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Mergers and Acquisitions: The Anatomy of a Transaction from the Sell Side

August 23, 2013

In a merger or acquisition, there are two key players, the buyer (acquiring party) and the seller (party being acquired),…

Labor and Employment Law FAQs: Is it legal to access Employee Emails?

August 23, 2013

Do you monitor employee emails? Is it even legal to do so? When, if ever, is it permissible to access…

Friday Factoid – 8.23.13

August 23, 2013

FRIDAY FACTOIDS® is celebrating its first anniversary this week. FRIDAY FACTOIDS® is now registered with the United States Patent and…

Franchise Agreements, Protected Territories, and Franchise Law

August 22, 2013

As part of your franchise agreement, you may be granted an exclusive, protected territory. The purpose of “protected territories” is to…

Insurance Recovery during Hurricane or Super Storm Season

August 20, 2013

Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy were the two costliest hurricanes in United States history, accounting for a combined $173 billion in…

Compensation and Compliance Matters- 8/16/13

August 20, 2013

CFPB Institutes New Exam Procedures – August 16, 2013

Selecting a Trustee

August 19, 2013

Trusts are useful for many reasons, including investing assets, minimizing the impact of estate taxes, protecting an inheritance, benefiting charity…

The Weekly Scenario from Steve Shane – 8.19.13

August 19, 2013

Question:  I have been reading a lot about James Gandolfini’s Will and that certain mistakes were made.  What could have…

Legal Q&A: August 19, 2013

August 19, 2013

  QUESTION What is an “EEO-1 Report” and does it apply to my company? ANSWER The EEO-1 Report is a…

Friday Factoid – 8.16.13

August 16, 2013

Unique sounds can be registered as a trademark or service mark. For example, the USPTO registered NBC’s chimes sound, MGM’s…