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SCOTUS Case Could Eliminate Unified Bars
Posted on 02-11-2018 by Lextalk Staff

Labor Case Reaches Into The Legal Profession The Supreme Court is set to reconsider whether employees can be forced to pay fair share union dues. It is believed the Court will overturn the 1977 ruling in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education with broad... Read More

Tags: Supreme Court , bar , SCOTUS

Making the Right Choice Between Regional Center and Direct Investment
Posted on 02-11-2018 by Mshahlaw

A Discussion with David Hirson of David Hirson & Partners. EB-5 Investment Voice Mona Shah & Associates Global Podcast Series Reported by Hermione Krumm, Esq. EB-5 Investment Voice is the only Podcast series that focuses on and... Read More

Tags: EB-5 , investment , Immigration

Tax Attorneys: Your Perfect Storm ... 2018 Tax Season!
Posted on 02-06-2018 by Kristin Casler

Tax attorneys: Master your workload before it masters you. It’s a great time to be a tax attorney. You’re popular because of tax reform. You’re overrun with tax business. And (yawn) you haven’t slept in weeks. ... Read More

Tags: taxes , tax reform , tax , tax law

Streaming Services: New Legislation Could Change How Royalties Are Paid
Posted on 02-06-2018 by Lextalk Staff

Music Publishers, Songwriters and Streaming Services Agree With Proposed Change s Bipartisan legislation plus industry agreement usually signals a change on the horizon. This could be the case with the Music Modernization Act. Among other things, the... Read More

Tags: royalties , music , streaming music

Pro-Bono Services: The Importance
Posted on 02-01-2018 by Lextalk Staff

The Latin term “Pro Bono” translates to “For the good,” and it is time to start bringing good into the communities we live in. By Matthew B. Myers, M.B.A, LexisNexis Pro-Bono Task Force Co-Chair It is sad to say that we... Read More

Tags: Pro Bono , volunteer

Oh No! Not the Avocados!
Posted on 01-31-2018 by Robins Cloud

Fire, ash, winds, and to some extent regulations are responsible for the subsequent disaster to avocado plants. By: Heather Williams of Robins Cloud LLP Guacamole, avocado toast, creamy green sauce! There is no way around it. The beloved avocado... Read More

Tags: food law , food , avocados

With Cross-Training at the USCIS IPO, a New Level of Detail is Necessary in Writing Business Plans for EB-5
Posted on 01-31-2018 by Mshahlaw

A Discussion with the Lucidtext Blogger EB-5 Investment Voice Mona Shah & Associates Global Podcast Series Reported by Hermione Krumm, Esq. EB-5 Investment Voice is the only Podcast series that focuses on and the United States immigrant... Read More

Tags: EB-5 , Immigration

DOL Agrees With 7 Factor Test
Posted on 01-25-2018 by Lextalk Staff

When Is Your Intern Really An Intern? The Department of Labor decided that the courts have it right when it comes to defining an internship. The “primary beneficiary” test will now be used by the DOL under the FLSA. From Six To Seven... Read More

Tags: department of labor , intern , internship

Bitcoin Is Tanking ... Now What?
Posted on 01-25-2018 by Lextalk Staff

UPDATE: Cryptocurrency Law Continues To Develop. Cryptocurrency is here to stay, despite Bitcoin’s recent rollercoaster ride. The law around digital currency is developing quickly, affecting a variety of practice areas from banking to criminal... Read More

Tags: Bitcoin , Cryptocurrency

Millennials & Marriage: Amending The Rules Of Matrimony
Posted on 01-04-2018 by Lextalk Staff

Marriage without marriage? Is cohabitation the millennial trend? Millennials do marriage differently than Generation X and Baby Boomers. The percentage of millennials who get married is lower than for previous generations, and millennials are... Read More

Tags: Family Law , Marriage , Millennials , divorce , cohabitation

Ponzi Scheme Roundup: December 2017
Posted on 01-04-2018 by kathy@kathybphelps.com

