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Startup Blawg

Startup Blawg

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

http://startupblawg.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 27

    The Pros, Cons and (Surprisingly) High Cost of Using Online Legal Form

    The Pros, Cons and (Surprisingly) High Cost of Using Online Legal Form
    Startup founders often wonder if they should use online legal documentation services, rather than hiring an attorney. There are many online providers out there, and the temptation to save on legal fees by using this seemingly low-cost…
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Startup Law Blog

Startup Law Blog

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

http://www.startuplawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 3

    M&A from the CEO’s Perspective

    M&A from the CEO’s Perspective
    Please join us for the Pacific Rim M&A Institute’s Q4 session. The program features a panel discussion about M&A from the CEO’s perspective. The panel, moderated by Associate Professor, Anita Krug of the University of…
  • Oct 17

    SEC Advisory Committee Makes Accredited Investor Recommendation

    SEC Advisory Committee Makes Accredited Investor Recommendation
    Summary SEC Investor Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the SEC regarding “accredited investor” definition and related considerations No specific changes to financial thresholds recommended New “financial…
Rank this Week: 3980

Startup Law Blog

Startup Law Blog

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

http://www.startuplawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 3

    M&A from the CEO’s Perspective

    M&A from the CEO’s Perspective
    Please join us for the Pacific Rim M&A Institute’s Q4 session. The program features a panel discussion about M&A from the CEO’s perspective. The panel, moderated by Associate Professor, Anita Krug of the University of…
  • Oct 17

    SEC Advisory Committee Makes Accredited Investor Recommendation

    SEC Advisory Committee Makes Accredited Investor Recommendation
    Summary SEC Investor Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the SEC regarding “accredited investor” definition and related considerations No specific changes to financial thresholds recommended New “financial…
Rank this Week: 2423

Steve Harms - Credit and…

Steve Harms - Credit and Collections

Information for credit and collections professionals.

http://steveharms-creditandcollections.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    FDCPA....your letters don't have to use the EXACT language if they mean the same thing!

    FDCPA....your letters don't have to use the EXACT language if they mean the same thing!
    So, what would happen if your validation letter to a debtor read that the debtor has to respond within "30 days of receiving this letter" rather than within "30 days after receiving this letter"???A suit was brought on the use of "of"…
  • Mar 28

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: A bill to modify it

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: A bill to modify it
    Collection attorneys dealing with consumer debtors in matters of litigation are frustrated endlessly by the FDCPA communication requirements as "communications" are to be conveyed to a debtor only if the debt collector id's himself/herself as…
  • Mar 28

    Collection through garnishment: there are some exemption

    Collection through garnishment: there are some exemption
    In prior postings on this site, I've expressed the need to be creative and be willing to develop strategies as to the most effective forms of post judgment collection remedies.Be aware that numerous resources are exempt in whole or in…
Rank this Week: 3747

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

Covers business law for entrepreneurs, emerging companies and the investment management industry. By Alexander J. Davie.

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2193

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

Covers disputes between companies and executives. Published by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Nov 23

    Disgruntled Employee’s Alleged Parting Shot Leads to Federal Indictment

    Disgruntled Employee’s Alleged Parting Shot Leads to Federal Indictment
    It's no secret on this blog that when   employment relationships go sour,   criminal charges can be one potential     result.  Now we have another example, by way of the recent indictment of Arturas…
  • Nov 18

    You’re In the Zone… Of A Massive Punitive Damages Verdict for a Pregnant Manager

    You’re In the Zone… Of A Massive Punitive Damages Verdict for a Pregnant Manager
    On Monday, AutoZone found itself on the wrong end of a $185 million verdict in favor of a former store manager, Rosario Juarez.  Yes, you read that right.  $185 million.  This stunning verdict appears to have been the result of…
  • Nov 13

    The Inbox - Love Me Tinder

    The Inbox - Love Me Tinder
    If you find yourself in the digital dating scene (or the market for highly-valued start-ups for that matter), you are probably familiar with Tinder, the dating app that allows users to identify potential dates with an easy swipe of a finger…
Rank this Week: 2356

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: 2846

Swedish Corporate Law

Swedish Corporate Law

Covers the Swedish Companies Act. By Krister Bruzelius.

http://swedishcorporate.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    The Swedish Companies Act 2005 in English translation

    The Swedish Companies Act 2005 in English translation
    I have received a question about the book “The Swedish Companies Act 2005 in translation" and have answered it in a comment to another post, but as it is hard to find I give the information here as well.”The title is “The Swedish…
  • Mar 17

