Balch & Bingham LLP

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1901 Sixth Avenue North
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Birmingham, AL 35203-4642, United States
Phone: (205) 251-8100
Fax: (205) 226-8799
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
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  • Appellate Practice
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  • D.C.
  • Florida
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100+ Attorneys

Opportunity Zones: Tax Reform’s New Economic Development Tool

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Pub. L. 115-97, referred to herein as the “Act”) provides new incentives for investing in certain low-income communities called “Opportunity Zones.” This briefing provides an overview of the new tools…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Taxation

Facebook Publishes Privacy Principles

On January 28, 2017, as part of Data Privacy Day, Facebook shared is data privacy principles for the first time. In a blog post drafted by Erin Egan, Facebook’s Chief Privacy Officer, Facebook posted these principles to help…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Alabama Supreme Court: Statute of Frauds Does Not Apply When Seller Deeds Real Property Directly to Lender in Purchase-Money Transaction

Last month, the Alabama Supreme Court bypassed the statute of frauds and held that, even though one party had clear record title, the dispute over ownership should go to trial. While the opinion purported to apply “well-settled”…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Real Estate - Residential

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Is Coming: What Does It Mean For U.S. Businesses?

With the May 25, 2018 deadline quickly approaching, many businesses are scrambling to prepare for compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and questions and conversations are heating up. Still others…more
 /  Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Where Does Your State Rank? Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Releases its FY 2017 National Do Not Call Registry Data Book

Yesterday, the FTC issued its National Do Not Call Registry Data book for Fiscal Year 2017 (October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017). The National Do Not Call Registry Data Book contains statistical data about phone numbers on…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law

FCC Passes the “Restoring Internet Freedom” Order, Repealing Net Neutrality Rules and Restoring FTC Jurisdiction Over Online Consumer Protection

Today, the FCC voted to pass the Restoring Internet Freedom order, which repeals the 2015 “net neutrality” rules and reverts back to the “light regulatory” touch the FCC previously had in place regarding internet service…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law

FTC and FCC Outline Memorandum of Understanding to Coordinate Online Consumer Protection Following Adoption of the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order

Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced their intent to coordinate which of the two agencies would coordinate online consumer protection efforts following the adoption…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

NIST Publishes Draft 2 of the Revised NIST Cybersecurity Framework for Comment by January 19, 2018

On December 5, 2017, NIST published a revised version of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (i.e., Draft 2 of Version 1.1) (“Framework”). According to NIST, Version 1.1 of the Framework refines, clarifies, and enhances Version…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Plan Your Changes Before Changing Your Plans

There’s a comically profound scene in the second “Madagascar” movie. Penguin (management) and monkey (union) committees are negotiating a labor contract. After the monkeys seem to have secured what they want, they add a…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

“Whoaaa, Nellie!” Before Submitting Form 14765 …

Entering a football stadium many years ago, your nimble correspondent encountered unarmed security contractors wearing uniforms featuring the company logo – a big, red bull’s-eye – on the front of the baseball cap and on the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

White House Announces Vulnerabilities Equities Policy and Process

On November 15, 2017, the Trump administration released the Vulnerabilities Equities Policy and Process. This documents describes the process by which U.S. agencies and departments determine whether to disclose or restrict…more
 /  Administrative Law, Government Contracting, Science, Computers, & Technology

IRS Form 14764: Response to Proposed Assessment of 2015 Employer Mandate Tax

On November 17, the IRS published the Form that Applicable Large Employers must use to respond to IRS letters regarding proposed assessment of 2015 employer mandate taxes. Form 14764 is a paper, mail-in “ESRP Response” that…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

FTC Seeks Public Comment on Sears’ Petition to Modify Order Regarding Software Tracking Application

The FTC is seeking public comment on a petition by Sear’s to reopen and modify its 2009 consent order to restrict the broad definition of “tracking application”. In 2009, the FTC issued an order settling charges that Sears…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

11th Circuit Axes Class Action Settlement; Holds Objector Should Have Been Allowed to Intervene

In Technology Training Associates, Inc. v. Buccaneers Limited Partnership, No. 17-11710 (October 26, 2017), the Eleventh Circuit axed an approved class action settlement due to plaintiffs’ counsel’s apparent “desire to grab…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

At Last, Our Employer Mandate Tax Assessment Guidance Has Come Along

Just days ago, “Questions and Answers on Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions Under the Affordable Care Act,” No. 57 read as follows: Does the IRS expect to publish more information about the employer shared…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation
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