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  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Year-End Estate and Gift Tax Planning

    Posted by: John S. Lueken on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 8:00:00 am

    How to Get the Most Out of Your Year-End Estate and Gift Tax Planning The end of each year inevitably brings a flurry of activity for everyone. But amid the hustle and bustle, don’t forget to take advantage of the current tax breaks offered under estate and gift planning laws. If you miss these opportunities, they may not present themselves again! Tax-free annual exclusion gifts One ...
     
  • Injunction Stops New DOL Overtime Provisions From Taking Effect

    Posted by: Andrew Gruber and Morgan A. Davenport on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 10:00:00 am

    Injunction Stops New DOL Overtime Provisions From Taking Effect A federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas granted an injunction that prohibits new Department of Labor (DOL) rules on overtime from taking effect nationwide. These rules, set to go into effect on Dec. 1, 2016, would have raised the salary threshold for exempting executive, administrative, and professional employees ...
     
  • Top 6 Issues Likely to be Addressed Early by Trump Administration

    Posted by: Philip C. Eschels on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 8:00:00 am

    Top 6 Issues Likely to be Addressed Early by Trump Administration Employers (and everyone else) are guessing what it means for them after the Trump Administration takes office in January. It is safe to predict that there will be many changes coming in new legislation (with Republicans maintaining control of both the Senate and House), regulations and Executive Orders in the near future. ...
     
  • Mandatory Influenza Vaccination Policies: What Health Care Employers Should Consider

    Posted by: Kimberly J. O’Donnell on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 9:00:00 am

    Mandatory Influenza Vaccination Policies: What Health Care Employers Should Consider The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all health care workers (HCW), including physicians, nurses, emergency medical personnel, dental professionals and students, medical and nursing students, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, hospital volunteers, and administrative staff receive an annual ...
     
  • Very Broad Reach of Federal Law Governing Trademarks is Good News for Local Businesses

    Posted by: John W. Scruton on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 9:00:00 am

    Very Broad Reach of Federal Law Governing Trademarks is Good News for Local Businesses The Federal Court of Appeals has clarified that the federal law governing trademarks has a very broad reach. The case is Christian Faith Fellowship Church v. Adidas AG, which the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided on Nov. 14, 2016. Adidas had applied to register the ADIZERO trademark for clothing, but its ...
     
  • Dispute Over Cheerleader Uniforms Could Have a Chilling Effect on Cosplay

    Posted by: Brian W. Chellgren on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 8:00:00 am

    Dispute Over Cheerleader Uniforms Could Have a Chilling Effect on Cosplay Cosplay is a performance art in which participants wear, and often create, costumes representing characters from comic books, cartoons, games, television shows, movies or other media. The word “cosplay” is a contraction of the words “costume play.” A clarification of copyright law could potentially ...
     
  • Nonprofit LIHTC Developer Allowed to Exercise Right of First Refusal Despite Investor Objections

    Posted by: Stephen W. Switzer on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 8:00:00 am

    Nonprofit LIHTC Developer Allowed to Exercise Right of First Refusal Despite Investor Objections In a recent case that is great news for nonprofit developers in low-income housing tax credit (“LIHTC”) transactions, a Massachusetts Superior Court granted summary judgment to a nonprofit developer allowing it to exercise a right of first refusal (“ROFR”) despite the investor’s claims that ...
     
  • Amendments to FINRA rules governing communications with the public

    Posted by: Young-Eun Park on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 8:00:00 am

    Amendments to FINRA rules governing communications with the public On Oct. 26, 2016, the SEC approved various amendments to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules governing communications with the public. The amendments affect various filing requirements in FINRA Rule 2210 (general communications with the public), FINRA Rule 2214 (requirements for the use of investment ...
     
  • Be Careful of Who's on Your Guest List for That Next Neighborhood Party

    Posted by: David A. Adams on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 8:00:00 am

    Be Careful of Who's on Your Guest List for That Next Neighborhood Party If one of your guests gets hurt or dies in your home, you may be financially responsible. The Indiana Supreme Court recently decided in the case of F. John Rogers, as Personal Representative of Paul Michalik, Deceased, and R. David Boyer, Trustee of the Bankruptcy Estate of Jerry Lee Chambers vs. Angela Martin and Brian ...
     
  • Top 5 Commercial Lease Provisions for the Wary Tenant From a Commercial Lease Lawyer

    Posted by: David A. Adams on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:00:00 am

    Top 5 Commercial Lease Provisions for the Wary Tenant From a Commercial Lease Lawyer Hello and welcome to the first of (hopefully) a series of articles on the ins and outs of issues surrounding leasing commercial real estate. Having worked in this area as a real estate lawyer for more than 15 years, I’ve seen these matters from multiple sides, whether it be from the landlord, the tenant, the lender ...
     
 
 
 

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