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Towson Tax Attorney

Towson Tax Attorney

Covers taxes, business law, and estate planning. By Jeffrey Rogyom.

http://towsontax.com
  • Dec 29

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)
    An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust, or ILIT, should be of interest to any person buying life insurance. The ILIT is not just for people with estate tax issues. The ILIT can allow you to control how and when insurance proceeds are distributed…
  • Dec 29

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)
    An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust, or ILIT, should be of interest to any person buying life insurance. The ILIT is not just for people with estate tax issues. The ILIT can allow you to control how and when insurance proceeds are distributed…
  • Jan 16

    Commercial Leases – Drafting and Review

    Commercial Leases – Drafting and Review
    Locating a property or a tenant for leasing can be a very time-consuming process, so it’s understandable that parties often rush to get the lease signed; however, having a good lease agreement that’s been drafted and reviewed by…
Rank this Week: 4243

The Wine Bar

The Wine Bar

Covers the wine business, focusing on law-related issues, marketing trends and how the law interplays with that, and occasional posts about wine enjoyment. By Kevin Guidry.

http://thewinebarblog.com
  • Dec 28

    Update on The Wine Bar Blog

    Update on The Wine Bar Blog
    Dear friends and readers, As you may have noticed, it has been a few months since new content was added to The Wine Bar Blog.  Due to personal reasons, I have chosen to temporarily stop adding new content.  For the … Continue…
  • Aug 23

    Wine Label Laws Power Ranking

    Wine Label Laws Power Ranking
    The question often comes up, even for lawyers who are well-versed in trademark law, what is the difference between labeling laws that govern alcohol labeling and trademark laws that have a direct impact on the content of alcohol labels. The…
  • Jul 19

    Franchise Law Problems in the Alcohol Industry

    Franchise Law Problems in the Alcohol Industry
    Diageo is currently fighting a lawsuit regarding a Missouri distributor named Major Brands; the lawsuit involves, in part, various states’ franchise law.  Franchise law is, indeed, a complex area of law that can sneak up on…
Rank this Week: 2873

Startup Blawg

Startup Blawg

For Wisconsin and Illinois startups. By the Gauthier Law Group, LLC.

http://startupblawg.com/
  • Dec 27

    How to Choose a State of Incorporation or Organization for Your Startup

    How to Choose a State of Incorporation or Organization for Your Startup
    Wisconsin? Illinois? Delaware? Nevada?  Which State Is Best for Your Startup Entity?  
  • Aug 26

    4 Tips on Negotiating Startup Office Lease

    4 Tips on Negotiating Startup Office Lease
    Ready to move your startup out of the garage and into real office space? Here are 4 tips on negotiating your startup office lease: 1.  Don’t lease too much, or too little, space. For a startup, one of the most … Continue…
  • May 20

    How to Close a Startup LLC

    How to Close a Startup LLC
    In the excitement of starting a business, no one wants to think about ending it, but knowing how to make a safe exit, as well as a grand entrance, is a skill every startup founder should have.  Most startup founders … Continue…
Rank this Week: 2804

TRACE Blog

TRACE Blog

Covers anti-bribery compliance.

http://traceblog.org/
  • Dec 24

    Top 10 of 2014 – Vote on the Year’s Biggest Compliance Story

    Top 10 of 2014 – Vote on the Year’s Biggest Compliance Story
    It’s been quite a year in the world of anti-bribery compliance.  Here at TRACE, we’ve compiled our “Top 10 List” based on your poll results over the last twelve months. Read through the list below for a look…
  • Dec 19

    Day 10: Online Training

    Day 10: Online Training
    For the final day of our holiday promotion, TRACE is offering one company complimentary access to our online training for one year. Our system administrators will set the winner up with a branded platform to train up to 500…
  • Dec 18

    Day 9: In-Person Training

    Day 9: In-Person Training
    Supplement your training program with a customized, in-person training session conducted by one of our experienced FCPA attorneys. This half-day session will enable one lucky company to train their employees on anti-bribery regulations and…
Rank this Week: 2759

New York Small Business Law

New York Small Business Law

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

http://www.newyorksmallbusinesslaw.com/new_york_small_business_l/category/new-york-small-business-law
  • Dec 22

