New Horizons: How external counsel can help you explore and secure market entry opportunities

November 2021

IR Global members offer jurisdiction-specific advice on how external counsel can help you explore & secure market entry opportunities.  The global Covid-19 pandemic may not be over, but business leaders […]

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Elliot H. Levine

Managing Member, Levine & Seltzer LLP

FTC Continues to Unilaterally Repeal the HSR Merger Review Process

Author:  Steven J. Cernak The Federal Trade Commission continues to take subtle steps that, in total, will end up significantly changing the merger review process under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. We have already covered some of the earlier actions:  withdrawal of the 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines, withdrawal of one long-standing HSR rule interpretation and threats to the rest, and the routine […]

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A Book Right for Our Time: Review of Getting Out of Control by Neil Chilson

Author: Steven J. Cernak How do you tie together evolution, the wave, and market prices?  As Neil Chilson explains in his brilliant little book, Getting Out of Control, all are examples of emergent order.  While Chilson is a former FTC leader, this book is not just for antitrust and consumer protection lawyers and economists but for anyone […]

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Second Circuit Court Guaranty Law Challenge – Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Amicus Brief Arguments Embraced By Appeals Court Judges

Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. hailed a new decision by the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan that ordered a district court judge to reconsider the constitutionality of a New York City law releasing commercial lease guarantors from rent obligations during the pandemic. Jeffrey Turkel, a member of Rosenberg & Estis, crafted an amicus […]

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Kreindler & Kreindler LLP joins IR as the exclusive Aviation Law Member in US – New York

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Justin T. Green of Kreindler & Kreindler LLP. Justin has joined IR as our exclusive Aviation Law Member in US – New York. Justin Green has been recently selected as Co-Chair of the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for the Boeing 737 MAX 8 […]

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On the Crypto Roller Coaster? Hang on Tight: Complex Tax Reporting Rules and New IRS Enforcement Action Will Add Adventure to the Ride

Under present law, virtual currency transactions are taxable, similar to transactions in any other property, including stock, bonds and mutual funds. With the popularity of virtual currency growing in recent years, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has offered increased guidance on its tax treatment―and many holders of virtual currency are not happy. Earlier this month, […]

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Philadelphia Provides Additional Time for Healthcare and Higher Education Institutions to Comply with Vaccine Mandate

On October 6, 2021, Philadelphia’s Department of Health announced extensions to the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which applies to covered healthcare personnel and any individual who works, volunteers or attends one or more classes or other activities in connection with a university, college or junior college and has in-person contact with one or more of those individuals […]

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The F-Word: Force Majeure

By Mackenzie L. Dimitri    As discussed in a previous blog post,  many commercial tenants looked to the force majeure clauses in their leases for relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, there is a great deal of caselaw applying the concept which is instructive for commercial tenants moving forward.           […]

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Force Majeure: A Force to be Reckoned With

Mackenzie Dimitri of Einbinder & Dunn recently represented a national retail-based commercial tenant in a case in the Supreme Court of New York, successfully opposing a motion for summary judgment based on the clear language of the force majeure provision in the lease in that case. Ms. Dimitri, for the tenant, successfully argued that the […]

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Attorney General’s Memorandum Allows Prosecution for Noncompliance with Agency Guidance Documents

On July 1, 2021, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland published a memorandum that rescinds two previous memoranda―the Sessions Memorandum and Brand Memorandum―that prohibited Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys from using noncompliance with federal agency guidance documents as a basis for civil and criminal enforcement cases. These memoranda reasoned that since guidance documents do not undergo the notice-and-comment […]

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