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Rimon’s Stephen Diaz Gavin Argues in DC Circuit Court of Appeals in the United Keetoowah, et al. vs. F.C.C. Case

Insight Stephen Díaz Gavin Stephen Díaz Gavin · April 03, 2019
Rimon partner, Stephen Diaz Gavin, argued on behalf of Native American tribes against the federal government in the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. Stephen represented a consortium of Indian Tribes, including the Crow Creek Tribe and the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, arguing that the court should overturn rules adopted by the Federal

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Observations on the Tax Issues for the Cannabis World After the Harborside Case

Insight Melinda Fellner Bramwit Melinda Fellner Bramwit · March 26, 2019
The Tax Court recently issued a decision that may solidify its position on certain issues in the cannabis industry and how these businesses must approach deductions. Click here to read the article. About Melinda:  Melinda Fellner Bramwit focuses her practice on tax matters including federal, state and international tax.  Ms.

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Rimon’s Joe Rosenbaum for Thomson Reuters, Practical Law: “Complying with New York Sweepstakes Law”

Insight Joseph I. (“Joe”) Rosenbaum Joseph I. (“Joe”) Rosenbaum · December 07, 2018
Joe Rosenbaum provides insights as contributing editor to a Practice Note from Practical Law. The piece discusses the key legal issues to consider when planning and advertising a sweepstakes or game of chance in New York. It covers the difference between contests and sweepstakes as well as free alternative method of entry (AMOE), official rules,

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Marriott’s Costly FCC Fine Shows that Licensing Issues May Lurk in Non-Telecom Transactions

Insight Stephen Díaz Gavin Stephen Díaz Gavin · September 11, 2018
Marriott’s purchase of Starwood Hotels & Resorts turned out to be more costly than expected: in a recent FCC consent decree, Marriott agreed to pay a fine of $504,000 for failing to obtain FCC consent to transfer radio station licenses controlled by Starwood before the purchase was finalized. Using this and other examples, Stephen Diaz

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Changes in Tax Policy in Europe Will Impact U.S. Companies in the Digital Economy

Insight Claudio Palmieri Claudio Palmieri · Stephen Díaz Gavin Stephen Díaz Gavin · November 26, 2017
The increasingly digital nature of the world economy is changing not only models of commerce, but also how governments seek to tax economic activity that is conducted over the Internet.  How does the government of country Y tax the company that is physically located in country X, sells goods or services in country Y and then declares its

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AT&T’s Multibillion Dollar Purchase of Time Warner Might Fail for Not Involving FCC

Insight Stephen Díaz Gavin Stephen Díaz Gavin · November 21, 2017
Last year, AT&T proposed an acquisition of Time Warner under which AT&T will acquire Time Warner in a stock-and-cash transaction valued at $107.50 per share. The two parties had structured the deal so that no airwave licenses would be transferred, thus avoiding review by the FCC. However, by avoiding the public scrutiny of

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Non-U.S. Companies Fined for OFAC Violations

Insight August 03, 2017
Having historically targeted banks, OFAC shows interest in penalizing banks’ customers that send illegal payments through the U.S. financial system.  OFAC's action is significant because it appears to be the first time the entity penalizes a non-U.S., non-financial company for “causing” sanctions violations by

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Getting Rid of the ROT: A Q&A on Data Disposition with John Isaza

Insight John Isaza John Isaza · July 27, 2017
ROT data (Redundant, Outdated, or Trivial) has increasingly become an issue for all types of corporations. Not being able to differentiate between the data that must be kept and the irrelevant data can represent a significant cost and create potential regulatory and other repercussions, such as spoliation sanctions, etc. Many

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U.S. Sanctions Developments: New Opportunities and Risks in Cuba, Iran and Sudan

Insight July 21, 2017
In the last few years, drastic liberalization has changed the comprehensive U.S. sanctions against Iran and Cuba that had been maintained for decades. Iran sanctions were first enacted in 1979 (with the broad secondary sanctions for foreign subsidiaries only in place since 2012). Cuba sanctions began in 1960. Garnering less fanfare, the U.S. also

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Developments in U.S. Sanctions: Opportunities and Risks Webinar

Jun 28, 2017 1:00PM - 2:15PM ET

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Over the past few years, the U.S. has significantly loosened restrictions on transactions in Cuba, Iran, and Sudan. The changes in sanctions regulations have opened new opportunities for U.S. companies in these countries, but significant risks remain. In this webinar, you’ll learn about the recent developments in U.S. sanctions. Among other things,

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