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Business law update - Summer- 2015
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2015

While it may be true that the only things certain in life are death and taxes, knowing how to reduce your tax liability can certainly make paying


Taking a security interest in a closely held business
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • November 1 2012

If a loan or extension of credit requires collateral, banks prefer collateral that is readily marketable rather than taking a security interest in a closely-held business


The state of corporate governance for 2015
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2015

The balance of power between shareholders and boards of directors is central to the U.S. public corporation's success as an engine of economic growth


A word of caution to co-guarantors: do not assume you will be reimbursed for partial payments of a common liability
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2011

Suppose you are one of multiple individual owners of a company, and you all agreed to guarantee the company's loan from a bank


“Dead hand proxy puts” what you need to know
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2015

There has been much recent concern and confusion over the inclusion of "dead hand proxy puts" (and even proxy puts without a "dead hand" feature) in


Sixth Circuit holds that mortgage foreclosure and foreclosure lawyers are subject to the FDCPA
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2013

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently held that mortgage foreclosure actions are "debt collection" under the Fair Debt Collection


M & A quarterly - 1st quarter 2014
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2014

When drafting and bargaining for an earn-out provision, to help ensure that the target company will achieve the post-closing financial performance


Retailer fights back against $13.3 million in PCI data breach fines
  • Governo Law Firm LLC
  • USA
  • June 4 2013

A global retailer's recent lawsuit is the first to challenge fines assessed by credit card companies under the Payment Card Industry Data Security


Mortgage investor's alleged failure to be licensed could subject company to claims under debt collection statutes
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2013

A federal court in Maryland recently declined to dismiss a borrower's claims that the owner of a mortgage loan operated as a debt collection agency


Corporate officers and personal liability: watch what you sign
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2011

Although a company is legally considered enough of a “person” to apply for a loan or enter into another type of contract, an actual human being usually an officer or partner has to sign his or her name to the document