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Recent changes to tax laws affecting tax treatment of spousal support

Janet P. Reed is an attorney in Jacksonville, North Carolina

As part of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA), tax treatment of spousal support has gone under a major overhaul. As practitioners of family law are well aware, currently, spousal support is an above the line deduction for the payor spouse and taxable income for the payee spouse. READ MORE.

If you don’t have an attorney, remember that Court Clerks cannot assist with legal advice

Ayn Traylor-Sadberry is a domestic relations & family law attorney in Birmingham, Alabama

By preventing clerks from dispensing legal advice to unrepresented parties, courts protect the impartial administration of justice and lessen the burden on the court system. However, the problem remains that many people who need legal advice cannot not get it unless they have the resources to at least consult with a lawyer. READ MORE.

Louisiana Supreme Court case with tax implications

K Todd Wallace, attorney at the law firm Wallace Meyaski, LLC, in New Orleans, Louisiana

In Smith v. Robinson, the Louisiana Supreme Court decided the constitutionality of 2015 La. Acts No. 109 (hereinafter “Act 109”) and its implication on credit for taxes paid in other states. The plaintiffs were Louisiana residents who had ownership in several pass-through entities that operated in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. The defendant is the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Revenue. READ MORE.

Tere Villamil and Villa Componetes, Inc v. Sentinel Insurance Co., NJ case

Jared E. Stolz received his undergraduate education at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.

 Tere Villamil and Villa Componetes, Inc v. Sentinel Insurance Co.  centers on whether the flood damage exclusion language in the policy supports the denial of claim for damage caused as a result of a storm.  READ MORE.

ORM & Marketing

Mike Meier is an experienced business consultant and editor.

"How to Use Social Media for Building Your Brand Online" - Online Reputation Management Consultant Mike Meier has published a new article for businesses to maintain a positive online presence. READ MORE

Currently pending New Jersey Insurance Fair Conduct Act

Jared Stolz is an attorney in New Jersey, focusing on insurance law and litigation.

The core of the bill is the creation of a private cause of action for violation of New Jersey Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act (“UCSPA”). READ MORE.

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Divorce Planning Services in Oklahoma

Richard E. Smalley, III is an attorney in Norman, Oklahoma.

Divorce Planning Services can reduce the financial and emotional impact on the family in case of divorce by making the process more collaborative and adding other professionals, such as financial planners and therapists. READ MORE.

Find Information on Family Law

Family law blog by Richard E Smalley, III, Norman, Oklahoma.

Family Law attorney Richard E. Smalley, III starts legal blog and commentary on Family Law matters to inform families in need. Experienced attorney’s blog will focus primarily on Family and Domestic Relations Law, the publicly available information, and particularly complicated issues that are difficult to understand for a layperson. READ MORE.

U.S. Supreme Court, South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.

Richard Lehman, attorney in Florida for tax matters.

Tax attorney Richard Lehman comments on South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., a significant decision by the United States Supreme Court that overturns long established precedent on the issue of out of state seller’s liability to collect and remit sales tax. READ MORE.

Violence protections under U.S. Immigration Law

Immigration Lawyer Magdalena Cuprys publishes two-part review of violence protections

U.S. immigration law contains important protections for immigrants who are victims of violence at the hands of abusive U.S. citizen and resident Family Members. READ MORE.

U.S. Supreme Court in Epic Systems v. Lewis

Employment attorney Curt Surls discusses U.S. Supreme Court in Epic Systems v. Lewis

Several states are considering responses to Supreme Court’s recent decision in Epic System that held that individual arbitration clauses in employment contract preempts class action lawsuit.  READ MORE.

Foreign Workers face a challenge when applying for a Social Security Number

Godfrey Y. Muwonge publishes instructional article on Social Security Number

Foreign workers coming to the U.S. on work visas such as H-1B and E-2 face a hurdle right at the beginning - how to obtain a Social Security Number. READ MORE.

