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San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business formation and business litigation news and updates in California. Published By Donald Oder.

http://www.sandiegobusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • May 15

    When Commercial Tenants File for Bankruptcy

    When Commercial Tenants File for Bankruptcy
    Because federal bankruptcy law preempts California landlord/tenant law, it's important that commercial landlords and tenants alike understand the process when a tenant has filed for (or is considering filing for) bankruptcy. The timing of a…
  • May 13

    Selling Shares of Stock in Your Privately Held Corporation

    Selling Shares of Stock in Your Privately Held Corporation
    Whether or not to sell shares in a privately held corporation is often hotly debated among shareholders. In most cases, the shareholders are seeking a necessary cash infusion either because initial funding has run out before the company could…
  • Apr 28

    What is Gross Negligence in Indemnification Clauses?

    What is Gross Negligence in Indemnification Clauses?
    Commercial tenants are often perplexed when they realize that under the terms of their lease, they are responsible for damages that occur on the leased premises even if caused by the landlord's own negligence. In most cases, the landlord's…
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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/
  • May 15

    Does the LLC Statute Trump Agency Law?

    Does the LLC Statute Trump Agency Law?
    Agent Fails to Dislcose Principal Exists, Avoids Liability Was the limited liability company statute supposed to eliminate basic principles of agency law?  That seemsto be the import of a decision by the Appellate Division of…
  • Mar 27

    Attachment of LLC Interest in Management Dispute

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

    New Jersey LLC Statute Limits Creditors Right

    New Jersey LLC Statute Limits Creditors Right
    A recent amendment to New Jersey’s limited liability company law changes the rights of creditors seeking to collect a judgment from a member of a limited liability company, eliminating the creditor’s right to foreclose the…
Rank this Week: 3768

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • May 14

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry
    In a widely publicized case, the Estate of Marvin Gaye recently won its lawsuit against Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and T.I. for copyright infringement, alleging that their hit song “Blurred Lines” infringes upon Gaye’s…
  • Apr 29

    Peter Sutherland – Photography

    Peter Sutherland – Photography
    Peter Sutherland is a master of nearly all mediums.  He works with painting, sculpture, photography, and film and blends each genre into the other, creating soft overlaps that make the viewer squint and muse over what medium he is using.…
  • Apr 22

    Royal Jarmon – Sculpture

    Royal Jarmon – Sculpture
    Royal Jarmon has been slowly transitioning watercolor paintings into sculptures in a technique uniquely is own.  His sculptures reproduce the same color magic he worked into his watercolors, but with added unexpected elements.…
Rank this Week: 3357

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

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

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • May 13

    Proposed 1031 Exchange Change

    Proposed 1031 Exchange Change
    WealthManagement.com: The Fiscal Year 2016 Budget proposes a modification of like-kind exchange transactions. As in the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget, the Administration proposes to limit the amount of capital gain deferred under Section 1031 of…
  • Apr 1

    Estate Plan Privacy

    Estate Plan Privacy
    Perhaps one of the most overlooked aspects of a revocable "living" trust is the privacy that it can provide. If you're not familiar the concept of  a living trust, it is a legal document often used in estate planning, either in…
  • Mar 25

    The Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act

    The Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act
    Late last year President Obama signed the Achieving A Better Life Experience ("ABLE") Act into law. In essence, the ABLE Act can allow individuals with qualifying disabilities or their families to set aside funds for education, housing and…
Rank this Week: 4796

Austin Business Lawyer

Austin Business Lawyer

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

http://www.austinbusinesslawyer.info
  • May 13

    It Isn't Paranoia If They Really Are Coming For You And Your Money

    It Isn't Paranoia If They Really Are Coming For You And Your Money
    Today from the Telegraph: Forcing everyone to spend only by electronic means from an account held at a government-run bank would give the authorities far better tools to deal with recessions and economic booms, writes Jim Leaviss Gee what a…
  • May 13

    Deferred Compensation Plans And IRC § 409A Compliance

    Deferred Compensation Plans And IRC § 409A Compliance
    If the plan documents and contracts of deferred compensation plans are not carefully drafted to comply with the requirements of Internal Revenue Code § 409A, a tax disaster can befall the employees intended to be benefited by such…
  • May 12

    Fast Track Trade Deal - If It Must Be Hidden From Public Then It Is A BAD DEAL

    Fast Track Trade Deal - If It Must Be Hidden From Public Then It Is A BAD DEAL
    GOP leadership have shown themselves to be fools and puppets of huge corporation lobbyists for years now.  We elect individual conservatives to congress and they go to congress and vote for these old dinosaur RINO leaders.  It is…
Rank this Week: 2862

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

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

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • May 13

    Electronic Filing Depository

    Electronic Filing Depository
    The most common method companies use to raise private capital requires filing notices with each state in which you have an investor. To streamline the process of filing these notices, the North American Securities Administrators Association,…
  • May 11

    Can You Convert Your Company Into a Social Purpose Corporation?

