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Law Office of John Burton

Law Office of John Burton

Covers business law topics and random musings.

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

    What Is Trademark Clearance?

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

    What is a Trademark?

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

    Can My Website Get Me In Trouble?

    Can My Website Get Me In Trouble?
    WEBSITE LIABILITY: CAN MY WEBSITE GET ME IN TROUBLE? © John Burton 2015 The short answer is yes, if your site permits users to post content on the site. If
Rank this Week: 3828

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

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

http://blog.chs-law.com/
  • Oct 16

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.

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

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010

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

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement
    Not too long ago, I started an advertising campaign on a local radio station. I excitedly tuned into the station and listened for my first "spot" to run. The station's staff had not entered the proper "conflict codes", so they also ran an…
Rank this Week: 994

Legal Update

Legal Update

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

http://www.moulinos.com/category/legal-update-peter-moulinos/
  • Apr 20

    Default Judgment Against Guarantor Warranted by Peter Moulinos, Esq.

    Default Judgment Against Guarantor Warranted by Peter Moulinos, Esq.
    GLENWOOD MASON SUPPLY CO INC v FRANTELLIZZIIn an action filed by attorney Peter Moulinos, Esq., on behalf of Glenwood Mason Supply Co., Inc., Plaintiff sought to recover monies against a corporate defendant for the delivery of materials. The…
  • Feb 22

    New Legislation Involving FIRPTA In Real Estate Transactions by Nicholas Moneta

    New Legislation Involving FIRPTA In Real Estate Transactions by Nicholas Moneta
    New legislation through the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act (hereinafter “PATH Act” or “the Act”) has affected the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (“FIRPTA”). The questions posed…
  • Jan 31

    New York Co-op and Condominium Boards Continue to Enjoy Judicial Deference

    New York Co-op and Condominium Boards Continue to Enjoy Judicial Deference
    Many real estate attorneys and lawyers still discuss the decision of Levandusky v. One Fifth Avenue Apartment Corp. In that action, the New York Court of Appeals decided over 25 years ago that co-op and condominium boards…
Rank this Week: 3677

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: 3864

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: 4213

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
  • Mar 22

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration
    Few people in business, and few lawyers, appreciate the importance of integrating design and legal thinking in the two related processes of brand design and trade mark registration. Experienced trade mark lawyers know that not all trade…
  • Mar 22

    Transitioning China into a global IP power

    Transitioning China into a global IP power
    “When the wind of change blows, some build walls while others build windmills.” If you had to choose a word or phrase to describe China, what would it be? Populous? Changing fast? What about innovative? That is in fact…
  • Mar 16

    Are bloggers journalists?

    Are bloggers journalists?
    Are bloggers and those who post in social media journalists are Australian law? The question has important legal implications. The answer varies greatly depending on the area of law or legal context. A great deal has been written on the…
Rank this Week: 751

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: 4261

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: 3856

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/
  • Apr 26

    Charter-Time Warner Cable merger gets approval

    Charter-Time Warner Cable merger gets approval
    Two weeks after California recommended approval of the Charter-Time Warner Cable deal, now the DOJ/FCC have also cleared the way for that deal to close - but with conditions. On April 12, California administrative law judge recommend approval…
  • Apr 25

    New M&A Casebook

    New M&A Casebook
    I'm happy to announce the publication of a new casebook: Hill, Quinn, and Davidoff Solomon's Mergers and Acquisitions: Law, Theory, and Practice: Being an M&A practitioner or litigator requires not only a knowledge of the law—the…
  • Apr 13

    The end of the letter opinion?

    The end of the letter opinion?
    Over at The Chancery Daily, they have observed something interesting. There is has been a decline in letter opinions from the Chancery Court. I'd share some links, but The Chancery Daily is a newsletter, so you'll just have to pay...
Rank this Week: 493

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: 2474

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/
  • Mar 15

    Martin v. TWP Enters. Inc. (Ct. of Special Appeals)

    Martin v. TWP Enters. Inc. (Ct. of Special Appeals)
    Filed:  February 24, 2016Opinion by:  Andrea M. LeahyHolding:  A court may consider the purpose of an asset sale and the adequacy of consideration as factors in the analysis of whether the “mere continuation”…
  • Mar 8

    Americold Realty Trust v. Conagra Foods, Inc. (U.S. Supreme Court)