    Frozen Bank Accounts and Restraining Notice

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

    LLC v. Scorp – Show me the Money

    LLC v. Scorp – Show me the Money
    The first question for every small business owner who decided to form an entity?  LLC or S corp?  Which one is better for me? Let’s face it, most people would chose the entity that leaves more money in their pocket.…
  • Apr 2

    Dumb Legal Mistakes to Avoid: Business Agreement

    Dumb Legal Mistakes to Avoid: Business Agreement
    I’ve seen my share of dumb legal mistakes made by any type of business owner.  New and experienced business owners alike, remind yourself every once in a while of these common dumb legal mistakes when dealing with business…
Rank this Week: 1403

Asian Law Blog

Asian Law Blog

Updates on Korean, Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian, Malaysian, Indonesian and The Philippines law. By Sean Hayes.

http://www.theasianlawblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Wishing you a Happy and Safe Holiday Season

    Wishing you a Happy and Safe Holiday Season
    IPG is engaged in projects in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Korea, Laos, the Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam and the U.S. SeanHayes@IPGLegal.com www.ipglegal.com
  • Apr 22

    IPG Legal's LAW BLOGS

    IPG Legal's LAW BLOGS
    The Asian Law Blog aggregates most of the content from:The Korean Law BlogThe Korean Entertainment Law BlogThe China Law Blog Please checkout these blogs for additional articles.  We have stopped aggregating content on 4/23/2014,…
  • Feb 20

    Weekly Asian Legal News from International Law Firm - IPG Legal

    Weekly Asian Legal News from International Law Firm - IPG Legal
    This Week's Asian Legal News Reported by the MediaObama to host Dalai Lama at White HouseNorth and South Koreans hold rare family reunionsChina tycoon Liu Han charged for 'mafia-style' crimesThai anti-government protesters gather outside…
Rank this Week: 3894

Startup Law Blog

Startup Law Blog

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

http://www.startuplawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 4

    Crowdfunding Industry Panel

    Crowdfunding Industry Panel
    Earlier this year Governor Jay Inslee signed HB 2023 into law making equity Crowdfunding legal in Washington State and giving startups an innovative new way to raise funds. Under the bipartisan measure, a Washington business could raise up to…
Rank this Week: 2680

Startup Law Blog

Startup Law Blog

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

http://www.startuplawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 4

    Crowdfunding Industry Panel

    Crowdfunding Industry Panel
    Earlier this year Governor Jay Inslee signed HB 2023 into law making equity Crowdfunding legal in Washington State and giving startups an innovative new way to raise funds. Under the bipartisan measure, a Washington business could raise up to…
Rank this Week: 3786

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

By Schober & Mitchell, S.C.

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

    Feds Resort to 1789 Law to Stop Apple

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

    Dropbox Passwords Hacked

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

    Can I Crowdfund in Wisconsin Yet?

    Can I Crowdfund in Wisconsin Yet?
    Wisconsin’s equity crowdfunding law, which was unanimously passed by the legislature and signed by Gov. Walker last November, officially took effect on June 1, 2014.  Wisconsin is one of 11 states that has “taken matters into…
Rank this Week: 1577

Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianabusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Indiana Utility Law -- Interpreting Land Development Contracts: Utility Connection Fee

    Indiana Utility Law -- Interpreting Land Development Contracts: Utility Connection Fee
    The Indiana Court of Appeals recently interpreted a land developer’s contract with an Indiana town in Carroll Creek Development Company Inc. v. Town of Huntertown, 9 N.E.3d 702 (Ind. Ct. App 2014). The contract provided that the developers…
  • Oct 21

    Electric Utility Law -- OSHA Changes to Construction of Electrical Power Transmission Standard

    Electric Utility Law -- OSHA Changes to Construction of Electrical Power Transmission Standard
    OSHA’s final rule revised or implemented eleven provisions in the Construction of Electrical Power Transmission Standard, 29 CFR 1926, subpart V, including provisions regarding: (1) host employers and contractors; (2) training; (3) job…
  • Oct 14

    Interpreting Land Development Contracts: Utility Connection Fee

    Interpreting Land Development Contracts: Utility Connection Fee
    The Indiana Court of Appeals recently interpreted a land developer’s contract with an Indiana town in Carroll Creek Development Company Inc. v. Town of Huntertown, 9 N.E.3d 702 (Ind. Ct. App 2014). The contract provided that the developers…
Rank this Week: 5001