    Swedish Law – Company Reorganisation

    Swedish Law – Company Reorganisation
    At my other blog, Swedish Law Blog, I am writing a series of posts about the Swedish Company Reorganisation Act (1996:764) (the act is available in Swedish only).
  • May 21

    Proposal: Lowered Minimum Share Capital in Swedish Private Limited Companie

    Proposal: Lowered Minimum Share Capital in Swedish Private Limited Companie
    In October 2007 the Swedish Government initiated an investigation concerning the minimum share capital in private Swedish limited companies as a part of a general drive to simplify the rules applicable to smaller companies and to strengthen…
Rank this Week: 2296

Swedish Law Blog

Swedish Law Blog

Covers Swedish law, with an emphasis on Swedish business law. By Krister Bruzelius.

http://swedishlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Swedish Law - Severance Compensation to Sales Agents - 31 § Sales Agency Act

    Swedish Law - Severance Compensation to Sales Agents - 31 § Sales Agency Act
    According to § 31 of the Sales Agency Act a request for severance compensation must be lodged within one year from the termination of the agreement, which is consistent with the EC directive regulating. The provision is mandatory in the…
  • Aug 30

    Swedish Law - Severance Compensation to Sales Agents - 30 § Sales Agency Act

    Swedish Law - Severance Compensation to Sales Agents - 30 § Sales Agency Act
    30 § of the Sales Agency Act deals with the right to severance compensation, if the agent terminates the contract himself. The provision is mandatory to the sales agent's benefit and is based Article 18 of the EC Directive. The agent is…
  • Aug 26

    Swedish Law - Severance Compensation to Sales Agents - 29 § Sales Agency Act

    Swedish Law - Severance Compensation to Sales Agents - 29 § Sales Agency Act
    According to § 29, the sales agent is not entitled to severance compensation, if 1. the principal has terminated the agreement because the agent's breach of contract, provided the sales agent has acted intentionally or recklessly; 2. the…
Rank this Week: 2966

Tax & Business Law Commentary

Tax & Business Law Commentary

Comments on tax and business law developments. By Stuart Levine.

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

    Whips and Chains?

    Whips and Chains?
    The following question was posed on the Maryland State Bar Association's Small and Solo Practice listserv discussion group:Hello List,
  • Jan 13

    Original Intent on Representing the Unpopular

    Original Intent on Representing the Unpopular
    In 1770, a prominent Boston lawyer represented the Capt. Thomas Preston and the British soldiers after the Boston Massacre. They were immensely unpopular. This account of that lawyer's recollection of his retention for the defense was…
  • Jan 11

    Housekeeping

    Housekeeping
    This post is just to clear a problem between Blogger and Bloglines.
Rank this Week: 2729

Tax Law and Business Organization…

Tax Law and Business Organization Strategy

Providing information and updates on tax law. By Sprouse Schrader Smith PC.

http://taxlaw.sprouselaw.com/
  • Dec 31

    New Non-discrimination Rules for Health Insurance Plan

    New Non-discrimination Rules for Health Insurance Plan
    Fully insured health plans have not been subject to any the nondiscrimination requirements. Those plans could discriminate on eligibility, contributions, and benefits, without triggering adverse tax consequences to either the plan or the plan…
  • Dec 20

    Sales of Livestock Due to Drought

    Sales of Livestock Due to Drought
    The drought in the Texas Panhandle and surrounding areas has staggered the livestock industry. Many livestock farmers have been forced to liquidate their herds entirely, or at an abnormal rate. The Code provides some tax relief available for…
  • Sep 30

    Tax Avoidance Just Isn't What It Used To Be

    Tax Avoidance Just Isn't What It Used To Be
    I have previously written on how the government's attitute towards tax planning seems to have changed over the years. Contrary to what I was taught in law school, the IRS now essentially takes the position that if a transaction included tax…
Rank this Week: 1951

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/
Rank this Week: 4255

Texas Restaurant Law

Texas Restaurant Law

Covers Texas restaurant and hospitality law. By Ralph Perry-Miller and Matthew Sanderson.

http://www.texasrestaurantlaw.com/
  • Apr 2

    Confusing Expiration Labels Cost Texas Restaurant

    Confusing Expiration Labels Cost Texas Restaurant
    All restaurants have to deal with the issue of throwing away food at the end of the day. According to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a powerful environmental action group and the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, confusing…
  • Apr 1

