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|The Pitfalls of “Rollovers as Business Startups” Transactions|
Benjamin L. Rackliffe; Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC;
June 26, 2016, previously published on June 22, 2016Versions of qualified plans, sometimes referred to as “Rollovers as Business Startups” or simply “ROBS,” are marketed with increasing frequency to would-be business owners as a way to access tax-deferred retirement funds without paying distribution taxes, in order to cover...
|Investment and New Capital Raising Exemptions for Start-ups, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in Ontario|
Philip Aubry; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
June 23, 2016, previously published on June 20, 2016With the decline of our dollar and oil prices, there is some good news for investors in Ontario as private market investments in Ontario that were once only available to high-net-worth -individuals are now accessible to a wider range of investors. Along with these corresponding investment...
|Any Amendment Must be in Writing, Signed by the Parties|
Jonathan G. Bell, Preet K. Bell, Richard B. Swan; Bennett Jones LLP;
June 21, 2016, previously published on June 1, 2016The English Court of Appeal recently held that an express clause in a contract requiring that any amendment be in writing and signed by the parties does not preclude oral or unsigned amendments to the contract. In holding that an oral amendment could be effective notwithstanding an “anti-oral...
|The Tennessee Business Court Tackles Privilege Claims|
William R. O'Bryan; Butler Snow LLP;
June 20, 2016, previously published on May 31, 2016The Tennessee Business Court has provided additional guidance to commercial litigators concerning internecine legal battles between members of limited liability companies. The Court has determined the fiduciary duties of minority members who combine to form a control group. Now, the Court has...
|How to Talk to Your Family About Succession Planning|
Michael C. Zahrt; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
June 16, 2016, previously published on April 29, 2016A survey conducted by the Family Firm Institute indicated that the majority of small business owners want their business to transfer to the next generation. However, 70 percent of family businesses do not survive into the second generation, and 90 percent do not survive into the third generation.
|Supreme Court Rejects Lawsuits by Plaintiffs Who Cannot Show "Real" Injury|
Darren K. Cottriel, Meir Feder, Daniel J. (Dan) McLoon, Brian J. Murray, John A. Vogt; Jones Day;
June 16, 2016, previously published on May 2016On May 16, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Spokeo Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339, a closely watched case addressing whether federal lawsuits can be filed by plaintiffs who have suffered no concrete injury aside from the violation of a federal statute. The case is of particular interest to...
|LCBO Mark-Up Challenged in Court|
Brian Kells; Perley-Robertson Hill McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
June 16, 2016, previously published on May 25, 2016In 2015, Toronto Distillery Co., a small craft distiller of spirits such as gin and whisky, launched a court challenge to Ontario’s regulatory regime for on-site sales of spirits by producers.
|Businesses Have New Tool to Protect Trade Secrets|
Anne G. Bibeau, Dean T. Buckius, Arlene F. Klinedinst; Vandeventer Black LLP;
June 16, 2016, previously published on May 2016On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) amending the Economic Espionage Act, 18 U.S. Code Section 1836. The DTSA creates a new, federal, civil cause of action that may be used to sue former employees, independent contractors, consultants, or other...
|Piercing the Corporate Veil: When Your Business's Debts Become Yours|
Taylor A. Gast; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
June 16, 2016, previously published on May 31, 2016This is the first article in a series on protecting a business's identity and avoiding personal liability for business actions.
|Deciphering Sikkelee: Implications for Aviation Claims and Product Manufacturers|
Tarah E. Ackerman, Kevin D. Boyce, Erin L. Burke, John D. Goetz, Devin A. Winklosky; Jones Day;
June 16, 2016, previously published on May 2016On April 19, 2016, the Third Circuit issued its long-awaited decision in Sikkelee v. Precision Airmotive Corp. et al. Aviation product manufacturers had hoped the opinion, which considered whether the Federal Aviation Act ("Act") and Federal Aviation Act ("FAA") regulations...