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McAfee & Taft AgLINC - Fall 2013: Syndication: A viable option for ownership of breeding stock

The syndication of stallions rose in popularity several years ago as a result of available tax benefits and the practical benefit of common ownership of a valuable animal used for breeding. While most of the tax benefits from...more

October’s key changes in employment law

Nicholas Jew, a Partner in our Birmingham office comments: One of the less welcome employment law reforms implemented by the Coalition government has been the decision to do away with the practice that new employment law is...more

Can Our Association Do That? FCA Adopts New Rule for Farm Credit Subsidiaries

The Farm Credit Administration has adopted a new final rule governing the ownership and use of unincorporated business entities (UBEs) by Farm Credit System institutions. It applies to investments by System institutions in...more

United States Supreme Court Victory for St. Louis-Based Monsanto

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous opinion, has held in favor of Monsanto on a patent infringement suit arising from the St. Louis-based company's Roundup Ready soybean seeds. Monsanto invented and patented a genetic...more

Going on the Offense: Proactive Strategies to Reduce Uncertainty [Video]

In this LEVICK Daily video interview, we discuss an upcoming panel discussion at the 2013 BIO International Convention entitled, Going on the Offense: Proactive Strategies to Reduce Uncertainty. During the discussion, which...more

California Court of Appeal Recognizes That Wide Discretion Granted to a Board of Directors Under the Business Judgment Rule May Be...

In Scheenstra v. California Dairies, Inc., No. F062768, ___ Cal. Rptr. 3d ___, 2013 WL 363148 (Cal. App. 5th Dist. Jan. 30, 2013), the California Court of Appeal, Fifth District, affirmed the judgment of the California...more

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Now Available In Michigan

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering federal economic injury disaster loans in eight Michigan counties that had excessive rain last August....more

“An Intentionally Tough Law”: Employment Rights Lost by “Responsibly Connected” Individuals When Their PACA-Licensed Companies...

The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act of 1930 (“PACA”)1 is deservedly renowned for its provisions creating a statutory trust on sold perishable commodities, and the products and revenues thereof. See 7 U.S.C. §499e. The...more

Consequences of Late Payment in Commercial Transactions under the Turkish Commercial Code

This article aims to summarize Article 1530 of the Turkish Commercial Code implementing Directive 2011/7/EC into Turkish commercial law and providing consequences of late payment in commercial transactions....more

Robert Hibbert on Food Labeling Lawsuits [Video]

Today on LEVICK Daily, we continue our examination of recent lawsuits filed against the food and beverage industry with Robert Hibbert, a Partner in the Washington D.C. office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Aggressive consumer...more

Jack Bonner on Defeating Food Labeling Lawsuits [Video]

Jack Bonner, President of A2W – Advocacy to Win, discusses the recent deluge of food labeling lawsuits and outlines what companies in the crosshairs can do to protect their brands, reputations, and bottom lines. With...more

Russia's Accession to the WTO: Benefits and Risks

On August 22, 2012, the World Trade Organization welcomed Russia as its 156th member. As a result, Russia will lower its tariffs on imports of goods across all sectors of the economy and will reduce trade barriers. This will...more

Does Your Farm or Agri-Business Need To File a Certificate of Assumed Name?

Many farms and agribusinesses operate as a DBA (“doing business as”) or an “assumed name.” Many businesses in the state of New York, including those involved in the food and agriculture industry, are not properly registered....more

The Hacienda Luisita Corporate Give-Away http://y.ahoo.it/wIxM92

The Hacienda Luisita Corporate Give-Away http://y.ahoo.it/wIxM92 Atty. Elpidio V. Peria The Hacienda Luisita Corporate Give-Away: How The Supreme Court Tried to Dispense Social Justice While Condemning Landless Farmers to...more

Feds Using Forfeiture Laws in Aggressive Employer Audit Campaign

Federal authorities have begun using forfeiture statutes against businesses employing illegal aliens and undocumented workers....more

ICE Steps Up Its Aggressive Employer Audit Campaign: The Use of Forfeiture Laws to Seize the Assets of Businesses Employing...

Federal authorities have begun using forfeiture statutes against businesses that employ illegal aliens and undocumented workers...more

Climate policy in Australia under a new government

A summmary and business implications analysis of climate policy and carbon pricing after the 2010 Australian Federal election....more

Gas & Oil Addendum

All, I am in the business of facilitating Gas & Oil negotiations, lease and addendum drafting and litigation. As my G&O practice grows each day, along with the industry itself, I find myself always increasing the protective...more

General Partnership Agreements for Cattle Producers

This article discusses general partnership agreements for cattle producers....more

Agritourism: Legal considerations

Article speaks of legal considerations that should be take into account by farmers and ranchers thinking of expanding their current business into agritourism or agri-entertainment. ...more

Starting a Virtual Winery

SO WE HAVE DECIDED to start our own winery. Now a bunch of lawyers getting together for a common purpose, outside of the practice of law, never produces good results, e.g., Congress. However, we are confident that, as...more

Visas for Seasonal or Temporary Workers

US Immigration Laws offer visas available for seasonal or temporary workers. These visas are usually mostly used by US Companies, hotels, restaurants, farms, and any other sort of business entity with a seasonal or temporary...more

How Lula Is Making Brazil into a New America and a World Power

In 2006, we prepared a paper, initially published at site www.brazzil.com. We outlined the way we then perceived deep changes in a short term in Brazil and made a prediction on the evolution of Brazil in several...more

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