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Recent California law regarding Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Legal issues regarding sexual harassment in the workplace, Employment Lawyer Curtis Surls.

California Governor Jerry Brown recent signed four bills that toughens the protection against sexual harassment in the workplace. The bills were part of a legislative package that received strong support from the entertainment industry, which had to deal with numerous cases of highly publicized cases of sexual misconduct in recent years. READ MORE.

DOJ antitrust investigation of universities’ admission programs

Antitrust attorney K. Todd Wallace comments on the antitrust investigation of certain universities.

In April 2018, several universities reported that they received a letter from the U.S Department of Justice, requesting that the universities preserve and maintain certain documents in light of an ongoing investigation. The letter explained that the investigation surrounds potential arrangements that colleges and universities may have pertaining to their early decision admission program and sharing of information between such institutions. READ MORE.

Getting a Green Card through one's Employer

Florida Attorney Magdalena Cuprys comments on Green Card (“permanent residence”) through employment.

Under the current administration of President Trump, immigration to the U.S. is getting increasingly more difficult. Here is a review of current employment-based immigration options.   

This is a highly complicated process, with many exceptions and special rules. Thus, this article can only provide a general explanation of the process. Specific issues should be discussed with a qualified attorney based on the facts and circumstances of a specific case. READ MORE.

Ninth Circuit held in O’Connor v. Uber that Uber drivers are bound by their agreement to arbitrate


Continuing the fall-out from the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, the Ninth Circuit has followed suit in O’Connor and upheld the arbitration clause between Uber and Uber drivers. READ MORE.

Due Dilligence when Buying a Business

Richard A. Kranitz, Esq., experienced Business Attorney in Wisconsin on Due Diligence.

Conducting a thorough due diligence before business acquisition is critical to a successful and smooth acquisition process. Some of the obvious areas of diligence would include existing contracts, payroll history, retirement account liabilities, and overview of assets and liabilities.  READ MORE.

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"Online Reputation Management" (ORM) for medical doctors

Online Reputation Management (ORM) for Medical Doctors.

Online Reputation Management (ORM) has become an important subject for professionals with the expansion of the internet and the fact that it is quite easy for "vandals" to post negative information. One company now offers such services for Physicians. READ MORE.

New Tax Law Library Available Online

As a public service, Tax Lawyer Richard Sam Lehman sets up “The Lehman Tax Law Library”

“The Lehman Tax Library” is now available online. The library is a public service and contains all of Mr. Richard Lehman’s tax law articles and videos. In addition, there is a “search” feature that allows users to search the videos and articles by keyword. READ MORE.

Series of Articles on Employment Law

Curt Surls is an Attorney in the areas of Employment Discrimination and Wrongful Termination.

In his first article in his series of employment law articles, Employment Lawyer Curt Surls reviews a recent Supreme Court case that reverses NLRA precedent. READ MORE.

Real Estate Attorney Alerts to Problem of Fraudulent Wire Instructions for Real Estate

William B. Blanchard, Real Estate Attorney in Illinois.

The basic model of the scam is that scammers intercept and replace wire transfer instructions sent via email between the various parties to a real estate transaction. The buyer then wires the funds for the scheduled transaction, only to find that the funds were sent to the scammers’ accounts where they quickly disappeared. READ MORE.

Thinking about Selling your Business?

Richard A. Kranitz is an attorney and business coach in Wisconsin.

Value Builder representatives can coach and counsel the company on implementing a series of improvements to their business that will make it more attractive to a buyer and ultimately will attract better purchase offers at higher prices.  READ MORE.

Should I Seek Medical Attention After an Accident?

Michael Leon Avery, Sr., personal injury attorney in Fairfax, Virginia.

Have you suffered injuries in a car accident and aren’t sure whether they are serious or not? Your injuries don’t seem life threatening, luckily, but you are still feeling stiff and disoriented. Do you still seek medical attention? READ MORE.

