In Hedden v. Kean University, the New Jersey Appellate Division ruled that an email sent by the University’s women’s basketball coach to the school’s in-house counsel was privileged even though a copy also was sent to the…more
This is the time of year when newly separated parents have to figure out how to handle time with the kids during Christmas and winter vacation. Even if this isn’t your first Christmas as a divorced family, there are still…more
Until I got online last night I hadn’t realized that we are ten years out from the Goodridge decision. I can still remember where I was when I read it back in 2003, and it was the only time I had ever cried (I was so moved by…more
As I discussed in a prior post, the substantive law applicable to a dispute can have a tremendous impact on its outcome. But what about the procedural law of the jurisdiction where a suit is being litigated? If that jurisdiction…more
Time-honored precedent holds that “an agreement to reach an agreement is a contradiction in terms and imposes no obligation on the parties thereto.” Thus, as I discussed in a prior post, a letter of intent (LOI) will not be…more
While listening to the recent doom and gloom about the government shutdown, I was incredibly annoyed by the perception that everyone in elected office in Washington should have been forced to compromise by their own common…more
In this issue:
- Creating an Effective Corporate Strategic Venture Capital Program
- "Amazing Clients: Victor Del Regno, Producer and Director of "Till Then - A Journey Through WWII Love Letters"
With all the government kerfuffle in the news lately I have been thinking about how government programs and regulations affect family choices. Health insurance and Social Security are two of the ways the choice to remarry, or in…more
On September 18, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a new rule proposal that would, if approved, require each affected public company to disclose the ratio of the median total annual compensation among all…more
Did you know that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month? I hadn’t, although as a survivor I do know it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
I am pretty conscious of how public the Internet is and how dangerous…more
Parental alienation in the divorce process may be an unavoidable fact of life. Bad situations can make good people behave in destructive ways, and, of course, not everyone pursuing divorce is a good person…more
Nomenclature doesn’t change facts, and whether you call a set of toxic behaviors ”parental alienation” or “marginalizing a parent” doesn’t change the inherent tragedy. In a high conflict divorce case, parents can align the…more
On more than one occasion, an in-house counsel has been summoned to a strategy meeting about a potential or ongoing dispute, and when he arrives, he finds an outside accountant already seated in the conference room ready to…more
This week my very smart colleague Jen Green is back with Part 2 in her series of important tax issues that need to be considered when dividing marital property during a divorce…more
The IRS has issued a notice extending Revenue Ruling 58-66 to same-sex marriages. In Revenue Ruling 58-66, the IRS stated that a couple would be treated as married for purposes of Federal income tax filing if the couple entered…more
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