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You Might Have A Problem With Your 401(k) Plan When….

There are many situations in life when you clearly have a problem such as leaving the stove on when you leave home, or when the next-door neighbor leased the house to a rock band looking for a place to practice. When it comes...more

Why 401(k) Plan Providers Should Push Automatic Enrollment

We have a retirement crisis in this country thanks to a Social Security program that has too many retirees to pay to, and the death of the pension plan in the private sector. The fact is that while 401(k) plans are an...more

Neglecting The Plan That Will Get 401(k) Sponsors Living on The Edge

When you don’t take care of your teeth, they end up rotting. When you don’t take care of your car, it stops running. When you don’t take care of your finances, you end up going broke. So it’s amazing how many 401(k) plan...more

Lies that 401(k) Plan Providers May Tell You

I’m a huge fan of Fleetwood Mac (the Stevie Nicks-Lindsey Buckingham years) and was able to see them twice on their last tour. One of my favorite songs of theirs is Little Lies. Christine McVie, who never gets the credit she...more

The Future Is Now For 401(k) Plan Sponsors

When I was the head ERISA attorney at a New York based third party administrator (TPA), I left because I saw the future of the retirement plan business and I didn’t think this TPA was a part of it. I had issues with...more

ERISA Fiduciaries: What The Numbers Really Mean

In the Golden Age of Boxing, there was one world champion. Whether it was Joe Louis or Rocky Marciano as the heavyweight kingpin or Sugar Ray Robinson as middleweight crown holder, you knew who was champion. There was one...more

How a Retirement Plan Sponsor Can Avoid Being a Patsy

I always say that you should never be a spectator in your own life; you need to be an active participant in shaping your own life. Too often, a retirement plan sponsor acts like a spectator when the plan sponsor neglects...more

Stuff That Plan Providers Never Tell Plan Sponsors

I have a college degree and two law degrees (I’m not bragging), so I actually have three alma maters. I attended Stony Brook University, American University Washington College of Law, and Boston University. Out of the three,...more

What A Retirement Plan Financial Advisor Needs And Where To Get It

A checklist is an informational aid that is used to reduce failure by compensating for the lack of memory and attention of people. It also helps to ensure consistency and completeness in carrying out a task. I’ve learned the...more

A Plan Sponsor’s Guide To Picking Retirement Plan Providers

Since I was about nine and saw it on HBO, one of my favorite movies has been Caddyshack. I loved Caddyshack years before I even liked golf and years before I was mature enough to get all the jokes. One of my favorite scenes...more

The Bad Bet of Offering Self Directed Brokerage Accounts in 401(k) Plans

I love Las Vegas and I hate to gamble, which explains why I haven’t been to Atlantic City since 1995. I love the sights, sounds, the entertainment, the food, and everything but the gambling. I hate gambling because I don’t...more

MacEwen: Weil Gotshal Layoffs Start of Wave  [Video]

June 27 (Bloomberg Law) -- Weil, Gotshal & Manges' announcement this week it is firing 60 associates and 110 support staffers, and cutting the pay of about 30 partners, is the start of a wave of such downsizings, according to...more

Deloitte: Turnarounds and Democracy Don't Mix  [Video]

April 26 (Bloomberg Law) -- William Snyder, co-head of the corporate restructuring group at Deloitte, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about a new survey his group conducted on executive management during corporate...more

Zimmermann: Up to 20% of AmLaw 200 "Badly Weakened"  [Video]

April 25 (Bloomberg Law) -- A substantial percentage of the nation's largest law firms enter the sixth year of the Great Recession "badly weakened," and more firms are expected to fail, according to law firm consultant Kent...more

Retirement Plan Sponsors Have More to Fear Than Fear Itself

In his inaugural address in 1933 amidst the Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt said that the only thing we had to fear was “fear itself”. 1933 predates ERISA by 40+ years, so FDR clearly didn’t understand the dilemmas of...more

Do Expert Witness Fees Impact Access? High Court Considers

We all know the cost of retaining an expert can be pricey. But does the price tag affect vindication of individual rights under a federal statue and impact court access? Should the cost of expert witness fees play a role...more

Consultant: Law Firm Revenues & Profits Dropping, Layoffs Ahead [Video]

Sept. 5 (Bloomberg Law) -- Kent Zimmermann, consultant to law firms for the Zeughauser Group, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the prospects for the legal services industry in 2013. Kent says that law firms have...more

Retirement Plan LegalEase

Most plan sponsors thought they couldn't afford an ERISA/ retirement plan attorney until now. Introducing Retirement Plan LegalEase, the $1,000 Retirement Plan Legal Solution to help you minimize your fiduciary liability as a...more

Some Musings on Dewey LeBoeuf

The Bankruptcy Filing of Dewey & Leboeuf Well, it's happened again: with its May 28 bankruptcy filing (the largest for any law firm in U.S. history), Dewey & LeBoeuf has gone the way of Howrey, Thelen Reid, Heller...more

What is the Fair Market Value of a Full Service Commercial Law Firm?

Ever wonder what your law firm is worth? Here’s a shocker: Nothing, zero, zilch, nada. While law firms around the world are scrambling for cash and the folks across the pond are counting money they will never receive...more

Atlantic Electronics -v- HM Revenue & Customs

Fairness in Justice – Fighting one taxpayer by using the others taxes!.

The Chamber President, The Hon Mr. Justice Warren in the cases of HMRC –v- Atlantic Electronics held AN APPEAL BY HMRC TO disapply Rule 10 of the 2009 Rules is DISMISSED! “The right to opt out from Costs is a recognition of...more

Companies Must Retain Counsel to Answer Certain Georgia Garnishments

The Georgia Supreme Court issued a recent order regarding the unauthorized practice of law in Georgia Courts. While companies were once permitted to answer Georgia garnishments through any authorized agent, the law now...more

Asset Acquisition Checklist

If your client is contemplating an asset acquisition, there are many complex factors to consider. In an asset acquisition, the buyer only acquires the assets and liabilities it identifies and agrees to acquire and assume,...more

April 2011 – Virtual Paralegal Newsletter Magazine™

The Virtual Paralegal Newsletter Magazine™ is the industry leading information resource for virtual paralegals and assistants to stay current on the latest news, regulations, technology and new development in the virtual law...more

Law Firms: Be Prepared! There's more tunnel at the end of the tunnel. Careful Planning is Now Essential

2009 caught law firms largely by surprise, without any adequate plans in place to deal with the malaise then affecting the legal profession. 2011 now looks even more frightening for law firms. Law firms continue to confront...more

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