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Marriage on the Rocks: Prepping for Your First Meeting with Your Lawyer

Rachel Mech and Emily Shank discuss how to prepare for your first meeting with your lawyer.

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When Bad Things Happen To Good People: Good Faith Is Not Enough When Investing in (What Later Turns Out To Be) a Ponzi Scheme

What happens when a good faith investor learns it invested in a Ponzi scheme and is presented with a claim to return money it withdrew from its account and fights the good fight to protect its investment? The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently gave us the answer. On September 20, 2022, it…

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Executive Playbook: Maryland Saves Program

On this month’s episode of the Executive Playbook, Mike Cammarata and Russell Berger discuss the new Maryland Saves program.  Under this program, almost all employers in Maryland are required to either offer a retirement plan of their own or to provide their employees with access to the Maryland Saves program.  While this program should not…

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Recent CoFC Decision, Frawner v. United States, Confirms Fundamental Principles Federal Government Contracts Law

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims (CoFC) issued a recent bid protest decision which confirms the fundamental requirements of fairness and reasonableness in Federal procurement decisions.  In Frawner Corp. v. United States, No. 22-CV-0078 (Fed. Cl. Aug. 8, 2022), the protestor successfully argued that the U.S. Air Force (Air Force) relied on unstated evaluation criteria…

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M&A Nuggets: Be Prepared for Due Diligence, Before You Go to Market Part 4 – Employee vs. Contractor Classification

    This is Part 4 of a series on steps business sellers should take to make sure their house is in order before going to market.  One of the hot button issues that buyers examine when conducting due diligence is whether the seller has properly classified a worker as an independent contractor versus an…

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Why Do So Many Marriages to Narcissists End in Divorce?

It’s no secret that marriages to narcissists are among the most difficult and challenging relationships out there. But what many people don’t realize is that these relationships are also some of the most likely to end in divorce. In fact, research has shown that nearly 60% of all marriages to narcissists – male or female…

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OK at Work: Quiet Firing

This week on OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss the inverse of quiet quitting- quiet firing. Similar to quiet quitting, quiet firing does not initially involve separation from employment. Instead, company management quietly starts boxing the employee out, hoping they will leave. Other than the inherent issues quiet firing creates around culture,…

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Read/Delete: Charted: The Working Hours of Americans at Different Income Levels

Charted: The Working Hours of Americans at Different Income Levels   Do you really need to work 100-hour weeks for success? In 2021, America’s top 10% of income earners made at least $129,181 a year—more than double the average individual income across the country. When looking at differences between income groups, there are many preconceived notions about the work involved. But…

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Legal Considerations When Running a FedEx Business Webinar

Sarah Sawyer hosted a webinar to discuss the Legal Considerations When Running a FedEx Business. A few aspects that were covered during the webinar are: Legal issues related to pay structures and incentives Wage deductions, the do and don’ts Business formation and structure concerns Asset protection considerations The webinar can be found here. Passcode: G17$0WjE

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How to Pick the Right Child Custody Lawyer for Your Case

When parents go through a divorce or find themselves needing to change an earlier child custody order, the legal process can be daunting. Knowing that it doesn’t only affect the adults involved can make the choice of which attorney to hire to represent you all the more critical to get right from the start. Here…

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