LeClairRyan

Riverfront Plaza, East Tower 951 East Byrd Street, Eighth Floor
Richmond, VA 23219, United States

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FINRA Issues Regulatory and Examination Priorities for 2015

On January 6, 2015, FINRA set forth its regulatory and examination priorities (the “Priorities Letter”) for 2015, providing insight into FINRA’s concerns about the operation of the securities industry and markets. The Priorities…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Some Multi-Unit Franchisees are Public Companies

While most of the private equity and public offering activity of franchise companies focuses on franchise brands and systems, every now and then a large, multi-unit franchisee will go public or seek private equity financing…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Franchise Law, Securities Law

How Failures at the Beginning Can Doom a Project

We’ve been discussing project management in a law firm environment, and we’re past the very beginning and on to the granular steps to taking a project off the drawing board and into practice.  It is simply impossible to…more
| Law Practice Products & Services

Voluntary Corporate Dissolution in Virginia: An Alternative to Bankruptcy

When financially-distressed small businesses decide to close their doors, less than one-fifth file a voluntary petition in bankruptcy to wind up operations and liquidate. Although legal commentary focuses on bankruptcy as the…more
| Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

Franchisor IPOs Were Strong in 2014

While private equity activity continued in strength in 2014, franchisors also launched initial public offerings (IPOs) in the last year. Recent IPOs of franchise companies include the following: ?Habit Restaurants Inc. –…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law, Securities Law

An Undesirable Consequence

An effort by Richard Griffin, the General Counsel (GC) of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), to raise wages and otherwise benefit franchise employees may have an unexpected and undesirable consequence: a threat to…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Franchise Law

In Defense of Nursing Homes

I read with great concern The Roanoke Times’ Dec. 7 article by Laurence Hammack (“Nursing home’s trouble lingers”) about nursing homes and found it incomplete, at best, and misleading…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health

Turning Your Rooftop Into Profitable GLA

Commercial property owners tend to be diligent in their efforts to maximize leasing revenue. And yet there is a novel way to bolster GLA that relatively few landlords have fully explored—namely, leasing rooftops to utilities for…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Commercial

SBA Requests Comments on Franchise Loan Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is requesting comments from the public on all aspects of its franchise lending program. The SBA issued its notice and request for comment December 8, 2014…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Franchise Law

Temperatures Rise in Mann Libel Suit

It has been a few months since I wrote about Michael Mann’s libel suit against National Review, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and two contributors. During that time, the parties have been very busy in both the Superior…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury, Business Torts

Project Management — The Beginning

Starting off the Project Management (“PM”) series, it makes sense to start at the beginning. I have jumped in at all levels of what purported to be managed projects, from inception to nearing completion…more
| Law Practice Products & Services

Private Equity Was Active in Franchising in 2014

In the last year, private equity continued to play an important role in franchising. Private equity offers a franchisor with a growing franchise system a promising pathway to rapid growth. An investment group can assist a…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Franchise Law

ACA Liabilities: Workplace Wellness Programs in Crosshairs of EEOC

Employers implementing new voluntary workplace wellness programs that are otherwise compliant with regulations under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are nevertheless finding themselves in the crosshairs of the Equal Employment…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

New California Labor Code Mandates Shared Legal Responsibilities

Does your company use workers provided by another entity, such as a staffing agency? If so, your company will soon have direct responsibility if the provider fails to properly pay wages or carry proper workers’ compensation…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Comunity Banking Legal Alert

In This Issue: - Banks May Need to Take a Second Look at “Free” Checking Account Promotions - Is Apple Pay in Your Future - Marketing Agreements for Mortgage Services Require Care - Financial…more
| Finance & Banking, Privacy, Real Estate - Residential
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