    Can You Convert Your Company Into a Social Purpose Corporation?
    Yes, an existing Washington business entity can convert into a social purpose corporation (“SPC”). In this blog post, we’ll discuss how an existing traditional corporation can become a social purpose corporation. To convert…
  • Apr 29

    Using Licensing Agreements to Protect Your IP

    Using Licensing Agreements to Protect Your IP
    An important tool for monetizing your IP is a licensing agreement. When exploring entering into a licensing agreement, it is important to understand how licensing agreements work and the common terms of a licensing agreement. Today’s…
Rank this Week: 3564

Albany Business Lawyer Blog

Albany Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law - Published by Albany, New York Business Attorneys — Montgomery Law Firm

http://www.albanybusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • May 12

    Dissecting NDA’s:  A Look at the Gut

    Dissecting NDA’s:  A Look at the Gut
        “A verbal agreement is not worth the paper it is written on” Samuel Goldwyn (popularly misattributed)   Non-Disclosure Agreements (“NDA’s”) are a routine part of business.  They are so…
  • May 4

    Five Fundamental Questions About NDA’s:

    Five Fundamental Questions About NDA’s:
      “If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.”  ― George Orwell Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA’s) are the most frequently used business agreement on the planet.  But, do you…
  • Apr 25

    The Secret of the Blog

    The Secret of the Blog
    “The minute you read something that you can’t understand, you can almost be sure that it was drawn up by a lawyer. ” ― Will Rogers I hate the name, “blog.”  “Blog” sounds like an awful…
Rank this Week: 2459

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • May 12

    Beware Corporate Compliance Scams Posing as the Illinois Secretary of State

    Beware Corporate Compliance Scams Posing as the Illinois Secretary of State
         In a world preoccupied with internet spam and phishing attacks, beware the old school scalawags who operate their rip-offs through the U.S. mail!  Like their online counterparts, they are trying to lighten your wallet…
  • May 9

    Beware Corporate Compliance Scams Posing as the Illinois Secretary of State

    Beware Corporate Compliance Scams Posing as the Illinois Secretary of State
         In a world preoccupied with internet spam and phishing attacks, beware the old school scalawags who operate their rip-offs through the U.S. mail!  Like their online counterparts, they are trying to lighten your wallet…
  • Mar 10

    Managing Your Post-Mortem Facebook Legacy

    Managing Your Post-Mortem Facebook Legacy
         The central tragedy of human existence is that our lives on the earthly plane are finite. Saint or sinner, the time must come when each of us departs this.  But whether or not you believe in an afterlife, there is a…
Rank this Week: 3257

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

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

    Unsocial Media: When Your Employees Vent What Can You Do?

    Unsocial Media: When Your Employees Vent What Can You Do?
    Social media contains a flood of people venting their views on every topic imaginable, including work. Though it’s not a good idea, employees often use social to vent their frustrations and dislikes about their job, co-workers, bosses…
  • May 4

    Too Big to Jail?

    Too Big to Jail?
    If a company is charged with violating criminal laws, just as with people charged with crimes, there can be a plea bargain agreement. When it comes to people, normally a defendant will plead guilty to a lesser charge, or have some charges…
  • Apr 27

    Handshake Deals Often Go Sour. Don’t Let It Happen to You.

    Handshake Deals Often Go Sour. Don’t Let It Happen to You.
    It’s an all too familiar story. College students with a brilliant idea get together, start a hugely successful business then end up suing each other because handshake agreements end up being broken. These business founders may be…
Rank this Week: 3251

Commercial and International…

Commercial and International Arbitration Law Blog

Covers business law. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.commercialinternationalarbitration.com/
  • May 11

    EU Proposes Significant Reforms to ISDS Arbitration

    EU Proposes Significant Reforms to ISDS Arbitration
    Reflecting the growing dissatisfaction among EU countries with the current state of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), the European Commission last week issued a “concept paper” which outlines several proposed reforms…
  • May 1

    Why Tech Companies Should Choose Arbitration Over Litigation

    Why Tech Companies Should Choose Arbitration Over Litigation
    “Litigation is too costly and time-consuming.”   “Litigation is too burdensome and distracting.”   “Litigation is inefficient.”   “Litigation is too risky and…
  • Apr 24

    U.S. Supreme Court May Decide Whether California PAGA Claims Are Arbitrable

    U.S. Supreme Court May Decide Whether California PAGA Claims Are Arbitrable
    The U.S. Supreme Court is currently considering a petition for certiorari seeking reversal of an unpublished California Supreme Court decision, Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC v. Milton Brown, in which the court refused to enforce the…
Rank this Week: 2368

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: 4134

AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

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

http://annemariesegal.com/
  • May 8

    Your Elevator Pitch: Who Are Your Clients and How Do You Serve Them?

