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Energy and Natural Resources Attorney Ben L. Pfefferle III Joins McDonald Hopkins

COLUMBUS, Ohio (January 22, 2015) – Ben Pfefferle III, a prominent attorney who has been at the forefront of the natural resources, environmental, and energy sectors throughout his career,  has joined the Columbus office of McDonald Hopkins in the firm’s Business Department as Co-Chair of the Natural Resources Practice Group.

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Multistate Tax Update – January 22, 2015

The Tax Foundation defines a “jock tax” as the state and local tax burden that authorities levy against visiting professional athletes and other traveling business professionals. Some states include visiting musicians, lawyers, and even touring skateboarders in that category. Generally, a jock tax requires the visitor to pay income taxes in every state in which he or she earned income.

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TSX Venture Exchange Amends Policies on Private Placements

By Nafeesa Valli-Hasham

Effective January 26, 2015, the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”) is implementing amendments to its Policy 4.1 – Private Placements (“Policy 4.1″) and the related forms.

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Key Issues Facing Places of Public Accommodation at the 25th Anniversary of the ADA

Our colleague Joshua A. Stein authored Epstein Becker Green’s recent issue of its Take 5 newsletter.   This Take 5 highlights five recent developments and future trends under Title III that places of public accommodation should keep their eyes on in 2015.

  1. Website Accessibility
  2. Accessible Point-of-Sale Devices and Other Touchscreen Technology
  3. Movie Theater Captioning & Audio (Narrative) Description
  4. The Availability of Sign Language Interpreters at Health Care Facilities
  5. “Drive By” Design/Construction Lawsuits

Read the full newsletter here.

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With states passing marijuana laws, what does the federal government do?

As the author of Illinois’ Medical Marijuana Law FAQ Handbook, perhaps the most common question posed to me concerning Illinois’ legalization of medical marijuana is, “How does the federal government intend to respond to Illinois’ Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act and other states that have adopted a similar law?”

It appears that the federal government has provided us with even more clarity going into 2015. More…

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Student recruitment: RSS ready to welcome the best and most passionate!

January 20, 2015 — The yearly student recruitment campaign is under way at RSS. Accordingly, the Students section of our website — especially its blog — will be updated regularly.

Are you looking forward to a career with a dynamic and convivial firm? Then these pages are for you!

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Proxy Advisor Glass Lewis Publishes Canadian Proxy Voting Policy for 2015

By Bernard Pinsky

Proxy advisory firm Glass, Lewis & Co. (“Glass Lewis”) recently released its Canadian proxy voting policy for the 2015 proxy season. Glass Lewis’ policies are influential in that many institutional investors will follow their advice and vote for or against an issuer’s shareholder resolutions based on Glass Lewis’ policies.

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Defending your Company from Activist Shareholders – March 10, 2015

We invite you to attend a roundtable discussion led by Stewart L. Muglich of Clark Wilson LLP and David Salmon of Laurel Hill Advisory Group. Our speakers will provide you with valuable information on how to defend your company from activist shareholders.

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TSX Venture Exchange Introduces New Electronic Private Placement Filing Procedure

By Nafeesa Valli-Hasham

The TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”) has introduced a new online filing portal, called V-File, for private placement submissions. Although paper filings for private placement submissions are still accepted by the TSXV, the intention is that in due course only electronic submissions will be accepted.

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DAVIS MALM WELCOMES LAWRENCE J. CASEY TO EMPLOYMENT LAW AREA

Boston, MA, January 20, 2015 — The Boston law firm of Davis, Malm & D’Agostine, P.C. announced that Lawrence J. Casey joined the firm as a shareholder in the Business Law, Employment, and Litigation areas. Mr. Casey has over 30 years of experience successfully litigating complex employment-related matters on behalf of executives, professionals, and employers in trials in state and federal courts, arbitrations, and agency hearings. He has also argued appeals before the First Circuit Court of Appeals, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and Massachusetts Appeals Court. Mr. Casey is an elected fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. More…

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