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Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    Our latest newsletter with an article…

    Our latest newsletter with an article about managing social media accounts.  http://clearskylaw.com/social-media-avoiding-traps/
  • Nov 29

    Trade Secrets: What you must do to protect them

    Trade Secrets: What you must do to protect them
    Our latest newsletter, The Sky Report for November 2017.  http://clearskylaw.com/trade-secrets/
  • Aug 30

    Real Estate Disclosure

    Real Estate Disclosure
    Our latest newsletter, The Sky Report August 2017. Articles by attorney Michael H. Ritter about Real Estate Disclosures.
Rank this Week: 4629

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    HSR and Antitrust Considerations for Private Equity Firms in M&A Transaction

    HSR and Antitrust Considerations for Private Equity Firms in M&A Transaction
    An increasing number of M&A transactions each year involve private equity firms. Like any other transaction, the parties in private equity deals must be cognizant of the filing requirements under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust…
  • Jan 26

    Higher Filing Thresholds for HSR Act Premerger Notifications and Interlocking Directorates Announced

    Higher Filing Thresholds for HSR Act Premerger Notifications and Interlocking Directorates Announced
    Higher Thresholds For HSR Filings On January 26, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission announced revised, higher thresholds for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. The filing thresholds are revised…
  • Jan 23

    2018 EU Competition & Regulatory Trend

    2018 EU Competition & Regulatory Trend
    Introduction Our “trends for 2018” are only a selection of interesting developments to watch for in 2018. Within the political and legislative cycle of the European Union, 2018 promises to be an eventful year, given that it is the…
Rank this Week: 2390

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/
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2544

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Jan 31

    Go Army, Beat…Vegas?: The Face-Off Over the “Golden Knights” Team Name

    Go Army, Beat…Vegas?: The Face-Off Over the “Golden Knights” Team Name
    Ah, hockey. The great Canadian pastime involving cute guys, hitting a little rubber disc around the ice, and plenty of fighting – what’s not to love?  Speaking of fighting, there’s a new hockey brawl brewing; and while…
  • Jan 17

    That Bites: How “Steve Jobs” Became a Fashion Brand, and Why Apple Doesn’t Own It

    That Bites: How “Steve Jobs” Became a Fashion Brand, and Why Apple Doesn’t Own It
    Steve Jobs, the late co-founder of Apple, is synonymous in the minds of most people with the technology brand that he helped become an empire.  That is, unless you’re talking fashion.  No, no, not the quintessential black…
  • Sep 6

    (Drum)Sticks and Stones: Free Speech in Trademarks after Matal v. Tam

    (Drum)Sticks and Stones: Free Speech in Trademarks after Matal v. Tam
    The First Amendment and boundaries of free speech are on everyone’s minds these days, and the trademark world is no exception. In what is being considered a touchdown (pun 100% intended) for trademark owners, the Supreme Court recently…
Rank this Week: 2427

Franchise Law Update

Franchise Law Update

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://franchiselaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 31

    Oops. How to Fix a Franchise Registration Defect in California!

    Oops. How to Fix a Franchise Registration Defect in California!
    Maybe you are an international company with a successful brand that sold a master franchise or area representative right in California without knowing the robust state franchise registration laws. Maybe you are an up-and-coming pizza…
  • Jan 31

    Opps. How to Fix a Franchise Registration Defect in California!

    Opps. How to Fix a Franchise Registration Defect in California!
    Maybe you are an international company with a successful brand that sold a master franchise or area representative right in California without knowing the robust state franchise registration laws. Maybe you are an up-and-coming pizza…
  • Jan 30

    No-Hire and No-Solicit Covenants Could be Overcooked

    No-Hire and No-Solicit Covenants Could be Overcooked
    Many franchise agreements contain a provision that restricts a franchisee from hiring or soliciting the employees of the franchisor or other franchisees. A class action lawsuit that was recently filed in the Eastern District of Texas could…
Rank this Week: 1614

Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A.…

Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A. Blog

Covers business, criminal, family, and injury law.

https://www.helmerlegal.com/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Understanding Your Constitutional Rights During Your Criminal Case

    Understanding Your Constitutional Rights During Your Criminal Case
    In a criminal case, the prosecution must prove the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. This is a fundamental tenet of our criminal justice system, and it provides critical protection against the injustice of an unjustified…
  • Jan 16

    The Countdown to Your DUI Trial

    The Countdown to Your DUI Trial
    Although trials in DUI cases are rare, when facing drunk driving charges in New Jersey, it is important to be prepared for the possibility of presenting your case in court. If you need to convince a judge to let you walk free, you need to…
  • Dec 14

    Can I Avoid a DUI Conviction if My BAC was Above 0.08 Percent?

