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March 8, 2017

New Measures Aim to Support Listing and Capitalization of Italian Companies

New Measures Aim to Support Listing and Capitalization of Italian Companies The Italian Government aims to support investments and incentivize listing and capitalization of companies, with significant implications for both listed and non-listed companies. The new rules were introduced by law decree No. 91 of June 24, 2014, published on the Italian Official Gazette No. […]

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March 4, 2017

Will the Federal Circuit Invalidate 13,500 Continuation Patents?

Will the Federal Circuit Invalidate 13,500 Continuation Patents? The Federal Circuit is set to hear oral arguments in Immersion Corp. v. HTC Corp. on May 6, 2016. According to the amicus brief filed on behalf of the United States, if the court affirms the district court decision “over 13,500” continuation patents could be invalidated. According […]

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March 1, 2017

Accountant and Attorney Liability Newsbrief – Fall 2014

Accountant and Attorney Liability Newsbrief – Fall 2014 In This Issue: – Attorneys’ E-mails to Client’s Independent Contractor May Be Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege – New York Appeals Court Decision Allows Predecessor Counsel to Place Equal Blame on Successor Counsel in Legal Malpractice Action – Bankruptcy Court Rules that a Securi-ty Agreement May be Modified […]

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March 1, 2017

The Blurred Lines of an Infringement Action

The Blurred Lines of an Infringement Action Many of you may be familiar with the pop hit “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke, Clifford Harris, more popularly known as T.I., and Pharrell Williams (the “Composers”).  If it does not sound familiar by title, perhaps you may recall it for its controversial nudity laden music video, or […]

Opinions
February 21, 2017

The Modern Family and the Modern Estate

The Modern Family and the Modern Estate Practitioners Need to be Aware of Changing Trends The removal of the estate and gift tax curtain is exposing what was always clients’ true concern: how to provide for the ultimate well-being of their families. No longer will the estate planner focus solely on the intellectual puzzle of […]

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February 20, 2017

Seventh Circuit Refuses To Impose a Heightened Litigation Standard on Debt Collector

Seventh Circuit Refuses To Impose a Heightened Litigation Standard on Debt Collector In St. John v. Cach, LLC, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently issued an opinion holding that the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) does not prohibit debt collectors from filing collection lawsuits without intending to proceed all the […]

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February 18, 2017

Tax Increment Financing Implementation Changes Coming Soon

Tax Increment Financing Implementation Changes Coming Soon As many of you who are involved in developing projects in urban renewal or downtown development areas know, the principal method for financing such projects is tax increment financing (TIF). Tax increment financing is implemented largely by the assessors and treasurers of each county. The principal authority these […]

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February 15, 2017

FAST Act Amendments to Securities Laws Improve Access to Capital Markets

FAST Act Amendments to Securities Laws Improve Access to Capital Markets The new Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) builds upon several securities laws contained in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act), the 2012 law that sought to expand and ease capital raising by smaller companies by relaxing the applicable regulatory and […]

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