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The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Nov 21

    Massive Derivative Suit Settlement for Alleged Management Failure to Prevent Sexual Misconduct

    Massive Derivative Suit Settlement for Alleged Management Failure to Prevent Sexual Misconduct
    The news headlines have been dominated in recent days by appalling revelations that leading politicians, entertainers, political candidates and others have engaged in sexual harassment, assault, and even worse behavior. As these stories have…
  • Nov 20

    “Other Insurance” Issue is Not the Policyholder’s Problem

    “Other Insurance” Issue is Not the Policyholder’s Problem
    When two or more insurers’ policies potentially cover a single loss, “other insurance” questions can arise. Over the years, courts have developed a number of rules of the road to apply when multiple policies potentially…
  • Nov 18

    Snow in Oslo

    Snow in Oslo
    The D&O Diary’s European assignment continued this week with a stop for meetings in Oslo. On the flight to Oslo from Stockholm, it was clear from looking out the window that it had snowed overnight in Norway. Skies were clear and…
Rank this Week: 187

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    5 Estate Planning Tips for Your Retirement

    5 Estate Planning Tips for Your Retirement
    Are you getting close to retirement? Do you want to develop an effective estate plan but you are not sure how to start? If your answer to one of these two questions is affirmative, you have come to the right resource. We are all aware how…
  • Jul 10

    Probate and Long Term Health Care

    Probate and Long Term Health Care
    Most seniors do their best to prepare for the unfortunate, inevitable, outcome that one day they will pass away.  They create their will, and with painstaking detail allocate their hard-earned money and assets to spouses, children,…
  • May 25

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction
    The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States is growing rapidly. So, too, are the number of myths surrounding the disease and other forms of dementia. Let’s begin by looking at what we do know about…
Rank this Week: 350

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Covers business, health care, intellectual property and media law.

http://pkjlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s another government…
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s…
  • Oct 27

    The Lincoln Lawyer

    The Lincoln Lawyer
    Before Abraham Lincoln became our greatest president, he was a great corporate lawyer.  And before he was a corporate lawyer, he was a brilliant trial lawyer. In the 1840s, Lincoln represented a Revolutionary War widow who had been bilked…
Rank this Week: 369

SAC Attorneys LLP Blog

SAC Attorneys LLP Blog

Covers business and employment law.

http://www.sacattorneys.com/san-jose-business-lawyer
  • Oct 20

    California is Now a Sanctuary State for Undocumented Immigrant

    California is Now a Sanctuary State for Undocumented Immigrant
    When the state of California enacted new laws designed at protecting undocumented immigrants, it prompted a stern response from federal authorities. Now, neighborhoods and workplaces face the threat of more frequent raids by Immigration and…
  • Sep 15

    DACA and Your Busine

    DACA and Your Busine
    The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy has become a hot-button issue lately for politicians, immigration activists and business owners. The primary concern for business owners is that employees who obtain work…
  • Aug 15

    Proceed with Care When Sponsoring Family Member

    Proceed with Care When Sponsoring Family Member
    There is perhaps no better feeling than the unification of family members from across borders. Whether for work, school, or simply to enjoy life together as a family, immigration laws in California are designed to protect the civil and labor…
Rank this Week: 717

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

Covers employment litigation and dispute resolution. By O\'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 635

Gettins' Law

Gettins' Law

Covers business and franchising law. By Mary Beth Gettins.

http://gettinslaw.com/articles/
  • Apr 1

    How you can make your online job applications better

    How you can make your online job applications better
      Restaurants, retail, and countless industries now use online job applications.  But did you ever wonder if online applications are hindering the recruiting and hiring process?    A national survey conducted by PEAT…
  • Apr 1

    How you can make your online job applications better

    How you can make your online job applications better
      Restaurants, retail, and countless industries now use online job applications.  But did you ever wonder if online applications are hindering the recruiting and hiring process?    A national survey conducted by PEAT…
  • Jun 16

    Why Trademarks Should Only Be Used as Adjective

    Why Trademarks Should Only Be Used as Adjective
    Last week I attended a Continuing Learning Education presentation at the Northern Kentucky Chase College of Law. One of the presenters, Alan Datri, resident of the Memphis Bioworks Foundation and former senior consultant with the World…
Rank this Week: 966

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 21

    Age Discrimination Complaints Must Be Specific

    Age Discrimination Complaints Must Be Specific
    Discrimination Protection: The Age Discrimination in Employment Act forbids age discrimination against employees who are age 40 or older. Discrimination based on age involves treatment by an employer when an employee is treated less favorably…
  • Nov 3

    Court Ruling Sheds Light on Estate’s Ability to Access Digital Information

    Court Ruling Sheds Light on Estate’s Ability to Access Digital Information
    By Monte Schatz The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts issued a ruling on October 16, 2017 that empowers administrators of estates to access digital content of deceased persons. Federal statutes 18 U.S.C. §§ 2701 through 2712…
  • Oct 26

    IRS Issues Guidance on Health Care Reporting Requirements for 2017

    IRS Issues Guidance on Health Care Reporting Requirements for 2017
    by Joshua A. Diveley The IRS issued guidance October 17, 2017, indicating Forms 1040 for the 2017 tax year will not be accepted if the taxpayer does not report on the health coverage reporting requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).…
Rank this Week: 1077

