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Acceleration of rents: part 1, how to ensure it's enforceable?

January 21 2014 Part one of this post will explain acceleration of rent provisions and how various courts around the country have scrutinized these provisions and…

A tenant's right to offset. Proceed with caution. Part 2

January 13 2014 Part one of this article series explained a landlord's obligations under commercial leases and the remedies available for a commercial tenant should…

Revisions to Federal non-party subpoena power (rule 45): streamlining and simplifying outdated procedures, effective December 1, 2013

January 2 2014 For the first time since 1991, substantive changes have been made to the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure governing subpoenas effective December 1…

Acceleration of rents: part 2, drafting reasonable acceleration of rent provisions

January 31 2014 Part one of this post explained acceleration of rent provisions and how various courts around the country have scrutinized these provisions and taken…

Common copyright mistakes small businesses make

January 2 2014 Recently, I was asked, "What are the most common mistakes that small businesses make?" There are several, but the first two that came to mind…

Does the Pregnancy Discrimination Act require employers to provide light duty accommodations to pregnant employees?

January 12 2015 Thirty-five years ago, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act ("PDA") established that it is unlawful for employers with fifteen or more employees to…

Arlington’s expanding Technology Zones

December 10 2014 Arlington's County Board is set to expand the number of properties eligible for its Technology Zone tax incentive program. On December 13, the County…

Amendment to the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act

December 8 2014 Changes to the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act will be effective March 29, 2015. These changes will exempt condominium developers from the…

Arlington’s new LEED standards

December 8 2014 On November 15th, the County Board of Arlington County voted 4-1 to adopt a revised incentives policy for its green building standards. While…

Estate planning questions: naming a beneficiary to your accounts

December 8 2014 We often see instances where an elderly parent has added the name of a child or other loved one to their bank accounts, CDs or brokerage accounts…