New Jersey Nonprofit Donor Disclosure Law Faces Lawsuit

Despite expressing concerns about the measure at the time, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law on June 17, 2019, a bill that creates new disclosure requirements for certain groups seeking to influence elections and government actions in New Jersey. The new law now faces a First Amendment challenge from the conservative advocacy group […]

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Remembering Mortimer M. Caplin – July 11, 1916 – July 15, 2019

The Firm mourns the passing of Mortimer M. Caplin, co-founder of Caplin & Drysdale.  Mr. Caplin passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019, just four days after his 103rd birthday. He died peacefully in his home. Mr. Caplin lived a remarkable twentieth-century life, spanning the decades from his action as a beach master with the […]

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The Proposed GILTI High Tax Exclusion – Taxpayer Favorable Proposed Regulations under Section 951A

U.S. Shareholders of controlled foreign corporations (“CFCs”) should be aware that proposed regulations issued on June 14, 2019, could significantly alter how the new Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income (“GILTI”) regime under new section 951A affects their tax bills.  If finalized, the regulations would permit taxpayers to elect to exclude CFC income items subject to foreign […]

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Supreme Court Rules Against North Carolina in Kaestner On State Income Taxation of Trusts: What Does This Mean for the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland?

A landmark Supreme Court decision decided last week calls into question the constitutionality of local (District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia) fiduciary income tax regimes.  Many trusts that have been treated as “resident trusts” – and thus subject to tax in the state on all of the trust’s undistributed income, wherever sourced – because of […]

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Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered Attorney’s joins IR as the exclusive Insolvency Member in US – Maryland, Washington DC & Virginia

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Jim Wehner of Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered Attorney’s. Jim has joined IR as our exclusive Insolvency Member in US – Maryland, Washington DC & Virginia. Mr. Wehner has extensive experience with disputes arising from financial products, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, and […]

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Supreme Court Rules Against North Carolina in Kaestner On State Income Taxation of Trusts: What Does This Mean for the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland?

A landmark Supreme Court decision last week calls into question the constitutionality of local (District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia) fiduciary income tax regimes. Many trusts that have been treated as “resident trusts” – and thus subject to tax in the state on all of the trust’s undistributed income, wherever sourced – because of the […]

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Virginia Employment Alert: Effective July 1st, 2019 – New Law Requires Disclosure of Personnel Records. Employer Should Update Employee Handbooks

Currently, Virginia employers have discretion whether to provide employees access to their employment records. However, as of July 1, 2019, an amendment to the Virginia Code will take effect requiring employers to provide copies of certain employment records to employees upon request. Specifically, pursuant to Virginia Code Section 8.01-413.1.B: Every employer shall, upon receipt of a written […]

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US Law Alert

Hello fellow members, We hope you enjoy these articles. Intellectual Property Copyright and Your Website One of the challenges of maintaining a website for your business is finding interesting content to put on it. When filling your pages, be aware of copyright law. Your work can be infringed upon or content on your websites can […]

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US Law Alert

Hi all, we hope you enjoy these articles:  Business Fraud Prevention & Detection Don’t Let Trade Secrets Leave with Employees Desperate times can sometimes result in desperate measures. Fraud can result when employees are pressured to generate revenue or when they have financial difficulties. Economic espionage is defined as the theft or misappropriation of trade […]

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ShawnCoulson International Lawyers – Newsletter, April 2019

Please take five minutes to read our April 22, 2019, newsletter, to learn about: Federal Requirements When a Product is Dangerous Six Steps to Prevent Trust From Being Betrayed Exploring the Cashless Movement in Retail Does Your Company Allow Vaping on the Job? We hope you enjoy all our articles. Cordially, William H. Shawn Co-Managing Partner

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EEOC Spotlights Disability Discrimination Claims

Federal and state laws have been designed to protect disabled individuals from discrimination. Notably, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its subsequent amendments provide legal recourse to aggrieved parties. Frequently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) pursues litigation on behalf of individuals when it believes their rights have been violated. Here’s what employers should know, […]

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