Adv. Joel Telpner authored an article about the German organization ”Slock IT”

By: Joel Telpner 01.08.2017

Joel Telpner authored the article, "A Shot Across the Bow - and a Welcome One," which discusses the recent SEC investigation of the German decentralized autonomous organization Slock It. Mr. Telpner comments on what potential token issuers should take away from the SEC's findings.

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S&W Represents Challengeme Esports GmbH in Multiple Deals

By: Kimberly Herman & Douglas Stransky 12.03.2017
S & W represented Challengeme Esports GmbH (CME), provider of one of the most sophisticated eSport matchmaking and tournament platforms, in its acquisition of US-based platform provider, eSports Hero Inc.
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Loan Participations: Proceed with Caution

By: Hugh Finnegan & Herman Lipkis 01.03.2017

Hugh Finnegan and Herman Lipkis co-authored the article, "Loan Participations: Proceed with Caution," which was published by Banking Exchange on January 19, 2017.

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New SEC Rule to Require Disclosure of Ratio of CEO Compensation to Median Worker Compensation

By: Howard E. Berkenblit, Natalie S. Lederman 11.08.2015

This Client Advisory discusses a new SEC rule under the Dodd-Frank Act requiring that public companies present the ratio of their chief executive officer’s total annual compensation to their median worker's compensation. 

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Ironing out the kinks

By: Douglas S. Stransky 18.03.2016

Douglas S. Stransky and Geoffrey L. Wynne co-wrote an article, "Ironing out the kinks," that was published in Trade & Forfaiting Review on March 18, 2016. In the article, Mr. Stransky and Mr. Wynne examine the impact of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the confusion arising in its implementation.

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Inversion Rules Avoid Root Cause Of Problem

By: Douglas S. Stransky 03.05.2016

At this year’s Masters golf tournament, there were three holes in one on the same day on the same hole — one of which rolled in after colliding with another golf ball! Do you think the odds of that happening are greater than Congress ever approving a corporate tax reform package? 

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By: Edwin Miller Jr. and Shy Baranov 12.03.2014

In this article, Edwin Miller and Shy Baranov offer guidance to Israeli companies considering an IPO in the United States. Israeli companies can take advantage of financial market conditions in the United States that have become wide open for underwritten initial public offerings by promising Israeli companies, particularly technology-based companies. 

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SEC Adopts “Regulation A+” Creating a New Category of Exempt Private Placements

By: Howard E. Berkenblit , Edwin L. Miller Jr. 09.04.2015

This Client Advisory discusses Regulation A+ and the creation of a new category of exempt private placements. (PDF)

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U.S. Extends Commitment to Fund Cooperative Energy Commercialization Program for Partnering Israeli and U.S. Companies

By: Jeffrey M. Karp, Oded Har-Even, Shy S. Baranov 11.01.2015

OPPORTUNITIES EXIST FOR PARTNERING COMPANIES TO COMPETE FOR INNOVATION GRANTS On December 19, 2014, President Obama signed into law S. 2673, which extends Congressional authorization for the BIRD Foundation’s Energy Program through September 30, 2024.

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Water Security Considerations in Transactional Due Diligence and Facility Siting Reviews

By: Jeffrey M. Karp 15.06.2015


This Client Advisory provides information regarding the need to include a water supply availability assessment as part of due diligence and facility siting reviews.
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Protect your website's look and feel from copyright

By: Kimberly B. Herman 14.11.2014

A website's distinctive appearance, layout, and design qualities—its "look and feel"—are often the most important tools through which a company can make a first impression on consumers and effectively market its brand. 

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Changes to overtime regulation

By: David A. Guadagnoli ,Susanne Hafer, Corinne Greene 25.05.2016

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor released a Final Rule updating the overtime regulations that revises the salary test for the "white collar" exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). The Final Rule will go into effect on December 1, 2016. 

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2016 Limits and other developments

By: Corinne Greene, David Guadagnoli, Susanne Hafer, Amy Sheridan, Jonathan Dubitzky 27.10.2015

The IRS has announced the various qualified plan related limits for 2016. For the most part, the limits have not changed from 2015. The following table includes the most widely used limits relating to qualified plans and includes both the 2015 and 2016 amounts.

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But Only From Sea to Shining Sea: U.S. Court Limits the Reach of U.S. Bankruptcy Code

By: Franklin B. Velie , Jonathan G. Kortmansky, Mitchell C. Stein, Patrick P. Dinardo 22.11.2016

Last week, Judge Rakoff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York addressed whether section 550(a)(2) of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code applies to wholly foreign transfers. This Client Advisory discusses Judge Rakoff’s decision and its implications for non-U.S. creditors.

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FAST Act Legislation Eases Capital Raising Restrictions And Seeks To Simplify Disclosure Requirements

By: Robert V. Condon III, Howard E. Berkenblit 17.11.2016

This Client Advisory discusses the key securities provisions of the recently enacted FAST Act, and its impact on emerging growth companies, disclosure requirements for reporting companies, resales of unregistered securities and the registration process for smaller reporting companies. (PDF)

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When Your ”Client” Is Your Company's Investor - The ”Fiduciary Exception” to the Attorney-Client Privilege

By: Andrew T. Solomon 11.11.2015

This Client Advisory discusses a recent New York appellate case which deals with the "fiduciary exception" to the attorney-client privilege. (PDF)

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Important Changes to HEAR Act Preserve New York’s Demand and Refusal Rule (For Now)

By: Nicholas O'Donnell 26.10.2016

The Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery (HEAR) Act of 2016 has been pending for several monthsnow, and was recently recommended favorably by the Senate Judiciary Committee in September.

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Changes of limbach commission announced, real change now seems out of reach

By: Nicholas O'Donnell 15.11.2016

Three New Members Are Added but German Museums Can Still Decline to Participate

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Massachusetts High Court Clarifies That A Written Agreement Is Not Required to Create Consignment of Fine Art

By: Nicholas M. O'Donnell 26.09.2014

This Client Advisory addresses recent clarifications to the Massachusetts fine art consignment statute, in particular with respect to UCC creditors. (PDF)

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Exchange of information: Israel inches toward international norms

By: Boaz Feinberg, Adv. and Ofir Paz, Adv. 03.04.2017

The state of Israel has always invested a large amount of effort to attract people from around the world to immigrate to Israel and to invest their funds in Israel.

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