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Business Crimes Bulletin
Editor-in-Chief, James Niss

This unique, monthly, eight-page newsletter features the news and analysis you need to stay on top of the fast-changing, multi-faceted world of financial and white collar crime.

Coverage includes the latest developments in foreign corrupt practices, mail and wire fraud, RICO, the Organizational Sentencing Guidelines, and much more! You'll also receive comprehensive updates on money laundering law.

Whether your concern is tax or securities fraud, environmental crimes or antitrust violations, forfeiture proceedings or Bank Secrecy Act violations, the Business Crimes Bulletin will give you up-to-date answers -- written by a network of experts who know the issues -- and the answers!

Published Monthly


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Advanced Private Equity Term Sheets and Series A Documents
Joseph W. Bartlett / Ross Barrett / Mike Butler and the VC Experts, Inc. editorial board

Advanced Private Equity Term Sheets and Series A Documents examines all the deal terms you may encounter -- anti-dilution protection, warrant coverage and liquidation preferences and others. It provides clause-by-clause discussion of the Stock Purchase Agreement, along with time-saving tools - model documents, opinion letters and a due diligence checklist contributed by a Big 4 accounting firm. You'll also get up-to-date data from an industry wide survey of West Coast and East Coast deal terms, so you'll know whether or not a given provision is "market," or "industry standard" -- a must- before your next negotiation.



Acquisitions Under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, Revised Edition
Stephen M. Axinn / Blaine V. Fogg / Bruce J. Prager / Neal R. Stoll

Acquisitions Under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, Revised Edition will help you guard against hefty civil fines, save time in compliance, and protect your clients. This comprehensive guidebook leads you step by step through the pre-merger notification provisions and the myriad regulations which surround the Act. It examines: jurisdictional requirements of the Act; exemptions from the Act's coverage; notification and waiting period procedures; preparation of the notification and report form; realistic compliance methods; changes in requirements enacted by Congress and promulgated by the FTC; and amended Formal Interpretation regarding Limited Liability Companies. A separate Supplement includes the current statute, new and revised Rules, a summary of the Second Request process, and an update of enforcement activities.



Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Work Place
Henry S. Kramer

Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Work Place is essential for anyone responsible for the management of legal risk in the work place. Whether you need information on the latest cases and ADR programs or guidance on how ADR can affect your company's or clients' interests, you will want to have this book close at hand. It explains the pros and cons of relying on ADR, the complex legal and practical issues involved in creating an ADR program, the forms of ADR currently in use, the latest developments in the law, and the practical tips, tricks and traps employment professionals will want to know about. You'll find out about the intricacies of: mediation, arbitration and other techniques; industry-specific ADR; how to decide whether ADR is the right approach for your organization or client; what employers can and can't do in an ADR program; and when a court may decide to overturn the result of an ADR proceeding. This easy-to-use deskbook also includes useful suggestions and sample clauses to aid in the design of an ADR program, with examples of different approaches.



Anatomy of a Merger: Strategies and Techniques for Negotiating Corporate Acquisitions
James C. Freund

Anatomy of a Merger is a unique presentation of the strategies and techniques of negotiating corporate acquisitions. Some are geared towards effectuating workable compromises that satisfy the interests of all parties; others are aimed at getting a leg up on your adversaries. One of the book's principal points is how these twin, seemingly antithetical goals can and should be attained.



Business Separation Transactions: Spin-Offs, Subsidiary IPOs and Tracking Stock
Stephen I. Glover

Why have some of the nation's most prominent corporations engaged in spin-offs and split-offs? What should you know about structuring these transactions for companies of any size? How do they compare to traditional M & A transactions? Finally, there is a book that explains the hows and whys of this vital corporate strategy. Business Separation Transactions: Spin-Offs, Subsidiary IPOs and Tracking Stock explains the objectives underlying these transactions, the techniques used, and the consequences for all parties.



Corporate Criminal Liability and Prevention
Richard S. Gruner

Corporate Criminal Liability & Prevention is a comprehensive work, providing both substantive analysis of the law and strategic advice for the practitioner. Whether you are handling a corporate criminal case or advising a corporation on how to avoid one, it will help you give your clients clear guidance on the best strategies and compliance policies in light of the latest legal developments.



