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March 13 (Bloomberg Law) -- Barry Ritholtz, CEO at Fusion IQ, and Tangent Capital Partners' Bob Rice talk with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the current state of the derivatives market and a recent initiative by ISDA to...more
In Bank of America v. Superior Court, ___Cal.Rptr.3d ___, 2013 WL 151153 (Cal. Ct. App. Jan. 15, 2013) the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District held that a tripartite attorney-client relationship...more
The Autumn 2012 issue of our Perspectives newsletter highlights several interesting and important issues:
• “Retain the Right Expert for Your Fire Case" is an editorial that discusses the issue of searching through the...more
Over the last few weeks I have been diligently outlining tax planning strategies for trial attorneys with contingent fee income. These strategies have ranged from structured settlement arrangements using private placement...more
In Part 5, I focus on the utility of the QSF from an investment funding perspective to illustrate how private placement life insurance can be used in a split dollar life insurance funding format in order to to create a...more
Part I of this series focused on tax reduction and deferral strategies for trial attorneys with contingent fee income using private placement variable deferred annuities in lieu of fixed annuities for structured...more
Part I of this series focusing on tax reduction and deferral strategies for trial attorneys with contingent fee income examined the use of private placement variable deferred annuities in lieu of fixed annuities for...more
Trial attorneys are extremely vulnerable to changing tax landscape which is quickly becoming hostile territory. As the Bush tax cuts are due to expire at the end of December 2012, the tax increases will further erode trial...more
Originally published in The Brief, Volume 41, Number 4, Summer 2012.
TIPS Chair Randy Aliment’s 2011–2012 theme is Disaster Preparedness and Response. The Disaster Preparedness and Response Task Force was formed in...more
Creating an estate plan involves much more than money and taxes. It's about asking the important questions so your values are passed to your family with your assets, and the assets support your family goals and don't tear...more
Originally published in Law360, New York (June 27, 2012, 2:18 PM ET)
Karen S. Lovitch is a member of the firm and practice leader of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC's health law section.
In today's competitive legal market, low ball estimates and other practices that undermine fee predictability and accuracy can erode client relationships. This article addresses the new Legal Project Management metrics and...more
Desperate people do desperate things. This basic maxim applies in spades to lawyers.
Recent press disclosures concerning high profile law firms and, in at least several instances, of seven and eight figure thefts from...more
When looking for court reporting services in Houston, Texas, an attorney has a wide range of options to consider. Do they want to hire a freelance court reporter, or will a larger litigation support firm provide the best...more
When an attorney’s caseload is packed, and they have multiple depositions in different locations on the same day, this technology literally allows a busy attorney to be in two places at the same time....more
Scott Leipzig, a Los Angeles-based litigator, describes five things to consider when you are served with a lawsuit.
1. Protect Privilege: Internal communications often become the smoking gun in a Plaintiff’s case. All too...more
The role of a court reporter is critical to the success of an attorney's case, both in terms of the accuracy of the transcript and the services they provide. Choose the wrong court reporting firm and you could end up with...more
It doesn't matter whether you are an attorney, a paralegal or legal secretary...the storage of important legal documents and the ability to access those documents in realtime is critical to your ability to efficiently serve...more
Two of the most valuable benefits of litigation support technology are the ability to increase our capabilities and make us more efficient in the time we spend completing specific tasks. An apt example of both can be found in...more
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