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Massive Numbers of Baby Boomers Retiring Unprepared

  December 16, 2011     By Parman and Easterday
There are those who hear retirement planning attorneys say that it is important to make preparations for retirement but let this advice go in one ear and out the other.

Air Traffic Controller Errors on the Rise: A Report From Your South Florida Injury Lawyer

  December 15, 2011     By Reifkind & Thompson, P.L.
According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), certain errors by air traffic controllers rose by 81 percent between 2007 and 2010. These errors, which result in planes flying too closely to one another or too closely to an object, have the potential to result in injury or death. For instance, in January of 2010, an error made by an air traffic controller resulted in a plane crash in Hawaii that killed a pilot and passenger.

Small and Large Companies Need to Understand Open Source Software

  December 15, 2011     By The Berkman Law Firm
One of the important issues to emerge with respect to the development of software is the integration of open source software in the application, platform or program. Any company developing software, outsourcing the development thereof, or obtaining software through an acquisition, must understand the risks associated with its use, and establish precautions to prevent the unknown integration of open source software into its key technologies.

What’s the Most Important Part of Disability Planning?

  December 15, 2011     By John R. Vermillion & Associates, LLC
The absolute most important part of disability is naming successor trustees and power of attorney agents.

The Hand of Taxation

  December 15, 2011     By John R. Vermillion & Associates, LLC
Much of estate planning focuses on the reduction or elimination of taxes, with good reason. Consider the “hand of taxation «which represents all the taxes during your lifetime and at your death.

Why You Must Fund Your Trust

  December 15, 2011     By John R. Vermillion & Associates, LLC
TThere are not too many people who like paperwork; and, funding a revocable living trust is a lot of paperwork. Yuck

Key Considerations in Commercial Contracts

  December 15, 2011     By Michael Chambers & Co. LLC
Every kind of commercial contract will have its own individually negotiated and agreed terms (for example what is to be supplied; where; how; when; the price for supply; quality etc) all of which may be determined by the parties involved and unique to the particular agreement at hand. However, other terms and considerations will have a more general and universal application and will need to be thought through in the drafting of any agreement, regardless of subject matter.

Venture Capital Terms: A Primer

  December 14, 2011     By The Berkman Law Firm
Whether you are a company looking to raise financing or a potential investor, make sure you understand the important concepts that you will invariably be confronted with in a venture capital transaction. Even if your business is not at the juncture of raising financing, understanding the key terms now will help you start to position the company for an eventual financing round down the road. This Article provides an overview of some of the important terms in a venture deal.

SEC Limits its Non-Public Review Policy for Non-U.S. Issuers

  December 14, 2011     By Schwell Wimpfheimer & Associates LLP
On December 8, 2011, the Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission significantly limited its policy of allowing non-U.S. issuers to submit initial drafts of registration statements (initial public offering or other first-time registration statements) on a “draft” confidential basis.

What is a Codicil?

  December 13, 2011     By Deborah Sexton Law Office, PA
A “codicil” is an amendment to a will; it’s an addition or change. Codicils were commonly used before the computer age when wills were written by hand or typed on a type-writer.

How to Avoid Probate

  December 13, 2011     By Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC
When an individual dies, the assets owned by the decedent are often required to pass through a legal process known as probate.

Renewable Energy: Turkey’s Hope for Energy Independence

  December 13, 2011     By Kolcuoglu Demirkan
Turkey is currently an energy-dependent country, with approximately 70% of its energy being supplied from imported sources. More investment in renewable energy has thus become vital for Turkey.

What Is a Joint Tenancy?

  December 12, 2011     By Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC
Joint tenancy is a form of property ownership that comes to us from the common law of feudal England.

Establishment of Joint Stock Companies and Limited Liability Companies in the New Turkish Commercial Code

  December 12, 2011     By Midyat & Midyat Law Firm
The new Turkish Commercial Code (“NTCC”) No. 6102 shall enter into force as of July 01, 2012. In parallel with the harmonization process of Turkish Law with acquis communautaire, the NTCC has significantly changed the existing system and replaced the outdated provisions of the current Turkish Commercial Code (“TCC”) with practical ones. As one of the aims of the NTCC is to boost investment, advanced provisions regarding the establishment of the companies have been introduced.

