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7 Options for Resolving Partnership Disputes

7 Options for Resolving Partnership Disputes

By Heather J. Macklin Like all human relationships, business partnerships have their ups and downs. When things are going well, everyone is happy, and business usually booms. When things are not going well, however, even little disagreements can blow up into major disputes and business will often suffer for it. What are formerly happy business...

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How Might Joe Biden’s Tax Proposals Affect You?

How Might Joe Biden’s Tax Proposals Affect You?

On April 28, 2021, President Joe Biden presented his proposed “American Families Plan” in an address to the nation. The address set forth hoped-for “once in a generation” investments focused on benefits to American families. These investments included expanded government-funded education, increases in various child and earned income credits, paid...

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Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges: Implications of the Biden Proposal

Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges: Implications of the Biden Proposal

On April 28th, 2021, President Biden revealed a slew of tax proposals. One of these proposals involved curtailing the use of a long-standing planning tool -- the Tax Deferred Like-Kind Exchange. Flowing from Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, Section 1031 exchanges are a key component of the investment real estate market, especially for...

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Don’t Let Your Supply Chain Run Aground

Don’t Let Your Supply Chain Run Aground

By: Timothy J. Feldhausen On March 23, 2021, the container vessel Ever Given, one of the largest container ships in the world, grounded in the Suez Canal for nearly 5 days, blocking traffic through one of the busiest and most important commercial sea lanes in the entire world.  The cost of this single incident is being measured in billions of...

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The Supreme Court Issued Google v. Oracle Copyright Decision

The Supreme Court Issued Google v. Oracle Copyright Decision

The practice of using, and reusing, software interfaces written by others is common within the field of software engineering and development. Multiple federal circuits have held that software source code, as a whole, can be copyrighted, but the question as to what extent code can be copied, particularly API code, was an unanswered question. In...

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CDC Updates COVID Guidelines for Nursing Homes

CDC Updates COVID Guidelines for Nursing Homes

The federal government this week issued updated guidelines to nursing homes for COVID-19 prevention and control, including new recommendations regarding visitation, physical distancing, and quarantining. In issuing the updated recommendations on March 29, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stressed that even as nursing homes relax...

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CMS Eases Guidance for Nursing Home Visitation

CMS Eases Guidance for Nursing Home Visitation

With millions of COVID-19 vaccinations having been administered to nursing home residents and staff, the federal government is now encouraging in-person visitation in nursing homes. On March 10, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its guidance to facilities regarding in-person visitation. Importantly, the updated...

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