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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/
  • May 24

    Bratislava, Slovakia

    Bratislava, Slovakia
    The D&O Diary’s Eastern European sojourn continued earlier this week with a very brief stop in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, which is about a two-hour train ride from Budapest. With a population of only about 450,000,…
  • May 22

    Guest Post: Cybersecurity and D&O Liability: Emerging Concerns under Indian Law

    Guest Post: Cybersecurity and D&O Liability: Emerging Concerns under Indian Law
    One of the most closely watched issues in the world of D&O is the extent to which cybersecurity-related issues will lead to liability for corporate directors and officers. In the following guest post, Tarun Krishnakumar, a New Delhi…
  • May 21

    Budapest on the Danube

    Budapest on the Danube
    The D&O Diary is on assignment in Eastern Europe this week, with multiple destinations on the itinerary, starting with a weekend stop in Hungary’s capital city of Budapest. With a city population of 1.7 million and an urban…
Rank this Week: 124

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: 424

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
  • May 3

    ABC Test for Employee Misclassification in California

    ABC Test for Employee Misclassification in California
    This post discusses a recent California Supreme Court decision by which it adopted the so-called ABC Test for misclassification of employees as independent contractors. The relevant case is Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court,…
  • May 2

    May an LLC Manager Be a Minor?

    May an LLC Manager Be a Minor?
    This post discusses whether an LLC manager (the person who manages a limited liability company) may be a minor. In May a Minor Form an LLC?, I discussed whether the organizer of an LLC may be a minor. In that post, I noted that only five…
  • Apr 30

    What is a Managing Member?

    What is a Managing Member?
    The post is about the definition of the term ” managing member “. I am writing this because of a Quora question that I answered a short while ago. Please see What is the difference between a managing member and a member in an…
Rank this Week: 836

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/
  • Feb 22

    Ask a CPA: How the Recent Tax Reform Affects Small Businesse

    Ask a CPA: How the Recent Tax Reform Affects Small Businesse
    Since Congress passed the new tax bill at the end of 2017, many business owners have been trying to determine just how the legislation will affect them going forward. We took a few of the top questions our clients are asking and posed them to…
  • Feb 21

    Initial Coin Offerings in SEC Spotlight

    Initial Coin Offerings in SEC Spotlight
    This month, Telegram reported raising $850,000,000 in a cryptocurrency offering. As companies like Telegram are demonstrating, initial coin offerings (sometimes called ICOs) are a viable way to raise capital. As ICOs become increasingly…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 893

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: 645

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: 689

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: 943

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: 1067

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: 1074

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/
  • May 25

    What Can I Do if a Lis Pendens is Wrongfully filed?

    What Can I Do if a Lis Pendens is Wrongfully filed?
    If you have reached this page, it is likely that you have recently received a lis pendens notice and are unsure of what to do next. This area of law can be complicated, but at a minimum, it is important to understand that a lis pendens action…
  • May 18

    Foreign Corporations in California

    Foreign Corporations in California
    Many companies conduct business in California without having incorporated under the laws of this state. While this is entirely lawful, it does expose such businesses to civil liability. This risk can be mitigated by filing a Certificate of…
  • May 11

    What is An ICO?

    What is An ICO?
    Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have recently become a popular new source of funding for Silicon Valley businesses. They are new and exciting, but they can also be risky. It is important for business owners considering an ICO to understand both…
Rank this Week: 3142

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/
  • May 25

    Court’s gatekeeper role in estates cases curbed by decision

    Court’s gatekeeper role in estates cases curbed by decision
    In a 2017 decision, the Ontario Superior Court suggested a shift was needed to cut the number of generic consent orders for disclosure that were consigning “parties to lengthy, intrusive, expensive documentary collection and…
  • May 24

    The Cart Before the Horse – So You Want to Raise Capital, Do You?

    The Cart Before the Horse – So You Want to Raise Capital, Do You?
    “Let’s go raise some money so we can grow the business!” This, or some similar phrase, often uncovers a series of unknown and unintended challenges or obstacles lurking beyond the consciousness of entrepreneurs who have…
  • May 22

    WHAT’S NEW AT THE CRA?