    Confusing Expiration Labels Cost Texas Restaurant

    Confusing Expiration Labels Cost Texas Restaurant
    All restaurants have to deal with the issue of throwing away food at the end of the day. According to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a powerful environmental action group and the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, confusing…
  • Mar 26

    All Press Is Good Press For Texas Restaurant

    All Press Is Good Press For Texas Restaurant
    Some of you may have heard the latest uproar caused by Pizza Patrón. Known for its undaunted ability to generate press from clever, edgy marketing campaigns, Pizza Patrón’s latest endeavor was to name a pizza, La Chingona.…
Rank this Week: 1817

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

Offers critical comments on EC competition law and policy. By Professor Damien Geradin and Nicholas Petit.

http://professorgeradin.blogs.com/professor_geradins_weblog/
  • Feb 26

    Antitrust awards time ...

    Antitrust awards time ...
    I have been nominated for two academic awards in the competition law & economics field: 1. Antitrust writing award My article “Antitrust Compliance Programmes & Optimal Antitrust Enforcement: A Reply to Wouter Wils” has…
  • Feb 25

    Informal Enforcement of Competition Law

    Informal Enforcement of Competition Law
    The Harvard European Law Association is putting together a very nice programme where I will give a keynote speech and chair a couple of panels. Preliminary Program Harvard European Law Association Informal Enforcement of Competition Law:…
  • Feb 12

    When Competition Law Analysis Goes Wrong – The Italian Pfizer/Pharmacia Case

    When Competition Law Analysis Goes Wrong – The Italian Pfizer/Pharmacia Case
    Here is my last paper. Abstract: The January 2012 decision of the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) to fine Pfizer and Pharmacia €10.6 million is an illustration of the more aggressive trend taken by competition…
Rank this Week: 2059

The Becker-Posner Blog

The Becker-Posner Blog

A law and economics blog by University of Chicago Law School Professors Gary Becker and Senior Lecturer Judge Richard Posner

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/beckerposner/
  • May 10

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In memoriam: Gary S. Becker, 1930-2014. The Becker-Posner blog is terminated. Richard A. Posner
  • Mar 14

    Sabbatical Notice

    Sabbatical Notice
    Starting this weekend, we will be taking a one-month sabbatical from blogging. We will resume at the end of that period.
  • Mar 3

    The Embargo of Cuba: Time to Go- Becker

    The Embargo of Cuba: Time to Go- Becker
    The US embargo of Cuba began in 1960, a year after Fidel Castro turned this island toward communism. It was extended to food and medicines in 1962, the same year as the showdown with Russia over the installation of missiles there. The embargo…
Rank this Week: 2325

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

Covers licensing, permitting, advertising, labeling and distribution issues affecting the brewing industry. By Reiser Legal LLC.

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Nov 25

    Brewery Record-Keeping Requirements from TTB

    Brewery Record-Keeping Requirements from TTB
    We all know beverage businesses are subject to an array of complicated regulations. (Alas, such is life!) Arguably the least exciting of those regulations are a brewery’s constant record-keeping requirements. In addition to…
  • Nov 12

    Guest Post: Brewery Tax Strategies for Year-end from Chris Farmand at Small Batch Standard

    Guest Post: Brewery Tax Strategies for Year-end from Chris Farmand at Small Batch Standard
    Today, I’m really honored to introduce a guest poster on the Brewery Law Blog. Just as Doug and I at Reiser Legal have poured our energy into developing a craft-brewery-focused law practice, Chris Farmand over at Small Batch…
  • Oct 31

    The Skinny: Coppertail Brewing Co. v. Copper Top Brewery (Filed 10/29/2014)

    The Skinny: Coppertail Brewing Co. v. Copper Top Brewery (Filed 10/29/2014)
    Coppertail Brewing Co., LLC v. Copper Top Brewery, LLC is the latest brewery v. brewery trademark dispute to spill over into federal court. This brewery trademark matter is happening in Florida district court, the Tampa division. According to…
Rank this Week: 1255

The Business Technology Law Blog

The Business Technology Law Blog

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

http://www.bradleygross.com/
  • Aug 24

    We All Own the Monkey's Selfie.

