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Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    Legalization of Same-sex Marriages in Pennsylvania Causing Adoption Reversal

    Legalization of Same-sex Marriages in Pennsylvania Causing Adoption Reversal
    In a historic 2014 ruling, the U.S. District Court in Whitewood v. Wolf made same-sex marriage legal in Pennsylvania. This ruling, while finally allowing a sizable segment of the population the same legal freedoms heterosexual…
  • Jan 20

    Are All Dogs Allowed?

    Are All Dogs Allowed?
    Aaron Marines was a recent contributor to the January/February 2017 issue of Community Assets bi-monthly magazine for the Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley Chapter of Community Associations Institute.  “Associations are often faced…
  • Jan 19

    More Liquor Code Changes – Six-Packs, Individual Bottles & Cans, Growlers now Available at PA Beer Distributor

    More Liquor Code Changes – Six-Packs, Individual Bottles & Cans, Growlers now Available at PA Beer Distributor
    Have you picked up a six-pack or refilled your growler lately?  As of this week you have a new option in Pennsylvania.  Act 166 was passed in the fall and went into effect on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  It allows beer…
Rank this Week: 4843

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 14

    When is a signature on a contract non-binding?

    When is a signature on a contract non-binding?
    It is not often we get to deal with antiquity in law -- so this was a great question recently posted on a legal bulletin board. I signed up for a loyalty program. I then switched to another product not in the program. The loyalty company…
  • Jan 14

    Matter of Avetisyan and Immigration Court Case Control

    Matter of Avetisyan and Immigration Court Case Control
    A seasoned immigration attorney, Ms. Alison Yew, started a discussion regarding tactics in immigration court. I responded to her question, and thought the answer could be useful to other practitioners and individuals working on immigration…
  • Jan 4

    How to file a 212H waiver in immigration court

    How to file a 212H waiver in immigration court
    Alright, this is a short and dirty posting today. I was doing research online, and noticed that there is a dearth of "how to" guides on 212(h) waivers. The 212(h) waiver is valid for LPR's who originally adjusted their status while in the…
Rank this Week: 2584

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Jan 18

    Grundbuchämter des Kantons Bern - Handbuch

    Grundbuchämter des Kantons Bern - Handbuch
    Die Grundbuchführung im Kanton Bern ist derzeit daran, ein elektronisches Handbuch für den Verkehr mit den Grundbuchämtern und die Grundbuchführung zu erstellen. Seit dem 16. Januar 2017 sind drei neue Artikel…
  • Jan 11

    Swiss-US Privacy Shield

    Swiss-US Privacy Shield
    Gemäss Medienmitteilung vom 11. Januar 2017 hat der Bundesrat in seiner heutigen Sitzung die Einrichtung des Swiss-US Privacy Shields zur Kenntnis genommen. Der Swiss-US Privacy Shield stellt eine weitere Grundlage für die…
  • Dec 29

    ESTV: Gesetzes- und Verordnungsänderungen im Steuer- und Abgabenrecht

    ESTV: Gesetzes- und Verordnungsänderungen im Steuer- und Abgabenrecht
    Die Eidgenössische Steuerverwaltung (ESTV) hat eine Auflistung mit den Gesetzes- und Verordnungsänderungen bei der direkten Bundessteuer, Mehrwertsteuer, Verrechnungssteuer und den Stempelabgaben veröffentlicht. Die wichtigsten…
Rank this Week: 2612

Law Office of Bradley Gross Blog

Law Office of Bradley Gross Blog

Covers legal issues impacting the technologies that businesses use to make money and grow.

http://bradleygross.com/blog/
  • Feb 19

    New Technology For Old Cable Television: The FCC Got it Right

    New Technology For Old Cable Television: The FCC Got it Right
    If you have cable television, then you likely rent one or more set-top cable boxes from your cable company. These devices descramble cable television signals—you couldn’t receive most premium channels, such as HBO or Showtime,…
  • Feb 17

    Government vs. Apple? This Former Prosecutor Backs Apple.

