- Mar 01 2021
In a recent article for Restaurant Startup & Growth, Alisa Cleek discusses whether restaurant operators can legally mandate their employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine, and if they can, whether they should. She also addresses concerns about how to respond when an employee refuses to take a mandated vaccine or, alternatively, what to do when a group of employees refuses to work with an employee who has not taken the vaccine.
- Feb 28 2021
In an article that published in Today’s General Counsel online and in the February/March print issue, Michael Cicero discusses three intellectual property (IP) cases that are likely to alter the IP landscape this year, Google v. Oracle, U.S. v. Arthrex, Inc. and American Axle & Mfg., Inc. v. Neapco Holdings LLC.
- Jan 27 2021
In an article published in Bloomberg Tax on January 27, 2021, Michael Burwick discusses what effect the Biden-Harris administration and a Democratic-controlled Congress may have on capital gains taxes.
- “Cannabis Crystal Ball: What Lies Ahead for the Cannabis Industry in 2021 and Beyond,” Cannabis Business ExecutiveJan 13 2021
In an article published in Cannabis Business Executive on January 13, 2021, Reggie Snyder discusses the various cannabis-related legislation that the Democrat-controlled Congress may consider in 2021, how the fundamental shift in political power on Capitol Hill affects Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer’s ability to introduce cannabis-related legislation in the Senate for a vote and how Vice President-elect Harris’ tie-breaking authority as the president of ...
- “Medical & Recreational Marijuana: Legal Issues, Operational Challenges and Regulatory Hurdles That Marijuana-Related Businesses Frequently Encounter,” Cannabis Business ExecutiveDec 23 2020
Reggie Snyder published the sixth article in his Cannabis Business Executive series on December 23, 2020 discussing the various types of information that investors should understand and consider when trying to decide whether to invest in a cannabis start-up business.
- Nov 20 2020
In an article published on November 20, 2020 in Sports Litigation Alert (Volume 17, Issue 22), Bruce Siegal provides insight on college sponsorship during the time of COVID-19 and the key considerations moving forward.
- Oct 16 2020
Bruce Siegal authored the legal section of the recently revised "Licensing Resource Book," from the the International Collegiate Licensing Association.
- “The Basics of Establishing and Operating a 501(c)(3) Organization,” Bloomberg Tax Management MemorandumOct 12 2020
In an article published on October 12, 2020 in Bloomberg Tax, James Standard provides insight on the basic considerations which must be addressed in forming and operating a 501(c)(3) organization, primarily from a federal income tax perspective.
- Sep 15 2020
Julian Fortuna co-authored the book, "Business Organizations with Tax Planning," discussing the formation and operation of the various types of business entities.
- Sep 01 2020
In an article published by the Georgia Bar Journal, Don Boyle and Greg Schultz discuss first-party coverage for business interruption losses, including sources of business interruption coverage; how losses arising out of coronavirus/COVID-19 potentially are covered; expected arguments against coverage by insurers; and policyholder responses to insurers' arguments, with an emphasis on Georgia law.
- Aug 27 2020
In an article published on August 27, 2020 in Bloomberg Law, Michael Cicero provides insight on the recent orders issued by the Federal Circuit involving last year’s ruling on the patent eligibility test, which have only clouded the issues more.
- Aug 20 2020
In an article published on August 20, 2020, James Standard provides insight on the basics of a tax-free spin-off transaction, which occurs where one corporation (i.e., a parent) distributes stock of a controlled corporation (i.e. a subsidiary) to its shareholders, generally on a pro rata basis.
- “Medical and Recreational Marijuana: An Overview of the Various Federal and State, Marijuana-Related Legislation Currently Pending Before the U.S. Congress and on U.S. State Ballots for the 2020 General Election,” Cannabis Business ExecutiveAug 05 2020
On August 5, 2020, the fifth article of Reggie Snyder’s six-part series published in Cannabis Business Executive, providing an overview of the various federal and state marijuana-related legislation currently pending before the U.S. Congress and on the U.S. State Ballots for the 2020 General Election.
- Jun 01 2020
In an article published by the INTABulletin on June 1, 2020, Linda Yang discusses the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's ruling upholding the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's decision to bar registration of the mark STRATUS NETWORKS in design by the applicant.
- MEDICAL MARIJUANA: An Overview of the Various Issues Involved in Starting and Operating Marijuana Dispensaries, Cannabis Business ExecutiveMay 14 2020
In an article published by Cannabis Business Executive on May 14, 2020, Reggie Snyder and Tres Dye discusses the legal issues, operational challenges, and regulatory hurdles that marijuana dispensaries frequently encounter.
