Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

Medical Non-Competes in Rhode Island: No Clean Bill of Health

The Rhode Island Superior Court recently refused to enforce a non-compete agreement against a local physician because it was against the public interest. Medicine and Long Term Care Associates, LLC v. Khurshid, PC 2015-0458,…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Federal Crowdfunding: What Comes Next?

In our original article on this subject, “SEC Finally Adopts Federal Crowdfunding Rules: All That Glitters May Not Be Gold,” we discussed some of the highlights of the final federal crowdfunding rule (the “Regulation”) adopted…more
| Business Organizations, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Federal Crowdfunding: Practical Considerations For Interested Parties

This is the second of a series of articles on the final federal crowdfunding rule (the “Regulation”) recently adopted by the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”). As explained more fully in our original article, federal…more
| Business Organizations, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Estate Planning Pitfall - Your college-age child doesn’t have an estate plan

In addition to essentials such as clothing, toiletries, bedding and a laptop, students heading off to college in the fall also should “pack” all the necessary financial and medical documents. This brief article details important…more
| Education, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Donate art and secure a tax break

Valuable works of art may be ideal candidates for charitable donation. Generally, it’s advantageous to donate appreciated property to avoid capital gains taxes. Because the top capital gains rate for art and other “collectibles”…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Department Of Labor Announces Implementation Of Final Fiduciary Rule

On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announced the finalization of the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) rule to amend the definition of “fiduciary” in the context of providing retirement advice for 401Ks and…more
| Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Keying into your digital assets: Revise your estate plan to account for online documents

In the not-so-distant past, one likely kept copies of vital estate planning documents locked in a fire-resistant vault or file cabinet, with copies at an attorney’s office. However, in this digital age, it’s more likely that…more
| Science, Computers, & Technology, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Have you addressed elderly parents in your estate plan?

Typically, an estate plan includes accommodations for one’s spouse, children, grandchildren and even future generations. But some members of the family can be overlooked, such as parents or in-laws. This article offers a…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Insight on Estate Planning - April/May 2016

Have you addressed elderly parents in your estate plan? Typically, an estate plan includes accommodations for your spouse, children, grandchildren and even future generations. But some members of the family can be…more
| Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Broker-Dealer Liability: Are the Rules Pertaining to Providing Investment Advice to Retail Customers About to Change?

In the securities industry, broker-dealers play an important and vital role. If the current broker-dealer regulatory environment is not daunting enough already, it is about to get more complicated and costly, from a revenue and…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Securities Law

Glossary of Important Securities Regulation Terms and Definitions (Revision #2)

This Glossary is designed to provide law students taking Securities Regulation with a tool that will assist them in learning the basic language of securities law and achieve a working knowledge of the fundamental principles and…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Copyrights Don’t Last Forever—Not Even For Mickey Mouse Or “Happy Birthday”

Copyright expiration is a deadline that demands your business’ attention. Because copyrights last for decades, monitoring their expiration dates often take a back seat to more immediate business concerns. Although your…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Integration Clauses As A Backstop Against Claims Based On Fraud: Insist On The Specifics.

For any business owner, a specially-crafted integration clause can significantly limit exposure to suits brought by a dissatisfied party on the other side of the negotiating table. An integration clause (sometimes referred to as…more
| Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions

Supreme Court Order Underscores Importance of Prebriefing Statements

Prebriefing Statements, which are sometimes referred to as Rule 12A Statements, are often viewed and treated as preliminary statements of the issues that will be later briefed on appeal. A recent Rhode Island Supreme Court…more
| Civil Procedure

Are Your Trade Secrets Gone Without A Trace?

Trade secret misappropriation presents a significant concern for companies. Pilfered trade secrets can have devastating effects on a company’s business, especially when trade secrets that are central to the successful operation…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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