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One U.S. Bank Plaza
St. Louis, Missouri 63101-1611, United States
Phone: 314-552-6000
Fax: 314-552-7000
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  • California
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

The rising sun of HEA reauthorization

Behind the scenes of the turmoil in Washington this year, congressional staff have been hard at work on the next iteration of the Higher Education Act. At long last, the curtain-raising for HEA reauthorization is expected within…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics

The hidden exposure of tenant estoppels and SNDAs

You have signed a lease as a tenant. The negotiations were long and convoluted, but the lease has been signed and the space has been built-out. You have moved your company into the space, paid the security deposit, and are…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

OCC’s call for study of separation of banking and commerce: revisited topic with a new twist

According to Acting Comptroller of the Currency Ken Noreika, the time is right to reconsider the U.S. policy of limiting the ability of banking and commercial businesses to mix together…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Serving as a trustee: What is the job description?

You may have had conversations with family members about whether you would be willing to serve as a trustee of a trust for the children of a family member, particularly in the event that both parents should die while the…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Will big beverage, Canadian legislation tilt U.S. closer to federal legalization?

On Oct. 30, 2017, Constellation Brands, a global Fortune 500 producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits, announced a collaboration with Canopy Growth, a provider of medical cannabis products. The collaboration is intended…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

The USDA’s bioengineered food disclosure standard: Where are we now?

More than halfway through the two-year period Congress gave the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop a disclosure standard and labeling procedures for bioengineered foods, the affected industries are still left with more…more
 /  Administrative Law, Agriculture, Science, Computers, & Technology

Clinical trials Part II: Privacy, cybersecurity risks, and managing ePHI

The ongoing digitization of the drug and medical device industries continues, and, as a result, new considerations have come to the forefront for companies engaged in clinical trials. In Part 1 of this series, we described a new…more
 /  Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Amendments to Chapter 12 make it easier for a family farmer to reorganize

In a rare bipartisan moment, Congress overwhelmingly passed and the President signed into law on October 25 the Family Farmer Bankruptcy Clarification Act of 2017. This legislation makes it easier for family farmers to…more
 /  Agriculture, Bankruptcy, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

[Webinar] PURPA Policies Then and Now: The Latest Developments for Electric Utilities - November 14th, 12:00pm CT

The Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (“PURPA”) was enacted in response to the 1970s-era energy crises to promote greater reliance on domestic, renewable energy sources by creating mandatory, “must purchase” rules…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

How consumers ‘sweepstakes’ today: There’s an app for that

If you’re reading this, you probably know that many people consider entering sweepstakes and contests a hobby. These individuals are often referred to as “Sweepers” and what they do is called “sweepstaking.” Sweepers enter…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law

It’s no joke: Some copyrights are thin weaklings

A copyright is an intangible property right. I sometimes suggest thinking of a copyright as a cloud hanging over its creator even when the underlying tangible work is somewhere else. But if copyrights are intangible, how can…more
 /  Intellectual Property

FTC: Even implied messages need explicit disclosures

On the Internet, it’s not just what you say, but also what you imply. Social media comments, video and image posts, and even tags and “likes,” can carry implied messages, which may create legal liability…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law

Clinical trials Part I: The upcoming clinical trials reporting rule

In 2007, Congress passed the “Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007,” the purpose of which was, in part, to update the FDA’s rules surrounding clinical trials. The FDA took nearly a decade to review the law, seek…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

What you should know about estate and gift tax 2018 inflation adjustments

The IRS has announced the 2018 inflation adjustments for many tax provisions, including exemptions for estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes and the annual exclusion amount for gifts. The 2018 estate and gift…more
 /  Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Bipartisan bills bolster cybersecurity protections for small business

Cybersecurity is not just a concern for very large companies but instead should be on the radar of all companies. While the breaches experienced by Target, The Home Depot, or even Equifax may garner much of the press, small…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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