Austin TX Business Law Blog

Austin TX Business Law Blog

By Sanjeev Kumar.

https://thekumarlawfirm.com/lawyer/blog/Austin-TX-Business-Law-Blog.htm
  • Nov 20

    Women-owned Businesses On the Rise in Texa

    Women-owned Businesses On the Rise in Texa
    How can the SBA help my woman-owned business succeed?Data recently released by the Texas comptroller reveals that the number of women-owned businesses is at an all-time high in Texas.  Between the years 2007 and 2016, the number of…
  • Oct 27

    The Challenges of Small Business Ownership

    The Challenges of Small Business Ownership
    How will owning a small business impact my life?Running a small business can prove challenging for even the most prepared new business owners.  While most small businesses will survive their first year, many fail to make it in the…
  • Oct 12

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Buying a Franchise

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Buying a Franchise
    Should I buy a franchise business in Texas?When it comes to starting your own business, you have numerous options available to you.  Budding entrepreneurs may consider buying a franchise, rather than starting your own concept. …
Rank this Week: 2692

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

    Do We Need One EIN or Two?

    Do We Need One EIN or Two?
    This post is the result of an email exchange that I had with a foreign entrepreneur. He raised a question that I had not previously considered: When should a business have one EIN (Employer Identification Number), and when should it have two?…
  • Nov 8

    DBA – Notice, but No Protection

    DBA – Notice, but No Protection
    This post discusses the purpose of a DBA (which is an abbreviation for “doing business as”). This expands upon a Quora answer that I wrote recently. Please see Can someone use my DBA if I operate as a sole proprietor?…
  • Nov 7

    Which Types of Intellectual Property Can Protect an Idea?

    Which Types of Intellectual Property Can Protect an Idea?
    This post explains why the various types of intellectual property (“IP”) cannot protect a mere idea. However, IP may protect items that one creates based on such an idea. I first wrote about this subject on Quora. Please…
Rank this Week: 3105

Indiana Business Law Blog

Indiana Business Law Blog

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

https://businesslaw.smithrayl.com/blog/
  • Nov 18

    The Effects of Tax Reform on Charitable Organization

    The Effects of Tax Reform on Charitable Organization
    Section 501(c)(3) organizations that rely on contributions from individuals should plan for the possibility of decreased revenues. Those that rely heavily on contributions from middle-income individuals should expect the greatest impact. The…
  • Jun 10

    In Praise of Serviceberrie

    In Praise of Serviceberrie
    This post has nothing to do with business law but rather with one of my extracurricular interests, plants native to Indiana.  Specifically, it’s about service berries, of which there are several species in the genus…
  • Mar 15

    Business Lawyers, Accountants, and Insurance Brokers — and the 1908 Chicago Cub

    Business Lawyers, Accountants, and Insurance Brokers — and the 1908 Chicago Cub
    Small business owners need at least three professional advisors: a business lawyer, an accountant, and an insurance broker. The post Business Lawyers, Accountants, and Insurance Brokers — and the 1908 Chicago Cubs appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 3516

The Startup Stream

The Startup Stream

By McAvoy & Murphy Law Firm. Covers estate planning, real estate, immigration, bankruptcy, and business.

https://thestartupstream.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2007

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Human Resource Department – Does My Company Need One?

    Human Resource Department – Does My Company Need One?
    Silicon Valley companies have human resource (HR) departments to manage employment issues. HR departments both limit the company’s exposure to legal liability for employment-related claims and facilitate the timely resolution of…
  • Nov 10

    What Can I Charge As A Business Expense On My Taxes?

    What Can I Charge As A Business Expense On My Taxes?
    For California business owners, knowing what expenses are deductible from tax liability is not just a sound financial strategy. It can also prevent criminal liability for tax fraud and other white collar crimes. Ensure that all your financial…
  • Nov 3

    Should A Promissory Note Be Backed By A Personal Guarantee?

    Should A Promissory Note Be Backed By A Personal Guarantee?
    For many businesses, promissory notes are a significant asset in the company’s financial portfolio. Securing such a promissory note with a personal guarantee can be an important step in protecting the company’s financial…
Rank this Week: 3508

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Nov 15

    Do I Really Need an Attorney?

    Do I Really Need an Attorney?
    I can’t count the number of phone calls I have received over the years from people who begin their conversation with, “I’m not sure I need an attorney…”  Do you always need one for every situation in…
  • Nov 8

    Arkansas Medicaid: What You Need to Apply

    Arkansas Medicaid: What You Need to Apply
    Helping your parents or other family members enter a nursing home is always difficult, no matter the financial situation. There is the stress of deciding which home is best for your loved one. There is the sadness in seeing your loved one…
  • Aug 25

    What is a Fathers Rights’ Lawyer?

