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
In this white paper:
- Energy Efficiency Finance Structures, New and Familiar, and Negotiating Key Agreements
- Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Applying REITs to Energy...more
In This Issue:
New York Enacts Significant Changes to Related Member Royalty Add-Back Law; Nuclear Power Plant That Produces Steam and Water to Generate Electricity Not Eligible for Investment Tax Credit; Appellate...more
This week’s Energy & Environment Update recaps the very busy past week for energy and environmental issues both on and off Capitol Hill. Senator Coons introduced the Master Limited Partnership Parity Act on Wednesday. ...more
Bird deaths, contracts cases, Lindsay Lohan, IP and more in the BLG Monthly Update for April 2013...more
In Episode 90 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on February 9, 2013, on 960 KNEW AM radio), show moderator Bill Acevedo, chair of Wendel Rosen’s sustainable business practice group, welcomes Nikhil Arora, co-founder of...more
A few years ago the president of a well-known food brand was convicted and sentenced to serve nine months in federal prison for failing to stop his plant from engaging in a practice that he knew was a violation of...more
In This Issue:
- Death and Taxes? Recent Supreme Court Arguments in Gabelli v. SEC Concerning a General Statute of Limitations for Civil Fines May Also Affect How Long the IRS Has to Assess Penalties
In Episode 88 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on January 12, 2013, on 960 KNEW AM radio), show moderator Bill Acevedo, chair of Wendel Rosen’s sustainable business practice group, welcomes John Knox, executive director...more
New Jersey to Conduct Superstorm Sandy Business Assessment
by John M. Scagnelli on December 31, 2012
Gov. Chris Christie recently announced that the state will conduct a “Superstorm Sandy Business Assessment” to help...more
The Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) recently released an important decision relating to how provincial clean up orders against corporations may be treated when that corporation enters creditor...more
Results of California’s first cap-and-trade carbon auction are in and the results are mixed.
The auction was for carbon permits that permit greenhouse gas emitting businesses the right to release carbon into the air. Each...more
Solar power panels on residential rooftops are an increasingly common sight these days. But the legal mechanics behind the development and delivery of solar power to consumers can be complex.
There are several alternative...more
A recent appellate case addressed the issue of minor problems and deficiencies in an Environmental Impact Report (“EIR”) and whether they were prejudicial errors that amounted to defects in the approval process required for a...more
A question I often am asked is “What can and should our company do when it receives an information request from EPA or an EPA inspector shows up unannounced at one of our facilities?” This is an excellent question in light...more
Fifth in a Series of Articles
Last week’s article in this series noted that there is significant support in the law of corporate governance for companies pursuing a double bottom line, i.e. pursuing profit while doing...more
The City of Los Angeles took another step towards granting exclusive franchises for commercial trash hauling within the City, franchises that would also cover large apartment complexes. Under a plan approved by two City...more
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced the release of revised “Green Guides” on October 1, 2012. The Green Guides are intended to help marketers avoid making misleading environmental claims.
The Green Guides are...more
Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of media baron Rupert Murdoch and a successful media executive in her own right, recently criticized her brother James, a top executive at News Corp., for pursuing profit at all costs.
In Episode 78 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on September 29, 2012, on 960 KNEW AM radio), show moderator Dick Lyons, co-founder of Wendel Rosen’s sustainable business practice group, welcomes Scott Potter, managing...more
The evolving patchwork of Canadian federal and provincial climate laws and programs has created material risks and opportunities for businesses operating in Canada. Understanding climate change policy and legislation is...more
In Episode 76 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on September 15, 2012, on 960 KNEW AM radio), show moderator Dick Lyons, co-founder of Wendel Rosen’s sustainable business practice group, welcomes Ben Lee, director of...more
Construction companies need experienced insurance attorneys to guide them now more than ever. That’s because the market for construction-related commercial general liability (CGL) insurance, and umbrella and excess liability...more
Draft regulations regarding toxic substances in consumer products were issued for comment by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) on July 27, 2012.
Referred to as the “Safer Consumer Product...more
What does pro football in the City of Los Angeles have to do with affordable housing?
According to a coalition of community activists, the decision to build a stadium in downtown LA for an NFL franchise “would create a...more
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