    Your Elevator Pitch: Who Are Your Clients and How Do You Serve Them?
    The essential elements in an elevator pitch are not what features you offer a client, but what clients you serve and the benefits they get from hiring you. People don't hire you for your experience, or your fancy "tools" that get the job…
  • May 7

    Five Key Questions to Ask When Creating a Personal Advisory Board

    Five Key Questions to Ask When Creating a Personal Advisory Board
    In a prior post, I explored why you should have your own personal advisory board to facilitate your professional growth. Regardless of your seniority, industry or role, here are five key questions to ask yourself as you…
  • Apr 30

    Great Resumes Are Powerful Marketing Document

    Great Resumes Are Powerful Marketing Document
    Your resume is a marketing document that tells the story of where you have been and where you are going. How you tell that story is largely up to you, but in all cases it is more effective to set your career objectives first and write…
Rank this Week: 4024

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 3166

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Covers North Carolina business and personal injury issues.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blogs/kirksanderslaw
  • May 7

    Petiton to Sell Real Property NC

    Petiton to Sell Real Property NC
    Tags: petition to sell real property ncestate lawyer ncIf you are faced with an issue where an estate needs to sell real property or you are opposed to an estate selling real property to pay debts of an estate, read more from my…
  • Apr 29

    Assumed Names (DBA's) in North Carolina

    Assumed Names (DBA's) in North Carolina
    Tags: corporate lawyer NCstarting a business attorney in NCIndividuals who are doing business as a sole proprietorship should file an assumed name in the Register of Deeds of their county. Here's a link to the form in Forsyth County,…
  • Apr 8

    Employee Background Check FCRA compliance

    Employee Background Check FCRA compliance
    Tags: Background check employeeCorporate attorney North CarolinaThe Federal Trade Commission has updated guidance for compliance with the Federal Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when doing background checks on a new hire. Below is some…
Rank this Week: 3507

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
  • May 6

    Herbalife v. Ackman: Who’s manipulating who?

    Herbalife v. Ackman: Who’s manipulating who?
    In the 10-Q that it filed yesterday, Herbalife confirmed a DoJ query and accused short seller Bill Ackman of stock manipulation.
  • May 1

    Warning signals in Yelp’s 10-K

    Warning signals in Yelp’s 10-K
    On March 2, we put out a Pro report based on Yelp's 10K. That report is now available here for free.
  • Apr 29

    Pier 1’s Not-So Confidential Agreement

    Pier 1’s Not-So Confidential Agreement
    Pier 1 is the latest company to file a confidential agreement with the SEC, providing details on its agreement with its former CFO.
Rank this Week: 2639

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

Covers business law. By Klapper & Fass.

http://www.newyorkbusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2844

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • May 1

    Exploring Personal Cloud Storage for Attorney

    Exploring Personal Cloud Storage for Attorney
    The cloud, while often intimidating to attorneys, has become a hot topic for law firms looking to stay on the forefront of technology. Terms like cloud storage, cloud computing, and Software as a Service (SaaS) add confusion to the…
  • Apr 10

    LLC vs. S Corporation | Which is Right for My Business?

    LLC vs. S Corporation | Which is Right for My Business?
    I'm frequently approached (virtually) by entrepreneurs that have great ideas for a new business to start. They know that they need to form SOME type of business, but often they don't know much more than the terms "LLC" or "Corporation."…
  • Mar 27

    An Interview with Financial Planner Brian Plain

    An Interview with Financial Planner Brian Plain
    As any estate planning attorney will attest to, financial planners are some of our strongest allies when we work to help clients ensure that their futures and families are well taken care of. But, not all advisors are alike. Some charge flat…
Rank this Week: 3958

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Apr 30

    Locked Out

    Locked Out
    Sometimes expert witnesses win cases, or at least help win important motions before the court. A California Federal Court judge reinforced this theory last week. The case involved claims against American Honda for allegedly selling cars with…
  • Mar 31

    Hit the Brake

    Hit the Brake
    I recently came across an interesting case filed in New York. An auto mechanic brought suit against Ford USA for exposure to asbestos containing brake parts stemming from his work as a mechanic in Ireland. Ford filed a motion for...
  • Feb 28

    Arrival!

    Arrival!
    The future has arrived! In my last post I wrote about AutoNation's plans to develop a digital storefront. Well, in case you hadn't noticed, it's not just AutoNation, but virtually every dealership is developing a similar platform. It may…
Rank this Week: 4540

The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

Covers business and legal issues for entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists and angel investors. By DLA Piper.

http://www.theventurealley.com
  • Apr 30

    SEC Proposes “Pay-Versus-Performance” Rule

    SEC Proposes “Pay-Versus-Performance” Rule
    CONTRIBUTED BY Andrew Ledbetter andrew.ledbetter@dlapiper.com   Yesterday the SEC issued its long-awaited “pay-versus-performance” rule proposal. The rules would add a new paragraph (v) to Item 402 of Regulation S-K. In…
  • Apr 6

    Carefully Draft NDAs to Avoid Whistleblower Concern

    Carefully Draft NDAs to Avoid Whistleblower Concern
    CONTRIBUTED BY Andrew Ledbetter andrew.ledbetter@dlapiper.com In light of the SEC’s first enforcement action against a company for impeding whistleblower activity in violation of Rule 21F-17, employers may wish to consider clarifying in…
  • Apr 2

    Factors the SEC Considers in “Bad Actor” Waiver

    Factors the SEC Considers in “Bad Actor” Waiver
    CONTRIBUTED BY Andrew Ledbetter andrew.ledbetter@dlapiper.com   We have previously blogged about the SEC’s July 2013 rule change that disqualifies certain “bad actors” from using Rule 506. Thankfully, Rule 506 permits…
Rank this Week: 4098

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

Covers business valuation and divorce litigation. By Brian C. Vertz.

