The success rate of M&A deals has somewhat improved in the new millennium, increasing from an average of 35% to 55%. That still leaves almost half of all deals floundering, begging the question, “What are they doing wrong?”
The General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) recently issued a 30 page report summarizing its position on employer work rules (such as, most commonly, employee handbooks) and providing examples of what does and does not have a “chilling effect” on possible concerted (i.e., potential union) activity as defined by Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”).
Many U.S. solar developers, possibly with an eye toward declining state and federal incentives on the horizon, have recently been casting their gazes toward foreign shores in an effort to diversify their pipelines.
Record Wealth Transfer. Over the next 30-40 years about $12 trillion from those born in 1920s and 30s will be transferred to the baby boomers, and the boomers are expected to transfer some $30 trillion to their heirs, with more than an estimated $59 trillion transferred from 93.6 million American estates from 2007 to 2061. Much of the wealth is the family business.
As consumers increasingly connect to the Internet using multiple devices—such as mobile phones, tablets, computers, TVs and wearable devices—advertising technology companies have rapidly developed capabilities to reach the same consumers across their various devices.
This story from Politico popped up on my news feed earlier. A few U.S. senators on both sides of the aisle have sponsored legislation that would protect medical marijuana states from federal enforcement and would give banks legal protections as they deal with the cannabis industry.
In one of our prior posts, we reported on efforts by Boston and New York City, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, to undertake comprehensive climate change preparedness planning to review the vulnerabilities of each city’s built environment and to assess potential measures to enhance the resilience of both public and private infrastructure.
Under the New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division Rules counsel are expected to agree at the Preliminary Conference as to the method and manner of their e-discovery (“ESI”) production.
A recent ABA Journal article reported on the demise of a successful law firm that had been in business for 60 years.
In a March 24, 2015 opinion in Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund (here), the U.S. Supreme Court set aside the Sixth Circuit’s ruling that allegations of “objective falsity” were sufficient to make a statement of opinion in securities offering documents actionable.