    What is a Fathers Rights’ Lawyer?
    I think the best material for a blog is straightforward, clear answers to common questions. I have been getting a lot of questions lately about the Fathers’ Rights Movement and whether I am a Fathers’ Right Lawyer. So here’s…
Rank this Week: 1885

Private Business Counsel

Private Business Counsel

Covers private company management, business succession, formation, capital venture funding, tax structuring, startup counseling, and operations. By Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP.

https://corporateblog.mmwr.com/
  • Nov 14

    Seeking to Repeal the Federal Estate Tax – The Sequel

    Seeking to Repeal the Federal Estate Tax – The Sequel
    In 2001 President George W. Bush tried to repeal the federal estate tax. He was successful — but only for one year, 2010.  Then during the administration of President Obama the federal estate tax returned.  Under the new…
  • Oct 31

    Federal Estate Tax Inflation-Adjustments for 2018

    Federal Estate Tax Inflation-Adjustments for 2018
    Throughout the federal tax code there are figures which are inflation-adjusted – meaning they go up when there is inflation and they go up more when there is more inflation.  The adjusted figures for the coming year are generally…
  • Oct 23

    IRS Withdraws Regulations Which Could Have Eliminated Valuation Discount

    IRS Withdraws Regulations Which Could Have Eliminated Valuation Discount
    The IRS has never been a fan of valuation discounts.  These discounts allow the owner of a closely-held business to transfer an interest in the business to family members and others and, for gift and estate tax purposes, take a discount…
Rank this Week: 2177

IncNow Blog

IncNow Blog

By John L. Williams/ Provides insights on mechanics of Delaware LLC formation, incorporating in Delaware and state law compliance.

https://www.incnow.com/blog
  • Nov 8

    What Does LLC, Inc, Co, Corp, and Ltd Mean?

    What Does LLC, Inc, Co, Corp, and Ltd Mean?
    You may be asking “Which entity should I choose”?, “What is Inc.”?, “What does Co. mean?”, “What is LLC”? or “Ltd vs. LLC”? Before you incorporate, you need to choose which type of…
  • Jul 31

    Delaware Blockchain Legislation to Revolutionize Corporate Record Keeping

    Delaware Blockchain Legislation to Revolutionize Corporate Record Keeping
    Delaware corporations are now able to store corporate records on a blockchain, thanks to legislation passed this week by the Delaware General Assembly and signed by Governor John Carney. This innovative legislation allows Delaware companies…
  • May 10

    IncNow’s William Purman Competes in the Piediluco International Regatta

    IncNow’s William Purman Competes in the Piediluco International Regatta
    IncNow’s Technology Director, William Conesa Purman (University of Delaware ’13), has been with IncNow since 2011, while also training often twice a day as a high-performance rower at Pennsylvania Athletic Club and Malta Boat Club…
Rank this Week: 2670

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

Covers Pleasanton business and commercial law. By Law Offices of James G. Schwartz P.C.

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
  • Nov 7

    California Supreme Court Rules on Whether Non-Recreational Use of Private Property Creates Rights for Non-Owner

    California Supreme Court Rules on Whether Non-Recreational Use of Private Property Creates Rights for Non-Owner
    Real property owners can grant rights to others to use portions of their property for certain purposes, commonly known as easements. In certain situations, however, a California real estate owner might unwittingly allow others to acquire…
  • Oct 20

    Ninth Circuit Ruling on Whistleblower Protections in Dodd-Frank Headed to Supreme Court

    Ninth Circuit Ruling on Whistleblower Protections in Dodd-Frank Headed to Supreme Court
    Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) in 2010. The statute amended existing statutes like the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and it referenced other major financial reform…
  • Oct 3

    Cybersecurity Obligations of California Businesse

    Cybersecurity Obligations of California Businesse
    Computer technology and the internet have created countless opportunities for both businesses and consumers. As more and more commercial activity moves online, however, the risks to the integrity of a company’s digital records grow…
Rank this Week: 1005

Mills and Mills LLP Blog

Mills and Mills LLP Blog

Covers Canadian business, real estate, family, employment and estate law.

https://www.millsandmills.ca/blog/
  • Nov 7

    What’s Mine is Ours? Not if it’s a Resulting Trust…

    What’s Mine is Ours? Not if it’s a Resulting Trust…
    Chechui v Nieman is a recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal which deals with the often contentious matter of whether certain transfers constitute a gift or a resulting trust. Ian and Victoria were in a common law relationship…
  • Oct 19

    Execution of Wills in Ontario

    Execution of Wills in Ontario
    Pursuant to section 3 of the Succession Law Reform Act (Ontario) (the “SLRA”), for a Will to be valid it must be in writing. The SLRA sets out certain requirements regarding the execution of a Will, including information on…
  • Oct 5

    If Joint Tenants Die at the Same Time, What Happens?

    If Joint Tenants Die at the Same Time, What Happens?
    In a recent blog post, I discussed common disaster clauses. A question I have been faced with which is related to the topic of common disaster clauses is the question of what happens if property is owned jointly with someone else, the…
Rank this Week: 2194

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to starting and running a business.

http://www.kalialawpc.com/from-the-blog/
  • Nov 7

    Should I Incorporate my Business in California?