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Apr 30

    Spousal Support of Foreign Nationals – The I-864

    Spousal Support of Foreign Nationals – The I-864
    Back in 2012, I reported on a Pennsylvania Superior Court case, Love v. Love, in which Pennsylvania recognized a support obligation arising from sponsorship of a foreign national spouse.  Now, the ABA Family Law Quarterly has published…
  • Apr 12

    Equal Custody Trumps Long Commute to School

    Equal Custody Trumps Long Commute to School
    When one parent moves to a new neighborhood after having equal shared custody, the move might cause a longer commute time for a children traveling to and from school.  In a recent published decision, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania…
  • Sep 14

    Father Reasonably Withheld Support for College Tuition

    Father Reasonably Withheld Support for College Tuition
    Parents who are divorcing in Pennsylvania often express willingness to pay for their children’s college tuition when the time should come.  Some parents even put their commitment in writing. Yet, as this case demonstrates,…
Rank this Week: 4267

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

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

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Apr 28

    “Golden Leash” arrangements secure ISS’s cautious nod

    “Golden Leash” arrangements secure ISS’s cautious nod
    By Shane C. D'Souza and Deandra Schubert After taking a break last proxy season, “golden leash” arrangements are back in the spotlight. A few days ago, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”) gave…
  • Apr 24

    Four Due Diligence Issues in Insurance M&A Transaction

    Four Due Diligence Issues in Insurance M&A Transaction
    By Ana Badour and Ian C. Michael Insurance M&A activity, in both the Canadian market and globally, has been on the rise since the 2008 financial crisis, and is expected to continue to increase. Deloitte recently reported that there were…
  • Apr 16

    Harnessing Social Media in Proxy Contests: Opportunities and Legal Challenge

    Harnessing Social Media in Proxy Contests: Opportunities and Legal Challenge
    By Shane C. D'Souza, Deandra Schubert and Blake Jones Social media has very seldom been leveraged in Canadian proxy contests. One reason for this may be the lack of knowledge about its full potential.[1] To address this reason, our first…
Rank this Week: 4083

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Apr 28

    Preneed Downgrades: Refund

    Preneed Downgrades: Refund
    With increasing regularity, preneed consumers are downgrading from traditional funerals to cremation services.  To accommodate the consumer, funeral homes often amend the original contract with a downgrade addendum.   An…
  • Apr 19

    Trust Funded Preneed and Insurance Assignment

    Trust Funded Preneed and Insurance Assignment
    Funeral homes frequently allow the assignment of insurance as partial payment towards a trust funded preneed contract, but the manner in which the assignment is made can cause problems for them.  Preneed trustees will not accept an…
  • Apr 15

    Preneed Contracts: Where to Apply a Discount

    Preneed Contracts: Where to Apply a Discount
    It is common for a funeral home to offer a discount to a preneed contract purchaser when the sales price is to be paid in full at the time of purchase.  However, funeral homes are often inconsistent in how the discount is applied to the…
Rank this Week: 4658

Contingency Business Litigation…

Contingency Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers foreclosure litigation, qui tam, insider trading and business lawsuits. By The Ferraro Law Firm.

http://www.contingencybusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Misrepresentation Claims in Business Franchising - Legacy Academy, Inc. v. Mamilove

    Misrepresentation Claims in Business Franchising - Legacy Academy, Inc. v. Mamilove
    All franchise companies have a kind of "sales pitch" the offer when promoting the company to potential franchisees. But it can be a fine line between when that sales pitch crosses the line into being a misrepresentation that could be worthy…
  • Apr 10

    Robl Constr., Inc. v. Homoly - Business Partner Agreement

    Robl Constr., Inc. v. Homoly - Business Partner Agreement
    Business partners of small companies are often closely personally invested in the venture. It may at times be necessary for one partner or another to take an advance, forward money to the firm, or transfer funds from one account to another.…
  • Apr 1

    Fluid Dynamic Holdings v. Jacksonville - Slander Drove Off Business, $75M Lawsuit Claim

    Fluid Dynamic Holdings v. Jacksonville - Slander Drove Off Business, $75M Lawsuit Claim
    The plaintiff in Fluid Dynamics Holdings, LLC v. City of Jacksonville, et al., who filed in Florida Middle District Court, says he is puzzled. Fluid Dynamics Holdings, LLC was partway through a pilot project program with St. Johns County…
Rank this Week: 3799

Startup Law Blog

Startup Law Blog

Covers legal and regulatory developments in startup, securities law and regulation. By Joe Wallin.

http://www.startuplawblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Join Us at Pacific Rim M&A Institute This Wednesday