    Can I Avoid a DUI Conviction if My BAC was Above 0.08 Percent?
    Now that the holidays have arrived, law enforcement officers are even more aware and focused on keeping everyone as safe as possible. That being the case, if you or a loved one happen to get stopped while you are out celebrating the season,…
Rank this Week: 1545

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • Jan 30

    $5,057,000 judgment, appeal, collection

    $5,057,000 judgment, appeal, collection
    Tags: breach of contract attorney north carolinapost judgment collection north carolinaCo-counsel, Matthew Bryant and Henry Parr Jr. obtained a judgment for plaintiff in a breach of contract lawsuit in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The…
  • Dec 18

    NC Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney

    NC Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney
    Tags: NC Estate & Trust Litigation AttorneyFor a NC Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney, contact Kirk Sanders at Hendrick Bryant. 336-723-7200. Mr. Sanders has handled numerous highly contested estate litigation matters,…
  • Aug 30

    Contesting a Will in North Carolina

    Contesting a Will in North Carolina
    Tags: NC Estate LitigationNC Estate Litigation AttorneyHow to Contest a Will in North Carolina? These links to our NC Estate Litigation videos may help. Willcaveat.com is our site dedicated to estate litigation matters, including Will…
Rank this Week: 3035

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Covers North Carolina business and personal injury issues.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blogs/kirksanderslaw
  • Jan 30

    $5,057,000 judgment, appeal, collection

    $5,057,000 judgment, appeal, collection
    Tags: breach of contract attorney north carolinapost judgment collection north carolinaCo-counsel, Matthew Bryant and Henry Parr Jr. obtained a judgment for plaintiff in a breach of contract lawsuit in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The…
  • Dec 18

    NC Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney

    NC Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney
    Tags: NC Estate & Trust Litigation AttorneyFor a NC Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney, contact Kirk Sanders at Hendrick Bryant. 336-723-7200. Mr. Sanders has handled numerous highly contested estate litigation matters,…
  • Aug 30

    Contesting a Will in North Carolina

    Contesting a Will in North Carolina
    Tags: NC Estate LitigationNC Estate Litigation AttorneyHow to Contest a Will in North Carolina? These links to our NC Estate Litigation videos may help. Willcaveat.com is our site dedicated to estate litigation matters, including Will…
Rank this Week: 2850

Chicago Business Attorney Blog

Chicago Business Attorney Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski - Attorneys at Law.

https://www.businessattorneychicago.com/
  • Jan 30

    Illinois Biometric Law Keeping the Courts Busy

    Illinois Biometric Law Keeping the Courts Busy
    The Biometric Information Privacy Act, which the Illinois legislature passed in 2008, has led to a barrage of class action lawsuits in the past six months. Thought to be the nation’s most stringent law protecting biometric…
  • Jan 22

    Got Customers in the Europe? Better Get Familiar with GDPR!

    Got Customers in the Europe? Better Get Familiar with GDPR!
    Small business owners with customers based in the European Union will want to circle May 25 on their calendars. That’s the date that the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect, significantly impacting…
  • Dec 27

    Alternative Dispute Resolution Goes Online

    Alternative Dispute Resolution Goes Online
    As more services become available online, dispute resolution will find a place on the web and serve as an alternative to resolve business disputes.
Rank this Week: 2503

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Focuses on construction and business law, commercial creditor's rights and estate planning.

http://vannattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • Jan 30

    2018 First Quarter Newsletter

    2018 First Quarter Newsletter
    In this issue of The Legal Pad, James Vann discusses why the 'People First Approach in Business Leads to Success'. Joe Davies discusses 'Common Landlord Misconceptions' and Jim Beck reviews 'Collections Techniques in Bankruptcy'. We also…
  • Jan 29

    Support our Krispy Kreme Challenge Parking Fundraiser

    Support our Krispy Kreme Challenge Parking Fundraiser
    The Krispy Kreme Challenge is next Saturday and we will be hosting a fundraiser to benefit the North Carolina Children’s Hospital and the YMCA We Build People Campaign. Our building is front and center to the action on Hillsborough St!…
  • Jan 3

    Collections Techniques in Bankruptcy

    Collections Techniques in Bankruptcy
    Jim Beck discusses discusses situations in which a bankruptcy is either beneficial to a creditor or only a mild hindrance to collection. Creditors should actively seek out opportunities to use the bankruptcy laws to their benefit and make…
Rank this Week: 4321

Governance & Compliance Insider

Governance & Compliance Insider

Tracks the latest developments, trends and best practices in compliance, corporate governance, and disclosure. By Dorsey & Whitney LLP’s Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice Group.