    Americold Realty Trust v. Conagra Foods, Inc. (U.S. Supreme Court)
    Filed March 7, 2016Opinion By: Sonia SotomayorHolding: A real estate investment trust organized under Maryland law is subject to the long-standing rule that an unincorporated entity possesses the citizenship of all its members, which…
  • Mar 3

    Shenker v. Polage (Ct. of Special Appeals)

    Shenker v. Polage (Ct. of Special Appeals)
    Filed February 1, 2016Opinion By: Judge NazarianHolding:The amended class action settlement reviewed by the trial court was procedurally and substantively fair, interpreting Md. Rule 2-231(h) consistently with the interpretation by federal…
Rank this Week: 3622

Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Spoliation – The oft mispronounced Rule of Evidence that Every Business Person Needs to Know

    Spoliation – The oft mispronounced Rule of Evidence that Every Business Person Needs to Know
    The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland issued an opinion this week that serves as a reminder that a party’s simple failure to preserve evidence can sometimes snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The case (and link) is Cumberland…
  • Jan 4

    Appellate Courts Clarify ADR Procedure

    Appellate Courts Clarify ADR Procedure
    It’s no secret that the Court of Special Appeals has been increasingly overwhelmed with cases, nor is it a secret that the Court would like to see a lot of these cases resolved or otherwise cleaned up before having to spend time on…
  • Nov 25

    COSA Clarifies Shenker Exception

    COSA Clarifies Shenker Exception
    In its 2009 decision in Shenker v. Laureate Educ., Inc., 411 Md. 317, the Court of Appeals of Maryland inserted a caveat in the premise that shareholder lawsuits against corporate directors must be pursued as a derivative action on behalf of…
Rank this Week: 3109

Maryland Law Blogger

Maryland Law Blogger

Covers corporate & franchise law issues. By Raymond McKenzie.

http://www.marylandlawblogger.com
  • Oct 23

    What You Need to Know About Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Certification

    What You Need to Know About Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Certification
    Service Disabled Veteran-Owner Business (“SDVOB”) Certification Requirements:   1. The service-disabled veteran must have a service-connected disability that has been determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs or…
  • Oct 23

    What is FATCA and Who Does It Apply To?

    What is FATCA and Who Does It Apply To?
    Does the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, 26 U.S.C. sec. 1471 et seq. (“FATCA”) apply to funds transferred from one non-U.S. foreign entity to a second non-U.S. foreign entity where such funds are transferred at least in part…
  • Oct 23

    Sample Confessed Judgment Note for Commercial Use

    Sample Confessed Judgment Note for Commercial Use
    CONFESSED JUDGMENT NOTE [SAMPLE]  Amount – Date –             The undersigned __________________________ (hereinafter referred to as “Maker”) hereby promises…
Rank this Week: 3747

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Apr 28

    Dedham Selectmen Say No to Hooter

    Dedham Selectmen Say No to Hooter
    The Dedham Board of Selectmen have said no to a Hooters restaurant. The board voted unanimously to deny the controversial restaurant a liquor license transfer from Summer Shack, the establishment that previously operated at the proposed…
  • Apr 28

    BYOB Soon to Become Reality in Boston

    BYOB Soon to Become Reality in Boston
    The day when certain Boston diners can bring their own bottle of chardonnay or can of pale ale to their favorite neighborhood haunt drew closer this week with approval of BYOB by another city panel, as reported by the Boston Globe. The…
  • Apr 27

    Foxborough Liquor License Dropped From Town Meeting Warrant

    Foxborough Liquor License Dropped From Town Meeting Warrant
    There will be one less license request than expected at May's Annual Town Meeting. Tuesday night, the selectmen voted 4-1 to approve Article 17 which will allow the town to petition the state for two additional restaurant licenses for the…
Rank this Week: 478

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: 3867

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
  • Apr 27

    M&A Considerations for Venture-Backed Companies – Register now!

    M&A Considerations for Venture-Backed Companies – Register now!
    MBBP to host a panel of experienced deal makers who will provide an insider’s perspective on what it takes to successfully position a venture backed company for sale and get a deal done. These panelists include Brady…
  • Apr 21

    5/4/16 – Life Sciences Series Panel 1: Business and IP Strategy

    5/4/16 – Life Sciences Series Panel 1: Business and IP Strategy
    Join us at MBBP‘s Waltham office on Wednesday, May 4th at 7:00am for a look at Building Your Product & Patent Strategy from the Ground Floor. This is the first of four events in the 2016 Life Science Panel Series. This…
  • Apr 20

