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The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

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

http://www.theventurealley.com
  • Dec 1

    Finance Rules of the World: see how different jurisdictions allow for finance & investment

    Finance Rules of the World: see how different jurisdictions allow for finance & investment
    Compliments of over 100 of our DLA Piper colleagues around the world, DLA Piper has launched Finance Rules of the World, which gives you answers to key legal questions that you may consider when initially looking at financing or investing in…
  • Sep 15

    The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong comments on ICO

    The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong comments on ICO
    Article prepared by and republished courtesy of our colleagues Luke Gannon, Scott Thiel and Hayden Lau; originally published here: https://www.dlapiper.com/en/us/insights/publications/2016/11/the-trump-tax-reform-plan The Securities and…
  • Jul 26

    SEC Report on Tokens as Securities: Seven Takeaway

    SEC Report on Tokens as Securities: Seven Takeaway
    One of the more interesting phenomena in early-stage investing is the recent emergence of initial coin offerings (“ICOs”), token generation events (“TGEs”), or similar distributed ledger or blockchain-enabled means for…
Rank this Week: 3766

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.
Rank this Week: 2405

Austin Business Lawyer

Austin Business Lawyer

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

http://www.austinbusinesslawyer.info
  • Dec 1

    One-Stop Resource Center For Preparing, Filing And Paying IRS 2018 Income Taxe

    One-Stop Resource Center For Preparing, Filing And Paying IRS 2018 Income Taxe
    The Internal Revenue Service wants new small business owners, including those involved in the sharing economy, to know that IRS.gov has an online resource center to help them learn all they need to know about the tax implications of…
  • Dec 1

    Texas Case Shows Why Single Member LLCs Not Good For Asset Protection

    Texas Case Shows Why Single Member LLCs Not Good For Asset Protection
    COURT OF APPEALS SECOND DISTRICT OF TEXAS FORT WORTH NO. 02 - 16 - 00213 - CV JULIA TERESA HECKERT APPELLANT V. CLYDE L. HECKERT, JR . APPELLEE  MEMORANDUM OPINION  This appeal and cross - appeal involve the propriety of a…
  • Dec 1

    Get Ready For 2018 IRS Tax Filings: IRS.gov Offers Free Tax Help

    Get Ready For 2018 IRS Tax Filings: IRS.gov Offers Free Tax Help
    WASHINGTON – As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to visit IRS.gov first for tax tools and resources before calling. Nearly every tax issue can be resolved online. The recent IRS website…
Rank this Week: 2365

Franchise Law Update

Franchise Law Update

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://franchiselaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 1

    Did You Hear? Watch Out For Ohio’s BOPPA!

    Did You Hear? Watch Out For Ohio’s BOPPA!
    A recent decision in the United States District Court of Arizona (“Court”) could have far-reaching consequences to many franchisors based on the broad-sweeping principles the Court used in its reasoning. In Zounds Hearing…
  • Nov 30

    Drafting Matters: Do your non-competes bind the correct parties?

    Drafting Matters: Do your non-competes bind the correct parties?
    A federal court in Colorado recently upheld a franchisor’s non-competition provision despite that state’s strong public policy against non-competes. The franchisor prevailed due to its thoughtful contract drafting and ability to…
  • Nov 22

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    From our Family to Yours, all of the Franchise and Distribution attorneys of Fox Rothschild send to you the warmest Thanksgiving wishes. We are most thankful for our franchise friends and clients, and wish them every continued…
Rank this Week: 2052

The Federal Government Contracts &…

The Federal Government Contracts & Procurement Blog

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://governmentcontracts.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 30

    Fox Speaks: Interpreting Government Contract

    Fox Speaks: Interpreting Government Contract
    If you are interested in an overview of the unique framework of laws, regulations, and rules that govern the interpretation of government contracts, I invite you to join me for a live webinar on Monday, December 18.…
  • Nov 30

    Litigation Update: Contractor Not Entitled to Delay Costs Based on Access to Information Included in its Contract

    Litigation Update: Contractor Not Entitled to Delay Costs Based on Access to Information Included in its Contract
    Understanding claims under the Contract Disputes Act is an essential skill for government contractors.  Claims (and related requests for equitable adjustment) are by far the most common remedy for contractors seeking to recover…
  • Nov 29

    GAO Protest Primer: Effective Use of Pre-Award Protest

    GAO Protest Primer: Effective Use of Pre-Award Protest
    It seems that when we discuss GAO bid protests, we most often refer to the post-award variety.  Your company lost a contract award due to a procurement error by the agency (like the failure to adhere to the RFP requirements or properly…
Rank this Week: 2055

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Covers corporate and commercial practice in the Delaware Court of Chancery. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawarechancery.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 30