Corporate Internal Investigations
Dan K. Webb / Robert W. Tarun / Steven F. Molo

This definitive treatment covers attorney-client privilege, work product privilege, joint defense privilege, trade secrets, confidential submissions to federal and state authorities, financial privacy, and personnel files. It presents answers to complex issues such as: the unique position of corporations in claiming privilege; application of the work product privilege to internal communications; the causes and scope of a waiver of the work product privilege: drawing the line between inside counsel's business and legal functions for purposes of attorney-client privilege; determining when information supplied to a government agency is to remain confidential; the dangers of intra-corporate discussions of confidential matters; inadvertent disclosures; keeping results of a corporate internal investigation immune from discovery; and more.



Corporate Privileges and Confidential Information
Jerome G. Snider and Howard A. Ellins

As artificial entities, corporations may face more than a few thorny problems when it comes to protecting confidential information. Corporate Privileges and Confidential Information is designed to guide inside and outside counsel through the maze of obstacles thrown in the way of corporate secrecy. All rights to privacy that a corporation may assert are brought together in this useful volume, including how to protect information required to be disclosed to a government agency.



Corporate Sentencing Guidelines: Compliance and Mitigation
edited by Jed S. Rakoff / Linda R. Blumkin / Richard A. Sauber

Corporate Sentencing Guidelines also brings you comprehensive coverage of subjects such as: determination of sentences, including aggravating and mitigating factors like exceptional circumstances or the "character" of an organization (with references to relevant case law and commentary); compliance programs in the global context; SEC and judicial initiatives to make corporate directors liable for compliance lapses; advocacy strategies when dealing with prosecutors, judges and probation officers; environmental offenses and objections to self-audit laws adopted by many states; special rules regarding antitrust offenses; the interplay between the sentencing guidelines for individuals and for corporations; and the novel remedy of "corporate probation," which may require even a privately held company to report financial information.



Directors and Officers Liability: Prevention, Insurance & Indemnification
John H. Mathias, Jr. / Timothy W. Burns / Matthew M. Neumeier / Jerry J. Burgdoerfer

Directors and Officers Liability: Prevention, Insurance & Indemnification examines the risks officers and directors face, including derivative and class actions; when insurance is available; and when a corporation is required -or allowed -to provide indemnification. The authors have included comprehensive coverage of indemnification agreements and liability insurance policies, with point-by-point analysis of provisions, procedures, exceptions, and gray areas.



Due Diligence in Business Transactions
Gary M. Lawrence

Due Diligence in Business Transactions brings you detailed guidance on who makes up the due diligence team and what role these various experts play; why due diligence is a "zero defects" business and what you can do to help limit your risk of liability for inadequate or incomplete due diligence; what the courts have to say about what constitutes "adequate due diligence" under the federal securities laws and how effective due diligence investigations can limit your exposure thereunder; what information you need to create a "data trail" to document the investigation; strategies and techniques that can help you uncover more and better information at every step in the investigation process; how to meet the special requirements of international and intellectual property due diligence; how the due diligence investigation process varies for different types of companies, and what are the appropriate procedures to follow in each case. Additional chapters analyze environmental due diligence, real and personal property due diligence, debt instrument review, employee benefits due diligence, insurance and liability coverage due diligence and intellectual property due diligence. Plus, Due Diligence in Business Transactions gives you a detailed overview of the case law and statutes governing due diligence, and shows you what to do - and what to watch out for - at every step during the investigation. The book also provides over 80 forms and checklists to assist all those involved in the due diligence investigation process.



Employee Benefits Law: ERISA and Beyond
Jeffrey D. Mamorsky

ERISA - the Employee Retirement Income Security Act - requires that employee benefit plans meet the demands of no fewer than three federal agencies: the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). In addition, ERISA is affected by major legislation, including: the Tax Reform Act of 1986; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. Employee Benefits Law: ERISA and Beyond takes you step by step through these and other statutes and regulations to help ensure that your plans are properly structured, qualified and operated.