North Dakota Adopts the Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act

  December 9, 2011     By German Law Group
On April 27 of 2011, North Dakota became the first official state to adopt the Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act.

Estate Planning Keeping Raiders in Davis Family

  December 9, 2011     By German Law Group
If you were to make a short list of the most influential owners in the history of professional football Al Davis would certainly be at or near the top of the list.

A Look at Qualified Personal Residence Trusts

  December 8, 2011     By German Law Group
Estate planning obviously involves deciding how you would like to provide for each of the ones that you love after you pass away.

The Foreign Investment Operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo

  December 7, 2011     By Yav & Associates
This article shares the views on the Foreign Investment Operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo including Employment, Business Taxation, Environment, Physical Planning, Health & Safety, Consumer Protection, Competition Policy & Law, Monetary Policy, Foreign Exchange and Foreign Investors, Public Procurement, Intellectual Property, Investment Protection and Dispute Settlement.

Access and Admission of Foreign Investors in the Democratic Republic of Congo

  December 7, 2011     By Yav & Associates
This articles discusses the Investment Legislation and its Reasoning; Foreign Investment Establishment, Registering and Licensing Processes; Registering a company; Establishing a Bank; Investing in the Mining Sector; Mining Prospecting; Mining Exploration; Investing in the Forestry, Gold and Diamond Sectors; Foreign Employment & Residence and; Foreign Investor Access to Land and Property Rights within the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Investment Promotion in the Democratic Republic of Congo

  December 7, 2011     By Yav & Associates
In order to value the extraordinary resources, the Democratic Republic of Congo adopted from 2001, an important batch of economic measures establishing the freedom of commerce and industry and the liberalization of sectors governed so far by the Government (mining, oil and exchange sectors). Should be added to the reforms introduced the promulgation of new laws, the spirit of boosting private initiatives: it is the case of investment code, mining code, forest code, labor code.

Sure, LLC’s Grab the Hype, Sub S’s are the Small Biz Tax Stars, but C’mon, C-Corps Need Love Too…

  December 6, 2011     By Yanger Law Group, P.A.
There may be very good reasons to consider a C-Corp for your small business entity.

The Commercial and Legal Significance of Laytime & Demurrage in English Law and the New Turkish Commercial Code

  December 6, 2011     By Midyat & Midyat Law Firm
So far as the global shipping practice is concerned, laytime & demurrage is one of the most complicated topics for both ship-owners and charterers under voyage charter-parties. Thus, the dynamic between the parties has been sought to be balanced through a number of attempts which have been made either by courts or legislators in shipping world.

A QPRT Can Be the Solution

  December 2, 2011     By Frank & Kraft, Attorneys at Law
Home ownership has long been the key to wealth building in the United States, the recent downturn in the housing market notwithstanding.

Late Singer Winehouse had Solid Estate Plan

  December 2, 2011     By Robert J. Kulas, P.A.
The entertainment industry was dealt a blow last month when the British singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her posh North London home.

Difficult Issues Elders Face

  December 1, 2011     By The Law Offices of Saul Kobrick, P.C.
As you reach the latter stages of your working years it is likely that you are simultaneously tying up any loose ends that remain as you prepare to ease into retirement.

Tax Measure Details Relevant to Estate Planning

  December 1, 2011     By The Law Offices of Saul Kobrick, P.C.
As we allow the impact of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 to set in some of the finer details are starting to come into focus.

Mitigate the Damage with Generation Skipping Trusts

  December 1, 2011     By The Law Offices of Saul Kobrick, P.C.
Due to the new tax relief measure that was passed in mid-December we are working with an estate tax rate of 35% in 2011 and 2012.

Investment Firms in Cyprus

  December 1, 2011     By Michael Chambers & Co. LLC
In the Republic of Cyprus only certain persons and companies are permitted to undertake investment services and activities (for a full list of such regulated activities please refer to the end of this article)[i] and such entities are tightly regulated in order to ensure high standards and full consumer protection. The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission is the body responsible for the issuing of licenses and for overseeing the operation of such entities.

