M&A Law Blog

Covers mergers and acquisitions. By LeClair Ryan.

http://mandalawblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Time to Plan an Exit Strategy

    Time to Plan an Exit Strategy
    Many former business owners will tell you that they started to contemplate selling their business only one year before, if at all. Experienced exit planners and strategists explain, however, that since this is a process, it should require 3-5…
  • Nov 5

    Earn Out and Escrow Account Provisions: Sellers and Buyers Beware

    Earn Out and Escrow Account Provisions: Sellers and Buyers Beware
    In the practice area of acquisitions, Sellers and Buyers alike should be careful about earn outs and escrow accounts provisions in their transaction documents. Although each serves a very different purpose, the aftermath of applying these…
  • Oct 22

    The Courageou

    The Courageou
    In order for an entrepreneur to be in business, it requires certain courage, strength of character, conviction and perseverance. As a business emerges, every day presents an obstacle or challenge, depending upon your perspective.…
Rank this Week: 2335

Maryland Business Law Developments

Maryland Business Law Developments

Tracks judicial developments in Maryland business law. By the Business Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

http://marylandbusinesslawdevelopments.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 13

    In The Matter of the Petition of Calpine Corporation (Cir. Ct. Balt. City)

    In The Matter of the Petition of Calpine Corporation (Cir. Ct. Balt. City)
    Filed: October 3, 2013Opinion By: Judge Audrey J. S. CarrionHeld: The Circuit Court affirmed the Public Service Commission’s (“PSC”) actions with regards to certain regulated utilities in Maryland, where the PSC: (a)…
  • Apr 9

    Mathews v. Cassidy Turley Maryland, Inc. (Ct. of Appeals)

    Mathews v. Cassidy Turley Maryland, Inc. (Ct. of Appeals)
    Filed: November 26, 2013Opinion by Judge Robert N. McDonaldHeld: (1) Under the Maryland Securities Act (the “Act”), the offer and sale of a tenant-in-common (“TIC”) interest in commercial real estate under terms…
  • Feb 13

    Gregg Lapointe v. SIGMA TAU Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Gregg Lapointe v. SIGMA TAU Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Filed: September 11, 2013 Opinion by Michael D. Mason Holdings:  (1) A parent corporation is allowed to interfere with the subsidiary's contracts without liability under the "unity of…
Rank this Week: 1067

Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers taxes and business law. By Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin and White.

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1929

Maryland Law Blogger

Maryland Law Blogger

Covers corporate & franchise law issues. By Raymond McKenzie.

http://www.marylandlawblogger.com
  • Jun 8

    Time Limits and NDA/Confidentiality Agreement

    Time Limits and NDA/Confidentiality Agreement
    It is common for companies to share confidential information with a third party in order to achieve an operational objective, where the third party may be a prospective joint venturer, an acquirer, an investor or even a client.  Prior to…
  • Mar 7

    Isolated Sales Exemption in the New York Franchise Act

    Isolated Sales Exemption in the New York Franchise Act
    N.Y. CLS Gen. Bus. Law § 684(3)(c) of the New York Franchise Act provides an exemption to franchisors from the general registration requirements of the Act for what is deemed an “isolated franchise sale.”  Under this exemption, no…
  • Mar 7

    The Legal Standard for Fraud in Maryland

    The Legal Standard for Fraud in Maryland
    To prevail on a claim of fraudulent misrepresentation in Maryland, a plaintiff must establish, by the heightened evidentiary standard of clear and convincing evidence:
Rank this Week: 3878

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Sep 4

    Orleans market loses liquor license for 3 day

    Orleans market loses liquor license for 3 day
    The Cape Cod Times reports that the Orleans Board of Selectmen ordered a convenience store's liquor sales license suspended for three days after a police sting caught an employee selling beer to someone under 21. An employee at the Hess Mart…
  • Aug 14

    Southborough alcohol licenses win favor in House

    Southborough alcohol licenses win favor in House
    After sidelining Gov. Deval Patrick's proposal to make alcohol licensing a purely local responsibility, the House and Senate have approved a few local licensing requests. The House passed a pair of bills based on legislation proposed by…
  • Jul 16

    Somerville liquor store suspended for illegal wholesale

    Somerville liquor store suspended for illegal wholesale
    After illegally selling liquor wholesale to establishments in Somerville and surrounding communities, Ball Square Liquors was closed for several days in July, as reported by Somerville Wicked Local. The state Alcoholic Beverages Control…
Rank this Week: 593

Maximilian Koch Law Blog

Maximilian Koch Law Blog

Covers German corporate law, takeover law, M&A, finance and capital markets law issues.

http://research.lawyers.com/blogs/
Rank this Week: 1388

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
  • Sep 29

    Jon Gworek Leads Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee at ABA Business Law Annual Meeting

    Jon Gworek Leads Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee at ABA Business Law Annual Meeting
    The Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association met September 11-13th at this year’s annual meeting held in Chicago. As chair of the PEVC Committee, MBBP Partner Jon…
  • Sep 18

    ‘Battle of the Forms': Can it be won?

