• 02.29.16

    California Water Bond Funding Will Begin to Flow

    The California Water Commission ("CWC") is the state agency that has been charged with overseeing the allocation of the funds. The CWC is currently accepting written public comments through March 14, 2016, and accepting concept papers until March 31, 2016. The CWC must develop regulations ...

  • 02.29.16

    Poll With Tim Tebow as Fifth Most Popular NFL Quarterback Illustrates America's Hunger for Heroes

    Despite not having played last season (or much at all in the past few seasons), Tim Tebow, in a poll released by Public Policy Polling earlier this month, was rated as the fifth most popular NFL quarterback, trailing, in order, only Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers and Cam Newton, all of ...

  • 02.22.16

    Commercial Real Estate Opportunities in the Emerging Cannabis Industry

    Retail, multi-family, office building and industrial real estate need to move over once again to make room for another niche sector ostensibly related to health care. The newest emerging commercial real estate market truly is a virgin market-cannabis real estate. Marijuana is the fastest-growing ...

  • 02.21.16

    Rams' New Home Field Eliminates Home Court Advantage

    Football franchises, like any other business in the U.S., are free to move where they like. The NFL purports to encourage loyalty to the cities where it is currently doing business at any given time, but the many franchise moves in history-usually motivated by economics-call that encouragement into ...

  • 02.17.16

    Navigating Native: A Checklist of Compliance Steps for Ensuring Proper Disclosures for Native Ads

    At its root, native advertising was designed to be the solution to a problem that had plagued content platforms and brands looking to advertise online—consumers would click on traditional online ads, such as banners, only by accident. Thus, to increase the likelihood that consumers will ...

  • 02.15.16

    ACA Tax Reporting: Lessons From 5 Successful Marketplaces

    In tax year 2014, health insurance marketplaces faced the new requirement of reporting information about qualified health plan enrollment to enrollees through Form 1095-A. While there was significant concern that the marketplaces would fail to meet this new obligation, the 14 states and the ...

  • 02.12.16

    Real Estate Deals Could Be Shaky Ground For Nonprofits

    Special considerations come into play when nonprofit organizations want or need to engage in real estate transactions. With very few exceptions, nonprofits have a focus on something entirely unrelated to real property - real estate transactional dealings are quite foreign to the purpose and ...

  • 02.12.16

    Top 5 Legal Considerations for Fintech Advertising

    The growth and expansion of fintech service providers nationally and internationally over the last five years is reshaping the financial landscape. This evolution includes differentiation in how financial products are delivered and who is providing those financial products. Critical to the success ...

  • 02.07.16

    Stupor Sunday: Concussion News Starts to Compete With the Game

    The Super Bowl dominates the media like no other event. But when a Super Bowl winning quarterback is voted into the Hall of Fame the day before the big game and just several days after it was revealed that he had CTE, the equation starts to change.It's not that football-related concussions are ...

  • 02.01.16

    The Grand Bargain: Congress Approves U.S. Crude Oil Export

    On December 18, President Obama signed into law H.R. 2029, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, otherwise known as the Omnibus Appropriations bill. This $1.15 trillion measure funded the Federal Government though Fiscal Year 2016, and also contained the Tax Extenders bill. Included in this ...

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