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Orange County Register publishes Expose about Corvain Cooper life sentence for marijuana offenses

The Orange County Register, Expose about Corvain Cooper, sentenced to life for marijuana offenses.

The Orange County Register published a detailed analysis of the case of Corvain Cooper, whose only hope to ever get released from prison is a clemency grant by President Trump or a review by the U.S. Supreme Court.  READ MORE.

Seminar on Expungements and Driver’s License Restoration in Jacksonville, North Carolina

Janet P. Reed is an attorney in Jacksonville, North Carolina

At the event for Onslow, Duplin, Sampson, and Jones Counties, attorney referrals will be available for free 30-minute consultations for those seeking to expunge criminal cases. Attorneys from other counties may also be available. READ MORE

K. Todd Wallace is a featured presenter at ASHRM

Attorney K. Todd Wallace, Acadiana Society for Human Resource Management (ASHRM) Annual Conference.

K Todd Wallace is the legal update presenter at Acadiana SHRM's Annual Conference and Expo in Lafayette, Louisiana, discussing significant legal challenges facing HR professionals. READ MORE.

Florida Attorney Magdalena Cuprys publishes the first article in her instructional series

Florida Attorney Magdalena Cuprys publishes the first article in her instructional series.

Magdalena Cuprys, Esq. addresses and explains the problem of immigration consequences that may unintentionally result from a plea of guilty or nolo contendere in the first article of her series of Instructional Articles. READ MORE.

Anti-steering case settlement between Atrium Health and the U.S. Department of Justice

Antitrust attorney K. Todd Wallace comments on a recent anti-steering case

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that it has reached a settlement with Atrium Health, submitting a proposed settlement for court approval in a case that has been ongoing since 2016. At issue in the case was Atrium Health’s use of anti-steering provision in its contracts with health insurance companies.  READ MORE.

As a public service, Criminal Lawyer Patrick Megaro sets up “The Megaro Criminal Law Library”

Patrick Megaro, “The Megaro Criminal Law Library” is now available online.

Patrick Megaro, a respected Criminal Lawyer based in Orlando, Florida, announced today that “The Megaro Criminal Law Library” is now available online. The library is a public service and contains all of Mr. Megaro’s Criminal law articles and videos. In addition, there is a “search” feature that allows users to search the videos and articles by keyword. READ MORE.

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U.S. Court of Appeals schedules hearing in case of controversial shooting of unarmed Jayvis Benjamin

U.S. Court of Appeals schedules oral hearing in case of controversial shooting of Jayvis Benjamin

An appeal involving the shooting of Jayvis Benjamin will be heard by the Court of Appeals (In 2013, a police officer in Decatur, Georgia shot and killed the unarmed college student). READ MORE.

Where to find Family Law Information in North Carolina

Janet Pittman Reed is an attorney in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and handles Family Law.

A North Carolina Family Lawyer, Janet Reed, has set up a blog where families affected by legal issues such as divorce and child custody can find information. For example, the North Carolina courts have created informational videos on these subjects. READ MORE.

Law Firm offers unique "fixed fee" General Counsel services for SMEs

Website of Law Firm Wallace Meyaski, K. Todd Wallace

 The New Orleans Law Firm of Wallace Meyaski, LLC has announced that they are offering designated General Counsel legal services for an agreed-upon "fixed fee" for small and mid-sized companies.  Affords small and mid-sized companies on a budget access to legal advice without large retainer of hourly billings. READ MORE.

Wire transfer scams now the Number 1 insurance claim category for title companies

Wire transfer scams is now the Number 1 insurance claim category for title companies.

Illinois Real Estate commented that the loss of funds due to wire transfer scams is now the Number 1 insurance claim category for title companies, escrow closing services and their attorney/agents.  READ MORE.

