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Richmond, VA 23219, United States

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When Estate Plans and Shareholder Agreements Collide

The Virginia Supreme Court recently provided a reminder of the importance for small business owners to coordinate their estate plan with a shareholder agreement or other corporation, partnership, or limited liability company…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Sister Who Made Brother’s Mortgage Payments Not Allowed Interest Deduction

As a general rule, interest paid by individuals is not tax deductible. A principal exception to the general rule allows a deduction for “qualified residence interest,” i.e., interest with respect to indebtedness incurred in…more
| Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Another Tax Trap for the Unwary – Tax Court and the Blank Receipt

As a general rule, the fair market value of property contributed to charity is deductible in determining taxable income. However, deduction is contingent on the donor’s substantiating the fact and value of the property…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Police Departments Turning to Body-Mounted Cameras

As a regular presenter on use of force tactics to law enforcement academies, I am often asked why all law enforcement agencies have not implemented body-mounted cameras for all uniformed officers. The simple answer is that while…more
| Criminal Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

New Executive Order Prohibits Discrimination on Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity for Federal Employment, Federal Contractors, and on Federal Construction Projects

On July 21, 2014, President Obama entered yet another executive order related to employment. This latest order amends two previous executive orders, Executive Order 11478 and Executive Order 11246. With the entry of this latest…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

Dispelling Employment Myths Series – Issue 7: No Overtime for You!

Employment Myth #7: “My secretary worked 60 hours in the first week of the pay period and 20 hours in the next one, so she doesn’t get any overtime.” Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), non-exempt employees are…more
| Labor & Employment Law

For-Profit Companies Find Religion – What’s a Transactional Lawyer to Do?

Last month, the United States Supreme Court ruled in the Hobby Lobby case that closely held for-profit corporations can have “free exercise rights” as “persons” under The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (“RFRA”),…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Adoption Basics: Stepparent Adoptions

It is often said that 50% of all marriages end in divorce. Whether that statistic is true or not (some say not), I find myself helping many blended families with stepparent adoptions. Many of my cases are ones where the…more
| Family Law

IRS Releases Form 1023-EZ for Certain Nonprofit Organizations

The IRS recently issued Form 1023-EZ for use by certain nonprofit organizations applying for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3). With the IRS’ tax-exempt unit under recent political scrutiny, a nonprofit organization…more
| Taxation, Nonprofit Law

Clarification on the Statute of Limitations for Conditions of Confinement Cases

The Supreme Court of Virginia has recently addressed and clarified the application of Va. Code § 8.01-243.2, which provides: No person confined in a state or local correctional facility shall bring or have brought on his…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Personal Injury

Federal District Court Finds General Allegations of Fraud, Duress, and Overreaching Insufficient to Invalidate Contract Dispute Resolution Provisions

Dispute resolution provisions, such as forum-selection clauses, arbitration clauses, and choice-of-law clauses, are commonly included in modern business and employment contracts. A recent opinion in Zaklit v. Global Linguist…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Dispelling Employment Myths Series – Issue 5: Not Entitled to Overtime

Ever play the game telephone? It’s a game in which one person whispers something into the ear of the next person, and that person is supposed to whisper the same thing into the ear of the next person, and so on. When the group…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Ripples of Windsor: DOL Seeking to Expand the FMLA’s Definition of “Spouse”

Last June, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) as unconstitutional in United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S. 12 (2013). The Supremes ruled that section 3 of DOMA…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Family Law

Medicaid Information System Glitch Surprises Provider with $367k Retraction

Yesterday the Court of Appeals of Virginia released its opinion in LifeCare Medical Transports, Inc. v. DMAS, a case involving a retraction of over $367,000. LifeCare Medical Transports, Inc. (“LifeCare”) provides advanced life…more
| Health, Transportation

Supreme Court Holds Inherited IRAs Not Exempt from Bankruptcy Estate

The Bankruptcy Code permits an individual in bankruptcy to exempt from the bankrupt estate “retirement funds” in an individual retirement account (“IRA”) or certain other tax-advantaged vehicles. In a recent case, the U.S…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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