    WHAT’S NEW AT THE CRA?
    We have a couple of updates from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), Charities Directorate, that will be of interest to registered charities in Canada. CRA’S NEW WEBSITE ADDRESS As many will know, the CRA (along with the entire Government of…
Rank this Week: 1870

SAC Attorneys LLP Blog

SAC Attorneys LLP Blog

Covers business and employment law.

http://www.sacattorneys.com/san-jose-business-lawyer
  • May 24

    An Introduction to Breach of Contract Issues for Business Owner

    An Introduction to Breach of Contract Issues for Business Owner
    Most contracts that your business signs will be fulfilled without issue. The weekly cleaning service keeps your office spotless, and you pay them on schedule. You provide technology services to your customers that meet or exceed the…
  • May 17

    Federal Courts Loaded with Disputes Over Intellectual Property

    Federal Courts Loaded with Disputes Over Intellectual Property
    There are many paths to fame and fortune for Silicon Valley startups, and so too there are many paths to an intellectual property infringement lawsuit. The very diversity of ways that two companies can get into a dispute over IP is noteworthy…
  • May 10

    Is Your Valuable Intellectual Property Sufficiently Protected?

    Is Your Valuable Intellectual Property Sufficiently Protected?
    You may think your business’s primary assets are your building, the computer equipment you own, or perhaps a vehicle fleet. And you surely have insurance on those assets. But what about your intellectual property assets? Are you giving…
Rank this Week: 1971

Seize Your Business

Seize Your Business

Interviews successful business owners to discuss strategies that can immediately be incorporated. By Kevin O'Flaherty and Jim Waszak.

https://www.oflaherty-law.com/seize-your-business
Rank this Week: 1832

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • May 21

    Can I Appeal a Decision Before the Case is Over?

    Can I Appeal a Decision Before the Case is Over?
    I sure hate to do this to you, but I’ve got to: “It all depends.” Most of the time, you have to wait until the end of a case to appeal a judge’s decision. This includes rulings that may have occurred along the way,…
  • May 14

    How Does A Judge Decide an Appeal?

    How Does A Judge Decide an Appeal?
    An appeal decision is not as straightforward as you might think. To illustrate the point, I need to point you to an area in which I am almost completely stupid: Football. I basically watch enough football to be dangerous. I don’t really…
  • May 10

    Inmate Medical and Mental Health Care Right

    Inmate Medical and Mental Health Care Right
    Inmate Medical and Mental Health Care Rights All prisoners have a right to adequate medical care, mental health care, and equal treatment which is guaranteed by the Constitution and federal law. Overcrowding, understaffing, and civil rights…
Rank this Week: 2126

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
  • May 21

    The 27% pass rate on the February 2018 California Bar Examination is not as surprising as it seem

    The 27% pass rate on the February 2018 California Bar Examination is not as surprising as it seem
    The results for the February 2018 California bar exam are out, and the statistics are grim. Only 27.3% of those who took the exam passed, which is the lowest passing rate for any bar examination in California's records. The low passing rates…
  • Mar 12

    How much time does it take to write a law review article?

    How much time does it take to write a law review article?
    How long does it take to write a law review article? This question sometimes arises as law faculties balance the competing expectations of teaching, service, and scholarship. The main asset that a law school has is its reputation, which the…
  • Feb 8

    Scholarly Residuals for Faculty Compensation

    Scholarly Residuals for Faculty Compensation
    In many law schools and other university departments, faculty are recruited, evaluated, and granted tenure largely based on their research productivity and influence. That system works reasonably well to motivate faculty members prior to…
Rank this Week: 2560

Delaware Non-Compete Law Blog

Delaware Non-Compete Law Blog

By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawarenoncompetelawblog.com/
  • May 21

    WHAT LAW APPLIES TO YOUR NONCOMPETE? DELAWARE COURT UPHOLDS PARTIES’ CHOICE OF LAW PROVISION

    WHAT LAW APPLIES TO YOUR NONCOMPETE? DELAWARE COURT UPHOLDS PARTIES’ CHOICE OF LAW PROVISION
    Enforcement of noncompete agreements is typically governed by state law, so knowing which state’s law applies is an important question both for drafting and enforcement purposes.  Knowing what law will apply is particularly…
  • Dec 26

    MITIGATING THE RISKS OF HIRING AN EMPLOYEE WITH A DELAWARE NONCOMPETE

    MITIGATING THE RISKS OF HIRING AN EMPLOYEE WITH A DELAWARE NONCOMPETE
    The use of employee covenants not to compete – once restricted to salespeople and high-level management – has continued to expand into the ranks of ordinary employees. A recent survey suggests that as many as one in five employees…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3654