    Government vs. Apple? This Former Prosecutor Backs Apple.
    I cannot, and do not, agree with the government’s efforts to force Apple to circumvent the security protocols on the iPhone.  The power of the government cannot be limitless, even if the purpose for which such power is…
  • Jan 4

    Online Privacy Policies–Don’t Believe the Hype

    Online Privacy Policies–Don’t Believe the Hype
    The FTC just announced its agenda for its upcoming privacy-related conference, aptly named, PrivacyCon. The FTC hails the event as a first-of-its-kind conference “regarding important consumer privacy and security issues by leading…
Rank this Week: 4726

Law Office of E.C. Lewis, P.C.

Law Office of E.C. Lewis, P.C.

Covers business news.

http://www.eclewis.com/
  • Aug 4

    Be a Customer of Your Own Busine

    Be a Customer of Your Own Busine
    Two years ago, a study found that 81% of consumers perform research online before making a major purchase. That figure rose 20% from the previous year, and has likely continued to rise. More and more people take a look online before even…
  • Jul 22

    Marketing Your Business or Yourself, the Elevator Pitch

    Marketing Your Business or Yourself, the Elevator Pitch
    Perhaps you’ve heard about this idea before or even told yourself that you would come up with one but haven’t yet. It’s the so-called “Elevator Pitch.” It is all about being able to pitch your business, idea, or…
  • Jul 15

    Business Innovation is About More than Looking Forward

    Business Innovation is About More than Looking Forward
    When most people think about innovation today, they often think about groundbreaking new technology. While this is often what leads to exciting new changes, innovation is about more than the latest technology. Instead, it can be about taking…
Rank this Week: 3036

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: 4922

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: 842

Legal Update

Legal Update

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

http://www.moulinos.com/category/legal-update-peter-moulinos/
  • Nov 3

    Lawsuits Against Foreign Companies Doing Business in New York

    Lawsuits Against Foreign Companies Doing Business in New York
    Just passing through New York?  Is your company soliciting business here?   Companies often question whether engaging in these actions allow […] The post Lawsuits Against Foreign Companies Doing Business in New York…
  • Oct 22

    Douglas Elliman Sues Competitor For Poaching Real Estate Broker

    Douglas Elliman Sues Competitor For Poaching Real Estate Broker
    New York real estate brokerage powerhouse Douglas Elliman has filed a lawsuit against another competing brokerage, Compass, and two of […]
  • Oct 12

    Damages are Forever: Tiffany & Co.…

    Damages are Forever: Tiffany & Co. Succeeds in Diamond Ring Trademark Infringement Case Against Costco This notable trademark infringement case […]
Rank this Week: 771

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: 4974

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: 4754

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: 1239

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: 1322

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: 959

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/
  • Jan 17

    Antitrust review revolution?

    Antitrust review revolution?
    Ok, so revolution is perhaps a bit overblown. But, we are about to undergo a significant change in antitrust enforcement in the context of merger and acquisitions - probably more significant than the change we saw after the transition from...
  • Jan 5

    Ross Johnson, RJR Nabisco, and Barbarian

    Ross Johnson, RJR Nabisco, and Barbarian
    I'd be remiss if I didn't note that F. Ross Johnson recently passed away. Johnson was the real life protagonist of Bryan Burrough and John Helyar's Barbarians at the Gate - the story of the auction of RJR Nabisco and...
  • Jul 29

    Richmond is Hiring

    Richmond is Hiring
    From the law school at the University of Richmond: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill two entry-level tenure-track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year, including one in corporate/transactional law. Candidates should…
Rank this Week: 915

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: 3874

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/
  • Dec 5

    Schneider Elec. Bldgs. Critical Sys. v. W. Sur. Co. (Ct. of Special Appeals)

    Schneider Elec. Bldgs. Critical Sys. v. W. Sur. Co. (Ct. of Special Appeals)
    Filed: November 30, 2016Opinion by: Chief Judge Peter B. KrauserHolding:  Under Maryland law, a construction surety was not bound by an arbitration clause contained in a subcontractor’s contract with a third party, where, although…
  • Dec 1

