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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed “Tax-Free NY,” a plan that would create tax-free status for new businesses on the State University of New York’s 64 campuses and the nearly 200,000 square feet around their...more
The IRS announced it is nearing completion of a five year long compliance project involving tax-exempt colleges and universities. The project, which began with questionnaires to 400 randomly-selected institutions, focused on...more
In a recent decision, the Public Access Counselor (PAC) ruled that Western Illinois University Board of Trustees violated the Open Meetings Act (OMA) when it voted to terminate a faculty member in closed session. According to...more
In the last two weeks, both the IRS and Congressional officials announced major milestones in the increasing regulatory focus on colleges and universities.
First, the IRS emphasized misreported taxable income and...more
In November 2012, Proposition 39 was approved by the voters of California. Prior to Proposition 39, corporations were given two options to calculate their state tax liability under California law. Proposition 39 eliminated...more
On January 10, 2013, Governor Patrick signed “An Act Relative to Background Checks”
(H.4307) into law. This law implements a wide reaching requirement for mandatory state and national fingerprint-based criminal background...more
We try to alert our clients when we begin to see a trend developing. One trend our benefits attorneys have been addressing for private school clients is the fact that their third-party plan auditors have found that schools...more
The Second District Appellate Court recently upheld the Department of Revenue’s denial of a property tax exemption for the Village at Victory Lakes in Lindenhurst, Illinois, which is a continuing care retirement community...more
This article addresses the purpose of social media policies for employers in California and provdes tips and recommendations for how to formulate an effective policy for their employees....more
Originally published in The National Law Journal - September 10, 2012.
Penn State’s missteps offer four important lessons for any organization that finds itself involved in a criminal investigation.
Articles of Incorporation Sample...more
Kanzlei Life - Das Magazin für Anwälte & Notare in Deutschland, Erstausgabe 01/2012
News, Facts, und Kanzleimarketing für & aus dem lebendigen Kanzleialltag in Deutschland
MEHR INFORMATIONEN IM KATALOG DER DEUTSCHEN...more
From consumer to clients - about the role of the Internet in search of Lawyers
Summary / Snippet, and detailed description:
In today's time, firms must understand as a service company and the lawyers themselves as...more
Companion bills were introduced in Congress on April 25th of this year with little fanfare (particularly in comparison to the Leahy-Smith American Invents Act) but they have the potential to provide significant funding for...more
The law firm of Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan LLP, in its capacity as Special Investigative Counsel for the Board of Trustees of The Pennsylvania State University, recently issued its report (the “Freeh Report”) on Penn State’s...more
Mike Koehler, J.D., Assistant Professor of Business Law at Butler University, discusses the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Mr. Koehler believes the FCPA needs to receive non-binding Department of Justice guidance....more
Several new board of education members will begin their duties on July 1, 2012. Many of these duties are outlined in West Virginia Code § 18-5-13. These new board members will undergo new board member orientation and might...more
In its recent decision in Federal Ins. Co. v. Sandusky, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76880 (M.D. Pa. June 4, 2012), the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania had occasion to consider whether a D&O...more
A recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision has rekindled the issue of what constitutes a "purely public charity" for real estate tax exemption purposes in Pennsylvania. The decision may lead to a renewed interest of school...more
Since 2010, when the Illinois Supreme Court upheld the revocation of a property tax exemption for a hospital on the grounds that an insufficient amount of charitable medical care was being provided, we have been monitoring...more
On March 16, 2012, EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum joined The Proactive Employer Podcast to share information about the Agency's outreach and education programs aimed at assisting the employer community with EEO...more
It’s almost inconceivable that the deans of our country’s leading law schools would ever think their “public enemy #1” would be their own alumni base. But thanks to a recent wave of lawsuits filed by...more
In today’s corporate environment few are invincible. Even founders get fired. Founders are the men and women who follow their dreams, build companies from the ground up, often forgoing paychecks for months or years on end....more
In a January 2011 article we addressed the changes to the gift and estate tax provisions contained in the Tax Relief Act. In this article, we cover some of the new law’s personal income tax planning opportunities....more
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