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Navigating Shareholder Litigation -- How to Protect Yourself in Shareholder Suits

Even the best relationships can sour, and business relationships are no exception. Indeed, the longer a business lasts and the more changes it experiences over its lifetime, the greater the possibility that mere disagreements...more

Better Safe Than Sorry

As the Eurozone crisis continues to deepen, businesses should consider taking action to protect their position from the potential effects of the continuing drop in the value of the Euro and the possibility that one or more...more

Protecting Your Assets

As the Eurozone crisis continues, businesses should consider taking action to protect themselves from the potential effects of the continuing drop in the value of the Euro and the possibility that one or more countries may...more

The Euro trade

As the Eurozone crisis continues to deepen, businesses should consider taking action to protect their position from the potential effects of the continuing drop in the value of the Euro and the possibility that one or more...more

CISX listing - A Cost Effective Way To Make AIM Shares Eligible For Individual Savings Accounts

The Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange is not designated as a "recognised stock exchange" by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Therefore shares traded on AIM cannot be held in a stocks and shares...more

UK REITs: A New Dawn

UK Real Estate Investment Trusts (UK REITs) were introduced by the Finance Act 2006 to give investors a tax-efficient way of getting exposure to commercial property. This special tax regime came into force on 1 January 2007...more

KM Triumphs at the Lex & Larry LPM Showdown

As law firms begin exploring and implementing Legal Project Management (LPM), the corporate transactional practice groups tend to be quite resistant to the application of improved process and efficiency. This article...more

Working Effectively with Your Lawyer: Don't "Outsource" the Details of Your Deal

Having an effective relationship with your lawyer involves more than just hiring an attorney who is knowledgable and competent. You must also be able to work with your lawyer in a way that gets a deal done while protecting...more

Are Law Firms Going to be Replaced By Internet Based Providers of Legal Services?

Well, chicken little, the sky may indeed be falling. No, it’s not the specter of an unlikely global economic collapse, nor the danger of a double dip recession. Rather, it’s the new potent competition from Internet based...more

Stock Purchase Agreement Commentary

The stock purchase agreement (sometimes called a share purchase agreement) is the main transaction document for a stock acquisition. It sets out what is being sold, details the sale process, and sets out the liabilities and...more

Private Equity Investment in Law Firms: While Busy Planning for the Royal Wedding Our UK Colleagues Seem to Already be Counting...

Our cousins across the pond are in a bit of a dither, engaging in anxious planning and preparation. No, I’m not referring to the nuptials planned by the royal family for Prince William and Kate Middleton. I refer to planning...more

News from Ellyn Law LLP Business Litigation & Arbitration Lawyers

An update of news from Ellyn Law LLP, a business litigation and arbitration boutique in Toronto, Canada and a member of the International Network of Boutique Law Firms. Among the news posts are the addition of a new...more

PPSA Financing Statements

The PPSA affects a wide range of persons and transactions including sales on credit, leases of goods, equipment and livestock for a term of more than one year, and secured loans. The credit provider needs to be aware of the...more

FINRA – Overseer of the USA Securities Industry – A Fantastic Free Online Resource for “Joe/Sue Investor”

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is defined as a private corporation that acts as a self-regulatory organization (SRO). FINRA is the successor to the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) and is...more

Are We Ready to Have Law Firms Publicly Owned and Shares in Law Firms Publicly Traded?

As the United Kingdom marches towards the date upon which law firms may be owned by non-lawyers and the date upon which law firms may actually be publicly traded, the time has come to more seriously consider the viability of...more

Arizona Business Partnerships

Arizona Business Partnerships The Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth are prepared to help with all business-related matters, no matter what form your business takes. We will help you decide whether a partnership is the...more

Using Accounting Experts: Four Tactics to Obtain Full Value

Corporate and securities attorneys can reduce overall litigation costs and enhance the value of working with an accounting expert by using four simple techniques outlined in this article. ...more

The Failure of Crowds

Allen Stanford's Ponzi scheme is a stark reminder of our collective inability to discern wisdom from crowd behavior, especially in financial decisions....more

The Case For Flat Fees For Defense in Securities Arbitration

Flat fees can used in litigation defense. This article examines the use of flat fees for the defense of securities arbitration claims,which results in a benefit to the client and the law firm....more

Lawyer's Weekly: Effectively manage your practice online by leveraging technology

A case study of how the Law Offices of Place & Hanley, LLC, leverages technology to effectively manage their cases in securities and commodities litigation, family law, wills and trusts....more

Why Busines People Get Frustrated With Lawyers

Why do business people get frustrated with lawyers? Because lawyers often do not understand their business strategy and management issues. As a result, corporate and intellectual property lawyers are unable to integrated...more

How to Use Graphics in Your Openings and Closings

Graphics can help deliver more effective opening statements and closing arguments by easing the introduction of complex information and allowing attorneys to take a more teacherly role with jurors. Graphics can also help...more

Attorney-Client Privilege and Internal Investigations

Two cases illustrate some of the problems with the use of outside counsel for internal investigations. The possibility that a conflict of interest could arise when an attorney or law firm simultaneously represents an...more

Web 2.0 - Leveraging New Media to Maximize Your Securities & Compliance Practice

Bruce Carton and Doug Cornelius broadcast a webcast that looked at the numerous ways that securities and compliance counsel and professionals can now use web 2.0 to promote, market, and network themselves, their practices and...more

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