http://governancecomplianceinsider.com
  • Jan 29

    Disclosure Implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

    Disclosure Implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    As companies prepare their Form 10-K and proxy statement disclosures, they will be challenged with disclosing the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on performance results for the purposes of financial reporting as well as for compensation…
  • Jan 9

    SEC Staff provides Guidance for Public Companies on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

    SEC Staff provides Guidance for Public Companies on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    On December 22, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced publication of staff guidance for issuers, auditors, and others to ensure timely public disclosures of the accounting impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the…
  • Jan 2

    Discretionary Equity Awards to Directors Subject to “Entire Fairness” Standard of Review

    Discretionary Equity Awards to Directors Subject to “Entire Fairness” Standard of Review
    Human nature being what it is, the law, in its wisdom, does not presume that directors will be competent judges of the fair treatment of their company where fairness must be at their own personal expense.[1] According to the Delaware Supreme…
Rank this Week: 1493

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

By Schober & Mitchell, S.C.

http://www.wisconsinbusinesslawblog.com
Rank this Week: 3600

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1271

Vandrew Law Blog

Vandrew Law Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, tax law, and small business law.

http://vandrew.com/
  • Jan 26

    Do I need to disclose Bitcoin on on FBAR report?

    Do I need to disclose Bitcoin on on FBAR report?
    A question I often receive is whether clients holding Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency are required to file Form FinCen 114 (colloquially called the “FBAR”). Unfortunately, as with many cryptocurrency tax issues, the answer…
  • Jul 21

    IRAs & 401(k)s Holding Bitcoin Directly: Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Prohibited Transaction Trap

    IRAs & 401(k)s Holding Bitcoin Directly: Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Prohibited Transaction Trap
    Practicing in estate planning, wills, and trusts, I’m often called upon to help my clients with their IRAs, Roth IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement accounts. As I write this, yields in many traditional retirement investments are at all…
  • Jul 12

    Estate Planning Traps & Bitcoin: 5 Things Bitcoin Holders Must Do Today

    Estate Planning Traps & Bitcoin: 5 Things Bitcoin Holders Must Do Today
    When it comes to estate planning, very little has been mentioned about bitcoin. While bitcoin is subject to wills and revocable living trusts like any other asset, there are some special considerations. Most seasoned holders of bitcoin are…
Rank this Week: 2848

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3946

Business Litigation Trends For…

Business Litigation Trends For Lawyers

Covers business law. By Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt.

https://www.businesslitigationtrends.com/
Rank this Week: 1371

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues in Nebraska.

http://www.knudsenlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Jan 25

    Bankruptcy Basics (Part II) Car, Home, and Furniture Loan

    Bankruptcy Basics (Part II) Car, Home, and Furniture Loan
    If you are considering bankruptcy, you may be concerned about being able to keep your car and home. The good news is that you will likely be able to keep your vehicle and home. Let’s start with home loans. If you have less than $60,000…
  • Jan 18

    Bankruptcy Basics (Part I) The Different Types of Bankruptcy Case

    Bankruptcy Basics (Part I) The Different Types of Bankruptcy Case
    The main goal of any bankruptcy case is getting a discharge of a large amount of debt. Getting a debt discharged means that the debtor is no longer obligated to repay the debt. Credit card debt and medical debt are generally dischargeable…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3560

The South Carolina Law Blawg

The South Carolina Law Blawg

Covers family law, criminal defense, personal injury law, employment law, and business law in South Carolina. By Futeral & Nelson, LLC.

http://www.charlestonlaw.net/charleston-lawyers-blog/
  • Jan 25

    Who Gets the House in a South Carolina Divorce?

    Who Gets the House in a South Carolina Divorce?
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As divorce attorneys in Charleston, South Carolina, our clients frequently want to know who gets the house in a divorce. The short answer is that it completely depends on each case. The long…
  • Jan 25

    Who Gets the House in a South Carolina Divorce?

    Who Gets the House in a South Carolina Divorce?
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As divorce attorneys in Charleston, South Carolina, our clients frequently want to know who gets the house in a divorce. The short answer is that it completely depends on each case. The long…
  • Jan 19

    South Carolina’s Dram Shop & Social Host Laws for Alcohol-Related Accident

    South Carolina’s Dram Shop & Social Host Laws for Alcohol-Related Accident
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC In South Carolina, an injured person can file a personal injury claim against a drunk driver in civil court. However, what happens under South Carolina law to the bar, the tavern, the…
Rank this Week: 1790

Goldstein Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Goldstein Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers franchise law. By Jeff Goldstein.

http://www.goldlawgroup.com/category/blog/
  • Jan 25

    Trends in Franchising: What Franchisees Can Expect in 2018

    Trends in Franchising: What Franchisees Can Expect in 2018
    As a franchisee, finding success means meeting customers’ demands while working within the confines of a franchisor’s business system. As market conditions change and new technologies emerge, franchisees can struggle when their…
  • Jan 23

    What Do Prospective Franchisees Need to Know About SBA Loans?

