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  • Administrative Review Council Adds Value to Arbitration

    Sometimes parties to an arbitration argue about whether there should be an arbitration at all, or whether they are properly-named participants. Those questions are for the courts or the arbitrator. Parties may also disagree about where the...

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  • How will Gorsuch Field State and Local Tax Issues?

    The presence of Neil M. Gorsuch could prove to be a key factor in decisions regarding state and local tax (acronym “SALT”) that the Supreme Court will soon consider. Currently the SALT community is focused on how...

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  • Successful Implementation of Law Department Time-Tracking

    In order to increases productivity and reduce unnecessary expenses, many law departments are seeking greater transparency with regard to how employees spend their time. Time-tracking initiatives in particular are becoming common as a way to identify workflow...

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  • Ten Ways to Improve Your Arbitration Clause

    Many companies use arbitration clauses in their contracts. One of the primary reasons is the desire to avoid class actions. Another is the understanding that arbitration can be less expensive, more efficient and quicker than litigating. However,...

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  • Best Practices and Priorities for GCs

    General counsel must look for ways to protect the company’s legal and business interests while managing costs and maintaining efficiency in the department. Changing how the department delivers legal services requires a business oriented mindset, and informed...

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  • How to Maximize Your Business Interruption Insurance Recovery

    Each year nearly one in five companies suffers a catastrophic event that leads to two general categories of loss: physical property damage and business interruption (BI). Both are covered by first-party property policies. BI losses are less...

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  • Sustainability Accounting Standards as the New GAAP

    It took the 1929 crash, fueled in part by misleading financial reports, to prod congress to create the SEC and mandate reporting for publicly traded companies. But neither Congress nor the SEC established accounting standards. In 1973,...

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  • Becoming a Third-Party Witness When Competitors or Suppliers Merge

    To determine if a merger is good or bad for competition, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice Antitrust Division need information about the merging parties and the relevant industries. That information comes through a...

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  • Major Issues in Real Estate Transactions

    It is incumbent upon general counsel to have a full understanding of the major issues involved in an office lease. This article identifies those issues, and it offers suggestions and negotiating strategies from the tenant’s point of...

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  • General Counsel and the Headquarters Lease

    A general counsel is often asked to spearhead a company’s efforts in connection with a headquarters lease. There are numerous traps for the unwary in this endeavor. To avoid them, here are some issue to watch: Planning...

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