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 23

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap
    Background   There are still a number of corporations which have not fully recovered from the economic downturn, which consequently leads to less tax revenue for tax authorities.  As such, some of the tax authorities around the…
Rank this Week: 1323

Consumer Goods & Retail…

Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Litigation Blog

Covers litigation-related issues concerning consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, advertisers, consumers and attorneys. By Kotchen & Low LLP.

http://cpg-retail-litigation.kotchen.com/
Rank this Week: 1516

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/
  • 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.…
  • May 13

    Recovering Lost Profits In Business Litigation

    Recovering Lost Profits In Business Litigation
    Today's post features a guest entry by James T. Hunt, Jr., a business litigator and a partner at Slater, Tenaglia, Fritz & Hunt, P.A.Business lawsuits involving the claim of “lost profits” as damages can present unique…
Rank this Week: 3197

Indiana Business Law Blog

Indiana Business Law Blog

Covers small business law. By Smith Rayl Law Office, LLC.

http://www.indianabusinesslawblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    Mechanics' Liens: Part 6. No-lien agreement

    Mechanics' Liens: Part 6. No-lien agreement
    This one of a series of six posts regarding mechanics' liens: Part 1. The basics of credit risk and subcontracting. Part 2. Reallocating risk in construction projects. Part 3. Acquiring a lien. Part 4. Enforcing a lien. Part 5. …
  • Oct 23

    Mechanics' Liens: Part 5. Personal Liability Notice

    Mechanics' Liens: Part 5. Personal Liability Notice
    We've been examining the role of mechanics' liens in construction contacts, including the way that reallocate credit risk among contractors and the owner of a construction project. The Indiana Mechanics' Lien Statute includes another remedy…
  • Oct 18

    Mechanics' Liens: Part 4. Enforcing a Lien

    Mechanics' Liens: Part 4. Enforcing a Lien
    So far we've looked at the basics of subcontracting and allocation of credit risk, how a mechanic's lien changes things by reallocating credit risk, and how a contractor, subcontractor, supplier, or worker goes about acquiring a mechanic's…
Rank this Week: 3774

Freeths Manchester Business Blog

Freeths Manchester Business Blog

From Freeth Cartwright LLP.

http://freethsmanchesterbusinessblog.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 14

    Positive news for the UK food industry

    Positive news for the UK food industry
    I have just read the recent Food Sector report prepared by Lloyds Bank which, as a member of Freeths food sector group makes for positive reading.  Whilst not without challenges, the sector (being one of the largest of the UK…
  • Nov 14

    Positive news for the UK food industry

    Positive news for the UK food industry
    I have just read the recent Food Sector report prepared by Lloyds Bank which, as a member of Freeths food sector group makes for positive reading.  Whilst not without challenges, the sector (being one of the largest of the UK…
  • May 22

    A Purist’s View of the AstraZeneca Board

    A Purist’s View of the AstraZeneca Board
    Some people, including the AstraZeneca shareholders, may be wondering why the Board effectively prevented the shareholders from taking Pfizer’s offer that would produce £55 a share. I bet a number of the shareholders are…
Rank this Week: 1976

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

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

http://aalegalnyc.com/blog/
  • Nov 7

    SEC Crackdown on Undisclosed Unregistered Offering

    SEC Crackdown on Undisclosed Unregistered Offering
    I blogged recently about an SEC crackdown on failure to make required filings under Sections 13 and 16 of the Exchange Act, and continuing with that theme, the SEC recently announced a enforcement program against several public companies for…
  • Oct 22

    Virtual Law Office

    Virtual Law Office
    I live in the quaint seaside town of Port Washington, Long Island (at least, it’s as quaint as is possible 20 miles from Manhattan). Local residents have, in the past year or so, been much more likely to see me around town running…
  • Oct 21

    Interesting Reads for the Week of Oct 20

    Interesting Reads for the Week of Oct 20
    Some interesting legal reads for the week of October 20, 2014: DealBook on a trend in private equity to open investments to individual investors, not just institutional investors, though there are still relatively high minimum investments and…
Rank this Week: 2066