    Join Us at Pacific Rim M&A Institute This Wednesday
    Please join us for the Pacific Rim M&A Institute’s next session. This quarter’s program features Port of Seattle CEO, Ted J. Fick, who will discuss how the Port contributes to our region’s economy. We look forward to…
  • Dec 18

    Revenue Lending

    Revenue Lending
    I recently had the chance to sit down with BJ Lackland, the CEO of Lighter Capital, to talk about life, revenue loans, and Lighter Capital. Below is a transcript of most of our talk. – JW: BJ, what’s the first … Continue…
  • Nov 28

    Current Funding Trends and Capital Raising Tip

    Current Funding Trends and Capital Raising Tip
    How Are You Planning to Fund Your Big Idea in 2015? Due to cheaper tools, the cost of getting a startup off the ground has markedly decreased over the past dozen or so years. However, despite lower costs, it can … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 4040

Startup Law Blog

Startup Law Blog

Covers legal issues and public policy issues relating to startup companies. By Joe Wallin.

http://www.startuplawblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Join Us at Pacific Rim M&A Institute This Wednesday

    Join Us at Pacific Rim M&A Institute This Wednesday
    Please join us for the Pacific Rim M&A Institute’s next session. This quarter’s program features Port of Seattle CEO, Ted J. Fick, who will discuss how the Port contributes to our region’s economy. We look forward to…
  • Dec 18

    Revenue Lending

    Revenue Lending
    I recently had the chance to sit down with BJ Lackland, the CEO of Lighter Capital, to talk about life, revenue loans, and Lighter Capital. Below is a transcript of most of our talk. – JW: BJ, what’s the first … Continue…
  • Nov 28

    Current Funding Trends and Capital Raising Tip

    Current Funding Trends and Capital Raising Tip
    How Are You Planning to Fund Your Big Idea in 2015? Due to cheaper tools, the cost of getting a startup off the ground has markedly decreased over the past dozen or so years. However, despite lower costs, it can … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 3663

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Child custody when a child is taken out of state

    Child custody when a child is taken out of state
    Recently, I had a chance to chat with an individual who had questions about her son. In brief, she requested: My son and his father moved from Virginia to Nebraska in June 2014. We were never married and we both lived in Virginia when my…
  • Apr 26

    How to Sell Shares as a Private Business - Rule 504 of the SEC

    How to Sell Shares as a Private Business - Rule 504 of the SEC
    So you own a small business, and are contemplating obtaining investors? Good news -- It's possible! Bad news, you better know what the heck you're doing. Care is required here. As a small company contemplating a Rule 504 filing under…
  • Apr 16

    Motions in Limine -- an example

    Motions in Limine -- an example
    Although there are multiple uses for motions in limine, the most basic form is to (1) exclude testimony from certain witnesses, and (2) to exclude evidence on the grounds of (a) undue prejudice, (b) lacks authenticity, (c) lacks foundations,…
Rank this Week: 3033

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/
  • Apr 24

    Husband is Not Guilty of Sexual Abuse of his Wife with Alzheimer’s.

    Husband is Not Guilty of Sexual Abuse of his Wife with Alzheimer’s.
    It first seemed incredible that a 78 year old husband could be arrested for a third degree felony for having sex with his wife because someone in the nursing home said the wife was no longer capable of giving consent. The jury found him not…
  • Apr 6

    Sentimental or Argumentative

    Sentimental or Argumentative
    Recently, the family of Robin Williams commenced the not unfamiliar process of destroying family relationships by fighting over sentimental assets. Surely the decedent never wanted there to be a fight and was sure he had taken care of…
  • Aug 3

    Inherited IRAs No Longer Exempt in a Bankruptcy

    Inherited IRAs No Longer Exempt in a Bankruptcy
    “Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.” ~ Mark Twain. I have no idea what Mark Twain would have said about our U.S. Supreme Court’s recent unanimous decision in Clark v.…
Rank this Week: 2843

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

Covers Alaska business law, litigation and recent decisions. By Clayton Walker.

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Apr 23

    Resolving Cross Motions for Summary Judgment

    Resolving Cross Motions for Summary Judgment
    By: Clayton Walker The Alaska Supreme Court overruled a Superior Court’s resolution of Cross Motions for Summary Judgment.  Stavenjord v. Schmidt.  The case started back in 2001.  The matter had been fully briefed by…
  • Apr 16

    1099-C Tax on Debt Forgivene

    1099-C Tax on Debt Forgivene
    By: Clayton Walker The federal tax code taxes debt forgiveness.  The tax code also requires those forgiving debts to file information returns to the IRS, using form 1099-C. So, you lose your house in a foreclosure sale and the bank…
  • Mar 18

    Alaska Overtime — Professional Employee Exemption Doesn’t Cover Pilot

    Alaska Overtime — Professional Employee Exemption Doesn’t Cover Pilot
    By: Clayton Walker Alaska Overtime law requires covered employers to pay overtime to covered employees.  One exemption to the overtime law is the Professional Employee Exemption.  The old Alaska exemption was not the same as the…
Rank this Week: 3288

Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Time Is On (Your) Side: A Proposed Change to Maryland Appellate Rule 8-412(c)

    Time Is On (Your) Side: A Proposed Change to Maryland Appellate Rule 8-412(c)
    As the appellant in the Maryland appellate courts, when should you file your brief? Currently, it’s within 40 days after the clerk notifies you that the court has filed the record. Sounds easy enough, except the current Maryland Rules…
  • Apr 3

    Limitation of Liability for Violation of Your Constitutional Rights: The Court of Appeals’ Decision in Espina v. Jackson

    Limitation of Liability for Violation of Your Constitutional Rights: The Court of Appeals’ Decision in Espina v. Jackson
    Maryland attorneys are eminently familiar with the State’s Local Government Tort Claims Act (LGTCA), which imposes a limitation on liability for the local government entity of $200,000 for each individual claim ($500,000 aggregate for…
  • Mar 30

    HUD Regulations Preempt Maryland Real Estate Code

    HUD Regulations Preempt Maryland Real Estate Code
    Silverman|Thompson|Slutkin|White real estate litigation attorneys succeeded in obtaining summary judgment on behalf of the private owner of a project-based Section 8 housing project in a breach of lease action pending in the Circuit Court for…
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Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business transactions and international small business law. By Daniel H. Erskine.

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    A Methodological Approach to Negotiating International Business Dispute

    A Methodological Approach to Negotiating International Business Dispute
    The United States government has declared increased exports are the path for financial recovery. In particular, the Small Business Administration declared exports are the principal method to buttress American small business. So, how do small…
  • Jan 27

    Sanctions List to Check Before Doing Busine

    Sanctions List to Check Before Doing Busine
    Before doing business with a prospective new business partner or customer your US or UK small business should (and may be required) conduct due diligence on your new prospect. Some lists to check are UK-HM Treasury's Consolidated List, EU…
  • Jan 19

    SizeUp your Business & NY Business Financing

    SizeUp your Business & NY Business Financing
    Looking for market data on how your small business compares; check out the Small Business Administration's online tool Sizeup. The tool helps by "benchmarking [your small business] against competitors, mapping your customers, competitors and…
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Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

Cover business and corporate law issues. By Parr Richey Obremskey Frandsen & Patterson.

http://www.indianabusinesslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 5070

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Apr 18

    When Can You Discharge Taxes in Bankruptcy?

    When Can You Discharge Taxes in Bankruptcy?
    The 5 Rules of Discharging Taxes If the income tax meets all five rules, then the tax debt is dischargeable in EITHER Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. 1. Federal Income Taxes Only: The taxes must be strictly for taxes on income (1040 Income Tax).…
  • Mar 10

    THE WHITE HOUSE UNVEILS: STUDENT AID BILL OF RIGHTS

    THE WHITE HOUSE UNVEILS: STUDENT AID BILL OF RIGHTS
    The Wall Street Journal reported today that the White House is weighing whether to make it easier for Americans to discharge student loans through bankruptcy. Federal law prohibits student loans — whether made by private lenders or the…
  • Mar 3

    SENATE DEMOCRATS URGE RELIEF FOR STUDENT BORROWERS NOTING THAT BIG ED WILL GENERATE OVER $100 BILLION LOAN REPAYMENTS IN THE NEXT DECADE

    SENATE DEMOCRATS URGE RELIEF FOR STUDENT BORROWERS NOTING THAT BIG ED WILL GENERATE OVER $100 BILLION LOAN REPAYMENTS IN THE NEXT DECADE
    Bloomberg News reported that a group of Senate Democrats, led by Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, urged the government to offer relief to distressed borrowers, even if that dampens the profit it makes from collecting on people with…
Rank this Week: 4906

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Vann & Sheridan Blog

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

http://vannattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Webinar: Preparing for Cyberattacks & Data Breache

    Webinar: Preparing for Cyberattacks & Data Breache
    Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.Vann Attorneys Webinar: Preparing for Cyberattacks & Data Breaches What should your company do to prepare for cyberattacks and data breaches? What are the legal requirements…
  • Mar 31

    Robert C. Armstrong Joins Vann Attorneys, PLLC

    Robert C. Armstrong Joins Vann Attorneys, PLLC
    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RALEIGH, N.C. – Vann Attorneys, PLLC is proud to announce the addition of Mr. Robert C. “Rob” Armstrong to its North Carolina law practice. Mr. Armstrong is a graduate of the University of…
  • Mar 30

    The Benefits of Forming as an LLC

    The Benefits of Forming as an LLC
    Deciding which business entity your new company should be is a daunting task.  You will need to consider the tax implications, the state liability issues, and what ongoing responsibilities will have to be performed in order to keep the…
Rank this Week: 4785

ACA Review

ACA Review

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

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Apr 16

    EEOC Wellness Incentive Rules: Damned If You Do, Maybe

    EEOC Wellness Incentive Rules: Damned If You Do, Maybe
    Almost two years ago, the ACA enforcement agencies jointly published a set of lengthy, detailed, final rules applying the ACA’s enhanced health status discrimination prohibition to employer-administered wellness incentives. On…
  • Apr 13

    12 ACA Compliance Boxes You Should Have Checked Already

    12 ACA Compliance Boxes You Should Have Checked Already
    For employers who have delayed ACA compliance this long, you have delayed too long. Even if things go your way this June in King v. Burwell, you’ll be unprepared for EBSA compliance audits and for IRS coverage offer reporting that is…
  • Apr 2

    Is Every State Agency and Instrumentality An Applicable Large Employer Member?