    We All Own the Monkey's Selfie.
    A macaque monkey in Indonesia steals a photographer’s camera and then snaps a few selfies.  Really, that happened. (See picture left). (Source: Wikimedia Commons)Sometime later, the photographer recovers his camera, publishes…
  • Jun 24

    Why The Washington Redskin's Trademark Was Cancelled: A Primer

    Why The Washington Redskin's Trademark Was Cancelled: A Primer
    Over the past few days I've received many emails and texts asking me whether I thought the USPTO's cancellation of the Washington Redskin's federal trademark was correct.  The answer is an easy, and obvious, yes--and it has nothing to do…
  • Jun 9

    Glad to Have Had MSPmentor in the House....

    Glad to Have Had MSPmentor in the House....
    Thanks to Dan Kobialka at MSPmentor for the online review....Check out his article here.For those of you not in attendance at Automation Nation 2014, here's a little of what you missed (and what Dan saw).  Want to learn more?…
Rank this Week: 4589

The China Law Blog

The China Law Blog

Provides legal and business updates on China Law. By Frank Caruso and Sean Hayes.

http://www.thechinalawblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Basics for Partnering with a Chinese Company: More than Just Due Diligence

    Basics for Partnering with a Chinese Company: More than Just Due Diligence
    The following post was written by, Tom Coyner, MBA, one of IPG's senior business advisers.   Tom has has worked in Asia for over twenty years.  Please read the following post in conjunction with the articles listed at the end of…
  • Jul 15

    Basics for Partnering with a Chinese Company: More than Just Due Diligence

    Basics for Partnering with a Chinese Company: More than Just Due Diligence
    The following post was written by, Tom Coyner, MBA, one of IPG's senior business advisers.   Tom has has worked in Asia for over twenty years.  Please read the following post in conjunction with the articles listed at the end of…
  • Jul 15

    Basics for Partnering with a Chinese Company: More than Just Due Diligence

    Basics for Partnering with a Chinese Company: More than Just Due Diligence
    The following post was written by, Tom Coyner, MBA, one of IPG's senior business advisers.   Tom has has worked in Asia for over twenty years.  Please read the following post in conjunction with the articles listed at the end of…
Rank this Week: 1288

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 660

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

Covers directors and officers liability. By Kevin LaCroix.

http://dandodiary.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 15

    Subprime Litigation Wave Hits State Street

    Subprime Litigation Wave Hits State Street
    To see this page on The D & O Diary's new website, click here. To go to the homepage of The D & O Diary's new ebsite, click here.On January 3, 2008, State Street Corporation announced (here) that for the fourth quarter of 2007, it will be…
  • Feb 15

    A Closer Look at the 2007 Life Sciences Securities Lawsuit

    A Closer Look at the 2007 Life Sciences Securities Lawsuit
    To see this page on The D & O Diary's new website, refer here. To go to the home page of The D & O Diary's new website, click here. In prior posts (most recently here), I noted that even during the two-year lull in securities lawsuits filings…
  • Feb 15

    Tracking the Opt-Out Settlement

    Tracking the Opt-Out Settlement
    To see this page on The D & O Diary's new website, click here. To go to the home page of The D & O Diary's new website, click here.In prior posts (most recently here), I have written about the increasing importance of opt-out settlements in…
Rank this Week: 3110

The Datakos Blawg

The Datakos Blawg

Covers compliance, records management, and legal service provider relations. By Rick Wolf.

http://wolfs2cents.wordpress.com
  • Oct 10

    Europe’s Cyber Security Directive Could Cost Organizations Billion

    Europe’s Cyber Security Directive Could Cost Organizations Billion
    Europe’s Cyber Security Directive Could Cost Organizations Billions.
  • Sep 4

    The Limestone Cops — Tips on Madoff Red Flags Never Escalated at SEC

    The Limestone Cops — Tips on Madoff Red Flags Never Escalated at SEC
    It’s hard to believe that with all the resources poured into government following the adoption of Sarbanes Oxley Act in 2002, the escalation process in the SEC failed in the Madoff case. New reports show that junior SEC staff neglected to…
  • Mar 10

    Whither Cloud Computing?