    What Do Prospective Franchisees Need to Know About SBA Loans?
    As a prospective franchisee, you have a handful of options when it comes to ways to finance your franchise. One of these options is a bank loan guaranteed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), which is commonly referred to as an…
  • Jan 18

    Trust But Verify: 7 Resources for Finding Information About Your Franchisor

    Trust But Verify: 7 Resources for Finding Information About Your Franchisor
    When you buy a franchise, your decision to move forward is largely based upon information provided by the franchisor. From marketing materials and sales pitches to the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and franchise agreement, while you may…
Rank this Week: 1407

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
  • Jan 23

    Tom Spadea Presents at Rita's Annual Business Meeting

    Tom Spadea Presents at Rita's Annual Business Meeting
    Franchise Attorney Tom Spadea was invited to present a breakout session for franchisees of Rita's Italian Ice on franchisee succession planning in Atlantic City, NJ on Monday, January 22, 2018. The sessions were very well received, with one…
  • Jan 19

    Matt Wizmur and Tom Spadea Attend FASTSIGNS Conference in Houston

    Matt Wizmur and Tom Spadea Attend FASTSIGNS Conference in Houston
    Two of our attorneys, Matt Wizmur and Tom Spadea, enjoyed attending the FASTSIGNS International Conference in Houston, Texas. During the conference, which took place 1/19, Tom Spadea led a panel discussion with Mark Jameson. They discussed…
  • Jan 17

    The Philadelphia Franchise Association's January Lunch & Learn

    The Philadelphia Franchise Association's January Lunch & Learn
    The first Lunch & Learn event of 2018 is fast approaching! Every quarter, the Philadelphia Franchise Association (PFA) hosts a networking event and panel discussion at Maggiano's Little Italy in King of Prussia, PA. Note that this is a…
Rank this Week: 3037

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Jan 23

    New Tax Law – Impacting Your Small Business and You

    New Tax Law – Impacting Your Small Business and You
    Agreeing with Benjamin Franklin that there is nothing certain except death and taxes, Sketch Wood and his partner Minnie Brix, owners of Wood & Brix, and their 200 employees are certain that the new tax law will affect them, but they…
  • Jan 23

    Should You Accept Customer Payments in Bitcoin?

    Should You Accept Customer Payments in Bitcoin?
    After not meeting his 2017 sales goals, Ollie B. Celling knows he might get fired from Duncey’s Caps, Inc. if he doesn’t get his numbers up in 2018.  Celling begins marketing Duncey’s through his personal Facebook,…
  • Dec 14

    Sticking it to Your Employees During Flu Season

    Sticking it to Your Employees During Flu Season
    Frustrated with the high number of employees that did not show up for work in the fall and winter last year, Jim Duncey, the owner of Duncey’s Caps, Inc., issues a memo to all employees that they must provide proof that they got a flu…
Rank this Week: 4640

New Jersey Attorney Law Review…

New Jersey Attorney Law Review Blog

Reviews published and unpublished civil law decisions of importance issued by the New Jersey Appellate Division and New Jersey Supreme Court. By Glenn Reiser.

http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3729

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Jan 23

    Missouri Funeral Board: Another Cure for Memory Lo

    Missouri Funeral Board: Another Cure for Memory Lo
    The latest rumor being spread about the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors is that the Board members met in a closed executive session without staff or attorneys to discuss the need for change in the legal representation…
  • Jan 18

    The Missouri Board Chairman’s Rally Cry: Follow Me, Boys!

    The Missouri Board Chairman’s Rally Cry: Follow Me, Boys!
    Pursuant to a notice that may, or may not, satisfy state law, the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors met in closed session this morning.   At the State Board’s December meeting, Division counsel advised…
  • Jan 13

    The Missouri Funeral Board: Cures for Memory Lo

    The Missouri Funeral Board: Cures for Memory Lo
    With its January 9th and 10th agenda, the Missouri State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers exhibited yet another example of memory loss.  Just weeks prior, the State Board voted to have one or more special meetings on seller…
Rank this Week: 4081

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Jan 22

    Elder Law: Top Challenges Upcoming Seminar

    Elder Law: Top Challenges Upcoming Seminar
    Los Angeles Attorney KC Marie Knox will be a featured speaker at the National Business Institute’s (NBI) upcoming seminar “Elder Law: Top Challenges” on Friday, February 16, 2018. KC Marie Knox is a partner with…
  • Aug 7

