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  • Any way you slice it – Copyright Act requires domestic infringement

    April / May 2021
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 616

    Abstract: In an opinion hot out of the oven, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit recently weighed in on a case that tested the extraterritorial limits of the federal Copyright Act. Unfortunately for the U.S.-based copyright owner, the court determined that its allegations of infringement fell short of what was necessary to sustain a case against foreign defendants. This article reviews that case and the international reach of the U.S. Copyright Act. IMAPizza, LLC v. At Pizza Ltd., No. 18-7168 (D.C. Cir. July 17, 2020)

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  • On the road to recovery: 5 ways to boost revenue

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 616

    Abstract: Dealerships that have suffered declining auto sales during the COVID-19 pandemic might be looking for ways to recover revenue and generate cash flow. This articles offers five suggestions for recouping lost sales.

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  • Cybersecurity requires an incident response plan

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 616

    Abstract: Law firms have continued to increase their focus on cybersecurity, but, according to the American Bar Association’s (ABA) latest Legal Technology Survey Report, only about one-third of respondents have an incident response plan. As the ABA notes, all attorneys need tailored cybersecurity programs, and incident response is a critical part of such programs. This article looks at how a firm’s response to a data breach will go a long way toward mitigating — or exacerbating — financial and reputational costs.

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  • Protecting your store from the “inside job” – Strong internal controls will help deter fraud

    May / June 2020
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

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    Word count: 616

    Abstract: One of the best ways to mitigate employee fraud and embezzlement at a dealership is to implement a system of strong internal controls. This article spells out must-have controls that every store should have in place, plus other effective control measures.

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  • The art and science of patient scheduling

    Fall 2018
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 616

    Abstract: How do physicians determine the right amount of time to devote to each patient while limiting wait time? Obviously, efficiency is a goal — but not at the expense of caring for patients. Physicians commonly use one method, or a combination of a few different ones, when setting up patient scheduling in their offices. This article discusses several of these methods and points out that it won’t hurt for physicians to revisit their scheduling method from time to time to help maintain the optimal approach.

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  • Show them the money – Compensating your managing partners

    Summer 2018
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 616

    Abstract: All law firms have them: the partners who spend the bulk of their practice managing the firm. But if the firm focuses on compensating only rainmakers and large revenue generating partners, they may lose those best qualified for the job. This article reviews how properly compensating partners who perform the seemingly mundane, but critical, work will keep firms running profitably.

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  • Leave your mark – The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enhances the power of a dynasty trust

    May / June 2018
    Newsletter: Estate Planner

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 616

    Abstract: For some, leaving a lasting legacy is a prime objective of their estate plan. A dynasty trust is one vehicle to do so, and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has increased its power with a substantially increased generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax exemption amount. This article discusses how a dynasty trust works and how the GST tax affects their effectiveness.

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  • Valuing franchises

    November / December 2017
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

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    Word count: 616

    Abstract: Not all franchises are created equal. This article highlights special considerations when valuing franchises, such as evaluating the risk vs. return, analyzing the franchise agreement and searching for factors that add to or detract from value.

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  • Consider NQDC plans to boost key employee retirement savings

    Fall 2017
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

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    Word count: 616

    Abstract: Auto dealer-owners who’re looking for a retention tool for key employees or a way to build their own tax-deferred retirement savings might look into adopting a nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plan. This article explains how NQDC plans work as well as their benefits, drawbacks and risks.

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  • Beyond benchmarks – Alternative methods of measuring your portfolio’s results

    March / April 2017
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 616

    Abstract: This article looks at several ways to measure investment portfolio performance. The traditional method is to compare results with those of a relevant market index. But some investors may be better off considering risk-adjusted results or even follow a goals-based approach.

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  • A strategic undervaluation can come back to bite you

    January / February 2016
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 616

    Abstract: Reusing discounted financial projections prepared for transfer tax purposes can backfire in a shareholder dispute. A recent opinion from the Delaware Court of Chancery shows the importance of allowing valuators to arrive at their own independent conclusions. This article discusses the case, in which a corporation mounted an unsuccessful defense against a valuation challenge.

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  • Shifting sands – Consistency important when handling FMLA leave

    November / December 2015
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

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    Word count: 616

    Abstract: An employee requesting FMLA leave puts a high degree of administrative responsibility on an employer. Should the organization later decide to take an adverse action against that employee, its reasons for doing so must be rock solid. This article describes a case in which an employer appeared to build its legal defense on shifting sands and saw the case go to trial because of it.

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  • Valuing a professional practice – Court prefers excess earnings method in divorce case

    May / June 2014
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

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    Word count: 616

    Abstract: Experts on opposing sides commonly rely on different methods when valuing a business. But that doesn’t mean all methods are equally valid. The particular circumstances — including the type of litigation and kind of business — may dictate that one method is preferable to the other. This article discusses one divorce case in which the court found that the excess earnings method was superior to the price-to-revenue method in valuing a dental practice.

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  • Should royalties end when a patent expires?

    Year End 2013
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 616

    Abstract: After an inventor sued Marvel Enterprises for patent infringement and breach of a verbal contract in regard to a Spider-Man toy, an agreement was reached — but it had no expiration date. After several disagreements cropped up, the inventor filed a breach of contract action concerning the calculation of royalty payments. But the district court ruled that the royalties ended when the patent expired. The appeals court affirmed the decision, relying on a Supreme Court case known as Brulotte. This article explains why the appeals court felt it applied in this case. Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc., No. 11-15605, July 16, 2013 (9th Cir.) Brulotte v. Thys Co., No. 20, Nov. 16, 1964 (Supreme Court)

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  • Stop and think before you surrender property

    November / December 2013
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 616

    Abstract: Although much of the nation has seen an uptick in home sales, there are still areas in the United States that are dealing with sluggish markets. Those folks may be better off if they surrender their properties rather than try to satisfy their loan obligations. But they need to be careful. Why? Because, as this article indicates, discharging that debt may lead to unwelcome consequences.

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  • Protect your peace of mind with a trust protector

    March / April 2013
    Newsletter: Estate Planner

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 616

    Abstract: If a person isn’t 100% comfortable that their chosen trustee could effectively handle the associated responsibilities, appointing a trust protector might provide a solution. A trust protector oversees the trustee and weighs in on critical decisions. This article discusses the advantages of appointing a protector, but also notes the importance of picking the right one.

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