Category: Real Estate

JD Supra Corporate Brief: FATCA Update, Whistleblower Dilemna, European Data, Foreign Banks

Great moments in IP history: on this day in 1794, Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin. What to make of news that Sonos will ‘forward-publish’ patents? Depends on whom you ask… (JD Supra Contributors) This should be the last substantial change to FATCA before it goes into effect… (Skadden Arps) The… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: OSHA Inspections, Sustainable Buildings, Religious Discrimination, Export Controls

On the go? Get the JD Supra Morning Brief delivered straight to your inbox, every weekday morning. Sign up here. “We’re from OSHA and we’re here to visit your workplace…” (King & Spalding) Here’s your 52-page guide to developing, investing in, and managing sustainable buildings around the world… (DLA Piper) New guidance from the EEOC… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Ukraine Sanctions, CFPB Lessons, REIT Taxation, USPTO Guidance

The perfect cure for a Monday morning? Two shots of espresso, one cheese danish, and a hearty dose of JD Supra Corporate Brief (repeat as necessary). The US Just imposed sanctions on individuals who threaten the stability of Ukraine… (Jonathan Epstein at Holland & Knight) The CFPB In numbers: 3 years, 35 enforcements, 300,000 complaints,… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Dodd-Frank, Myanmar Exports, M&A Brokers, LinkedIn Announcements

On this day in 1803, the United States Supreme Court established the doctrine of judicial review when it ruled in Mabury v. Madison that Section 13 of the Judiciary Act of 1789 was unconstitutional. What do bank boards of directors need to know about Dodd-Frank? These five things… (Paul Reynolds at Dinsmore & Shohl) US… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: I-9 Investigations, FCPA Charges, UK Whistleblowers, Public Statements

Why did the chicken cross the road? To pick up a double-shot latte and a scone to go with her JD Supra Corporate Brief, of course: I-9 investigations are at an all-time high… (Scott Bettridge at Akerman) Do the FCPA charges against a former Bechtel executive signal a new era of anti-corruption enforcement? (David Courchaine… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Attacks, Human Trafficking, H-1B Visas, Mortgage Insurers

On this day in 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt launched his ill-fated plan to add more justices to the US Supreme Court. Are we as prepared for cyber attacks as we need to be? It doesn’t look like it… (Travis Wall at Barger & Wolen) Here’s what companies can do to ensure that their operations… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Export Control, Clean Air, Global M&A, IT Contracts

On February 3, 1917, the Sixteenth Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, giving the federal government the right to collect an income tax… How’d You Get That Job? Jared Cohen, General Counsel and VP of Operations at Kickstarter, tells his story… (Jared Cohen, JD Supra Perspectives) Ignorance of the (export control law) is no… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Exotic Mortgages, Foreign Investors, Unlimited Leave, Green Chemistry

On January 22, 2002, Kmart filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. As it turns out, there’s a lot of value for a company in compliance… (Cindy Knezevich at The Network) The days of exotic mortgage programs may be over… (Shalia Sakona and Robert Siegel at Bilzin Sumberg) Those who do fail to learn from history… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Legalized Marijuana, Polar Vortex, Data Breaches, Qualified Mortgage

“One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.” – The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Legalized pot can be an HR nightmare… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber-Attack Technology, Anti-Corruption Landscape, D&O Safety Net, Health Care Enforcement

115 years ago today, the Pemberton Medicine Company – now known as the Coca-Cola Company – was incorporated. Drink up! Are your risk factor disclosures and forward looking statements adequate for today’s cyber-attack technology? (Tracy Crum and Alice Hsu at Akin Gump) In recent years there has been dramatic change to the global anti-corruption landscape… (Shanti… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Conflict Minerals, Patent Reform, Third-Party Risk, Successful Recruiting

Great moments in corporate history: on this day in 1870, John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil. If you’re rooting for the SEC in the Conflict Minerals Rule dispute, you probably won’t be cheering after this week’s oral arguments… (Frank Murray at Foley & Lardner) Expect a busy year in patent reform… (Jennifer Albert and April… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: HR Priorities, Patent Law, Bank Regulations, Proxy Statements

On this day in 1977, Apple Computers was incorporated. Protecting employee and customer data should be an HR priority in 2014… (Megan Anderson at Gray Plant Mooty) “Old Compound + Known Purpose + Prior Art Concentrations = Obvious“ – the new patent law math? (Jeffrey Gargano at McDermott Will & Emery) Get your bank regulation… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Trade Secrets, Employee Hours, Iran Sanctions, Snowden Revelations

Yes, it’s Monday. Good thing there’s law news (and coffee!): There are seven different bills related to trade secrets currently pending before Congress… (Daniel Corbett and Gabriel Ramsey at Orrick) Here are 2.75 million reasons why you need to be very very careful when rounding employee hours… (Michael Cardman at XpertHR) 2013 has been an… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Horton Victory, Tax Loopholes, Front Pay, Bird Deaths

  On this day in 1945, the US Senate votes to approve the country’s participation in the newly-formed United Nations. Horton heard a huge victory over the NLRB yesterday. Here’s Q&A with D.R. Horton’s lead lawyer on what the ruling means for all companies… (Ron Chapman, JD Supra Perspectives) Lawmakers want to close loopholes that… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: In-House Counsel, Patent Trolls, Social Media, Iran Sanctions

Give yourself the gift the keeps on giving: inbox delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. It’s as easy as click, type, send… Know your employer’s business, identify unnecessary legal risks, and other ways in-house counsel can add the most value to a company… (Walt Metz, JD Supra Perspectives) These aren’t the (patent) trolls you’re… Read more »