    KC Marie Knox Recognized in the Valley Lawyer Art Contest

    KC Marie Knox Recognized in the Valley Lawyer Art Contest
    Los Angeles Attorney KC Marie Knox isn’t just a talented lawyer. She has a creative, artsy side that made recent news. KC was recognized by the San Fernando Valley Bar Association’s “Valley Lawyer” magazine for her…
  • Apr 19

    How to Avoid the Nightmare of Giving Up Business Ownership

    How to Avoid the Nightmare of Giving Up Business Ownership
    Continuing from our last post, Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture, Ownership of your business is key. It is the symbol of your own hard work and passion, and security for the success of your future decisions. The more…
Rank this Week: 2667

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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 29

    Is a Federal Income Tax Deduction Available for 2018 Real Property Taxes Paid Before December 31, 2017?

    Is a Federal Income Tax Deduction Available for 2018 Real Property Taxes Paid Before December 31, 2017?
    Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act the standard deduction has been doubled to $12,000 for single individuals and married individuals who file separately and to $24,000 for married couples who file jointly.  As a result, many individuals who…
Rank this Week: 1705

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: 1023

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

Provides legal tips for businesses and consumers in California. By Carl H. Starrett.

http://chs-law.com/blog/
  • Jan 18

    Getting Rid of Traffic Tickets in Bankruptcy

    Getting Rid of Traffic Tickets in Bankruptcy
    Fines for parking  and traffic tickets are a big concern for our clients, especially for those who drive professionally for a living. While these fines are rarely a factor in the decision to file for bankruptcy, they can influence which…
  • Jul 27

    Car Loan Modifications in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Car Loan Modifications in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Do you have a bad car loan? If your car is worth less than what you owe, it might be possible to use Chapter 13 bankruptcy to lower your balance or interest rate. If other words, you can sometimes “cram down” the principle balance…
  • Jan 30

    The Hazards of Debt Consolidation With LoanMe

    The Hazards of Debt Consolidation With LoanMe
    In recent weeks, a lender based in California called LoanMe started flooding local radio stations with advertisements for debt consolidation loans. LoanMe offers unsecured personal loans up to $100,000 and unsecured business loan up to…
Rank this Week: 4137

Tampa Business Litigation Lawyer…

Tampa Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers business law. By Brick Business Law, P.A.

http://www.tampabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jan 17

    Brick Business Law wins Summary Final Judgment in Business Litigation Case

    Brick Business Law wins Summary Final Judgment in Business Litigation Case
    On January 15, 2018, Brick Business Law won a summary judgment motion for approximately $75,000 on behalf of the Plaintiff in the case of Lozon v. FFR Global Inc., et al.  The damages awarded included approximately $10,000 in…
  • Dec 23

    Can You Win Your Attorney’s Fees In a Florida Lawsuit?

    Can You Win Your Attorney’s Fees In a Florida Lawsuit?
    One of the questions I get asked most often by new clients is whether someone who files a lawsuit in Florida (or is sued in Florida) can win their attorney’s fees from the opposing party.  Like many legal topics the answer is…
  • Oct 31

    Depositions: Preparing for Business Litigation Succe

    Depositions: Preparing for Business Litigation Succe
    A deposition is a discovery tool used by attorneys to compel witnesses and opposing parties to answer questions under oath.  Generally, they should be used for three purposes: to gather information, to gain admissions and to test out…
Rank this Week: 2381

Bid Protest Lawyer Blog

Bid Protest Lawyer Blog

Covers government contract bid protests. By Whitcomb, Selinsky, McAuliffe PC.

https://www.whitcomblawpc.com/bid-protest-attorney
  • Jan 16

    Size Matters-Ostensible Subcontractor Rule

    Size Matters-Ostensible Subcontractor Rule
    Primary and Vital Contract Requirements Size Appeal of: Emergent, Inc., Appellant Re: Kapsuun Grp., LLC, SBA No. SIZ-5875, 2017 (Dec. 19, 2017)
  • Jan 15

    GAO Determines that Lowest Price Is Not Enough

    GAO Determines that Lowest Price Is Not Enough
    Source Selection Authority’s Ignoring of Strengths and Weaknesses in Favor of Lower Price was Illegal Matter of: Immersion Consulting, LLC, B-415155 (Dec. 4, 2017) The Matter of Immersion Consulting was GAO bid protest about and FSS…
  • Sep 20

    De Facto Joint Venture

    De Facto Joint Venture
      Size Appeal of Olgoonik Diversified Services, LLC SBA No. SIZ-5825 (2017)   This case concerns the Small Business Act of 1958. Recognizing the importance of free enterprise and competition, the Small Business Act requires the…
Rank this Week: 1364

