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Thomas C. Erb Named “Lawyer of the Year” for Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Chairman of Lewis Rice, Tom advises both public and private companies on mergers, asset and stock acquisitions and sales, consolidations, reorganizations, recapitalizations, and similar transactions. He has counseled both buyers and sellers in M&A transactions spanning numerous industries including agriculture, manufacturing, technology, banking, consumer goods, and service industries. Tom has extensive experience assisting companies acquiring assets in distressed situations, and he works closely with our restructuring and workout group in such transactions. Best Lawyers has included him in its annual list since 2007. More…

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Networking SUCKS. Now what?

Ahhhhhhh!!My mom hates the word “sucks,” but I’m using it in my title for effect – “what, Lindsay thinks networking sucks?”

Sure, sometimes. And I’m sure everyone else does too. Who doesn’t get fed up with all of the things we’re “supposed” to be doing every once in a while? 

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An Estate Planning Reminder for Parents with Minor Children

I just tweeted an article by a Boston financial planner, Dee Lee, who discusses the importance of parents with minor children getting their estate plans in place.  I strongly feel that setting up an estate plan with protections for minor children is just as important as the other aspects of parenting for which we take so much care and concern.  I have written about this here and here.   Just like finding the right pediatrician, car seat, and child care, an estate plan is an essential protection for your children.  This writer said it so well, that I am posting here some highlights — and  a good reminder — from her article:

“Experts estimate that less than 35% of individuals have wills. This is one thing people procrastinate about, especially parents with young children. 

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NLRB Elections Now 40% Quicker – Median of 23 Days From Filing

Evidence continues to mount as to how much more quickly representation elections are being held since the National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB” or “Board”) Amended Representation Election Rules that took effect on April 14, 2015. The Wall Street Journal has crunched the data and reports today that the median number of days between the filing of a representation petition and the day on which employees vote has fallen to 23 days in uncontested elections where the employer and union stipulated to the terms for the vote, and 25 days in the 20 contested cases in which the election was directed by the Board after a hearing.  In comparison, during the Board’s 2014 fiscal year, the last full year before the new rules took effect, the median time was 38 days for all elections and 59 days in contested elections.

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Part 2: FTC Updates its Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Endorsement Guides

As I mentioned last week, I will be continuing to discuss the FTC’s updated answers to its FAQs. This week, Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Partner Allison Fitzpatrick and I will focus on influencers and ambassadors, celebrity endorsements, and social media and promotions. Stay tuned for our last post in the series on online reviews, employee endorsements, monitoring. 

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Multistate Tax Update — August 27, 2015

Multistate Tax Update — August 27, 2015

Washington: Seattle enacts controversial gun tax, which is already being challenged

Seattle

In an Aug. 10, 2015, statement on approval of firearms and munitions tax, which addressed the unanimous passage of Seattle’s “gun violence tax,” Mayor Ed Murray applauded the city council’s vote. The gun violence tax will raise revenues for funding gun violence research, prevention, and education. The mayor said, “Seattle’s youth deserve action and today’s council vote is a meaningful step forward.” 

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Ready or Not? Finding Pay Issues Before the DOL Does (Nicole Gray)

McDonald Hopkins labor and employment attorney Nicole Gray will be speaking at Cleveland SHRM’s upcoming presentation “Ready or Not? Finding Pay Issues Before the DOL Does.”

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3 Questions You Probably Have About Content Marketing

iStock_000019798838XSmall“Content marketing” is a huge and meaty topic, and it’s one that there are many, many facets to. We could talk about it for years (and I’ve already spent lots of Two for Tuesdays’ posts dissecting various aspects of it).

Today, I’d like to get a little bit back to basics, and look at three questions you probably have about content marketing, based on things I’ve wondered myself, things I’ve been asked, and conversations I’ve had with other legal marketers. Definitely add to the conversation on this one with additional questions you may have in the comments! 

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Should we put our most critical data in the cloud?

If you are a financial advisor, would you store your clients’ confidential financial and tax details in the cloud?  If you are a hospital, what about patients’ health information?  If you are a school, would you use cloud based software to create reports about individual students?

Australian organisations are using more, and more sophisticated, cloud services

More and more organisations are using cloud services.  The services themselves are becoming more complex, to include not just data storage services but higher-value offerings such as “platform as a service” and “software as a service”.  More…

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15 Stradling Attorneys Named to 2015 Super Lawyers Rising Stars List

Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C. is pleased to announce that 15 of its lawyers have been named to the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.  Read more.

Super Lawyers recognizes only 5% of attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through independent research. The Rising Stars list has the same criteria except, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. In addition, no more than 2.5% of nominees are named to Rising Stars. More…

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