    Yang v. G&C Gulf Inc. (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty)

    Yang v. G&C Gulf Inc. (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty)
    Filed: November 14, 2016Opinion by: Ronald B. RubinHolding: A putative class of defendant parking lot owners merited certification under Md. Rule 2-231 because it met the necessary requirements under sections (a) and (b) of the rule, given…
  • Nov 30

    Boudreaux v. MICROS Systems, Inc. (Ct. of Special Appeals, Unreported)

    Boudreaux v. MICROS Systems, Inc. (Ct. of Special Appeals, Unreported)
    Filed: August 19, 2016Opinion by: Judge Wright, Jr.Holding:  The mere statement of the existence of an offer, which is in excess of an accepted offer in a strategic transaction, is not sufficient to constitute a breach of a fiduciary…
Rank this Week: 4157

Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    Federal Court Dismisses ADA Complaint

    Federal Court Dismisses ADA Complaint
    Businesses are obliged to ensure that their facilities comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. But can anyone who believes he has found a violation somewhere sue to remedy it? The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland…
  • Jun 23

    Federal Court Dismisses ADA Complaint

    Federal Court Dismisses ADA Complaint
    Businesses are obliged to ensure that their facilities comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. But can anyone who believes he has found a violation somewhere sue to remedy it? The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland…
  • Feb 25

    Apple v. DOJ/FBI – Is Justice Scalia Rolling Over in His Grave?

    Apple v. DOJ/FBI – Is Justice Scalia Rolling Over in His Grave?
    Long a consistent and ardent judicial champion of the constitutional protections afforded citizens under the Fourth and Sixth Amendments, one cannot help but wonder how Justice Scalia would have viewed the showdown between Apple and the…
Rank this Week: 3670

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: 3968

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Oct 8

    Pittsfield Board issues ultimatum to Polish Club

    Pittsfield Board issues ultimatum to Polish Club
    The city of Pittsfield has issued an ultimatum to the Polish Community Club: Get your house in order or likely lose your liquor license. The Berkshire Eagle reports that Licensing Board members urged the club to provide an application for a…
  • Oct 8

    Pittsfield Board issues ultimatum to Polish Club

    Pittsfield Board issues ultimatum to Polish Club
    The city of Pittsfield has issued an ultimatum to the Polish Community Club: Get your house in order or likely lose your liquor license. The Berkshire Eagle reports that Licensing Board members urged the club to provide an application for a…
  • Oct 8

    Hooters Appeals Dedham Decision

    Hooters Appeals Dedham Decision
    A Hooters restaurant that was denied a liquor license by the Dedham Board of Selectmen is pleading their case to the state’s Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. The ABCC held the appeal hearing for Dedham Wings LLC, doing…
Rank this Week: 396

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/
  • Jul 11

    Umbilical Cord Related Birth Injurie

    Umbilical Cord Related Birth Injurie
    Having a baby should be a happy occasion.  Delivering a baby should happen without complications.  Sometimes there are problems involving the baby’s umbilical cord that lead to birth injuries or death during delivery.…
  • Jul 11

    Most Common Work-Related Injurie

    Most Common Work-Related Injurie
    Thousands of workers are killed and millions suffer injuries on the job every year. Many workers sustain injuries so severe that they can never return to work. This is damaging to the individual, his or her family, and our economy. Most…
  • Jul 11

    Are My Workers' Compensation Benefits Taxable?

