BUSINESS LAW CENTER LAW FIRM MEMO SURVEY: Q4 2016

Mar 8, 2017 By: Craig Eastland

 Question Time Our Law Firm Memo Survey examines law firm memoranda to identify trends in business law. To prepare the survey, our

Law Firm Memo Survey: Q3 2016

Dec 2, 2016 By: Craig Eastland

In the third quarter of 2016, SEC rulemaking reclaimed its position as the most popular topic in our survey, but the unprecedented uncertainties created by Brexit continued to inspire speculation, prognostication, and handwringing.

Law Firm Memo Survey: Q2 2016

Aug 23, 2016 By: Craig Eastland

“Surprise!” was the theme of the second quarter of 2016: from Brexit to the IRS’ anti-earnings stripping rule, the corporate bar faced a number of unexpected developments.

I.R.S. rules fail to curb expatriation, administration tries indifference

Jun 6, 2016 By: Craig Eastland

Corporate expatriations – transactions that lead a U.S. company to become the subsidiary of a foreign parent – present two problems for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.).

Law Firm Memo Survey: Q1 2016

May 18, 2016 By: Craig Eastland

Q1 2016 found firms in a pensive mood. Our latest law firm memo survey identified 37 memoranda chewing, mulling, and ruminating over various aspects of 2015’s corporate law landscape – from capital markets and M&A to proxy season, and FCPA enforcement.

Cone of Silence: What’s Market (and what’s not) in Transactional Nondisclosure Agreements

May 5, 2016 By: Craig Eastland

Meaningful evaluation of a proposed deal often requires revealing confidential information, and rather than rely on the other side’s rectitude, negotiating parties enter into a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) to safeguard and prevent misuse of confidential disclosures.

Law Firm Memo Survey: Q4 2015

Feb 5, 2016 By: Craig Eastland

The Q4 2015 Law Firm Memo Survey is the second installment in our periodic series surveying law firm memoranda to identify trends in corporate, securities, and other areas of transactional law.

Survey Finds New Structures, But No Decline in Inversions

Jan 27, 2016 By: Craig Eastland

I.R.S. efforts have failed to slow the rate at which U.S. companies reincorporate abroad, instead inspiring a number of tweaks to the classical inversion model.

Law Firm Memo Survey: Q3 2015

Oct 22, 2015 By: Craig Eastland

A periodic series surveying law firm memoranda to identify trends in corporate, securities, and other areas of transactional law. In preparing this

SEC’s Clause for Concern? Law Firms on Recent Decisions Re Div. of Enforcement Forum Selection

Sep 24, 2015 By: Craig Eastland

A recent spate of law firm memos alerted us to the unsettled state of the law regarding Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement proceedings.

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