Topic: Tax Reform

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: Activist Shareholders, Tax Reform, Ukraine Sanctions, EU Privacy

On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent on the invention he called the “telephone.” Just in time for proxy season: three practical steps you can take to stay ahead of activist shareholders… (Steven Stokdyk and Joel Trotter at Latham & Watkins) The sweeping reforms in Representative Camp’s proposed tax reform… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: M&A Jargon, Conflict Minerals, European Technology, Trade Secrets

On the day in 1946, Winston Churchill coined the phrase “Iron Curtain” in a speech delivered at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. The M&A Word of the Day? PIPE (Martin Saywell at Latham & Watkins) Is the SEC’s Conflict Minerals rule just the beginning of “conflict sourcing” laws? (Chesley Blevins, Arcie Jordan, and Doug Paisley… Read more »

Congressman Camp Releases Tax Reform Proposal – What You Need To Know

“Camp’s plan proposes to cut the top tax rate for both individuals and corporations to 25 percent and eliminate the alternative minimum tax for both individuals and corporations.” (Duane Morris) If history is any guide, reforming the Tax Code may prove to be, well, too taxing for lawmakers to push through in an election year.… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Tax Reform, Proxy Season, Drug Labels, Internal Investigations

Happy birthday, AT&T! On this day in 1885, the American Telephone and Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York State. Representative Camp says his reform plan will make the tax code simpler and fairer, spur economic growth, and create jobs. What do you say? (Evan Migdail and Bruce Thompson at DLA Piper) Bundling? Unbundling? Why… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: State of the Union, Regulating the Insurance Industry, Tilting at Windmills, Reforming Corporate Taxes

And the rest is history: on this day in 1886, Karl Benz patented the first successful gasoline-powered automobile. President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address: the JD Supra reader… (JD Supra Contributors) Here’s a look at the top regulatory issues for the insurance industry in 2014… (Chris Mosley, Hilary Rowen, and Matthew Vuolo; JD… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cybersecurity Checklist, Tax Reform, Iran Sanctions, Confidential Documents

Cold, colder, coldest? Fight the Arctic chill with a hot cup of coffee, a wool sweater, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief: Here’s a Top Ten cybersecurity checklist for boards of directors… (Ed Batts at DLA Piper) Canada is about to implement the harshest anti-spam law in the G-8 – and you need to know… 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: Integrity Act, Irreparable Harm, Horton Ruling, Money Laundering

“I’m not a saint unless you think a saint is a sinner who keeps on trying.” — Nelson Mandela Ignoring the new requirements of the Integrity Act will come back to bite you… (Noa Baddish, Susan Friedfel, and Fredric Leffler at Proskauer Rose) No (irreparable) harm, no (trademark) foul… (Eric Ball, Sebastian Kaplan, and Jedediah… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Do Not Track, TCPA Class Action, Slack Fill Law, Comprehensive Tax Reform

Forty years ago today, US President Richard Nixon agrees to turn over the Watergate tapes. As far as we know, he didn’t tell anyone he was going to erase more than 18 minutes of conversations before doing so… Hamlet as a 21st century CEO: “To track … or not to track. That is the question…”… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Tax Transparency, Foreign Official, CEO Fraud, Financial Disaster

It’s Wednesday and the government is still shut down: you’re gonna need more coffee. And the JD Supra Corporate Brief: The G20 want greater tax transparency across the globe – but can their recommendations be put into practice? (Skadden Arps) For the first time in history, an appeals court will consider whether an employee of… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Trade Secret Theft, Business Continuity Planning, NAFTA Arbitration Claim, Comprehensive Tax Reform

The bad news: it’s still not Friday. The good news: it’s pretty darn close. The law news: This can’t be good: foreign defendants avoid prosecution for theft of trade secrets by fighting the government’s attempts to serve process… (Orrick) Business continuity planning in the financial industry might not be as simple as regulators think… (Dechert)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: IP Disputes, Consent Orders, Hazard Communication, Cybersecurity Framework

Keeping track of important law news is easy with the JD Supra Corporate Brief. See for yourself: The ITC is a good forum for resolving international IP disputes. Unless, of course, you’re a Standard-Essential Patent holder… (Akerman Senterfitt) According to the new head of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, there are five benefits to using… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: DOL Agenda, Ominbus Rule, EEOC Tactics, Conflict Minerals

Live from New York, it’s the Xerox 914 – on September 16, 1959, Xerox introduces the world’s first successful plain-paper photocopier to the world via live television. US Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is making it clear that the DOL will pursue an aggressive, pro-union agenda of labor and employment law reforms under his watch… (Ogletree… Read more »

Corporations May Lose Billions of Dollars in International Tax Advantages if OECD Plan is Implemented…

“New standards must be designed to ensure the coherence of corporate income taxation at the international level.” (DLA Piper) Apple, Microsoft, Nike, Google, Starbucks, Amazon – a number of US companies have recently come under fire for minimizing corporate taxes by shifting revenue and profits around the world. But they aren’t doing anything illegal by… Read more »