    Are My Workers' Compensation Benefits Taxable?
    While most forms of income are subject to tax by both the New Jersey Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), workers’ compensation benefits are one important exception to this general rule. As a result, in the vast majority of…
Rank this Week: 4931

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
Rank this Week: 623

McNamee, Lochner, Titus &…

McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C. Firm News & Events

Covers business law. By McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C.

http://www.mltw.com/news-events/
  • Jan 23

    Bruce J. Wagner Admitted to the American College of Family Trial Lawyer

    Bruce J. Wagner Admitted to the American College of Family Trial Lawyer
    Bruce J. Wagner, chair of McNamee’s Matrimonial and Family Law practice, was recently admitted to the American College of Family Trial Lawyers. Formed in 1993, the American College of Family Trial Lawyers (AFCTL) comprises a select…
  • Jan 17

    McNamee Expands, Adds New Paralegal to its Real Estate Practice Area

    McNamee Expands, Adds New Paralegal to its Real Estate Practice Area
    Allison Squires joined McNamee as a paralegal in the Real Estate practice area supporting two of its shareholders, Mathew Barry and Jeremy Speich. Allison has been a paralegal since graduating from Mildred Elley in 1996. She has experience…
  • Jan 12

    Public Construction Attorneys Join McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C.

    Public Construction Attorneys Join McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C.
    McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C., a full-service law firm headquartered in Albany, N.Y. announces that the attorneys of Fox & Kowalewski, LLP, one of the leading public construction law firms in New York State, have joined the…
Rank this Week: 2452

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: 2426

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Jun 6

    What happens to my Federal Income Tax Refund after I file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and I still owe the IRS Pre-Petition Income Taxes?

    What happens to my Federal Income Tax Refund after I file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and I still owe the IRS Pre-Petition Income Taxes?
    In the Eastern District of Michigan, Judge Opperman concluded that the IRS permitted to set off prepetition tax refunds against prepetition debts. However, the IRS is not permitted to offset postpetition tax refunds against prepetition debt,…
  • 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. ……
Rank this Week: 4130

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: 322

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/
  • Jan 20

    The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act

    The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act
    Congress finally passed the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act and the President signed it into law on December 13, 2016. The most important part of the bill is that it allows individuals with disabilities, who have capacity, to create their…
  • Jan 10

    What about Dementia?

    What about Dementia?
    Dementia results in the inability to process thought. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. and affects about 8 million people. There is no way to predict whom it will affect, when it will attack or how long it will last. The…
  • Jan 9

    What about Dementia?

    What about Dementia?
    Dementia results in the inability to process thought. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. and affects about 8 million people. There is no way to predict whom it will affect, when it will attack or how long it will last. The…
Rank this Week: 2173

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: 4841

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: 3113

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/
Rank this Week: 3086

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/
  • Jan 3

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.
    After I got hacked, I tried to change my administrative login credentials to my new email address, but Blogger doesn't believe me.  Let's just say it's hard to survive a hacking.
  • Dec 4

    Lessons from being hacked.

    Lessons from being hacked.
    Criminals are smarter than I am.Criminals are more dedicated to their jobs than I am--and I'm pretty darn dedicated.Computers can be used for E-VIL as well as for good.I have very smart, computer-savvy friends.People who have been hacked…
  • Nov 28

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).
    Of course I'm angered and saddened about the increase in hateful speech across campuses (see today's latest story here).  I don't respect the people who say such awful things.  But I respect their right to say them.  Such…
Rank this Week: 1500

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: 554

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/
Rank this Week: 3805

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: 717

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.…
  • 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 proceed…
Rank this Week: 860

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/
  • Jan 23

    Anti-Nepotism Policies in New Jersey Public School Hiring

    Anti-Nepotism Policies in New Jersey Public School Hiring
    A problem our employment attorneys  frequently encounter is complaints of nepotism in the hiring and promotion of public school teachers.  While the hiring of relatives is not per se illegal in New Jersey public schools, there are…
  • Jan 19

    Attorneys Fees in New Jersey Civil Service Appeal

    Attorneys Fees in New Jersey Civil Service Appeal
    The financial burden of a civil service appeal discourages many employees from filing.  However, a successful employee may be able to recover the attorneys fees she spent on the appeal.  Our attorneys handle civil service appeals…
  • Jan 18

    Business Partnerships: Taxes and Other Consideration

    Business Partnerships: Taxes and Other Consideration
    A partnership is an unincorporated association of two or more people who act as co-owners of a business for profit.  Under New Jersey business law, a partnership may be created even when there is no written partnership agreement between…
Rank this Week: 3690

