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Is It Time For An Estate Planning Checkup?

April 11, 2003

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James P. Dean

Article Originally Published: Fall 2003 The information contained in this article is not intended to be legal advice. Readers should not act or rely on this information without consulting an attorney. Even the most carefully crafted estate plan should be revisited periodically to make sure that it is in line […]

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Saving for College Can Be an Estate Planning Tool

December 11, 2002

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James P. Dean

Article Originally Published: Winter 2002 The information contained in this article is not intended to be legal advice. Readers should not act or rely on this information without consulting an attorney. 529 Plans The ever-rising cost of a college education has led to the creation of college savings plans that […]

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Dealing with Employee “Telecommuters”

November 12, 2000

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Janet E. Lanyon

As companies become electronically networked, there has been greater interest on the part of employees and some employers in permitting employees to work from home. In considering such “telecommuting” arrangements, there are several legal issues that employers should keep in mind: Confidentiality Policies. Employers who wish to protect proprietary information […]

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Reasons to Consider Buying a Contaminated Site for your New Business Location

October 12, 1996

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James K. O’Brien

Existing infrastructure, transportation convenience, availability of trained workers, and proximity to markets and materials are good reasons for commercial and manufacturing operations to be located in current industrialized contaminated areas (“brownfields”). Rebuilding in these areas saves valuable farmlands and green spaces around metropolitan areas. Some additional reasons to consider buying […]

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Buying or Selling a Business? Four Common Pitfalls to Avoid

April 12, 1996

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1. “Disappearing” Working Capital. Care must be taken to insure that the seller does not deplete the working capital (e.g., cash, accounts receivable and/or inventory) of the business prior to closing which could result in a serious cash flow shortage following closing. Avoiding this pitfall requires certain understandings between buyer and […]

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