Is Snowboarding a Crime?

You remember a few years ago when everywhere you went you ran into a bumper sticker that said, “Skateboarding is not a crime”? Don’t know who thought that up, but it was everywhere. Jump forward a decade-and-a-half, and you gotta ask, “Is snowboarding a crime?” Why, you may inquire, do we have to ask if […]

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Overlooking Risks When a Child Goes to College

Once again, it’s the time of year parents are sending a child off to college. This recent article in Forbes highlights a number of financial and non-financial situations that parents should fully consider to minimize risks for themselves and their children: http://onforb.es/1LGI5p9 Whether it is talking with an insurance agent to make sure your child […]

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So You Are Thinking About Divorce…

If you have started to think about divorce, you should be starting the groundwork early. Even if you decide to not pursue a divorce now, these are steps that can help you gain clarity about your own financial and personal life. Gather information: Knowledge is power. Many times, one spouse is in charge of the […]

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Obamacare Here to Stay…For Now

Despite repeated challenges to the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), the United States Supreme Court has upheld its constitutionality and otherwise interpreted the statute so that the benefits sought by the legislation will have the widest impact. Most recently, on June 25, 2015, the Court issued a ruling in King v. Burwell. Three Justices of the […]

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Justice and the Law

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. What is a lawyer’s responsibility: to “win” or his or her client, or to achieve “justice?” Every client carries his or her own expectation of success in a legal matter. Some clients deemphasize pursuing justice, choosing instead to focus on winning a […]

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Valuation and Division of Employee Stock Options in Divorce

An employee stock option is a contractual right to purchase stock during a specified period at a predetermined price.(2) Increasingly, corporations are granting stock options to employees as compensation for services that have been, or will, be performed. The increasing use of employee stock options has translated into expanding litigation concerning whether stock options are […]

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Real Estate and Construction Cases

The Firm has acted as draftsmen and litigators (including arbitrations) of many real estate and construction matters. Numbered among experience of The Firm is title examination. The experience remains useful although title examination is rarely used, except for oil and mining lands, and has been largely replaced by title insurance. The Firm assists clients who […]

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