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The importance of a waiver of subrogation clause in a commercial lease

January 30 2012 A waiver of subrogation provision is one of the most misunderstood, yet critical provisions, in a commercial lease – and one that benefits both the landlord and the tenant.

“Gross up” provisions in office leases: misconceptions and protections for landlords and tenants

October 11 2011 To those who do not regularly deal with office leases, few concepts are as confusing as the “gross up” of operating expenses. 

“I want to establish Florida residency and avoid state income tax.” not so fast!

June 5 2015 There has been much debate recently about state income tax rates and/or states having no income tax at all. Recently on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Joe…

Top 5 Common HIPAA “Myths” That Arise in Higher Education

May 5 2017 The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996—commonly referred to as “HIPAA”—is a federal law imposing certain data privacy and…

DOL Announces FLSA changes will be effective no later than September 2016

March 7 2016 Patricia Smith, U.S. Department of Labor solicitor, recently announced the final rules regarding the changes to the FLSA White Collar Exemption…

FERC Off to a “Fast Start”

January 2 2018 At the December 21, 2017 FERC open meeting, the first with the agency’s new Chairman, Kevin McIntyre and a full slate of Commissioners, several major new orders and policy initiatives were announced that are important to the energy industry, including initiating a more RTO-specific approach to fast-start resource pricing policies, new reporting requirements for cyber security incidents and a preliminary announcement of FERC’s intent to review the current pipeline certificate procedures.

Free Money from your Association Insurer

January 2 2018 In Wisconsin condominium associations are required to insure all of the property (other than the personal property) of the unit owners. (See, Sections…

Directed Proxies vs. Absentee Ballots: What is the Difference, and Can Our Association Use Them

December 27 2017 I have written before on the subject of associations’ continuing struggle to convince enough unit owners to attend owner meetings in order to meet…

EPA Solicits Input on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Limits for Existing Electric Utility Generating Units

December 22 2017 On December 18, 2017, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (“ANPRM”) to solicit input regarding the…

Wisconsin Legislature Considers Repealing Nonfederal Wetland Permitting Program

December 21 2017 Since 2001, Wisconsin law has required a permit to discharge fill into wetlands that do not fall under federal jurisdiction (“nonfederal wetlands”)…