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Key distinctions between distributors and agents

July 25 2013 Many foreign companies elect to engage a distributor in the U.S. in order to profit from the distributor's experience and existing sales channels. It…

Virginia’s new Power of Attorney Act

June 30 2010 The Virginia General Assembly recently passed Virginia's version of the Uniform Power of Attorney Act (the "Act").

Understanding HIPAA: including print and copy machines in your business’s compliance plan

July 13 2010 As one managed health care plan recently learned, overlooking copy and print machines when implementing HIPAA privacy and security measures is a costly mistake.

Termination for convenience clauses – limitless or limited authority to terminate?

July 12 2013 Is termination for convenience truly at your convenience, as the name of the clause suggests, or are there limits on using such clauses to terminate…

Retail gift cards and store credits - a tax and unclaimed property audit risk

February 9 2010 The proliferation of electronic gift cards raises critical income tax and unclaimed property issues for retailers' gift card policies.

Lawsuits Regarding ADA-Compliant Websites Spike in 2018

December 12 2018 When discussing the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"),[1] most would think of handicapped ramps, accessible…

Treasury, IRS Deem Proposed Regulations Under Sec. 2704 Put Undue Burden on Taxpayers

July 12 2017 The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS, in Notice 2017-38, have identified the proposed regulations (the "Proposed Regulations") under § 2704…

Export control laws for the General Counsel

June 5 2015 You are the chief legal officer of a U.S. company. Your CEO walks into your office and announces that your company is about to conclude its first…

CFPB updates mortgage rules readiness guide

January 3 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the "CFPB") recently issued the 2013 CFPB Dodd-Frank Mortgage Rules Readiness Guide, Version 2.0. The…

Banking agencies publish supplemental final rules on Dodd-Frank requirements for appraisals for higher-risk mortgage loans

January 2 2014 On Thursday, December 26, 2013, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, National Credit…