Business Environment in the Republic of Belarus: Review of Tobacco Industry

  December 1, 2011     By Glimstedt Law Firm
Law Firm Glimstedt presents the overview of tobacco industry in Belarus. The article covers the following matters: current business trends and opportunities, restrictions and advertisement, prices and taxations, production and import requirements.

Estate Tax Changes Loom Over Horizon

  December 1, 2011     By Ryan, Hicks, Cumpton & Cumpton, LLP
One of the things that you have to keep in mind when you are serious about crafting your legacy is the fact that updates to your estate plan are probably going to be necessary.

Choosing the Right Charity

  December 1, 2011     By Robert J. Kulas, P.A.
Giving to charity is something that is personally rewarding, but it can also have value from a tax perspective.

QPRT For Tax Savings

  November 30, 2011     By Augulis Law Firm
If you are like a lot of people when you inventory your assets you may find that your home is the most valuable thing that you own.

2013 to Bring Changes to Estate Tax

  November 29, 2011     By Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd.
They say that the only constant is change, and some of these changes are for the better while some of them are for the worse.

Recent Development of China’s Merger Control: A Review on the Penelope/Savio and GE/CSCLC Cases

  November 28, 2011     By Guo Lian Law Firm
China launched formally a comprehensive business concentration control regime on 1 August 2008 when its Anti Monopoly Law (“AML”) entered into effect.

How to Register a Trademark in Egypt

  November 28, 2011     By Challenge Law Firm
Registering a trademark in Egypt shall be carried out in accordance with the Intellectual Property Law No. 82/2002. Registering a trademark is not mandatory to use it in Egypt. However, it is preferable that the trademark's owner have his trademark registered. Said registration shall grant the owner of the trademark the exclusive right to use and license his trademark, prevent the other form registering same and take the legal procedures against any infringement of said trademark.

Restricted Securities 101

  November 28, 2011     By Hamilton & Associates, P.A.
The Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) requires that the sale of a security be registered under the Securities Act, unless the security or transaction qualifies for an exemption from registration.

Private Placements 101

  November 28, 2011     By Hamilton & Associates, P.A.
Regulation D, Rule 506 Offerings - To offer and sell securities in the United States, an issuer must comply with the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or must offer and sell the securities pursuant to an exemption from the registration statement requirements.

Investor Relations 101

  November 28, 2011     By Hamilton & Associates, P.A.
Investor relations involve the dissemination of information regarding a publicly traded company to create awareness of the public company and its business and to increase its stock price. The person who provides the investor relations services is known as a “Stock Promoter”. Stock promoters have used illegal practices and are often the subject of enforcement actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) is the stock promoter.

FINRA Rule 6490

  November 28, 2011     By Hamilton & Associates, P.A.
FINRA Rule, 6490, recently enacted in September 2010, requires issuers of equities and debt securities not listed on exchanges to provide timely notice to FINRA of certain corporate actions. These corporate actions include name changes, forward stock splits, reverse stock splits, distributions of cash or securities such as dividends, stock splits and other actions, and rights and subscription offerings.

New Listing Standards for Reverse Merger Issuers

  November 28, 2011     By Hamilton & Associates, P.A.
On July 9, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved rules to increase the standards for companies going public through a reverse merger to list on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”), American Stock Exchange (“AMEX”) and the NASDAQ Stock Market (“NASDAQ”).

Regulation A

  November 28, 2011     By Hamilton & Associates, P.A.
Regulation A was created under Section 3(b) of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) to exempt public offerings not exceeding $5 million in any 12-month period by non-reporting companies, without restrictions on the types of investors that can take part in the offering. By: Brenda Lee Hamilton, Attorney Hamilton & Associates Law Group

How Do Powers of Attorney End?

  November 28, 2011     By Robert J. Kulas, P.A.
You have the right to give other people the authority to make decisions on your behalf by creating a power of attorney.

Asset Protection Planning Tips

  November 28, 2011     By Robert J. Kulas, P.A.
Asset protection is often coupled with thoughts of high-powered attorneys and other executives poring over your financial documents in order to reach one common goal – protecting your estate to include your assets and properties. However, it doesn’t have to be that complicated or that expensive.

Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation

  November 25, 2011     By Moncea Daniel - Cabinet de Avocat
Advantages of Alternative Methods of Settling Disputes - Ability to quickly design conflict arbitration agreements or by inserting arbitration clause in commercial contracts between parties either separately or compromise before the arbitration court.

Life Insurance in Estate Planning

  November 24, 2011     By Robert J. Kulas, P.A.
Life insurance is a key component to the estate planning process. Gone are the days when life insurance was primarily thought of as a means to pay for funeral expenses and burials.

Davis Family Will Retain Ownership of Raiders

  November 24, 2011     By The Law Offices of Saul Kobrick, P.C.
There are few if any National Football League franchise owners who had the type of long-term success that Al Davis was able to achieve.

3.6% COLA for Social Security Recipients

  November 24, 2011     By The Law Offices of Saul Kobrick, P.C.
People on Social Security will be receiving a cost-of-living adjustment for the first time since 2009 when 2012 rolls around.

Does My Revocable Living Trust Avoid Ancillary Probate?

  November 23, 2011     By Davidov Law Group
If fully funded, your revocable living trust avoids both probate, in your state of residence when you die, and ancillary probate, in any other state where you own property. If you don’t fund your trust, it will NOT avoid probate anywhere.

Executing and Terminating Employment Contracts in Turkey

  November 23, 2011     By Barlas Uyar Eraslan Law Firm
As Turkey maintains economic stability and growth for almost five years, the confidence of the foreign investors raised and new direct investments are executed more often. In this context employee related issues are of consideration to foreign investors and significance of the Turkish Labor Code ('TLC') elevate accordingly.

Meeting and Resolution Quorums for Joint Stock and Limited liable Companies

  November 23, 2011     By Barlas Uyar Eraslan Law Firm
Joint Stock and Limited Liable Companies are two most common company types in Turkish practice. Therefore we will substantially proceed with meeting and resolution quorums of these company types after brief general information is provided.

Regulation Regarding Acquisition of Immovable Properties by Companies With Foreign Investment

  November 23, 2011     By Barlas Uyar Eraslan Law Firm
Purpose, Scope, Basis and Definitions

Liaison Offices

  November 23, 2011     By Barlas Uyar Eraslan Law Firm
A)Incorporation of a Liaison Office in Turkey - I. The new legislation concerning foreign investment in Turkey includes a clause stating that a liaison office is not allowed to conduct "commercial activities". There is no precise definition of what exactly is referred to by "commercial activities".

Content and Functionality of Signature Circulars in Practice and Under Turkish Law

  November 23, 2011     By Barlas Uyar Eraslan Law Firm
Signature Circular is an official document signed before the Notary in which signature powers of the Company and its branches are determined and the limitations of such powers are detailed.

Incorporation of a Joint Stock Company by Way of Conversion from a Limited Liable Company

  November 23, 2011     By Barlas Uyar Eraslan Law Firm
You may find the brief memorandum below which explains the legal status of incorporating a joint stock company by way of conversion from a limited liable company in the system of the Turkish Commercial Code (“the TCC”) and the procedure if such conversion is to be resolved.

Petroleum Market Law and Its Implementations

  November 23, 2011     By Barlas Uyar Eraslan Law Firm
Petroleum Market Law numbered 5015 has been enacted at December 4, 2003, within the efforts performed to institutionalize the market economy and improve the competitive environment in order to update the current legal regulations in the petroleum and petroleum product industry and regulate the markets.

Termination of an Employment Contract with Just Cause

  November 23, 2011     By Barlas Uyar Eraslan Law Firm
The employee is entitled to terminate the contract, whether for a definite or an indefinite period, within the presence of serious and important reasons determined in the Labor Law numbered 4857 (“the Law”), in the following cases and such reasons are classified in three groups.

