Bean, Kinney & Korman, PC

2300 Wilson Boulevard Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201, United States

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Construction & Land Use Newsletter - September 2014

In This Issue: - Water, Water, Everywhere - D.C. Office of Planning Takes a Stand Against Pop- Ups with New Zoning Text Amendment - Excerpt from Water, Water, Everywhere: Despite the lingering effects…more
| Construction Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential

Business Law Newsletter - Septermber 2014

In This Issue: - Monkeying around with Copyright Laws - Who can Own a Copyright? - Restrictions in Franchise Agreements Narrowly Construed - The Eight Corners Rule and the District of Columbia -…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Franchise Law, Insurance, Intellectual Property

Monkeying around with Copyright Laws – Who can Own a Copyright?

Over the past month, the internet has been abuzz trying to determine if the owner of the copyright to this photo belongs to the monkey or the camera owner, David Slater. During a trip to Indonesia in 2011, Slater, a…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Intellectual Property

D.C. Office of Planning Takes a Stand Against Pop-Ups With New Zoning Text Amendment

Sustained population growth in the District of Columbia in recent years has spurred a rapid wave of construction throughout the city as upscale condominium projects appear to spring up almost overnight to meet growing demand for…more
| Construction Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Commercial

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
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Water, Water, Everywhere

Despite the lingering effects of the Great Recession on real estate, residential infill development is a popular model in Northern Virginia for the residential developer. With infill development, a developer will typically…more
| Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential

Restrictions in Franchise Agreements Narrowly Construed

Virginia’s public policy in favor of freedom of contract is well established. It may be most conspicuously evidenced by the Supreme Court of Virginia’s increasingly narrow construction of post-contract employment restrictions…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Franchise Law

Splits Are Not the Best for Business: Uncertainty after Conflicting Decisions on the Scope of Obamacare Subsidies

The recent decisions by the Fourth Circuit and the D.C. Circuit address a controversy that could have far-reaching consequences for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”). Under the ACA, states and the…more
| Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Insurance, Taxation

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
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

Wills, Trusts and Estates Newsletter - August 2014

In This Issue: - Thinking of Moving to Florida? Maybe a Little Further South is a Better Option - New Investment Thinking for Trustees? - Excerpt from New Investment Thinking for…more
| Finance & Banking, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Thinking of Moving to Florida? Maybe a Little Further South is a Better Option

In an effort to revitalize its economy, Puerto Rico has passed tax laws intending to attract investment to the island. Located two hours from Florida, the Caribbean territory of the U.S. offers several substantial tax exemptions…more
| Finance & Banking, Taxation

New Investment Thinking for Trustees?

Traditionally, trustees invest the assets within a trust to ensure the assets are preserved for when they are distributed to the beneficiaries, often when the beneficiaries reach a certain age. However, this “cautious”…more
| Finance & Banking, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Business Law Newsletter - July 2014

In This Issue: - Redskins Trademark Cancelled - Q&A with Bean, Kinney & Korman - Knowing When and Why to Maintain Your Trademarks - Tortious Interference in Virginia - Improper Methods Requirement -…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Business Torts, Intellectual Property

Tortious Interference in Virginia – Improper Methods Requirement

The U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia says a company that hired away a competitor’s employees may be liable for tortious interference. This can occur with an at-will business contract without the need to…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Business Torts

Knowing When and Why to Maintain Your Trademarks

Just like a vehicle, your trademark requires regular maintenance. To maintain a trademark, the owner must complete and submit certain filings and fees with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) at specified…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property
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