    Josh French Panelist for TechSandbox’s unPanel Event

    Josh French Panelist for TechSandbox’s unPanel Event
    On May 5th, Attorney Josh French will be a panelist at “Networking with a Twist: The Expert’s unPanel” presented by TechSandBox. On this panel will be ten experts in all different aspects of starting a business.…
Rank this Week: 1316

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: 1317

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Apr 5

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?
    Entering into a reaffirmation agreement on a fixed term mortgage is not generally advised.  The vast majority of attorneys will advise their clients not to sign reaffirmation agreements regarding fixed term mortgage loans, unless there…
  • Feb 3

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS
    You do not have to report 1009-C income on your current year income tax return for the following types of debts: 1. Debts discharged in bankruptcy. If you filed for bankruptcy protection, do not report the canceled debt as income. ……
  • Oct 20

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Develop the First Ever Industry-Wide Standards for Student Loan Servicing Companie

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Develop the First Ever Industry-Wide Standards for Student Loan Servicing Companie
    As reported by DeWayne Sheaffer, President of NEA’s National Council for Higher Education, this past summer the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) listened to the voices of more than 30,000 frustrated Americans, including…
Rank this Week: 3468

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: 980

Moses & Moses Law Blog

Moses & Moses Law Blog

A corporate, family and tax law blog. By Moses & Moses, P.C.

http://www.mosespc.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    New Act Changes Corporate Filing Deadlines and Extension Deadlines for Return

    New Act Changes Corporate Filing Deadlines and Extension Deadlines for Return
    On July 31, 2015, President Obama signed into law P.L. 114-41, the “Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015.” Although this new law was primarily designed as a 3-month stopgap extension of…
  • Jul 31

    Baby Boomers in a Good Place

    Baby Boomers in a Good Place
    A recent article in The New York Times talked about how many Americans 65 years of age and older are managing just fine in this economy. They are doing better than seniors in prior generations. These are mostly middle class seniors who are…
  • Jun 22

    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust

    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust
    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust By: Anne R. Moses Do you want to leave a very special gift for your family when you pass? This is a gift that they will bless you for. I am talking about the Revocable Living Trust (Trust) that, if drawn…
Rank this Week: 2941

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…
  • 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. …
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4184

My Biz Lawyer

My Biz Lawyer

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

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

    Issues to Consider When Offered Stock Option

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

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

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

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

    Valuation Terms for a Buy/Sell, Operating Agreement and Shareholder Agreement
    In prior posts, I stressed the importance for business owners to enter into an agreement that sets forth the right to require a redemption or buy-out of a owner's equity interest upon the occurrence of certain triggering events.…
Rank this Week: 4535

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/
  • Apr 13

    Speaking About Discounted Pricing Clause

    Speaking About Discounted Pricing Clause
    I’m happy to be speaking on “Discounted Pricing Clauses: Drafting Enforceable and Compliant Provisions After Collins.”  We’ll be addressing potential pitfalls in drafting discounted pricing clauses in…
  • Mar 22

    Sixth Circuit Opens a Pandora’s Box of Joint Venture Challenge

    Sixth Circuit Opens a Pandora’s Box of Joint Venture Challenge
    Say you’re a group of hospitals that get together under a Joint Operating Agreement.   You agree to form an integrated health system. You agree to total your net incomes into a single “network net income” that is…
  • Mar 8

    Maryland Lawsuit Shows Resale Price Maintenance Claims Are Not Dead

    Maryland Lawsuit Shows Resale Price Maintenance Claims Are Not Dead
    On March 4, 2016, the Maryland Attorney General announced a civil suit for alleged unlawful resale price maintenance against Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. (“J&J”) in connection with its sale of contact lenses. The…
Rank this Week: 4293

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: 486

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: 4953

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/
  • Mar 6

    Has the U.S. found a privacy framework that Europe can tolerate?

    Has the U.S. found a privacy framework that Europe can tolerate?
    Here's my article: http://privacylawnc.blogspot.com/2016/03/PrivacyShieldRelease.html
  • Jan 30

    Thanks, y'all!

