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Client Alert from the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice: Update on New Developments

June 3, 2010

Final Regulations on Diversification Rule for Defined Contribution Plans Holding Employer Securities   The Internal Revenue Service has issued final regulations…

Deepwater Horizon Legislative Proposals

May 20, 2010

Over the last forty-five years each major pollution incident including the Torrey Canyon in 1967, the Union Oil blowout in…

Commercial Co-Venturing Tax Issues for the 501(c)(3)

May 18, 2010

Prepared for the 8th Annual Nonprofit Institute Conference. Download PDF for full article

Delaware Bankruptcy Judge Rules That Payment Does Not Prevent Use of New Value Defense in Favorable Opinion for Vendors

May 1, 2010

Many businesses will at some point find themselves a defendant in a preference action commenced by or on behalf of…

Wiretaps and Undercover Sting Operations: Are White Collar Defendants Ready?

April 16, 2010

The DOJ has aggressively used proactive enforcement techniques such as undercover sting operations and enhanced use of electronic surveillance in…

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Immediate and Important Focus Items for Group Health Plans

April 7, 2010

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its companion bill, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (signed into…

Your Web Page – Key Questions

April 6, 2010

These questions come from Montgomery McCracken.  We recommend that you review your web page with this list in front of…

Estate Planning Opportunities for 2010—Act Now!—Limited Time Offer!

March 29, 2010

The failure of Congress to address the federal estate, gift and generation skipping tax prior to January 1, 2010 creates…

Client Alert from the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice

March 23, 2010

Health Care: President Signs Health Care Reform Bill after House Approves.   The United States House of Representatives approved, by a vote…

What ever became of the Federal Estate Tax?

February 24, 2010

Much to the surprise of practitioners in the estate planning area, Congress did not, prior to the end of 2009,…

COBRA Subsidy Extension – Employer Action Required by end of January 2010

January 15, 2010

President Obama recently signed into law an extension and expansion of the COBRA premium subsidy that was introduced by American…

Year End Planning Alert from the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group

December 3, 2009

As we approach the end of the calendar year, some employee benefit plan deadlines  require your attention.  You may also…

Legal Issues for Community Foundations: Understanding the Separate Rules that Apply to Community Foundations

August 4, 2009

Virginia P. Sikes prepared and presented “Legal Issues for Community Foundations: Understanding the Separate Rules that Apply to Community Foundations.”…

Delaware Court of Chancery Holds That In Pari Delicto Doctrine Bars Derivative Claims Against Third-Party Conspirators

July 15, 2009

The Delaware Court of Chancery recently held that derivative claims against a nominal defendant’s alleged co-conspirators were barred by Delaware’s…

Immigration Updates from the Immigration & Nationality Law Practice

June 24, 2009

H-1B Petitions Have Not Yet Reached Statutory Limits We would like to notify our clients of the continuing ability to…

Client Alert from the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice

June 9, 2009

Mental Health Parity Act Expansion Enacted on October 3, 2008, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (“EESA”) includes provisions…

Client Alert: Passport or Other Secure Document Required for Land Border Crossings Effective June 1

May 19, 2009

We would like to remind our clients that beginning on June 1, 2009 there will be a change in the…

Client Alert from the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice

May 14, 2009

Health Plan Documents Must be Updated Immediately to Comply with SCHIP Program As we reported to you here in February,…

Red Flag Rules – August 1st Enforcement Date Extended Until November 1st

April 30, 2009

On July 29th, the FTC extended the enforcement date for its Red Flag Rules (the “Rules”) from the already extended of August…