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BLT: August 2013

The Belly of the Beast: Law Firm Insolvencies, Unfinished Business, and Jewel Waivers

Feature Articles

The Belly of the Beast: Law Firm Insolvencies, Unfinished Business, and Jewel Waivers

An overview of the unfinished business doctrine and some food for thought for attorneys who are rethinking their firms’ partnership agreements.

Public companies have welcomed the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s decision on July 2 to vacate and remand the SEC’s resource extraction rule (Rule 13q-1).

On July 10, the SEC adopted a new rule that will permit many private equity funds, hedge funds, and venture capital funds to use general advertising and solicitation.

The Supreme Court of Delaware recently issued a series of opinions relating to publicly traded master limited partnerships.

Inside Business Law generally features the recent work or overall mission of longstanding committees, in order to remind Section Members of resources that they may have forgotten about. This month’s IBL introduces the Committee on Captive Insurance, and also highlights the Middle Market and Small Business Committee on captive insurance.

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Question: On April 13, 2010, Maryland became the first state to recognize benefit corporations (or B-corps, as they are colloquially known) with the adoption of the Maryland Benefit Corporation Act (Maryland Corporations and Associations Article §§ 5-6C-01 through -08). The Maryland Benefit Corporation Act was sponsored by a member of the American Bar Association. Can you name him?

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

The August issue of BLT will focus on an important issue in business law practice: diversity. Other feature articles focus on an array of topics: the Yates Memo, protecting your brand in a complicated Internet landscape, and immigration law compliance. This BLT issue contains much more business law content—don’t miss it!

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