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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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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 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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