    ‘Battle of the Forms': Can it be won?
    By: Michael J. Cavaretta Often, in transactions between customers and vendors, each party has its own “boilerplate” terms and conditions that it wants to use, which of course are often quite different than the other party’s…
  • Sep 18

    BBK Worldwide raises $3M, eyes acquisition

    BBK Worldwide raises $3M, eyes acquisition
    MBBP client BBK Worldwide has raised $3 million from a private, undisclosed investor and its two founders. The consultancy specializes in patient recruitment for the clinical R&D segments of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and…
Rank this Week: 1463

Meeting the Sin Laws

Meeting the Sin Laws

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

http://meetingthesinlaws.com/
  • Mar 6

    Michigan man files lawsuit over high price of movie popcorn

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

    Davenport strip club to remain open

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

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

    Is the consumption of liquor both a moral obligation and a sacred right?
    I doubt it. But don’t tell that to a group known as “Ethereal Enigmatic Euphoric Movement towards Civilized Hedonism, LTD.” That group sued the State of Idaho in federal court:
Rank this Week: 3308

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 3744

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Covers collection agencies, collection law firms, and debt collection. By Nitzkin & Associates.

http://michigancollectionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 460

Msquire's Musings

Msquire's Musings

Covers the analysis and management of legal risks for entrepreneurs, small businesses, community associations (homeowners associations) and other non-profit organizations. By Linda E. Cummings.

http://msquire.wordpress.com
  • Dec 28

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need
      If you are the parent of a child with special needs engaged in the never ending struggle to advocate for your child’s right to an education, the term “special ed” does not tend to bring a smile to your face.  Indeed, the idea that…
  • Oct 13

    On Big Gifts in Small Package

    On Big Gifts in Small Package
    I struggled a bit for a title for this post, and I’m still not sure I got it right (but I’m thinking there might not be a “right” title for this one). Anyway . . . .  Despite my best efforts to “catch up” on Columbus Day, this…
  • Oct 7

    More on Electric Car Charging Stations – for Community Association

    More on Electric Car Charging Stations – for Community Association
    A reader of  my post here sent me an e-mail message raising concerns about whether installing charging stations could make a community association an unlicensed electric power re-seller.  The reader raised an important issue.  As…
Rank this Week: 4191

My Biz Lawyer

My Biz Lawyer

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

http://mybizlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 12

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

    Valuation Terms for a Buy/Sell, Operating Agreement and Shareholder Agreement
    In prior posts, I stressed the importance for business owners to enter into an agreement that sets forth the right to require a redemption or buy-out of a owner's equity interest upon the occurrence of certain triggering events.…
  • May 13

    Recovering Lost Profits In Business Litigation

    Recovering Lost Profits In Business Litigation
    Today's post features a guest entry by James T. Hunt, Jr., a business litigator and a partner at Slater, Tenaglia, Fritz & Hunt, P.A.Business lawsuits involving the claim of “lost profits” as damages can present unique…
  • Mar 28

    My Biz Lawyer: Due Diligence and the Business Transaction: Making...

    My Biz Lawyer: Due Diligence and the Business Transaction: Making...
    My Biz Lawyer: Due Diligence and the Business Transaction: Making...: Even fledgling entrepreneurs are aware of the importance of conducting due diligence in a business transaction, but possessing a true und...
Rank this Week: 4590

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

Focuses on distribution law issues for manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and retailers. By Howard M. Ullman.