    Chancery Denies Request for Injunctive Relief Regarding State Contract Award

    Chancery Denies Request for Injunctive Relief Regarding State Contract Award
    The recent opinion of Protech Solutions, Inc. v. The Delaware Department of Health and Human Services, C.A. No. 2017-0642-TMR (Del. Ch. Nov. 30, 2017) sets forth a helpful roadmap in terms of the Court’s determination of…
  • Nov 28

    Pre-Merger Suit Deemed Premature by Chancery, Dismissal Granted

    Pre-Merger Suit Deemed Premature by Chancery, Dismissal Granted
    In a recent decision by the Delaware Court of Chancery, In re Straight Path Commc’ns Inc. Consol. S’holder Litig., Civil Action No. 2017-0486-SG (Del. Ch. Nov. 20, 20107), Vice Chancellor Glasscock stayed consideration of a…
  • Nov 19

    Section 220 Demand Denied in Lawyer-Driven Litigation

    Section 220 Demand Denied in Lawyer-Driven Litigation
    In the recent decision of Wilkinson v. Schulman, C.A. No. 2017-0138-VCL (Del. Ch. Nov. 13, 2017), the Court of Chancery denied a Section 220 books and records demand on the basis that even though the demand stated a…
Rank this Week: 2415

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Nov 30

    Where the Whistle Blows: Justices Express Doubt That Dodd-Frank Protection Shields Internal Whistleblowing

    Where the Whistle Blows: Justices Express Doubt That Dodd-Frank Protection Shields Internal Whistleblowing
    When Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010, it bolstered protections for whistleblowers who report certain kinds of misconduct, such as violations of securities law. At the time, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act already provided many of these…
  • Nov 19

    Segway Competitor Rolls Away from Former CEO’s Attempt to Force Arbitration

    Segway Competitor Rolls Away from Former CEO’s Attempt to Force Arbitration
    A party seeking to enforce a contract has to show mutual assent, also referred to as “a meeting of the minds.” In other words, both parties actually have to agree on the same thing. If the parties don’t agree, then a…
  • Oct 30

    Halloween Flashback: Our Scariest Stories for Employer

    Halloween Flashback: Our Scariest Stories for Employer
    Ghosts, ghouls, and ghastly liability; the last is certainly enough to spook any employer. For this Halloween, we take a trip down Elm Street to revisit the most startling nightmares we’ve ever covered. It Came From the General…
Rank this Week: 2689

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Nov 30

    Focus on Fraud: The Expectation of Influencing Conduct

    Focus on Fraud: The Expectation of Influencing Conduct
    Fraud is a confusing and widely misunderstood tort. I wrote about the elements of fraud on this blog a few years ago, and last month I dug deeper into what it means to make a fraudulent misrepresentation. This month, I’m going to…
  • Nov 19

    VCPA Applies to Consumer Transactions, Not Consumer Good

    VCPA Applies to Consumer Transactions, Not Consumer Good
    The Virginia Consumer Protection Act is a Virginia law designed to protect consumers against fraudulent and deceptive business practices. In situations where it applies, defrauded consumers won’t be limited to suing for fraud; they will…
  • Nov 1

    Determining Validity of Noncompete Requires Evidence

    Determining Validity of Noncompete Requires Evidence
    Restrictive covenants in employment agreements (e.g., noncompete and nonsolicitation clauses) are enforceable in Virginia if they are (1) narrowly drawn to protect the employer’s legitimate business interests, (2) not unduly burdensome…
Rank this Week: 4540

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4646

Texas Business Law Blog

Texas Business Law Blog

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

http://www.dbwillislaw.com/texas-business-law-blog/
  • Nov 29

    An Estate Planning Solution for Parents Whose Children Have Student Loan

    An Estate Planning Solution for Parents Whose Children Have Student Loan
    There has been a significant increase in student loan debt as well as default rates by borrowers leading to an increased risk that the estate a borrower’s parent intends to pass to their child could instead end up in the hands of a…
  • Nov 2

    Estate Planning Tips for Individuals and Families Building Wealth for the First Time

    Estate Planning Tips for Individuals and Families Building Wealth for the First Time
    With new wealth comes new priorities, new problems and a new importance to estate planning issues.  Below are eleven estate planning tips for individuals and families building wealth for the first time. 1. Estate Planning Is Not All…
  • Oct 25

    Key Probate Terms to Understand When talking to Your Attorney

    Key Probate Terms to Understand When talking to Your Attorney
    I put together this list of terms with easy to understand definitions (I hope) and examples for my probate clients so that they could familiarize themselves with many of the probate terms they will hear during the probate process.  Then…
Rank this Week: 3998

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

Covers fraud, international law, immigration and business formation. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Nov 29

    Hire licensed contractor

    Hire licensed contractor
    With a shortage of contractors and lots of repairs after Irma, it may be tempting to hire whoever you can find to fix your house. However, be aware of scammers posed as licensed contractors willing to do repairs and construction. The elderly…
  • Nov 12

    Flying Drones in Florida

    Flying Drones in Florida
    What to Know Before You Fly in Florida Criminal Code Section 934.50 forbids the use of drones for surveillance that violates another person’s reasonable expectation of privacy. This includes law enforcement; however, police can use…
  • Oct 31

    What is preventative business law?