Amendments to the Incorporation Terms of Real Estate Investment Companies

  November 23, 2011     By Barlas Uyar Eraslan Law Firm
Communiqué on the Amendment to the Communiqué on Principles regarding Real Estate Investment Companies (Serial: VI, No: 26) (“Amendment Communiqué”) has been published in the Official Gazette on December 31, 2009 entered into force on the same date.

Duties, Authorizations and Obligations of the Board of Directors of Joint Stock Companies

  November 23, 2011     By Barlas Uyar Eraslan Law Firm
Board of Directors of Joint Stock Companies is the body which manages and represents the company in the structure of joint stock company. In this regard, the BoD is liable to determine the company organization, to appoint the authorized individuals that manages and represents the company and to supervise them.

Breakthroughs Introduced with the Draft Version of the Turkish Commercial Code – Volume I

  November 23, 2011     By Barlas Uyar Eraslan Law Firm
The draft version of the Turkish Commercial Code (“the Draft”) removed the current determination of progressive incorporation that is not applied. In addition, it is possible by the Draft for joint stock (“JSC”) and limited liable (“LLC”) companies to be incorporated by one shareholder and one partner.

Breakthroughs Introduced with the Draft Version of the Turkish Commercial Code – Volume II

  November 23, 2011     By Barlas Uyar Eraslan Law Firm
The Draft Version of the Turkish Commercial Code includes seventy articles for the determination of mergers, spin-offs and conversions and such articles involve full protection of the shareholders, partners and other relevant parties. Merger and Spin-off types are acknowledged.

Work Permit, Work Visa and Residence Permit for Foreign National Citizens

  November 23, 2011     By Barlas Uyar Eraslan Law Firm
Foreign national citizens are obliged to be granted work permit by the General Directorate of Foreign Capital in order to perform work inside the borders of Turkey. The application to the General Directorate of Foreign Capital is submitted by the Employer.

Characteristics of Key Legal Entities in Cyprus

  November 23, 2011     By Michael Chambers & Co. LLC
There are three primary established business media in Cyprus: companies; partnerships and sole traders. Sole traders tend to represent smaller operational concerns and therefore, as a business takes off, many promoters of the business will primarily be concerned with considering the characteristics and applicable benefits of a company or a partnership.

European Parliament Calls for Gaming and Betting Law at EU Level

  November 23, 2011     By CSB Advocates
A recent vote take by the European Parliament (EP) resulted in a report causing a shift towards a more commonly adopted approach to issues arising from online gambling.

How a Revocable Living Trust Can Minimize Federal Estate Taxes

  November 23, 2011     By Byrd Garrett PLLC
We all want to pay the least amount of tax dollars possible; a revocable living trust may be able to help minimize federal estate taxes.

17 Things You Need to Know about Your Estate Plan

  November 23, 2011     By Byrd Garrett PLLC
There’s lots to know about your estate plan; that’s why it’s important to work with a qualified estate planning attorney.

Who Should I Choose as My Health Care Agents?

  November 23, 2011     By Byrd Garrett PLLC
Your health care agents make health care decisions on your behalf if you are unable to provide informed consent at the time and have not already done so.

No More Business Complications Now

  November 23, 2011     By OPARA Law PC
Corporate law attorneys are required in a number of aspects of a business and business affairs. Legal orders may sometimes require you to necessarily incorporate a new company to make sure that the correct paperwork is filed with adequate governmental requirements.

The Impact of the New Turkish Commercial Code on Joint Stock Companies and Limited Liability Companies

  November 21, 2011     By Midyat & Midyat Law Firm
The new Turkish Commercial Code (NTCC) No. 6102 will enter into force on July 01, 2012. The ultimate purpose of the legislator is to modernize Turkish Commercial Law by adopting parallel provisions to the ones being used in the EU. In this respect, it provides a more practical procedure for establishment, includes various requirements to increase transparency, obliges companies to use generally accepted accounting standards and requires them to use information technology tools.

The Basics of a Financial Power of Attorney

  November 20, 2011     By Byrd Garrett PLLC
A power of attorney is the next best thing to a magic wand.

Seniors on Social Security to Get Boost

  November 20, 2011     By Ryan, Hicks, Cumpton & Cumpton, LLP
One of the reasons why retirement planning attorneys always emphasize how important it is to make preparations for the future is because they understand the fallout that results from a lack of long-term planning.

