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Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Issues Rule Banning Noncompete Agreements

June 13, 2024

By: Bryan J. O’Neill FTC Bans Noncompete Agreements On April 23, 2024, by a 3-2 vote, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a final rule banning most noncompete agreements (the “Rule”). In sum, the Rule provides that it is an […]


Corporate Transparency Act

March 19, 2024

By: Eric J. Derbes The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) was enacted by Congress on January 1, 2021, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. The CTA establishes a beneficial ownership reporting requirement for corporations, limited liability companies, and other […]


Should I leave a child out my will?

January 25, 2023

By: Beau P. Sagona If a parent dies without a will, the parent’s estate is divided equally between the parent’s children. This may not be what the parent wants. Perhaps some of the children are more attentive while others are […]


Care with Confidentiality Clauses

October 22, 2021

By Albert J. Derbes, IV Parties to a contract too often sign without a careful review of the miscellaneous, or boilerplate, clauses at the end of the document.  One of the most problematic instances concerns confidentiality clauses in contracts. A […]


When Should a Will Include a Trust

October 12, 2021

By: Beau P. Sagona, Esq. A Last Will and Testament commonly addresses three items: Who inherits the decedent’s property; Who handles the decedent’s estate; and Who will raise the minor children if both parents are deceased. A fourth item to […]


Making Sense of the Various Types of Bankruptcy

September 12, 2021

By: Frederick L. Bunol  You may have heard references to different types of bankruptcy, such as “Chapter 7” or “Chapter 13”, and wonder what those terms mean.  Below is a short summary of the various bankruptcy chapters. The Bankruptcy Code […]