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Diverse Students

Yes, your 18-year-old does need estate planning!

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Missouri enacts new employment law favoring employers

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Private capital update: Plenty of dry powder, but few targets of opportunity

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Supreme Court overturns the Federal Circuit, granting more flexibility to biosimilar makers

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Your trademarks now can (but needn’t) be offensive

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Estate planning during divorce: It’s never too early to start

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Secured creditors beware

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Supreme Court clarifies definition of ‘church plan’ under ERISA

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Newest criminal spoofing case features coordinated spoofing, front running

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DOL revises guidance regarding exercise of shareholder rights by ERISA fiduciaries

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Life insurance planning for the business owner

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Control stops here? Supreme Court reins in post-sale control of patented articles

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Trending Wonkology: What is 'Special Counsel'?

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Grant and cooperative-agreement recipients: Are your procurement standards compliant yet?

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A victory for attorney-client confidentiality: DOL takes formal steps to rescind controversial persuader regulation

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Supreme Court heralds tectonic shift in venue selection for patent suits

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What to do when the government comes calling: A checklist for handling facility inspections

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Customs withdraws Notice of Proposed Modification regarding the application of coastwise laws

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Are ‘Gross Up’ provisions gross in commercial leases?

Ethics

Gift-giving policies: Seven ethics checks in light of OGE’s Updated Standards

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Halo looms over new decision that adds to ERISA risks for claims administrators

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House passes bill to clamp down on class actions

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USPTO launches new proof of use audit program

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How to protect your family-owned business from your child’s spouse

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Environmental deregulation under President Trump: Business as usual?

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21st Century Cures Act overrules IRS guidance on HRAs, enhances enforcement of Mental Health Parity Act

Labor

In a significant change, 2nd Circuit requires strict compliance with Department of Labor claim regulations

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The shifting standard for IPR estoppel: Where are we now?

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5 tips for environmental due diligence in business transactions

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Connecting more: Two ways the revised OGE gift standards ease communication with government employees

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Missouri appellate court opens the door to Spearin claims by contractors against public entities

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New laws may give fiduciaries power to access digital assets

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Recent guidance issued on mental health parity and tobacco cessation programs

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March 1 is just around the corner – Have you installed transgender restroom signs?

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Missouri to join Right to Work ranks: Is the fight over or just warming up?

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Top three trends in venture debt for 2017

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Is venture debt right for your start-up or growth-stage company?

Internal Revenue

Why a ‘Grantor Trust’ is a good addition to every estate plan

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Summary and implications of proposed 'Counteracting Russian Hostilities Act of 2017'

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Strategies for documenting vessel acquisition and financing transactions

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EEOC issues guidance on new wellness notice mandated for 2017

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New CME enforcement rules for the new year

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New circuit split raises questions about ‘permit shield’ defense in Clean Water Act cases

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Trademark Office warns about deceptive trademark-related solicitations

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Traps and pitfalls of joint ownership

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D.C. appellate court strikes another nail in the coffin for the Frye test

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EPA reveals first 10 chemicals to be reviewed under a more robust toxic substances act

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Chicago lifts limits on efficiency units close to transit

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SCOTUS clarifies damages analysis for design patents, reversing landmark damage award

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Texas overtime ruling directly affects California employers

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A reminder about changes to tenant security deposits in Missouri

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What the League giveth: St. Louis’ key role in the history of NFL relocation

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In new litigation, Amazon takes a stronger stance on counterfeit products

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Court rejects contractor’s mechanic’s lien because of ‘intent’

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Are HR employees ‘investment advisors’ under the DOL’s fiduciary rule?

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Missouri Supreme Court resets the rules for collecting leaking underground storage tank cleanup costs in litigation

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Why donor advised funds are useful for year-end charitable giving

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Due diligence checklist for commercial real estate acquisitions

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Private equity’s top ten issues for the next president

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Did you consider the COBRA implications of your severance arrangement?

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Industry custom evidence held admissible in CA product liability case based on defective design

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California real estate: Change the ownership, increase the tax

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What I’ve learned about life, law and sports

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Developments in aircraft and marine finance for 2016

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California expands pay equity, limits pay stub requirements

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Nevada case a reminder to foreign entities: Protect your due process rights when served

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What U.S. companies need to know about their IP rights post-Brexit

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U.K. now requires supply chain transparency on human trafficking risks

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Key considerations for representation and warranty insurance

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Was that trader really 'spoofing'? Focus on the statute’s words, not the regulator’s claims

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Doing business in California or the UK? You may be required to be a watchdog for human trafficking

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Proposed Bayer-Monsanto merger presents a charitable planning opportunity

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Proposed changes to Section 2704 could spur tax increase for owners of closely held businesses

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Can a futures brokerage firm pay trailing commissions to an inactive AP or his estate?

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New Illinois law prohibits non-competition agreements with low-wage employees

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Do you need a Section 404 permit for your real estate development?

Construction Workers

Unpaid construction work? Stay calm – and make sure every word of mechanics lien is accurate

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IRS releases updated safe harbors for management contracts in tax-exempt bond-financed projects

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Technology companies: Are your employment policies due for a reboot?

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IRS issues new rules for 'closed' defined benefit plans

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Section 409A: Top 10 rules for compliant non-qualified deferred compensation

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Key details about the Defend Trade Secrets notification requirement