Publications
Using Your “Disadvantaged Business” to Your Advantage

Using Your “Disadvantaged Business” to Your Advantage

By Ryan M. Spott & Michael Van Someren If your business provides goods/services to governmental agencies, construction or other projects that have some sort of governmental financing (e.g., loans from state, county or municipal bodies), or is part of a supply chain for contractors that fall into such categories, you may qualify for the...

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Modern Commercial Financing: Your Guide to Regulation A+

Attracting capital remains challenging for most investors due to regulatory burdens, higher capital costs, and the high risk, high return nature of venture capital. Often, capital projects won't get off the ground unless projected returns are above market rates. This "mini-IPO" or "on-ramp to IPO" allows investors to raise up to $50 million in a...

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So You’ve Been Subpoenaed . . .

By D|K's Litigation Team While not as troublesome as getting sued, receiving a subpoena can cause major headaches for business owners and other professionals. The austere text of a subpoena makes compliance sound non-negotiable. In fact, the recipient of a subpoena has many options to avoid or modify its commands, and to shift the costs of...

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Additional Changes to A201 | 2017 AIA Document Series – Revisions to the Core Contract Documents (Part 6)

Owner/Contractor Relationship Revisions to A201 | 2017 AIA Document Series | Revisions to the Core Contract Documents (Part 3)

By James E. Braza Part 3: Owner/Contractor Relationship Revisions to A201 General Conditions Document This article is the third in a series that explores the 2017 modifications to the AIA’s most commonly used construction contracting documents, including the A101, B101 and A201 documents. The purpose of the series is to explain some of the more...

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It’s Time for Tax-Exempt Entities to Restate Their 403(b) Plans

It’s Time for Tax-Exempt Entities to Restate Their 403(b) Plans

By Bruce B. Deadman Under a new IRS program, tax-exempt entities who sponsor 403(b) retirement plans can adopt pre-approved documents that include determination letters that confirm the tax-qualified status of their plans. Plan sponsors need to adopt pre-approved plans before March 31, 2020, in order to qualify for the program. Under a 403(b)...

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OCR Changes Complaint Investigation Procedures

OCR Changes Complaint Investigation Procedures

By Abby S. Busler On June 8, 2017, Candice Jackson, Acting Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education Civil Rights Division, modified many of the practices to investigate civil rights violations by public school districts. The changes are summarized as follows: First, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) no longer grants certain...

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Life After LIBOR

Life After LIBOR

By Julie A. Seno Lenders and borrowers, do your loan documents provide for an alternative financing rate in case LIBOR becomes unavailable? LIBOR, which stands for the “London Interbank Offered Rate,” is the most widely used “benchmark rate” in determining interest rates for debt instruments, including government and corporate bonds, mortgages,...

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