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Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Is the West Coast the Best Coast? Should You Organize Your LLC in California or Delaware? Part 1- Voting Rights

We are often asked whether a new limited liability company (“LLC”) that will be active in California should be organized in California or Delaware. In the next several posts we will explore different topics relating to this...more

International Lawyers Network

Establishing A Business Entity In Israel

The influence of British rule immediately prior to the establishment of the State of Israel has left a lasting mark on Israeli corporate law. Even though Israel is commercially much closer to the U.S., the links to the...more

Miller Canfield

2019 School Election Update

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As we head into another election season, we thought it would be helpful to provide you with an update of the current election and campaign finance laws applicable to school district ballot proposals. The May 2019 election...more

Davis Brown Law Firm

2019 Legislative Report - Week Eight - The First Funnel

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This week was the first funnel week of the session. If at the end of this week a bill had not passed out of a committee in either chamber, that bill would no longer be eligible for debate this session and would be regarded as...more

Dentons

With Introduction of H.R.1, House Democrats Push Significant Campaign Finance, Ethics, and Voting Reforms

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The new Congress is already a noisy one on issues relating to campaign finance, voting and ethics reform, although it’s unlikely that any legislation making substantive changes will be passed into law. The incoming Democratic...more

Blank Rome LLP

Barriers to Voting Beginning to Fall in New York State

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Despite its progressive reputation, New York State has some of the most restrictive voting laws in the country. On Monday, January 14, 2019, both houses of the New York legislature made an aggressive move toward more...more

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Supreme Court Strikes Down Expatriate Voting Restrictions: No “Social Contract” Justification

On January 11, 2019, a majority of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruled in Frank v. Canada (Attorney General) (Frank) that certain provisions in the Canada Elections Act (CEA), which denied federal voting rights to...more

Downey Brand LLP

Valuation Discounts in Modern Estate Planning

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For most family business owners, the old way of discount planning has become perishable. For many years, closely-held business owners routinely heard estate planners advise them to give or sometimes sell family members’...more

Dechert LLP

SEC Proposes Changes to Regulatory Framework of Fund of Funds Arrangements and Requests Comments on Potential Changes to AFFE...

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The Securities and Exchange Commission voted on December 19, 2018 to propose Rule 12d1-4 (proposed rule) and related amendments to the regulatory framework governing funds that invest in other funds (“fund of funds”...more

Mintz Edge

CAUTION: Director Veto Rights in Financing Documents May Constitute “Disproportionate Voting”

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Section 141(d) of the Delaware General Corporations Law (DGCL) allows the certificate of incorporation (COI) of a Delaware corporation to confer upon one or more directors voting powers greater than or less than those of...more

Hogan Lovells

Russia sanctions: Remove an oligarch, return to business

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On 19 December 2018, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) submitted a notification to Congress that it plans to terminate sanctions on three major companies originally designated for...more

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

How New York Suppresses the Vote

In their New York Law Journal Government and Election Law column, Jerry H. Goldfeder and Myrna Pérez survey a variety of rulings from 2018 related to ballot access, writing that the state has restrictive laws in this area...more

Dentons

Key Regulatory Developments in Germany - December 2018

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We present you with a selection of key regulatory developments in Germany....more

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

A Call to The Bar: Fight for The National Popular Vote Initiative

In his Letter to the Editor, Jerry Goldfeder reviews a New York Law Journal article on disenfranchised voters and democracy. He also explains the National Popular Vote initiative and his opinion that the bar can make an...more

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

2019 New York City Charter Commission Testimony

In his testimony for the New York City Bar, Jerry Goldfeder advocates for what he calls the “Democracy Agenda for New York City,” which enhances voting opportunities in New York City elections. He calls on the city to not...more

Dentons

Special Tax Regime for Italian

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On March 8, 2017, the Italian Tax Authorities issued Protocol No. 47060 providing for the implementation measures with respect to the special Italian non-dom tax regime introduced by the Budget Law for 2017, aimed at...more

Hogan Lovells

Exchange control update

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The 2018 budget speech delivered by the Minister of Finance on 21 February 2018 ushered in further relaxations to exchange control, which found its beginnings in South Africa as far back as 1939 when the country was a member...more

White & Case LLP

The implementation of the 4th anti-money laundering directive in France

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Directive 2015/849/EU of 20 May 2015 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing (the "Fourth EU AML Directive") requires Member States to set up, in a...more

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Attorneys Should Turn Attention to State Legislative Races

Writing in the New York Law Journal, Jerry Goldfeder notes that state lawmakers and other state-level officials play a major role in determining voter rights. While he says that it is heartening that many attorneys...more

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley

How Can Any American Not Vote? — Getting off the couch

Get Out and Vote in 2018!! Why is it important to vote? Because it is an opportunity to change the future of the country. Voting is a privilege and a right, but, more aptly, it should be considered a duty — a...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Election Day Is Tomorrow: Know Your Voting Leave Requirements

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The November 6 midterm elections are highly charged and anticipated for myriad reasons. Navigating the statutes governing voting leave rights should be top of mind for all employers. ...more

Mintz - Employment, Labor & Benefits...

Making Your Employees’ Votes Count: Employer Obligations on Election Day

With just days to go before the 2018 midterm elections, candidates are sending out their final pleas for voters’ endorsements and employers are taking steps to ensure that their employees have the ability to voice their...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Midterm Elections Are Coming and so Are Requests for Time Off to Vote: Are You Ready?

U.S. elections are scheduled for Tuesday, November 6, 2018. In this election, all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate are up for grabs. In addition, 36 states, Guam, and...more

Dickinson Wright

Mid-Term Election Fever: Coming to a Workplace Near You

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Mid-term election fever has swept the nation. Both sides of the aisle, as well as independents and libertarians in between, have campaigned harder than ever before for your vote. Smear ads and dramatic media depictions have...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Navigating Wisconsin Voting Leave And Employer Politicking Restrictions

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The November 6 midterm elections are highly charged and anticipated for myriad reasons. Navigating the Wisconsin statutes governing employer restrictions around elections should be top of mind for all employers in the...more

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