Gussis Law Blog

Gussis Law Blog

Focuses on business law and technology law issues and news relevant to businesses operating in New Jersey and New York. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

https://www.gussislaw.com/blog/
  • May 21

    High-Tech Tax Credit Zones Proposed For New Jersey

    High-Tech Tax Credit Zones Proposed For New Jersey
    High-tech tax credit zones are under consideration in New Jersey and could be a boon to Camden, Newark and New Brunswick. Yes, you read that right, high-tech tax credit zones. In a State known for its high taxes, a welcome relief and one…
  • May 14

    Found Money: New Jersey EDA Net Operating Loss Program

    Found Money: New Jersey EDA Net Operating Loss Program
    Startups should take a look at the New Jersey EDA Net Operating Loss Program. It can be a great way for startups with net operating losses to get the cash they need to help them grow. In a State known for its high taxes, this program may be…
  • May 7

    Texas Messing with New Jersey

    Texas Messing with New Jersey
    Hot off the heels of the news of Indiana’s billboard campaign to lure New Jersey businesses out of the state, we now have Texas messing with New Jersey. Lower taxes, BBQ, warmer weather, etc., do they really think these things can win…
Rank this Week: 1905

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/
Rank this Week: 2579

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/
  • May 18

    #METOO: An Employer’s Response to Sexual Harassment Allegation

    #METOO: An Employer’s Response to Sexual Harassment Allegation
    Charles Swindoll once said, “I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” Employers must prepare and react appropriately to sexual harassment in the workplace, and the failure of which may…
  • Jan 31

    Business Entities as Parties to Real Estate Transactions: Who Has Authority?

    Business Entities as Parties to Real Estate Transactions: Who Has Authority?
    Business entities buy and sell real estate on a regular basis. A successful transaction hinges, in part, on the proper parties executing the requisite documents. Because failing to correctly identify the parties and obtain proper signatures…
  • Dec 29

    End of the Year Tax Planning Considerations: New Issues Arise from Tax Legislation

    End of the Year Tax Planning Considerations: New Issues Arise from Tax Legislation
                With the passage of new tax legislation by Congress, the usual gamut of year-end tax considerations has been made more complicated this year.  The timing of this…
Rank this Week: 1126

Austin TX Business Law Blog

Austin TX Business Law Blog

By Sanjeev Kumar.

https://thekumarlawfirm.com/lawyer/blog/Austin-TX-Business-Law-Blog.htm
  • May 18

    Selecting a Business Entity Under the New Tax Code

    Selecting a Business Entity Under the New Tax Code
    How has the new tax code altered business taxes?The business world is abuzz with talk of how the new tax code may impact numerous critical aspects of a business’ taxes. Selecting a business entity for your new business has long been a…
  • May 10

    Austin’s Sick Leave Ordinance Faces Challenge

    Austin’s Sick Leave Ordinance Faces Challenge
    Does Austin’s sick leave law violate the Texas Minimum Wage Act?Recently, Austin passed a new ordinance that would require most private businesses in the city to provide employees with 64 hours of paid sick leave. The law is slated to…
  • Apr 20

    Keep Your Brand From Becoming Generic

    Keep Your Brand From Becoming Generic
    How can I protect my trademark becoming generic?As your trademark grows in popularity, it will become important to protect it from genericide. Genericide happens when a brand becomes so well known that it morphs into a product category.…
Rank this Week: 2479

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/
  • May 14

    Responsibilities of a Court Appointed Guardian in Jacksonville, FL

    Responsibilities of a Court Appointed Guardian in Jacksonville, FL
    If you are a Court Appointed Guardian in  you may be concerned about the Responsibilities of a Court Appointed Guardian in Jacksonville, Fl. It is  important to understand the rights as well as the responsibilities when acting as a…
  • Feb 9

    Florida Elective Share Statute Change

    Florida Elective Share Statute Change
    The Florida Elective Share statutes has made it almost impossible to disinherit a spouse from your estate outside of a premarital, prenuptial, or post-nuptial agreement. In 1999, the Florida Legislature enacted what we now call the Florida…
  • Jan 3

    Tortious interference of a testamentary expectancy

    Tortious interference of a testamentary expectancy
    Tortious interference of a testamentary expectancy is a “tort” or a wrongful act that causes economic harm to another person, and allows for compensatory and punitive damages. The plaintiff must prove the following elements…
Rank this Week: 3957