Vert Properties Wins Bid to Buy 56-Acre Prickett Nursery in Mantua Township, New Jersey


Vert Properties, Inc. won the bid for Prickett Nursery and Garden Center in Mantua, New Jersey. The company was represented in this transaction by Frank A. Lauletta of the law firm Lauletta Birnbaum. The 56-acre property has been owned and operated as a nursery by the Prickett Family since 1876.  READ MORE

Explanatory Articles on Deportation Issues

Godfrey Muwonge is an immigration attorney in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Deportation ("removal") of foreign citizens who are unlawfully present in the U.S. is currently in the spotlight. Immigration attorney Godfrey Muwonge has published several articles that explain the issues. READ MORE.

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Attorney K. Todd Wallace is featured Guest Speaker at NOLA SHRM


Attorney Kenneth Todd Wallace served as the guest speaker at the New Orleans Louisiana (NOLA) Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Legal Perks meeting on July 24, 2018. READ MORE.

The Tax Cut & Jobs Act provides changes and incentives that could create opportunities in New Jersey

Attorney Frank A. Lauletta commented on the potential opportunities for real estate investors.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was enacted on December 22, 2017.  Explains attorney Frank Lauletta: “The Tax Cut and Jobs Act provides changes and incentives  ..." READ MORE.

Noted Florida Immigration Attorney Magdalena Cuprys prevails in appeal against US DHS


 The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) addressed the issue of “legitimate” and “illegitimate” children and related immigration sponsorship issues.  READ MORE.

The IRS “Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program” (OVDP) is ending September 28, 2018

Richard Sam Lehman’s FATCA video is at

Until now, taxpayers with undeclared foreign bank accounts had an opportunity to report such accounts and come into compliance with reduced penalties under the IRS “Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program” (OVDP).  But soon this program will end. READ MORE.

Eleventh Circuit reverses Police Officer's qualified immunity in "false arrest" case


The Eleventh Circuit reversed a finding of qualified immunity for a police officer who stopped a driver after repeated, unusual lanes changes. Because the driver's actions were not expressly prohibited by law, probable cause for the traffic stop was lacking. READ MORE.

Next Edition of ABA Intellectual Property Deskbook for the Business Lawyer forthcoming


The Fourth Edition of the "Intellectual Property Deskbook for the Business Lawyer: A Transactions-Based Guide to Intellectual Property Law" is forthcoming. READ MORE.

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Book on Online Reputation Management for Lawyers


 Miami-based business consultant Terik Hashmi announced the completion of his book on Online Reputation Management (ORM).  READ MORE.

New Blog on Family Law Matters in Florida

Timothy W. Terry is an attorney in Florida, his areas of practice include family law, divorce.

Florida Family Lawyer Timothy W. Terry (Orlando, Florida) set up a blog with information about Family Law (Divorce, Custody, Separation Agreements, and related matters). READ MORE.

Seminar on Online Reputation Management (ORM) for lawyers


Online Reputation Management has become a crucial issue for sole attorney practitioners and small law firms. READ MORE.

ALUPRESS announces Quality Expert Eduardo Correa will join


ALUPRESS, a manufacturer of precision aluminum parts for the U.S. automotive industry, is pleased to announce that Quality Expert Eduardo Cassano Correa is joining its Expert Team.  READ MORE.

Panel to discuss workplace investigations, hosted by LACBA

Workplace investigators Ann Fromholz (defense) and Curt Surls (plaintiff) to discuss best practices

Come join our panel of experienced attorney workplace investigators Ann Fromholz (defense) and Curt Surls (plaintiff) to discuss best practices for conducting a workplace investigation.  The materials and discussion will provide practical pointers on a wide variety of topics. READ MORE.


Request to U.S. Supreme Court for Corvain Cooper who has been Sentenced to Life Imprisonment


Attorney Patrick Megaro has filed a petition in Supreme Court seeking review of Corvain Cooper's life sentence for marijuana offenses. READ MORE.

Florida Immigration Attorney Martha Cuprys prevails against DHS


Over the objections of DHS, attorney Martha Cuprys prevailed in a disputed asylum case and got relief for her client. READ MORE.

