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Corporate Criminal Conviction as Corporate Death Sentence? Court Says Companies Can Be Fined into Bankruptcy for Workplace...

On September 4, 2013, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released its decision in the sentence appeal in R. v. Metron Construction Corporation (“Metron”). Government prosecutors had appealed against the C$200,000 fine Metron...more

An Identifiable Risk to Collateral Property That Is Used In The Marijuana Business

The legalization under state law of the marijuana business in Colorado through Amendment 20 (medical marijuana) and Amendment 64 (recreational marijuana) (Amendment 20 and Amendment 64 shall be referred to collectively as the...more

Avoiding “Responsible Person” Liability For Payroll and Sales Taxes

One benefit of conducting business through a corporation, limited liability company or other limited liability entity is the “shield” from personal liability that these entities generally afford stockholders, directors and...more

Celebrity Poker Games Played Out in Front of the IRS

The recent stories about certain celebrities who won or lost large sums in Hollywood big games raised some interesting issues. In one story a trustee in bankruptcy has brought “claw back” actions against players who won very...more

Litigation and Securities Advisory: Litigation Triggered by Madoff Collapse

This is our second update regarding the collapse of securities firm Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (“BMIS”) and the associated fraud scheme to which its founder, Bernard Madoff, admitted in December. The...more

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