    What is preventative business law?
    The best defense against a legal action is never to have the problem occur in the first place. Preventative business law action should be taken from the beginning in order to protect your business, and hiring a business law attorney as a…
Rank this Week: 3099

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 29

    SSA Updates Social Security Taxable Wage Base for 2018

    SSA Updates Social Security Taxable Wage Base for 2018
    By Joshua A. Diveley In October, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced an adjustment to the Social Security taxable wage base to take effect in January based on an increase in average wages. Based on the wage data Social Security…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2300

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Nov 29

    Using Side Letters in Private Fund

    Using Side Letters in Private Fund
    At some point while raising capital for a private fund, you will likely be asked by one or more potential investors to enter into a side letter. A side letter is an agreement between the fund and one particular investor to vary the terms of…
  • Oct 30

    What Do Startups Need to Know About Data Privacy Law?

    What Do Startups Need to Know About Data Privacy Law?
    It’s hard to imagine a startup that does not collect some form of sensitive information in digital form, and the collection, use, and disclosure of such information is regulated under federal, state, and even international laws. The…
  • Sep 21

    3(c)(1) Funds vs. 3(c)(7) Fund

    3(c)(1) Funds vs. 3(c)(7) Fund
    The process of starting a new hedge fund or private equity fund involves choosing whether the fund will be structured as a “3(c)(1) fund” or a “3(c)(7) fund.” Many new fund managers are confused by the difference…
Rank this Week: 3024

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

Resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting Oregon businesses. By Ater Wynne.

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Nov 28

    Are your company’s practices perpetuating sexual harassment?

    Are your company’s practices perpetuating sexual harassment?
    Scandals involving sexual harassment are nothing new. The televised testimony of Anita Hill at the 1991 senate confirmation hearings on the appointment of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court increased public awareness of the issue when…
  • Jul 28

    DOL increases fringe rate under Service Contract Act, issues reminder

    DOL increases fringe rate under Service Contract Act, issues reminder
    On July 25, the Department of Labor issued an all agency memorandum announcing an increase in the fringe rate contribution required under the Service Contract Act (SCA). The rate will increase from $4.27 to $4.41 per hour, effective August…
  • Jul 25

    DOL seeks comments on proposed federal overtime rule

    DOL seeks comments on proposed federal overtime rule
    In response to court challenges to the federal overtime rule that was scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016, the Department of Labor (DoL) has decided not to advocate for the minimum weekly salary ($913) required by the...
Rank this Week: 1657

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 27

    The turbulent future of law school admission

    The turbulent future of law school admission
    The most significant change in law school admissions in a generation is silently underway. A couple dozen law schools undertook a pilot program to determine whether the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) predicted law school grades as well as…
  • Nov 22

    California deans still lobbying to lower the bar for new lawyer

    California deans still lobbying to lower the bar for new lawyer
    The July 2017 California bar exam results are out and the results are a big relief to many applicants. The passing rate for first-time takers from ABA-accredited schools increased to 70%, a five-year high and a big increase over last year's…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2473

NY Commercial Division Blog

NY Commercial Division Blog

Analyzes key developments in the New York Commercial Division, including important decisions handed down by the Commercial Division and appellate court decisions reviewing Commercial Division decisions. By Stephen P. Younger and Muhammad U. Faridi of Patterson Belknap.

https://www.pbwt.com/ny-commercial-division-blog/
Rank this Week: 1579

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

Covers North Carolina contract and tort law. By Maginnis Law.