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/
  • Jan 5

    Proposed New York State Regulations Address Cyberattack Risk

    Proposed New York State Regulations Address Cyberattack Risk
    Cybersecurity is a critically important concern for businesses of all sizes and in all sectors of the economy. The growth of various electronic data systems, not to mention the internet, has brought almost countless new risks from hackers and…
  • Jan 5

    Proposed New York State Regulations Address Cyberattack Risk

    Proposed New York State Regulations Address Cyberattack Risk
    Cybersecurity is a critically important concern for businesses of all sizes and in all sectors of the economy. The growth of various electronic data systems, not to mention the internet, has brought almost countless new risks from hackers and…
  • Dec 15

    FTC Issues Guidance for Businesses that Handle Private Medical Information

    FTC Issues Guidance for Businesses that Handle Private Medical Information
    Digital technology enables businesses to store information electronically, without the need for expansive file cabinets and storage facilities, and to transmit data quickly and efficiently. It also exposes businesses to the risk of data…
Rank this Week: 875

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/
  • Jan 23

    Operating Agreement Trumps Falsified Liquor License Application In Dispute Over LLC Membership

    Operating Agreement Trumps Falsified Liquor License Application In Dispute Over LLC Membership
    Franklin C. McRoberts, counsel in the Uniondale office of Farrell Fritz and a member of the firm’s Business Divorce Group, prepared this article. Oh, the things that can happen when the LLC members identified…
  • Jan 16

    Court of Appeals to Decide Controversial Partnership Dissolution Case

    Court of Appeals to Decide Controversial Partnership Dissolution Case
    New York's highest court last week agreed to hear an appeal in a case that raises important issues concerning wrongful dissolution, damages, and valuation discounts under New York's partnership law. Learn more in this week's New York Business…
  • Jan 9

    Announcing Must-Have Treatise on Business Divorce Litigation

    Announcing Must-Have Treatise on Business Divorce Litigation
    If you are or aspire to be a business divorce lawyer, you'll want to read in this week's New York Business Divorce my review of a newly published treatise called Litigating The Business Divorce, after which you'll want to order a copy.
Rank this Week: 526

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: 743

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: 584

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/
  • Dec 30

    New Science Concerning Shaken Baby Syndrome Supports Defendant’s Motion to Vacate Conviction

    New Science Concerning Shaken Baby Syndrome Supports Defendant’s Motion to Vacate Conviction
    While we don’t have a criminal practice, this recently decided case is interesting in how science can change, impacting prior court decisions.  This same concept was found regarding fire science, in a prior posts found here and…
  • Nov 14

    Insurance Policy Does Not Cover Trademark Infringement

    Insurance Policy Does Not Cover Trademark Infringement
    A supplier was found liable for selling counterfeit Fendi handbags, and after two separate lawsuits was obligated to Fendi and a retailer to whom those fake bags were sold for substantial damages. In an attempt to avoid paying those damages,…
  • Jul 18

    Cybersquatting/Domain Name Dispute Requires Proof Even on Default

    Cybersquatting/Domain Name Dispute Requires Proof Even on Default
    This article nicely points out the folly of an insufficient showing of proof in a domain dispute proceeding, even if the respondent defaults.  And worse, the claimant gets one shot—if the claim is denied there is no…
Rank this Week: 614

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

Covers business law. By Klapper & Fass.

http://www.newyorkbusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2172

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: 2057

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: 920

New York Liquor License Law Blog

New York Liquor License Law Blog

Covers business law. By Rudner & Paleudis, LLC.

http://www.newyorkliquorlicenselawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1856

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
  • Aug 23

    Pleading Fraud with Specificity

    Pleading Fraud with Specificity
    According to New York Civil Practice Law and Rules section 3016(b), in a fraud cause of action in a complaint, “the circumstances constituting the wrong shall be stated in detail”.  Contrast this with the standard for a libel…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 560