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

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

http://aalegalnyc.com/blog/
  • Jan 15

    Succeeding in Business by Doing Le

    Succeeding in Business by Doing Le
    I read with interest an essay in the Wall Street Journal by a management professor, Morten T. Hansen, arguing that the key to success in business is selectivity, i.e., figuring out which tasks were the most important to complete, doing them…
  • Jan 5

    Spotify’s Possible Direct Listing

    Spotify’s Possible Direct Listing
    The political website Axios, not known, at least to me, as a source of breaking business news, reports that the music streaming service Spotify has filed papers with the SEC on a confidential basis to go public via direct listing. The Axios…
  • Nov 20

    A Possible Change to the “Accredited Investor” Definition

    A Possible Change to the “Accredited Investor” Definition
    Securities offerings that are exempt from the SEC’s registration requirements often hinge on whether some or all of the investors are “accredited investors.” There are various categories of accredited investors for business…
Rank this Week: 1882

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Covers business law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.globaltradeandsanctionslaw.com/
  • Jan 12

    Status of the Iran Nuclear Deal and New Sanctions Designation

    Status of the Iran Nuclear Deal and New Sanctions Designation
    Today, President Trump issued a statement on the status of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“Iran nuclear deal”) and the Office of Foreign Assets Control designated 14 individuals and entities in connection with…
  • Jan 10

    U.S. Targets Human Rights Abusers and Corrupt Actors Worldwide – Key Takeaways from the Potent New Sanction

    U.S. Targets Human Rights Abusers and Corrupt Actors Worldwide – Key Takeaways from the Potent New Sanction
    On December 20, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13818 (the “E.O.”) implementing provisions of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (“Global Magnitsky Act”) (enacted into law in December…
  • Jan 8

    Update on US Investigation of China’s IP Practice

    Update on US Investigation of China’s IP Practice
    Further to our alert published on November 13, 2017 regarding whether acts, policies, and practices (“APPs”) of China related to transfer of technology, intellectual property, and innovation are actionable under Section 301(b)(1)…
Rank this Week: 1963

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/
  • Jan 11

    Confidential sexual harassment settlements just got more expensive

    Confidential sexual harassment settlements just got more expensive
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the sweeping new federal tax law enacted at the end of December 2017, contains a provision that will likely have a significant effect on how employers resolve claims involving sexual harassment. Section 13307 of...
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1198

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Covers business and injury law. By Cafferty Clobes Meriwether & Sprengel LLP.

http://www.consumerclasslawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 11

    eClinicalWorks: a “Partner” You Cannot Trust

    eClinicalWorks: a “Partner” You Cannot Trust
    “We pride ourselves on our ability to listen to our customers and in turn our customers consider us their partner – we are proud of that relationship,” claims eClinicalWorks website.  Unfortunately, many eCW customers…
  • Aug 1

    A Bunch of Hot Air – The AC in GMC and Chevy Trucks Simply Does Not Work

    A Bunch of Hot Air – The AC in GMC and Chevy Trucks Simply Does Not Work
    If you own a GMC or Chevrolet vehicle, you may have noticed that the air conditioning is not…well…working. You are not alone, as a number of consumers have complained that their GMC and Chevrolet vehicles pumped out only hot…
  • Jul 10

    LG Washers Off Balance with UE Error Code

    LG Washers Off Balance with UE Error Code
    “This washer is supposed to be top of the line material!” This type of frustration has been voiced by a significant number of LG washer owners during the past few years. LG promotes their washers as “energy efficient”…
Rank this Week: 2182

Law Office of Bradley Gross Blog

Law Office of Bradley Gross Blog

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

http://bradleygross.com/blog/
  • Jan 10

    I Only Do Major Agreements—And You Should Too

    I Only Do Major Agreements—And You Should Too
    I often get inquiries in my inbox that sound something like this: “We are a small MSP operating out of Small Town, USA, looking for a short contract for our services. We don’t need a major agreement—just something that…
  • Dec 18

    The Trump Transition Team Emails—Everyone Has It Wrong

    The Trump Transition Team Emails—Everyone Has It Wrong
    Political pundits disagree about whether Robert Mueller “illegally” obtained thousands of Trump transition-related emails from the U.S. General Services Administration (or the “GSA”).   Each pundit’s…
  • Feb 19

    New Technology For Old Cable Television: The FCC Got it Right

    New Technology For Old Cable Television: The FCC Got it Right
    If you have cable television, then you likely rent one or more set-top cable boxes from your cable company. These devices descramble cable television signals—you couldn’t receive most premium channels, such as HBO or Showtime,…
Rank this Week: 2994

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

Covers business, real estate and property law. By Catherine DeBono Holmes of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2049

Cannabis Industry Legal Blog

Cannabis Industry Legal Blog

By Northwest Marijuana Law.

http://7pointlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1714

Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianabusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 8

    Allco Renewable Energy, Ltd. v. Mass. Elec. Co.

