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The Monday Morning Minute: Does the Tenant Qualifications You Require Violate Any Fair Housing Rules?

December 8, 2019

Access to Rental Housing on a fair and equal basis is a right – and it’s the law. As a property owner, management agent or if you make your living from residential real estate, spend a minute a week to protect yourself from fair housing claims and suits. Check out today’s The Monday Morning Minute.

Saturday Side Hustle: What’s in The Name?

December 6, 2019

Since we’ve been talking about Howard County, MD, I thought I’d share some insights I gathered during a recent interview…

The Weekly Scenario: What Kinds of Lawsuits are Tax-Deductible?

December 6, 2019

Question: What kinds of lawsuits are tax-deductible?

Challenge to Section 280e Ban on Tax Deductions for Legal Cannabis Business Goes to Ninth Circuit

December 5, 2019

A California cannabis business this week filed an appeal of its tax case to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals,…

Friday Factoid Quiz: Popular Brands That Are Often Misused

December 5, 2019

The USPTO can cancel the registration of a mark that becomes the generic word for an entire category of products instead of a proprietary word to identify the offerings of a specific company. Terms such as cellophane, escalator, laundromat, thermos, and trampoline used to be proprietary marks but are now treated as generic words. Companies sometimes use the word BRAND and a generic product description after their marks (i.e., KLEENEX® brand facial tissues) so their marks are not treated as generic. Test your knowledge of these popular brands, which are sometimes used to reference a general category of products but are still registered with the USPTO:

About Collaborative Law in North Carolina

December 4, 2019

An option for parties in North Carolina in lieu of family law litigation is Collaborative Law.  A true Collaborative Law…

Government Contractors: Minimum Wage Increase Approaching

December 4, 2019

Federal government contractors comprise a significant portion of our national economy. In fact, over $500 billion was spent by the…

D.C. Property Management Minute: Evictions in D.C.

December 3, 2019

When it comes to property management, the District of Columbia has a unique set of laws. Join Billy each week as he gives you advice on dealing with a common property management problem in D.C. and how to quickly solve it.

M&A Nuggets: Indemnification – The Seller’s Risk, The Buyer’s Shield

December 3, 2019

A large part of any agreement for the purchase and sale of a business relates to indemnification.  But what exactly…

Case Study Of Fiduciary Abuse In A Closely-Held Corporation: How The Palm Got Out Of Hand

December 2, 2019

The Palm, a family-owned steakhouse opened in 1926, became first a New York institution, and then a powerhouse national and…