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Nov 27

    Ocwen Loan Servicing Settles Class Action Law Suit for $17.5 Million

    Ocwen Loan Servicing Settles Class Action Law Suit for $17.5 Million
    Ocwen Loan Servicing recently settled a consumer protection class action lawsuit for $17.5 million for allegations that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by making robocalls to its customers without their prior express…
  • Aug 29

    Collection Efforts and Inaccurate Credit Information Following Student Loan Modification or Discharge

    Collection Efforts and Inaccurate Credit Information Following Student Loan Modification or Discharge
    Recent studies by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau estimate that 44 million American hold student loans and that these loans total more than 1.4 TRILLION dollars. Most of these loans are not private loans, but come from federal…
  • Aug 7

    North Carolina Personal Injury Claim for Postal Service Negligence

    North Carolina Personal Injury Claim for Postal Service Negligence
    There are hundreds to thousands of United States Postal Service (USPS) trucks operating every day on the roads in North Carolina. The employees who operate these trucks can drive negligently and cause serious automobile collisions and bodily…
Rank this Week: 4434

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: 2258

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 2418

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues in Nebraska.

http://www.knudsenlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Nov 26

    Bankruptcy Rule Changes:

    Bankruptcy Rule Changes:
    Bankruptcy Rule Changes: Secured Creditors Must File Claims New Deadline for Filing Proofs of Claim in Bankruptcy Cases By Trev E. Peterson Congress requires that I disclose that our firm is a “debt relief agency” under the…
  • Nov 9

    Unauthorized Practice of Law – LLC claim assigned to member dismissed

    Unauthorized Practice of Law – LLC claim assigned to member dismissed
    The Nebraska Supreme Court continued its precedent preventing non-attorneys from representing entities in Zapata v. McHugh, 296 Neb. 216, 898 N.W.2d 720 (2017). The case involved a suit brought by an individual as the assignee of a claim of…
  • Jun 29

    Shining a Light on Infection Prevention

    Shining a Light on Infection Prevention
    Manual cleaning and disinfection are critical steps to limiting the spread of pathogens in hospitals and other care facilities.  Due to human error, areas of the health care environment may be missed or insufficiently cleaned, exposing…
Rank this Week: 3774

SAC Attorneys LLP Blog

SAC Attorneys LLP Blog

Covers business and employment law.

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

    Can Partnership Disputes Be Avoided?

    Can Partnership Disputes Be Avoided?
    Even some of the biggest and most successful companies have faced their share of internal struggles and disputes among those who were there from the beginning. Some are able to overcome their disputes after a period of disagreement, while…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2090

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 24

    Drafting Your Employee Handbook

    Drafting Your Employee Handbook
    What policies should my employee handbook include?All Texas employers should craft an employee handbook that sets out the business’ policies, expectations of employees, procedures, and benefits.  You can use your handbook as a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2640

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Nov 22

    Do Your Pay Practices Comply with Minnesota Overtime Laws?

    Do Your Pay Practices Comply with Minnesota Overtime Laws?
    Last month, an overtime class action lawsuit affecting workers in Minnesota ended in a seven-figure settlement for the plaintiffs.   In Acevedo v. Brightview Landscapes, a group of landscapers from Minnesota and several other states sued…
  • Nov 7

    6 Tips on How to Run an HOA Annual Meeting Effectively

    6 Tips on How to Run an HOA Annual Meeting Effectively
    (Originally published in CIC Midwest 2017 Summer Edition. To visit their site, click here.)   Time for an annual meeting? All homeowner associations (HOA’s) are required to have an annual meeting each year. In addition to any other…
  • Sep 28

    MCIOA Amendments Change Construct Defect Claims Proce

    MCIOA Amendments Change Construct Defect Claims Proce
    A new law attempts to slow construction defect litigation.   You have likely heard about the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act (MCIOA) amendments for some time — legislation, H.F. 1538, which was recently signed into law by…
Rank this Week: 1656

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Nov 22

    Do Your Pay Practices Comply with Minnesota Overtime Laws?

    Do Your Pay Practices Comply with Minnesota Overtime Laws?
    Last month, an overtime class action lawsuit affecting workers in Minnesota ended in a seven-figure settlement for the plaintiffs.   In Acevedo v. Brightview Landscapes, a group of landscapers from Minnesota and several other states sued…
  • Nov 7

    6 Tips on How to Run an HOA Annual Meeting Effectively

    6 Tips on How to Run an HOA Annual Meeting Effectively
    (Originally published in CIC Midwest 2017 Summer Edition. To visit their site, click here.)   Time for an annual meeting? All homeowner associations (HOA’s) are required to have an annual meeting each year. In addition to any other…
  • Sep 28

    MCIOA Amendments Change Construct Defect Claims Proce

    MCIOA Amendments Change Construct Defect Claims Proce
    A new law attempts to slow construction defect litigation.   You have likely heard about the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act (MCIOA) amendments for some time — legislation, H.F. 1538, which was recently signed into law by…
Rank this Week: 2761

Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A.…

Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A. Blog

Covers business, criminal, family, and injury law.

https://www.helmerlegal.com/blog/
  • Nov 22

    What to Expect if You’re Arrested on Thanksgiving

    What to Expect if You’re Arrested on Thanksgiving
    You didn’t plan on being arrested – and Thanksgiving could not be a worse time, as the judicial process can be prolonged during holidays. If you don’t act quickly, you could end up spending your entire holiday weekend (or…
  • Oct 23

    Please join us in welcoming attorney and long time friend Ira Slovin to the firm.