Cuts by “Super Committee” Could Impact Elder Americans

  November 20, 2011     By Ryan, Hicks, Cumpton & Cumpton, LLP
Most people are well aware of the fact that the subject that is consuming the lawmakers in Washington is the federal debt.

4 Revocable Living Trust Key Players

  November 19, 2011     By Davidov Law Group
The revocable living trust is a commonly used estate planning tool; it is often the center of an estate plan and has many benefits.

Start Estate Planning Early

  November 19, 2011     By Davidov Law Group
It might surprise you, but the ideal time to start estate planning is the minute you turn 18 years of age and can sign legal documents. Start estate planning early, because it can become too late.

Who Needs to Plan for the Federal Estate Tax?

  November 19, 2011     By Davidov Law Group
In 2011 and 2012, your estate will pay up 35% of any assets that go over your federal tax exemption amount.

Tax Act Expiration May Impact Your Estate Plan

  November 19, 2011     By Augulis Law Firm
You have to keep abreast of the ever-changing tax laws if you want to be prepared every step of the way as you are crafting your legacy over the years.

Probate Avoidance: Is it Right for You?

  November 18, 2011     By Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd.
Hollywood’s depiction of Estate Administration leaves the impression that a last will is something that is read by an attorney and then the assets are handed out to the family members after a relative passes away. In reality, when you use a last will to express your final wishes your estate is going to have to pass through a process called probate.

Is a Mistake Strong Enough to Cancel a Contract According to Ethiopian Law?

  November 18, 2011     By Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office
If you want to know if a mistake in a contract can be strong enough to cancel it according to Ethiopian law you might want to read this.

Organ Donation

  November 18, 2011     By The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.
Advance medical directives are an essential part of an estate plan, but where and when do you express your wishes regarding organ donation?

Areas of Investment Provided by the Ethiopian Investment Laws for Domestic and Foreign Investors

  November 18, 2011     By Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office
Do you want to know about areas of investment permitted for investment according to Ethiopian law? Below you will find these areas of investment divided by sector of investment.

Tax Laws in Ethiopia

  November 18, 2011     By Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office
Brief note on the various tax laws of Ethiopia. In Ethiopia there are two types of tax. These are direct and indirect tax.

Ethiopian Trade Practice and Consumer Protection Laws

  November 18, 2011     By Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office
Brief note on Ethiopian Trade Practice and Consumer Protection Laws

Retirement Pitfalls

  November 18, 2011     By The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.
Retirement planning in any economy is a challenge, and people can make mistakes if they choose to go it alone. We discuss five common errors that are made by many in retirement planning.

Rights and Obligations of Employees and Employers as Per the Labor Law of Ethiopia

  November 18, 2011     By Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office
Brief note on the Rights and Obligations of Employees and Employers as Per the Labor Law of Ethiopia

Medicaid Planning Terms

  November 18, 2011     By The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.
Medicaid is a joint federal and state, need-based program that is often needed by senior citizens to pay for the catastrophic costs of nursing home expenses.

Reasons for Special Needs Trust

  November 18, 2011     By The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.
A special needs trust is an estate planning tool used to allow assets to be held in trust for the benefit of a physically or mentally challenged individual, or a person with a chronic or acquired illness. We outline four reasons to consider creating a special needs trust.

FAQ of 401K and Estate Plans

  November 17, 2011     By The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.
A retirement fund plays an important role in establishing a comprehensive estate plan, and we answer the most frequently asked questions regarding 401K accounts, the popular employer sponsored plans.

Shareholder Agreements in Russia: Preliminary Results

  November 17, 2011     By Ligerion Law Firm
Before 1 June 2009 a concept of shareholders agreements was not recognized as a matter of Russian law. That is why joint ventures, project finance or structured M&A deals have been closing with the help of offshore vehicles. Now as the relevant amendments entered into force, Ligerion Group assess what is the route business is taking and what is the Russian court practice.

