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Business Briefs

  • Spring 2014
    • Business Sales & Acquisitions: A Primer
    • Who’s Yo Beneficiary? No, Really.
    • It’s Almost Time to Restate Your Retirement Plan
    • Successors Liable for Wage Claims
    • Healthcare Reform Update
    • Firm Seminars and Announcements
  • Winter 2013
    • Self-Auditing Your Retirement Plan
    • Common Misconceptions about Litigation in Oregon
    • Selecting a Strong Trademark
    • Draft Federal Legislation May Accelerate Payment of Tax for Some Businesses
    • Cost-of-living Adjustments for Retirement Plans
    • Firm Seminars and Announcements
  • Fall 2013
    • Real Life Bloopers
    • 2013 Legislation Affecting Oregon Business: Benefit Companies
    • Exactions After Koontz v. St. John's River WMD
    • 2013 Oregon Legislative Session Wrap Up: What's an Employer to Do?
    • Benefit Plans and DOMA
    • 3.8% Medicare Tax Update
    • Firm Seminars and Announcements
  • Summer 2013
    • How Do We Select Judges?
    • Your Office Lease -- Not an Afterthought When Buying a Practice
    • Preparing for Retirement
    • Avoiding the 3.8% Medicare Tax on Self-Rental Income
    • Firm Seminars and Announcements
  • Spring 2013
    • Out with the New and In with the Newer
    • Absenteeism: Troublesome Traps and Tips to Avoid Tribulation
    • To Play or Not to Play? That is the Question
    • My Lease May Keep Me from Selling My Business?
    • Firm Seminars and Announcements
  • Winter 2012
    • What is in a Name? Transitioning to Perfection Under the UCC
    • Year-End Tax Planning -- Especially Important in 2012
    • A Look Ahead to 2013
    • Bankruptcy: A Debtor's Attempt to Undermine Court-Appointed Receivers
    • Retirement Plan Contribution Limits
    • Firm Seminars and Announcements
  • Fall 2012
    • Health Care Reform: 2012 & 2013 Employer Action Items
    • The IRS Gets Generous: The New and Improved "Portability" of Estate Tax Exemptions
    • Recent Court of Appeals Decision Calls into Question MERS System and Foreclosure
    • "Amazon" Laws and Small Business Retailers
    • Firm Seminars and Announcements
  • Summer 2012
    • Retirement Plan Alert: $35 Million Verdict Entered in Breach of Fiduciary Duty Case
    • The Top 5 Ways to Discourage your Former Employee's Attorney
    • Members of LLCs Face Added Exposure for Workers' Compensation Claims
    • Facebook and the Internet in Hiring: A Tool or Time Bomb?
    • Firm Seminars and Announcements
  • Winter 2011/2012
    • A Jury of Your Peers?
    • New and Proposed State Legislation Affecting Wineries
    • Prepare to be a Top Gun Trustee or Executor
    • Title Insurance -- Who Needs It?
    • Firm Seminars and Announcements
  • Fall 2011
    • The Glass is Half Full!
    • New DOL Regulations Impose Significant Obligations on Retirement Plan Fiduciaries
    • Selling or Buying Real Property? Seller Financing Is Still a Valid Tool
    • Got A SNDA? Why You May Want One
    • Firm Seminars and Announcements
  • Summer 2011
    • What Should You Do With a Million Dollars (of Life Insurance)?
    • The Price of Justice
    • Personnel Manuals - So Much More Than a Paperweight
    • Protect Your Wine Brand Through Trademark Registration
    • 2011 Legislative Update - Accessory Uses at Wineries
    • Firm Seminars and Announcements
  • Spring 2011
    • Health Care Law Updates
    • Pending Employment Legislation: Should Employers Be Worried?
    • Legal Alert: Red Flag Rules Update
    • Oregon's New Complex Litigation Court: Is it a Good Option for You?
    • In-Plan Roth Conversions - Employer FAQs
    • Legal Alert: Discounted Fee for Non-Amenders
    • Firm Seminars and Announcements
  • Winter 2010
    • Estate Planning Myth Busters
    • Healthcare Reform: Changes for the New Year
    • Decoding MERS: What It Potentially Means for Real Property
    • Protect Your Property from Exactions
    • Firm Seminars and Announcements
  • Summer 2010
    • A Failure to Plan is a Plan to Fail: Real Life Lessons and Bloopers
    • Healthcare Reform: What You Want and Need to Know Now
    • A Status Report on the 2010 Estate Tax
    • Lien Times: Understanding the Limits of PACA and Other Liens Protecting Against Unpaid Agricultural Debts
    • Firm Seminars and Announcements
  • Spring 2010
    • Business Planning for Measures 66 and 67
    • New DOL Regulations Eliminate Deferral Deposit Uncertainty for 401(k) Plans
    • Obtaining a "Favorable Determination Letter" for Your Retirement Plan
    • Legal Alert - Federal Estate Taxes
    • Commentary - Ballot Measure 24-292: A Flawed Proposal
    • Firm Seminars and Announcements
 

Litigation Briefs

 

Tax Updates