    Please join us in welcoming attorney and long time friend Ira Slovin to the firm.
    October 17, 2017 Please join us in welcoming attorney and long time friend Ira Slovin to the firm.  Ira’s office will be in Turnersville but we all expect to see a lot of him everywhere.
  • Oct 23

    Attorney Caitlin Faye has just joined our immigration team

    Attorney Caitlin Faye has just joined our immigration team
    September 5, 2017   Attorney Caitlin Faye has just joined our immigration team and will be practicing out of our Trenton office. She is a welcome addition to our firm family.
Rank this Week: 1885

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Nov 22

    Fight Night at Your Company Holiday Party

    Fight Night at Your Company Holiday Party
    Jim Duncey, the owner of Duncey’s Caps, Inc., decides to hold an employee/significant other holiday party this year with live music and an open cash bar managed by a third-party bartending service.  Each employee will get three…
  • Nov 22

    Voluntary Church Members Packing in Church

    Voluntary Church Members Packing in Church
    Reverend Leatl Hope, pastor of the to Boring Fourth Day Adventist Church in Gun Barrel City has been reading about the deadly shootings in churches all over the country, and he is worried. His small congregation does not have the resources to…
  • Oct 25

    Washed Away: What Rights Do You Have When Your Home is Flooded?

    Washed Away: What Rights Do You Have When Your Home is Flooded?
    Co-authors: JP Vogel and Tim Fandrey Bill Deron bought a 100-acre tract next to a creek outside the City of Houston.  Deron planned to build a subdivision where some of the homes abut a creek.  The other homes would sit about 15…
Rank this Week: 4663

McNamee Lochner P.C. Firm News &…

McNamee Lochner P.C. Firm News & Events

Covers business law. By McNamee Lochner P.C.

http://www.mltw.com/news-events/
  • Nov 22

    Welcome New Associate J. Rochelle Cavanagh

    Welcome New Associate J. Rochelle Cavanagh
    ALBANY, NY— McNamee Lochner P.C. is pleased to announce that J. Rochelle Cavanagh has joined the firm as an associate, working in the Firm’s Matrimonial and Family Law Department. Ms. Cavanagh is an experienced civil litigator who…
  • Nov 2

    McNamee Lochner P.C. Recognized in 2018 “Best Law Firms” Rankings by Best Lawyer

    McNamee Lochner P.C. Recognized in 2018 “Best Law Firms” Rankings by Best Lawyer
    Albany, NY – The 2018 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ”Best Law Firms” named McNamee Lochner P.C a Tier 1 and 2 firm in eight different practice areas on the metropolitan level. “We are…
  • Sep 26

    Bruce Wagmer to Open the Court Attorney Legal Update Program at the NYS Judicial Institute

    Bruce Wagmer to Open the Court Attorney Legal Update Program at the NYS Judicial Institute
    Bruce J. Wagner will be the opening speaker for the Court Attorney Legal Update Program at the NYS Judicial Institute, White Plains, on October 3, 2017, and will present “Matrimonial Update” to both a live and statewide webcast…
Rank this Week: 1588

Small Business Investment Lawyers

Small Business Investment Lawyers

Covers business law. By Parker MacIntyre.

https://www.smallbusinessinvestmentlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 2106

Cannabis Industry Legal Blog

Cannabis Industry Legal Blog

By Northwest Marijuana Law.

http://7pointlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    California Cannabis Laws: Proposed Emergency Regulation

    California Cannabis Laws: Proposed Emergency Regulation
    On November 16, 2017, California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities—the Bureau of Cannabis Control, the Department of Food and Agriculture, and the Department of Public... The post California Cannabis Laws: Proposed…
  • Aug 23

    Case Law Update: United States v. McIntosh

    Case Law Update: United States v. McIntosh
    United States v. McIntosh: In ten consolidated interlocutory appeals and petitions for writs of mandamus arising from three district courts in two states, the panel... The post Case Law Update: United States v. McIntosh appeared first on 7…
  • Aug 23

    Case Law Update: United States v. McIntosh

    Case Law Update: United States v. McIntosh
    United States v. McIntosh: In ten consolidated interlocutory appeals and petitions for writs of mandamus arising from three district courts in two states, the panel vacated the district court’s orders denying relief to the appellants,…
Rank this Week: 1821

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Draw Against Commissions: Keeping FLSA Minimum Wage and Overtime Violations At Bay