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Oct 31

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI
    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI by Patrick McDonough.   Driving under the influence of alcohol is an offense that the State of Georgia does not take lightly. Although DUIs are typically considered misdemeanors, there can be…
  • Oct 8

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year
    Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. congratulates our own Janet Williams on being honored with The National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year award.   The award is just one of a handful of…
  • Oct 8

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year
    Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. congratulates our own Janet Williams on being honored with The National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year award.   The award is just one of a handful of…
Rank this Week: 4641

Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

Covers bankruptcy, business and real state law. By Binder & Malter, LLP.

http://www.northerncaliforniabankruptcyattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Bankruptcy, Divorce and Marital Settlement Agreements (Mejia v. Reed)

    Bankruptcy, Divorce and Marital Settlement Agreements (Mejia v. Reed)
    In Mejia v. Reed, 31 Cal. 4th 657 (2003), the California Supreme Court held that: 1) transfers of real property under a Marital Settlement Agreement ("MSA") may be fraudulent transfers under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act ("UFTA"); 2)…
  • Oct 7

    Conversion from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7: What to do with Post-Petition Earnings?

    Conversion from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7: What to do with Post-Petition Earnings?
    In a case of first impression, in In re Markosian, 506 B.R. 273 (9th Cir.BAP Cal) 2014 WL 956475, the 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP) held that an individual debtor's postpetition Chapter 11 earnings that are property of the…
  • Sep 16

    Chapter 13 Debtors Beware: Post Petition Inheritances in Chapter 13

    Chapter 13 Debtors Beware: Post Petition Inheritances in Chapter 13
    In In re Dale, 505 B.R. 8 (B.A.P. 9th Cir. 2014), the BAP held that for purposes of determining what constitutes property of the bankruptcy estate in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, §1306 of the Bankruptcy Code includes all property described…
Rank this Week: 2848

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4627

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: 4165

The Schulzke Brief

The Schulzke Brief

Provides commentary on commerce and the law. By Kurt Schulzke.

http://schulzkelaw.com
  • Oct 18

    About that new FASB revenue recognition standard . . .

    About that new FASB revenue recognition standard . . .
    This morning, I made a short presentation on the new FASB-IASB revenue recognition standard, Revenue From Contracts With Customers, now at FASB Codification Topic 606. The slides appear below this post. At the moment, Topic 606 will…
  • Oct 9

    SEC loses laptops. IRS, EPA lose emails. CDC loses Ebola. What next?

    SEC loses laptops. IRS, EPA lose emails. CDC loses Ebola. What next?
    What times are these when supposedly uber-competent government agencies lose control of, well, mission-critical stuff like laptops, emails, and deadly viruses? What’s next? The SEC OIG says hundreds of laptops are unaccounted for. The…
  • Sep 30

    Statistician wins big with SAS 9.3 in False Claims Act case

    Statistician wins big with SAS 9.3 in False Claims Act case
    Statistics and SAS 9.3 were big winners yesterday, in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. In United States ex. rel. Martin v. Life Care Centers of America (1:08-cv-251), the court denied, after its own…
Rank this Week: 3164

Contracts Blog

Contracts Blog

Blog on legal news and contracts.

http://www.onecle.com/blog
  • Oct 13

    Apple and GT Advanced Technologies Contract

    Apple and GT Advanced Technologies Contract
    Last week, GT Advanced Technologies Inc., a company formerly known as GT Solar International, Inc., filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the US bankruptcy code. The company is seeking a reorganization and will continue to operate their…
  • Sep 12

    General Mills Acquires Annie’s, Inc.

    General Mills Acquires Annie’s, Inc.
    Earlier this week, General Mills, Inc. signed a merger agreement to acquire Annie’s, Inc., a Berkeley, California natural and organic food company. General Mills offered $46.00 per share of common stock. BNNY had closed at $33.53 the…
  • May 1

    Weibo Corporation IPO

    Weibo Corporation IPO
    I was looking through Weibo Corporation’s Form F-1 Registration Statement and reading the risk factors. The F-1 raises some interesting issues that you may not see in other registration statements. We have limited business insurance…
Rank this Week: 2539