    Should I Incorporate my Business in California?
    Forming a new business venture is an exciting time for small business owners. The possibilities that may develop from the business venture seem endless, and it is easy for business owners to envision positive outcomes. Despite the positive…
  • Oct 9

    Developing Effective (and Legal) Hiring Practice

    Developing Effective (and Legal) Hiring Practice
    Hiring new employees is an essential process for any startup looking to continue its growth. Startups seek to fill their employment needs by hiring the best and brightest employees, but hiring process can be long and cumbersome, diverting…
  • Aug 18

    Some things to Consider Before Signing a Commercial Lease

    Some things to Consider Before Signing a Commercial Lease
    Startup owners may become overwhelmed in their search for commercial office space. Most often, entrepreneurs will need to lease office space because they neither own nor have the finances for purchasing the space they require. As a result,…
Rank this Week: 2481

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

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

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Nov 7

    Predicting the July 2017 California bar pass rate

    Predicting the July 2017 California bar pass rate
    The overall pass rate on the California Bar Examination has declined since 2008, reaching a 30-year low of 43% in 2016. As a result, there's a great deal of speculation about what the pass rate will be for the July 2017 exam, which is still…
  • Oct 24

    ABA proposal could significantly reduce the cost of law school

    ABA proposal could significantly reduce the cost of law school
    In March, the ABA Council of the Section of Legal Education issued a proposal for changes to the ABA Standards for law schools. The proposal would drop from Standard 403(a) the current requirement that full-time faculty teach more than…
  • Oct 18

    The California bar exam: time for some accountability from law school dean

    The California bar exam: time for some accountability from law school dean
    The California Supreme Court announced today that it will leave the California bar examination passing score at 1440 (144 on the national scale) for now. The Court said that "balancing all considerations, the court is not persuaded that the…
Rank this Week: 2380

Pharos Law Group Blog

Pharos Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning and business planning topics.

http://pharoslaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 7

    Protection of Law (Sir Thomas More quote from Man for All Seasons)

    Protection of Law (Sir Thomas More quote from Man for All Seasons)
    If you asked me to name my favorite movies of all time, A Man for All Seasons, based on the life of Sir Thomas More, would be at the top of my short list.  I don’t know how many times I have watched that movie–many…
  • Nov 3

    Tax reform update–what is in proposed in The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act?

    Tax reform update–what is in proposed in The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act?
    Who chooses the names of proposed legislation?  In this instance, that person (or that group of folks) did a great job with the name.  Who would not be in favor of something called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act? I mean really, how would…
  • Oct 27

    LLC, Corporation and Partnership–legal and tax classification

    LLC, Corporation and Partnership–legal and tax classification
    I was reading an excellent article this morning about why it usually is a bad idea to own rental properties in an S-Corporation.  The article is well-written in most respects and does a good job walking through basic legal,…
Rank this Week: 2701

Emerging Companies Insider

Emerging Companies Insider

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://emergingcompanies.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 31

    Despite Legal Uncertainties, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) Attract Startup Attention

    Despite Legal Uncertainties, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) Attract Startup Attention
    Over $1.5 billion has been raised by token offerings – also known as initial coin offerings or ICOs – so far in 2017. Not surprisingly, many startups are eager to capitalize on this possible funding source. Although ICOs can be a…
  • Oct 31

    M&A Market Outlook Strong for Emerging and Growth Stage Companie

    M&A Market Outlook Strong for Emerging and Growth Stage Companie
    In a recent study polling more than 400 business owners, founders and leaders across the U.S., Harris Williams reports that despite mixed positions on the nation’s general political climate, interest in M&A among middle market…
  • Sep 12

    ABA Panel Tackles Venture Investing in Cannabis Companie

    ABA Panel Tackles Venture Investing in Cannabis Companie
    Venture capital is playing a growing role in the country’s emerging legal cannabis industry. Attorneys Emily J. Yukich and Matthew R. Kittay of Fox Rothschild’s Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Practice will conduct a…
Rank this Week: 2306

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

By Schober & Mitchell, S.C.

http://www.wisconsinbusinesslawblog.com
  • Oct 27

    Key Employee Non-Competes: Strategies for Enforceability

    Key Employee Non-Competes: Strategies for Enforceability
    For many business owners, retaining key employees is a paramount concern of running their business. Employers often have invested a significant amount of training, heavily rely upon their key employees for revenue and business operations,…
  • Oct 27

    Key Employee Non-Competes: Strategies for Enforceability

    Key Employee Non-Competes: Strategies for Enforceability
    For many business owners, retaining key employees is a paramount concern of running their business. Employers often have invested a significant amount of training, heavily rely upon their key employees for revenue and business operations,…
  • Oct 18

    Wisconsin Residential Weatherization Program Eliminated

    Wisconsin Residential Weatherization Program Eliminated
    A recent Wisconsin law change in Wisconsin has a big impact for those interested in investment property in Wisconsin. As part of the Wisconsin biannual budget signed into law in September 2017, the State of Wisconsin has discontinued its…
Rank this Week: 1509

AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

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

http://annemariesegal.com/
  • Oct 26

    General Counsel and Other Lawyers as Business Partners – Building Vision, Capacity, Judgment and Leadership

    General Counsel and Other Lawyers as Business Partners – Building Vision, Capacity, Judgment and Leadership
    To succeed as General Counsel, you need not only to build relationships and move outside of what may be your comfort zone - a lawyer with excellent substantive legal skills - but also position yourself as a strategic member of the leadership…
  • Sep 19

    Two Book Giveaways on Goodread

    Two Book Giveaways on Goodread
    If you are on Goodreads, here’s a chance for U.S. readers to enter the giveaway for a signed copy of one of my books: Know Yourself, Grow Your Career: The Value Proposition Workbook Master the Interview: A Guide for Working…
  • Sep 18

