LawMatters- April 2015

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CEO CORNER
A Conversation with Alex Kopicki, Co-Founder and CEO of Kinglet

Alex Kopicki is the co-founder and CEO of Kinglet, a startup online marketplace for office space. Kinglet aims to revolutionize commercial real estate by simplifying the workspace leasing process. Founded in 2014, the company uses a peer-to-peer model popularized by sites such as Airbnb, connecting guests to curated spaces listed by local property owners and businesses.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
IP ALERT: .sucks and Other New gTLDs May Seriously Cost Brand Owners  Jon Wachs, Esq.

Why Would A Trademark Holder Spend Thousands Of Dollars To Register A Website Address Suggesting That Its Brand Sucks? To prevent others from doing the same. A spate of recently approved generic top-level domains (gTLDs) is stirring up controversy and more than a little concern among brand owners and businesses looking to protect their reputations online… Read More

Also See: EEOC Ruling Protects Transgendered Employees, by April Rancier, Esq.

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ATTORNEY SPOTLIGHT
Offit Kurman Attorney Successfully Defends Loch Harbour In Contentious Bid Protest 

Loch Harbour Group Inc. will keep its contract as new manager of the Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran-owned small businesses verification program, the United States Court of Federal Claims ruled last month. In a decision filed on March 26th, the Court sided with the Alexandria, Virginia-based consulting firm against rival and former VA contract holder…Read More

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THE LAWYER IS IN  
Why Companies Need to Know the “10-10-80” Rule

Fraud prevention experts have developed what is known as the 10-10-80 Rule which means that 10% of employees will never steal, 10% will always steal, and 80% may steal depending on the circumstances. Generally, the following three elements must be present for someone in the 80% category to commit fraud: (i) financial pressure, (ii) opportunity, and (iii) rationalization… Read More

Also See: Grow Your Company Through Outsourced Business Departments byJon Wachs, Esq.

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PLACES TO BE
Women In The Forefront Of Business Roundtable Luncheon on Tuesday May 12, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.

This roundtable discussion will cover the following: an overview of estate planning tools, planning with life insurance and retirement benefits, and a brief discussion of federal and state death taxes. Learn about the planning you need to protect your family and your assets in the event of death or incapacity. Click here to register 

Also see: Maximizing Your Future by Avoiding Legal Pitfalls on April 30 

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SPOTLIGHT ON US
Infographic: Why Join Offit Kurman? It’s One of the Fastest Growing Firms in the Mid-Atlantic Region 

What is the first step to delivering outstanding legal results? Start with the attorneys. At Offit Kurman, we believe that legal professionals perform better in a supportive, collaborative environment.Thanks to our distinctive model, Offit Kurman has become one of the fastest growing firms in the Mid-Atlantic region. Check out all the reasons why, in the infographic.

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FOCUS ON THE LAW
Why Subscription Service Agreements Are Often Replacing License Agreements by Kristin Nevins, Esq. 

Broadly speaking, there are two fundamental categories when it comes to computer software: licensed applications and software as a service (commonly referred to as “SaaS”). The difference between the two is straightforward in theory, but confusing them can have severe legal consequences for users and providers alike… Read More

Also see: Virginia Law Requires Landlords to Clean or Disclose Former Meth Labs to Lease Applicants by Crystal Kramer, Esq 

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