What is a hostile work environment?
CorpCast Episode 8: The Controlling Stockholder
From Behind the Bribe: The Sharp End of Compliance
Strong Market Outlook Drives Growth of Philippine Companies
Why do we have to go to mediation?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 178-Ben Locwin on Risk Assessments
Do I need an expert witness in my case?
Marketing to Millennials
CorpCast Episode 7: Better Know a Judge: the Honorable Mary M. Johnston of the Delaware Superior Court
Top Three Cybersecurity Misconceptions
Preparing a Company to Deal With Activist Investors
How can someone prepare for the first meeting with an attorney?
CorpCast Episode 6: A Brief Introduction to the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act
The Intersection of Cyber and D&O Coverage
Talking PTAB with Bob Steinberg
Is Private/Non-Profit D&O Coverage Under Priced?
CorpCast Episode 5: The eDiscovery Big Picture
BakerHostetler Attorneys James Mastracchio and Jay Nanavati Discuss Global Tax Enforcement
Richard Bistrong Weighs in on the FIFA Scandal and Takedowns
Meritas Capability Webinar - Avoiding Common Mistakes Companies Make When Operating a Business Aircraft
A number of recent cases highlight particular issues in valuation of assets for purposes of the estate and gift tax. On July 6, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service settled Estate of Davidson v. Commissioner, T.C. Docket No....more
The trustee is not an agent of the beneficiary. The trustee's duty not to delegate the administration of the trust could well be implicated if the trustee without authority were to behave as if he were the beneficiary's...more
MAJOR FORMS OF BUSINESS ORGANISATION -
A foreign company or investor proposing to establish a business in New Zealand may choose from a number of different entities or forms of business organisation. Each of these...more
The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“CIMA”) has recently released a draft Statement of Guidance: Outsourcing All Regulated Entities (Excluding Regulated Mutual Funds) (“SOG”) and Consultation Paper (“Paper”).
Obama Administration Announces Revenue Proposals -
The Obama Administration has recently announced its Fiscal Year 2016 Revenue Proposals in its annual "Greenbook." The Greenbook sets forth the Administration's proposals...more
NUMBER OF THE WEEK: 6.5 percent. The tax rate at which companies could voluntarily repatriate their foreign earnings under the Invest in Transportation Act of 2015 (S. 981). Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Rand Paul (R-KY)...more
Beginning March 16, 2015, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue is offering an aptly described “limited” amnesty program for taxpayers with certain tax liabilities. Technical Information Release 15-2....more
NUMBER OF THE WEEK: 8 percent. The increase in the total amount of corporate profits kept abroad, according to the latest analysis of securities filings by Bloomberg News. The report confirms what U.S. companies have as much...more
Over the past 10-20 years, a large number of secured equipment finance and asset securitization transactions have been structured using either a Delaware Statutory Trust (a “DST”) created pursuant to the Delaware Statutory...more
Joint And POD Accounts: Weapon of Choice Of Transferees When Exerting Undue Influence?
by James F. McDonough, Jr. on October 1, 2013
Will contests alleging undue influence are not uncommon. A will was, for many years,...more
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that employers may discharge multiemployer trust withdrawal liability in bankruptcy. Employers required to contribute to multi-employer pension trusts face growing withdrawal...more
Transfers to charitable lead trusts during lifetime can provide tax benefits to the donor, and can avoid inclusion of the transferred property in the gross estate of the donor for federal estate tax purposes at death....more
NY Attorney General Wants to “Fire” Donald Trump from Education Industry
by Dan Brecher on September 3, 2013
While Donald Trump is well known for his antics on the air and in the boardroom, he may soon be spending some...more
Court Rules NJ Charities Must Follow Donor’s Wishes or Return Money
by Christine M. Vanek on August 21, 2013
The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court recently clarified what happens
when a charity...more
Estate of Turco: Is There Clawback For Insufficient Estate Tax Funds?
by James F. McDonough, Jr. on August 15, 2013
The lack of liquidity is a serious problem in the administration of an Estate, especially for a...more
Since 1986, Section 469 of the Internal Revenue Code has imposed limitations on the ability of most taxpayers to offset losses from activities in which they do not materially participate against wages and other non-passive...more
Six U.S. States Involved in Norwegian Tax Evasion Case
by Frank L. Brunetti on August 12, 2013
In another example of international cooperation to quell Norwegian tax evasion, a quiet investigation is expected to reveal...more
U.S., State Governments Rely on New Software to Combat Tax Fraud
by Joseph M. Donegan on August 7, 2013
As the Internal Revenue Service attempts to close the multibillion-dollar tax gap, a large portion of its resources...more
At a public meeting on July 12, 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) adopted final guidance on how Dodd-Frank Act requirements will apply to cross-border swap activities (Guidance). In...more
I was in court last week and the judge appointed a corporation as the receiver in a case....more
The Act of July 9, 2013, No. 52 (H.B. 465) and Senate Bill 591 will make substantial changes to Pennsylvania taxes if finally enacted. The bills were part of the budget process. S.B. 591 has passed the House and Senate and...more
Despite the lack of fireworks and fanfare, July 1, 2013, ushered in new changes to the Uniform Commercial Code that are important to bankers, lenders and legal practitioners. The revisions to UCC Article 9 (“Article 9”)...more
Section 25019 of the Corporations Code defines “security” broadly by listing a broad range of items that is substantially, but not exactly, the same found in Section 2(a)(1) of the Securities Act of 1933. See “Security”...more
Sedgwick’s Offshore Professional Risks practice offers a unique and global perspective on professional risk. As the only law firm in the world with offices in the key insurance jurisdictions of Bermuda, London and the U.S.,...more
As an ERISA attorney with a national practice of plan sponsor and retirement plan provider clients around the country (cheap plug here), I hear many excuses as to why plan sponsors don’t want to take a look at their...more
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