    Interview Prep: Finding an Authentic Answer to the “Weaknesses” Question

    Interview Prep: Finding an Authentic Answer to the “Weaknesses” Question
    What are your weaknesses? When I prepare clients for interviews, this is almost invariably at the top of people’s lists of questions that they are not prepared to answer. When they do have an answer, it is usually one of the “Top…
Rank this Week: 2644

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    When a Good Relationship Turn Bad: Suing a Supplier

    When a Good Relationship Turn Bad: Suing a Supplier
    No business is an island. Without trusted suppliers businesses would close shop. What happens when that trust is breached and you’re left holding the bag? If disagreements can’t be worked out and your company is facing or may face…
  • Oct 18

    Trademark Law: You Snooze You May Lose

    Trademark Law: You Snooze You May Lose
    Whether you’re starting a new business, launching a new product or service or just haven’t gotten around to getting trademark protection for your logo, the names of your company or what you provide your customers, acting sooner is…
  • Sep 5

    Keeping Information Confidential While Selling Your Busine

    Keeping Information Confidential While Selling Your Busine
    If you’re trying to sell your business it’s always good news to hear that a party is interested in buying. But what’s the next step? What happens if after the party looks you, your business and your books over, they decide…
Rank this Week: 1226

Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Oct 18

    The Importance of Not Commingling fund

    The Importance of Not Commingling fund
    Set Boundaries between your Business and Personal Finances to Avoid Commingling Funds. No matter whether you have used your asset as the capital investment for your startup or personal credit score to get a startup loan, creating a clear…
  • Aug 11

    Things to Know About Health Care Power of Attorney in California

    Things to Know About Health Care Power of Attorney in California
    What is a Health Care Power of Attorney (HCPOA) Making health care power of attorney means designating someone as your spokesperson for your health care decisions; if you are not in a position to make communicative decisions about aspects of…
  • May 1

    What is a HIPAA Authorization?

    What is a HIPAA Authorization?
    HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is an ordinance that protects and provides rights to individuals over their health information. This rule restricts physicians and the business associates to disclose the health…
Rank this Week: 1932

Delaware Non-Compete Law Blog

Delaware Non-Compete Law Blog

By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawarenoncompetelawblog.com/
  • Oct 13

    DON’T LET THE METER RUN ON YOUR NON-COMPETE AGREEMENT

    DON’T LET THE METER RUN ON YOUR NON-COMPETE AGREEMENT
    When a key employee resigns, the question always asked is “what are your plans?” If the employee is subject to a non-compete agreement, the answer may not always be truthful, particularly if the employee plans to work for a…
  • Jun 12

    IS THE STIPULATED IRREPARABLE HARM CLAUSE IN YOUR COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE WORTH THE PAPER IT IS WRITTEN ON?

    IS THE STIPULATED IRREPARABLE HARM CLAUSE IN YOUR COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE WORTH THE PAPER IT IS WRITTEN ON?
    Business agreements often contain a provision that provides the parties agree that a breach constitutes irreparable harm entitling the non-breaching party to injunctive relief to enforce the agreement.  These provisions are designed to…
  • May 18

    USING NONCOMPETITION AGREEMENTS EFFECTIVELY: KNOW YOUR LIMITS IN DELAWARE

    USING NONCOMPETITION AGREEMENTS EFFECTIVELY: KNOW YOUR LIMITS IN DELAWARE
    The proliferation of the use of non-compete agreements was highlighted in a recent article in the New York Times (see, “How Noncompete Clauses Keep Workers Locked In”, May 13, 2017).  The article referenced a survey which…
Rank this Week: 3575

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1236

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

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

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 9

    Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave

    Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave
    Washington State has passed a bill that grants paid family and medical leave to eligible employees. We explain how it works, how it will be funded, and how it will affect small businesses.... Read More The post Washington State Paid Family…
  • Sep 13

    Intrastate Securities Offerings Under 3(a)(11) and Rule 147 & 147a

    Intrastate Securities Offerings Under 3(a)(11) and Rule 147 & 147a
    As we’ve discussed previously, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is the governmental body responsible for the regulation and enforcement of federal securities laws that govern both interstate securities offerings and…
  • Jul 18

    Friends and family financing round: Raising capital from non accredited investor

    Friends and family financing round: Raising capital from non accredited investor
    Is the family and friends round worth the costs and risks? After discussing the pros and cons with us, entrepreneurs often decide against raising money from family and friends. In today's post we'll talk about six different ways you could…
Rank this Week: 3821

Unincorporated Business Entities…

Unincorporated Business Entities Law

Edited by Professors Gary S. Rosin, Bradley T. Borden, Thomas E. Geu, Elizabeth Miller, Douglas K. Moll and Donald Scotten.

http://uberlaw.net
  • Sep 20

    Loftium Unwittingly Forms Partnerships with Homebuyer

    Loftium Unwittingly Forms Partnerships with Homebuyer
    Yesterday, the New York Times trumpeted a new internet company, Loftium, and its interesting, new-economy business model (which, for the time being, operates only in Seattle): Loftium will provide prospective homebuyers with up to $50,000 for…
  • May 10

