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Wills, Trusts and Estates Newsletter - May 2014

In This Issue: - A Contrarian View on Bypass Trusts - Getting More Out of Trusts: The Total Return Unitrust - Estate Planning for Your Eighteen Year Old: What You Need to Do Now May Surprise You -…more

Beneficiaries, Bypass Trusts, Durable Power of Attorney, Estate Planning, Estate Tax

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When’s it OK to Re-record a Deed?

To err is human. Even careful people sometimes make mistakes. When deeds contain errors, correction and re-recordation may be an acceptable remedy. But what kinds of corrections are acceptable? Who may make the corrections? And,…more

Deeds, Real Estate Market, Recording Requirements

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Social Media Accounts in Bankruptcy: Business or Personal?

A bankruptcy judge for the Southern District of Texas recently wrote a 30-page opinion – and sent a man to jail for failure to comply with it – over a modern and unlikely issue: his Facebook page…more

Chapter 11, Debtors, Facebook, Legal Perspectives, Popular

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Business Law Newsletter - November 2014

In This Issue: - Look Before You Click “Agree”: The Importance of Negotiating Your Company’s Software License Agreements - Fraud in Virginia - Common Myths about Copyright and the Internet - Excerpt from…more

Apple, Clickwrap Agreements, Copyright, Fair Use, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

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Protecting Your Brand: A Gift Not Reserved for the Holidays

As we enter the holiday season, one thing that all construction industry professionals can agree on is that brand protection is a gift whose usefulness never ceases. You understand the significance of it. Your logo may appear on…more

Advertising, Brand, Construction Industry, False Advertising, Logos

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LGBT in the Workplace: The Rundown on President Obama’s Executive Orders on “Sexual Orientation” and “Gender Identity” Discrimination

On July 21, 2014, President Obama issued an executive order that amends Executive Orders 11478 and 11246 by adding LGBT anti-discrimination protections. President Obama took this action after Congress failed to pass the…more

Employee Rights, Executive Orders, Federal Contractors, Gender Identity, LGBT

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Family Law Newsletter - May 2014

In This Issue: - Marriage, Divorce & Your Business - New Child Support Guidelines Under Virginia Code Section 20 108.2: What Do They Mean for You? - Moving Out of the Marital Home - Should You Stay or Should…more

Divorce, Marital Assets, Marriage

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New Law Limits Virginia Employers’ Access to Social Media Accounts

Effective July 1, 2015, employers in Virginia will be prohibited from requesting usernames and passwords for social media accounts of current employees or applicants. Specifically, Va. Code 40.1-28.7:5 will prohibit employers…more

Employee Privacy Rights, Passwords, Social Media Policy, User Names

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What Are the Legal Steps to Start a Construction Company in Virginia?

I am often asked, “What are the basic steps of starting a construction company?” We help with many of these steps, but we also advise clients how to do it on their own. Here are some of the basic steps…more

Business Formation, Business Licenses, Construction Industry, Contractor's License, EIN

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Business Law Newsletter - March 2015

In This Issue: - Small Businesses: Responding to and Resolving Scathing (or False) Online Reviews - DWI in Your Driveway - Excerpt from DWI in Your Driveway: Drivers in the Commonwealth be forewarned:…more

Angie's List, Anti-SLAPP, Criminal Prosecution, Drunk Driving, Google

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Development Community Comments on Recent GFA Memo

Recently, the Arlington County subcommittee for NAIOP met with Bob Duffy and members of the County staff to discuss the County’s February 9, 2015 Memo regarding policies related to GFA calculation for site plan projects in…more

Gross Floor Area (GFA), Site Plan Projects, Urban Planning & Development

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Lien Rights of Lenders and Landlords - Part II

In Part I of this blog post, we discussed the varied interests of the landlord and the tenant's lender in the tenant’s personal property located at the premises in the context of a commercial lease. Part II below will discuss…more

Landlords, Lenders, Liens, Personal Property, Tenants

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Obama Proposes Changes to Federal Tax Policy

In his State of the Union Address on January 20, the President outlined changes he would like to see made to federal tax policy. Among his proposed changes, President Obama suggested closing the stepped up basis "loophole" and…more

Barack Obama, Capital Gains, Estate Tax, Proposed Amendments, Tax Basis

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Family Law Newsletter - April 2015

In This Issue: - Divorce and Your Business, Part I: Plan B - Family Law Attorney and Counsellor at Law - Excerpt from Family Law Attorney and Counsellor at Law: In a recent custody proceeding, my co-counsel and…more

Child Custody, Closely Held Businesses, Divorce, Equitable Distribution, Marital Assets

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Family Law Newsletter - April 2015

In This Issue: - Divorce and Your Business, Part I: Plan B - Family Law Attorney and Counsellor at Law - Excerpt from Family Law Attorney and Counsellor at Law: In a recent custody proceeding, my co-counsel and…more

Child Custody, Closely Held Businesses, Divorce, Equitable Distribution, Marital Assets

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Business Law Newsletter - January 2015

In This Issue: - FirstPay Decision: IRS Bests Trustee in Local Tax Case - Privacy Policies for Mobile Apps: One Size Does Not Fit All - Trademark Fees are Decreasing - Excerpt from Trademark Fees are…more

America Invents Act, Commercial Bankruptcy, Filing Fees, IRS, Mobile Apps

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5 Estate Planning Mistakes You Should Try to Avoid

In your experience, what’s the most costly mistake people make when preparing estate plans, and what can they do to fix them? That’s the question we recently put to attorneys writing on JD Supra…more

Beneficiaries, Contract Drafting, Divorce, Estate Planning, Estate Tax

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What’s in a Name?: Properly Appealing Adverse Zoning Determinations

Recently, the Virginia Supreme Court clarified how property owners appealing adverse zoning determinations must style their case and who must be named as a party to such a proceeding…more

Adverse Action, Appeals, Board of Supervisors, Pleading Standards, Property Owners

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The Eight Corners Rule and the District of Columbia

The Eight Corners Rule is a judicially created rule in the District of Columbia. It allows an insurance carrier to determine whether to grant coverage when the insured files a complaint by analyzing only the “four corners” of…more

Commercial General Liability Policies, Duty to Defend, Insurers, Scope of Coverage

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Virginia May Soon Join Maryland in Prohibiting Employers from Asking for Social Media Passwords

Virginia appears poised to join Maryland and a handful of other states that ban employers from asking current employees and applicants for access to their social media accounts, like Facebook…more

Electronic Communications, Electronic Devices, Employee Privacy Rights, Facebook, Passwords

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Business Law Newsletter - September 2013

In This Issue: - Proactive Steps to Protect Trade Secrets - Finding a Safe Path to Following the FCC’s Newest Consumer Privacy Directives - A Tactical Approach to Defending Virginia Non-Competes - Excerpt…more

FCC, Litigation Strategies, Non-Compete Agreements, Privacy Laws, Privacy Policy

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Relaxed Variance Standards in Virginia Soon to Go Into Effect

Last year, we wrote about the difficult standards in Virginia for obtaining a zoning variance, particularly in light of the recent case Martin v. City of Alexandria, in which the Supreme Court held strictly that all statutory…more

Construction Industry, Construction Project, Pending Legislation, Variances

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