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Is Interest Paid in a Divorce Buyout Deductible?

In my last article, I discussed this topic: If the divorce-related buyout of the Departing Spouse’s interest in a company will be paid in installments, what terms should the Departing Spouse request (and the Remaining Spouse…more
| Family Law

Employment Law Reporter – November 2014: The Impact of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

Has the Supreme Court “ventured into a minefield,” by its “decision of startling breadth,” as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote in her dissent to Burwell v. Hobby Lobby? In Hobby Lobby, the Court held that the contraceptive…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Insurance

Lenders Beware - A Technical Violation of the One Form of Action Found to Bar Lender’s Recovery (The First California Bank v. McDonald Decision)

In a very recent decision, First California Bank v. McDonald, 2014 WL 5408418 (Cal. App.) (October 24, 2014), a California appellate court has determined that a lender’s consent from only one of its two borrowers to the…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

New Reporting Requirements under IRS Sections 6055 and 6056

Under a new IRS reporting statute, larger employers will be required to file reports annually with the IRS and provide statements annually to employees regarding health insurance coverage they offered to employees in the…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

Installment Terms for the Business Buyout in a Divorce

For many divorcing couples, a closely-held business is the most valuable marital asset. In most cases, it is likely that only one spouse will remain with the business, raising this key issue: How can the interest of the…more
| Family Law

Is Your Business Too Small To Worry About A Data Breach?

No, not likely. In fact, even “mom and pop stores” have incurred hefty civil penalties for failing to notify consumers and/or regulators of a data breach…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

IRS Issues 2015 HSA Contribution Limits

Each year, the IRS issues contribution limits for Health Savings Accounts for the upcoming year. The 2015 contribution limits are outlined below…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

Titles Matter for Books, Not for Employers (or, How to be Jointly Liable as an Employer Even if You’d Rather Not Be)

Rarely does a court articulate a legal position so clearly that it can’t be stated any plainer. Such is the case in Castaneda v. The Ensign Group, Inc.: “A corporation with no employees owns a corporation with employees…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Bankruptcy Bleak House—The Limited Ability of Bankruptcy Courts to Enter Final Judgments

In Stern V. Marshall, ____ U.S ___, 131 S. Ct. 2594 (2011), the Supreme Court held that bankruptcy courts cannot issue final judgments on state law counterclaims even though they are “core proceeding”. Stern V. Marshall is the…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Business Torts, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

California Amends Data Breach Law

California—the first State in the Union to pass a mandatory data breach notification statute—recently amended Cal. Civil Code section 1798.82 to attempt to clarify many disclosure and notification procedures to be undertaken in…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Dispute Resolution Boards as an Alternative to Arbitration

Disputes are inevitable in the construction context where numerous professionals are engaged in the development of highly complex building projects, often over several years, with many of these sophisticated parties represented…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Construction Law

Stipulation Waiving the Final Accounting—Is it a Good Idea?

QUESTION: I have concluded my work as a receiver in a case, and the parties have requested that I enter into a stipulation with them waiving my final account and report discharging me as a receiver so they can avoid the cost and…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Are You Properly Reimbursing Your Employees?

When an employee drives to a client’s office to close the sale, employers know they must reimburse the employee for that mileage. When an employee flies to a work-related convention to work a booth, employers know they…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Is there a Statute of Limitations on the Term of a Lease a Receiver can Execute?

QUESTION: I am a receiver for a shopping center. I want to enter into a five year lease for one of the stores. Is there a statute or rule that limits the term of leases a receiver can execute?…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

The NLRB Does It Again!

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently ratified all the decisions made by the NLRB, including those made in administrative and personnel matters, during the period of time when it did not have a proper quorum. This…more
| Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law
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