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
  • Oct 13

    Tips on Buying an Existing Franchise

    Tips on Buying an Existing Franchise
    Buying an existing franchise has some key advantages over buying an existing main street business.  Like all business decisions, the short term and long term goals of the purchaser should determine the right fit for a business to…
  • Jul 31

    NLRB McDonalds Decision Could Impact Franchisors Nationwide

    NLRB McDonalds Decision Could Impact Franchisors Nationwide
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of General Counsel authorized complaints filed by employees of McDonalds franchisees could also be held against McDonalds USA, LLC, the franchisor. This has tremendous significance for all…
  • Jul 14

    Radio Interview Given By Nancy Lanard On What To Look for in a Franchise Disclosure Document

    Radio Interview Given By Nancy Lanard On What To Look for in a Franchise Disclosure Document
    Nancy Lanard was selected to be interviewed on the Blog Talk Radio program "Franchise Focus" by Rick Bisio on the topic of what someone should look for in a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).  Nancy Lanard's interview (given in…
Rank this Week: 3836

Boston Business Litigation Lawyer…

Boston Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers business litigation, employment law, and commercial law. By Parker Scheer LLP.

http://www.bostonbusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Oct 2

    No Lost Profits Damages in Trade Secret Misappropriation Case

    No Lost Profits Damages in Trade Secret Misappropriation Case
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ("SJC") recently analyzed the use of expert testimony regarding "lost profits" damages in a case from Suffolk Superior Court's Business Litigation Session, and provided some guidance relative to the…
  • Sep 25

    Delaware Amends Laws Relating to Corporations, LLCs, LPs, and Partnership

    Delaware Amends Laws Relating to Corporations, LLCs, LPs, and Partnership
    Many Massachusetts residents elect to incorporate their businesses under the often more favorable and flexible business laws of Delaware. Accordingly, it is important to be aware of changes in the applicable Delaware statutes, and to…
  • Aug 25

    SJC Clarifies Statutory Duty to Defend as Between Car Manufacturers and Car Dealer

    SJC Clarifies Statutory Duty to Defend as Between Car Manufacturers and Car Dealer
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) recently interpreted a statute under M.G.L. c. 93B, section 8(a), which requires a car manufacturer, under certain circumstances, to defend a car dealer against a claim "predicated upon the…
Rank this Week: 1685

Jerry Burleson

Jerry Burleson

Covers the legal rights of minority shareholders of privately held corporations.

http://www.jerryburleson.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1303

Chinese Direct Investment Law Blog

Chinese Direct Investment Law Blog

By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.uschinalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2086

International Business Law Advisor

International Business Law Advisor

Covers international litigation and transactions. By Cueto Law Group P.L.

http://www.internationalbusinesslawadvisor.com
Rank this Week: 4247

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Sep 22

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case
    A U.S. federal jury convicted three former food company executives of several crimes relating to a 2008-09 outbreak of Salmonella infections resulting from the production and distribution of adulterated peanut butter. See…
  • Sep 9

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement
    On July 10, 2014, a criminal court in southwestern Spain sentenced a grower of carnation flowers to three months in prison, plus a fine of € 360 EUR, for infringing plant variety rights in violation of Article 274.3 of the ……
  • Sep 8

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge
      Ecuador’s national government has proposed to amend the country’s constitution to provide special protections against the misappropriation of traditional knowledge and biological diversity. Propuesta de enmiendas…
Rank this Week: 2552

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

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

    NEW JERSEY EMPLOYERS MAY NOT INQUIRE INTO CRIMINAL HISTORY OF JOB APPLICANTS UNDER NEW "BAN THE BOX" LAW

    NEW JERSEY EMPLOYERS MAY NOT INQUIRE INTO CRIMINAL HISTORY OF JOB APPLICANTS UNDER NEW "BAN THE BOX" LAW
    On August 11, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed the "Opportunity to Compete Act" (Bill 1999) into existence. The Act will become law in New Jersey on March 15, 2015. The Act limits the ability of "covered" New Jersey employers…
  • Aug 7

    PENNSYLVANIA HAS NEW POWER OF ATTORNEY REQUIREMENTS

    PENNSYLVANIA HAS NEW POWER OF ATTORNEY REQUIREMENTS
    On July 15, 2014 House Law 1429 went into effect and drastically changed what is required under financial powers of attorney (POAs). The new law was in response to rising incidents of elder abuse where agents placed their own self-interests…
  • Jul 1

