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Can I Record Microsoft Teams Meetings?

With many of us working from home, the use of Microsoft Teams and similar platforms to hold virtual meetings has exploded. These platforms allow users to easily record meetings for later use. Those recordings, however, can lead to significant legal liability if not made in accordance with state “wiretap” laws.

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Good Deeds Punished? The Legal Risks of Employee Community Service

With the holidays just around the corner, employers are busy planning their company-wide charitable initiatives. To support their employees’ commitment to community welfare, many employers match employee donations to charitable or educational institutions and publicize volunteer opportunities. Some organizations, however, are making a shift to a new way of corporate giving that percolates from the bottom up: encouraging employees to “get involved” through contributions of time and talent.

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A Recipe for Risk—Last-Minute Tax Planning for Estates

Estate planning strategies such as family limited partnerships and gifts to charitable trusts are part of an estate planning professional’s toolbox to achieve client goals such as minimizing taxes, effectuating philanthropic plans, teaching younger generations about a family business and passing on wealth.

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