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BLT: February 2013

Our Mini-Theme: LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities

Feature Articles

Our Mini-Theme: LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities

An introduction and description of mini-theme articles in this issue of Business Law Today.

Although Rule 10b5-1 trading plans may be in the enforcement spotlight, when properly designed and administered, they remain a generally safe and effective way for insiders to purchase and sell securities without concern for insider trading liability. Set forth below is a brief background of Rule 10b5-1, followed by suggestions on the implementation and administration of trading plans in the current environment.

In the current economic context, Canada has, so far, come through the recession relatively unscathed. This may tempt U.S.-based enterprises to consider future expansion in Canada. Before implementing any such expansion plans, they should consider some key Canadian tax implications, to avoid potentially costly missteps.

On January 11, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved new listing requirements proposed by the New York Stock Exchange LLC (NYSE) and NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (Nasdaq) regarding executive compensation. This is the final step in the SEC's implementation of Section 952 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Protection Act of 2010.

During 2012, Delaware's Supreme Court and Court of Chancery issued a number of important decisions with far reaching implications. This is a short overview, in no particular order, of five key decisions during 2012 from those courts.

This month’s IBL explores the Business Bankruptcy Committee, Cyberspace Law Committee, and the Young Lawyers Committee.

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Question: From September 8 through 10,  Boston, Massachusetts – also known as Bean Town, the City of Notions and the Cradle of Liberty – will host the 2016 Business Law Section Annual Meeting. Which of the following is the official motto of the City of Boston?

A.  Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem

B.  Libertate defenderet, justic sectantes

C.  Ad astra per aspera

D.  Sicut patribus sit Deus nobis 

Please see Inside Business Law for the answer to this month’s Business Law Section Trivia Question.

Following the 2016 Section Annual Meeting, the September issue of Business Law Today will feature an array of highlights from the meeting in Boston. Additional topics include explaining the Defend Trade Secrets Act, diversity jurisdiction and unincorporated entities, and mitigating the threat of insolvency before it’s too late.

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Business Law Section Annual Meeting
September 8-10, 2016
Boston, MA

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