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BUSINESS BRIEFS

2017 Qtr 3

  • PFG Article Estate Planning
  • Fell Receivership
  • Sutton Business Brief
  • Tweed Article

2017 Qtr 2

  • Business Brief Article MYG Q2 BB
  • DMB_Trade Secret Article Q2 BB
  • DSR Business Briefs Article_Early Neutral Evaluation Q2BB
  • EMP Article Q2 BB

2016 Qtr 4

  • Did Christmas Come Early? Judge Blocks New Overtime Rule Days Before Implementation
  • Specifics about DCBS’s new Private Construction Lending Exemption to the Licensing Requirements
  • Who, What, When, Where and Why? Questions Every Client Should Ask Their Real Estate Attorney at the Initial Meeting
  • Your Business Transition – Are you ready to hand over the keys?
  • Firm Announcements and Seminars

2016 Qtr 3

  • Thanks for Nothing: OSHA Changes Post-Accident Testing Rules (and Other Things)
  • Federal Action Concerning Food Labeling
  • Presidential Election – Tax Edition Part II
  • It’s not all in the name: the ambiguity of “farm use”
  • What You Must Know About Measure 97
  • Firm Announcements and Seminars

2016 Qtr 2

  • Much Ado About Fiduciary Status
  • Estate Planning Considerations When Moving to Oregon
  • They Can’t Do That…Can They? Part II
  • Evaporating Resource: Drought, Climate Change, and the Importance of Water Rights: Part II
  • Private Money Loans in Oregon: Are you SAFE?
  • Firm Announcements and Seminars

2016 Qtr 1

  • Presidential Election – Tax Edition Part I – The Democrats
  • So You Bought The Farm
  • They Can’t Do That…Can They? Part II
  • Who Should Arbitrate My Case
  • Firm Announcements and Seminars

2015 Qtr 4

  • When the Oasis Becomes a Mirage: the DOL’s Proposed Amendments Affecting White Collar Exempt Employees
  • They Can’t Do That…Can They?
  • Wrap It Up: ERISA Compliance for Group Health and Welfare Plans
  • Take the Right Steps to Protect Your Brand
  • Firm Announcements and Seminars

2015 Qtr 3

  • What Exactly is an “Estate Plan”?
  • HIPAA Enforcement Continues to Expand
  • Drought, Climate Change, and the Importance of Water Rights
  • The New Oregon Mandatory Sick Time Law
  • Firm Announcements and Seminars

2015 Qtr 2

  • Subcontractor Obtains Award Against Surety Company
  • Land Use Legislation Update
  • The Cadillac Plan tax: What Will You Pay?
  • Tips for Including a Charity in Your Estate Plan
  • Protecting Perfected Secured Interests: JP Morgan’s $1.5 Billion Warning
  • Firm Announcements and Seminars

2015 Qtr 1

  • Marital Status Matters
  • Crowdfunding in Oregon’s Craft Beverage Industry
  • Businesses May Not Be Protected by Standard
  • Liability Releases
  • ERISA Bonds vs. Fiduciary Liability Insurance: What’s the Difference?
  • Firm Announcements and Seminars

Winter 2014

  • The Family Meeting: An Integral Part of the Estate Plan
  • An Employment Law Perspective On Measure 91
  • Conservation Easements
  • Social Media Use Policies Can Provide Benefits
  • Secured Creditors Own Real Property Surrendered in Bankruptcy
  • Firm Feature: Wine, Beer & Cider Industry Group
  • Firm Announcements and Seminars

Fall 2014

  • Retirement Plan Committees: Help for Fiduciaries
  • Canary in a Coal Mine: A Real Estate Attorney’s View
  • Estate Planning Made Easy
  • Harvesting Woes: The DOL and “Hot Goods”
  • Health Care Reform Alert
  • Firm Announcements and Seminars

Summer 2014

  • Protecting Your Business from Corporate Raiding by Key Employees
  • Crowdfunding
  • Reducing Estate Taxes for Family Farms
  • Dream of Turning your Passion Into a Business? Watch Out for the Hobby Loss Rules
  • Firm Seminars and Announcements

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

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

TAX UPDATES

LITIGATION BRIEFS

March 2015

  • Litigation Claims Developments: Elder Abuse – by Erich Paetsch

December 2014

  • How Can Employers be Proactive About The Health of Their Workforce? – by Jennifer Paul

September 2014

  • Potty Mouths are Protected?  NLRB Rules that Cussing Out Employer May be OK – by David Briggs

January 2013

  • The Myth of At-Will Employment – by Randall Sutton

October 2011

  • Oregon Federal Court Judge Decides Contractor Cannot Rely on Related Company’s Construction License – By Shannon Raye Martinez

May 2011

  • Is Bankruptcy Really Such a Bad Thing? – By Andrew Naylor

February 2011

  • Social Media and Electronic Discovery – By Dorothy R. Ryan

November 2010

  • Expedited Jury Trials and Mandatory Arbitration – By Hunter B. Emerick

August 2010

High Time For Some Answers: Medical Marijuana Update – By David Briggs

February 2010

  • Expedited Civil Jury Trials: A Welcome Change? – By Erich Paetsch