    Draw Against Commissions: Keeping FLSA Minimum Wage and Overtime Violations At Bay
    By Mark Wiletsky Paying sales employees on a commission basis can achieve multiple goals. Salespersons have an incentive to increase sales to earn more money while the company sees higher revenues without being locked into a guaranteed pay…
  • Nov 15

    Faking Cancer Delivers Colorado Postal Worker A Criminal Record

    Faking Cancer Delivers Colorado Postal Worker A Criminal Record
    By Steven T. Collis A longtime Colorado postal worker faked a cancer diagnosis to get time off of work, and for nearly two years, she got away with it. Her charade was discovered, however, when she misspelled the name of her supposed…
  • Nov 6

    Take Note: Benefit Plan Deadlines Approaching

    Take Note: Benefit Plan Deadlines Approaching
    By Molly Hobbs At this time of year, important deadlines are quickly approaching for 401(k) plans and health and welfare plans. Here is a non-exhaustive list of significant employee benefit plan deadlines for the remainder of 2017 and early…
Rank this Week: 2139

Moses & Moses Law Blog

Moses & Moses Law Blog

A corporate, family and tax law blog. By Moses & Moses, P.C.

http://www.mosespc.com/blog/
  • Nov 19

    Alabama Elder Law: When Should You Seek Counsel?

    Alabama Elder Law: When Should You Seek Counsel?
    If you are a senior or have a parent who is, you may find you have a lot on your plate.  Along with finances that often dwindle as the years of employment come to an end and medical issues that can arise with age, there are a number of…
  • Nov 14

    Lawyers Doing LLC Filings in Alabama

    Lawyers Doing LLC Filings in Alabama
    Looking for Lawyers who do LLC Filings in Alabama? Starting a Small Business in Alabama has Never Been Easier.  Are you planning on starting a small business in Alabama?  Recent research shows it’s an excellent time to do…
  • Apr 5

    Do You Own Property with Others In Alabama?

    Do You Own Property with Others In Alabama?
    A relatively new Alabama law prevents the involuntary loss of real property inherited with other family members.  In order for the law to apply at least 20% of the owners must be relatives or must have acquired the land through a…
Rank this Week: 2263

In the Weeds

In the Weeds

Covers cannabis law and businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://cannabislaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 17

    State of Florida Continues to Encounter Delays in Rolling Out Medical Marijuana

    State of Florida Continues to Encounter Delays in Rolling Out Medical Marijuana
    As I posted previously, the State of Florida missed the deadline to issue more licenses for medical marijuana treatment centers. Florida has also encountered serious delays in processing requests for medical marijuana i.d. cards due to the…
  • Nov 6

    Fox Attorneys to Speak on at “Marijuana in the Workplace” Event

    Fox Attorneys to Speak on at “Marijuana in the Workplace” Event
    A hot-button issue for attorneys and business alike is how the implementation of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program will affect the workplace. My colleague Josh Horn and I will be serving on a panel to discuss this topic next…
  • Oct 23

    IRS Audits of Cannabis Companie

    IRS Audits of Cannabis Companie
    We invite you to read my blog, posted on Fox Rothschild’s Tax Controversy Sentinel site, discussing IRS audits of cannabis companies and a recent Tax Court decision involving a Colorado cannabis company.Continue…
Rank this Week: 2068

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, foreclosures, and business law. By The Silber Law Firm LLC.

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

    Two Recent Trade Secret Cases Fail to Find That Secrets Exist or Were Capable of Protection

    Two Recent Trade Secret Cases Fail to Find That Secrets Exist or Were Capable of Protection
    Two cases, one State and one Federal, declined to prevent a competitor from using what was alleged to be another’s secret information. In Art and Cook, Inc. v. Haber, the Eastern District court found that the secrets alleged to have…
  • Nov 6

    Guarantor’s Liability Greater than Obligor’

    Guarantor’s Liability Greater than Obligor’
    A guarantor was sued for the failure of the obligor/tenant to pay rent. The tenant had defaulted on a commercial lease and under the lease’s acceleration clause owed the landlord more than $1,740,000. When the guarantor was sued, he…
  • Oct 30

    Vague Real Estate Contract Enforced

    Vague Real Estate Contract Enforced
    For any contract to be enforced, it must address the transaction’s core elements. It must identify the parties, the property sufficiently for it to be identified, and the price. And it must be signed. What if the contract does not…
Rank this Week: 3044

Silicon Valley Law Group Blog

Silicon Valley Law Group Blog

Covers business law. By Silicon Valley Law Group

http://blog.svlg.com/
  • Nov 16

    SVLG guides Wun Systems, LLC sale to Yardi Systems, Inc.

