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  • Harry Johnson at ABA

    By: Harry S. Johnson

    This photograph was taken 8/5 at the ABA meeting in San Francisco.  Pictured, from left to right, are Karol Corbin Walker, Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, and a former President of the New Jersey Bar; Harry S. Johnson, Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Public...

  • Our CEO Wants to Host a Candidate Fundraiser: What Are the Risks?

    By: Jeffrey P. Altman, James A. Kahl, Stacey L. Pine

    Every election year, corporations, associations, their PACs, and their leaders are asked to host or participate in fundraising events for federal candidates.   All incorporated entities –  corporations, trade associations, or advocacy organizations – are barred from making contributions (...

  • Let's Discuss Employee Probationary Periods

    By: Steven E. Bers

    Originally published in Association TRENDS, May-June 2016.

  • Form 990-Schedule B: Can states demand your confidential donor information - even if they do not need and cannot protect this information?

    By: Jeffrey P. Altman

    Originally published in Association TRENDS, May-June 2016. In the case of California, a federal judge recently ruled NO! The Court held that requiring nonprofits to file their confidential Schedule B donor information in order to register to solicit contributions unduly burdened First Amendment...

  • 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.         

  • 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...