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February 2017

Are Your Legal Bills Privileged?

A recent decision from the California Supreme Court touches deep into the heart of every lawyer’s practice.

By Joshua M . Heinlein

February 2017

Investigating Embezzlement

Forensic accountants are key to discovering an employee’s theft of company funds.

By Megan Cafferkey

February 2017

Don’t Forget About Tax Issues in Mediation

An effective settlement depends upon closure, and to fully conclude a matter, counsel need to be aware of the tax implications of their agreement.

By Robert W. Wood

January 2017

Rethinking Mediation Assumptions (Part 3)

By mediating early, parties can avoid a lot of the heartburn, not to mention the expense, of disruptive litigation.

By Mark LeHocky

January 2017

Effective Advocacy for Software Patents

There are key concepts, but no bright line rules on software patents. The best approach is to follow the common law, comparing and contrasting prior patent cases.

By James Yang

January 2017

The Monopoly Guys: ASCAP & BMI

The music industry landed on Chance when it entered into consent decrees long ago.

By Thomas J. McNamara

December 2016

Wage & Hour Spotlight: Personal Assistants in the Entertainment Industry

Tips to help minimize wage and hour liability in personal assistant contracts.

By Allen B. Grodsky and Tim B. Henderson

December 2016

Attorneys and Marijuana

Recreational marijuana use may now be legal in California, but it’s still a federal crime and, for the state’s lawyers, there are serious ethical issues lurking in the legal fog that surrounds this new development.

By Allison W. Meredith

November 2016

Which Bathroom Do You Use?

As the Supreme Court confronts transgender rights at schools, will the case turn on an esoteric aspect of administrative law?

By Gregory J. Rolen

November 2016

Borrower Beware: 8 Areas to Focus on When Negotiating a Commercial Loan

Experienced counsel should focus on these key provisions in “standard” loan documents.

By Michael N. Rosner
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