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Yearly Archives from 2018

Guides for Managing Someone Else’s Money

Co-authored by Sharon L. Palmer, ACP, FRP Being named to take care of someone else’s money – whether as a trustee of a trust, as a court appointed guardian, or as an agent under someone’s durable power of attorney – can be a tremendous responsibility. It’s easy for the person assigned to that task to become confused about their duties, responsibilities, and the legal requirements that come along with that task. If one adds all that to the actual […]

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Accused of Trademark Infringement: Do You Have Insurance?

As more businesses use the internet to advertise their goods and services, more business owners are discovering copyright and trademark infringement issues that impact their businesses.  People duplicate photos, logos, portions of books, manuals, and websites that they find on the Internet – but they don’t obtain permission from the original owner of the copyrighted work or trademark. Since business owners are increasingly beginning to understand the value of protecting their trademarks and obtaining copyright […]

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Podcast Interview: The Immigration Lawyers Podcast

We’re excited to share Giselle’s podcast interview with John Khosravi on his show “The Immigration Lawyers Podcast”, covering issues of work-life balance, H-1B updates, and the invisible wall. Listen now.

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Summer-Mid-Year Estate Planning Review

Co–authored by Kristine M. Scott, Estate Planning Associate School is out, the kids are home, and you’re traveling to new places and spending time with your family. It’s summer time! While going out on the boat sounds like a good idea, try to make time to take a fresh look at your estate plan before things get busy with school activities and fall events. Life changes every day, and your estate plan should evolve with your life. Keeping […]

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Judge Confirms: You Can Be Fired for Flipping Off the President without Violating Your First Amendment Rights

At the end of last year, I shared about the case of Juli Briskman, who was photographed flipping the bird at President Trump’s motorcade. Her company, which oversees government contractors, fired her after she shared the photo on social media. Briskman then filed a wrongful termination claim. Now we know the outcome of that claim. As I expected, freedom of speech did not help Briskman get her job back. The First Amendment protects us from […]

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What You Need to Know about the Travel Ban

The US Supreme Court upheld the third, re-engineered version of President Trump’s travel ban by a vote of 5 to 4. This decision will add another brick to the invisible wall creating negative disruption to businesses, families, and our country’s prosperity. We already had and now will have an enhanced “extreme vetting” process for all visa processing. The United States has some of the most comprehensive visa screening procedures in the world, which include identity, security, and […]

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