February / March

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  • Proactive lenders ask borrowers about cash flow practices

    February / March 2020
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 413

    Abstract: Cash flow is the lifeblood of a small business. This article suggests some questions to ask when evaluating a prospective borrower’s cash flow management, such as whether customers are paying on time and whether the borrower is taking advantage of its credit terms. The article notes that cash flow statements can help lenders understand the overall health of their borrowers’ businesses — particularly whether the borrowers are able to generate and hold cash.

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  • What should you do when your borrower becomes ill?

    February / March 2020
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 612

    Abstract: Dealing with a borrower who has become ill or injured creates unique challenges for a lending relationship. Creating trust and ensuring good communication will become even more important if the borrower is a sole owner who, through some unforeseen event, such as illness, becomes unable to meet the payment terms of a loan. This article offers some strategies for lenders when a loan becomes endangered by borrower illness, including keeping communication channels open and suggesting a temporary surrogate to take over until the borrower is able to reassume management of the company.

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  • Don’t lose the online fight: Build a winning strategy

    February / March 2020
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 689

    Abstract: Online lenders offer potential borrowers speed, efficiency and convenience. To compete, traditional lenders need to up their digital game, while continuing to emphasize the benefits only they can provide. This article provides some tips on how lenders can build a successful strategy, including deepening and nurturing personal relationships with borrowers and taking steps to streamline the lending process. It points out that lenders need to adapt to the changing lending market to ensure they remain competitive.

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  • Weathering the storm – How to help borrowers survive a downturn

    February / March 2020
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 813

    Abstract: No one can predict with certainty when a recession will happen. By the time it does, it’s often too late for lenders to adopt a proactive approach to help the business weather the storm. This article shows how lenders can help borrowers survive and maintain profitability over the long term regardless of the vagaries of the economy. Conserving cash, maintaining customer connections and improving employee support are just a few of the strategies lenders can suggest to borrowers. A sidebar offers six questions lenders can ask to gauge a borrower’s management experience during an economic downturn.

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  • News for Nonprofits

    February / March 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 442

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” reports on legislative actions involving donor disclosures, hackathons that benefit charities, and gender gap trends among nonprofits.

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  • How you should respond after an outside audit

    February / March 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 581

    Abstract: Regular outside financial audits are among the most effective tools for revealing financial risks in a timely manner. Failing to act on issues identified in an audit isn’t only a waste of money. It also may threaten your organization’s long-term viability. This article explores what happens after the auditors’ work is complete and how the audit committee, management and the executive director fit into the picture.

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  • CFOs deliver financial know-how – But does your nonprofit really need one?

    February / March 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 669

    Abstract: Nonprofit leaders may think that hiring a chief financial officer to help “run the show” can boost financial performance. But there’s a lot to consider before taking that step. This article defines the role of the CFO, considers hiring-decision factors, and discusses the search for finding the right candidate.

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  • Corporate sponsorships: Tax-free gift or taxable income?

    February / March 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 815

    Abstract: Done right, corporate sponsorships can pay off for both the nonprofits that receive funding and the sponsors that receive valuable branding opportunities. Done wrong, though, an organization could end up on the hook for UBIT. This article discusses how to navigate the nuances before wading in, including identifying qualified sponsorship payments and differentiating between advertising and acknowledgments. A sidebar sums up a recent U.S. Tax Court case involving a not-for-profit that lost its exempt status over sponsorship.

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  • Third Circuit rejects copyright presumption in favor of permanent injunctions

    February / March 2020
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 398

    Abstract: After securing a copyright infringement verdict, it should be easier to obtain a permanent injunction against the infringing party, right? Not so in several jurisdictions. This article summarizes a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit that has now made it harder for copyright holders to get injunctive relief, even after prevailing in court. TD Bank N.A. v. Hill, No. 16-2897, July 1, 2019, 3d Cir.; eBay Inc. v. MercExchange, LLC, 547 U.S. 388 (2006)

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  • Beyond words – Federal Circuit faults PTAB’s written description analysis

    February / March 2020
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 635

    Abstract: The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) doesn’t always get it right. This was demonstrated once again in a case where the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found that the board had improperly failed to consider some vital factors when evaluating whether a patent application contained the requisite written description of the invention. This article highlights the disagreement between the PTAB and the appellate court. In re: Global IP Holdings LLC, No. 18-1426, July 5, 2019, Fed. Cir.

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  • Actual consumer confusion irrelevant in trademark profits determination

    February / March 2020
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 581

    Abstract: It’s easy to understand why willful infringement deserves a harsher punishment than nonwillful infringement. But it’s not always so easy to understand the type of conduct that gives rise to the level of “willful.” This article discusses a case from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that provided some helpful guidance on this issue, as well as the evidence required to justify an award of the infringer’s profits. 4 Pillar Dynasty LLC v. New York & Co., Inc., No. 17-2398, July 5, 2019, 2d Cir.

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  • Auto parts’ aesthetic appeal doesn’t invalidate design patents

    February / March 2020
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 834

    Abstract: Holders of design patents received some welcome news recently from a case in which some auto parts distributors sought declaratory judgment for invalidity of design patents to sell parts that were covered by a major vehicle manufacturer’s designs. This article reviews a case from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that sheds some valuable light on the type of functionality that can render a design patent invalid — and the type that won’t — as well as the importance of design patents. A short sidebar reviews the exhaustion and repair doctrines’ roles in the case. Automotive Body Parts Ass’n v. Ford Global Techs., LLC, No. 18-1613, July 11, 2019, Fed. Cir.

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  • Estate Planning Pitfall – You’re hiding assets without telling anyone

    February / March 2020
    Newsletter: Insight on Estate Planning

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 297

    Abstract: People sometimes keep assets hidden without letting their family know about their existence or location. Similarly, they may have life insurance policies no one knows about. This brief article explains, through a fictional example, why full disclosure to loved ones is recommended.

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  • Digital assets and your estate plan – This asset type requires special planning

    February / March 2020
    Newsletter: Insight on Estate Planning

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 600

    Abstract: The digital revolution has touched virtually every aspect of our lives. The result is that one likely has at least a handful of “digital assets.” These assets may include personal assets, such as online bank and brokerage accounts, and business assets, such as a company’s website, domain name, client databases and electronic invoices. This article explains that, as with all assets, a person needs to account for them in their estate plan.

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  • What are the benefits of a durable power of attorney?

    February / March 2020
    Newsletter: Insight on Estate Planning

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 676

    Abstract: No one likes to think about being incapacitated, but the threat is real. This raises some troubling thoughts about how one’s personal and financial affairs will be handled in the event they’re incapacitated. This article notes that a common solution to this problem is to create a power of attorney, and explains why the optimal protection is afforded by a durable power of attorney.

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  • Executors and trustees – The name game

    February / March 2020
    Newsletter: Insight on Estate Planning

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 904

    Abstract: It’s important to name executors and trustees who can provide the necessary expertise in handling assets and duties. This article details the duties of an executor and a trustee. A sidebar explains the need to name successors in the event one’s first choice can’t meet obligations.

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