Monthly Archives: January 2015

Opfindelser skal hemmeligholdes

Opfinder- og iværksætterkonkurrencer er populære. Som underholdning i tv og som led i erhvervsudvikling udbydes jævnligt konkurrencer, hvor værktøjer, lokaler og finansiering stilles til rådighed for iværksættere eller mindre, nyopstartende virksomheder, der derved gives mulighed for at udvikle egne forretningsideer. Modsvaret er som oftest, at deltagerne til gengæld skal tillade offentligheden at følge med på sidelinjen.

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Neil Melliship recognized by World Trademark Review 1000

For the second year in a row, Neil Melliship was recognized as one of the world’s leading trademark professionals by the peer-reviewed World Trademark Review 1000. WTR 1000 is the only guide exclusively dedicated to identifying the world’s leading legal trademark service providers. Big congratulations to Neil on the huge honour.

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Honourable Marion J. Allan republished in Journal of International Aging Law & Policy

In November 2012, the Honourable Marion J. Allan spoke at the Canadian Centre for Elder Law Conference. In a poignant anecdotal commentary on the state of healthcare, housing and guardianship policies for seniors, Allan gave a personal address about the final three months of her mother’s life. The topic so relevant and the story so telling, the speech was recently re-published by the Journal of International Aging Law & Policy. Find the full article here: “Do they serve coffee on this train?”

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CW attends 2015 For Children We Care Gala

Larry Yen and Lauren Liang attended the 20th anniversary of the For Children We Care Gala on Saturday night at Vancouver Convention Center. This black-tie event is well attended by the Chinese business community, and brings together nearly 1,000 business and community leaders. Larry Yen of Clark Wilson LLP is a sliver sponsor of the event, and Lauren Liang is a board member of the Chinese-Canadian Planned Gift Committee of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

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ILN Today Post


Boston, MA, January 26, 2015 — The Boston law firm of Davis, Malm & D’Agostine, P.C. announced that Lucas Burke joined the firm as an associate in the Trusts and Estates area. Mr. Burke focuses his practice on estate planning, trusts and estate administration, and gifting strategies and techniques. He advises individuals, families, and trustees in a range of planning matters and counsels the owners of closely-held and family businesses on tax-efficient succession planning. Mr. Burke also frequently educates individuals and families on the estate planning process through programs held at community locations. More…

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Fostering Collaboration Between Clients and Lawyers: The Transparency Piece

Building on Viewabill’s last webinar session (audio and presentation recording here), they moved into a discussion of transparency, and its impact on the inside/outside counsel relationship. Per their session agenda,

What role has sharing matters via Viewabill played in fostering collaboration throughout the legal process, and what overall impact has it had on your professional relationship with each other?”

The participants in this section include:

Daniel Baker, Sr. Operations Lead, LinkedIn Legal
Mike Haven, Senior Corporate Counsel, Legal Operations and Litigation, NetApp
Vincent Cordo Jr., Global Director of Client Value, Reed Smith, LLP
Rick Howell, Director of Financial Systems, Perkins Coie, LLP
Justin Liu, Associate General Counsel, MGM Resorts International
Karen Anzuini, Chief Information Officer, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Robbie Friedman, CEO + co-founder, Viewabill

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On January 22, Davis Malm shareholder Tamsin R. Kaplan served as a panelist at the Boston College Law School Boot Camp “Learning and Networking with Alumni & Practitioners” event. Designed for first year law students, this program enabled attendees to participate in practice area specific panels with alumni, as well as network with the panelists and other alumni. Ms. Kaplan, a ’92 cum laude graduate, discussed her practice and advised law students about starting their careers as employment lawyers.

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DAHL udpeget som national ekspert

Getting the Deal Through har valgt at samarbejde med DAHL om den internationale guide om konkurrencereglerne Cartel Regulation 2015.

Advokat Asser Rung-Hansen er i den forbindelse akkrediteret som national ekspert.

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Epstein Becker Green Technology, Media & Telecommunications Strategic Industry Group Co-Hosts Informative Roundtable Discussion Regarding Financing and Workplace Management Issues

On January 21, 2015 at The Standard, Highline, New York, New York, members of Epstein Becker Green’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications Strategic Industry Group, Stout Risius Ross (SRR), Axial and the New York State Innovation Venture Capital Fund led an informative roundtable discussion regarding “Moving to the Next Level: Valuation & Financing Considerations and Employment Strategies for Start-Ups and Emerging Technology Companies.”  This two-part discussion addressed how to take a company to the next level from a financial and valuation perspective, and relatedly, how to manage and mitigate workplace employment issues to ensure the human capital engine of the business is sound.

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Bill C-43 Receives Royal Assent

On December 16, 2014, Bill C-43, Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2, received royal assent. This Bill implements certain tax measures that were in the 2014 federal budget, as well as a few additional amendments to the Income Tax Act that were not previously announced in the budget. Some of the significant changes that will impact estate planning going forward are discussed below.

  • Testamentary trusts will no longer have access to graduated rates of taxation and instead will be subject to tax at the highest marginal tax rate. An exception will be made for “graduated rate estates” (essentially, most estates for the first 36 months) and “qualified disability trusts”. These proposals were first announced in the federal government’s 2013 budget, and were discussed in an earlier post.
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