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Sep 17

    Ninth Circuit Holds State Action Immunity Doctrine Bars Claims Against Convention Center

    Ninth Circuit Holds State Action Immunity Doctrine Bars Claims Against Convention Center
    In United National Maintenance, Inc. v. San Diego Convention Center, Inc., No. 12-56809 (9th Cir. May 14, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the San Diego Convention center enjoyed state-action immunity…
  • Aug 26

    N.D. Cal. Just Opened the Damages Umbrella

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

    The Senate is Considering Minimum Resale Pricing for Contact Lense

    The Senate is Considering Minimum Resale Pricing for Contact Lense
    NPR has the story.  Under federal law, of course, RPM is subject to the Rule of Reason.  Apparently the Senate is interested because a large portion of the contact lens market is subject to the restrictions. It is unclear to me…
Rank this Week: 945

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 372

Nashville Business Litigation…

Nashville Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.nashvillebusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    Setting Aside Wills in Tennessee for Fraud or Mistake

    Setting Aside Wills in Tennessee for Fraud or Mistake
    What if the person who made a will misunderstood facts that existed at the time the will was made?  What if the person had been lied to at the time he or she made the will?  In Tennessee, a will may be set aside for mistake or for…
  • Sep 19

    Using Waiver and Estoppel to Hold Insurance Companies Liable in Tennessee

    Using Waiver and Estoppel to Hold Insurance Companies Liable in Tennessee
    Regardless of what unfounded promises and misrepresentations are made by insurance companies and their agents about the scope or type of coverage purchased, an insured may well be able to use the principles of waiver or estoppel to hold an…
  • Aug 8

    The Parol Evidence Rule in Tennessee Breach of Contract Case

    The Parol Evidence Rule in Tennessee Breach of Contract Case
    What are we talking about when we talk about parol evidence in breach of contract cases?  Assume A and B have a written contract. A sues B for not fulfilling its obligations. The case of A v. B goes to trial.  Any evidence at trial…
Rank this Week: 4650

Nathan Roach

Nathan Roach

Covers technology, intellectual property, and business law.

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

    Texas Investment Crowdfunding Due August 2014

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

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

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

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

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork
    New Form 1023-EZ expedites forming 501(c)3 charities Creating a non-profit organization takes work. You have to raise funds, organize a board of directors, and conduct the actual charitable work. So, when many organizers learn that the…
Rank this Week: 4875

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

Legal news and analysis on matters affecting financial institutions and other businesses, with an emphasis on North Carolina. By Matt Cordell.

http://bizlawnc.com/
  • Sep 15

    Panel Discussion: Data Security, Breach Response, and Emergency Management

    Panel Discussion: Data Security, Breach Response, and Emergency Management
     I was honored to be asked by The Infusion Group to participate in a panel discussion on business security issues with some top thought leaders in North Carolina for the Innovate Work Summit Digital Series. Topics included data security,…
  • Sep 9

    Social Media: Maximizing the Rewards while Minimizing the Risk

    Social Media: Maximizing the Rewards while Minimizing the Risk
    (This article was published in the Carolina Banker magazine by the North Carolina Bankers Association in the Fall 2014 issue.)Social Media for Financial Institutions: Maximizing the Rewards while Minimizing the Risks By now almost everyone…
  • Sep 7

    Moving to the Triangle

    Moving to the Triangle
      The time has come.  For several years, I've worked with clients from across the state and beyond, travelling all over North Carolina.  New Bern has been a wonderful place to call home.  My family loves the…
Rank this Week: 2806

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: 1722

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: 4959

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 5

    Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law

    Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law
    Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law One of the areas which our construction lawyers often address is retainage. The Use Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law Retainage is an important device in construction law. Our attorneys…
  • Aug 29

    Payroll Withholding Tax Basics for Both Employers and Employee

    Payroll Withholding Tax Basics for Both Employers and Employee
    Requirements regarding withholding payroll taxes are something that every business owner should be familiar with, particularly businesses which handle their own payroll internally (as opposed to outsourcing to a payroll company). Employers…
  • Aug 6

    New Jersey's Use Tax

    New Jersey's Use Tax
    New Jersey's Sales and Use Tax Act is most often cited to refer to sales taxes while the use tax http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/pubs/sales/anj7.pdf tends to be less well known. When goods or services are purchased outside of…
Rank this Week: 1086

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/
  • Sep 15

    Corporate Recordkeeping for Small Business Owner

    Corporate Recordkeeping for Small Business Owner
    A business entity created under the laws of New Jersey or another U.S. state is, at the most basic level, a collection of legal rights and obligations aimed at specific business activities, usually with the goal of making a profit. Those…
  • Sep 1

    Information Security Not a High Priority for Many Top-Level Corporate Executives, Study Find

    Information Security Not a High Priority for Many Top-Level Corporate Executives, Study Find
    Information technology (IT) is widely recognized as a critical component of business operations, but the security of a company's IT often does not receive as much attention. Breaches of a company's cybersecurity can result in serious losses,…
  • Aug 18

    Writing or Soliciting False Reviews Can Result in Liability for Small Businesse

    Writing or Soliciting False Reviews Can Result in Liability for Small Businesse
    Online user-submitted reviews have become a critical component of many businesses' public images. According to a 2011 study from Harvard Business School, a one-star increase in an independent restaurant's overall Yelp rating increased…
Rank this Week: 2252

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • Sep 29

    You’re Fired! No, I’m Oppressed!

