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Litigation Finance – A Modest Proposal

Insight John J. Hanley John J. Hanley · Douglas J. Schneller Douglas J. Schneller · January 23, 2020
Many lawyers have heard the one about the consultation with a new client.  Lawyer: “You have a pretty good case.  How much justice can you afford?”  It’s funny but it also distills a troubling reality – high stakes commercial claims are costlier to assert and the likelihood of success more uncertain than ever;

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IRS guidance on virtual currency transactions

Insight Melinda Fellner Bramwit Melinda Fellner Bramwit · January 22, 2020
The last word taxpayers engaging in virtual currency transactions heard from the IRS was in 2014 in Notice 2014-21. Please review our commentary on the notice here. Now, five years later, the IRS has issued two new pieces of guidance for taxpayers in this area in the form of Revenue Ruling 2019-24 and a set of questions and answers on the

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WEBINAR: Getting It Right - Startup Employee Hiring, Employing, and Terminating

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · January 14, 2020
You can view the webinar here. View the slides here. Rimon Partner Dror Futter and Chaim Book of Moskowitz & Book LLP hosted a webinar titled "Getting it right - start-up employee hiring, employing, and terminating." Topics covered: • Recruiting and Interviewing • Obligations to Prior Employers • Employees vs.

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IRA Trust Beneficiaries after the Secure Act by Rimon Partner Brent Nelson

Insight Brent Nelson Brent Nelson · January 10, 2020
There are two schools of thought on naming at trust as a beneficiary of an IRA: (1) NEVER DO IT, and (2) do it if it meets your goals. The First camp lives and dies on the belief that naming a trust accelerates distributions from the IRA–thus more tax sooner, and that is usually bad. The Second camp lives and dies on playing with somewhat

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Consumer Privacy and Data Analytics Subcommittee of the ABA, co-chaired by Rimon’s John Isaza, presents Global Privacy Checklist

Insight John Isaza John Isaza · December 16, 2019
Rimon Partner, John Isaza, is pleased to announce that the Consumer Privacy and Data Analytics Subcommittee of the ABA, which he co-chairs, has completed its Global Privacy Checklist project. The checklist is available from the committee’s webpage, linked under Resources.  The essay introducing the checklist, which will be posted

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Watch: Rimon’s Marc Kaufman on Global Trade and Blockchain Forum panel hosted by the World Trade Organization

Insight Marc Kaufman Marc Kaufman · December 10, 2019
Rimon Partner Marc Kaufman recently participated in a panel at the World Trade Organization on IP and Blockchain Technology. Marc's session covered the following: Intellectual property protection, in particular patent protection, is crucial to the development and deployment of blockchain technology. In recent years, the number of patent

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From Vixens to Victorious: The rise of women’s power, competition, and ambition in family business leadership

Insight Patricia Annino Patricia Annino · December 02, 2019
Rimon Partner, Patricia Annino, writes a compelling article on women's leadership in modern family businesses. This article contains factual evidence on the historical family business structure and women's roles in it, empowering outcomes of women in leadership today, and tips to succeed as a woman in the family business. In a

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Rimon Partner, Harvey Sepler, files amicus brief in the Robert Kraft case

Insight Harvey Sepler Harvey Sepler · November 25, 2019
As part of Rimon P.C.’s litigation division, we provide appellate services. Our most recent appellate project was to file an amicus brief in support of Robert Kraft (owner of the New England Patriots) in the State of Florida’s appeal from an order suppressing videotapes in his criminal case. The state charged him with

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Legal Guide for Direct Brands

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · November 22, 2019
As part of its Direct Brand Summit, IAB (The Interactive Advertising Bureau)  has issued its “Legal Guide for Direct Brands.” Rimon partner Dror Futter contributed a chapter discussing founder agreements, hiring employees and fundraising. See the full article here. Dror Futter provides legal and business

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Rimon Partner, Brent Nelson, Co-Writes Article on Stack Business and Charitable Deductions for Maximum Savings

Insight Brent Nelson Brent Nelson · November 08, 2019
Rimon's Brent Nelson co-writes part two of an article on stacking business and charitable deductions for maximum savings, and drastically magnifying the power of your clients' charitable dollars. The Pass-Through Income Deduction under Code Section 199A (“199A Deduction”) allows taxpayers to deduct up to 20% of their

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