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By Matthew Grunert, Emily Cabrera, Carolyn A. Exnicios
This proxy season has revealed an intensifying trend to address limitations on grants to non-employee directors in many long-term incentive plans ("LTIPs").
By Mark F Sundback, Kenneth L Wiseman, Andrew P Mina
On March 15, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("Commission") unanimously decided to change its policy regarding income tax allowances for Master Limited Partnerships ("MLPs")...
By Gregory Porter, Lee Davis
Communications between a client and registered patent agent who is doing authorized legal work for the client may be protected as privileged, the Texas State Supreme Court recently ruled on...
By Robin Russell, Ashley Harper
During and industry downturn, public disclosures of potential exposure to bankruptcy become more prominent for financially distressed companies, as well as for companies with exposure to distressed counterparties.
By Paul Silverstein, David Zdunkewicz
That two intermediary financial institutions were involved as conduits was immaterial in the Court's view.
By Matthew Grunert, Emily Cabrera, Carolyn A. Exnicios
Most of the ratios have been disclosed in narrative format, though some issuers have chosen to disclose in a tabular format.
By Andrews Kurth LLP
The U.S. Supreme Court has spoken: Dodd-Frank protection extends only to individuals who report violations of securities laws directly to the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").
By Paul Ackerman
The Court also repeated the proposition from Berkheimer that "whether the claim elements or the claimed combination are well-understood, routine, conventional is a question of fact.
By Doris Rodríguez, Parker Lee
In our October 2016 alert, we described the potential for development of Mexican shale oil & gas. Perhaps we were a bit too optimistic on the timing of the bidding rounds ...
By Paul Qualey, Crystal Jamison Woods, Michael Block
A jury verdict form can be internally inconsistent, thereby necessitating a new jury verdict, if the jury ignores an instruction telling it to stop if it finds no infringement.
By Matthew Grunert, Carolyn A. Exnicios
As was discussed in last month's newsletter, the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the "TCJA") amended the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate the performance-based exception to the $1mm deduction limit under Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 ("Section 162(m)").
By Shemin Proctor, G. Michael O'Leary, Gia V. Cribbs
Consequences for Compliance, Business Strategy and Due Diligence.
By Matthew Grunert, Kelly Ultis, Carolyn A. Exnicios
Section 6039 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code"), imposes reporting requirements on each corporation with respect to (i) the transfer by the corporation of stock due...
By Thomas Ford Jr, Allison Mantor, Robert McNamara, Jocelyn Tau
H.R.1, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act or the "Tax Act," was signed into law on December 22, 2017. Notably, while this much anticipated tax reform legislation contains a number ...
By Robert Blackett
There are certain dry questions which, to judge from conference speeches and articles, lawyers seem to spend an inordinate amount of time pondering.
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