    You’re Fired! No, I’m Oppressed!
    Tom Rutledge, one of the country's leading lawyers and commentators on business organizations, recently published a fascinating article on minority shareholder oppression in which he challenges whether courts ought to provide remedies for…
  • Sep 22

    Choose the Right Dissolution Statute for the Right Remedy

    Choose the Right Dissolution Statute for the Right Remedy
    A recent decision by Justice Vito DeStefano highlights the choices to be made by a 50% shareholder when choosing the statutory basis for dissolution, and the effect the choice has on available remedies. The case is featured in this week's New…
  • Sep 15

    A Boost for Books-and-Records Proceeding

    A Boost for Books-and-Records Proceeding
    A decision last week by a Manhattan appellate panel eases the way for books-and-records proceedings brought by shareholders seeking corporation records evidencing misconduct by officers and directors. Find out more in this week's New York…
Rank this Week: 618

New York Business Lawyer Blog

New York Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business operations, debt collection, and contract disputes. By the Law Firm of Grasing & Associates.

http://www.newyorkbusinesslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2023

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers commercial law and litigation, employment contracts, and consumer law. By The Law Offices of Ira S. Newman.

http://www.newyorkbusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Civil Rights Victory in NYC Rent-Control Tug-of-War

    Civil Rights Victory in NYC Rent-Control Tug-of-War
    A same-sex couple in New York City scored a civil rights victory when their landlord agreed to add the wife's name to the rent-controlled apartment unit inhabited by the other before the legal marriage.
  • Aug 10

    NYPD Has New Tool to Amass Evidence in Criminal Case

    NYPD Has New Tool to Amass Evidence in Criminal Case
    A new, technologically-advanced system that integrates video and cameras, license plate readers and crime reports is now being used by investigators with the New York City Police Department in an effort to bolster their cases.
  • Jul 31

    Recession Used an Excuse for Gender Discrimination in NYC?

    Recession Used an Excuse for Gender Discrimination in NYC?
    Our New York City employment lawyers know that women are not expendable assets - fine for when business is going well, but unnecessary when it comes time to belt-tightening. And yet, that is the allegation being made by five female…
Rank this Week: 2101

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, foreclosures, and business law. By The Silber Law Firm LLC.

http://www.thesilberlawfirm.com/
  • Sep 19

    Arbitration Proceeding Held on Sunday Invalidates Arbitration Award

    Arbitration Proceeding Held on Sunday Invalidates Arbitration Award
    A dispute involving the distribution of an estate was submitted to arbitration. The parties proceeded to court where one party sought to have the arbitration decision confirmed, while the other requested that it be vacated. One of the…
  • Sep 15

    Protective Order Renders Commercial Contract Impossible to Perform

    Protective Order Renders Commercial Contract Impossible to Perform
    Plaintiff Kolodin is a singer who lived with her agent, defendant Valenti. Despite the deterioration of their relationship the parties maintained a professional arrangement and Kolodin continued to sign with Valenti and his company,…
  • Aug 25

    Board Member's Vote for Disputed Conduct Not Deemed Bias for Demand in Derivative Action

    Board Member's Vote for Disputed Conduct Not Deemed Bias for Demand in Derivative Action
    Often, litigation involving a corporation will be framed as a derivative action meaning, that the shareholder that is suing is doing so on behalf of the corporation but not individually. A prerequisite for a derivative action is the suing…
Rank this Week: 789

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/
  • Sep 17

    "Willful" Copyright Infringement Can Result in Criminal Prosecution

    "Willful" Copyright Infringement Can Result in Criminal Prosecution
    Copyright enforcement is typically a civil matter, involving a copyright owner sending a cease-and-desist notice and then filing a lawsuit in federal court to seek injunctive relief and damages. In some circumstances, however, copyright…
  • Sep 10

    U.S. Trademark Office Cancels Registration for Washington DC Football Team on Grounds of Disparagement