    Is Every State Agency and Instrumentality An Applicable Large Employer Member?
    Your board, commission or other state-created entity has ten employees and a budget that’s a Medicaid rounding error to four decimal places.   How could you possibly be an ACA “Applicable Large Employer”?…
Rank this Week: 3229

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

News, advice, and trends from the corporate law world.

http://aalegalnyc.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Employee vs. Independent Contractor

    Employee vs. Independent Contractor
    In my practice, the question of classification of service providers as employees or independent contractors has come up with increasing frequency.  This probably results from the increasing amount of freelancing in the economy in recent…
  • Apr 14

    Interesting Reads of the Week

    Interesting Reads of the Week
    Some interesting legal reads for the week of April 13, 2015: From DealBook, arguments in favor of allowing law firms to go public. From Bloomberg, leveraged loans are not considered securities, which is a disputed point. From the WSJ, several…
  • Apr 2

    Regulation A+ – How It Fits Into the System

    Regulation A+ – How It Fits Into the System
    The SEC recently adopted final rules implementing significant changes to securities offerings done under Regulation A.  Because of the greatly expanded scope of the offerings, they are referred to colloquially as Regulation A+…
Rank this Week: 2514

Texas Business Law Blog

Texas Business Law Blog

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

http://www.dbwillislaw.com/texas-business-law-blog/
  • Apr 14

    Comptroller Announces Texas Taxpayer Bill of Right

    Comptroller Announces Texas Taxpayer Bill of Right
    Yesterday the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Glenn Hegar, announced the creation of the Texas Taxpayer Bill of Rights.  These were promulgated as part of his goals to address taxpayer concerns in an efficient and respectful…
  • Apr 9

    Educate Your Employees on Spear Phishing Attacks Now

    Educate Your Employees on Spear Phishing Attacks Now
    The latest victim….the White House.  That tells you all you need to know about just how effective spear phishing is as a tactic to infiltrate a computer system.  If the attack is effective against that target then you better…
  • Apr 9

    Educate Your Employees on Spear Fishing Attacks Now

    Educate Your Employees on Spear Fishing Attacks Now
    The latest victim….the White House.  That tells you all you need to know about just how effective spear fishing is as a tactic to infiltrate a computer system.  If the attack is effective against that target then you better…
Rank this Week: 4304

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

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

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Apr 10

    New ranking of legal scholars by HeinOnline

    New ranking of legal scholars by HeinOnline
    HeinOnline recently rolled out an exciting new feature that I haven't seen blogged about much, it's ScholarRank system. Hein uses a combination of citations from articles and cases to rank the top 250 legal scholars. By counting cases as well…
  • Mar 13

    Law Students and Recent Alumni: Please Take this Two Question Survey

    Law Students and Recent Alumni: Please Take this Two Question Survey
    This short survey is part of an ongoing effort to develop a law school curriculum that better serves the needs of students. If the best answer is not listed, please click on "Other" and enter a response.
  • Feb 16

    Apparently now is the time when I'm supposed to do my taxe

    Apparently now is the time when I'm supposed to do my taxe
    Apparently now is the time when I'm supposed to do my taxes. I always do mine on October 15, the very last day before the automatic extension expires, but the Google Trends chart below for "turbotax" searches suggests most people…
Rank this Week: 2916

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Apr 7

    What is the Origin of the Copyright Symbol (©)?

    What is the Origin of the Copyright Symbol (©)?
    This post about the origin of the copyright symbol (©) is based on my answer to a Quora question. See Why are the symbols of “©” and “®” used to identify copyrights and registered trademarks?…
  • Apr 1

    How can a Foreigner Open a Bank Account in the U.S.?

    How can a Foreigner Open a Bank Account in the U.S.?
    This post answers a question I have been asked many times: How can a foreigner open a bank account in the U.S.? This question usually is asked by foreign entrepreneurs. They want to start a business in the U.S. And to do so effectively, a…
  • Mar 27

    May a Minor Form an LLC?