Do Your Estate Planning Early

  November 17, 2011     By The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.
Don’t procrastinate when it comes to estate planning; do your estate planning early. Why? Because you may become incompetent or uninsurable. If that happens, it is likely that your estate planning goals will not be met.

You Need These 4 Documents to Prepare for Incapacity

  November 17, 2011     By The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.
Each individual has the chance of becoming incapacitated at some point during his or her lifetime. For many people, incapacity is more likely each year than death.

Cyprus: An Advantageous Venue for Incorporation

  November 17, 2011     By Michael Chambers & Co. LLC
Clearly Cyprus holds great attraction as a business venue for investors – Michael Chambers explores why so many international businesses entities are drawn to Cyprus and how you can take advantage of the venue yourself.

Considerations When Creating a Company in Cyprus

  November 17, 2011     By Michael Chambers & Co. LLC
Cyprus undoubtedly offers a considerably advantageous base for any business. Offering a highly beneficial taxation system and located at a geographically favorable position – it is little wonder that Cyprus enjoys a reputation as an international business center of excellence. However, before a company can be created, certain fundamental decisions need to be made about the kind of legal entity required and the manner in which it will operate.

Limitations on Marriage in Thailand

  November 16, 2011     By Siam Legal International
The Civil and Commercial Code (CCC) of Thailand is the main source of legislation which provides who may and who may not get married under Thai laws.

Succession: Structured Solutions for Estate Planning

  November 14, 2011     By Pardini & Associates
The author has prepared this document to assist in the evaluation of alternatives offshore structures for the better planning of their assets, estate and business transactions.

Transfer of Technology under Egyptian Law

  November 13, 2011     By Challenge Law Firm
The transfer of technology was firstly regulated by virtue of the Egyptian Commercial Code No. 17/1999. The above mentioned Law regulates the transfer of technology issue from Articles 72 to 87. The provisions of the aforementioned Law shall be compulsory applied to any transfer of technology agreement that shall be implemented in Egypt.

Estate Planning Is Ignored by Majority

  November 13, 2011     By Frank & Kraft, Attorneys at Law
If you were to put your mind to the question you may assume that a significant percentage of people don't have an estate plan in place.

Talk of Medicaid Cuts - A Source of Concern for Many Seniors

  November 13, 2011     By Frank & Kraft, Attorneys at Law
Theoretically speaking Medicare has always been intended to be a program that provides senior citizens with a health care safety net while Medicaid exists to give people with limited financial means access to medical treatment. However, over the years Medicaid has become more and more important to many of our nation's seniors, largely because of the fact that Medicare does not pay for long-term care expenses.

Minority Shareholders Oppression in Cyprus companies and available remedies

  November 12, 2011     By Anastasios Antoniou LLC
Cyprus fully recognizes the possibility that minority shareholders in a Company may become oppressed or unfairly prejudiced against on behalf of the controlling or majority shareholders and/or the board of the Company. There are various situations in which either the Company or minority shareholders’ interests are harmed by the majority shareholders under Cyprus law and the available remedies in such cases.

Be Cautious Before Entering Canadian Franchisee Market!

  November 12, 2011     By OPARA Law PC
Canada is the foremost foreign destination for expanding franchises and a preferred entry point for cross border franchisers, especially for those seeking to enter the North American market. With high per capita personal incomes, a stable and reliable economy, and a sophisticated consumer culture, many franchisers find Canada to be an opportunistic and rewarding market. However the Business Franchise Law in Canada is too stringent and hence seeks attention.

Termination of Employment Contracts and Collective Dismissals as a Result of Mergers in Turkey

  November 11, 2011     By Midyat & Midyat Law Firm
While mergers and acquisitions have considerable advantages in terms of efficiency, they may also lead to significant employment issues and carry potential liabilities for the merging parties, especially when they involve large group of employees. The parties can reduce the risk of claims and detrimental effects of such mergers by addressing the issues in the negotiation process.

On Social Security? Expect 3.6% COLA

  November 11, 2011     By Augulis Law Firm
Americans who are relying on Social Security too heavily can find it difficult to get by, especially given the ever-increasing costs that they face. The law does allow for regular cost-of-living adjustments that are tied to the rate of inflation on a yearly basis.


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