    U.S. Trademark Office Cancels Registration for Washington DC Football Team on Grounds of Disparagement
    The National Football League (NFL) team in Washington, DC has faced controversy and criticism over its team nickname, the "Redskins," for decades, with critics arguing that the name is a racial slur against Native Americans. A group of young…
  • Sep 2

    Lawsuit Challenges "Happy Birthday to You" Copyright

    Lawsuit Challenges "Happy Birthday to You" Copyright
    "Happy Birthday to You" is perhaps one of the most well-known songs in the English language, but using it anywhere other than a private birthday party could lead to severe legal liability. Warner/Chappell Music, a division of the Warner Music…
Rank this Week: 2088

New York Franchise Law Blog

New York Franchise Law Blog

For entrepreneurs considering buying, starting or terminating a franchise. By Charles Internicola.

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

    "How Do I Franchise My Business"

    "How Do I Franchise My Business"
    Frequently - very frequently - I am asked by business owners "How Do I Franchise My Business?". These entrepreneurs are looking for expansion options for their successful businesses and, for good reason, franchising is a compelling option…
  • Jan 4

    Buying a Franchise in 2013

    Buying a Franchise in 2013
    So, it is 2013 – Yes, Happy New Year – but now getting to some serious issues, one that will impact and you, your family and your business interests for many years to come, you may be considering the purchase of a franchise.…
  • Jan 4

    Franchising a Business in 2013

    Franchising a Business in 2013
    With 2013 and the beginning of the new year upon us, as an entrepreneur and business owner, it is quite common to, again, start some fresh thinking about your business, business goals, expansion and expansion options offered by franchising.…
Rank this Week: 1703

New York Liquor License Law Blog

New York Liquor License Law Blog

Covers business law. By Rudner & Paleudis, LLC.

http://www.newyorkliquorlicenselawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 5

    New York Craft Brewer Workgroup

    New York Craft Brewer Workgroup
    More good news relating to NY’s craft beverage industry! On July 24, 2014 the office of Governor Cuomo announced the formation of the New York Craft Brewer Workgroup, yet another example of an almost immediate result of the second Wine,…
  • Jul 29

    Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail and Map Initiative

    Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail and Map Initiative
    Now that Governor Cuomo has paved the way for relaxed restrictions and less regulation for the production of craft beverages, the time has come to strategize as to how to grow the industry. One way that the state of New York is planning to…
Rank this Week: 3060

New York Small Business Law

New York Small Business Law

Legal Information (and other Insights) for small businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups. By Imke Ratschko.

http://www.newyorksmallbusinesslaw.com/new_york_small_business_l/category/new-york-small-business-law
  • Apr 2

    Dumb Legal Mistakes to Avoid: Business Agreement

    Dumb Legal Mistakes to Avoid: Business Agreement
    I’ve seen my share of dumb legal mistakes made by any type of business owner.  New and experienced business owners alike, remind yourself every once in a while of these common dumb legal mistakes when dealing with business…
  • Sep 3

    To Sue or Not to Sue – Evaluating Small Business Litigation

    To Sue or Not to Sue – Evaluating Small Business Litigation
    The small business owner considering litigation, or being sued, should at the outset take what I refer to as a “metaphysical” overview of the problem. The two constants of litigation are that it is time-consuming, expensive and…
  • Sep 2

    Let us do your New York LLC Formation!

    Let us do your New York LLC Formation!
    Let us help you with  your New York LLC Formation!  Call us to discuss your startup business and any other questions you may have about the process of forming a New York Limited Liability Company.  We are not a paralegal or…
Rank this Week: 2779

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3090

Nina's Blog

Nina's Blog

Covers business law. By the Law Office of Nina Yablok.

http://blog.yablok.com/
  • Nov 3

    Blue Apron Review – After One Month

    Blue Apron Review – After One Month
    I am famous (or infamous) for my attraction to bright shiny objects.  Getting all excited about a new piece of software, new toy or new service and then getting bored or finding the bugs after a little while is typical for me.  So I…
  • Oct 3

    Blue Apron Meal #2

    Blue Apron Meal #2
    Well we didn’t eat our second Blue Apron meal of the week last night – we went out for dinner and saw Vertigo. But we had it tonight.  We often go out for Sushi on Thursdays because I go to the gym right before dinner and…
  • Oct 1