    Allco Renewable Energy, Ltd. v. Mass. Elec. Co.
    The First Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion finding that the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (“PURPA”) does not authorize lawsuits between cogeneration facilities and electric utilities because there is no…
  • May 16

    Update on FCC Broadband Privacy Rule

    Update on FCC Broadband Privacy Rule
    The FCC recently adopted broadband privacy rules which will be implemented on a staggered schedule. The FCC did not provide calendar dates for implementing the rules and some of the dates are based on pending PRA approvals. The following is a…
  • May 10

    Changes to Indiana 811 Call Before You Dig Law

    Changes to Indiana 811 Call Before You Dig Law
    The Indiana General Assembly recently made changes to the Indiana Underground Plant Protection statute (Indiana Code § 8-1-26) which will take effect July 1, 2017. S.B. 472, 120th Gen. Assem., Reg. Sess. (Ind. 2017). The main change in…
Rank this Week: 4574

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
  • Jan 8

    Delaware Franchise Tax due date: a reminder for Delaware corporation

    Delaware Franchise Tax due date: a reminder for Delaware corporation
    By Trent Dykes, Ossie Ravid and Jennifer Tornow Just a reminder to those who have Delaware corporations: your annual report and franchise tax payment are both due by March 1. At this point, you have likely already received from Delaware your…
  • Dec 12

    The SEC has the Munchees: Eating away at the “utility token” theory

    The SEC has the Munchees: Eating away at the “utility token” theory
    Yesterday, the SEC issued an enforcement order regarding Munchee’s token offering and SEC Chairman Jay Clayton released a general public statement on cryptocurrencies and ICOs.  For those who previously read our post about the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3605

Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Aug 11

    Things to Know About Health Care Power of Attorney in California

    Things to Know About Health Care Power of Attorney in California
    What is a Health Care Power of Attorney (HCPOA) Making health care power of attorney means designating someone as your spokesperson for your health care decisions; if you are not in a position to make communicative decisions about aspects of…
Rank this Week: 1166

Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante…

Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield LLC Blog

Covers real estate law.

http://www.robbinsfirm.com/in-the-news/
  • Jan 3

    U.S. District Judge William Duffey Jr. to Take Senior Statu

    U.S. District Judge William Duffey Jr. to Take Senior Statu
    U.S. District Judge William Duffey Jr. will take senior status July 1, but a committee reporting to Georgia’s U.S. senators is already searching for his replacement. After 14 years on the federal bench in Atlanta, U.S. District Judge…
  • Dec 14

    No additional votes for Norwood in Atlanta mayoral runoff recount

    No additional votes for Norwood in Atlanta mayoral runoff recount
    Even though a recount on Thursday produced no additional votes for Mary Norwood, the Atlanta mayoral candidate still challenged the outcome of the Dec.-5 runoff, citing votes from recently annexed parts of the city that she argues should…
  • Dec 7

    Norwood, Bottoms Lawyer Up in Mayoral Runoff Aftermath

    Norwood, Bottoms Lawyer Up in Mayoral Runoff Aftermath
    Vincent Russo Jr. of the Robbins Firm is representing Mary Norwood as she squares off with Keisha Lance Bottoms over the close election results. Bottoms has turned to Robert Highsmith Jr. of Holland & Knight and others. Meanwhile, Bottoms…
Rank this Week: 1400

Indiana Business Law Blog

Indiana Business Law Blog

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

https://businesslaw.smithrayl.com/blog/
  • Jan 2

    Indiana Business Entity Harmonization: Part IV

    Indiana Business Entity Harmonization: Part IV
    A discussion of some minor issues related to the Indiana Business Entity Harmonization Bill. The post Indiana Business Entity Harmonization: Part IV appeared first on Indiana Business Law Blog.
  • Jan 2

    Indiana Business Entity Harmonization: Part III

    Indiana Business Entity Harmonization: Part III
    The Uniform Business Organization Transactions Code consolidates most procedures for the conversion, merger, domestication, and interest exchange of business corporations, LLCs, LPs, LLPs, and nonprofit corporations into a single part of the…
  • Jan 1

    Indiana Business Entity Harmonization: Part II

    Indiana Business Entity Harmonization: Part II
    The Uniform Business Organizations Code consolidates a number of provisions into a single chapter that addresses business corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and nonprofit…
Rank this Week: 3042

