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Here’s what a lot of lawyers wish clients knew: that they aren’t blood thirsty, money hungry connivers. Lawyers are often the unfortunate victims of misconceptions. TV shows, like How to Get Away With Murder , do a good job fooling the public...
If you're a dog-loving lawyer, you might think, “It wouldn’t be fair to them," or "I don’t have the time.” Surprisingly, there are dog breeds that would be a good match for your busy lifestyle!
Considering a dog’s...
TGIFF! It’s Franchise Friday. Read on for key considerations when buying and selling a franchise or branded hotel.
Key Considerations When Purchasing or Selling a Hotel Subject to a Franchise Agreement
In evaluating a hotel purchase and sale...
What should you do when your client sends you a Christmas gift, card, or letter? Don’t fret – the easiest and most impactful response is to send a simple thank you letter! Don’t just type it out though – handwrite it! Here are...
Get (financially) fit before the holidays with Workout Wednesday! Learn how to avoid the doom and gloom of bankruptcy and foreclosure by initiating a commercial real estate loan workout.
Bankruptcy and foreclosure are not the only possible outcomes...
‘Tis the Season for Trending Topic Tuesday. Get current on trends in real estate joint venture agreements with Thomas G. Maira of Reed Smith LLP.
Interview with Thomas G. Maira on current trends in real estate joint ventures
1. Wh at is a...
A summary of the 2014 through 2016 significant California tax law changes through judicial decisions, legislative and regulatory changes; and administrative pronouncements.
A. Federal Legislation impacting California Tax Law.
B. Judicial Decisions...
What do Christmas, legal writing and nonfiction have in common? More than you think!
Legal writing pairs perfectly with the creative styles of telling a story. Bryan Garner , a lawyer who pioneered the idea, says to let the facts show why your client...
One Stop Shopping Monday – Look no further than engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts! An EPC contract allows a real property owner to enter into a single contract with a firm for the engineering design, construction and procurement...
The gift that keeps on giving ... knowledge.
And the best way to wrap it ... in a quote.
So this holiday season, I’m gifting legal quotes to my lawyer friends.
Cash? Not this year!
Call me a cheapskate, but a good quote is much more...
Lexis Practice Advisor provides an overview of private placements, as well as detailed practice notes, forms and checklists on this topic.
Under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (Securities Act), any offer or sale of securities must either be...
Lexis Practice Advisor provides an overview of due diligence in the context of securities offerings, as well as detailed practice notes, forms and checklists on this topic.
The due diligence process is typically one of the most significant and time...
Lexis Practice Advisor provides an overview of initial public offerings of equity securities, as well as detailed practice notes, forms and checklists on this topic.
Under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (Securities Act), any offer or sale of...
Lexis Practice Advisor provides an overview of proxy statements and annual meetings, as well as detailed practice notes, forms and checklists on this topic.
Counsel preparing a public company for its annual meeting of shareholders can expect to spend...
Lexis Practice Advisor provides an overview of the periodic and current reporting obligations of companies which are subject to the reporting requirements of Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (Exchange Act), as well as detailed...
Posted by Kathy Bazoian Phelps, Partner at Diamond McCarthy LLP
Below is a summary of the activity reported for November 2016. The reported stories reflect: 6 guilty pleas or convictions in pending cases; over 37 years of newly imposed sentences for...