Success of Law Firm's Commercial Apprenticeship Program



Philadelphia Area Law Firm reflects upon the success of its eight-year-old Commercial Law Apprenticeship Program that represents a new approach to introducing young lawyers to the profession and business of law. READ MORE.

New series of six videos on the impact of “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017”

Tax Attorney Richard Lehman, Florida

Richard Lehman of Lehman Tax Law announced the release of the first of the six videos which will reflect on all the changes that resulted from the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” (also referred to as “Trump Tax Cuts”). Each of the six videos represents an important subject regarding the Internal Revenue Code and they will be relevant to many taxpayers, both foreign and domestic. READ MORE.

Game changing “Real Estate Commissions and Title Insurance Services for a Flat Fee” in Illinois


William B. Blanchard real estate attorney and general counsel for Gaia Title, Inc. spoke about a game-changing development of great significance to Realtors® and title agents in Illinois. READ MORE.

In case you needed a reminder to carefully plan your Estate ....


Richard Ehrlich, a highly respected Estate Planning specialist in Florida, commented on the recent decision of the District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fourth District, in a dispute over a gentleman’s estate. READ MORE.

Not so New, but in Case You Missed It

New Blog on Employment Law


Employment Law Specialist Curt Surls in California has set up a blog to discuss complex employment-related issues. READ MORE.

Based on recent Supreme Court Case in Pereira v. Sessions, affected persons may need legal advice


In this important decision, the Supreme Court pondered whether the stop-time rule is triggered when the government serves a non-citizen with a document that is labeled “Notice to Appear” but fails to specify either the time or place of the removal proceedings. READ MORE.

Renowned Criminal Defense Attorney Patrick Megaro wins post-conviction relief for client


Halscott Megaro PA announced that attorney Patrick Megaro has won a Post-Conviction Relief Petition for his client Altariq Coursey. Mr. Coursey was  convicted and sentenced to 22 years. READ MORE

Yes, you can do good as a lawyer


Lauletta Birnbaum Law Firm Raises $10,000 for a non-profit Children’s Charity. READ MORE.

UK-Bahamas court case on disputed real estate


District of Columbia Circuit rejects Belize's immunity claim since exchanges at issue were basically the offer of land and thus commercial in nature. READ MORE.

Renowned tax attorney Richard Lehman starts blog on complex Tax Problems


Boca Raton, Florida - Renowned tax attorney Richard Lehman starts blog on complex Tax Problems. READ MORE

Noteworthy Court Decisions (Domestic & International)

Personal Injury

Fort Myers attorney Sarah Cox wins significant personal injury case. READ MORE.

Real Estate

U. K. Privy Counsel surveys judgment of Bahamas Court of Appeal and objects disappointment of Florida chapter 11 judge to watch global comity when it entered orders that indicated to drop requests of Bahamas court relating to offer of Bahamas land. READ MORE.

Estate Planning

Maryland Court of Appeals rules that Convention between United States of America and Federal Republic of Germany for Avoidance of Double Taxation with respect to Taxes on Estates, Inheritances and Gifts does not supersede state limitations period for seeking refunds of Maryland Inheritance and Estate taxes. READ MORE.

Employment Law

In reviewing consolidated cases and applying balancing tests, European Court of Human Rights finds in one case that the United Kingdom failed to adequately protect the complainant’s right to manifest her religion at the workplace; the Court finds no violation of the European Convention on Human Rights in the other consolidated cases. READ MORE.

Immigration Law

Second Circuit addresses novel issues under Hague Child Abduction Convention, including whether separating a child from autism therapy is sufficiently grave to trigger exceptions to the general rule that children wrongfully removed or retained should be returned to their country of habitual residence. READ MORE.

Tax Law

Swiss Administrative Court agrees with U.S. taxpayer that bank data does not have to be provided to IRS despite assistance agreement between Switzerland and the U.S.; to justify disclosure, Swiss‑U.S. Double Taxation Convention requires affirmative fraudulent acts, not just mere inaction. READ MORE.


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