Going Private
Arthur M. Borden and Joel Yunis

Going Private also offers pointers on structuring the transaction, drawing up the proxy statement, and defining the roles of the independent directors, attorneys and financial advisers involved. In addition, it analyzes the fairness rule and burden shifting, state anti-takeover legislation, leveraged buyouts, shareholder reliance on fairness opinions provided to the board of directors by financial advisers, squeeze-outs, restructurings, the concept of the "level playing field," the duty of loyalty owed by directors to shareholders of a corporation, applicability of the business judgment rule when the board of directors resists a hostile bid for control, an overview of the SEC's "Regulation M-A Release," and the impact of recent court decisions.



Executive Compensation
written and edited by Michael S. Sirkin and Lawrence K. Cagney

Among the topics covered in Executive Compensation are: the latest tax laws and securities law requirements; ERISA obligations; negative covenants; equity-based compensation payable in stock; employment agreements provisions; other cash incentive compensation; deferred compensation funding mechanisms; change of control arrangements; taxation of fringe benefits; compensation and benefits of directors; disclosure of public companies; compensation for exempt organizations; planning for severance and/or changes in control; foreign employees; using life insurance in executive compensation packages; new SEC rules under Section 16(b); nondiscrimination policies for fringe benefits; and much more.



Executives Stock Options
Herbert Kraus

Executive Stock Options and Stock Appreciation Rights is designed to assist corporate enterprises in the design and establishment of programs for granting stock options. It brings you the facts on such vital topics as the different types of stock options available, including non-qualified stock options and incentive stock options; features such as stock appreciation rights; advantages and disadvantages both from the point of view of the company and the optionee; what SEC disclosure and registration rules require; liabilities you may face under Section 16(b), including the modified Rule 16(b)-3; stock option repricing; Section 423 stock purchase plans, with in-depth discussion of the applicable requirements of federal tax law, state blue sky laws, and federal securities law; new developments regarding Opinion 25 of the Accounting Principles Board; IRS rulings affecting gifts of compensatory stock options; self-repricing "look-back" options; federal tax implications of dividing employee stock options in marital property settlements; and granting of stock options to dual or "leased" employees.



Negotiated Acquisitions of Companies, Subsidiaries and Divisions
Lou R. Kling and Eileen Nugent

Negotiated Acquisitions of Companies, Subsidiaries and Divisions is divided into several parts: planning transactions and advising boards; general and special provisions of the acquisitions agreement; and special topics, such as LBOs and troubled companies. You'll find everything from basic corporate, tax and accounting considerations to detailed analysis of representations, warranties, covenants and closing conditions. Novices as well as experienced practitioners will benefit from mergers of equals; cash election mergers; fairness opinions; special committees of disinterested directors; and much more.



Negotiating & Drafting Contract Boilerplate
Tina L. Stark

Negotiating and Drafting Contract Boilerplate educates lawyers and business professionals about the underlying rationale and importance of boilerplate language. Each chapter tackles a different contractual provision, over 20 in all, and analyzes why it is important, what the key legal and business issues are, what is negotiable and what is not, and how best to draft the provision to suit a particular transaction. This remarkable book will give you a competitive edge -and a new understanding and appreciation of language you've seen countless times.



Partnerships, Joint Venture and Strategic Alliances Revised Edition
Craig M. Wasserman and Stephen I. Glover

There are few, if any, major corporations that do not engage in some level of partnership, joint venture and strategic alliance activity. Partnerships, Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances will help you dissect any proposed transaction, spot the issues that need to be addressed, and achieve a successful outcome. Discussions include: building a successful partnership, joint venture and strategic alliance; choice of entity considerations; fiduciary duties; tax and regulatory issues; and the role of lawyers. Leading experts offer their best strategies for negotiating joint ventures and alliances.



Private Equity Funds: Business Structure and Operations
James M. Schell

Every year, investors pour billions of dollars into private equity limited partnerships. Until now, details about the organization and administration of these funds were difficult to come by. Private Equity Funds: Business Structure and Operations, is the first practical guide that gives attorneys, investment professionals, tax practitioners and corporate lawyers the tools and authoritative guidance they need to handle any aspect of a private investment fund. It covers a wide range of important issues such as the key economic differences between various types of funds; structuring the private equity fund to meet economic expectations and investment goals; nailing down maximum tax benefits for the sponsor of the fund; duties of the fund's General Partner and Investment Advisor; the major regulatory issues affecting the private equity fund; and much more. No matter which aspect of private equity funds you deal with, this is a reference book you will want close at hand.