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/
Rank this Week: 1096

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

By Schober & Mitchell, S.C.

http://www.wisconsinbusinesslawblog.com
  • May 9

    Wisconsin Supreme Court Takes Aim at Non-Solicitation Clause

    Wisconsin Supreme Court Takes Aim at Non-Solicitation Clause
    How does a business stop a former employee from poaching the business’s employees after the employee has left employment of the business? Generally, to achieve this goal, employers have entered into a contract with the employee that…
  • Feb 23

    Mergers & Acquisitions and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

    Mergers & Acquisitions and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    This article was originally posted on the “State Bar of Wisconsin’s Business Law Section Blog,” and was written by Attorney James Phillips.   The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act brings significant changes to the…
  • Jan 28

    Wisconsin Benefit Corporations, a Profit/Non-Profit Hybrid

    Wisconsin Benefit Corporations, a Profit/Non-Profit Hybrid
    We do a lot of non-profit work. Oftentimes, we are working with new startups that are driven by strong social motivation, but to form and survive need investment capital. This puts us at a crossroad: do we go non-profit and non-stock or…
Rank this Week: 3592

Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Apr 30

    The Ultimate Guide to a Successful Dental Partnership (2018 Checklist)

    The Ultimate Guide to a Successful Dental Partnership (2018 Checklist)
    You may have heard that entering into a dental partnership is like entering into a marriage. Unfortunately, it is not… It is harder. Both are gigantic commitments that change the course of ones life. They both require trust, respect,…
  • Jan 5

    New Federal Estate Tax Exemption Amount | 2018 Update

    New Federal Estate Tax Exemption Amount | 2018 Update
    What is the New Federal Estate Tax Exemption Amount in 2018? In 2018 the federal Estate Tax Exemption is 11.2 million for an individual or 22.4 million for a married couple. The federal estate tax exemption rate roughly doubled from 2017…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1600

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/
  • Apr 23

    Charitable Pledge Binding Upon Corporate Donor

    Charitable Pledge Binding Upon Corporate Donor
    Prior to May 29, 2015, Foremost Industries (“Foremost”) signed a “Gift Agreement” promising to pay to Appalachian Bible College (“ABC”) the sum of $4,000,000 in five equal annual installments.  The…
  • Jan 22

    Estate and Gift Tax Planning Opportunities Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

    Estate and Gift Tax Planning Opportunities Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    In my January 12, 2018 blog, in which I addressed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act[1] which became effective January 1, 2018, I reviewed some of the changes affecting the federal estate and gift tax – primarily the doubling of the exemption to…
  • Jan 12

    Estate and Gift Tax Consequences of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

    Estate and Gift Tax Consequences of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    On December 22, 2017 President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which became effective January 1, 2018, although many of its provisions will sunset on December 31, 2025.  Most of the changes under the Act affect the federal…
Rank this Week: 2102

Emerging Companies Insider

Emerging Companies Insider

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://emergingcompanies.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 16

    Four Considerations for Advisor Option Grant

    Four Considerations for Advisor Option Grant
    Startup clients often rely on independent contractors and advisors during their early stages but do not have the cash to pay them, so they turn to equity compensation. Stock options are a great incentive tool, but founders should consider the…
  • Apr 3

    Los Angeles Startups: Join Us April 24 for an HR Boot Camp!

    Los Angeles Startups: Join Us April 24 for an HR Boot Camp!
    Attention all Los Angeles area emerging companies! Want to get the most out of your people and your investment? Focus on your company’s HR and corporate governance. Join Fox Rothschild Employment and Corporate attorneys Sahara Pynes and…
  • Mar 27

    A Closer Look: Recent NVCA Form Updates Highlight Discrimination and Harassment Key Issue

    A Closer Look: Recent NVCA Form Updates Highlight Discrimination and Harassment Key Issue
    Recently, we discussed generally the NVCA’s updated model legal documents on this blog. Of particular interest in the new forms is the NVCA’s attention to anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies for emerging companies.…
Rank this Week: 1985

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
  • Apr 16

    Why This IncNow Incorporation Consultant Gets Up at 4:15 A.M.

