May 2021

“Should I Hire a M&A Banker?”

This question was posed to me recently by a client looking to sell its business, and the answer was an emphatic “yes.” Every situation is different and should be reviewed in light of its specific facts and circumstances, but in most cases the answer wi…

April 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Policies: What to Know

As COVID-19 vaccinations become more widely available, many employers would like to make vaccination mandatory for all employees, both to minimize contact tracing and employee privacy issues now burdening human resource departments– and, more importantly…

Time for Action on Equity – and Results

We are in the midst of a racial reckoning in America. There is a broader recognition of and concern for the systemic racism that persists and the vast racial disparities that result. A deeper commitment to addressing these inequities has emerged, together …

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Board Room: Nasdaq’s Proposed Board Diversity Requirements

Building on the momentum surrounding diversity and inclusion initiatives that have been evident throughout 2020, in December, Nasdaq submitted a proposal (the “Proposal”) to the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) that would require most lis…

2021 Individual Tax Extension Deadline

Last month, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the Federal income tax filing and payment due date for individuals will be automatically extended until May 17, 2021.Unlike last year, the automatic Federal tax filing extension only applies to …

March 2021

A Small Claims Court for Copyright Disputes? CASE Act Creates New Alternative Process for Smaller Copyright Claims

A new law known as the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act creates an entirely new tribunal within the U.S. Copyright Office for resolving smaller copyright disputes. Before the CASE Act, aggrieved copyright owners generally nee…