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HTMLFifth Circuit Clarifies and Complicates Choice of Law Analysis of Interstate Restrictive Covenants
Michael D. Karpeles; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 27, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2015
As companies grow and expand into multiple U.S. states, particularly in our increasingly knowledge and relationship-based economy, determining the applicable law for companywide restrictive covenants can be puzzling. Determining which law applies can make the difference between enforcement or the...

 

HTMLSEC Adopts Regulation Crowdfunding to Facilitate Early Capital Raises
Barbara A. Jones, Ira N. Rosner, John K. Wells; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 27, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2015
On Oct. 30, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted Regulation Crowdfunding by a 3-1 vote. The rules were adopted despite concerns expressed in comment letters to the SEC that capital raising through crowdfunding could lead to fraudulent activities, and thereby place...

 

HTML2015 California Employment Law Legislative Update
James M. Nelson; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 27, 2015, previously published on November 18, 2015
Although not the product of new legislation, on Jan, 1, 2016, the statewide minimum wage increases to $10 per hour. Because the salary threshold for exempt status must be at least twice the full-time equivalent of the minimum wage, exempt employees will need to make at least $3,466.67 per month or...

 

HTMLInvestor-State Dispute Settlement Provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
David Baron, Thomas R. Snider; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 26, 2015, previously published on November 13, 2015
The parties to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which include the United States and 11 other Pacific nations, concluded negotiations on the text of a multilateral trade and investment agreement on Oct. 5, 2015, and released the text of the agreement on Nov. 5, 2015. As anticipated, the...

 

HTMLImportant New Rules Regarding New York City Lobbying Take Effect
Mark F. Glaser, John L. Mascialino, Joshua L. Oppenheimer; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2015, previously published on November 10, 2015
In 2013, six years after the last round of amendments to the New York City lobbying laws, the City enacted Local Law 129, resulting in some notable revisions to the Administrative Code’s regulation of lobbying. Among other things, the revised Administrative Code provisions broadened the...

 

HTML12-Nation Pacific Rim Deal Aims to Spur Commerce in Countries Accounting for 40% of World's Economy
Elana Broitman, Robert Y. Maples; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 13, 2015, previously published on November 9, 2015
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, witnessed the release of the long-awaited text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. This 12-nation[1] Pacific Rim deal aims to spur commerce in countries accounting for 40 percent of the world's economy.

 

HTMLEU Launches Consultation on the Review of the EU Satellite and Cable Directive
Viola Bensinger, Christoph Enaux, Stefan Lütje; Greenberg Traurig Germany, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 13, 2015, previously published on October 30, 2015
On Aug. 24, the EU launched a public consultation as part of a broader review of the 1993 EU Satellite and Cable Directive, one of the 16 initiatives announced in the Commission's plan for the Digital Single Market (DSM). The Commission wants to know whether EU rules defining where and how...

 

HTMLNYS Government Ethics Agency Proposes to Restrict Campaign Fundraising
Mark F. Glaser, Joshua L. Oppenheimer; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2015, previously published on November 4, 2015
In late October 2015, the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) released a draft Advisory Opinion that would overturn a nearly 20-year-old ethics opinion regarding political activities by public office holders and their employees. This proposal could have a significant impact on...

 

HTMLIs Your Website ADA-Compliant? Does It Need to Be?
Ed Chansky, Robert S. Fine, Erica Okerberg; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2015, previously published on November 5, 2015
Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires any “place of public accommodation” to be accessible to persons with disabilities. The ADA does not directly define “place of public accommodation.” Instead, it sets forth a long list of examples, such as...

 

HTMLTax Issues for Repo Buyers and Sellers
John Kaufmann; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 9, 2015, previously published on November 2, 2015
Near the beginning of the 1980s cult classic film “Repo Man,” Harry Dean Stanton informs Emilio Estevez that the car which he just drove back to a used-car lot was a repossessed vehicle. Upon hearing the news, Estevez empties his can of beer on the pavement and shouts, “I...

 


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