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

    New European Privacy Plan Announced

    New European Privacy Plan Announced
    Earlier this week, the European Parliament and Council announced they have (finally) agreed upon a new General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR).  This is really big news for all U.S. companies that do business in Europe or…
Rank this Week: 2327

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: 1399

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/
  • Nov 5

    Supreme Court Will Decide LLC Expulsion Dispute

    Supreme Court Will Decide LLC Expulsion Dispute
    The New Jersey Supreme Court will consider the standards for expulsion of a member from a limitedliability company.  The Court granted certification   in  IE Test, LLC v. Carroll, Docket NO. A-6159-12T4 (N.J. Super. App.…
  • Sep 30

    Majority Rule in Closely Held Business May Create Fiduciary Dutie

    Majority Rule in Closely Held Business May Create Fiduciary Dutie
      The three majority members of a five-member limited liability company decide that they want to take a major action, such as selling the assets of the business or buying another business. They present the decision to the minority and…
  • Sep 30

    Majority Rule in Closely Held Business May Create Fiduciary Dutie

    Majority Rule in Closely Held Business May Create Fiduciary Dutie
      The three majority members of a five-member limited liability company decide that they want to take a major action, such as selling the assets of the business or buying another business. They present the decision to the minority and…
Rank this Week: 4663

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/
  • May 2

    Filing a Notice of Appeal with the Department of Education: What You Must Do Before Its Too Late

    Filing a Notice of Appeal with the Department of Education: What You Must Do Before Its Too Late
    New Jersey’s Department of Education has issued regulations which govern “controversies and disputes” with public employees such teachers and principals.  The “controversies and disputes” cover a wide…
  • Apr 11

    Taxability of Lawsuit Settlement

    Taxability of Lawsuit Settlement
    Lawsuits can settle immediately after a complaint is filed or several years into the litigation process on the eve of trial, or even during the course of a trial.  Most cases will settle before a final resolution is determined by a judge…
  • Mar 31

    ABLE Accounts Will be Available in New Jersey in October 2016

    ABLE Accounts Will be Available in New Jersey in October 2016
    The New Jersey Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act became law on January 11, 2016, it becomes effective on October of 2016.  While due to its limitations it does not replace the special needs trust, it will be a cost…
Rank this Week: 2374

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/
Rank this Week: 4415

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/
  • May 2

    LLC Case Notes: Member Expulsion, Withdrawal, and LLC Purpose

    LLC Case Notes: Member Expulsion, Withdrawal, and LLC Purpose
    This week's New York Business Divorce highlights a trio of recent decisions involving LLC disputes concerning the membership rights of the estate of a deceased member, the intended purpose of the LLC as the basis for a dissolution claim, and…
  • May 2

    LLC Case Notes: Member Expulsion, Withdrawal, and LLC Purpose

    LLC Case Notes: Member Expulsion, Withdrawal, and LLC Purpose
    This week's New York Business Divorce highlights a trio of recent decisions involving LLC disputes concerning the membership rights of the estate of a deceased member, the intended purpose of the LLC as the basis for a dissolution claim, and…
  • Apr 25

    Court Dismisses Dissolution Petition Amidst Multi-Jurisdictional Battle for Control of LLC

    Court Dismisses Dissolution Petition Amidst Multi-Jurisdictional Battle for Control of LLC
    An unusual, two-state battle between 50-50 owners of a New York LLC led to a decision earlier this month by Justice Kornreich dismissing a dissolution petition and denying injunctive relief following a New Jersey judge's order appointing a…
Rank this Week: 4239

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: 2036

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: 4946

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/
  • Mar 31

    Lack of "Use" Undermines Common-Law Trademark Claim

    Lack of "Use" Undermines Common-Law Trademark Claim
    Following our last article about "use" and its relationship with the trademark application process, another case we came across further illustrates this concept, albeit in a more limited manner. Weld-Tech and Aquasol Corp. both sell a…
  • Mar 31

    Lack of “Use” Undermines Common-Law Trademark Claim

    Lack of “Use” Undermines Common-Law Trademark Claim
    Following our last article about “use” and its relationship with the trademark application process, another case we came across further illustrates this concept, albeit in a more limited manner. Weld-Tech and Aquasol Corp. both…
  • Mar 21

    Apple Refused Trademark Registration for IPOD Mark on its Instructional Pamphlet

    Apple Refused Trademark Registration for IPOD Mark on its Instructional Pamphlet
    Late in 2015, Apple's trademark application for "IPOD," as used in connection with the pamphlet or instruction manual that accompanies an iPod, was found by an appeals panel to not be "used in commerce" in connection with any good, and denied…
Rank this Week: 4853

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

Covers business law. By Klapper & Fass.

http://www.newyorkbusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2940

New York Commercial and…

New York Commercial and Construction Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkcommercialconstructionlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 2824