    LAWYERS CAN DELETE CIRCULAR 230 WARNINGS ON EMAILS

    LAWYERS CAN DELETE CIRCULAR 230 WARNINGS ON EMAILS
    For those of us that actually read the bottom of their lawyer's email you probably noticed the arcane "IRS Circular 230 Disclosure" that stated the advice contained in this email is not intended and cannot be used for tax avoidance purposes…
Rank this Week: 3502

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues in Nebraska.

http://www.knudsenlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Sep 16

    New Drug Take-Back Program

    New Drug Take-Back Program
    Long-term care facilities will be one of several designated drop-off points for unused prescription drugs in a new effort aimed at reducing addiction and abuse.  The Drug Enforcement Administration regulation was announced Monday by U.S.…
  • Aug 11

    Overzealous Nursing Home Settles Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination Claim

    Overzealous Nursing Home Settles Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination Claim
    In a case alleging that Isabella Geriatric Center (“IGC”) was too aggressive in asking immigrant workers to provide documentation, the nursing home has agreed to pay $14,500 in civil penalties to the United States; undergo…
  • Aug 5

    Many Uninsured Live in States Without Expanded Medicaid

    Many Uninsured Live in States Without Expanded Medicaid
    A recent survey showed Americans without health insurance coverage are most concentrated in states that have not expanded Medicaid.  As of June, 60.4% of those without coverage lived in the 25 states that have not expanded Medicaid, up…
Rank this Week: 4294

CCN News

CCN News

Covers Mexico business law news. By Cacheaux Cavazos & Newton.

http://www.ccn-law.com/en/news
  • Sep 16

    August 2014 Edition of MexicanAutomotive Released

    August 2014 Edition of MexicanAutomotive Released
    The August 2014 edition of MexicanAutomotive has been released and can now be seen on the MexicanAutomotive website. MexicanAutomotive reports on general Mexican automotive industry topics, as well as economic, financial and legal issues…
  • Jan 15

    January-February 2014 Edition of MexicanAutomotive Released

    January-February 2014 Edition of MexicanAutomotive Released
    The January-February 2014 edition of MexicanAutomotive has been released and can now be seen on the MexicanAutomotive website. MexicanAutomotive reports on general Mexican automotive industry topics, as well as economic, financial and legal…
  • Nov 6

    Reminder for the US-Mexico Customs Compliance Conference

    Reminder for the US-Mexico Customs Compliance Conference
    The U.S.-Mexico Customs Compliance Conference in Houston, Texas is fast approaching and discounted early bird registration will end on November 29, 2013. Registration continues through January 21, 2014 at the normal price. If you are…
Rank this Week: 4779

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • 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,…
  • Sep 7

    Child Support Agreement Does not Limit Father’s Obligation

    Child Support Agreement Does not Limit Father’s Obligation
    A recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decision considers: (a) whether a father’s child support obligation is limited by a settlement agreement; and (b) whether the court should assign an earning capacity to a mother who provides full…
  • Sep 7

    College Support Agreement Enforceable in Pennsylvania

    College Support Agreement Enforceable in Pennsylvania
    Divorced and separated parents in Pennsylvania with children going off to college may wonder who is responsible for paying the tuition. A recent Superior Court court decision reminds us of the law governing college support in Pennsylvania.…
Rank this Week: 4441

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Sep 9

    I’ve Been Writing For Years About “Don’t Talk To The Police”

    I’ve Been Writing For Years About “Don’t Talk To The Police”
    I’ve said it over and over again: Don’t Talk To The Police. But… If you don’t talk to the police, and you are not white, is this what happens?…
  • Aug 21

    “Just Shut Up And Take it?” No Way.