    SVLG guides Wun Systems, LLC sale to Yardi Systems, Inc.
    Wun Systems, LLC is an award-winning and fast-growing leader in the coworking and shared workspace sector located in Florida, serving more than 80,000 members in just under 500 locations globally. WUN Systems’ intelligent workspace…
  • Nov 15

    Data Disposal – a Key to HIPAA Security

    Data Disposal – a Key to HIPAA Security
    Healthcare providers, health plans, health care clearinghouses, and their business associates have an obligation under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to protect patient health information protected under the…
  • Oct 17

    Beware the Pro Se Litigant

    Beware the Pro Se Litigant
    People sometimes file lawsuits without the assistance of an attorney at law.  People who represent themselves in a court case are called “pro se litigants.”  Complaints filed by pro se litigants are common, including in…
Rank this Week: 1516

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 15

    AN IMMIGRATION ODDITY: THE 21-YEAR-OLD “CHILD”.

    AN IMMIGRATION ODDITY: THE 21-YEAR-OLD “CHILD”.
    Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”), an unmarried individual under 21 years of age is considered a “child” for immigration purposes. (INA §101(b)). Before 2002, once an individual turned 21 years of…
  • Nov 15

    UNA RAREZA DE INMIGRACIÓN: EL “NIÑO” DE 21 AÑOS.

    UNA RAREZA DE INMIGRACIÓN: EL “NIÑO” DE 21 AÑOS.
    Bajo la Ley de Inmigración y Nacionalidad (“INA” por sus siglas en Inglés), una persona soltera menor de 21 años se considera un “niño” para fines de inmigración. (INA §101 (b)).…
  • Aug 11

    BECOMING A U.S. CITIZEN: THE PATH FROM LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENT TO UNITED STATES CITIZEN IS NOT AS DIFFICULT AS YOU MAY THINK

    BECOMING A U.S. CITIZEN: THE PATH FROM LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENT TO UNITED STATES CITIZEN IS NOT AS DIFFICULT AS YOU MAY THINK
    Have you been a legal permanent resident for at least five years? If so, why not take the next step and become a naturalized U.S. citizen? An applicant who wants to become an American citizen must, generally, meet the following requirements:…
Rank this Week: 3294

Business Litigation Trends For…

Business Litigation Trends For Lawyers

Covers business law. By Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt.

https://www.businesslitigationtrends.com/
Rank this Week: 1920

Lucas Law Blog

Lucas Law Blog

Covers personal injury and family law. By Joseph M. Lucas & Associates, L.L.C.

http://www.lucaslaw.com/barrington-lawyer
  • Nov 14

    Preventing Your Business from Ending with Your Marriage

    Preventing Your Business from Ending with Your Marriage
    When owning a small business, your personal income and assets can easily overlap with those of your business. Thus, your business must be accounted for during the division of marital property, even if your spouse does not contribute…
  • Oct 12

    Woman Awarded $4.5 Million in Premises Liability Lawsuit

    Woman Awarded $4.5 Million in Premises Liability Lawsuit
    An Aurora, Ill., woman recently received a $4.5 million judgment as a result of a personal injury lawsuit filed against Wells Fargo. The injury took place in 2012, when the woman was walking into a Wells Fargo mortgage retail office…
  • Sep 12

    Chemical Exposure Has Long-Term Effect

    Chemical Exposure Has Long-Term Effect
    Exposure to hazardous substances is a serious risk that some construction workers face on the job. The immediate danger is most apparent when disastrous events occur, such as explosions. However, chemical exposure can cause medical…
Rank this Week: 2028

Goldstein Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Goldstein Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers franchise law. By Jeff Goldstein.

http://www.goldlawgroup.com/category/blog/
  • Nov 14

    Own ‘Em All or Franchise ‘Em Out?

    Own ‘Em All or Franchise ‘Em Out?
    Own ’em all or franchise ’em out? Or, do some of each, and dual-distribute? According to famous Economist Ronald Coase, firms exist to minimize transaction costs. On its face, this theory, even though it is from 1937,…
  • Nov 14

    Own ‘Em All or Franchise ‘Em Out?

    Own ‘Em All or Franchise ‘Em Out?
    Own ’em all or franchise ’em out? Or, do some of each, and dual-distribute? According to famous Economist Ronald Coase, firms exist to minimize transaction costs. On its face, this theory, even though it is from 1937,…
  • Oct 31

    Franchisee Waves Goodbye to Car Dealership due to Ineffective Waiver

    Franchisee Waves Goodbye to Car Dealership due to Ineffective Waiver
    Franchisee Waves Goodbye to Car Dealership due to Ineffective Waiver By: Jeffrey M. Goldstein A recent decision by the United States District Court for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a lower federal court’s ruling that Chrysler…
Rank this Week: 1951