Privatizing Governmental Functions
Edited by Deborah S Ballati

Privatizing Governmental Functions is the first work to provide both a broad conceptual framework and detailed, practical guidance for handling any legal issue in the fast-growing field of privatization. This essential book from a team of leading experts is the single source to turn to for the legal and practical techniques involved, both generally and in specific industries.

You'll find detailed discussion and analysis of the procurement process and its political setting; strategies for contractors; and financing issues. Individual chapters are devoted to such areas as public housing, correctional facilities, waste disposal, telecommunications, public housing, military support, public land and amenities, healthcare, schools, and surface transportation. Whether you are an attorney, contractor, government official, consultant, or scholar, this unique, comprehensive treatment will help you structure pragmatic solutions for virtually any situation.



Start-Up & Emerging Companies: Planning, Financing and Operating the Successful Business, With Forms on Disk
edited and co-authored by Gregory C. Smith and Contributing Experts

Here's all the information you need to provide sound advice on a new enterprise from set-up to financing to getting the company up and running at a profit. You'll find extensive coverage of significant issues, such as the venture financing process; corporate, securities and tax laws; the interplay between business and legal considerations; limited liability companies; strategic alliances; employee benefit plans; stock options; contracts; and accounting procedures. You'll also read about recent developments in Internet law and electronic commerce, including the application of securities laws to public offerings on the Web.



Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments
Daniel W. Hindert / Joseph J. Dehner / Patrick J. Hindert

Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments features a full discussion of "Structured Settlement Factoring Transactions," with an analysis of Internal Revenue Code Section 5891-Victims of Terrorism Tax Relief Act-and its effect on reinforcing and expanding structured settlements. This statute has an impact on all structured settlements past and future. It provides claimants and their attorneys with definitions, procedures, guidelines and some protection under the Internal Revenue Code to help involved parties to transfer structured settlement payment rights following settlement.



Takeovers & Freezeouts
Martin Lipton and Erica H. Steinberger

Takeovers & Freezeouts addresses important developments concerning standards of conduct for board members, reducing vulnerability to hostile takeovers, specific responses to overtures and takeover bids, proxy fights and institutional activism, pre-merger notification under Hart-Scott Rodino, state regulation of tender offers, tax, accounting and ERISA considerations, antitrust considerations, and takeovers and mergers in the banking industry.



White Collar Crime: Business and Regulatory Offenses
edited by Otto G. Obermaier and Robert G. Morvillo

For expert guidance you can rely on, turn to White Collar Crime: Business and Regulatory Offenses. In a single volume, Otto G. Obermaier and Robert G. Morvillo have gathered a prestigious group of authors to counsel you on: criminal tax cases; securities fraud; RICO; computer crime; mail and wire fraud; banking crimes; forfeiture; criminal antitrust actions; bribery and extortion; conspiracy; entrapment and government overreaching; government contract fraud; grand jury practice; perjury and false declarations; general principles governing the criminal liability of corporations, their employees and officers.


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Environemental Law

Environmental Enforcement: Civil and Criminal
Daniel Riesel

Environmental Enforcement: Civil & Criminal, by one of the nation’s first environmental prosecutors, offers a detailed guide to environmental enforcement and the legal and practical problems that can arise. Environmental Enforcement: Civil and Criminal explains the dangers of civil and criminal enforcement efforts to members of the regulated community and sets out in the procedures to follow to minimize exposure.

Topics include: how to conduct an environmental self-audit; civil investigatory procedures in environmental law; civil enforcement under the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Air Act, the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to- Know Act (EPCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). You’ll also find analysis of “government guidance documents”; contribution suits between “potentially responsible parties”; penalties and penalty policies; preliminary injunctions; citizen suits, defenses and awarding of attorney fees; the criminal process; the Department of Justice’s guidelines for pursuing criminal charges against corporations; criminal representation and defense; and audits to ensure compliance.



Environmental Law Lexicon #00618
Nicholas A. Robinson

Environmental Law Lexicon, a unique quick-reference guide — prepared specifically for lawyers — helps you understand the most frequently encountered scientific terminology concerning the environment, ecology and many other scientific disciplines, and the specific legal meanings that these terms have acquired through their use in laws, regulations and judicial decisions.

