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Recent Department Of Justice Guidance On Antitrust Compliance Programs
On July 11, 2019, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) issued guidance with respect to significant changes to its incentive policies for antitrust compliance in the context of criminal antitrust investigations.
United States
8 Aug 2019
Compensation Of Shareholders Of Closely Held Companies: Is Yours Reasonable?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer for closely held corporations when choosing to be taxed as an S-Corp or a C-Corp.
United States
31 Jul 2019
Remedying The Inadvertent Termination Of An S Corporation Election
For certain eligible businesses, electing to be taxed as an S corporation is a smart choice.
United States
15 Jul 2019
IRS General Counsel Opinion On Deductibility Of Health Insurance Premiums Paid For Family Members Of S Corporation Shareholders
The IRS recently issued a Chief Counsel Memorandum clarifying when a family member of a 2% shareholder in an S corporation is entitled to a deduction under Section 162(l) of the Internal Revenue Code...
United States
4 Jun 2019
The Big Reveal: Changes To The CBCA End An Era Of Anonymity For Beneficial Owners Of Private Corporations
The new securities register will not be directly available to the public.
10 Apr 2019
A Change In The Tax Rules Relating To Foreign Credit Support Of U.S. Debt
In the continuing stream of IRS guidance relating to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the "TJCA"), recent IRS guidance may impact not only a taxpayer's tax situation, but ultimately...
United States
30 Nov 2018
Using Tax-Free Section 355 Split-Off In Corporate Division
Sometimes, it becomes necessary for a corporation to be divided, in which a shareholder or a group of shareholders would separate from the corporation and take with them a business division, unit...
United States
13 Aug 2018
U.S. Supreme Court Limits The Exercise Of Specific Personal Jurisdiction By State Courts
The U.S. Supreme Court recently tightened the reins when it comes to state courts' exercise of case-based, specific personal jurisdiction over out-of-state companies.
United States
29 Jun 2017
Michigan Supreme Court Clarifies Application Of The Statute Of Limitations To Shareholder Oppression Claims
In the recent case of Frank v Linkner, ___ Mich ___; ___ NW2d ___ (2017), the Michigan Supreme Court clarified that a claim for member oppression under Michigan's LLCA, MCL 450.4101 et seq.,...
United States
22 Jun 2017
New Legislation: The Forfeited Corporate Property Act
The Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 ("FCPA") and related changes to the Ontario Business Corporations Act ("OBCA") received Royal Assent on December 10, 2015 and came into force December 10, 2016.
United States
14 Jun 2017
MF Global-PwC Fight Could Set Troublesome Precedent
Sometimes, a case comes along appearing to be on the side of right and vindication although in reality, it is a wolf in sheep's clothing.
United States
17 Mar 2017
Franchise And Distribution News
As we all know, using arbitration clauses in commercial agreements is pretty commonplace—particularly in the franchise world. Yet, as two recent federal appeals court decisions make clear...
United States
14 Mar 2017
Franchise And Distribution News, March 2017
Quick. Define Twin Peaks. Other than the obviously now dated TV show, up until a couple of weeks ago, the only other definition of Twin Peaks was a restaurant chain that featured double entendre advertising...
14 Mar 2017
BC Finalizes Franchise Laws
The Franchises Act (BC) will come into force on February 1, 2017, at which time British Columbia will be the sixth Canadian province to have franchise specific (disclosure) legislation.
14 Oct 2016
CSA Announces Amendments To National Instrument (NI) 45-106
On February 19, 2015, the Canadian Securities Administrators announced the adoption of changes to the accredited investor and minimum amount investment prospectus exemptions, among other changes.
United States
5 May 2015
The "Top Ten" Things For A Supplier To Consider In Terminating A Distributor
Regardless of labels like "dealer," "distributor" or "reseller," there are some fundamental issues that demand attention whenever a supply relationship is involuntarily terminated.
United States
26 Mar 2014
Critical Supplier's Hard-Ball Queue Jumping Pays Off
In Canada, foreign critical suppliers may be able to extract payment, in full, for amounts owed to them by a debtor company in a CCAA filing, by virtue of their location in a foreign country and the critical nature of the goods or services that they supply.
United States
20 Nov 2012
ORR Issues Recommendations To Deregulate 18 Michigan Occupations And Eliminate 9 Occupational Boards
On Monday, April 16, 2012, the Michigan Office of Regulatory Reinvention ("ORR") released recommendations to deregulate 18 occupations in Michigan and to eliminate 9 occupational boards.
United States
26 Apr 2012
Does The NHTSA Really Need More Compelling Civil Penalties?
Toyota paid almost $50 million1 in civil penalty settlements in 2010 for untimely recalls of various vehicles to correct unintended acceleration and steering control related safety defects.
United States
5 Mar 2012
Fast Justice Again? Summary Judgment Motions In Ontario
Clients often lament that the wheels of justice grind too slowly and ask what, if anything, can be done to have their dispute resolved more expeditiously.
14 Dec 2011
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