Blogs & Social Media Sites

Blogs

  • Blockchain and Financial Services Blog

    The Blockchain and Financial Services Blog offers the latest information on banking development and litigation trends. Topics range from commercial and consumer lending through bankruptcy, lender liability defense, and the Dodd-Frank Act through Regulations JJ.

  • Small Banks and FinTech: an Opportunity?

    Earlier this year BB&T and SunTrust announced a merger that if completed will create the sixth largest bank in the United States.[1] The press release announcing that merger includes the assertion that “Enhanced scale and financial strength will accelerate investment in transformative technology to embrace disruption . . ..” Read More ›

    HR 171: Kentucky’s First Step Towards a Sustainable and Innovative Blockchain Market

    For anyone who has been paying attention to the recent cryptocurrency craze globally and the growing industry buzz around its underlying technology, it is apparent that blockchain technologies may become the future: the future of online transactions, securing data, supply chains, internal operations and many more. Read More ›

    Admit and Legislators Acknowledge That Real Estate Professionals Are Human and Need Protection From Harmless Errors

    Ohio and other states where Frost Brown Todd has offices have long had witness and/or notary requirements for the execution of mortgages. Ohio Revised Code Section 5301.01 provides that a “mortgage . . . shall be signed by the . . . mortgagor. . . . The signing shall be acknowledged by the . . . mortgagor . . . before a . . . notary public . . . who shall certify the acknowledgment and subscribe [his or her] name to the certificate of the acknowledgment.” Bankruptcy trustees often try to use their “strong arm” powers[1] to defeat recorded mortgages in order to remove the lien from property of the bankruptcy estate, if the recorded mortgage was defectively executed under state law (in the alternative, the bankruptcy trustee can preserve the lien for the benefit of the bankruptcy estate).

    [1]   Bankruptcy trustees so-called strong arm powers include their avoidance powers: the right to avoid competing parties’ interests by acting as if the trustee was a judicial lien creditor, an execution creditor, or a bona fide purchaser. See 11 U.S.C. Section 544. A Chapter 11 Debtor-in-possession can also exercise the strong arm powers. Read More ›

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  • Domain Name Enforcement Post-GDPR

    Confusing domain name enforcement post-GDPR

    The practical effect of the GDPR in connection with domain name enforcement can leave (and should leave) even the staunchest supporters of data privacy rights scratching their heads. Read More ›

    California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) FAQ

    CCPA FAQ

    Download our CCPA FAQ to see the answers to what others like you are asking. Read More ›

    HR 171: Kentucky’s First Step Towards a Sustainable and Innovative Blockchain Market

    For anyone who has been paying attention to the recent cryptocurrency craze globally and the growing industry buzz around its underlying technology, it is apparent that blockchain technologies may become the future: the future of online transactions, securing data, supply chains, internal operations and many more. Read More ›

  • Health Law Matters

    A blog about relevant legal perspectives for the health care industry.

  • Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) for Drug Development

    Prescription Drugs and a piggy bank on a scale

    As a result of huge costs and pricing pressures, many drug development players are now participating in public-private partnerships (PPP) to share the costs of drug development efforts. Read More ›

  • International Services Group

    The International Services Group Blog is a resource for business leaders within the international commerce industry. Frost Brown Todd's international lawyers discuss the latest challenges for international trade and regulation, as well as solutions for those challenges.

  • Section 301 Tariffs on Chinese Products and Retaliatory Tariffs by China on U.S. Goods

    Starting on July 6, 2018, the Trump administration has imposed a 25 percent ad valorem tariff on certain Chinese machinery and high-tech imports following an investigation pursuant to section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (the “Section 301 Tariffs”). The United States Trade Representative (the “USTR”) has determined, as a result of that investigation, that China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation are (i) unreasonable or discriminatory, and (ii) burden or restrict U.S. commerce. Read More ›

    Section 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Imports

    Starting on June 1, 2018, the Trump Administration has imposed a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports into the U.S. from all countries, except Argentina, Australia, Brazil, and South Korea. The exemption was granted to these four countries, as they agreed to quotas that prohibit any imports into the U.S. above certain specified levels.  Read More ›

    Exemptions and Exclusions to the New Steel Tariff

    Country-Based Exemptions

    Earlier this month, Frost Brown Todd LLC published a legal update regarding the new 25 percent tariff on imported steel products, which went into effect on March 23, 2018. Under the original form of the presidential proclamation issued on March 8, 2018, the steel tariff would have applied to the importation of steel materials from any country except for Canada and Mexico. However, on March 22, 2018, President Trump  amended the proclamation by adding four more countries and one union to the country-wide exemption list. As a result, until May 1, 2018, the steel tariffs will not apply to imports from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, the European Union, Mexico, and South Korea. Read More ›

  • Tax Law Defined® Blog

    Frost Brown Todd’s (FBT’s) tax-related blog serves as a practical resource on all things tax – from federal, state and local taxes to more nuanced areas like LLCs, succession planning, employee benefits, estates, incentives and regulated industries taxes. Our authors cover topics pertaining to corporations, employers, individuals, family-owned businesses, as well as those working in regulated industries, such as manufacturing, logistics, alcohol, tobacco and equine, that are subject to specific tax laws.

  • Unitary is Alive and Kicking in The Commonwealth

    As a part of the generational legislation on Kentucky tax passed last April via 2018 HB 486, the General Assembly for the first time in history enacted formal, mandatory unitary combined reporting (MUCR) as a required method of compliance for purposes of the Kentucky corporation income tax. Read More ›

    Section 1202 Qualification Checklist and Planning Pointers

    We recently published four articles discussing the potential benefits of holding and selling Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS) under IRC § 1202 and diving into the complicated qualification rules. Based on the volume of responses to those articles, we felt that a basic checklist of qualification requirements would help business owners and tax professionals considering structuring or restructuring a business to take advantage of IRC § 1202, or trying to confirm whether their stock is QSBS. Read More ›

    Planning Beyond the Buy-Sell – Ownership Structure Considerations for Closely Held Business Owners

    Planning Beyond the Buy-Sell – Ownership Structure Considerations for Closely Held Business Owners

    Most closely held business owners recognize that a properly drafted and current buy-sell agreement is an important document that addresses what happens to an owner’s interest in the company in the event of divorce, disability, or death.  What is not commonly known is that how owners hold their respective interests in the company also requires close consideration.  Read More ›

    Social Media Sites


    Facebook
    Facebook is a social networking website intended to connect friends, family, and business associates. It is the largest of the networking sites.


    Twitter
    Twitter is a website, owned and operated by Twitter Inc., which offers a social networking and microblogging service, enabling its users to send and read messages called tweets.


    LinkedIn
    LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site. Founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking.

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