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: 4747

New York Liquor License Law Blog

New York Liquor License Law Blog

Covers business law. By Rudner & Paleudis, LLC.

http://www.newyorkliquorlicenselawblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    The Next Glass App For Smartphones Ensures That A User’s Next Glass Of Wine Or Beer Is The Perfect One

    The Next Glass App For Smartphones Ensures That A User’s Next Glass Of Wine Or Beer Is The Perfect One
    Have you ever been out to dinner and ordered a bottle of wine that no one enjoyed? Have you stood in front of racks of wine at a liquor store deliberating over which bottle to buy, ultimately to find that you made the wrong choice? These…
  • Jan 16

    Governor Andrew Cuomo: The New York Beer Brewers’ Friend

    Governor Andrew Cuomo: The New York Beer Brewers’ Friend
    It’s a great time to open a brewery in New York. The state, through the acts of Governor Cuomo, is doing what it can to foster the craft beverage industry’s further development and growth. In an effort to encourage tourism and…
  • Jan 6

    Empire Brewery Lets Lucasfilm Feel Its Force During Trademark Dispute

    Empire Brewery Lets Lucasfilm Feel Its Force During Trademark Dispute
    What’s in a name? Shakespeare believed that a rose by any other name would still smell as sweet. It appears that Empire Brewery does not agree when it comes to its Maibock lager named “Strikes Bock.” The Syracuse-based…
Rank this Week: 2617

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
  • Dec 22

    Frozen Bank Accounts and Restraining Notice

    Frozen Bank Accounts and Restraining Notice
    An unpleasant but common experience: an old judgment against you comes back to haunt you. Possibly you didn’t even know it existed: the complaint may have been served in the wrong place and you never got a copy, or the opposing party…
  • Dec 15

    LLC v. Scorp – Show me the Money

    LLC v. Scorp – Show me the Money
    The first question for every small business owner who decided to form an entity?  LLC or S corp?  Which one is better for me? Let’s face it, most people would chose the entity that leaves more money in their pocket.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2523

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2771

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: 3393

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: 2348

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: 4179

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/
  • May 2

    IRS Finalizes New Examples of Program-Related Investment

    IRS Finalizes New Examples of Program-Related Investment
    Last week the IRS published final regulations under IRC section 4944 that finalize several new examples of program-related investments by private foundations. The Service made few changes to the proposed regulations, so the most interesting…
  • May 2

    Less Disclosure of Donors, More Disclosure of Applicants for Exemption?

    Less Disclosure of Donors, More Disclosure of Applicants for Exemption?
    In both Congress and the federal courts battles continue over disclosure of information relating to tax-exempt organizations. In California, a federal district judge ruled that California Attorney General Kamala Harris cannot force Koch…
  • Apr 30

    RP Golf, LLC v. Comm’r—Conservation Easement Deduction Denied Because Mortgages Not Subordinated at Time of Donation

    RP Golf, LLC v. Comm’r—Conservation Easement Deduction Denied Because Mortgages Not Subordinated at Time of Donation
    In RP Golf, LLC v. Comm'r, T.C. Memo. 2016-80 (RP Golf II), the Tax Court sustained the IRS’s disallowance of a $16.4 million deduction for a 2003 donation of a conservation easement on two private golf courses in Kansas City,...
Rank this Week: 496

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/
  • Feb 3

    A Couple Of Things Not To Do In The NC Business Court

    A Couple Of Things Not To Do In The NC Business Court
    The NC Business Court's decision last month in Krawiec v. Manly, 2016 NCBC 7, illustrates a couple of things not to do in the Court. Don't Make "Aiding and Abetting" Claims The Plaintiff made a claim against some of the Defendants for aiding…
  • Jan 18

    Arbitration Provision Which Completely Prohibited Any Discovery Enforced By NC Business court.

    Arbitration Provision Which Completely Prohibited Any Discovery Enforced By NC Business court.
    I don't draft arbitration provisions in agreements, but if I did I would not draft one like the one in Taggart v. Physicians Pharmacy Alliance, Inc.  Not because it turned out to be unenforceable, but because it was found to be…
  • Jan 12

    NC Business Court Revokes Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Lawyer

    NC Business Court Revokes Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Lawyer
    Judge McGuire came down pretty hard on a Florida attorney admitted pro hac vice (meaning "for this one particular occasion") by another Superior Court Judge, in McCarthy v. Hampton, 2016NCBC 4.  He revoked the lawyer's admission and…
Rank this Week: 748