    Why This IncNow Incorporation Consultant Gets Up at 4:15 A.M.
    Austin Craig is currently an Incorporation Consultant at IncNow. After graduating from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Marine Science, he was searching for employment while finishing a research project involving forage fish and…
  • Apr 4

    Your Principal Place of Business is Not Your Delaware Registered Agent Office

    Your Principal Place of Business is Not Your Delaware Registered Agent Office
    When you incorporate in Delaware, where is your principal place of business? When should you list your registered agent’s address as your office address? Since most businesses filed in Delaware operate outside the state, this is a…
  • Apr 4

    Does a Delaware LLC Have to Pay California taxes?

    Does a Delaware LLC Have to Pay California taxes?
    Why forming in Delaware instead of California is better for business. The only ship that doesn’t float is a partnership. Don’t put your personal assets at risk. Will your Delaware LLC have to pay taxes to both California AND…
Rank this Week: 1726

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 9

    The NIS Directive EU Cybersecurity

    The NIS Directive EU Cybersecurity
    The Directive on security of network and information systems (the NIS Directive) requires transposition into European Union Member's domestic law by May 9, 2018 (definition of an EU Directive). The NIS Directive, adopted in July 2016,…
  • Dec 13

    Dealing With The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

    Dealing With The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) maintains a web guide to prepare for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect throughout the UK in 2018.  The guide provides links to relevant GDPR…
  • Dec 13

    Dealing With The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

    Dealing With The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) maintains a web guide to prepare for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect throughout the UK in 2018.  The guide provides links to relevant GDPR…
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Indiana Business Law Blog

Indiana Business Law Blog

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

https://businesslaw.smithrayl.com/blog/
  • Mar 22

    Business Contact Basics: Preamble

    Business Contact Basics: Preamble
    The first in an occasional series of basic principles of business contracts, beginning with a discussion of preamble clauses. The post Business Contact Basics: Preambles appeared first on Indiana Business Law Blog.
  • Mar 3

    Indiana Business Entity Harmonization: Postscript

    Indiana Business Entity Harmonization: Postscript
    A description of amendments to the Uniform Business Organizations Code and the Uniform Business Organizations Transactions Code. The post Indiana Business Entity Harmonization: Postscript appeared first on Indiana Business Law Blog.
  • Feb 28

    That Time When the Indiana Government Nearly Came Apart at the Seam

    That Time When the Indiana Government Nearly Came Apart at the Seam
    Thomas R. MarshallGovernor of Indiana, 1909-1913Vice President of the United States, 1913-1921 In that remote and despotic period, when the sovereign king chartered rights and liberties to his subjects–the people–all governmental…
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The Startup Stream

The Startup Stream

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

https://thestartupstream.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 22

    Brendan McAvoy has started a donation page for the Alzheimer’s Association “Longest Day” drive.

    Brendan McAvoy has started a donation page for the Alzheimer’s Association “Longest Day” drive.
    Dear Friends and Family, and Blog Readers, I, Brendan McAvoy, am participating in a fundraising event for the Alzheimer’s Association® called The Longest Day®. To show my love for all those affected by Alzheimer’s…
  • Mar 6

    McAvoy & Murphy, Waukesha area attorneys, receive Top 40 under 40 award

    McAvoy & Murphy, Waukesha area attorneys, receive Top 40 under 40 award
    On behalf of the Startup Stream, we wish a congratulations to both Attorney Brendan McAvoy and Attorney Thomas Murphy for being awarded the prestigious Top 40 under 40 recognition by the National Advocates.  Both attorneys received their…
  • Dec 11

    Answering Common Questions Regarding Estate Planning

    Answering Common Questions Regarding Estate Planning
    Q: I am interested in hearing more about estate planning services. What documents are part of an estate plan? At McAvoy & Murphy, one of the first things we bring up at our free initial consults is that there is no “one size fits…
Rank this Week: 1713

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

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

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
  • Mar 21

    California Partners Can Lawfully and Ethically Plan and Prepare to Depart from Their Law Firm

    California Partners Can Lawfully and Ethically Plan and Prepare to Depart from Their Law Firm
    In the world of lawyers and law firms, attorney mobility is a continuing reality. Thoughtful lawyers who plan to depart their law firms are prudently getting advice on how to comply with their legal and ethical obligations to the firm and to…
  • Dec 8

    Law Firm’s Non-Solicitation Agreement Restricts Mobility of Departing Partner

    Law Firm’s Non-Solicitation Agreement Restricts Mobility of Departing Partner
    A recent legal ethics opinion from North Carolina provides interesting insight into the ethics of a non-solicitation agreement between law firms that restricts attorney mobility but not necessarily a client’s choice of counsel. The…
  • Jan 19

