Ohio Statehouse Update: This Week in Ohio — June 7, 2013

Biennial budget clears Ohio Senate

The Ohio Senate passed its version of the state’s two year spending plan this week, bringing the bill one step closer to final passage. The House is not expected to agree to Senate changes next week, sending the bill to conference committee to work through items of difference in the Executive, House, and Senate versions of the bill.

The Senate made additional changes to the bill in committee prior to reporting the bill, including the creation of a new Motor Fuel Receipts Tax (MFRT), effective July 1, 2014. The new tax was established in response to the Beaver Excavating Co. v. Testa Supreme Court opinion that the state was improperly spending Commercial Activity Tax (CAT) revenue from motor vehicle fuel sales for purposes other than public highways. The MFRT is computed on the basis of the supplier’s gross receipts for the first sale of motor fuel delivered to a location in the state. It imposes a tax rate equal to .65 percent on a supplier’s gross receipts and requires that revenue arising from the tax be used for public highway purposes.

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McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies Advisory: This Week in Washington — June 7, 2013

Immigration reform update 1: All eyes on the House

This week, a bipartisan group of House members announced they had a framework for a deal on immigration reform. The bipartisan working group, however, grew smaller as conservative Republican Congressman Raul Labrador (R-ID) announced he could not sign off on the deal and would author his own proposal instead.

Labrador cited the failure to include language preventing newly legalized immigrants from obtaining subsidized healthcare as the reason for his withdrawal from the group.

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Duty to Defend: Who is "you"?

By Nigel Kent

In Dominion of Canada General Insurance v. Hannam, 2013, NLCA 37, the Newfoundland Court of Appeal has issued another reminder to the insurance industry that the “plain English” use of words like “you” and “your” can lead to ambiguity and a duty to defend where none might have been expected.

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New shares of Pro Kapital Grupp admitted to trading on NASDAQ OMX Tallinn Stock Exchange

As a result of an offering conducted based on a resolution of the general meeting of shareholders held on 5 April 2013, AS Pro Kapital Grupp issued 921,153 new shares trading in which on the Secondary List of NASDAQ OMX Baltic Market commenced on Thursday 16 May 2013.

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Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners law firm is a laureate of the European Medal 2013

Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners law firm is honored to announce that it has been awarded the European Medal 2013 in the Final of the 24th Edition of the Competition organized by the Business Centre Club in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and under the honorary patronage of the European Economic and Social Committee.

The Medal has been awarded for the RAACS® system – an innovative information technology tool which allows for effective and professional management and communication in the area of the provision of legal services. More…

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Random Acts of Golf

Today, we bring you another great recommendation from rainmaking expert, Jaimie Field!

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Let me start by saying, I am not a golfer. I don’t particularly have the patience for the short game, but I do like going to a driving range and beating the _____ (fill in the blank) out of a ball. However, on a daily basis I get invited to play golf for outings, fundraisers and by potential clients.

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TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE organised M&A Student Camp 2013 in Tallinn

Since 2008, TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE together with leading Nordic law firms has organised student camps in the Baltic and Nordic countries for young lawyers on topical issues related to mergers and acquisitions (M&A). This year the annual Student Camp took place in Tallinn and was organised together with law firm Hannes Snellman and was dedicated to taxation issues. 16 young lawyers from TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and from Hannes Snellman took part in the annual Student Camp.

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New shares of Pro Kapital Grupp admitted to trading on NASDAQ OMX Tallinn Stock Exchange

As a result of an offering conducted based on a resolution of the general meeting of shareholders held on 5 April 2013, AS Pro Kapital Grupp issued 921,153 new shares trading in which on the Secondary List of NASDAQ OMX Baltic Market commenced on Thursday 16 May 2013.

TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE team, led by partner Risto Vahimets and senior associate Andres Siigur, advised AS Pro Kapital Grupp on the issue of the new shares and admission of the shares to trading on the Secondary List of NASDAQ OMX Baltic Market.

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TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE organised M&A Student Camp 2013 in Tallinn

Since 2008, TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE together with leading Nordic law firms has organised student camps in the Baltic and Nordic countries for young lawyers on topical issues related to mergers and acquisitions (M&A). This year the annual Student Camp took place in Tallinn and was organised together with law firm Hannes Snellman and was dedicated to taxation issues. 16 young lawyers from TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and from Hannes Snellman took part in the annual Student Camp.

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Robert E. McKenzie presents on IRS Frest Start Initiative

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Robert E. McKenzie

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Robert E. McKenzie presented a webinar on May 28 titled “U.S. Tax Agent Program, IRS Fresh Start Initative.” Mr. McKenzie also spoke in Reno, Nevada on May 31 – June 1, 2013, to the California Society of Enrolled Agents on IRS representation.

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