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If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say, Post it on the Internet

It was an axiom of childhood: “If you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything at all.” The reality of business in the internet age is that if you can’t say something nice about a customer experience … you will probably post a negative review on Yelp, Google, Angie’s List or a similar review site.

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Marriage, Divorce and Estate Planning: An Overview of Issues

This article provides an overview of issues that trusts and estates practitioners need to consider with regard to marriage and divorce, whether in the planning stages or in the administration of a trust or estate, as well as statutory provisions that attempt to solve for a failure to provide for a spouse or to make changes to a plan drafted prior to a divorce.

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Emoji Law 101

Remember when they were just called “Smiley Faces” – the minimalist “face” composed of two dots for eyes, and an upended parenthesis of a smile? In short order, these key-stroke images evolved into the hairless, yellow circles that graced multiple methods of electronic communication: the emoji.

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Closely-Held Company Litigation? Pay Attention to Schedule K-1

Despite their sophistication, entrepreneurs and businesspeople sometimes build and invest in companies without the legal scaffolding necessary to withstand disagreements among the owners. Individuals provide money without having a clear agreement on whether the payments are a loan or were made in exchange for an equity interest.

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Better Options for Day Traders

The day trading business continues to grow. As individuals who engage in day trading begin to realize that it can be a career rather than a rewarding hobby, they often begin to consider ways in which they can make the business more profitable.

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