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Five Good Habits Of University Researchers Launching Spinouts
If you are a university researcher interested in launching a startup based on an invention developed in your lab, below is a list of some key guidelines to keep in mind as you start your company:
United States
11 Nov 2018
The Judge Shapiro I Knew
However, one critical point does need to be made.
United States
29 Jul 2016
Stop Embracing Failure
If I read one more article by an entrepreneur about embracing failure, I will scream. Actually, my scream is this article.
United States
16 Jun 2016
Project Labor Agreements Are Once Again Part Of The Public Bidding Process In Philadelphia
On November 29, 2011, Mayor Michael Nutter signed Executive Order No. 15-11, which provides, effective immediately, that the City of Philadelphia may incorporate into its instructions to bidders, and other relevant bid documents, the absolute right to require that a potential bidder execute and comply with a project labor agreement.
United States
16 Dec 2011
The Walls Are Closing In: Chinese Drywall Issues Prompt Legislation And Litigation
Certain drywall manufactured in China is allegedly defective. It has been alleged that this defective drywall corrodes electrical wires and copper coils, and emits "rotten egg" fumes that cause respiratory health problems.
United States
26 May 2009
Legal And Practical Considerations For Purchasers Of "Broken" Or Distressed Condominiums
Across the country, and particularly in the State of Florida, investors are poised to make bulk acquisitions of interests in troubled or "broken" condominium projects.
United States
5 Dec 2008
Florida´s New Condominium and Homeowners Association Laws Take Effect
Florida's legislature has just amended various provisions of state law relating to condominiums and homeowners associations.
United States
9 Jul 2008
New Florida Legislative Amendments Affect Homeowners Associations
Amendments to provisions of Chapter 720 of the Florida Statutes, recently signed into law by Governor Crist, address several issues of interest to homeowners associations, including receivership, delinquent assessments and liens, and the display of flags.
United States
20 Jun 2008
Florida Appellate Court Upholds Ruling That Budget Change Does Not Allow A Buyer To Cancel Contract
On June 11, 2008, Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal in D & T Properties, Inc. v. Marina Grande Associates, Ltd. affirmed the trial court's ruling that a purchaser of a condominium unit did not have a right to cancel a purchase agreement as a result of a 36% increase in the condominium association budget, although the appellate court rejected the trial court's reasoning and adopted an objective test to determine whether changes to a condomini
United States
19 Jun 2008
Amendments To Florida Condominium Act
On May 1, 2008, Florida Governor Crist signed House Bill 995. House Bill 995, which takes effect on October 1, 2008, amends various provisions of Chapter 718 of the Florida Statutes, the Florida Condominium Act.
United States
27 May 2008
Seventh Circuit Upholds Yield Maintenance Prepayment Premium
In a closely watched case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in River East Plaza, L.L.C. v. The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company, recently reversed the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and held that a "Treasury-flat" yield maintenance premium in a commercial mortgage was enforceable under Illinois law.
United States
21 Sep 2007
Deadline Looms For Filing Appeals To Reassessment Notices For Philadelphia Properties
The Board of Revision of Taxes, the assessing authority for the City and County of Philadelphia, has been sending out more than 400,000 Notices of Proposed Valuation, or reassessment notices, for tax year 2008. These notices indicate proposed market value changes — and real estate tax increases — for residential, commercial and industrial properties throughout Philadelphia.
United States
20 Sep 2007
New Jersey Supreme Court Limits Application of Blight Designation in Ongoing National Debate over Eminent Domain
In a potential blow to municipalities seeking to redevelop "underutilized" properties, the New Jersey Supreme Court has held that a municipality's designation of a property as blighted and subject to the municipality's power of eminent domain based solely upon a finding that the property is not being utilized in a fully productive manner (i.e., "not fully productive use"), without producing evidence that the condition was due to conditions of title or diversity of ownership, is invalid.
United States
2 Jul 2007
Making It Easier To Be Green: Financial Incentives For Energy-Efficient Buildings
As the energy-efficiency movement continues to gain momentum, the challenge for professionals in the field is to remain informed of and well-versed in its various requirements and advantages.
United States
11 Apr 2007
How Your Company Can Position Itself For Doing Business In Cuba
This webinar for business executives and high-level in-house counsel, including those with international responsibility, will feature Mark Entwistle, former Canadian Ambassador to Cuba, and Duane Morris attorneys Dr. Timothy Ashby and Marco Gonzalez, Jr., in a discussion of existing legislation that exempts agricultural, food, pharmaceutical and medical device products from the U.S. trade embargo with Cuba, and pending legislation that would ease travel and commerce restrictions between the Unit
United States
23 Mar 2007
Illinois Title Insurers No Longer Liable For Faulty Title Commitments
In the construction industry, many parties routinely rely upon title commitments to determine the current state of title. Lenders, contractors and lien claimants may request title commitments ancillary to entering into agreements with the property owner or when enforcing their rights against the owner.
United States
5 Dec 2006
Limitation of Liability For Pennsylvania Architects
Indemnification provisions are frequently utilized in construction contracts to shift the liability for loss from one contracting party to another.
United States
5 Dec 2006
New York Restricts Use Of Eminent Domain By Utilities, Part Of National Trend
New York has enacted new legislation to restrict the right of certain gas and gas electric corporations to exercise eminent domain within the state, joining sister states in response to the Supreme Court's Kelo decision and subsequent public outcry.
United States
26 Oct 2006
Illinois Latest State to Respond to Kelo Decision
Joining sister states that have reacted to the Supreme Court's Kelo decision and subsequent public outcry, Illinois has passed legislation regarding eminent domain and redevelopment. Starting January 1, 2007, Illinois' eminent domain laws will take on an entirely different look.
United States
13 Sep 2006
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