    Whither Cloud Computing?
    If you’ve heard of cloud computing and all the security issues that surround it, and if you’re wondering if you should trust the security of your sensitive and confidential data to a third party service provider, well, all I can say is…
Rank this Week: 1419

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Nov 26

    New York Appeals Court Applies Business Judgment Rule to Going Private Transaction

    New York Appeals Court Applies Business Judgment Rule to Going Private Transaction
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Tariq Mundiya, partner in the litigation department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, and is based on a Willkie client memorandum by Mr. Mundiya, Sameer Advani, and Benjamin…
  • Nov 26

    Advantages of Board Actions on a “Clear Day”

    Advantages of Board Actions on a “Clear Day”
    Editor's Note: Daniel Wolf is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis focusing on mergers and acquisitions. The following post is based on a Kirkland memorandum by Mr. Wolf, Sarkis Jebejian, and Matthew Solum. This post is part of the Delaware law…
  • Nov 25

    Protecting the Technological Infrastructure of Our Capital Market

    Protecting the Technological Infrastructure of Our Capital Market
    Editor's Note: Luis A. Aguilar is a Commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on Commissioner Aguilar’s remarks at a recent open meeting of the SEC; the full text, including footnotes, is available…
Rank this Week: 64

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
  • Nov 18

    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…
  • Nov 13

    What are Repeated and Successive Transactions?

    What are Repeated and Successive Transactions?
    In Doing Business in CA? Be Sure to Register, I discussed when a foreign entity must register to do business in California. The test is whether the entity has transacted intrastate business, i.e., has engaged in repeated and successive…
  • Nov 11

    Who Is Bound by a Pre-incorporation Contract?

    Who Is Bound by a Pre-incorporation Contract?
    This post about entering into a pre-incorporation contract is based on a question I answered on Avvo. See Can I legally speak as my company in things like terms & conditions if I have not officially registered the company yet? The term…
Rank this Week: 1771

The Law According to Nevada

The Law According to Nevada

Dedicated to issues in the world of business and law. By Kirk Nevada Walker.

http://nevadawalker.blogspot.com/
  • May 6

    CourtFish.com

    CourtFish.com
    Here is a great new website that allows customers to instantly chat/email with a real attorney about his/her legal problem. It also allows one to hire someone to help with their legal issues for a much lower price than is quoted by lawyers. I…
  • Dec 30

    Rolling Your Retirement Account to an IRA opens the Door for Future Creditor

    Rolling Your Retirement Account to an IRA opens the Door for Future Creditor
    I worked in the stock market for eight years and there are a surprising number of people who automatically roll over their 401(k) or 403(b) to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA)once they have left their employers. Some do not even know…
  • Dec 29

    Trademarks - What's So Special about the ® ?

    Trademarks - What's So Special about the ® ?
    A trademark is any word, name, symbol, or device used by a person or which a person has a bona fide intention to use in commerce to indicate the source of goods or services and distinguish his or her goods. Trademarks are types of…
Rank this Week: 4529

The Law and Equity Report by…

The Law and Equity Report by Timothy Powers O'Neill

Covers Florida real estate and business litigation.

http://lawandequity.com
  • Aug 13

    Copyright in the New

    Copyright in the New
    LendInk fiasco keeps rights management issue burning; Most don’t realize when you buy an e-book that you cannot resell it, and in the majority of cases can’t even lend it to a friend because of copyright, not technical issue
  • Aug 7

    Copyright in the New

    Copyright in the New
    Posner: Sharing links isn’t copyright infringement
  • Mar 20

    An Open Invitation

    An Open Invitation
    I respectfully decline the invitation to join your hallucination. Scott Adams   An invitation to a wedding invokes more trouble than a summons to a police court. William Feather  
Rank this Week: 2516

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 55

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: 3250

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: 2279

The Startup Lawyer

The Startup Lawyer

Covers entrepreneurship and startup companies. By Ryan Roberts.

http://startuplawyer.com/
  • May 16

    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day 2014

    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day 2014
    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day 2014 will be held on Thursday, May 22 from 1 to 3:30pm (Dallas Time) at the Granada Theater. At Pitch Day 2014, the 13 startups of the 2014 Tech Wildcatters class will present: -Akros Tech Labs -GetReal.Estate…
  • Apr 2

    Mock Series A Term Sheet Negotiation

    Mock Series A Term Sheet Negotiation
    My firm and Tech Wildcatters are co-hosting a live mock Series A term sheet negotiation on April 25th from 1-3pm. The event will take place at Tech Wildcatters at 2700 Fairmount St in Dallas Texas. Brad Hunstable, founder and CEO of Ustream,…
  • Mar 3

    Office Hours at SXSW

    Office Hours at SXSW
    If you want to discuss liquidation preferences, vesting schedules, or anything startup-related, I’ll be holding an office hour session this Friday March 7th from 130-230pm at UP Global’s SXSW Startup Oasis. The office hour portion…
Rank this Week: 480

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Oct 30

    Contract attorney position available with my firm

    Contract attorney position available with my firm
    The Kralowec Law Group has an immediate opening for a contract attorney to assist with projects in pending class action matters. The ideal candidate will have at least 4-5 years of litigation experience, excellent research and writing skills,…
  • Oct 16

    New UCL primary jurisdiction opinion: Guerrero v. Pacific Gas & Elec. Co.