- Bitcoin Compensation Hurdles: Borderless Money in a Bordered World, GGI Labour & Employment Law NewsApr 30 2020
In an article published in the Spring 2020 issue of GGI Labour & Employment Law News, Bryan Jacoutot discusses Bitcoin’s rapid ascent into mainstream consciousness and its potential as a viable payment method for legacy structures like employment.
- Mar 24 2020
Mitzi Hill discusses how the growing number of Americans living under lockdown orders because of the COVID-19 pandemic have caused many U.S. companies faced this new question: Is my company an “essential” business that can stay open during a lockdown?
- Feb 26 2020
Reginald Snyder discusses how the lack of national standards for laboratory tests of marijuana products affects the public health and the marijuana industry.
- MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Fire, Health, and Safety Risks Associated with Cannabis Extraction Methods, and the Rules and Regulations Designed to Address Such Risks, Cannabis Business ExecutiveDec 18 2019
In an article published by Cannabis Business Executive on December 18, 2019, Reggie Snyder discusses legal issues, operational challenges, and regulatory hurdles that marijuana-related businesses (MRBs) frequently encounter.
- INSIGHT: Patent Ineligibility Defense Expands to Mechanical Subject Matter—Controversy Follows, Bloomberg LawDec 04 2019
Bloomberg Law published Michael Cicero's article, "INSIGHT: Patent Ineligibility Defense Expands to Mechanical Subject Matter—Controversy Follows."
- From the Flea Market to the Online Marketplace: How Brand Owners Fight to Keep Infringers at Bay, IPWatchdogNov 22 2019
Bruce Siegal provides a decade of cases overflowing with proactive steps that brand owners and their counsel can take to stay ahead of infringers in the online world.
- MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Legal Issues, Operational Challenges and Regulatory Hurdles That Marijuana-Related Businesses Frequently Encounter, Cannabis Business ExecutiveNov 21 2019
Reggie Snyder discusses the various fire, health, and safety risks associated with growing and cultivating marijuana plans inside large, indoor, commercial spaces.
- Nov 04 2019
Joseph Sullivan discusses trademark risks for brand-owners resulting from "naked licensing" in his article published by Law360, "Undressing The Risks Of Naked TM Licensing."
- Oct 30 2019
In the 2020 edition of the Georgia Business Litigation, a one-volume, comprehensive guide to matters business litigators will encounter, Jeffrey R. Kuester and Michael A. Cicero further updated their chapter titled “Intellectual Property Litigation.”
- Oct 23 2019
If you are interested in paying your employees in bitcoin, it is important to be aware of your state’s regulatory and legal requirements. Employment attorney Bryan Jacoutot discusses the tax, wage, and salary compliance issues you could face by paying employees in bitcoin.
- Oct 18 2019
In the October issue of the Georgia Bar Journal, Julian Fortuna and Gerika Kelly discuss the legal ramifications that a plaintiff, defendant, or counsel could face for failing to address probable tax consequences before a settlement is finalized.
- Oct 09 2019
Employment attorney Bryan Jacoutot discusses U.S. regulatory and compliance laws facing employers who are considering paying their employees in bitcoin.
- A Practical Approach to Innovation Mining: How Employee Contents Can Help Tech Companies Develop New Products and Services, PLI CurrentOct 01 2019
PLI Current published Li-Chung Daniel (Dan) Ho and Neil O'Donnell's article, "A Practical Approach to Innovation Mining: How Employee Contents Can Help Tech Companies Develop New Products and Services" in its Summer 2019 issue. In order for tech companies to stay ahead of the competition, Mr. Ho and Mr. O'Donnell urge these companies to not rely solely on their research teams.
- Oct 01 2019
In the October 2019 Issue of the Georgia Employment Law Letter, Glianny Fagundo explains the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all Georgia employers) decision to resist the impulse to make bad law despite an employer firing an employee for a trip to Africa.
- Sep 05 2019
Companies can experience devastating results at the hands of aggressive domestic U.S. trademark and patent trolls. Taylor English Intellectual Property attorney Amanda Hyland explains what trademark trolls are and what you can do about them.