    Delaware, Charging Orders and SMLLC

    Delaware, Charging Orders and SMLLC
    House Bill No. 126, introduced in the Delaware legislature on May 9, 2013, would make two amendments to the Delaware LLC Act that would affect the rights of creditors. First, Section 6 of the Bill would Section 18-703(d) of the Delaware LLC…
  • May 10

    Delaware Default Fiduciary Fix

    Delaware Default Fiduciary Fix
    In its per curiam opinion in Gatz Properties, LLC v. Auriga Capital Corporation, 59 A.3d 1223 (Del. 2012)(en banc) (slip opinion), the Delaware Supreme Court called on the Delaware legislature to settle the questions of whether,…
Rank this Week: 3587

ihwlaw blog

ihwlaw blog

Addressing common and not-so-common issues in business law and litigation. By Isaac H Winer.

http://ihwlaw.me/
  • Sep 1

    Selling stock for a promissory note may be unlawful

    Selling stock for a promissory note may be unlawful
    Did you know that selling stock in exchange for an unsecured promissory note may be unlawful, void or voidable?  In an area like Silicon Valley where stock may be worth a fortune from the second a company is born,…
  • May 13

    Is Your Company Kosher in California?

    Is Your Company Kosher in California?
    Did you know that your company or the one that you represent may not have the right to enter into contracts, sue or defend itself against a lawsuit in California?  Well-settled law, ignored by many businesses and even lawyers…
  • May 13

    Dress Your App Smartly

    Dress Your App Smartly
    As evidenced by the recent hype about the new Instagram smart app icon, companies invest a lot of time and money to develop the look and feel of a smart device application (“app”) in order to promote brand recognition.…
Rank this Week: 3698

Business and Corporate Disputes

Business and Corporate Disputes

Features litigation information and insight for business owners, corporate management, directors, officers, members, managers, and shareholders. By Matt McKinney.

http://corporatedispute.com
  • Aug 25

    Proxies & Voting in an Iowa Corporation

    Proxies & Voting in an Iowa Corporation
    Iowa law allows shareholders in a for-profit corporation to vote their shares in one of two ways: (1) in person; or (2) by proxy.  Notably, while the Iowa Code contains very specific requirements governing many shareholder actions, the…
  • Aug 18

    Shareholder Oppression and “Mistreatment” in Iowa Corporations – The Reasonable (And Variable) Expectations Test

    Shareholder Oppression and “Mistreatment” in Iowa Corporations – The Reasonable (And Variable) Expectations Test
    Are the actions that constitute shareholder oppression (i.e. mistreatment) the same across all Iowa businesses? Put differently, are shareholders in ABC, Corp. entitled to the same rights and “reasonable expectations” of…
  • Jul 28

    Open Records Requests – Fees & Policie

    Open Records Requests – Fees & Policie
    Utilizing Iowa’s Open Records laws is often one avenue businesses, news media, and individuals use to obtain information.  On July 19, 2017, the Iowa Court of Appeals reiterated that Iowa law permits public entities to recover…
Rank this Week: 3759

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 10

    Starting & Growing Business in New York State

    Starting & Growing Business in New York State
    The New York Empire State Development’s Small Business Division has put together a unified website collecting various New York State programs/services offered to New York small business to start-up or expand their small businesses. The…
  • Apr 21

    Technological Innovation Government Program

    Technological Innovation Government Program
    For small businesses looking to conduct research and development, while needing funds to realize their small business technology, check out The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The SBIR "is a highly competitive program that…
  • Feb 17

    Barriers to Digital Trade

    Barriers to Digital Trade
    In January 2017 the Congressional Research Service drafted a report entitled Digital Trade and U.S. Trade Policy. The Report (43 pages long) complies information from across various sectors to describe barriers faced by US companies in…
Rank this Week: 4162

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Covers Nevada business law.

http://bongiovilaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    Copyright Infringement

    Copyright Infringement
    Did you receive a letter from a lawyer, or, heaven forbid, Getty Images, stating that you used an image without permission?  Does that letter also demand an alarming amount of money for this transgression?  “But I didn’t…
  • Mar 22

    Podcast – Legal Talk Network

    Podcast – Legal Talk Network
    Happy to be on the Laurence Colletti’s podcast! The post Podcast – Legal Talk Network appeared first on Bongiovi Law.
  • Mar 2

    Sole Owners and Succession

    Sole Owners and Succession
    Are you the sole owner of your company?  If so, do you have a succession plan in place for your business?  You do?  That’s great.  Does it pass muster with your bank?  If your brow is furrowed and a cartoon…
Rank this Week: 1399

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegobusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 10

    Setting Aside Default Judgment

    Setting Aside Default Judgment
    As an experienced San Diego litigation attorney, this writer knows just how devastating it is when someone learns that a court judgment has been entered against them without their knowledge. This usually occurs via what is called a default…
  • Feb 16

    California Default Judgment

    California Default Judgment
    Simply put, a default judgment is a judgment against a defendant who fails to answer a lawsuit. If a person or entity is sued and ignores the lawsuit entirely, the person or entity suing has the ability to get a judgment upon meeting certain…
  • Feb 13

    Commercial Landlords’ Duty to Mitigate Damage

    Commercial Landlords’ Duty to Mitigate Damage
    There are numerous challenges facing San Diego business owners especially in today’s economic climate. Fighting for a share in an ever tightening market makes it difficult to keep up with monthly outlays not the least of which are lease…
Rank this Week: 4381