The Environmental Law Lexicon will alert you to those expressions that have become terms of art and enable you to deal with risk assessments; pre-manufacture notices for chemicals; remediation investigations and feasibility studies for hazardous waste sites; aquifer mappings; species habitat delineations; wetlands mitigation conditions; state and local environmental impact assessment; open space and landscape conservation; and a host of measures required by federal and state laws and regulations.



Environmental Regulation of Real Property
Nicholas A. Robinson

Environmental Regulation of Real Property enables you to anticipate and solve a wide range of environmental law problems - hazardous waste clean-up liability, coastal zone and wetlands management, including wetlands restoration and enhancement, and the regulation of land to control air and water quality. Areas of law covered include constitutional law, real estate law, litigation, and even corporate transactions.

Environmental Regulation of Real Property explains what types of state and local laws and regulations you should be on the lookout for - as well as the common law tort standards you should anticipate. It also includes guidance, complete with forms and checklists, on how to conduct due diligence reviews and environmental audits.


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Insurance Coverage Dispute
John H. Mathias, Jr. / John D. Shugrue / Thomas A. Marrinson

The authors explain all aspects of litigating insurance coverage disputes in detail, including the varieties of policies and coverage, obligations of policyholders and insurers, and the nuts and bolts of proving or disproving coverage, from pretrial motions through settlement. Topics covered include case management, venue, parties, justiciability, discovery disputes and privileged documents, insurance policy interpretation and construction, bad faith and extra-contractual claims, and trial of an insurance coverage dispute.


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Intellectual Property

A Criminal Waste of Time
William W. Bedsworth 

What do the intellectual property rights of a talking chihuahua, the legal (and practical) risks of smuggling monkeys in one's underwear and the plagiarism of a musical selection consisting of 4 and a half minutes of silence all have in common?  

They're just a few of the recent cases given a second look in this new book from award-winning columnist Justice William Bedsworth.   With over 17 years on the bench, this California Appellate Court Judge (4th District) has seen it all, and this collection of more than 30 of his favorite columns is sure to convince you that truth really can be stranger than fiction.



Intellectual Property Law: Commercial, Creative and Industrial Property
Jay Dratler, Jr.

This two-volume treatise discusses all the major fields of intellectual property: patents, trade secrets, copyright, technological protection of copyrighted works under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, semiconductor chip protection, import exclusion, database protection, software protection, Web publishing, trademarks, trade dress, Internet domain names, parallel imports and "gray goods," and unfair competition. Intellectual Property Law also discusses the TRIP Agreement and other international conventions and compares the basic principles of U.S. law with those of Asian and European law.



Intellectual Property Law: Damages and Remedies
Terence P. Ross

Intellectual Property Law: Damages and Remedies addresses two crucial concerns of intellectual property owners -- how to recover monetary compensation when an infringement has occurred, and how to prevent further infringement. Filled with useful citations, this unique work explains how compensation and remedies are determined in every scenario, including infringement on the Internet. You'll read about ex parte seizures and stopping infringing goods at the border; provisional rights remedies for patent owners; injunctive relief; monetary damages; punitive and statutory enhanced damages; attorneys' fees and costs; and more. This is the first and only book that covers all the issues that arise once liability for infringement has been established.



Intellectual Property and Computer Crimes
Peter J. Toren

This timely treatise explains the laws that criminalize violations of intellectual property rights and unauthorized computer access - and how they may affect your practice. Intellectual Property and Computer Crimes examines criminal infringement, the expanded scope of computer hacking laws, and the important legal issues that arise when these crimes are prosecuted.


Intellectual Property Law Dictionary
Rachel Gader-Shafran, Board of Editors, Contributors

Designed for lawyers, law students, professors, and anyone who works closely with intellectual property issues, The Intellectual Property Law Dictionary contains four sections explaining the meaning and legal background of terms used in copyright, trademark, patent, and trade dress, both in the U.S. and internationally. More than just a dictionary, it provides detailed citations to source materials with every definition. You'll also find an "Overview of Intellectual Property" explaining the essentials of each type of intellectual property and appendices offering concise histories of the law of copyright, patents, trademark and trade dress.



