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Tax

Bon Voyage to the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program

  The end of a popular IRS program will have significant ripple effects for taxpayers. On March 13, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it would begin to ramp down the 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) and would close the program ...

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Cryptocurrency

Regulating Virtual Currency: The New Frontier

  With its multiple financial uses, how should virtual currency be categorized? In the last few years, virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and Ripple have moved to the forefront of social and economic discussions. While concerns over legitimacy, practicality and privacy...

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Intellectual Property

Backing a Winner: When Your Client Wins the Triple Crown

  How many firms have a horse for a client, let alone a champion such as Justify? McNees IP group co-chair Michael Doctrow discusses the firm’s work with thoroughbred clients and their owners. CCBJ: The horse Justify is the 13th Triple Crown winner and only the second undefeated horse to...

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Entertainment

Hit the Beach: Esports Is Here to Stay

  The esports debate – sport or not a sport – misses the point. It’s transcendent entertainment, and already in the big-money mainstream. On a recent trip to Folly Beach near Charleston, South Carolina, I found myself people watching. For me, there is something...

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Intellectual Property

Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents: 
A Mid-Year Update

From big brand battles to Supreme Court headlines, the year 2017 set a high bar for 2018 IP law. As we head into the second half of the year, we reflect on developments in trademark, copyright and patent law in the first half of 2018, and developments to watch over the next six months. Trademark...

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

No Excuses: GDPR Ups Ante on Accountability and Risk

Complying with the new EU privacy regulation is not easy – but it is critical. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect in the European Union (EU) on May 25, 2018. Although U.S. businesses may think that EU regulations do not apply to them, the GDPR extends to any entity, in...

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Real Estate

Finding the Perfect Site Is Just the Start

Five steps to help you turn a land development vision into a reality. Finding the perfect location on which to build a facility to house operations may seem like the most challenging part of a project. After all, selecting and acquiring the right property can be difficult, particularly in...

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