Arizona Business Law Blog

Arizona Business Law Blog

Covers Arizona business law. By The Kelly Law Firm.

http://www.kellylawblog.com
  • May 24

    Facebook Defamation: Woman Must Pay $500,000 For Gossiping Online

    Facebook Defamation: Woman Must Pay $500,000 For Gossiping Online
    A woman must pony up half a million dollars over Facebook gossip.
  • Dec 17

    Youku Tudou & The State Of Online Copyright Infringement

    Youku Tudou & The State Of Online Copyright Infringement
    Copyright infringement here; copyright infringement there; copyright infringement everywhere! But fear not 20th century hold-outs, for the U.S.A.’s very own Motion Picture Association of America is at the vanguard of another…
  • Dec 17

    Youku Tudou & The State Of Online Copyright Infringement

    Youku Tudou & The State Of Online Copyright Infringement
    Copyright infringement here; copyright infringement there; copyright infringement everywhere! But fear not 20th century hold-outs, for the U.S.A.’s very own Motion Picture Association of America is at the vanguard of another…
Rank this Week: 3774

Jacobs & Dodds

Jacobs & Dodds

Covers California business law.

http://irvinebusinesslawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 8

    City of Los Angeles - Mandatory Paid Sick Leave (Potholes and Pitfalls)

    City of Los Angeles - Mandatory Paid Sick Leave (Potholes and Pitfalls)
    The City of Los Angeles has a mandatory paid sick leave (PSL) law which is part of its minimum wage ordinance and which has been in effect since July 1, 2016 for employers with 26 or more employees.  The Los Angeles PSL…
  • Apr 1

    New California Laws Effecting California Businesses in 2017

    New California Laws Effecting California Businesses in 2017
    LAW AND FORUM CHOICE IN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTSLaw: SB1241Employees who primarily work and reside in California cannot be required by employers to enter agreements that would put their claims in a non-California forum or generally litigate…
  • Jun 22

    California Employers and How to Defend Wage and Hour Claims before the Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement

    California Employers and How to Defend Wage and Hour Claims before the Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement
    In California the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) adjudicates wage claims on behalf of workers who file claims for nonpayment of wages, overtime, or vacation pay, pursuant to California Labor Code sections 96 and 98. DLSE…
Rank this Week: 1052

Mexican Law Blog

Mexican Law Blog

Covers businesses and opportunities in Mexico. By Alberto Esenaro.

http://mexicanlawblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    Please review changes on our Disclaimer.

    Please review changes on our Disclaimer.
    The post Please review changes on our Disclaimer. appeared first on MEXICAN LAW BLOG.
  • Aug 4

    Why old lawyers get shift done? [Infographic]

    Why old lawyers get shift done? [Infographic]
    Today, Lydia DePillis wrote on the Washington Post “Baby boomers are taking on ageism – and losing”. It tells the story of a senior GC failing to land a job in modern economy. Apparently, “Old Economy Steve” is…
  • Jan 14

    It´s not TV, it´s OTT: Dish lauched HBO Go in Mexico

    It´s not TV, it´s OTT: Dish lauched HBO Go in Mexico
    If you ever have the opportunity to ask Reed Hastings (@reedhastings), Netflix CEO: “What keeps you awake at night?” Most probably, the answer would be “TV Everywhere”. These days, TV business is trying to figure out…
Rank this Week: 1762

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Dec 22

    Employee Non-Competes and Other Restrictive Covenants in Georgia

    Employee Non-Competes and Other Restrictive Covenants in Georgia
    It used to be that Georgia took a dim view of employee non-competes, and courts happily threw them out for technical drafting issues the vast majority of the time.  This regime, which persisted up until May of 2011, is now wistfully…
  • Nov 9

    Are you ready for December 1?

    Are you ready for December 1?
    It’s no secret, by now, that December 1 will usher in the application of the “Final Rule” – the increase of the minimum salary payable to “exempt” employees from $455 per week to $913 per week. In addition…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3194

AlphaTech Counsel

AlphaTech Counsel

Covers legal and business issues for entrepreneurs and emerging companies.

http://alphatechcounsel.com/blog
  • Oct 5

    Keeping Company Sale Proceeds: Indemnification-Related Provision

    Keeping Company Sale Proceeds: Indemnification-Related Provision
    The indemnification-related provisions are the most important outside of the purchase price itself in a company sale transaction. This post outlines indemnification-related issues when negotiating a company sale.
  • May 24

    Company Sale Structure Consideration

    Company Sale Structure Consideration
    In this AlphaTakes video, Matt Storms discusses the common considerations that drive the decision on how to structure a company sale transaction. Here are the key takeaways from this video: The most common considerations that affect the…
  • May 10

    Software Deals Using the Customer’s Form

    Software Deals Using the Customer’s Form
    Ever try to license software or provide SaaS to a Fortune 500 company or some other high profile company? Did they insist on working from “their paper”? You know enough not to simply hope for the best and sign whatever contract…
Rank this Week: 3274

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Mar 16

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi
    Dear Readers: This is a post I co-wrote with Joe Wallin, who has published the almost identical post here. If you are investing in early stage companies, there are certain deal terms you want. Most you probably know already: if...
  • Mar 11