Intellectual Property Licensing: Forms and Analysis
Richard Raysman / Edward A. Pisacreta / Kenneth A. Adler / Seth H. Ostrow

The book presents the working documents you need, along with the guidance to put them to use. The dozens of helpfully annotated forms and agreements in the book include: copyright, trademark and patent agreements; work-for-hire agreements; non-disclosure, non-compete and exit interview agreements; privacy/publicity releases and celebrity endorsement agreements; merchandising agreements; software development, distribution and licensing agreements; music agreements; dramatic performance licensing agreements; and sample corporate copyright and trade secret policies. The authors devote separate, detailed chapters to product and media-specific licensing transactions, with useful negotiating considerations and discussion of the substantive legal background. This new reference is an invaluable starting point for any licensing transaction.



Licensing of Intellectual Property
Jay Dratler, Jr.

The definitive treatise on the law of licensing, Licensing of Intellectual Property answers such questions as which licensing provisions are best for transactions presenting high litigation risk; how to reduce the risk of disputes when drafting royalty and other licensing provisions; when licensees have standing to sue infringers (and their licensors); what types of licensing restrictions may violate the antitrust laws or constitute misuse of intellectual property; and when trade secret provisions are appropriate in patent and copyright cases.



Telemedicine and E-Health Law
Lynn D. Fleisher & James C. Dechene

The use of the Internet and high-tech communications in health care has led to new approaches to medical treatment - and to challenging new legal questions. Telemedicine and E-Health Law has the answers that health care providers, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, insurers, and their legal counsel need in the online era. Its comprehensive scope includes everything from the licensing requirements for physicians who provide medical services electronically across state lines to the privacy issues raised by the sharing of electronic medical records (EMRs) across computer networks.



The Intellectual Property Law Dictionary
Rachel Gader-Shafran, Board of Editors, Contributors

Designed for lawyers, law students, professors, and anyone who works closely with intellectual property issues, The Intellectual Property Law Dictionary contains four sections explaining the meaning and legal background of terms used in copyright, trademark, patent, and trade dress, both in the U.S. and internationally. More than just a dictionary, it provides detailed citations to source materials with every definition. You'll also find an “Overview of Intellectual Property,” explaining the essentials of each type of intellectual property, and appendices offering concise histories of the law of copyright, patents, trademark and trade dress.


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Internet & Technology

Computer Law: Drafting and Negotiating Forms and Agreements, With Forms on Disk
by Richard Raysman and Peter Brown

Computer Law includes an overview of computer technology, featuring a unique computer law glossary, and keeps you up to date on the latest legislative developments and significant Supreme Court decisions. This two-volume desk set comes complete with a CD-ROM containing all the forms discussed in the text. You'll be able to draft high-quality legal documents with less work and in less time than ever before.



Cyberlaw: Intellectual Property in the Digital Millennium
Jay Dratler, Jr.

This book explains the anti-circumvention and anti-trafficking rules of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Act's provisions for protecting copyright management information, and its attempts to reduce Internet service providers' exposure to primary and secondary liability for copyright infringement. It parses the anti-trafficking rules into its various elements and discusses in detail how each applies to such “noncopyright locks” as garage-door openers and aftermarket-protection devices. The book also explains how these rules derived from the emerging “federal common law” of copyright and how, in some cases, the still developing federal common law may make resort to these rules unnecessary.



Doing Business On The Internet: Forms and Analysis, With Forms on Disk
Julian S. Millstein, Jeffrey D. Neuburger & Jeffrey P. Weingart

With over 65 forms and checklists from actual Internet deals and transactions, Doing Business on the Internet: Forms and Analysis is a hands-on guide to the law of Internet commerce. Whether you are a novice or a “Webmaster,” it provides you with both practical guidance you can immediately put to use and the legal underpinnings you need to do business online. From registering and protecting your domain name, to contracting for Internet and Web site services, to patent, trademark and copyright issues, Doing Business on the Internet: Forms and Analysis shows you how to adapt your business plans and strategies to evolving legal requirements. You'll read about: licensing of Internet content; enforceability of online contracts; domestic and foreign tax treatment of Internet transactions; international obligations involved in doing business online; patentability of business methods; precedents in trademark infringement; drafting a privacy policy; and other important areas - all buttressed by state-of-the-art model agreements.



