16 Wishes: What Lawyers Want Clients to Understand
Posted on 12-30-2016 by Lauren Stemley

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... Read More

Tags: understanding , misconception , stressed lawyers , wishes , morals

12 Best Dog Breeds for the Busy Attorney
Posted on 12-21-2016 by Lauren Stemley

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... Read More

Tags: dogs , busy lawyer , busy , easy care , dog lovers

Purchasing or Selling a Hotel Subject to a Franchise Agreement or Brand Management Agreement
Posted on 12-16-2016 by Jae Lee

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... Read More

Introduction to Title Insurance by S. H. Spencer Compton, First American Title Insurance Company
Posted on 12-15-2016 by Jae Lee

It’s Title Thursday! Read on to take ownership and get a handle on title review. Title insurance is a uniquely American product, and in the United States it is customary to order a title report whenever an interest in real estate is purchased... Read More

The Lawyer's Solution to Holiday Gift Giving: Handwriting Thank Yous
Posted on 12-14-2016 by Lauren Stemley

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... Read More

Tags: letters , #writinglegally , writing , gains , Christmas

Workouts of Commercial Real Estate Loans by Steven D. Collier
Posted on 12-14-2016 by Jae Lee

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... Read More

Trends in Real Estate Joint Venture Agreements
Posted on 12-13-2016 by Jae Lee

‘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... Read More

Corporate, S Corp., Partnership & LLC California Tax Law Update – CLE* Presentation, featuring Mark Muntean – Dec. 15th / Oakland, CA
Posted on 12-12-2016 by Lextalk Admin

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... Read More

Storytelling for Lawyers: 3 Ways to Create Engaging Legal Writing
Posted on 12-12-2016 by Lauren Stemley

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... Read More

Tags: engaging , #writinglegally , writing , Christmas

Drafting Limitation of Liability Provisions in EPC Contracts by Jed Ruccio, McCarter & English
Posted on 12-12-2016 by Jae Lee

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... Read More

Tags: Engineering Procurement Construction Contracts , Lexis Practice Advisor , EPC Contracts , Drafting. , Practice Insights

My Cheap (Free!) Holiday Gift for Lawyers: 10 Great Legal Quotes
Posted on 12-09-2016 by Travis Burchart

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... Read More

Contemplating a Private Placement? Everything You Need to Know.
Posted on 12-09-2016 by Jae Lee

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... Read More

Tags: Lexis Practice Advisor , private placement

Starting Due Diligence? Don’t Be Overwhelmed. Start on Point with Lexis Practice Advisor.
Posted on 12-08-2016 by Jae Lee

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... Read More

Tags: Lexis Practice Advisor , Practice Inisights , Due Diligence Process

Going Public? A Comprehensive Guide to IPOs.
Posted on 12-07-2016 by Jae Lee

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... Read More

Tags: SEC , NYSE , Guide , Lexis Practice Advisor , NASDAQ , Practice Insights , IPO , Securities

Proxy Season is Coming Soon! Be Ready With This Guide
Posted on 12-06-2016 by Jae Lee

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... Read More

Tags: Guide , Lexis Practice Advisor , Proxy Statements , Practice Insights , Annual Report

Are You a Public Company? Everything You Need to Know about US Reporting
Posted on 12-05-2016 by Karen Michelle Victoriano

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... Read More

Tags: Lexis Practice Advisor , Forms , US Reporting , Reporting , Practice Insights , Public Company , SEC Compliance , Annual Reports

November 2016 Ponzi Scheme Roundup
Posted on 12-02-2016 by kathy@kathybphelps.com

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... Read More

Tags: Ponzi Scheme , Investments , Securities Fraud , Financial Crime , Madoff

Holiday Party Liability Prevention Checklist
Posted on 12-01-2016 by Jae Lee

By: Lexis Practice Advisor Team This checklist provides best practices and considerations for private employers when hosting holiday parties for their employees. While there are benefits to holiday parties, such as employee camaraderie and improved... Read More

Tags: labor and employment , human resources , holidays , checklist , holiday party liability , Lexis Practice Advisor