    A Gift from Congress to Angel

    A Gift from Congress to Angel
    The picture here was taken by Joe Wallin, who was on a panel with me, Gary Kocher of K&L Gates, Tom Alberg of Madrona Ventures, and Dan Rosen of the Alliance of Angels, talking to the Angel Capital Association's NW...
  • Mar 3

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)
    "On a relative basis, issuances claiming the new Rule 506(c) exemption have accounted for only 2.1% of the reported capital raised pursuant to Rule 506 since becoming effective in September 2014." So reads a key finding of a report,…
Rank this Week: 3007

Indiana Business Law Blog

Indiana Business Law Blog

Covers business formation and entity selection issues in Indiana. By Brian V. Powers.

http://bvplegal.com/indianapolis-business-law-blog/
  • Feb 8

    Electronic Signatures - What are they?

    Electronic Signatures - What are they?
    Using electronic signatures as part of any business process that requires the use of contracts can provide immense value in terms of speed and efficiency to any business.  Even though electronic signatures are nothing new, I talk to…
  • Jul 11

    506(c) - Using General Solicitation /Advertising in Reg D Private Offerings.

    506(c) - Using General Solicitation /Advertising in Reg D Private Offerings.
    Yesterday, the SEC took a big step in finally making the JOBS Act (or at least a portion of it) a reality for businesses trying to raise capital.  One of the biggest problems with the private offerings has been the difficulty in finding…
  • Apr 16

    Your Website Legal Agreements Could Be Useless.

    Your Website Legal Agreements Could Be Useless.
    Did that title get you attention? The post below is an excerpt from a post I have up on PactSafe.com - a venture I am launching to help website owners make sure they are implementing website legal agreements properly.  The whole field is…
Rank this Week: 4426

Hyndman Law Blog

Hyndman Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, startups and technology law.

http://hyndmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 24

    BC Startups: The Government Is Not Your Friend

    BC Startups: The Government Is Not Your Friend
    A very powerful piece on EBC, NRC-IRAP, and SR&ED. The post BC Startups: The Government Is Not Your Friend appeared first on Hyndman Law.
  • Sep 24

    Chances Are, Your Startup Advisor Agreement Form is Farkakte

    Chances Are, Your Startup Advisor Agreement Form is Farkakte
    For some reason, lately I’ve seen a lot of so-called “advisor agreement” forms that don’t make a lot of sense from a business perspective. So here is quick post to help you think about the main concepts that should…
  • Nov 29

    “A Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur”

    “A Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur”
    This is one of the best things I have ever read about the mindset of a builder. The post “A Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur” appeared first on Hyndman Law.
Rank this Week: 2844

Startup Law Blog

Startup Law Blog

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

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

    Chip-and-PIN (EMV) Credit Card Liability Shift is Oct. 1: Are You Ready?

    Chip-and-PIN (EMV) Credit Card Liability Shift is Oct. 1: Are You Ready?
    October 1 is right around the corner. Merchants, retailers, hotels and restaurants: are you ready for what’s in your customers’ wallets? Starting next month, the payment card industry’s transition to chip-and-PIN (also known…
  • Apr 27

    Join Us at Pacific Rim M&A Institute This Wednesday

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

    Revenue Lending

    Revenue Lending
    I recently had the chance to sit down with BJ Lackland, the CEO of Lighter Capital, to talk about life, revenue loans, and Lighter Capital. Below is a transcript of most of our talk. – JW: BJ, what’s the first … Continue…
Rank this Week: 2626

Startup Law Blog

Startup Law Blog

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

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

    Chip-and-PIN (EMV) Credit Card Liability Shift is Oct. 1: Are You Ready?

    Chip-and-PIN (EMV) Credit Card Liability Shift is Oct. 1: Are You Ready?
    October 1 is right around the corner. Merchants, retailers, hotels and restaurants: are you ready for what’s in your customers’ wallets? Starting next month, the payment card industry’s transition to chip-and-PIN (also known…
  • Apr 27

    Join Us at Pacific Rim M&A Institute This Wednesday

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

    Revenue Lending

    Revenue Lending
    I recently had the chance to sit down with BJ Lackland, the CEO of Lighter Capital, to talk about life, revenue loans, and Lighter Capital. Below is a transcript of most of our talk. – JW: BJ, what’s the first … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3526

Startup Blawg

Startup Blawg

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

http://startupblawg.com/
  • Aug 3

    What Every Startup Founder Needs to Know About Securities Law

    What Every Startup Founder Needs to Know About Securities Law
    When you were pacing your room at midnight dreaming up the idea that would be the next big thing, you probably were not thinking about the securities laws, and, honestly, who can blame you?  Now that you want to make … Continue…
  • Aug 3

    What Every Startup Founder Needs to Know About Securities Law

    What Every Startup Founder Needs to Know About Securities Law
    When you were pacing your room at midnight dreaming up the idea that would be the next big thing, you probably were not thinking about the securities laws, and, honestly, who can blame you?  Now that you want to make … Continue…
  • Aug 3

    Why the Securities Laws Matter to Your Startup

    Why the Securities Laws Matter to Your Startup
    When you were pacing your room at midnight dreaming up the idea that would be the next big thing, you probably were not thinking about the securities laws, and, honestly, who can blame you?  Now that you want to make … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1418