    New UCL primary jurisdiction opinion: Guerrero v. Pacific Gas & Elec. Co.
    In Guerrero v. Pacific Gas & Electric Co., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Oct. 10, 2014), the Court of Appeal (First Appellate District, Division Three) affirmed the trial court's ruling that allowing the plaintiff's UCL claim against PG&E to…
  • Aug 14

    New class certification opinion: Cochran v. Schwan's Home Service, Inc.

    New class certification opinion: Cochran v. Schwan's Home Service, Inc.
    In Cochran v. Schwan's Home Service, Inc., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Aug. 12, 2014), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Two) reversed an order denying class certification of a claim for violation of Labor Code section 2802,…
Rank this Week: 519

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
Rank this Week: 1678

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Nov 18

    Adam Chilton, "Why We Know Very Little About the Effectiveness of International Law"

    Adam Chilton, "Why We Know Very Little About the Effectiveness of International Law"
    While scholars in most fields argue about how laws can be changed to maximize their effectiveness, scholars of international law still regularly debate whether many of the most prominent international agreements have any effect on state…
  • Nov 13

    Richard Posner, Empirical Legal Studies Conference keynote

    Richard Posner, Empirical Legal Studies Conference keynote
    Richard A. Posner, Senior Lecturer in Law and a judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, devoted a lunchtime keynote to discussing how judges might receive and view empirical research. Richard A. Posner is a Senior Lecturer in Law at…
  • Nov 7

    Saul Levmore, "How Does Law Work? Concentration and Distribution Strategies"

    Saul Levmore, "How Does Law Work? Concentration and Distribution Strategies"
    Two of the best ideas of the last half-century describe strategies for using legal remedies to solve social problems. One is the concentration of liability on a well-situated problem solver, or “least cost-avoider,” who can always…
Rank this Week: 601

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
  • Nov 6

    Tax reform after the mid-terms: Why we can expect Congress to act

    Tax reform after the mid-terms: Why we can expect Congress to act
    Article prepared by and republished courtesy of our colleagues Evan Migdail, Bruce Thompson and Linda Pfatteicher; originally published here: http://www.dlapiper.com/en/us/insights/publications/2014/11/tax-reform-after-the-mid-terms/. While…
  • Oct 16

    Why do VCs require legal opinions in venture deals?

    Why do VCs require legal opinions in venture deals?
    Contributed by Jeffrey A. Showalter Most large venture deals require that the Company’s outside legal counsel issue a customary legal opinion, addressed to the investors in the financing, in order to give the investors comfort that…
  • Oct 13

    2014 Technology Leaders Forecast Survey Results Released

    2014 Technology Leaders Forecast Survey Results Released
    CONTRIBUTED BY Trent Dykes trent.dykes@dlapiper.com Thank you to all who participated in the Technology Leaders Forecast Survey that we posted last month. As posted earlier, on October 7, DLA Piper hosted its 2014 Global Technology Leaders…
Rank this Week: 4083

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Nov 6

    Top Six Reasons To Have an LLC Operating Agreement

    Top Six Reasons To Have an LLC Operating Agreement
    For many new business owners, one of the first questions they need to tackle is what type of business entity to form. From multiples types of corporations and partnerships (or sole proprietorships for individuals) to limited liability…
  • Oct 31

    An Illustration of a Revocable Living Trust

    An Illustration of a Revocable Living Trust
    Most people have heard of trusts, but often times when I begin a conversation with a client about whether a trust should be incorporated into their estate plan, I am met with blank stares and dozens of questions. If you have heard of a trust…
  • Oct 13

    A Few Personal Thoughts on Brittany Maynard

    A Few Personal Thoughts on Brittany Maynard
    As I write this, Brittany Maynard is living the last few weeks of her young life. She’s 29 years old- just a year younger than me, so reading about her story has hit close to home for me. I don’t pretend that my words on this blog…
Rank this Week: 3895

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
  • 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…
  • Jun 28

    ICANN Slows Its Roll on .wine and .vin

    ICANN Slows Its Roll on .wine and .vin
    In April, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) decided to hold off on rolling out two new top level domains, namely .wine and .vin. This move came based on concerns voiced by European Union members states, who…
Rank this Week: 3232

