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Proposed Regs May Limit US Estate Plan

On August 2, 2016, the US Treasury issued long-awaited pro- posed regulations under Code section 2704 that make comprehensive and very significant changes to the valuation of interests in many family-controlled entities for US…more
| Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

A Silver Lining for Software Patents

Software patents play an important role in commercializing innovation in our increasingly digital world. The software inventions that scientists, developers, and engineers create are valuable and deserve protection. But since…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Employee Benefits Developments - September 2016

Final IRS Regulations Eliminate Requirement to File 83(b) Election with Tax Return - Under Section 83(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”), if property is transferred in connection with the performance of services,…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

2016 New York Tax Update: Highlights and Lowlights

There wasn’t much in the way of substantive New York tax changes in the 2017 budget bill that Governor Andrew Cuomo signed in April. Or at least wasn’t much in the way of changes that affect the day-to-day practices of the…more
| Nonprofit Law, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

US Citizenship Renunciation Procedures in Canada

The US constitution protects a US citizen from automatic loss of citizenship. Expatriation can only occur through the voluntary, intentional commission of an expatriating act that is stipulated by statute. A person who committed…more
| International Law & Trade, Taxation

Thinking About Renouncing Your U.S. Citizenship?

If you are U.S. citizen residing in Canada who is considering renouncing U.S. citizenship, in all likelihood you will have to wait well into calendar year 2017 to be given the opportunity to do so. In 2015, a record 4,279…more
| Immigration Law, Taxation

Employee Benefits Developments - August 2016

The Employee Benefits practice group is pleased to present the Benefits Developments Newsletter for the month of August, 2016…more
| Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

September 6, 2016 Deadline: New IRS Notice Requirement for 501(c)(4) Organizations

Nonprofit entities that intend to operate as 501(c)(4) organizations, such as social welfare organizations, are subject to a new notice requirement with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a result of the Protecting Americans…more
| Nonprofit Law, Taxation

Proposed Regulations May Substantially Reduce the Availability of Valuation Discounts for Interfamily Transfers of Business Interests

On August 2, 2016, the Treasury Department published Proposed Regulations to Chapter 14 of the Internal Revenue Code which, if adopted, may substantially reduce the availability of valuation discounts for inter-family transfers…more
| Business Organizations, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Penalties for OSHA Non-Compliance Just Got Stiffer

On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Improvements Act of 2015. The Act requires numerous federal enforcement agencies, including OSHA, to substantially increase…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Employee Benefits Developments - July 2016

Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code (“Section 409A”) generally provides that, if a plan providing for deferred compensation fails to comply with Section 409A, either in form or in operation, then all amounts deferred under…more
| Civil Rights, Finance & Banking, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Relief in Sight for New York Nonprofits with Prospect of Additional Amendments to the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013

On June 16, 2016, the New York Legislature passed A10365-B approving further changes to the Nonprofit Revitalization Act (the “Revitalization Act” or “Act”), including major changes to the rules on independent directors and…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Nonprofit Law

Packing Your Patent Application for Europe: Avoiding Problems Under European Patent Law

Planning an extended European vacation for your patent application? A lengthy stay in Munich with possible outings to The Hague, Berlin, Vienna, or Brussels? While your patent application won’t be strolling through the…more
| Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Proposed SEC Rules Modernize Mining Disclosures Using Canadian Rules as the Gold Standard

On June 16, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proposed a set of comprehensive mining disclosure rules with the stated intent of “aligning such rules with current industry and global regulatory practices and…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Employee Benefits Developments - June 2016

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final regulations describing how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to employer wellness programs. …more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law
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