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

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

http://www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com/
  • Nov 14

    Sixth Circuit Rules on Turbulent Air-Line Merger

    Sixth Circuit Rules on Turbulent Air-Line Merger
    In an opinion colored by aviation-themed puns, Judge Thapar, writing for the Sixth Circuit in Flight Options, LLC v. Int’l Bhd. of Teamsters, Local 1108, ordered airlines and pilot unions to arbitrate their long-running dispute. A few…
  • Nov 5

    Sixth Circuit Affirms Preliminary Injunction Against the University of Cincinnati

    Sixth Circuit Affirms Preliminary Injunction Against the University of Cincinnati
    University policies on responding to sexual assault claims have been hotly debated around the country.  The Sixth Circuit recently weighed in on the constitutional dimension of this issue.  Last month, in John Doe v. University of…
  • Oct 27

    Who is Justice Joan Larsen?

    Who is Justice Joan Larsen?
    In May 2017, Justice Joan Larsen was nominated to the Sixth Circuit seat being vacated by Judge David McKeague. Both of Michigan’s democratic senators returned blue slips supporting her appointment in August. The Senate Judiciary…
Rank this Week: 3772

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: 1861

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

Covers business bankruptcy issues and developments. From Cooley Godward Kronish LLP's Bob Eisenbach.

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
Rank this Week: 2010

Jerry Burleson

Jerry Burleson

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

http://www.jerryburleson.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3364

Beer Law Blog

Beer Law Blog

Blog devoted to the legal issues of the craft brewer, winemaker, and distiller.

http://beerlawcenter.com/craft-beer-blog/
  • Nov 13

    Congrats to us! Beer Law Center named one of Top 30 Food Law Blog

    Congrats to us! Beer Law Center named one of Top 30 Food Law Blog
    We’re pretty excited! We were recently named as one of the Top 30 Food Law Blogs on the web. Assuming numbers count for something, we were actually in the top 10! Check it out!   Check out the full list…
  • Oct 25

    Beer Law: What Brewers Need to Know

    Beer Law: What Brewers Need to Know
    We have a HUGE announcement!  We are so proud to announce the arrival of John’s book, Beer Law: What Brewers Need to Know After three years of dedicated hard work, it has finally hit the shelves! John’s book is available on…
  • Oct 18

    Kombucha Q & A: Top 10 Question

    Kombucha Q & A: Top 10 Question
    Everything you need to know and probably more than you want to know about kombucha. I admit, I don’t think we have a client that produces kombucha. But, there must be a brewer out there who wants to know more about kombucha. Here you…
Rank this Week: 1749

The Law Offices of Todd D.…

The Law Offices of Todd D. Beauregard PC Blog

Legal blog relating to laws on divorce, personal injury , car accidents, immigration and business law.

http://toddbeauregardlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 13

    I Can’t Afford My Student Loan in MA

    I Can’t Afford My Student Loan in MA
    What to Do When You Cannot Pay Your Student Loan Student loans are sometimes a necessary means of helping individuals obtain a college degree. And the hope is that once you have the degree, you can get the job to help pay back those student…
  • Oct 22

    Discharging Taxes in Bankruptcy in Massachusett

    Discharging Taxes in Bankruptcy in Massachusett
    Bankruptcy can be quite complicated. In a nutshell, bankruptcy is a process wherein those with debt problems can discharge such debt, meaning that it is forgiven and the debtor does not owe any money to the government. Things can get a bit…
  • Mar 29

    Massachusetts Car Accident Injury Lawsuit FAQ

    Massachusetts Car Accident Injury Lawsuit FAQ
    What is My Car Accident Case Worth? Have you been injured in a car accident in the state of Massachusetts and want to know what your case is worth? The answer to your question isn’t as cut and dry as you might think. There are a variety…
Rank this Week: 1436

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

Focuses on distribution law issues for manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and retailers. By Howard M. Ullman.

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Nov 13

    Are Franchise No-Hire Provisions Unlawful?

    Are Franchise No-Hire Provisions Unlawful?
    Two recent suits against McDonald’s and Carl’s Jr. are challenging franchise provisions that limit or prohibit the ability of one franchisee to hire away employees from another franchisee.  These provisions are fairly common,…
  • Oct 24

    Can Software Conspire?

    Can Software Conspire?
    Philip K. Dick’s post-apocalyptic novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” (the basis for the movie Blade Runner) asked whether robots can think and feel.  One of the hot topics du jour in antitrust is whether…
  • Aug 7

    Antitrust Analysis of Joint Ventures – Ancillary Restraint

    Antitrust Analysis of Joint Ventures – Ancillary Restraint
    My latest piece on joint ventures — and the ancillary restraints doctrine — is available here.
Rank this Week: 2985