The Wine Lawyer

The Wine Lawyer

Covers local, state and federal wine laws for wineries in Temecula, California. By Brian Pedigo.

http://www.wine-lawyer.com/
  • Nov 5

    Reporting to the TTB

    Reporting to the TTB
    All Bonded Wineries and Bonded Wine Cellars must complete and submit the Report of Wine Premises Operations Form
  • Oct 21

    Assembly Bill 2004 Legalizes Picnic Wine

    Assembly Bill 2004 Legalizes Picnic Wine
    Assembly Bill (AB) 2004, also known as the "winery picnic bill", makes it lawful for visitors to consume a bottle of wine they've purchased on winery premises. Even though this practice had become commonplace, the regulations regarding the…
  • Oct 5

    Wine Law: What is it?

    Wine Law: What is it?
    Wine law encompasses more than what most people realize. Here is a sampling of what a wine lawyer may do for a winery:Assist in land acquisition: land acquisition can be a complex process. The process can be made much more smooth with the…
Rank this Week: 4245

The Wired GC

The Wired GC

Covers compliance, corporate governance, management, regulations, tactics and technology.

http://www.wiredgc.com
  • Nov 7

    Lumen Legal’s Trends for 2014

    Lumen Legal’s Trends for 2014
    Lumen Legal has published a collection of Legal Trend predictions for 2014. There are insights from Lumen Legal founder David Galbenski, and noted enterprise legal industry leaders Edwin Reeser and Jeffrey Carr. And also me. Here’s one…
  • Jul 16

    Forget BigLaw; Watch BigClient

    Forget BigLaw; Watch BigClient
    I was asked last week what I thought about the prospects for “BigLaw.” That question can result in an answer which is too long at 20 seconds or too short at two hours. I opted for two minutes, suggesting that the sometimes…
  • Jun 14

    Lawyers and the State of Surveillance

    Lawyers and the State of Surveillance
    Early last year, I wrote this: Personal data privacy is an interesting issue for lawyers. For some, it’s part of their corporate practice. For most, it’s a confusing technological jumble, something they want to trust to someone…
Rank this Week: 761

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Nov 25

    DOJ: Compliance Should Be Independent (If Not Separate)

    DOJ: Compliance Should Be Independent (If Not Separate)
    Regardless of staffing or other resources, companies are increasingly feeling pressured to separate their legal and compliance functions as a result of regulatory actions and commentary. However, recent comments by DOJ Senior Deputy…
  • Nov 24

    (Not Much) News from the ABA Fall Meeting

    (Not Much) News from the ABA Fall Meeting
    On Friday, I attended the annual ABA Fall Meeting for the Business Law Section. For the “Corp Fin Director’s Dialogue,” Director Keith Higgins brought a handful of other Staffers to join him. Not surprisingly, nary a word…
  • Nov 21

    Studies: Bridging Company/Investor Sustainability Gap

    Studies: Bridging Company/Investor Sustainability Gap
    The largest studies of CEOs and investors to date on sustainability reveal consensus on the value of sustainability generally, but a huge disconnect in CEOs’ and investors’ views on certain fundamental aspects…
Rank this Week: 621

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
  • Apr 8

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie
    Anyone who holds restricted stock of a non-public company, such as Twitter, Box, or Palantir among others, probably has discovered it is possible to find buyers for their stock by contacting Second Market or Shares Post or other…
  • Feb 22

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?
    The court stated that this was a "case of first impression" and posed the issue as "whether an employee who has exhausted all permissible leave available under the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL)...may nevertheless state…
Rank this Week: 4890

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

Shares advice for business owners & executives. By Cleve Clinton and Jamie Ribman.

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Nov 11

    Update: Divorce Leads to Billion Dollar Lien on 20 Million Shares of Stock

    Update: Divorce Leads to Billion Dollar Lien on 20 Million Shares of Stock
    An Oklahoma oil tycoon learned yesterday how costly his divorce will be. Cleve and I recently wrote about how a business owner’s divorce can impact his business and affect his partners. On November 10, 2014 an Oklahoma district court…
  • Nov 4

    Fracking! Come and Take It!

    Fracking! Come and Take It!
    Believing that she could no longer endure around-the-clock noise, dust and truck traffic in her residential Denton neighborhood, Lisa Frick and friends collected signatures to put a proposed ordinance on today’s ballot Generally…
  • Oct 31

    Ebola: Individual’s Freedoms v. Community Health Concerns – Who Wins?