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 2

    You Gain Convenience When Using a File Sharing Website But You Can Lose Legal Protection

    You Gain Convenience When Using a File Sharing Website But You Can Lose Legal Protection
    Traditional offices for many businesses are a thing of the past so information needs to shared more often and more widely. Employees may work from their homes and work that’s outsourced to independent contractors could be done in a…
  • Jan 2

    The News of the Death of the Fiduciary Rule Was Greatly Exaggerated

    The News of the Death of the Fiduciary Rule Was Greatly Exaggerated
    Despite criticism by the President during his campaign about the fiduciary rule (as it applies to retirement investments) and his claims it would be stopped, the federal Department of Labor largely put it into effect on June 9, according to…
  • Dec 4

    An Important Employee Joins a Competitor: What to Do Next.

    An Important Employee Joins a Competitor: What to Do Next.
    Depending on your business and number of workers, it may be common for employees to leave for opportunities elsewhere. You may be disappointed to see a valued colleague and genuinely good person leave, you may actually be happy if the person…
Rank this Week: 2499

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers commercial law and litigation, employment contracts, and consumer law. By The Law Offices of Ira S. Newman.

http://www.newyorkbusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 28

    New York City Protects Against Discrimination Based on Criminal History

    New York City Protects Against Discrimination Based on Criminal History
    New York is known as the nation’s melting pot, and as a whole, residents pride themselves on the city’s diversity. New York is also recognized as one of the leading cities in protecting job applicants against employment…
  • Dec 18

    Court Rejects School Administrator’s Equal Pay Act Claim

    Court Rejects School Administrator’s Equal Pay Act Claim
    Earlier this month, a federal court of appeals issued an opinion in a case involving a plaintiff’s claim under the Equal Pay Act, in which the plaintiff claimed that she was paid significantly less than her male counterpart despite…
  • Dec 12

    Teacher Fired for “Inappropriate” Comments Files Retaliation Lawsuit

    Teacher Fired for “Inappropriate” Comments Files Retaliation Lawsuit
    Workplace discrimination is illegal in New York, and employees do not need to sit idly by if they witness New York employment discrimination. Indeed, the same laws that prohibit discrimination also prevent retaliatory actions taken against an…
Rank this Week: 2655

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

Covers business litigation, civil procedure, personal injury and punitive damages. By Jeff Blackwell.

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Dec 27

    Blackwell Law Firm — We Help Injured People And Families In Alabama

    Blackwell Law Firm — We Help Injured People And Families In Alabama
    Our firm — Blackwell Law Firm — helps personal injury victims in Alabama. Our cases involve people across Alabama who have suffered a serious injury or disability. We understand serious injuries and the impact those injuries have…
  • Jun 9

    Need A Lawyer? Don’t Believe Everything You Read On A Website! (Updated Developments)

    Need A Lawyer? Don’t Believe Everything You Read On A Website! (Updated Developments)
    Last month, I published a post about a local DUI law firm that suddenly started advertising for personal injury and wrongful death cases. Suddenly, billboards for that firm appeared along major Huntsville area roads. I’ve written many…
  • Jun 9

    Need A Lawyer? Don’t Believe Everything You Read On A Website! (Updated Developments)

    Need A Lawyer? Don’t Believe Everything You Read On A Website! (Updated Developments)
    Last month, I published a post about a local DUI law firm that suddenly started advertising for personal injury and wrongful death cases. Suddenly, billboards for that firm appeared along major Huntsville area roads. I’ve written many…
Rank this Week: 3571

Law Blog

Law Blog

A blog of legal issues and discussions. By Sean R. Hanover.

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 27

    So your employee wants to sue you over wages...

    So your employee wants to sue you over wages...
    Hanover Law was contacted by a local business owner who was suffering from an FLSA problem. I share this hear, as it may be helpful to others suffering from the same issue. I am a deli owner and one of my employee sued me for minimum wage…
  • Dec 20

    Competency to stand trial - criminal law

    Competency to stand trial - criminal law
    I recently answered a question posted by a fellow attorney on the criminal defense chat boards. I'll share the discussion here: Question: I have an initial appearance for a client in Ohio state court charged with rape of a four month old. He…
  • Oct 14

    DUI, Drugs, and travel outside the US (immigration) -- what the heck!?

    DUI, Drugs, and travel outside the US (immigration) -- what the heck!?
    The Trump Administration has nothing on anti-immigrant sentiment from the lat 19th century. Mr. William Windom was Treasury secretary at the end of the 19th century. In the 1880's, he proposed making Ellis Island a holding location for…
Rank this Week: 2228