Emerging Technologies and the Law: Forms and Analysis
Richard Raysman, Peter Brown, Jeffrey D. Neuburger & William E. Bandon, III

Formerly published as Multimedia Law: Forms and Analysis, this revised edition addresses the many legal issues presented by complex cross-technology transactions. It features over 60 ready-to-use forms on CD-ROM that eliminate guesswork and lead you through every critical step in structuring different kinds of agreements. You'll find clear explanations of the technological and legal issues involved; an overview of patent law as it applies to emerging technologies; checklists of important factors to consider before beginning a complex cross-technology transaction; and more.



Internet Law & Strategy (Newsletter)
Editor-in-Chief  Samuel Fineman

This pioneering newsletter is the best single source of news, advice and analysis for lawyers and their clients who are involved with the Internet. Internet Law & Strategy looks beyond the hype and fluff to bring you reviews of the best Web sites and practical pointers of genuine value. Each issue combines the expertise of Internet specialists and the experience of practicing attorneys to make sense of the mountains of data available on the Web. It brings you the latest on doing legal research online, managing and marketing your law practice, and communicating with other attorneys and clients. You'll find out how lawyers are putting new technology to use and how they are coping with complex new problems. You'll also get up-to-date reports on the law of the Internet and how it may affect your practice.

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LJN's Legal Tech Newsletter
Editor-in-Chief, Adam J. Schlagman

How can your law office run more smoothly -and more profitably? How can you find your way around the Internet- and market successfully on it? How can you keep your network secure? Should your firm outsource its information management? What is the latest software available for demonstrative evidence? What do you need to know about e-mail and discovery? What are the pitfalls of software piracy? What are the key steps in negotiating with computer vendors?

Will your firm benefit from legal expert systems? Desktop publishing? Automated cost recovery systems? Find out in LJN's Legal Tech Newsletter, the authoritative monthly newsletter that offers you objective evaluations and recommendations of systems and equipment. In feature articles and in regular sections like ""Practice Tips,"" ""Product Reviews,"" ""Applied Technology,"" ""What Law Firms Are Using,"" ""Bits and Bytes"" and ""Browsing the Web,"" you'll find out what's working in law firms like yours - and perhaps more important, what's not.

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Representing High Tech Companies
Gary M. Lawrence and Carl Baranowski

You'll find out about financing and documenting joint ventures and early-stage strategic partnerships; devising workable non-disclosure agreements; managing an intellectual property portfolio; minimizing litigation risk for public technology companies; designing employment contracts and benefit plans in a highly competitive industry; handling securities laws, import/export controls, and other aspects of the regulatory scheme; and much more. Featuring forms, checklists, and a remarkable high-tech glossary of industry terms, phrases, and acronyms, Representing High-Tech Companies will quickly become your favorite legal reference for solving problems in this area.



The Internet and Dispute Resolution: Untangling the Web #00671
Norman Solovay & Cynthia Reed

This book explains how alternative dispute resolution first moved online, how it evolved, and how ODR is now being applied. You'll find out about the different types of ODR methods and how to incorporate them into your own practice. You'll also benefit from a helpful survey of ODR providers around the U.S. and internationally. The authors bring you in-depth discussion of the legal issues raised by this trend, including: questions involving jurisdiction; conflicts of law; e-commerce regulations; privacy; consumer protection; and security. This complete treatment of ODR is both an excellent introduction to this increasingly popular technique and a useful manual for practitioners.


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Law Office Management

Law Firm Partnership Agreements
Leslie D. Corwin and Arthur J. Ciampi

Law Firm Partnership Agreements tackles the key "life events" of a law firm partnership - formation, compensation, partner departures, partner admissions, retirement, death, disability, dissolution, termination of the partnership, mergers & acquisitions, and much more. You'll find discussion of partnership classification, firm management, ethical obligations when there are changes in firm membership, and other issues that can have a huge impact on the conduct of your practice. You'll get insightful analysis of everything from the fiduciary duty owed by firm members to one another to "eat what you kill" compensation arrangements.



Law Firm Partnership & Benefits Report
Editor-in-Chief, Silvia L. Coulter

Decision-makers and policy-setters at law firms, from managing partners to firm administrators to human resource executives, need a broad range of specialized information - the kind of information you'll find in this valuable newsletter. Every issue will bring useful, informative articles covering issues like compensation for partners, associates and staff; essential provisions in partnership agreements; financing your firm's growth; developments on the malpractice front; how to deal with health care needs -and costs; sexual harassment and employment discrimination; associate training; lateral partners; funding pension plans; compliance with the ADA, ERISA, the IRC; what other firms are doing; and rulings affecting partners, employees, and clients.

