Volume 18, Number 2
March 2001

COLUMNS

From the Editor Patrick G. Goetzinger

Introduction Pamila J. Brown

The Chair's Corner Wynn A. Gunderson

FEATURES

BEST OF ABA SECTIONS

BUSINESS AND COMERCIAL LAW

Outside Bucks: A Practical Guide to Raising Capital for a Business
William W. Barker
Of primary importance is the need to keep your client's financing activities private in nature, whether they are between your client and investors or between a placement agent and investors.

New Horizon for Nonprofits: How to Structure Joint Ventures with For-Profits
Michael I. Sanders
Joint ventures between non-profit organizations are one method by which nonprofits can expand their activities.

DOMESTIC RELATIONS LAW

Marriage for the New Millennium: hetrosexual, Same Sex- or Not at All?
Harry D. Krause
Not long ago, heterosexuality was the unquestioned call of nature, and homosexuality was a crime against nature.

Windfalls and Other Employment Benefits: Considering Stock Options, Capital Gains, Royalties, and Dividends
Laura W. Morgan
In recent years, stock options have become an increasingly popular benefit at all tiers of the corporate ladder.

ESTATE AND FINANCIAL PLANNING

Drafting to Avoid Conflicts
Stephanie E. Danaho
This article is intended to act as a catalyst for careful reflection by drafters on how the drafting decisions in tax-dominated estate planning documents can in fact either increase or decrease the likelihood of conflict among those with an economic stake in the property.

International Estate Planning
Barbara R. Hauser and Joseph M. Erwin
Asset protection trusts (APTs) are trusts established in offshore jurisdictions for the purpose of thwarting claims of creditors.

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

MDPs and the Minority Lawyer
Virginia Grant

When Actions Speak Louder Than Words Between Sexes
Mary Stewart Mitchell

Burnout: Spotting It, Stopping It
Phillip M. Perry

REAL ESTATE LAW

Vested Rights: Property Development Agreements in an Era of Smart Growth Legislation
Daniel J. Curtin, Jr.

A Beginner's Guide to the Commitment for Owner's Title Insurance
Jack S. Levey

TRIAL PRACTICE

Discovery of Electronic Documents
Sheila J. Carpenter and Shaunda A. Patterson

Home Field Advantage: The Opening Statement That Closes
Brent O. E. Clinkscale, Riche' T. McKnight, and Kenneth C. Gibson

Preparing and Conducting an Effective Cross-Examination of an Adverse Witness
Ervin A. Gonzalez

FOR THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER

Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
Copyright Protection in the New Millenium: Amending the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to Prevent Consitutional Challenges
JeanAne Marie Jiles

Affordable Housing
Criminal Records of the Poor: The Impact on Eligibility for Affordable Housing
John J. Ammann

Criminal Justice
A Printer in Profiling: The Merger of Civil Rights and Criminal Defense
Margie Paris

Dispute Resolution
Should Parties tell Mediators Their Bottom Line?
Peter Contuzzi

Environmental, Energy, and Resource Law
Environmental Justice and Natural Areas Protection
Michael B. Gerrard

Franchise Law
Prospecting the Last Frontier: Legal Considerations for Franchisors Expanding into Inner-City Markets
Erik F. Dyhrkopp and Andrew H. Kim

Intellectual Property Law
Safe Harbor Provisions of DMCA Denied in Napster Copyright Infringement Case
David P. Miranda

International Law and Practice
Developing Countries, Developing Rights
Kathy Tatone

Labor and Employment Law
Drift and Division on the Clinton NLRB
Jonathan P. Hiatt and Craig Becker

Tax Law
IRS Issues New Guidance on Roth IRA's
Dianne Bennett

 

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