Monthly Archives: February 2016

Six traps for foreign investors

The Internal Revenue Code contains numerous traps for the unwary foreign investor in U.S. real estate or businesses. The tax law provisions applicable to nonresident foreign investors are very often quite different — and more onerous — than the familiar tax rules applicable to U.S. citizens and foreign residents in the United States. This article identifies a few of the most common areas where nonresident foreign investors may need specialized tax advice to avoid costly mistakes. 

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Retaliation, ADA Charges Rise – Frank C. Morris, Jr. Quoted in SHRM

Our colleague Frank C. Morris, Jr., a Member of the Firm in the Litigation and Employee Benefits practices, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted in “Retaliation, ADA Charges Rise” by Allen Smith.  The article discusses the uptick in retaliation charges which have been filed and includes tips for employers on how to reduce the likelihood that they will get hit with those types of charges.

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Retaliation, ADA Charges Rise – Frank C. Morris, Jr. Quoted in SHRM

Our colleague Frank C. Morris, Jr., a Member of the Firm in the Litigation and Employee Benefits practices, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted in “Retaliation, ADA Charges Rise” by Allen Smith.  The article discusses the uptick in retaliation charges which have been filed and includes tips for employers on how to reduce the likelihood that they will get hit with those types of charges.

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(Français) Mes suggestions de lecture pendant la Course aux stages

Il n’y a pas à dire, bien qu’enrichissante et stimulante, la Course aux stages est une période intense et stressante pour la plupart des étudiants en droit qui y participent (ce n’est pas seulement moi qui le dis, ce sont les étudiants que nous rencontrons qui nous le rappellent!). Dans les circonstances, je vous propose des suggestions de lectures inspirantes qui visent à se détendre et à permettre de décrocher quelques minutes, voir quelques heures, le temps de reprendre son souffle pendant cette course de fond.

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A Student’s Perspective: A Day in the Life as an RSS student

Describing a typical day as a summer student at RSS proves to be a rather difficult task, as each day is truly different from the last. However, upon further reflection there are constants that I can count on to be part of my everyday routine.

Without a doubt every one of my mornings will start in the following way: I will arrive at the office and face the arduous task of deciding which tea to drink, and inevitably always choose the exact same flavour (lemon ginger!). 

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Thomas S. Fitzpatrick Serves as Editor for MCLE’s Newly Released Business Torts in Massachusetts

Davis Malm shareholder Thomas S. Fitzpatrick recently served as the editor of Business Torts in Massachusetts published by the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE). This comprehensive and practical guide for business counsel and litigators covers the broad range of business tort actions – from traditional common law torts, such as fraud and interference with contract, to claims grounded in state or federal statutes, such as actions under Chapter 93A or the Copyright Act. Each chapter addresses a specific type of business tort and includes a presentation of the elements of the claim, a discussion of the available remedies, and practical advice for litigating the claim and counseling the client. Mr. Fitzpatrick also authored the chapter on Interference with Contractual and Business Relations. More information about the guide can be found here.

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Thomas S. Fitzpatrick Serves as Editor for MCLE’s Newly Released Business Torts in Massachusetts

Davis Malm shareholder Thomas S. Fitzpatrick recently served as the editor of Business Torts in Massachusetts published by the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE). This comprehensive and practical guide for business counsel and litigators covers the broad range of business tort actions – from traditional common law torts, such as fraud and interference with contract, to claims grounded in state or federal statutes, such as actions under Chapter 93A or the Copyright Act. Each chapter addresses a specific type of business tort and includes a presentation of the elements of the claim, a discussion of the available remedies, and practical advice for litigating the claim and counseling the client.

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ILN Today Post

Summary Dilligence

In Scotland, the group tasked with enforcing judgments (and some other debts) are Sheriff Officers, or Messengers-at-Arms for the Court of Session.  Usually, their role begins once you have had your day in court and been awarded your decree (judgment).  However, it is possible on occasion to have Sheriff Officers proceed with enforcement action on the strength of some other documents, such as guarantees or leases.  This article will focus on those other documents.

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ILN Today Post

Summary Dilligence

In Scotland, the group tasked with enforcing judgments (and some other debts) are Sheriff Officers, or Messengers-at-Arms for the Court of Session.  Usually, their role begins once you have had your day in court and been awarded your decree (judgment).  However, it is possible on occasion to have Sheriff Officers proceed with enforcement action on the strength of some other documents, such as guarantees or leases.  This article will focus on those other documents.

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Flash Interview with Sharon Druker

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Sharon Druker joined the RSS Business Law team in 2005. She has praticed commercial and corporate law since 1986. She willingly agreed to answer our questions: 

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