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Whether out of necessity or by choice, remote work arrangements have reshaped today’s workforce and become the model for how companies are operating in almost every sector of the economy.
Join us for this all-new program for a close look at how businesses and their employees can address the myriad state and federal tax complications arising from a hybrid workforce, including remote employees in multiple states.
This course will explore how attorneys are more likely than the public to have a substance use and/or mental health issue through data comprised from published studies in the past 7 years. It will examine burnout, as well as contributors to burnout. Participants will learn about stress management through a wide variety of areas, including sleep hygiene, nutrition, physical activity, meditation, and emotional connection.
When advising a business that is being sold, it’s important to understand from both the buyer’s and the seller’s perspective how the transaction will be taxed under current law, especially in the case of an S corporation. Some of the more important income tax aspects of merger and acquisition transactions involving S corporations can involve a number of unique legal and tax considerations that need to be accounted for in order to achieve the most beneficial tax outcomes.
Recognizing the need to address uncertainty regarding the categorization of digital assets and provide answers about their treatment, the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) and American Law Institute (ALI) approved amendments in 2022 to update the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). Included in these amendments is a new Article 12, specifically governing a category of digital assets referred to in Article 12 as “controllable electronic records” (CERs). This guidance aims to provide clarity as to what rules should govern what rights a transferee acquires in the purchase and sale of a CER, how CERs can be used as collateral for secured transactions, how security interests can be perfected in CERs, and what priority should be given to such perfected security interests.
The pandemic, politically-charged climate, and increased role as a source of news and other information has led social media to have an even larger role in our personal and professional lives. With increased use comes increased ethical risk – of breaking attorney-client privilege or confidentiality, making an uncivil comment, or providing legal advice to someone who is not officially a client.
How do you navigate the slippery slope of using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and similar sites without crossing an ethical line? Join us for this one-hour webcast for guidance and a better understanding of appropriate and necessary use of social media in the practice of law.
Three dozen states have legalized medical marijuana and nearly 20 have authorized recreational use. The cannabis industry is a “budding” one despite the federal narcotic treatment of marijuana. Distributors, growers, and retailers keen on capitalizing on this growth are looking to start or expand their business. And location – as they say – is everything! This is especially true since all cannabis business licenses are tied to a piece of real estate. To complicate deals even further, state and local regulations dictating what properties are permissible for cannabis businesses vary greatly.
These factors make the real estate aspects of setting up a cannabis location one of the more challenging parts of the cannabis industry. Because of this, cannabis businesses are turning to their trusted commercial real estate counsel to help them navigate the legal issues involved with finding a location to set up their business.
Reporting and disclosure are the fundamental tools used by governments to enforce their domestic tax laws. In recent years, the U.S. federal laws requiring reporting and disclosure -- including the Corporate Transparency Act of 2022 -- have been dramatically expanded and the civil penalties for failure to comply with such laws have been substantially increased. This session details the numerous tools available to the IRS for obtaining information on U.S. taxpayers’ holdings. It will also review U.S. federal reporting and disclosure obligations applicable to international investment and transactions and the penalties for failure to comply with those obligations.
You are undoubtedly familiar with LLCs and LLPs, but what do you know about DAOs and how these organizations differ from traditional hierarchical firms? Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) are an emerging new form of organization where control and governance functions frequently are distributed horizontally across its members, eliminating or reducing the need for a central authority to approve project funding. These collectively-owned, blockchain-governed organizations are growing in popularity because it allows the freedom of members, often scattered around the world, to work on a shared mission where all decide how the organization works and how funds are spent.
With tightening governmental regulation over digital assets and cryptocurrencies, how will the “off-chain” formation, taxation, liability, and legitimacy of DAOs and its members be affected given the reliance on smart contracts, Web3, and blockchain technologies? What legal risks are associated with DAOs? And, is there the need for traditional “paperwork,” such as an operating agreement, when forming this type of business structure?
Today's lawyer engages with technology regularly, and that engagement implicates basic ethical principles arising out of the attorney’s obligation to understand what they are doing, to maintain client confidences, to communicate reasonably, and to supervise others -- including retained non-lawyer consultants and experts. Lawyers are expected to be current with the most recent technological developments and not to ignore technology risks. In fact, most state professional conduct rules include an ethical duty of technology competence.
Keep your head in the sand no longer! In this one-hour discussion, a data privacy expert and two emerging technology lawyers will explore the attorney’s ethical obligations surrounding technology, including its role in today’s practice. Take this opportunity to better understand what you need know to meet your ethical duties, and how technology can also enhance your efficiency and your reputation.