By Kathy Bazoian Phelps Ponzi Scheme Roundup: December 2017 Below is a summary of the activity reported for December 2017. The reported stories reflect at least 10 new Ponzi schemes worldwide: over 130 years of newly imposed sentences for people... Read More

Tags: Ponzi Scheme

Everything You Need To Know About The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act
Posted on 01-04-2018 by Lextalk Staff

Full Analysis: Tax Cuts & Jobs Act The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act was finally passed in late December. While the Treasury Department is sure to issue guidance in the coming weeks and months, you can get a head start with the full analysis of new... Read More

Tags: Tax Cuts & Jobs Act , taxes , tax reform , tax

Citizenship by Investment in Antigua and Barbuda
Posted on 01-04-2018 by Mshahlaw

EB-5 Investment Voice Mona Shah & Associates Global Podcast Series Reported by Hermione Krumm, Esq. EB-5 Investment Voice is the only Podcast series that focuses on and the United States immigrant investor visa, EB-5 and foreign direct... Read More

Tags: EB-5 , Immigration , Citizenship by Investment , CBI

The Gift Of Less Stress (And More Legal Learning) This Holiday Season
Posted on 12-22-2017 by Kristin Casler

Work-life balance for lawyers can merge leisure with legal learning. It’s hard to find a lawyer who isn’t teetering on the edge a good deal of the time. Year-end holidays, no doubt, can add to that stress. Many lawyers, though, have... Read More

Tags: stress , work-life balance

This Is Why New Attorneys Fail At Marketing: 5 Marketing Mistakes To Avoid In 2018
Posted on 12-22-2017 by Sam Mullan

Marketing misfires will ground your career trajectory. Good marketing is the key to being a successful lawyer. It’s why you’re constantly being told “Go network” and “Get out there and market yourself.” The pressure... Read More

Tags: new attorney , marketing , associate , legal marketing

Top 15 Tweets Shared By LexisNexis - 2017: #s 1 – 5
Posted on 12-20-2017 by Lextalk Staff

5. Lawyers should take notes ... by hand (research confirms it) https://lawyerist.com/lawyers-take-notes-hand/ via @samglover 4. 15 “Trials of the Century” (3 featuring Clarence Darrow, born today/1857) http://mentalfloss.com/article... Read More

Top 15 Quotes Shared By LexisNexis - 2017: #s 1 – 5
Posted on 12-20-2017 by Lextalk Staff

5. “Where there is no law there is no freedom” - John Locke 4. "Success is 99 percent failure." - Soichiro Honda 3. "Ignorance is a cure for nothing." - W.E.B. DuBois 2. “One has not only a legal... Read More

Top 15 Articles from LexisNexis’ Legal Blog “Lextalk” - 2017: #s 1 – 5
Posted on 12-19-2017 by Lextalk Staff

5. “Sniffing Out” Lawyerly Personalities: What Does Your Dog Breed Say About You? The best dog breeds for lawyers have already been dug up, but what can dogs dig up about their lawyers? 4. 7 Writing Tips They Didn’t Teach You in... Read More

Regulations vs Legislation: EB-5 Reform
Posted on 12-19-2017 by Mshahlaw

Regulations vs Legislation “…If confirmed, I commit to finalizing the proposed EB-5 rules…” USCIS Director Cissna Author: Mona Shah, Esq. At Cissna’s Senate Confirmation hearing, Cissna was asked: “On January... Read More

Tags: EB-5 , Immigration

Alternate Route To EB-5 Via E-2 Through Grenada
Posted on 12-19-2017 by Mshahlaw

Alternate Route To EB-5 Via E-2 Through Grenada EB-5 Investment Voice Mona Shah & Associates Global Podcast Series Reported by Hermione Krumm, Esq. With issues around retrogression in the EB-5 program, aspiring investors are looking... Read More

Tags: E-2 , EB-5 , Immigration