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  • A "Smart" Version of the Form I-9 is on the Horizon

    By: Tiffany M. Releford

    Originally published in Association TRENDS magazine, June 2016. All employers are required to complete a Form I-9 for newly hired employees to verify the employee’s identity and eligibility to work in the United States.  Failure to complete the Form I-9 can result in severe penalties against...

  • Act Now on Privacy and Cybersecurity Issues!

    By: Jefferson C. Glassie

    Originally published in Association TRENDS magazine, June 2016.

  • Band 1 Ranking for Private Wealth Law Practice

    By: Edwin G. Fee, Jr.

    Whiteford, Taylor & Preston’s Private Wealth Law practice is newly ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Partners in its 2016 High Net Worth Guide, released on June 24. According to one local lawyer, quoted anonymously in Chambers’ profile of the firm, “If I was a high net worth individual I would be...

  • “Driving Into the Details” Dealing with Selling Equity of a Dental Practice to a Dental Employee

    By: Philip M. Bogart

    Phil Bogart was featured in the June 2016 Edition of DentalTown, "Driving Into the Details". Click here to view the full article.  This article appeared in DentalTown Magazine and is reprinted with permission of the publisher.         

  • Supporting Candidates, Growing Your PAC & Increasing the Effectiveness of Your Government Affairs Program

    By: James A. Kahl

    Topics Include:  Political Contributions Using & Growing Your PAC Role of Association Members Lobbying & Gift Risks Compliance & Strategic Takeaways

  • Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Signed into Law, May 11, 2016

    By: Peter J. Davis, Frank S. Jones, Jr., S. Keith Moulsdale, Gregory M. Stone, Steven E. Tiller

    On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) creating a cause of action under federal law for trade secret misappropriation which previously had been governed by state common law and each state’s adoption of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act.   The law...

  • New California Franchise Law Provides More Rights to Franchisees, More Burdens to Franchisors

    By: David L. Cahn, Jordan M. Halle

    Effective for franchise agreements entered into or renewed this year, new amendments to the California Franchise Relations Act impose significant restrictions on franchisor’s termination or refusal to renew franchise agreements, increase franchisor’s post-termination obligations, and bolster...

  • Sample Letter To Patients Following The Sale Of A Dental Practice

    By: Philip M. Bogart

    Practice goodwill is the most important asset of any dental office. Although goodwill is an intangible asset, it carries the most weight when buying a practice. So, when planning a transition, the most important element is the manner in which the patients (or the referral sources) will be...

  • So You Want to Use Your New iPad for Association Business? Implications of Technology for Community Associations

    By: Steven F. Dunn

    By:  Steven F. Dunn, Esq. Takeaway: The use of technology by community associations is a great way to efficiently manage association business and records; however, there are recommended practices that should be followed in order to minimize liability exposure.

  • Sex Offenders in Your Community - Facing the Facts

    By: Anthony Clark Many people move into Community Associations throughout the area due to the many added benefits an Association offers including a more “secure” neighborhood. However, there is a hidden reality that many residents of an Association may be surprised to confront – a sex offender...