- Sep 05 2019
All companies will have to take a closer look at the data they are collecting and understand what is defined as "personal information". Taylor English Data Security & Privacy Chair, Mitzi Hill explains why the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), that will take effect early 2020, will affect all Atlanta companies
- Aug 27 2019
Reginald Snyder discusses the legal and financial challenges of banks and marijuana related businesses, the risks of violating federal law, and the STATES Act and the SAFE Banking Act.
- Tase Us if You’ve Heard This Before: GA Officer’s Bias Case Can Go Forward, Georgia Employment Law LetterAug 15 2019
In the August 2019 Issue of the Georgia Employment Law Letter, Raanon Gal explains The Georgia Court of Appeals' interpretation of the Restrictive Covenant Act noncompete provision between an employer and an independent contractor by examining the CarpetCare Multiservices case.
- Aug 14 2019
Law360 published Bill Dillon's article on the impact that the new Antitrust Division DPA policy will have on producers of poultry in light of the decision made in the Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation.
- Jul 11 2019
Reggie Snyder discusses the impact that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s potential reclassification of cannabis would affect Georgia’s medical cannabis industry in his article published by Cannabis Industry Journal.
- Apr 02 2019
We have all read the #MeToo and Time’s Up headlines. We have seen celebrities and high-profile executives face ostracizing, termination, and even prosecution.
- Mar 19 2019
The Internet of Things (IoT) has introduced the world to a legion of so-called “smart” devices that drive an increasingly connected consumer to a global network of information and data.
- "OSS and FRAND: Complementary Models for Innovation and Development," The Columbia Science and Technology Law ReviewWinter 2019
- Mar 18 2019
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a rapidly evolving way of thinking about the internet and how the devices we use every day interact. IoT describes the developing system in which “smart” devices interact with each other through the internet to gather and exchange data to provide additional functions, security and ease-of-use for human users.
- Mar 14 2019
The Federal Lawyer published Henry M. Quillian III's article, "The Foundation Launches 2019 With a Flurry," in its March/April edition. In it, Mr. Quillian discusses The Foundation's successes and happenings for 2019 which include offering the Robert A. McNew Law Student Scholarship and the Kintner Public Service Scholarship. Additionally, the Foundation received a Diversity Grant for “Black Precinct Courthouse and Museum Program and Subsidized Dues for ...
- Feb 11 2019
Employment attorneys all over Georgia sharpened their blades as soon as they heard a new decision on the Georgia Restrictive Covenants Act (RCA) was forthcoming. Unlike the previous handful of decisions under the Act, the new ruling—Kennedy v. Shave Barber Co.—got to the root of the law and finally gave us some of the clarity for which we had been clamoring.
- Jan 24 2019
In an article published by TechTarget, Jonathan Wilson was quoted regarding the increasing information security risks that supply chain software is experiencing.
- Jan 22 2019
In an article published by Construction Executive, Natalie Mark explains two main issues that every construction executive should know and understand; what is electronically stored information (ESI) and why should ESI matter.
- Jan 18 2019
Glianny Fagundo explains the value of adopting employee assistance programs (EAP) in an article published by HR Daily Advisor.
- Lack of Geographic Boundaries Dooms Georgia Firm’s Noncompete Agreement, Georgia Employment Law LetterDec 15 2018
In the December 2018 Issue of the Georgia Employment Law Letter, Raanon Gal explains The Georgia Court of Appeals' interpretation of the Restrictive Covenant Act noncompete provision between an employer and an independent contractor by examining the CarpetCare Multiservices case.
- Dec 05 2018
Masae Okura's book, "U.S. Visas for Students and Researchers," is an immigration manual for students and scholars who want to study in the United States.
- Nov 27 2018
In an article published by Corporate Compliance Insights, "Privacy Is (Now) Your Business," Mitzi Hill discusses recent cybersecurity legislation that just passed and what companies can do to ensure compliance.
- “Tacking on Money Laundering Charges to White Collar Crimes: What Did Congress Intend, and What Are the Courts Doing?” 17 Ga. St. L. Rev. 531, 2000
In the Georgia State University Law Review, attorney Teresa Adams authored, “Tacking on Money Laundering Charges to White Collar Crimes: What Did Congress Intend, and What Are the Courts Doing?”
- Nov 12 2018
In an article published by Corporate Compliance Insights, “12 Steps to Reveal and Reduce Cyber-Breach Risk,” Mitzi Hill provides advice on how to reduce cyber risk.
- “Phishing for Trouble: One Manufacturer’s Mistakes and How to Avoid Them,” Industry Week Magazine, Industry WeekSep 2018