    Planning is Key to Successful Attorney Transition

    Planning is Key to Successful Attorney Transition
    Partner or group departures seldom go smoothly – at least that is what we hear in the legal news headlines. However, the transitions that do go well, and there are many of those, tend not to be newsworthy events. Most of us tend to be…
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AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

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

http://annemariesegal.com/
  • Mar 19

    Three Things You Need to Get Right in an Executive Job Search

    Three Things You Need to Get Right in an Executive Job Search
    If you are an executive who has been slogging along at a job search without a strategy, you can feel like you have hit quicksand with no way to get out. Stop wasting time on what doesn’t matter. There are three things you need to get…
  • Feb 21

    Boosting Job Satisfaction (My Two Cents at CNBC.com)

    Boosting Job Satisfaction (My Two Cents at CNBC.com)
    While misery on the job can seem insurmountable at times, breaking down what you can control — and therefore change — can go a long way toward improving your happiness at work before it gets worse. “The biggest problem comes…
  • Feb 3

    What Do You Want Out of Life? (and, by extension, your career?)

    What Do You Want Out of Life? (and, by extension, your career?)
    When I was growing up, I never understood the fascination with celebrities. My mother would take me to the grocery store, and I would see print magazines spilling off the racks, full of minute details about their lives. This was back before…
Rank this Week: 3313

Pharos Law Group Blog

Pharos Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning and business planning topics.

http://pharoslaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 19

    Deadlock among business owners: Part 2

    Deadlock among business owners: Part 2
    Deadlock among business owners can be an awful thing for the individuals involved and for the company. In the prior post, we began this discussion by noting this reality and how deadlocks can come about in unintended ways.  In this post,…
  • Jan 17

    Deadlock among business owners: things to consider and avoid

    Deadlock among business owners: things to consider and avoid
    dead·lock ˈdedˌläk/ noun noun: deadlock; plural noun: deadlocks a situation, typically one involving opposing parties, in which no progress can be made. “an attempt to break the deadlock”…
  • Jan 3

    Estate planning mistakes to avoid (U.S. News article)

    Estate planning mistakes to avoid (U.S. News article)
    It is always better to learn from the mistakes of others than to make the same mistakes yourself. This is certainly true when it comes to estate planning–wise folks will learn from and avoid very common mistakes made by far too many…
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Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Covers Nevada business law.

http://bongiovilaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 1

    Common Tenant Pitfalls in a Commercial Lease

    Common Tenant Pitfalls in a Commercial Lease
    Are you a small business owner entertaining the thought of entering into a commercial lease for your operation? If so, leases can be pretty intimidating (and dreadfully boring), and there are several common pitfalls you should be aware of.…
  • 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.
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Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2353

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: 4315

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: 2778

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: 3033

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: 1167

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: 3265

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…
  • 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…
  • Feb 4

    FAQ: Malware and Viru

    FAQ: Malware and Viru
    As part HIPAA compliance and health care records security, you want to protect your computers and other devises against viruses and malware.  However, you may ask yourself what are virus?  What is malware?  And, what is the…
Rank this Week: 3343

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: 3301

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: 3069

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: 2277

Long Island Small Business Law…

Long Island Small Business Law Blog

Covers business entities, small business and startups. By Ellen A. Victor.

http://longislandbusinesslawyer.com
  • Jun 5

    Do I Own a Business, or Do I Own a Job?

    Do I Own a Business, or Do I Own a Job?
    I’d like to draw your attention to the concepts of two authors: Robert Kiyosaki (the author of the famous book Rich Dad, Poor Dad) in his book The Cash Flow Quadrant, and Michael Gerber in his book The E-Myth Revisited. ……
  • May 29

    The Dangers of Interns, and of Not Paying Your Friends to Help Your Busine

    The Dangers of Interns, and of Not Paying Your Friends to Help Your Busine
    Linda has just formed an LLC.  She has a great new idea for a business.  She has no money as she has no clients yet, but her friends love her and want to volunteer their services. She has vaguely promised … Continue reading…
  • May 22

    Employee or Independent Contractor? You Don’t Get to Choose.

    Employee or Independent Contractor? You Don’t Get to Choose.
    My client, Marylou, has just started a small business.  In this case, we formed a corporation for her dry cleaning business.  Marylou is the new president of ABC Startup Dry Cleaning, Inc.  She barely has enough money to pay…
Rank this Week: 2999