    “Just Shut Up And Take it?” No Way.
    I’ve written several times about how to deal with the police. I’ve raised the issue and flogged it until I’m hoarse. But I want to thank Sunil Dutta who wrote the Opinion in Sunday’s Washington Post. He makes my points…
  • Jul 8

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
    I. The Corporate Veil issue Normally, a corporation is an independent entity, separate and distinct from its owners. This has been recognized for (literally) centuries as the point of creating a corporation. [By the way, corporations are a…
Rank this Week: 3256

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law

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

    Payroll Withholding Tax Basics for Both Employers and Employee

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

    New Jersey's Use Tax

    New Jersey's Use Tax
    New Jersey's Sales and Use Tax Act is most often cited to refer to sales taxes while the use tax http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/pubs/sales/anj7.pdf tends to be less well known. When goods or services are purchased outside of…
Rank this Week: 4931

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: 1088

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: 3565

The Resource Blog

The Resource Blog

Covers tax law. By Samuel D. Brotman.

http://www.sambrotman.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: 1. Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize…
  • Aug 25

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: 1. Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize…
  • Aug 25

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program – Part Two

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize the…
Rank this Week: 1972

Our Thoughts

Our Thoughts

Covers busines law, litigation, risk management and estate planning. By Minor Bell Neal.

http://www.mbnlaw.com/our-thoughts/
  • Aug 22

    How Hard is it to Get a Mortgage?

    How Hard is it to Get a Mortgage?
    Is it really that hard? Yes. And no. And mostly yes again. And maybe it should be. And since January 10 when the CFPB’s Qualified Mortgage rule took effect, it is definitely harder. So yes.  But it is complicated.  See the…
  • Aug 20

    Oops! I Bought the Wrong Property

    Oops! I Bought the Wrong Property
    A Marin County, California, real estate broker was thrilled when he ended up as the winning bidder at a tax sale auction.  The Californian handed over a check for $150,000 to the Tax Commission and later learned that he had purchased a…
  • Nov 22

    Final Closing Disclosure Rule released by CFPB

    Final Closing Disclosure Rule released by CFPB
    Earlier this week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published its final rule concerning the creation of Integrated Mortgage Disclosures, which combine the disclosures consumers receive under the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA)…
Rank this Week: 4953

Business Law Counsel

Business Law Counsel

News and comments on Business Law. By Dilworth Paxson L.L.P.

http://www.business-law-counsel.com/
  • Aug 21

    Uber Hearings on Uber-drive

    Uber Hearings on Uber-drive
    By Jordan M. RandUnable to address all of the issues on the table over the course of two days, the Public Utility Commission has scheduled a third day of testimony in the Uber (Raiser) proceedings to address only insurance issues. This…
  • Aug 19

    Uber Takes the Fifth

    Uber Takes the Fifth
    By Jordan M. RandThe Uber hearings started yesterday. Perhaps the most interesting moment of the day came when Uber manager, Matthew Gore, was asked to answer questions concerning the number of rides given by Raiser-PA, LLC (Uber subsidiary)…
  • Aug 8

    The Uber Beef Part Five: Must Be the Money

    The Uber Beef Part Five: Must Be the Money
    By Jordan M. RandIs Uber more expensive? I'll make it pretty simple: yes, but only if they feel like it. The most notable difference between taxi/black car pricing and ride-sharing pricing is flexibility. Philadelphia taxi and black car…
Rank this Week: 2983

Central California Law Blog

Central California Law Blog

Discusses business, property and consumer debt issues. By Ken Jorgensen.

http://fresno-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"
    Buying a home in Fresno, California?  If yes, the house will likely be listed by a real estate agent.  This article is written for those of you that decide to buy the house from the listing agent.  (You know, you called the…
  • Jun 30

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?
    Last week, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in a case regarding the privacy a person can expect from the contents within a cell phone.  As an attorney, I have slowly began text messaging clients and I and my can have come to expect…
  • Jun 27

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit
    Foreclosed homeowners hate "MERS", or Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.  MERS has wrongfully foreclosed on thousands of homeowners through their shoddy record keeping practices.  Despite its horrible reputation, this…
Rank this Week: 2758

Considine & Furey, LLP Blog

Considine & Furey, LLP Blog

Covers DUI, OUI, DWI law, and gaming law.

http://blog.considinefurey.com/
  • Aug 8

    Medical Malpractice in Massachusett

    Medical Malpractice in Massachusett
    Medical malpractice cases include (among others): Failure to diagnose or delay in diagnosis of cancer, heart disease, or other progressive and otherwise treatable diseases; Surgical errors, such as performing wrong-sided surgery, unnecessary…
  • Dec 13

