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Newsletter articles from 2011

All appropriate inquiries into land acquisitions By Gene Schmittgens February 2011 Recently, two district court opinions have examined the Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser defense and what is required to maintain the defense: 3000 E. Imperial, LLC, v. Robertshaw Controls Co., et al., and Ashley II of Charleston LLC v. PCS Nitrogen, Inc.
Breach Notification Laws—What every business owner needs to know By Gary Zhao and Peter Maris February 2011 For any multi-state or nationwide business, preventing information security breaches is most likely the easiest and cheapest way to comply with breach notification laws.
Business results from the fall and spring sessions By William A. Price August 2011 Recent changes in Illinois taxes affecting business lawyers.
Company Web sites: Best Practices for Avoiding Securities Fraud By Elizabeth A. Bleakley and Daryl M. Schumacher August 2011 A look at some of the regulatory issues and the application of antifraud provisions of federal and state securities laws to company Web sites.
The curious history of resale price maintenance By Charles A. Stewart June 2011 The agreement between manufacturer and retailer to set minimum prices eliminates, or at least dramatically restricts intrabrand competition among retailers of the articles and so is an obvious restraint of trade deemed illegal by the Sherman Act.
Editor’s notes By Elizabeth A. Bleakley August 2011 An introduction to the issue from editor Elizabeth Bleakley.
Editor’s notes By Elizabeth A. Bleakley June 2011 An introduction to the issue from Editor Elizabeth A. Bleakley.
Ethical issues for business and intellectual property lawyers, part 2 By Eugene F. Friedman August 2011 The second installment in this series on ethics for business lawyers.
Ethical issues for business and intellectual property lawyers—Part 1 By Eugene F. Friedman June 2011 The first installment in this series on ethics for business lawyers.
Managing the risks of implementing cost savings in a challenging economy By Alan M. Kaplan and Frank J. Del Barto April 2011 Because employment decisions may have a less-than-obvious impact on the company’s other operations, a company should consult with attorneys in other areas of practice for additional guidance.
Regulation D and other exempt securities offerings By Elizabeth A. Bleakley and James L. Kopecky April 2011 A look at the various types of exempt securities transactions and the “Issuer’s Exemption” from registration as a broker-dealer.
Understanding securities issues for private companies By Elizabeth A. Bleakley and Howard Rosenburg April 2011 A discussion of the issues a business will face when deciding to sell equity or debt securities.