    Blue Apron Review

    Blue Apron Review
    A friend suggested I check out Blue Apron, a company that delivers a menu, ingredients and recipes for your chosen number of meals (and people) each week.  I’d been whining not so much about cooking, which I enjoy, but thinking of…
Rank this Week: 2850

Nissenbaum Law Blog

Nissenbaum Law Blog

Covers New York business, internet and commercial real estate law.

http://www.nissenbaumlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 430

NJ Business Law Blog

NJ Business Law Blog

Covers legal developments in New Jersey business law. By Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC.

http://www.njbusinesslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2797

Nolo's Small Business Legal Blog

Nolo's Small Business Legal Blog

http://www.smallbusinesslegalblog.com/
  • Jun 7

    Business in the Cloud

    Business in the Cloud
    The talk of clouds in business is everywhere--mostly recently with the unveiling of iClouds for iTunes music storage. What is it? Simply put, with cloud computing, you pay to access an Internet-based service which hosts the software,…
  • Jun 6

    We've Moved!

    We've Moved!
    Our new home is http://blog.nolo.com/smallbusiness/.
  • May 10

    Secrets of Chinese Business Owners' Succe

    Secrets of Chinese Business Owners' Succe
    Unless you've been living in a cave for the past few months, you've probably heard of Amy Chua's infamous book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. After reading the book, small business owner and mother Barbara Taylor wondered if there were…
Rank this Week: 4182

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Sep 29

    What happens if charity care becomes obsolete?

    What happens if charity care becomes obsolete?
    An article last week in the Washington Post (h/t Chronicle of Philanthropy) discussed a report by the Department of Health and Human Services that indicated that hospitals are experiencing significant declines in charity care and bad debt,…
  • Sep 26

    Reuters: Muslim Scholars Present Rebuttal to Islamic State

    Reuters: Muslim Scholars Present Rebuttal to Islamic State
    Reuters is reporting that over 120 Islamic scholars from around the world have issued an open letter denouncing Islamic State militants and refuting their religious arguments. Many of these scholars are themselves leading Muslim voices in…
  • Sep 26

    American Association of Librarians Accepting Applifcations for Innovative Reading Grant Program

    American Association of Librarians Accepting Applifcations for Innovative Reading Grant Program
    The Philanthropy News Digest is reporting that the American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association, is accepting applications from school librarians for its AASL Innovative Reading Grant program. One…
Rank this Week: 370

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Sep 22

    Business Court Resolves A Trio Of Discovery Issue

    Business Court Resolves A Trio Of Discovery Issue
    Three interesting discovery issues were resolved last week by Judge Bledsoe's Order in Gay v. Peoples Bank.  First, can you obtain in discovery in a class action the fee arrangement between the plaintiff and his  lawyers? …
  • Sep 16

    Trade Secrets Claims Can Be Tough To Succeed On In The Business Court

    Trade Secrets Claims Can Be Tough To Succeed On In The Business Court
    If you want to pursue a trade secrets claim in the Business Court, you've got to disclose the details of your trade secret.  The Opinion last week in Unimin Corp. v. Gallo, 2014 NCBC 43 illustrates that point in detail.  It seems at…
  • Sep 12

    The Delaware Court Of Chancery Can See Forever On A Clear Day (Even To North Carolina)

    The Delaware Court Of Chancery Can See Forever On A Clear Day (Even To North Carolina)
    I don't usually write about decisions from the Delaware Court of Chancery because it's rare for that Court to even mention North Carolina.  But a decision by that Court this week -- in City of Providence v. First Citizens Bancshares,…
Rank this Week: 600

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Sep 23

    A Lost Employment Agreement Costs an Employer a Lot of Money

    A Lost Employment Agreement Costs an Employer a Lot of Money
    In United Rentals, Inc., et al. v. Smith, the company tried to force the employee to arbitrate their wrongful termination dispute pursuant to an arbitration clause contained in the employment agreement that Mr. Smith…
  • Sep 21

    How long does a trade secret injunction last in Texas?

    How long does a trade secret injunction last in Texas?
    According to the Dallas Court of Appeals, a permanent injunction should last forever, unless the company or the person accused of misappropriating the trade secrets provides sufficient proof that a lesser time period is adequate.…
  • Sep 14

    Common Defenses to a Breach of Contract Claim in Texa

    Common Defenses to a Breach of Contract Claim in Texa
    Being sued for a breach of contract can be unpleasant, but it is not the end of the world. Texas recognizes dozens of statutory and common law defenses to a breach of contract claim, one or more of which may be available to a party…
Rank this Week: 3459