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Newsletter articles from 2001

Letter from the co-editors October 2001 We are looking for readers who would like to contribute articles for publication.
Letter from the co-editors September 2001 We are looking for readers who would like to contribute articles for publication.
Letter from the co-editors August 2001 We are looking for readers who would like to contribute articles for publication. This is a great opportunity for our members to get involved in the ISBA and specifically the Corporate Law Departments section.
Letter from the co-editors July 2001 Welcome to the first issue of The Corporate Lawyer for the 2001-2002 bar year. Another year has come and gone, but some things are staying the same.
Letter from the editor June 2001 We are still looking for readers who would like to contribute articles for publication.
Letter from the editor May 2001 We are still looking for readers who would like to contribute articles for publication. This is a great opportunity for our members to get involved in the ISBA and specifically the Corporate Law Departments section.
Letter from the editor April 2001 We are still looking for readers who would like to contribute articles for publication.
Letter from the editor March 2001 As the new co-editor of The Corporate Lawyer, let me say from the beginning that it is a privilege to be part of such an outstanding newsletter.
Letter from the editor February 2001 Welcome to the February 2001 edition of The Corporate Lawyer. I would like to announce some exciting news: Alex Olsansky, in-house counsel for Edward Hines Lumber Company, has agreed to serve with me as co-editor of The Corporate Lawyer.
Letter from the editor January 2001 We are still looking for readers who would like to contribute articles for publication. This is a great opportunity for our members to get involved in the ISBA and specifically the Corporate Law Departments Section.
Letter from the editors November 2001 In these less-than-certain economic times, most companies are being forced to aggressively employ strategies designed to increase cash flow, net income and shareholder value.
Limited liability companies: a summary By Lin Hanson August 2001 The Accounting and Legal Professions, and the Business Community have begun to notice and use Limited Liability Companies.
Making “safe” the manufacturer’s hazard and safety risk analysis—steps a manufacturer can take to assure that product safety reviews do not themselves create liability By Gregory G. Thiess June 2001 Many industries and manufacturers today have begun to employ so-called "risk assessment" procedures or models into their day-to-day product design and development processes.
Negotiating cell tower leases from the lessor’s perspective Part I (of II) By Alexander Olsansky March 2001 If you're a transactional attorney or in-house corporate counsel, you have negotiated a wide range of business, corporate and real estate agreements.
Negotiating cell tower leases from the lessor’s perspective Part II of II By Alexander Olsansky May 2001 Part I of this discussion (The Corporate Lawyer, March 2001) examined several core provisions found in the cell tower lease, including lease term, rent, insurance and casualty.
New laws affect the transfer of information across the Atlantic By Bart Lazar and Inna Tsimerman January 2001 Multinational companies that transfer personal data on citizens or residents of the European Union (EU) to the United States must protect those individual's privacy rights.
Online business defamation: how to respond to “cybersmearing” By Eric Jorstad September 2001 Heard about the latest hot Web site? It's www. IHate__________.com. Just fill in your company name here
Peak performance By Linda Brakeall March 2001 In sports circles, they say that you'll never meet a stupid gymnast. There is something about that mind-body connection that is more than the sum of its parts.
Predatory lending—a perspective for the mortgage attorney By Celeste M. Hammond July 2001 Predatory lending practices are getting a tremendous amount of attention: in the press, in the title industry; in the mortgage banker industry; in the consumer industry; in Congress, state and local governments.
Pro bono opportunities for corporate lawyers expands January 2001 In August of 1999, the leaders of the ISBA Corporate Law Departments Section adopted the Food Stamp Pro Bono Advocacy Project through the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago (LAFMC).
Public-private partnerships in the new economy By Jeffrey S. Kahn November 2001 With the emergence of the New Economy comes a rise in borderless commerce, an emergence of digital commerce, an explosion of real-time transactions and a revolution of new business models, all of which are exerting pressure on traditional systems.
Recent U.S. Supreme Court cases of interest to in-house counsel By Michael Todd Scott August 2001 Don King, as president and sole owner of his promotion company, was accused of conducting the corporation's affairs in violation of the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).
Recent U.S. Supreme Court cases of interest to in-house counsel By Michael Todd Scott July 2001 In an 8-1 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that punitive damage awards must be reviewed on a de novo standard.
Regulation FD: The SEC’s new selective disclosure rule takes effect By Patrick Rondeau and Jonathan Wolfman January 2001 Regulation FD was adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 10, 2000 and took effect on October 23, 2000.
A review of the Corporate Law Departments Section’s Fall Dinner Program January 2001 The CLD Fall Dinner Program provided an unusual opportunity for members of the Corporate Law Departments Section to interact with the Chicago Bar Association's Corporate Counsel Committee and with the general counsels or chief legal officers (CLOs) of five Chicago area organizations.
Rule 10b5-1: a new insider trading rule By Ned Othman May 2001 The SEC recently adopted Rule 10b5-1 regarding "insider trading." This rule affects how insiders and others in possession of "inside information" can avoid liability for illegal trading, and offers an opportunity for issuers to review and update their insider trading policies
Secretary of State Jesse White’s business legislation (Senate Bill 725), effective July 1, 2001 By Lin Hanson August 2001 1. There has sometimes been a problem that names chosen for not-for-profit corps tend to imply that the entity is for profit. Example: West Side Dental Clinic.
Single member LLC better than unincorporated business By Lin Hanson August 2001 Illinois' amended Limited Liability Company Act now permits single member LLCs.
Subject index to substantive articles in volumes 36, 37 and 38 of The Corporate Lawyer June 2001 An in-house counsel's guide to dealing with cybersquatters --part I (ICCAN's Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy)
Uniformity in sales tax compliance By Bruce H. Davis December 2001 As electronic business grows, companies are forced to deal with the complexities of multistate tax compliance.