    CAESARS SUES CHAIRMAN OF MASS GAMING COMMISSION

    CAESARS SUES CHAIRMAN OF MASS GAMING COMMISSION
    On December 11, 2013, Caesars Entertainment filed a lawsuit against Stephen Crosby, the Chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission claiming that the state’s top gambling regulator failed to disclose a potential conflict of interest…
  • Apr 18

    Mass Gaming Commission Opens Region C to Commercial Casino Developer

    Mass Gaming Commission Opens Region C to Commercial Casino Developer
    After much discussion on April 18, 2013, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously to open Region C (Southeastern, Massachusetts) to commercial casino developers.  Previously, the Commission had delayed the application…
Rank this Week: 2466

Delaware Non-Compete Law Blog

Delaware Non-Compete Law Blog

By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawarenoncompetelawblog.com/
  • Aug 6

    Drafting Enforceable Non-solicitation Agreement

    Drafting Enforceable Non-solicitation Agreement
    Significant time, money and resources often goes into developing client relationships. To protect these relationships, more companies are requiring managers and other employees who have significant contact with clients to sign…
  • Feb 4

    Noncompetition Agreements in Business Transaction

    Noncompetition Agreements in Business Transaction
    Unlike the employer-employee situation, a business merger or acquisition is likely to involve the sale of assets which includes the goodwill of the business. Noncompetition agreements entered into as part of a sale of a business are designed…
  • Jan 29

    Survey of Chancery Court Cases Shows Most Litigants Obtain Expedited Relief

    Survey of Chancery Court Cases Shows Most Litigants Obtain Expedited Relief
    A recent survey conducted by several of my colleagues demonstrates the speed in which litigants can obtain preliminary relief from the Court of Chancery. The survey included a sampling and analysis of approximately 200 cases between 2009 and…
Rank this Week: 3439

Maryland Business Law Developments

Maryland Business Law Developments

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Gregg Lapointe v. SIGMA TAU Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Gregg Lapointe v. SIGMA TAU Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Filed: September 11, 2013 Opinion by Michael D. Mason Holdings:  (1) A parent corporation is allowed to interfere with the subsidiary's contracts without liability under the "unity of…
Rank this Week: 5020

Rain Minns Law Firm Blog

Rain Minns Law Firm Blog

Ruminations and commentary on recent developments in the law regarding white collar crime and complex commercial litigation.

http://www.rainminnslaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    IRS Investigations: They Plead the Fifth, but Want You to Plead Guilty

    IRS Investigations: They Plead the Fifth, but Want You to Plead Guilty
    On May 22, 2013, Lois Lerner – Director of the IRS’ Exempt Organizations Division – stated before Congress that neither she nor her division had inappropriately or unfairly targeted certain politically-oriented groups for…
  • Sep 10

    Media Alert for Internet Companies and Other Small Business Owners!

    Media Alert for Internet Companies and Other Small Business Owners!
    A client recently came to my firm needing immediate legal help to prevent a TV news station from airing an advertised “exposé” of his business (buying and re-selling items on the Internet via Amazon and eBay).  A…
  • Apr 18

    Ending an IRS Criminal Investigation

    Ending an IRS Criminal Investigation
    Normally, the IRS does not do us the courtesy of sending a letter to say that a witch hunt has been called off.  But this time the IRS did the right thing.  See below.  So, my client consented to this being posted with his…
Rank this Week: 2950

Australian Regulatory Compliance…

Australian Regulatory Compliance Review

Covers legal and regulatory impacts on Australian businesses. By David Jacobson.

http://www.djacobson.com/australian_regulatory_rev/
  • Jun 15

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?
    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private? Not automatically. In dealing with ASIC and other regulators it is important to understand that the Freedom of Information Act 1982 applies to government agency records and…
  • Jun 15

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?
    In the matter of Re1 Limited (ABN 80 145 743 862) and Re2 Limited as responsible entities for Westfield Retail Trust 1 and Westfield Retail Trust 2 (No 3) [2014] NSWSC 762 the NSW Supreme Court considered the adjournment of the adjournment of…
  • Jun 15

    Small amount credit change

    Small amount credit change
    The National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contracts) Regulation 2014 was registered on 12 June 2014. The Regulation clarifies the changes introduced on 1 July 2013 which imposed a cap on costs and a limit on fees…
Rank this Week: 1187