An Overview of §280G

In corporate mergers and acquisitions, only a handful of corporate representatives control the outcome of negotiations. Such representatives of selling corporations can unfairly choose deals that provide handsome payments to the representatives while leaving less for shareholders. To prevent this, Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) §280G prevents both selling and acquiring corporations involved in a corporate …

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What Every Corporate Officer Should Know about the Yates Memo

In September of 2015, the Deputy Attorney General for the Department of Justice (DOJ) circulated a memo that detailed a change in how corporate officers would be treated by the federal government. Known as the Yates Memo, this document puts all corporate officers on notice of a new stance taken by the federal government. It …

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Supreme Court Changes Lower Court Ruling on Patent Law

A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court changes lower court case law that made it difficult for patent holders to get punitive damages against infringers. Now that the lower court’s opinion has been overturned, it should be easier for patent holders to enforce their patents and put infringers on notice.

In a typical patent …

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Hulk Hogan’s Gawker Lawsuit Reignites Debate over Third Party Litigation Funding

Peter Thiel, founder of Paypal and Palatir recently made headlines after it was revealed that he had bankrolled Terry Bollea aka Hulk Hogan’s $140 million dollar privacy lawsuit against gossip news site, Gawker Media. This practice is known as third-party litigation funding, which means funding by an outside party of all or part of one …

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