• 01.16.15

    Sports Precedents Die Hard In 9th Circ.

    Major League Baseball struck out San Jose, California, in a case decided by the Ninth Circuit on Jan. 15, 2015. San Jose's challenge of MLB's rule that three-quarters of the teams must vote for a franchise relocation failed in connection with the attempt of San Jose to be the new home of the ...

  • 01.12.15

    This Year Holds Promise for Post-Acute Care

    Hospitals traditionally have viewed a patient's discharge as the endpoint of their care responsibilities. Little attention was paid to the next steps in treatment once the patient left the building. Movie scenes showing miraculously cured patients waving cheerful good-byes to their hospital ...

  • 01.06.15

    Court Stops New Jersey's Effort to Legalize Sports Betting

    A New Jersey federal judge last month rejected New Jersey's latest attempt to legalize sports betting, ruling that a state statute that repealed New Jersey's long-standing prohibition on sports betting at casinos and racetracks violates the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act ...

  • 01.05.15

    The Future Of Digital Media In 2015

    2014 proved to be a transformational year for content-driven digital media and investment (a new "golden age" of content I predicted for TechCrunch at the beginning of this year). For the first time, that investment (much of it SoCal-based) finally took its rightful place in the sun -even in the ...

  • 01.04.15

    5 Predictions for Digital Video in 2015

    2014 proved to be a transformational year for digital-first video and the YouTube economy. The short-form video world essentially "grew up" and traditional media, major brands, and even previously cynical Northern California investors took notice.

  • 12.31.14

    Sizing Up 2014's Copyright Cases

    The copyright world was abuzz for much of 2014, as several significant court decisions with potentially far-reaching ramifications were handed down by the nation's appellate courts. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in ABC Inc. v. Aereo Inc., 134 S. Ct. 2498, made a splash over the summer. In a 6-3 ...

  • 12.31.14

    Creative Ways to Put Off the Inevitable

    Like-kind exchanges under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code are an excellent way to defer recognition of taxable gain on the sale of real property.   In these transactions, a seller of real property assigns the purchase agreement to an exchange accommodator before the ...

  • 12.28.14

    The 3 Digital Media Mega-Deals That Defined the Year

    2014 proved to be a transformational year for content-driven digital media and tech investment. What started as a year in which SoCal investors longed for credibility and redemption for their long-held faith in the age-old adage "content is king" (in an increasingly tech-driven world), ended as a ...

  • 12.23.14

    Have You Tried an MOB?

    During times of economic uncertainty-or, for that matter, prosperity-diversifying your real estate investments is always a wise move. Often discussions revolve around the typical asset classes-retail, industrial, multifamily and commercial-but have you looked at medical office buildings? Healthcare ...

  • 12.22.14

    A Compliance Conundrum: HIPAA and TCPA Clashing Dynamics

    Healthcare firms, like companies in all industries, are constantly seeking ways to communicate with consumers quickly and efficiently. As the use of and reliance on portable technology increases, communicating important information to consumers via their most trusted device- their mobile ...



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