Same-Sex Marriage and the Affordable Care Act: the Supreme Court’s Recent Decisions Require Employers to Review Employee Benefit Plan Offerings

The two recent Supreme Court decisions in Obergefell v. Hodges and King v. Burwell will require employers to review their employee benefit plans and consider whether any changes need to be made in light of these decisions. This client alert briefly summarizes these rulings and key takeaways for employers in administering their employee benefit plan…

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The United States Supreme Court Holds Raisin Marketing Order Unconstitutional

The United States Supreme Court recently issued its opinion regarding the constitutionality of the raisin marketing orders in the Horne v. Department of Agriculture matter. The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 grants authority to the Secretary of Agriculture to issue “marketing orders” intended to stabilize markets for a variety of ag…

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Choosing the Right Entity: Corporations Explained

When advising clients that are getting ready to start a business or looking to protect assets, generally the first question that arises relates to the type of entity that they should form. Unfortunately, there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to entity structures. Given that there are numerous entity forms available, choosing the right one f…

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Estate Planning After Obergefell

On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided in a five-to-four decision that states must recognize and allow marriage between same-sex couples. In short, the decision found that who a person loves, develops a relationship with, and then marries is a fundamental liberty to which all Americans are entitled. The Obergefell case consisted …

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Protecting Your Legacy: Estate Planning for Creatives and Their Loved Ones

If you’re a photographer, author, musician, visual artist, or software coder, chances are you know a little bit about copyright law. You’re probably aware that, as a copyright holder, you have a bundle of exclusive rights at your disposal, including the right to make copies of the work, make new works based upon the original (derivative works), sel…

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