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Rimon awarded for its innovation by both the Financial Times and American Bar Association Journal

News September 12, 2012
Rimon continues to receive recognition from the top levels of the legal world, and we continue to grow in new and exciting directions. This autumn, we were honored by both the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers 2012 list as well as the American Bar Association’s official publication, the ABA Journal, as one of their top 10 “Legal

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Tax Consequences of Selling a Concentrated Stock Position in 2012 vs 2013

Insight August 21, 2012

Rimon, P.C. and Bernstein commissioned a study on tax consequences of diversifying and divesting concentrated stock holdings in 2012 versus 2013 to get a sense for the impact of changing tax rates, including new healthcare taxes, on selling and diversifying private stock. The study explores the upfront tax difference in executing trades this year versus next year, and the impact that difference can have over the longer-term. This raises important questions we should all be asking regarding planning for an efficient transaction, deployment into new investments – private or public – and multi-generational or charitable planning. Read the case study here.

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Top Five Governance Issues to Consider When Forming an ACO

Insight August 15, 2012

Among the many issues for consideration when forming an Accountable Care Organization are those related to legal structure and governance.  Here are the top five things to consider in forming an ACO.

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Should You Join an ACO?

Insight August 15, 2012

Let’s say that you are a physician in a primary care practice, and the local hospital has asked you to join an Accountable Care Organization (“ACO”) that the hospital is forming.  What should you do?  Is this a good idea or not?  What questions do you need to ask in order to make an informed decision?

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (“NCQA”), a nonprofit that evaluates and accredits ACOs and other health plans, defines an ACO as “an alliance of physicians, hospitals, and other providers that coordinates care for a particular group of patients to improve quality and reduce costs.”  While improving quality and reducing costs sounds like a good idea, we all know that the devil is in the details.  How do you know whether an ACO is really for you?

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GARP® for Lawyers & Law Departments: Avoiding Malpractice and Keeping Clients Out of Jail!

Description: We all know what can happen in the legal world when records aren’t managed properly. This course examines the Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles®’ (GARP®) effect on the legal profession and explores why lawyers must heed the GARP® principles to potentially avoid malpractice and, in some instances, to keep

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It’s Not Casual, It’s Business: Tips to Avoid Texting Your Way Into a Contract

Insight July 20, 2012

Message sent...wait, was that a contract?

With a daily average of 105 emails, 45 text messages, innumerable tweets, posts, and pics flying in and out at the click, the average professional participating in the global market economy has reached the era of informal instant communication. (The Radicati Group Email Statistics Report 2009-2013)

But despite the demands of integrating wide networks through multiple mediums, some things remain the same—like how we create a contract.

Here are some quick tips to avoid creating an unanticipated obligation: 

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John Isaza in AIIM on Electronic Record Disposition

News July 18, 2012
AIIM quotes John Isaza as sating that obstacles to electronic record disposition are the exception and not the rule. A cursory survey of authorization and disposition requirements in Federal statutes and regulations and in all 50 states produced few requirements. In general, the private sector may rely on compliance with the records retention

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Rimon’s Yaacov Silberman in Private Opportunities Club on Secondary Markets

News July 09, 2012
In the Q3 edition of Private Opportunities Club, a publication of NewsMax, Rimon's Yaacov Silberman is quoted on the advent and risks of "Secondary Markets". The entire article can be viewed, here.

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Court of Appeal Cases Create Confusion About The Enforceability of Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

Insight Scott Raber Scott Raber · July 02, 2012

Navigating the enforceability of employer-employee arbitration provisions—seldom a straightforward task under California law—has been rendered more difficult following two recent California Court of Appeal decisions interpreting state precedent, the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), and the United States Supreme Court’s opinions in Stolt-Nielsen S.A. v. AnimalFeeds International Corp. and AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion.   

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Silicon Valley Business Journal: Rimon on Socially Responsible Companies

News June 25, 2012
The Silicon Valley Business Journal discusses socially responsible companies, B-Corps, and Benefit Corporations with Rimon's Michael Moradzadeh in Run a socially responsible company? Make it official. You can read the article here.

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