Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Canada Implements Pre-Flight Electronic Travel Authorization, Counterpart to United States ESTA Program

The eTA system has been implemented in an effort to mirror the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (“ESTA”) that has been in place in the United States for several years. ESTA is an automated system that determines the…more
| Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Transportation

2017 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program Coming to a Close

On October 1, 2015, the US Department of State commenced accepting applications for the 2017 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV Program) makes available up to 50,000 immigrant visas…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

NLRB Broadens Its Standard For Determining Joint Employer Status

The National Labor Relations Board recently broadened its standard for determining joint employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. In Browning-Ferris Industries of California (“BFI”), the Board considered whether…more
| Labor & Employment Law

California Clarifies Investment Standards for Public Benefit and Religious Corporations

Without a lot of fanfare, the California State Legislature recently passed a bill that seeks to provide some clarity for charities as to how they are supposed to invest their assets…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Nonprofit Law, Securities Law

DOJ Sets Its Sights on Directors and Officers

Whether publicly traded or privately held, corporate boards have been put on notice – the Department of Justice (Justice or DOJ) is after you! On September 9th, DOJ issued a memo entitled: Individual Accountability for Corporate…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law

The Numbers Are In… er, Projected: Increases to the Estate, Gift, and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Exclusions

While the official numbers will not be released until later this year, the following projections are unlikely to change since they are based on the average Consumer Price Index for the 12 month period ending August 31, 2015…more
| Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Regulations Modify Basis Rules for Term Interests in CRTs

The Treasury recently issued final regulations that modify the rules for determining the basis of an income interest in a charitable remainder trust in order to curtail a perceived abuse of the general rules. To understand the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

It’s Just a Simple Will

Often times, people believe their wills (or other estate planning documents) are really simple and straight forward. In fact, this assumption is probably the primary reason that some websites generate significant business…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

New Due Dates for Certain Entity Federal Income Tax Returns

The Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 (the “Act”) was signed into law by President Obama on July 31, 2015. Under the Act, the due dates for certain federal income tax returns were…more
| Taxation

SEC Proposes Rules to Broaden Executive Compensation “Clawback” Policies Required by Dodd-Frank

In an effort to increase executive accountability and promote higher quality financial reporting, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued proposed Rule 10D-1 for comment on July 1, 2015. The SEC issued the…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Machinima Settles FTC Enforcement Action Over Xbox One Endorsements

On September 2, 2015, the FTC announced that it had settled its complaint against a California-based online entertainment network – Machinima, Inc. – for engaging in an allegedly deceptive advertising campaign to promote the…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

IRS Extends Due Date for New Basis Reporting Rules

On July 31, 2015, the laws addressing the basis of property acquired from a decedent were revised. Among other things, the new laws require an executor to provide to the IRS and to each estate beneficiary a statement identifying…more
| Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

New Law Steps Up Reporting Requirements for Executors

The laws addressing the basis of property acquired from a decedent were revised on July 31, 2015. Generally, property acquired from a decedent receives a basis equal to its fair market value at the decedent’s date of death, or…more
| Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning, Real Estate - Commercial

Is the SEC’s Home Court Advantage Coming to an End?

Defendants hauled before the Securities and Exchange Commission’s administrative judges have long-suspected that the SEC enjoys a home-court advantage. An analysis by the Wall Street Journal found that, in the last five years,…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Securities Law

GSP Refunds Clarified

While the oft-rumored Federal Register notice has yet to be seen, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) did publish information about obtaining refunds under the now reinstated Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). Information…more
| International Law & Trade
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