    Ebola: Individual’s Freedoms v. Community Health Concerns – Who Wins?
    Last month I wrote about employers’ potential liability for Ebola in the workplace.  Now state governments are seeking to quarantine citizens to protect against the possibility of a health epidemic.  An inherent conflict…
Rank this Week: 1774

Towson Tax Attorney

Towson Tax Attorney

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

http://towsontax.com
  • 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…
  • Dec 12

    Not Having a Will in Maryland

    Not Having a Will in Maryland
    Many wonder what happens if you die without a Will. Each state, including Maryland, has its own laws that determine what happens to the person’s estate. The differences between each state’s laws do cause confusion, and your…
  • Sep 14

    Didn’t File Tax Returns? The IRS Offers Solutions for Nonfiler

    Didn’t File Tax Returns? The IRS Offers Solutions for Nonfiler
    Whether on purpose or by mistake, taxpayers sometimes find themselves years behind on filing their tax returns.  Sometimes people are lucky and decide on their own to file past due tax returns and move on with their life.  Others have the…
Rank this Week: 2094

TRACE Blog

TRACE Blog

Covers anti-bribery compliance.

http://traceblog.org/
  • Nov 24

    TRACE International Remembers Roderick Hill

    TRACE International Remembers Roderick Hill
    By Severin Wirz A memorial service was held today at the Washington National Cathedral to honor Roderick M. Hills, who passed away on October 29, 2014.  Mr. Hills served as counsel to President Gerald Ford, and then served as chairman of…
  • Nov 11

    TRACE Introduces Global Business Bribery Risk Index

    TRACE Introduces Global Business Bribery Risk Index
    The TRACE Matrix, developed with RAND Corporation, is the first global business bribery risk index for the compliance industry. November 11, 2014, Annapolis, M.D. – TRACE International today announced the launch of the TRACE Matrix, the…
  • Nov 3

    What was October’s biggest compliance story?

    What was October’s biggest compliance story?
    Ebola health epidemic highlights corruption problems in West African countries – As health officials struggle to contain the spread of the recent outbreak in West Africa’s Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, some are pointing to…
Rank this Week: 3029

Trains, Law, Movies and More

Trains, Law, Movies and More

By William J. Brotherton.

http://cabooselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    Snow in Dallas on the First Day of Spring!

    Snow in Dallas on the First Day of Spring!
    Wow: We were sure enjoying all the 60 and 70° weather in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and all of a sudden, more snow comes in! It will be a while before we jump in the pool! My garden is totally confused. Two weeks ago, I started…
  • Mar 7

    City of Dallas vs. Museum of the American Railroad

    City of Dallas vs. Museum of the American Railroad
    It's been a while since I've posted on my blog but I promise to post more frequently. There is just only so much time in a day! The picture is of Museum CEO Bob LaPrelle (left) and me (representing the Museum) to the right, waiting for Judge…
  • Sep 11

    Bigfoot and Lemon Law

    Bigfoot and Lemon Law
    Hi all: I'm here in the Redwoods with daughter Rebecca and the Bigfoot Field Research Organization (http://www.bfro.net/), as seen on the MonsterQuest TV show We are tromping in the dark woods looking for traces of that most elusive creature,…
Rank this Week: 4389

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Nov 25

    Transatlantic Trade Negotiations: Keeping Regulation in Check

    Transatlantic Trade Negotiations: Keeping Regulation in Check
    Last week, the George Washington University Center for Regulatory Studies convened a Conference (GW Conference) on the Status of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the United…
  • Nov 20

    Internet Governance, Internet Freedom, and Accountability: Will Congress Step In?

    Internet Governance, Internet Freedom, and Accountability: Will Congress Step In?
    In March 2014, the U.S. Government’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA, the Executive Branch’s telecommunications policy agency) abruptly announced that it did not plan to renew its contract with the…
  • Nov 19

    Newsflash! Commercial contracts are often confidential (but that doesn’t make them anticompetitive)

    Newsflash! Commercial contracts are often confidential (but that doesn’t make them anticompetitive)
    Microsoft and its allies (the Microsoft-funded trade organization FairSearch and the prolific Google critic Ben Edelman) have been highly critical of Google’s use of “secret” contracts to license its proprietary suite of…
Rank this Week: 190

Unfair Business Practices

Unfair Business Practices

Focuses on unfair business and trade practices. By Williams Mullen.

http://unfairbusinesspractices.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4203