From a Maine nonprofit group's leak of confidential data in February, to the May 9 discovery that a worldwide gang of criminals stole $45 million by hacking into a database of prepaid debit cards, information security problems…more
On May 7, 2013, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the National Labor Relations Board’s poster rule was unenforceable. The NLRB rule required employers to display a poster with information related to employees’ right…more
In two previous LEED tips, Part 1 and Part 2, we explored how taking steps that result in LEED certification may yield little if any improvement in energy efficiency. Another efficiency-neutral LEED concern is clean on-site…more
What’s in the pipes? Is it sewer, stormwater, or both? Which customers pay for upgrades and administration costs?…more
We are pleased to present the 27th edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we highlight stories that will have an impact on business, commerce and litigation, including the…more
As chairman of the Construction Law Practice Group at Bernstein Shur in Portland, Michael Bosse leads a team of five lawyers specializing in issues that affect construction companies. Contractors, subcontractors, suppliers,…more
Net operating income ÷ building capital cost = capitalization rate -
If you bought a building in 2007 for $450,000 that produces $36,000 in net operating income, your cap rate is 8 percent. If you think of the cap rate…more
Law360, New York (December 03, 2012, 7:05 PM ET) -- An American Bankruptcy Institute commission designed to take stock of the state of Chapter 11 anticipates that any changes to the Bankruptcy Code would likely focus on the…more
In This Presentation, Ned Sackman, an attorney and member of Bernstein Shur’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, explores ways companies can secure intellectual property using the following tools:
A Missouri court last week handed a legal defeat to a local escrow firm that sued its financial institution to recover $440,000 stolen in a 2009 cyberheist. The court ruled that the company assumed greater responsibility for the…more
Rent payments may be tied to a fit-up completion date, such as the tenant’s opening or receipt of an architect’s certificate. Once the fit-up work is complete and the tenant is paying rent, what happens if the landlord receives…more
If Doug Newman of Richmond-based Newman Concrete wants a full staff next year, he may have to shoulder some additional costs, or pay a penalty.
Newman’s family-run company pours concrete at job sites around Maine, and…more
A single casualty loss can affect both the tenant’s commercial space and the landlord’s structure. When that happens, a surprise cost can effectively reduce tenant’s insurance proceeds. The landlord may pass along its high…more
We are pleased to present the 26th edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we highlight a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision favoring the emerging gray market, arbitration of…more
This Bangor Daily News article features Bernstein Shur Attorney Kat Joyce.
AUGUSTA, Maine—A 14-turbine wind project proposed for Passadumkeag Mountain won new life Thursday when the Board of Environmental Protection…more
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