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Marketing the Law Firm: Business Development Techniques
Sally J. Schmidt

Marketing the Law Firm: Business Development Techniques shows you how to use advertising as a marketing tool, for both corporate and consumer practices. It brings you the findings of the latest surveys on law firm advertising, marketing materials, Web site use by clients and law firm growth issues. It also features detailed coverage of how to measure the return on investment of various marketing activities.



Marketing the Law Firm (Newsletter)
Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Anne Tursi

How can you increase your business? Find out in Marketing for Law Firm, the monthly report that shows you the most sophisticated, most effective strategies your colleagues are using today. You'll read articles on subjects such as: ten ways not to market your practice; seven principles for dealing with the press; co-sponsoring seminars -how small firms can benefit from strategic alliances; making the most of hot cases and hot lawyers; the myths about client surveys; running a marketing department; finding your firm's next hot practice area; using automated marketing databases; developing an effective referral network; renewing business relationships with former clients; developing potential rainmakers. and more. Regular


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Courtroom Psychology and Trial Advocacy
Richard C. Waites, J.D., Ph.D

Courtroom Psychology and Trial Advocacy is a comprehensive look at how courtroom decision makers make their decisions on specific issues. It explains the research methods used to study their likely decisions in individual cases and how to apply this new understanding to every aspect of trial advocacy, from jury selection through closing argument. This innovative guide differs from current trial advocacy primers by offering the most advanced information available about persuasion psychology in the courtroom and by translating this information into practical suggestions you can use effectively. In addition to the author's recommendations, you'll find helpful tips from some of the nation's most experienced and successful trial judges and trial partners in major law firms.



Health Care Fraud: Enforcement and Compliance
Robert Fabrikant / Paul E. Kalb, M.D./ Mark D. Hopson / Pamela H. Bucy

Health Care Fraud is the most complete, essential and up-to-date guide to a rapidly growing, multi-disciplinary field - required reading for criminal and civil lawyers, law enforcement officials, health care providers, and anyone interested in the health care industry. Health Care Fraud contains analysis and advice that can prevent career-ending mistakes. You'll find the latest anti-fraud initiatives from Congress, state legislatures, enforcement agencies and the private bar; criminal law and procedures that health care lawyers cannot afford to ignore; and point-by-point analysis of the key decisions, laws and regulations.



Hospital Liability
James Walker Smith

Hospital Liability investigates issues such as HMO liability for medical malpractice; nonmedical liability; liability for negligent ambulance service; which states permit recovery for the wrongful death of a fetus; informed consent and damages for both disclosed and undisclosed complications; standards for alternative methods of blood conservation and use; punitive damages; reporting and evidence preservation requirements in child abuse and sexual assault cases; pregnancy-related actions; liability in the areas of blood services, bacterial infections, anesthesia, radiology, surgery, autopsy, and donation; circumstances under which a hospital can be liable for the acts of a private physician; the degree to which the hospital owes an independent duty of care to the patient; hospital antitrust liability; and the "right to die," including a discussion of decision-making tools such as "living wills" and durable powers of attorney; liability insurance; and tort reform.



Employment Litigiation #00669
Mary A. Gambardella

Employment Litigation provides complete procedural guidance to the booming field of employment law. Whether you represent employers or employees, you'll save avoid unpleasant surprises, and gain the upper hand at every stage of your case. Coverage includes a step-by-step examination of agency and court proceedings on both the federal and state level, as well as tactical considerations for settlement negotiations. Filled with helpful insights, it also provides sample documents for every situation -- complaints, responses, motions, discovery requests, jury instructions, settlement agreements, and more.



Federal Tax Litigation
Susan A. Berson

Federal Tax Litigation, written by a former litigator for the Tax Division of the Justice Department, offers an insider's perspective on the legal questions and the practical considerations involved in handling a federal tax controversy from start to finish -- audit, appeal, problems resolution office, collection, and subsequent judicial proceedings --all in light of the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998.


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