Monthly Archives: August 2013

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Best of the Best 2013 – Jukka Luostarinen listed among the world’s leading 30 Competition and Antitrust lawyers

Peltonen LMR Partner Jukka Luostarinen is listed in Legal Media Group’s newly published Best of the Best 2013 ranking of the world’s leading 30 Competition and Antitrust lawyers.

Best of the Best compiles the world’s top 30 practitioners in 20 areas of the law. The guide is published in the Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides series. More…

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Competition Law 2013 seminar 19-20 September 2013

Competition Law 2013 seminar takes place on 19-20 September 2013 in Helsinki. In the annual seminar, arranged by Talentum, current competition law topics are discussed by experts.

The seminar on 19 September 2013 is chaired by Peltonen LMR Partner Ilkka Leppihalme.

The seminar programme in Finnish

The seminar is in Finnish. More…

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Joe Ourth quoted in Crain’s article on new appointment

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Joe Ourth

Chicago Partner Joe R. Ourth recently was quoted in a Crain’s Chicago Business article titled, “Dental administrator takes helm of state facilities board.” The article, which was published on August 22, informs readers about a new appointment to the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board made by Governor Pat Quinn. The governor appointed board member Kathy Olson after the former chairman did not seek reappointment after the expiration of his term. In the article, Mr. Ourth contributed his thoughts on the new appointment.

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William Anaya authors article on hydraulic fracturing for Illinois new

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William Anaya

Chicago Partner William J. Anaya authored an article for The Southern Illinoisan, a newspaper that reaches an audience in Southern Illinois, titled, “Fracking in Illinois: What’s an owner to do?” His article, published on August 22, discusses how hydraulic fracturing affects residential, commercial,  industrial and agricultural land owners in various ways.

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David Newman contributes to article on Instagram

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David Newman

Chicago Partner David L. Newman was quoted in a recent E-Commerce Times article article titled, “Not More ‘Insta’ or ‘Gram’ App Names, Instagram Says.” Instagram is a social networking app that allows users to take photographs and apply digital filters to them, and to share those photos on other social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. The article, published on August 22, discusses the concerns Instagram developers have with protecting their brand. Mr. Newman offers his thoughts regarding protection of their trademark and why there are grounds for a lawsuit.

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Barry Katz contributes to Law360 article on self-storage

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Barry Katz

Chicago Partner Barry R. Katz was quoted in a recent Law360 article titled, “Self Storage Deal Size Rises As Market Strengthens,” which was published on August 21. The article reveals that the self-storage market has been slowly increasing over the past 40 years, but recently has been picking up quite a bit of steam. While this activity is a positive one, Mr. Katz offers his thoughts on the downfall of an increase in self-storage activity.

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Tax Alert: IC-DISC still offers significant tax savings

Although dividend rates increased for some taxpayers, these rates are still significantly lower than the tax rates on ordinary income. Therefore, any U.S. business that exports its products should review the potentially significant tax savings available through an “Interest Charge-Domestic International Sales Corporation”, referred to as an “IC-DISC”.

Background

IC-DISCs have received much attention over the last several years, proving to be a very low cost technique to realize significant tax savings, all in a way that is specifically approved by the IRS. While some businesses have resisted implementing an IC-DISC due to concerns that dividend rates would be increased significantly, these concerns have mostly disappeared with the recent tax legislation that set dividend rates at 15 percent to 20 percent for the foreseeable future.

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David Sugar presents on implications of new laws for condominium property managers

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David Sugar

Chicago Partner David Sugar recently presented to 100 condominium property managers in Chicago on August 21. He spoke about the implications that property managers face regarding two newly passed laws in Illinois, the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Law and the Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act.

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Jay Tarshis authors chapter for book on estate planning

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Jay Tarshis

Chicago Partner Jay P. Tarshis recently authored a chapter for the 2013 edition of the book Inside the Minds: Estate Planning Client Strategies. The book consulted leading lawyers in estate planning on navigating recent legislation and how to understand its impact on estate plans. His chapter, titled “How the 2012 American Taxpayer Relief Act’s Portability Provisions are Changing the Estate Planning Practice” reviews how recent tax legislation impacts estate planning.

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Miguel Diaz de la Portilla proposes Aaron Cohen Act, targets Florida hit and run drivers

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Miguel Diaz de la Portilla

Miami Partner and Florida State Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla recently proposed the “Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act” to The Florida State Senate. The proposed legislation will make it a second-degree felony for a drive who fails to remain at the scene of an accident that involves serious injuries. The Act was created as a result of the death of a 36-year-old triathlete, Aaron Cohen, who was struck by a drunk driver while riding his bike. Under current law, it is already a felony to leave the scene of a crash that involves death. The act would impose a mandatory sentence of three years in jail if the driver responsible for the accident flees, seven years for crash involving serious bodily injury, ant 10 years if the crash results in death.

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