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Legal Brief: Subsequent Remedial Measures

May 10, 2022

Security Business Magazine

The law has your back when making improvements after failure in the security and life safety industry. Did you ever…

Legal Brief: 8 Considerations for Potential Acquisition

April 18, 2022

Security Business Magazine

With so many security businesses being acquired and merged, owners are being approached on a daily basis. Know what to…

Remedies for Refusing to Consummate a Settlement Agreement Reached at Mediation

April 4, 2022

ABI Journal

Raising an allegation that a party has not participated in the mediation process in good faith has historically been a…

The Future of NFTs Lies With the Courts

April 3, 2022


As the first cases involving NFTs hit the dockets, courts will decide questions around ownership, art, and commerce.  SUPERFARM TOUTED…

Legal Brief: Warrantless Surveillance Case Again Favors Law Enforcement

February 14, 2022

Security Business Magazine

In my August 2020 column, I posed an important societal question: Do you have a reasonable expectation of privacy inside your…

The Dune NFT Fiasco Is the Least of Crypto’s Legal Worries

January 19, 2022


Spice DAO’s copyright misstep shows how many questions there are about the rules of cryptoart. This is an opportunity for…

Legal Brief: The First 3G Sunset Deadline is Almost Here

January 14, 2022

Security Business Magazine

As the AT&T deadline looms in February, do not depend on the FCC to give you an extension. In my…

Promising Tech: Challenges Bring Opportunities, But…

December 20, 2021

Modern Contractor Solutions

Challenging times can also be opportunities, but only if one knows where to look and has the drive—and capital—for it….

Legal Brief: Customer Education and Business Protection

December 13, 2021

Security Business Magazine

Teaching end-users about the functionality of their systems is a key aspect of limiting a security company’s potential liability Knowing…

Crown Financial, LLC vs. Drivetrain, LLC Illustrates ‘Harsh’ Consequences for Lending to Unlicensed Contractors

December 9, 2021

Commercial Factor

Edward Schnitzer of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads breaks down the decisions in a recent bankruptcy case to demonstrate the…

Legal Brief: Beware of Those Tricky Installment Transactions

November 15, 2021

Security Business Magazine

Knowing state-by-state laws is key for selling to customers who want to pay equipment off over time Your company is…

Taking Advantage of Discovery Rules in the United States to get Documents and Information for Foreign Proceedings – Finally, the U.S. has something to offer Foreign Courts

November 9, 2021

IMLS Newsletter

Much has been written over the past year about whether a U.S. statute, 28 U.S.C. Sec. 1782 (or just “1782”)…

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Should Remove the “Z” Words From the Rules of Professional Conduct

November 8, 2021

The Philadelphia Lawyer

Contrary to common misconception among lawyers and judges, the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (“Model Rules”) and their Pennsylvania…

Legal Brief: Taking Your Contracts Beyond Borders

October 8, 2021

Security Business Magazine

Be sure to seek counsel when it comes to protecting your relationships with international subcontractors I remember years ago when…

Coster v. UIP Companies, Inc.: Delaware Supreme Court Reminds That Entire Fairness Is Not a Ticket to Ride Where Critical Stockholder Rights Impaired

September 23, 2021

Deal Points: The Newsletter of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee

A recent en banc opinion by the Delaware Supreme Court furnishes an important reminder that, in some transactional paradigms, discharging…

Legal Brief: Biometrics Law in New York

September 13, 2021

Security Business Magazine

New rules regulating commercial establishments could have far-reaching implications. Several of my prior columns have addressed the use of biometrics,…

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Diverse Attorneys

August 27, 2021

The Legal Intelligencer

For years, compelling conversations about the importance of workplace diversity have been a hot topic—especially in the legal sector. Long…

Legal Brief: Vaccine Legalities Revisited

August 12, 2021

Security Business Magazine

The law continues to evolve as cases and lawsuits regarding employer-mandated COVID-19 vaccinations are considered. As America and the world…

Legal Brief: Manage and Audit Your Sales Practices…or Else

July 14, 2021

Security Business Magazine

Recent Vivint settlement with the FTC illustrates the importance of a legal review of sales and other business practices. Do…

Everybody Can Count to 40: Compensable Time – Know What Gets Counted As Paid Time

June 23, 2021

Modern Contractor Solutions

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced that it reached a settlement and the entry of a Consent Order…