    May a Minor Form an LLC?
    This post – asking “May a minor form an LLC?” – is a companion to May a Minor Form a Corporation? I have been wanting to write this post for more than two years, ever  since writing the corporation post referenced…
Rank this Week: 4916

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.consumerclasslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2877

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

http://www.philadelphiabusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    SEC TARGETS EMPLOYMENT CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS THAT INTERFERE WITH WHISTLEBLOWER INVESTIGATIONS

    SEC TARGETS EMPLOYMENT CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS THAT INTERFERE WITH WHISTLEBLOWER INVESTIGATIONS
    The Securities and Exchange Commission reported its first enforcement action earlier this month against a company that inserted restrictive language in an employee confidentiality agreement to impede the whistleblower reporting process. In…
  • Feb 26

    NEW JERSEY’S BAN THE BOX EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2015

    NEW JERSEY’S BAN THE BOX EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2015
    New Jersey’s “Ban the Box” law goes into effect next week on March 1, 2015. Employers in New Jersey may no longer have an employment application that contains either a box that must be marked or a question asked that relate…
  • Feb 13

    CLIENT ALERT: PHILADELPHIA BUSINESSES MUST OFFER PAID SICK LEAVE TO EMPLOYEES

    CLIENT ALERT: PHILADELPHIA BUSINESSES MUST OFFER PAID SICK LEAVE TO EMPLOYEES
    On Thursday City Council in Philadelphia passed a paid sick day bill which Mayor Nutter immediately signed into law. In essence, an employee will accrue 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked which works out to be about 5 days of…
Rank this Week: 4729

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 1

    Acquirer Can Enforce Arbitration Agreement with Employees of Acquired Company

    Acquirer Can Enforce Arbitration Agreement with Employees of Acquired Company
    The following is the text of an e-bulletin that I authored and that was published by the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California. Francisco Marenco was employed by 180 Connect, Inc. As a ……
  • Jan 15

    Guidance on Best Practices in M&A Transaction

    Guidance on Best Practices in M&A Transaction
    The Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California just published an e-bulletin that I prepared. The e-bulletin alerts attorneys to a paper written by Leo Strine, Jr., chief justice of the Delaware Supreme…
  • Jan 7

    Real Estate Withholding Credit for Pass-Through Entitie

    Real Estate Withholding Credit for Pass-Through Entitie
    The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has recently published a reminder about credit for real-estate withholding. According to the FTB: Pass-through business entities that pass through their income, deductions, and credits to the owners…
Rank this Week: 2664

Pittsburgh Business Litigation…

Pittsburgh Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers business law. By Betts Law Office LLC.

http://www.pittsburghbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2812

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Mar 24

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: There is something that I constantly heard over…
  • Feb 19

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: I come into the negotiation process typically in…
  • Jan 13

    What To Do in a Heated Negotiation

    What To Do in a Heated Negotiation
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Business Attorney Doug Schreiber of Anker, Hymes and Schreiber,…
Rank this Week: 3772

Indonesian Law Reporter

Indonesian Law Reporter

Covers legislation, regulations and policies affecting businesses in Indonesia. By Mohamad Mova Al'Afghani.

http://indolaw.alafghani.info/
  • Feb 27

    Kumpulan Peraturan Badan Usaha Milik Desa (BUMDes)

    Kumpulan Peraturan Badan Usaha Milik Desa (BUMDes)
    Berikut beberapa peraturan tentang Desa dan Badan Usaha Milik Desa (BUMDes) yang terdapat dalam wiki CRPG:Naskah Akademik Rancangan Undang-Undang tentang DesaUndang Undang Nomor 6 Tahun 2014 Tentang DesaPeraturan Menteri Dalam Negeri Nomor 39…
  • Feb 7

    Integrated Water Resources Management for Law and Policy makers/advisers (UNESCO Centre)

    Integrated Water Resources Management for Law and Policy makers/advisers (UNESCO Centre)
    The UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science, University of Dundee will organize a workshop on "Integrated Water Resources Management for Law and Policy makers/advisers" this June, 2015. According to the website:The course aims to…
  • Feb 6

    Water and Power, are water services still public?

    Water and Power, are water services still public?
    Municipal Services Project (MSP) have put a nice video for understanding the idea of 'corporatisation' and its implication on 'publicness'. Have a look also at an article by David McDonald "What is corporatization? The ‘new’ look…
Rank this Week: 2502

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Covers news about and opinions issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the sixth Circuit with an emphasis on business cases. By Squire Sanders.

http://www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Federal Questions, Removal, and Remand: Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Class Action FICA Claim

    Federal Questions, Removal, and Remand: Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Class Action FICA Claim
    In a published decision this week, the Sixth Circuit reviewed the dismissal of an employee’s claim for excessive withholding of FICA taxes against her employer. In affirming the district court’s refusal to remand the federal…
  • Feb 16

    Sixth Circuit Takes A Hard Look At Statutory Attorney’s Fee

    Sixth Circuit Takes A Hard Look At Statutory Attorney’s Fee
    In a published opinion last week, the Sixth Circuit examined and rejected the award of more than $500,000 in attorney’s fees to People First of Tennessee in relation to its work in 2008 on a contempt motion against the State of…
  • Feb 12

    Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Affirms $200,000 Attorney Sanction

    Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Affirms $200,000 Attorney Sanction
    In a sternly-worded, sixty-page opinion last week, the Sixth Circuit’s Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed a bankruptcy court’s $200,000 sanctions order against an attorney that arose from a plethora of litigation over an…
Rank this Week: 4081