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Estate Planning: New Laws, Old Tools, and the Changes You Need to Make

January 28, 2022
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Charles Hadad and Frank Botta, Estates & Trusts Chair and Litigation Chair respectively at The Lynch Law Group, have been selected by the National Business Institute (NBI) as instructors for its CLE program, “Estate Planning: New Laws, Old Tools, and …

Posted in Continuing Legal Education Seminars

Flag on the Play: Penalties for Unlicensed Trademark Use

January 25, 2022
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Many businesses use references to current events in their advertising, promotions, and social media to keep advertisements timely and better connect with audiences. Once such upcoming opportunity is Team USA’s participation in the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Another, which businesses take …

Posted in Intellectual Property, LLG News

Planning for 2022: Tax Updates for a Happy New Year

December 13, 2021
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With a new year approaching, the IRS has released 2022 figures for the federal lifetime gift and estate tax exemption, as well as the annual gift tax exclusion and others. Despite concerns that President Biden will significantly reduce the federal …

Posted in Estates and Trusts, Legal Watch

Tax Update: The Build Back Better Act

November 17, 2021
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The Build Back Better Act was recently narrowed by President Biden. On October 28, 2021, House Bill H.R. 5376 lowered the originally proposed $2.1 trillion tax increases to $1.85 trillion.   Recently, the House of Representatives issued new draft legislative text. …

Posted in Legal Watch

Pennsylvania Decennial Reports Are Now Due: Does Your Company Need to File? 

November 15, 2021
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In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, corporate entities are not required to file annual reports. They are required, however, to file a decennial report during the calendar year 2021. What is a Decennial Report? The decennial report is a report filed …

Posted in Corporate, Legal Watch

New EEOC Guidance Helps Employers Navigate Religious Exemptions to Vaccine Policies

November 15, 2021
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On October 25, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its employer guidance regarding COVID-19, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws,” by adding Section L, which addresses questions relating …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Labor and Employment, Legal Watch

Three Essential Steps to Business Succession Planning: Step 1

November 15, 2021
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What is business succession planning? If you have been actively involved throughout your career in building your business and overseeing its continued success, thinking about retirement can call for answers to difficult questions. Your situation may involve a child who …

Posted in Business Succession Planning, Estates and Trusts, Legal Watch

Three Essential Steps to Business Succession Planning: Step 2

November 15, 2021
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There are three essential steps to developing a business succession plan. Define your long-term personal and business goals. Develop a management plan for the business. Design an estate plan that transitions ownership of your business and meets your goals. In …

Posted in Business Succession Planning, Corporate, Legal Watch

OSHA Issues Highly Anticipated Vaccination Standards For Businesses

November 5, 2021
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On November 4, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA issued mandatory standards requiring private companies with 100 or more employees to ensure their workers are vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing and wear a face covering at work. …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Labor and Employment, Regulatory

Choice of Law and Choice of Venue | Contract Issues for Small Business Owners

November 5, 2021
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In this multi-part series, we highlight key contract issues for today’s business owners, including: The Indemnification Clause Insurance Provisions Warranty Language Choice of Law and Choice of Venue Choice of Law You have most likely seen both “choice of law” …

Posted in Corporate, Legal Watch, Litigation