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BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP INFORMATION REPORTING CORPORATE TRANSPARENCY ACT SUMMARY One of the unique and often attractive features of a Limited Liability Company can be anonymity.  In most states, formation and registration of an LLC does not require disclosure of the owners or officers.  For various reasons, legitimate and not so legitimate, the owners of a business…

By Robert G. Brody and Mark J. Taglia March 10, 2023   On Thursday, March 9th, President Biden submitted his proposed fiscal year 2024 budget request to Congress.  In it he seeks a $1.5 billion increase to the U.S. Department of Labor Budget.  Most of this increase would support the President’s paid family and medical…

By Robert G. Brody and Mark J. Taglia January 20, 2023 Last week the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) proposed a rule banning companies from requiring workers to sign noncompete agreements.  Currently, there are about 30 million workers (roughly 18% of the U.S. workforce) who are subject to such agreements.    The FTC proposal would apply…

Perhaps no “market” has been more active in the last couple of years than Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations better known as SPAC’s. In the first quarter of 2021 alone, close to $30 Billion made its way into the public market through SPAC’s. Since then, the market has cooled a bit, but it is still considered…

Program produced by XPX Maryland. Navigating Maryland’s Business Climate Please join us as Duane Carey, President of Maryland Free, provides a no-holds-barred view of Maryland politics and discusses business-related bills that passed the 2020 Session of the Maryland General Assembly. Duane will outline how these bills will impact business in Maryland now and in the…

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In Muldrow v. City of St. Louis, the Supreme Court tackled a very important question: under Title VII (the federal civil rights law), when is a job transfer discrimination? The Background Title VII makes it unlawful for an employer “to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against…

What is the role of a company’s board directors?  There are many possible, and valid, answers to this question. Guidance, oversight, succession planning, and executive compensation often are mentioned, and rightly so. But at the Private Company Governance Summit 2024, speaker Jon Wells of Midmark Corporation shared a different answer: to be a ‘professional question…

On March 8, 2024, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas struck down the new joint employer rule created by the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB” or “Board”). As we covered earlier this year, the now-struck-down 2023 Rule severely loosened the Board’s existing regulations by allowing a joint employer finding irrespective…

How many decisions do you make every day? According to Cornell University researchers: more than 35,000. Every. Single. Day. Decision-making is one of a CEO’s most important jobs, and one of the easiest to do wrong. It doesn’t have to be like that though. Here are 5 tips to improve your decision-making effectiveness – and help you…

Unlock the Potential of Buy-Sell Agreements and Estate Taxes with Premium Financing As a professional in the premium financing life insurance industry, staying informed about the strategies that can benefit your clients the most is crucial. One such strategy is premium financing, a powerful tool for paying estate taxes and fund buy-sell agreements. Join us…

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